Skyrim's Dawnguard DLC now available

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Skyrim's first extension, Dawnguard, is now available for download on the Xbox 360 only. It will be available on the PS3 and the PC at a later date. Have you tried it yet? If you have, tell us what you think!





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pretty much no one got into in the beta :( http://www.gamespot.com/news/skyrim-dawnguard-beta-keys-given-to-under-1-percent-of-applicants-6382139
 

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I've got it, and gone through the main quest in probably around 5 hours (10 hours indeed, psssh!)...
Erm... plenty new stuff! Dragon weapons, crafting arrows, crossbows, new enemies, shouts... all useful! It's just.... the main quest was a bit dull! Aside from the two bases, the only big new area was the Soul Cairn, pretty but empty..... and the quests involved a fair bit of 'finding xxx items in xxx room' Also the Vampire Lord transformation is slow, and once transformed feels clunky to attack, and floaty to control.

I'm a bit disappointed really.... Sure the extras for the real game are great (the crossbow is fantastic, even more fun whilst riding your horse), and yeah the quest in all honesty isn't as bad as I'm saying there, but 1600pts? 1200pts and I'd be well happy, 1600 is a wee bit too pricey.... feel a bit ripped off lol! ...Probably be worse for PS3 players, I can half see them trying to flog it to them for £15!
Not exactly up there with Shivering Isles for an expansion then - a bit pricey, but if you're still happy trudging through main course Skyrim the extras will be more than welcome!
Muffy rating.... ooooh....7/10??
 
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Question. Will this dlc break any progress I have in my skyrim file? Will I have to beat the main story to access the new stuff? I haven't beaten the main story yet.... (I've also never played any Elder Scrolls game with DLC.)
 

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Question. Will this dlc break any progress I have in my skyrim file? Will I have to beat the main story to access the new stuff? I haven't beaten the main story yet.... (I've also never played any Elder Scrolls game with DLC.)

No... it's rather like joining up with one of the factions: in this case the guards will tell you about it but otherwise you could quite happily play your normal game... in fact it might help if say you're an archer - crafting your arrows is a great addition!
 

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Question. Will this dlc break any progress I have in my skyrim file? Will I have to beat the main story to access the new stuff? I haven't beaten the main story yet.... (I've also never played any Elder Scrolls game with DLC.)

No... it's rather like joining up with one of the factions: in this case the guards will tell you about it but otherwise you could quite happily play your normal game... in fact it might help if say you're an archer - crafting your arrows is a great addition!
Oh ok. So this dlc is adding more to do basically, right? You can still freely do anything you want?
 

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Question. Will this dlc break any progress I have in my skyrim file? Will I have to beat the main story to access the new stuff? I haven't beaten the main story yet.... (I've also never played any Elder Scrolls game with DLC.)

No... it's rather like joining up with one of the factions: in this case the guards will tell you about it but otherwise you could quite happily play your normal game... in fact it might help if say you're an archer - crafting your arrows is a great addition!
Oh ok. So this dlc is adding more to do basically, right? You can still freely do anything you want?

Yes of course.
 

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I'm getting so sick and tired of game companies punishing me for having a PS3, but giving Xbox 360 owners these 30+ day timed exclusives for their dlc content. First it was Call of Duty, now Bethesda is doing it. I just don't get the incentive of giving part of your fanbase the middle finger, especially when you know these games have already sold well and they don't need Microsoft's money. Its just so freaking annoying! >_
 
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I'm getting so sick and tired of game companies punishing me for having a PS3, but giving Xbox 360 owners these 30+ day timed exclusives for their dlc content. First it was Call of Duty, now Bethesda is doing it. I just don't get the incentive of giving part of your fanbase the middle finger, especially when you know these games have already sold well and they don't need Microsoft's money. Its just so freaking annoying! >_<

Yeah.. This isn't the first time it's happened, and forget CoD, that game sucks no matter what platform you're on, despite any DLC that's been released. This really isn't the first time Bethesda has done this to the PS3 platform, but what makes it different this time is the fact that it fucks over the PC demographic that plays the TES titles.

Personally, although I'm against it, I hope the content gets pirated like crazy because they decided to tell the PC users to screw off, that it's going to be on an inferior platform first. In my honest opinion, TES games are meant for the PC, consoles are just an afterthought. Although, the PC users did get the creation kit, which is nice I suppose.. It's really sad that there hasn't been any true ground breaking mods that add enjoyable content to the game, there's way too many tit mods.

If anyone wants to argue with me about the PC being the best platform for gaming, don't bother.. PC games get modding communities, unofficial patches for when the devs are too slow to fix things themselves, and the graphics look so much better than on a console. This extended console generation is really cementing the standard of game quality though for the time being, which in turn is holding back gaming on the PC. Also, please don't try to argue that using a keyboard and mouse for games is stupid and you don't want to do that, because you don't have to use keyboard and mouse..

