The BIG Skyrim Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Satangel, Jun 8, 2011.

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  3. PS3

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  1. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Latest News
    • Out for all platforms!
    • Skyrim sells 3.4 copies in 48 hours
    • Latest version: 1.3
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    • Main Questline is approximately 30 hours.
    • It's possible to play after finishing the Main Quest. (Main quest can be completed in 2 hours, the developers tested that)
    • Taverns will play a large role in getting information. Tavern fights are possible.
    • There are more ways to complete quests.
    • There are 5 major cities: Solitude, Riften, Whiterun, Windhelm and Markarth. (Windhelm being the largest.)
    • There are 8 or 9 smaller towns.
    • There are more than 130 dungeons, ranging from 15 minutes to 2 hours long.
    • There are over 100 points of interest across Skyrim.
    • The areal is approximately the size of Oblivion's Cyrodiil, but the rugged landscape makes the world bigger, as you will need to go over or around mountains to get anywhere.
    • Traps and puzzles are used to make dungeons more interesting.
    • Fish jumps out of the water, and when swimming, you can even catch fish.
    • Birds fly in the air above you.
    • Every town has it's own Economic System. If you destroy a city's means of income, they'll need to buy from another nearby city, and prices in the city will go up or some products will not be available in that city at all.
    • Butterflies will fly around flowers which can be picked for alchemical purposes.
    • The major cities are in their own cells, so to enter, a loading screen will appear. (Just like in Oblivion, don't moan)
    • There are hidden caves, hidden ships and secrets in the water. :yay:
    • There are rivers inside dungeons.
    • There is a soft level-cap at 50, but you can still level-up after this. (Highest possible level is mathematically estimated to around 75)
    • There are 3 attributes: Health, Magicka and Stamina - One of these can be increased by 10 each level.
    • You can become a Vampire.
    • There are no Classes.
    • There are no Major/Minor Skills.
    • There are no Birth Signs.
    • You can apply face-paint to your character, and there is a myriad of different types.
    • There are over 50 beards to apply to your character.
    • There are dozens of sliders for customization.
    • There are 10 playable races: Imperial, Nord, Redguard, Dark Elf (Dunmer), High Elf (Altmer), Wood Elf (Bosmer), Orc, Khajiit, Argonian and Breton.
    • There are also a few unplayable races.
    • You can still fast-travel.
    • You can buy properties.
    • You can catch diseases. :creep:
    • There will be less, but bigger (Expansion-like) DLCs compared to Fallout 3 & Oblivion.
    • Only possible to have relationships with certain NPCs - and "in some cases" marriage. Same sex marriage is possible.
    • Modding tools will again be available, just like with Oblivion
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    Racial Abilities
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    Skills and Perks
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    • Inter-changeable dual-wielding with both weapons and spells. Dual-wield any combination, even staffs!
    • Special kill animations
    • There is decapitation.
    • There is no locational damage.
    • Equipment don't have a durability, so you won't have to repair it.
    • You can apply "upgrades" to your equipment.
    • Confirmed types of armor: Chain-mail, Steel, Dwarven, Elven, Orcish, Glass, Daedric, Ebony, Dragon, Leather, Hide, Imperial.
    • Confirmed types of weapons: Iron, Steel, Dwarven, Orcish, Glass, Daedric, Ebony, Dragon.
    • When backstabbing characters from the shadows, a dagger deals significantly more damage than any other type of weapon, making it the perfect tool for an assassin.
    • Ranged combat has been improved by significantly increasing the damage bows deal, while making the draw-time longer.
    • 5 Magic Schools: Destruction, Alteration, Conjuration, Restoration & Illusion.
    • You can dual-wield similar spells to double the damage at a higher magicka consumption.
    • Light magic sticks to walls.
    • If you cast a frost spell, you'll see the effects on the enemy's skin. If using a flame thrower, the environment will catch fire for a short while and burn anything that comes into contact with it.
    • You will be able to use Dragon Shouts.One shout lets you slow down time, another lets you move stealthily close to an enemy in a mere instant and one shout will even let you summon a dragon!
    • If you kill a shop owner, their family member will inherit the shop and will be angry about you, but still give you missions, which could then improve your relation with them.
    • There are NPC Children.
    • You can hire companions to join you in your adventures.
    • You can have animal companions.
    Creatures and DRAGONS FUCK YEAH
    • Confirmed creatures: Zombies, Draughr, Skeletons, Trolls, Giants, Ice Wraiths, Giant Spiders, Dragons, Wolves, Horses, Elks, Mammoths, Saber-Toothed Cats, Dwemer Centurion Spheres, Dogs, Skeevers, Boars, Rabbits, Horkers, Glow Worms, Bees, Torch Bugs, Luna Moths, Spriggans, Mud Crabs, Bats, Foxes, Frost Atronach, Ice Golems, Salmon, Vampires.
    • You can mount horses, which are more detailed than ever before!
    • Giants herds mammoths, and travels together in packs, ignoring the player if undisturbed.
    • Dragons respawns just like other creatures.
    • There are different kinds of Dragons.
    • You can not mount & fly dragons.
    • Dragons can pick people up from the ground.
    • When dragons are critically injured, they can't fly, and will land or crash to the ground.
    • Dragons leaves scars and marks everywhere: when they crash or land on the ground and when they breath fire upon the environment, etc.
    • Jeremy Soule is again composing the music!
    • There are about 70 Voice Actors.
    • Approximately 60.000 lines of voiced dialogue.
    • Your character will shout, laugh and make combat grunts :creep:
    • In first-person, the HUD comes and goes when needed.
    • Third-person have been improved
    • Quest Markers can be turned off.
    • The Health-, Stamina- and Magicka bars is hidden when full.
    • HUD Opacity can be turned down to zero.
    • Thieves Guild (Joinable)
    • College of Winterhold (Joinable)
    • Companions (Joinable)
    • Dark Brotherhood (Joinable)
    • Riverwood Tavern Warrior Clan
    • Stormcloaks (Joinable)
    • The Shield-Brothers (?)
    • Necromancer Faction (Not Joinable)
    • The Imperial Army (Joinable)
    • Battle Born (?)
    • There are six different stages to crafting items. The first two are: Refining crude ore and Assembling materials.
    • There's 13 different types of ore, which are used for crafting.
    • In addition to alchemy ingredients there are also reagents.
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  2. Zalda

