Awesome, awesome game. Absolutely loving it, even though I've done basically the first quest and that's it.
Combat is still a little weak, but it's meatier than in Oblivion. I love the changes to Magicka (sustained spells are the shit), and really love that archery is a valid option now.
It looks absolutely gorgeous. I just set everything to Ultra then scaled down the FSAA and AF a bit. It runs smooth as silk with every draw distance set to absolutely max on my 5850, core i5-2500. Load times off my SSD are basically non-existant. I can't even read the little loading screen blurbs, because they only pop up for half a second or so.
Love the toolbags who brag that the console version is better. Yeah, enjoy your 14 foot draw distance while I'm firing arrows at monsters on the next mountain over, fellas.
Btw, for those who haven't figured it out yet, you CAN assign hotkeys to weapons, but you have to put the weapon in your favorites menu first. Cumbersome, but at least it's possible. I haven't figured out yet if and how you can hotkey a certain combination, though. So far the hotkeys seem to always equip stuff in my right hand. I can't seem to get a hotkey to draw a sword in my right hand and a heal spell in my left hand at the same time.
Oh, and the Khajit look absolutely fantastic now. As soon as I saw it, I had to play one.
NPC faces are still a bit clunky, and animations leave a bit to be desired, but all in all it's a fantastic game.
Time to do some tweaks.
This comment was edited on Nov 11, 2011, 12:34.