Can't wait for the GoTY edition...

#1 Posted by Hawk456 (133 posts) -

Can we accept the new regime of DLC has taken over and displaced "full" games at release... I'm guessing $45 worth of additional gameplay DLC by the time this game has run its course. What do you think?

#2 Posted by miguelkosta76 (32 posts) -
#3 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

Time is money, and I can't wait.

#4 Posted by Swoxx (2999 posts) -

$45 worth of additional game play by who's standards?

#5 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Have fun waiting 2 years i guess. Also you have no idea how much dlc there is going to be.

#6 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

I usually don't buy DLC anyway so I'll get it new.
 
But feel free to wait and get it all discounted, I cannot and will not blame you for it.

#7 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

@Swoxx said:

$45 worth of additional game play by who's standards?

Your wallet.

#8 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

That sounds like a solid plan. Unfortunately I'm not patient enough to wait that long to play Skyrim.

#9 Posted by Swoxx (2999 posts) -

@Hitchenson: I highly doubt it, oblivion had some stuff which wasn't worth half of what it was offered for.

#10 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
I usually don't buy DLC anyway so I'll get it new.   
Yeah, pretty much that.   
  
Some titles may have extraordinary DLC or something I really enjoy, at which case I gladly purchase it after finishing the original game. There's no joy in playing the DLC out of the box!
#11 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -

My plan too. Wait until it's patched with some DLC and pay the same I would for the original with no patches and no DLC.

#12 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

@Swoxx: I wasn't saying it was worth that amount. I'm saying that seems like a realistic amount of money for the DLC to come to in total. And I dunno, Bethesda have said they want to make more expansion pack type DLC and not smaller stuff. If that means more stuff in the vein of Shivering Isles, I'd say that would be worth it. But yeah, Oblivion DLC being worth it is another matter. Although as I said, I liked Shivering Isles and thought Knights of the Nine was pretty coo'. And horse armour, that shit was so good.

#13 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@slightconfuse said:
Have fun waiting 2 years i guess. Also you have no idea how much dlc there is going to be.
This. Not gonna just wait to save some money. Plus by the time GOTY comes out who knows what else will be released around that point. 
#14 Posted by RE_Player1 (7560 posts) -

Lots of games this year have me waiting for the upcoming GOTY editions, including Batman and Skyrim. I never usd to like GOTY editions but when I got both Borderlands and Dragon Age Origins GOTY editions for $40 it was well worth the wait, I still have yet to 100% both of those games.

#15 Edited by I_smell (3924 posts) -

I'm buying it in November cos I'm not a complete baby. I still will not'av finished all the content in this game by the time the Game of the Year edition comes out GUARANTEED.

If you finish Skyrim and say "wow, where's the rest of it!?" then you're some kind of freak.

#16 Posted by MetalBaofu (1381 posts) -

I have no problem with paying 5-10 dollars for some DLC every couple months or so, if I want that particular DLC. Plus, going by what has been happening, the DLC will pop up on XBL/PSN for sale at some point. Sure it will total out to more money, but I'd rather not be a year behind on my games. And, I'm assuming Skyrim will be plenty long, without trying to do everything in the main game and all of the DLC at the same time, instead of spacing it out.

#17 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

@miguelkosta76 said:

I believe that I'll wait for the GOTY edition before buying the game.

Cheaper, patched and with all DLC...

http://thehalfgame.blogspot.com/

^^^ I dont believe this game will be as good as it is being praised to be, but I could be wrong. I dont think this is worth day 1 purchase with the mere fact of how big its supposed to be, the glitches will be just as big :D Maybe after 6months of patches and the GOTY comes out I to will buy it and see if its fun enough to justify spending more then 10$ on it like what i did with morrowwind and oblivion earlier this year. Games just arn't that fun but for 10$, you cant complain to much.

#18 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

Fuck no. I'm going to play the shit out of Skyrim the day it comes out.

#19 Posted by Hailinel (24710 posts) -

I rarely buy all of the DLC that a game has to offer, so I don't really feel the need to wait for a Skyrim GOTY edition.