    Zalda GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 11, 2007
    wow, can't wait! really awesome, just amazing shit
  3. 4-leaf-clover

    4-leaf-clover SHSL LUCKSTER :/

    Mar 4, 2011
    That place you call ''Home''
    graphics looks amazing
  4. Hells Malice

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Well god damn. I didn't know Skyrim was looking THAT amazing.
    Day 1 purchase.
  5. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    I want this game now [​IMG]
  6. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Added another interview from the E3, gives some more information and images.
  7. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 26, 2011
    United Kingdom
    OMG! This looks amazing! [​IMG]
    Funny how much of a difference it can make in the same generation of consoles lol.
    Will be pre-ordering [​IMG]
  8. cosmiccow

    cosmiccow Original Hippie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Gambia, The
    Wow. Best ever natural enviroments, most realistic items, awesomest magic powers, MAMMOTHS... and then this dragon comes along. Simply amazing.

    But will it look that good on PS3? Or only on PC? [​IMG]
  9. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 26, 2011
    United Kingdom
    They would be have to optimize it as to their best ability.
    Still, the PC version at highest settings will probably look better lol.
  10. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    They said they are originally building the game for the consoles and then they will port it to the PC. Just like they did with Oblivion. PC will thankfully again get the TES Creation Kit to make mods and make the game even better.
    In the end the mods will definitely make the game look a lot better on PC. Just look at what they did to Oblivion.

    The mods enhance gameplay, graphics, sound, basically everything and greatly lengthen the game's content.
  11. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 26, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Yes! The mods definetely make it look a lot better on the PC.
    However, I prefer the console for such a long gameplay lol.
    I tried to play it on the PC, but just coudnt keep up sitting at one place and play lol.
  12. Chhotu uttam

    Chhotu uttam DOH HO HO HO

    Dec 6, 2010
    the graphics looks good.
  13. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    so amazing... [​IMG]
    ever since i played oblivion i knew i would get the sequel [​IMG] i was hyped even before we knew anything about this game!

    so on my to-buy list this year:
    - MGS HD collection pack
    - Skyrim
    - LA Noire also sometime [​IMG]
    - Zelda...
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  14. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    I've never pre-ordered a game, but I am seriously thinking about pre-ordering this one for PC. Just to support the developers and make sure they release the next TES game on PC too.
  15. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Fresh™

    Jul 17, 2009
    United States
    Holy balls. Wow. I'm usually not an early adopter, but damn. I want this ASAP, and with my lucky number being 11, the release date of 11/11/11 must be a sign from the gaming gods.
  16. Zalda

    Zalda GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 11, 2007
    god did you see that dungeon? those water and light effects looked tremendous, can't wait!
  17. Discover

    Discover GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 10, 2010
    The graphics have a nice texture to them. I also enjoyed seeing the silky movement the game has.
    Lots of fans will be pleased at 11.11.11.
  18. Fel

    Fel GBAtemp's Adventurer

    May 5, 2009
    So close and yet so far away.
    This looks amazing, I can't wait to experience the new Radiant A.I., Radiant Story and all those other new/improved features. Mmm and again revamped skill system, yeah!
  19. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 26, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Yep [​IMG].
    With PC mods its bound to look even better.
    I am playing Oblivion on the PC and 360 these days lol.
    Much more fun on the PC with the mods [​IMG].
  20. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006
    i think i will pass on the gameplay trailer, i don't want anymore spoilers prior to release date, i want a fresh experience so i can salvage the moment [​IMG]