My 360 pad works for a majority of modern games, and you can get it working on other titles through the use of programs like xpadder. About the only thing that I will use a keyboard and mouse for is games in the RTS genre, some RPGs, and shooters that require precision and absolute control.

You don't have to have a 5,000 USD computer to play games, it's quite easy to build a budget build for less than 1,000 USD that'll run everything that's out.. The only reason you see people throwing money at their computers for obscene upgrades is that they have other reasons for needing the specs besides gaming, or they just want it to say that they have it..
 
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i agree with most of what you said, but i'm just fine with my ps3. $1000 is still too much for a smaller screen experience. Heck, even $500 is too much.
I do kinda hope something happens that shows Bethesda that doing pointless deals with Microsoft, at the expense of other console users, is a bad business practice.
 

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I'm getting so sick and tired of game companies punishing me for having a PS3, but giving Xbox 360 owners these 30+ day timed exclusives for their dlc content. First it was Call of Duty, now Bethesda is doing it. I just don't get the incentive of giving part of your fanbase the middle finger, especially when you know these games have already sold well and they don't need Microsoft's money. Its just so freaking annoying! >_<

Yeah.. This isn't the first time it's happened, and forget CoD, that game sucks no matter what platform you're on, despite any DLC that's been released. This really isn't the first time Bethesda has done this to the PS3 platform, but what makes it different this time is the fact that it fucks over the PC demographic that plays the TES titles.

Personally, although I'm against it, I hope the content gets pirated like crazy because they decided to tell the PC users to screw off, that it's going to be on an inferior platform first. In my honest opinion, TES games are meant for the PC, consoles are just an afterthought. Although, the PC users did get the creation kit, which is nice I suppose.. It's really sad that there hasn't been any true ground breaking mods that add enjoyable content to the game, there's way too many tit mods.

If anyone wants to argue with me about the PC being the best platform for gaming, don't bother.. PC games get modding communities, unofficial patches for when the devs are too slow to fix things themselves, and the graphics look so much better than on a console. This extended console generation is really cementing the standard of game quality though for the time being, which in turn is holding back gaming on the PC. Also, please don't try to argue that using a keyboard and mouse for games is stupid and you don't want to do that, because you don't have to use keyboard and mouse..

My 360 pad works for a majority of modern games, and you can get it working on other titles through the use of programs like xpadder. About the only thing that I will use a keyboard and mouse for is games in the RTS genre, some RPGs, and shooters that require precision and absolute control.

You don't have to have a 5,000 USD computer to play games, it's quite easy to build a budget build for less than 1,000 USD that'll run everything that's out.. The only reason you see people throwing money at their computers for obscene upgrades is that they have other reasons for needing the specs besides gaming, or they just want it to say that they have it..

like in my case my custom built pc i am getting is only costing my $480 it's not breaking the bank and it runs skyrim on high/ultra settings which is more than enough.

there is no comparison between the console and pc versions, pc version will always be highly superior because of customization and mods, also not all the mods are sexually explicit stuff, there are some decent mods too which i can't wait to try out once my new pc arrives :D

Bethesda have always been that way when it comes to the ps3, they have given us buggy games and they delay content for both the fallout and elder scrolls series, it's just the way they have always been.
 
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i agree with most of what you said, but i'm just fine with my ps3. $1000 is still too much for a smaller screen experience. Heck, even $500 is too much.
I do kinda hope something happens that shows Bethesda that doing pointless deals with Microsoft, at the expense of other console users, is a bad business practice.

with today's pc's you don't have to play on a 15" pc monitor, with my setup i have a 32" sony bravia and 1080p, no where near 15" is it?

i have also heard that the dlc is very buggy and another annoying feature *spoilers* master vampires randomly come into the towns and kill all npcs even inside the shops they kill shopkeepers too! the only way i am going to play this dlc is to make all npcs in all towns essential so they don't die lol, the dragons annoy me to no end already.
 
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i agree with most of what you said, but i'm just fine with my ps3. $1000 is still too much for a smaller screen experience. Heck, even $500 is too much.
I do kinda hope something happens that shows Bethesda that doing pointless deals with Microsoft, at the expense of other console users, is a bad business practice.

with today's pc's you don't have to play on a 15" pc monitor, with my setup i have a 32" sony bravia and 1080p, no where near 15" is it?

i have also heard that the dlc is very buggy and another annoying feature *spoilers* master vampires randomly come into the towns and kill all npcs even inside the shops they kill shopkeepers too! the only way i am going to play this dlc is to make all npcs in all towns essential so they don't die lol, the dragons annoy me to no end already.
oh dang that doesn't sound good. i don't like random dragon attacks much either and i would be pissed if npcs were killed like that.
 

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oh dang that doesn't sound good. i don't like random dragon attacks much either and i would be pissed if npcs were killed like that.

no it doesn't sound good and the thing is console users are stuck with this problem until Bethesda fix it, so you are going to have to endure it or not play it at all till a fix comes.
 

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