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On the subject of New Vegas, I do really hope the devs at Bethesda got a chance to play it, some of the quest design excellence must have rubbed off.

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You didn't happen to upgrade your PC in order to be able to play Oblivion back in the day, did you? That would explain some of your... bitterness.

 

 

lol. actually, I did.

 

edit: my bethesda bitterness predates that however, all the way back to what happened to the ES series between Daggerfall and Morrowind, though in hindsight MW wasn't too bad.

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Notice how I can belittle your beliefs without calling you names. It's a useful skill to have particularly where you aren't allowed to call people names. It's a mistake to get too drawn in/worked up. I mean it's not life or death, it's just two guys posting their thoughts on a message board. If it were personal or face to face all the usual restraints would be in place, and we would never have reached this place in the first place. Try to remember that.

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My Oblivion bitterness started after I had finished the boss battle. It was just so... bad. Then I realized what the **** I played there for 60 hours (incl. addons). Since then, I never touched it again until Nehrim, which I found much better than Oblivion... Never finished it though, because as stated already, some of the quests are so bad and the performance isn't pretty good either and so on and so on.


"only when you no-life you can exist forever, because what does not live cannot die."

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I remember enjoying the ending to Oblivion, going to Gaia Alata and finding the tormented souls of Mankar Cameron's followers, I liked that it was all a con, the ****ty part for me was the final battle with Dagon basically being a cut scene.

 

The Shivering Isles was brilliant for me, probably my favourite Elder Scrolls location alongside Vvardenfell, better writing, deeper quest design and the dungeons were fun.

 

Thinking about it, I really wonder how they're going to handle Alduin, he makes Mehrunes Dagon look like an insect, in fact if you dig around the lore forums you find that he actually made Dagon into what he is, so if Dagon's defeat was a cut scene how are they going to handle a dragon god who literally eats the whole of reality? :(

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Theoretically he could be defeated by a new Dragon Break, removing the Norse aspect of Akatosh like previously his Elven aspect was removed, rendering him "docile", so to speak.

 

I wouldn't even be surprised if the protagonist of Skyrim will ascend and take Alduin's place in the pantheon, similar to how Tiber Septim once ascended.

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The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.

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That's the train of thought I'm following, odds are it's going to be another cut scene ending, I hope current day Bethesda are up to the task of writing it, they're actually balls deep in lore with this one.

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It all depends on how involved Michael Kirkbride is in development.

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The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.

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A nice Nordy looking structure, reminds me of Rohan or more obviously, the Skaal village on Solstheim

skyrim01.jpg

 

A young looking forest, it's nice but I'm hoping we get at least one ancient forest with epic trees.

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Technoviking getting swordraped.

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Solstheim is a great area, I'm happy that one will be revisited.


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Looks like Oblivion.

This.

 

It really doesn't look that great, especially the second picture.


"Alright, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade - make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons. Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons. I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"

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Looks like Oblivion.

Doesn't matter, as soon as the Nexus are done with it its going to look fabulous. Chocolate elves, pretty faces, juggling boobs, I can't wait to stop sleeping so I can convulsively clear dungeons. :shifty:


I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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I think they look quite decent, there is definitely a whiff of Oblivion and Fallout though, especially the radioactive looking water :shifty:

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At least Bethesda's rock and mountain models remain in their old style.


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Bethesda keeping it subtle and low key just up the road from E3.

 

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Actually, I am butthurt. Butthurt because I'm being fed same old crap and I'm expected to pour sprinkles on it and eat it up with my own golden spoon. Bethesda really pisses me off with their overhyped marketing.

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Did they do anything similar for Fallout 3 or New Vegas?


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It will probably be destroyed once Crytek announces Codename Kingdoms next week, which supposedly is also a first person fantasy melee game utilizing teh awesome CryEngine 3.

 

The supposedly awesome CryEngine 3 didn't run all that well on consoles with Crysis 2. Granted, this is a completely different game, so maybe they'll nail it.

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It will probably be destroyed once Crytek announces Codename Kingdoms next week, which supposedly is also a first person fantasy melee game utilizing teh awesome CryEngine 3.

 

The supposedly awesome CryEngine 3 didn't run all that well on consoles with Crysis 2. Granted, this is a completely different game, so maybe they'll nail it.

Actually it runs quite fine and looks stunning on consoles.

 

Either way, pretty sure it will look better than Skyrim, and Beth will have to come up with all sorts of excuses "But graphics ain't that important in RPGs".

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Yeah, I'm sure Codename Kingdoms will be the RPG of the decade. Just the name alone is brilliant!


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It will probably be destroyed once Crytek announces Codename Kingdoms next week, which supposedly is also a first person fantasy melee game utilizing teh awesome CryEngine 3.

It's just a X360 exclusive.


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