Why is Skyrim so liked and what is there even to do?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by DeadHill, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Yeah @ThatZenoGuy that is really a part with Bethesda and about their shitty designs. At some point you become the unbeatable demigod of the Bethesda world ... except ... when the plot demands it - very obvious in story line of the thief guild quest in Skyrim. Then you're captured, paralyzed, wounded, what ever. Of course, only once and they never ever have such a second super weapon, arrow, grenade, spell available to finish you off.

    Hmm? What's wrong? Why don't you just pretend to be the Emperor. No need for a DLC mate.
     
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  2. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    Because of course you should. And the Emperor would run around and do errands, while grinding Smithing.
     
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  3. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    Next Elder Scrolls you become a Divine and then you become the leader of the Divines.

    I may be joking but i honestly wouldn't be surprised if it happened.
     
  4. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014

    Emperor, another settlement needs your help.
     
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  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I only played Skyrim how it was 'supposed' to be played once. In every other playtrough, I simply cheat my character to lvl 100 in every skill. The game really feels like some online-grinding-fest at this point ... so why bother? There are no skill checks anyway ... it doesn't change a fuck.
     
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  6. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    Feels like the appropriate thread to post this:
     
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  7. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Yeah, and he will continue to show it as long he's getting good grades for it :/.
     
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  8. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    It just works.
     
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  9. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    You become Sheogorath in Oblivion.

    Also, bluntly, part of what makes Elder Scrolls awesome is it is a kind of God of War. "You can kill the gods" gameworld.
     
  10. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Not in Skyrim/Oblivion no ... unless it's part of the plot ... you're talking about Morrowind.
     
  11. DeadHill

    DeadHill First time out of the vault

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    Jul 4, 2017
    Dovahkin, another dragon needs your axe!
    The money printing machine! IT JUST WORKS!
     
  12. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
     
  13. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    And it was extremely idiotic in Oblivion. Apparently becoming a Daedra is just as easy as filling a job application.

    Not to mention how Jyggalag is hyped up as this super strong Daedra among the Daedra and a regular ass dude with no unique powers or anything can just beat him in battle in an one on one. God, Bethesda's writting can get so idiotic a lot of the times.
     
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  14. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi Valde

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    Jul 14, 2017
    Skyrim has wide appeal for people:
    -High Fantasy with magic & shit
    -Dragons
    -Large OpenWorld
    -Crafting
    I mean it's not good in those aspects, but it sells for a generic fellow who would try out games.
     
  15. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Well, you're being empowered by Sheogorath to take his place but it's not exactly heroic if you're not fighting him one-on-one.

    Better than the bullshit of letting Martin defeat the Main Boss for you.

    You can kill Jyggalag in the Shivering Isles. but yes, part of why I liked Skyrim was it returned to the "hero of legend...or are you?" business of Morrowind while you were just the sidekick in Oblivion.
     
  16. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    If the game allowed you to kill Dagon instead of Martin, the game would be going from mediocre to outright terrible. I'm glad the ending was handled the way it was instead of allowing us to kill one of the strongest Daedra who's by the way like, 20 times taller and larger than you.

    Not to mention it would make a Dagon a complete pussy who allows himself to be defeated by regular mortals.
     
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  17. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Then don't make the MC a mortal or the main villain a god.
     
  18. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    No, what I mean is that you can't kill anyone unless the plot demands it from you - not talking about random NPCs here, which is a huge difference to Morrowind which allowed you to really kill ANYONE indiscriminately if you've been powerfull enough, including Vivec. Albeit killing Vivec was not an easy task to do. Dagoth Ur was also unkillable unless you had the correct items with you. But, outside of that, the game really gave you no restictions here.

    Oblivion and Skyrim on the other hand ... can you say unkillable NPCs? That's simply very shitty writing and world building in my opinion.
     
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  19. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Yeah, I think the whole "You can kill anything" desire is dumb. You can't argue "Oh roleplaying should require restrictions on you" then say "and then you can do anything you want."
     
  20. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    No, because you cannot logically capture an enemy who punches gods to death with his bare hands, who constnatly wears armour which makes him all but invulnerable, and is such a powerful wizard he can summon demons from HELL.