The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Brother None, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    GameBanshee brings word that Todd Howard took stage at the Spike TV VGAs to announced Bethesda's next title: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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    Looks like it's about dragons. And Nords. After oblivion.
  2. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    As a teaser trailer, it's pretty good. I wish they showed SOME ingame stuff. And I'm really really grateful it's not Fallout 4.
  3. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    I really do hope the game will turn out better than Oblivion, I really do. A hell of a lot better, please.

    Anyone know the team? Lead designer? I assume it's the same team as Oblivion.
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I'd assume Todd is in the lead again. Hopefully they'll take some of the lessons on better quest design and stats system and less level scaling from Fallout 3 and improve on Oblivion.
  5. Little Robot

    Little Robot sup Orderite

    Sep 29, 2010
    I hope that the writing is decent, at least. Maybe Bethesda has learned some things from New Vegas? Eh, probably not. Probably they were developed at the same time anyway, so NV was too late to teach a valuable lesson.
  6. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    Seeing as how most "mainstream gamers" preferred Oblivion to Morrowind / Daggerfall, I think it is safe to assume we'll never get a TES game that doesn't follow the TES IV model.
  7. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    It seems like everything we love dies... like a rose withering away. Sigh, nothing stays beautiful forever, right?
  8. Lynette

    Lynette It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jan 9, 2010
    Vault City does, but other than that........dunno. I will watch that loosely but I dont actualy expect anything good.
  9. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    i want to know what game mechanics they are changing

    lets be honest, oblivion sucked ass mechanics wise.

    and the fucking mini-games.
  10. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    "This lock has nothing to fear from you..."

    I miss skill checks.
  11. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Considering the logo design, the theme song and the little icon/emblem at the end, it looks to me like they are very much trying to emulate the success of Oblivion. That probably means more action, fewer RPG mechanics, and prioritising celebrity voice casting while giving them terrible dialogue to read.

    If there's one thing that gives me hope, aside from the more interesting setting, it's that id Software might have some hand in helping the technology side of things. Probably not going to happen, but it would be nice to at least get a Bethesda game that's stable and free of obvious technical brokenness, even if it is still action schlock. I honestly wouldn't be too upset with a sandbox action-fantasy game, so long as it was well made and they didn't try to sell it as an RPG.
  12. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
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    Your lock pick has been used up. :lol:
  13. Hellion

    Hellion Antediluvian Lurker

    Jun 20, 2003

    *Swings sword at door*

  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Youre doing it wrong.

    THe video really shows the only value of Oblivion. For the luzl.

    Thats exactly what will happen though

    Thing is, that in some way I completely agree with you. I mean I played Mass Effect 2 recently (I bought 1 and 2 but 2 arrived faster got them pretty cheap though :D ) and I have to say its one of the better games I played this year. Definetly. I know people complain about it that its less RPG to say that Mass Effect is NO RPG in my eyes. But it doesnt hurt it to be honest ! Its a better game that way. Concentrating on the shooter part and making it "ok" was the best move. The characters are still "alright". Its all together a decent game and I would like that for the next Obli ... I mean Elder Scrolls game too. Instead of "trying" to make some RPG which Bethesda cant it would be better for them to concentrate on the mechanics and simply make the action not suck so much like in Oblivion. And as you said not selling it as RPG but simple Sandbox action game.
  15. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    I'm gonna give my prognosis: they're going to tone down the RPG elements even more, remove some stats and skills, and basically turn it into an FPS (first person sword-fighting) game with an inventory system and a couple of stats, following the STALKER model.
  16. Bad_Karma

    Bad_Karma Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 17, 2007
    I really doubt that they will get more shooty, because honestly they themselves should have recognized that they are unable (as most gamestudios seem to be) to implement nice shooter-like medieval games, most often the feeling of the weapons and so on sucks...

    I mean they didn't even managed to add spears to Oblivion (as far as i remember they said it didn't feel right or something like that). Nor were they able to implement fighting from Horsebacks -_-

    If they'd tried to make it more shootier i hope they spoke to the guys of TaleWorlds (you know the developers of Mount&Blade), who get this medieval fighting at least somewhat right.
  17. White Knight

    White Knight Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Aug 28, 2010
    I bet at the end you'll be named after talos or become a general, just to make the players feel special.
  18. Mr Krepe

    Mr Krepe Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Mar 28, 2010
    I honestly hope the story is good, because I loved solstheim from bloodmoon and that's in skyrim as far as I know. I reckon they should do what they did with morrowind where you could join tribes and stuff, but if you joined as certain house/faction/tribe you couldn't go onto another one with opposing views. The only factions with quest-lines in oblivion were fighters guild, thieves guild, mages guild, dark brotherhood and knights of the nine, even the last one had to be paid for. I liked how Morrowind had 10+ factions with quest lines, it was very rewarding considering you got a mansion through the great house stories.
  19. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Well duh! That's what RPGs are all about. I won't be satisfied unless I can single-handedly become the head of every guild, temple, merchant consortium, pirating band, and professional organisation in the game. Even then, it'd still be nice to be a bandit king, a dark wizard, a hero, a gladiator, and, oh, right, a god. I mean, is that too much to ask for? Maybe if you beat the game, Todd Howard will visit your house and give you a handjob.
  20. Black Feather

    Black Feather Mildly Dipped

    Nov 10, 2010

    I hope the new Nords won't wear horned Helmets.

    AND i hope you can meet the Greybeards, maybe even learn a bit of Thu'um. Nord lore is awesome and fascinating.