Creston wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 13:38:
it's a ridiculously unfair comparison. Skyrim came out in 2011 and had to run on the shitty Xbox 360 and the even shittier PS3. Witcher 3 came out in 2015 and had to run on the PS4/Xbone. It's a night and day difference.
What`s this, a reasonable post in a TES/FO thread? Somebody pinch me.
Yep, this Beth-hate narrative is one of the trendiest trends in modern gaming and also one of the most unfair and unreasonable ones.
As it is I could probably fill a book dissecting it, but in short, well, it`s just goddamn ridiculous. People will go to incredible lengths to "prove" how crap their games are, however all they`re doing is, at best, miss the point and at worst show total ignorance of basic game design.
The only real (as in important) flaw in some of their open worlds is the difficulty balancing. However, if you think about it you`ll realize how incredibly tricky it is to pull off without closing up the game world.
The rest of accusations is either blown out of proportion or entirely made up (I once heard somebody state that Oblivion was an "ugly" game. Fancy that.) No, seriously - gimme any example you like and I`m sure I`ll be able to deal with it quite easily.
That`s because people seem to forget there is no other game like it and there`s no other game like it because it`s so tricky to pull off. No other first-person
CRPG that will let you roam a true open world
and be whatever you wanna be: a werewolf, spellcasting rogue, crazed barbarian or evil knight. No other game will let you adopt children and build goddamn settlements then raid other settlements with allied army. Or collect a hundred spoons and arrange them on a beach to write a message to your gf*
And finally, no other game engine is so incredibly flexible to allow for such unprecedented customization. Yeah, stick that in your "they release broken games for modders to fix it" BS pipe.
That`s it: other devs make games, Bethsoft builds worlds. I like a Witcher, a Risen or a Gothic, but these are in a different league. If this kinda league - more linear and story-driven - is your thing, then fine. Different strokes and all that. But if you wanna single combat about it, then best bring your AAArgument, else it might not be a pretty sight