Hands on look at new skyrim "remaster"

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by TransgenderVaultDeweller, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Feel free to correct me, but I don't see the purpose of this shitty remastered thing on the PC version, if all it does is messing up the mods for the game so that everyone is forced to rework it.
    Consoles? Maybe. IF they would have added more then just a bit more lightning here and there and better textures. But, what they achieved on the PC, is that they divide the community. Instead, they should have tried to make some kind of patch or version that is a more stable version of the original game, so that modders can actually push the limits of the engine FURTHER. But this I think, would have required some actuall work and listening to the complains of modders - of which some, are really a decade old! I kid you not ... some issues in Skyrim are as old like Morrowind ...

    Do your self a favour and don't look at the youtube comment section of the Skyrmremastered footage ...
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  2. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    The purpose of this on PC is... Well... 64bit executable, might solve memory issues that otherwise require some workarounds?

    It's kinda weird that they can't show the intro of the game. Is it broken, particularly shitty, completely redone (haha, yeah, as if)?
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  3. DirtyOldShoe

    DirtyOldShoe Some kind of lucky

    Dec 15, 2015
    I never considered that, good observation.
  4. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    There's now occasional Witcherfags complaining about outdated graphics, not that they are wrong and shit...
  5. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    If you have it on PC you get to get the same shitty game with probably worse performance, that's not supported by mods already available to the original game, and with minimal graphical effort for free. Should of just called it Skyrim II. Can't wait to see all the kiddies scare away the remaining Skyrim modders after they steal their mods and upload it to that abysmal Bethesda.AIDS site.
  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I like how the graphical quality is somehow still below Crysis 1.
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  7. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    I feel like one of the very few people on here who actually enjoyed Skyrim.

    Anyway, I find this remaster kinda shit for a few different reasons.

    If they were charging half the price of a newly released game, a lot of the problems I have would go.
    It's not like they spent much money on it anyway, it was in the budget for Fallout 4 anyway.

    But what I would always have a problem with is that it's Skyrim, just Skyrim. And while I enjoy Skyrim, I consider it the most boring of the five Elder Scrolls games. As someone who has enjoyed more than one game in the series, Skyrim to me feels like a step down from the mechanics of Oblivion, and feels alien when compared to Morrowind.

    Remastering this game almost feels like they are trying to rewrite the previous Elder Scrolls games from history.

    Still, I would love to see a Bethtard try and play Arena or even Morrowind. I guess the later would be a lot more inviting for some players, it's just the game side of things which will trip people up. But Arena would possibly give them nightmares.
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  8. eissa

    eissa Altáriel, Lady of Radiant Garland

    Jan 7, 2016
    tbh what i care right now is just chesko and his mods. Yeah i turned skyrim into complete survival game. Perkus maximus + The sands of time. Now i just need nuFrostfall and last seed (another chesko new mod)
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  9. Shardik

    Shardik Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 5, 2015
    I think the reason for the 64-bit version on PC is, in one word, mods. Someone has to make new console mods and port existing mods over to the XBox. Their biggest hype point, after current console compatibility, is that console players will be able to mod Skyrim.

    If not the current mod makers, then who?
  10. CaptJ

    CaptJ The Rival of Roquefort Hall

    Jan 19, 2016
    Skyrim is the game that least needed a remaster but it was the easiest to remaster. This is what Pete Hines said about remastering Morrowind.
    Pete Hines being an illiterate moron is nothing new.
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  11. Radiosity

    Radiosity Writiosity

    Sep 9, 2015
    Anyone wandering why this has happened: Beth is a partner for Nintendo's new Switch console, and rumour is that Skyrim Remastered will be on that device. Cheap and easy way to make a quick buck on a console they'll never actively support beyond this token gesture. The additional PS4/XBone versions are just gravy.

    They've made a statement on the matter basically saying 'we're not saying anything yet', typical marketing bullshit, but chances are the game will in fact be on the new console. Might as well milk a last gen game for all it's worth, huh? Bethesda's laziness knows no bounds at this point.
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  12. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    You seem to keep forgetting this isn't made for PC players. It's made for the current gen consoles, and to cash in on mod availability on consoles. It's a free upgrade on PC because they know no one in their right mind would pay full price for it. On console, however...
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  13. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    I'm watching bits of the video and I'm not seeing any differences in terms of graphic quality, the textures look similar to the original and the water is nothing special. Why would any rational minded consumer buy this, even on consoles, if they already have the original Skyrim with the DLCs? It'll be like paying money for the same shit except this shit is somewhat shinier and has stickers on it.

    How is this an actual special edition, aside from some changes like being 64bit executable and the like? It is literally vanilla Skyrim except with a fancier title, mod 'support' (mod thefts confirmed, I guess, knowing Bethesda's approach to mod protection) and some touch-ups that are negligible at best.

    Other games like Divinity: Original Sin, Witcher 1 & 2 and even the Metro games have made special editions (or something similar in idea) for their own games and those at least added more new content and improvements into those new editions. This SE looks like a waste of money (even if console players want stolen mods that will break their consoles or rather X-Bones since Sony stayed away from console mods for Bethesda games).
  14. SarcasticGoodGuy

    SarcasticGoodGuy *R O T T E N*

    Aug 31, 2016
    >Rational minded
    >Bethesda fan

    Pick one
  15. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    I'm going for rational minded since a lot of normal gamers (outside the zones where the Bethesdrones roam like some parts of r/PCGaming last time I checked) are opening up to the idea that Bethesda are not good game developers. In fact, it has become a norm among casual gamers to criticise Fallout 4 to the point whereby the fanboys who meekly (or stupidly) defend the game often get drowned out by a torrent of critique and valid arguments.

    I'm hoping the Skyrim Special Edition gets lambasted on to the point where the casual Bethesda fan (the Bethesdrones are a lost cause at this point) are demanding refunds or criticizing Bethesda's practices to the point where our own criticisms would pale in comparison.
  16. SarcasticGoodGuy

    SarcasticGoodGuy *R O T T E N*

    Aug 31, 2016
    Bethesdrones aren't a lost cause, look at @CT Phipps he's come a long way from blindly head canoning Fallout 4 and we should be proud of him.
  17. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    Well I consider him a Bethesda fan rather than a Bethesdrone so he's already on a tier higher than those... things.

    A Bethesdrone blindly praises everything Bethesda which prevents them from taking issue with anything Bethesda related and even before coming a long way, Phipps already had issues with some of the things done by Bethesda.
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  18. SarcasticGoodGuy

    SarcasticGoodGuy *R O T T E N*

    Aug 31, 2016
    Yeah it was a joke. like my life

    I just hope Skyrim Remastered crashes and burns, it's already insulting enough having it praised as greatest RPG of all time.
  19. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    Agreed. I have a feeling that it will crash and burn if the lack of new original content is of any indication. As for greatest RPG of all time, I'm not aware that Planescape: Torment was ever surpassed so far.
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  20. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I liked Fallout 4 better than most games. I just thought it was a very flawed game.

    But yes, Skyrim is my second favorite video game of all time.