What will probably make me wait on Skyrim is Saints Row: The Third coming out the same week.

#20 Posted by Spoonman671 (4632 posts) -

I can't wait either!  That's why I'm buying the standard version to keep me occupied for a year until they release the GOTY edition.

#21 Posted by RazielCuts (2953 posts) -

Games not even out yet and people are proclaiming they 'can't wait'. Hyperbole at its finest.

#22 Posted by jelekeloy (456 posts) -

My plan as of right now it to buy the game at launch but then wait to get the DLC on a Steam sale. If the game is a s huge as promised, I'm sure there will be plenty to do for quite a while.

#23 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@AhmadMetallic said:
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
I usually don't buy DLC anyway so I'll get it new.   
Yeah, pretty much that.   
  
Some titles may have extraordinary DLC or something I really enjoy, at which case I gladly purchase it after finishing the original game. There's no joy in playing the DLC out of the box!
Yep, what you said too.
I pay for a full game at launch, DLC should rekindle my interest in the game after I'm done.
#24 Posted by Sin4profit (2931 posts) -

Literally can't wait for the GOTY edition...which is why i pre ordered it on Steam already.

#25 Posted by Commisar123 (1792 posts) -

I should wait but these games usually have more then enough content to make the production of DLC a true bonus worth paying for.

#26 Posted by redbliss (647 posts) -

I was going to make a sarcastic comment, but it really isnt worth the time. If anyone is giving you more game for your dollar, it is Bethesda. You can expect to get 100+ hours out of Skyrim, and if you want to go back for more you can buy the DLC. If you are so upset about how Bethesda does DLC then by all means wait for the GOTY edition, but you should know that version wont be released for at least a year after the original. Honestly, I think Bethesda is one of the few developers that has gotten DLC right. I really have no problem paying $120 for all the Skyrim content because I know that content will keep me entertained for a while.

#27 Posted by Beforet (2921 posts) -

I want my map. I'll wait for the DLC to go on sale.

#28 Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -

Oblivion's GotY didn't have all the dlc (It had the two that mattered though). If they're doing a Shivering Isles-like expansion, I wouldn't expect more than that in the GotY to be honest.

I've already bought Skyrim, (im)patiently waiting for it to arrive in my mailbox.

#29 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Yeah I'll probably wait for the GOTY edition as well.

#30 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

I'm waiting until Black Friday to see if anyone is going to have it on sale because it's literally two weeks after the release and I'm not an idiot.

#31 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

@jorbear said:

Fuck no. I'm going to play the shit out of Skyrim the day it comes out.

This. Plus in the States it's out on a fucking FRIDAY so that's a whole weekend uninterrupted.

#32 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

I'll inevitably buy Skyrim again when all the DLC is out and the 'uber ultimate GOTY edition with everything' goes on sale on Steam.

And I don't care one bit. <3 Bethesda.

#33 Posted by Cataphract1014 (1313 posts) -

@RazielCuts said:

Games not even out yet and people are proclaiming they 'can't wait'. Hyperbole at its finest.

Taking a commonly used phrase that means they really want something, and assuming they are being literal.

Mising the point at its finest.

#34 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1199 posts) -

$45 of DLC? I may be British, but that seems like, either, a lot of DLC or some very expensive DLC.

#35 Posted by DarthOrange (3861 posts) -

Yea I'm waiting for this one and batman to be goty. I'm in no rush.

#36 Edited by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

The game will be bursting with content as is. Buying the GOTY edition would probably mean I'd be much more likely get bored of the game long before I even get close to seeing the end of it. And the likelyhood of that happening is pretty high as is even without any additional content.

I've spent over 70 hours in the recent Fallout games (combined, not each), and I have finished neither nor played any of the DLC add-ons for either. I tend to burn myself out on these games pretty quickly by having intensive play sessions for the first couple of weeks, but it's almost like I can't help it. I get so immersed in the world, always wanting to explore and see what's in every nook and cranny, and then one day I just lose interest and move on to something else.

I'll probably get it pretty soon after launch. I'm thinking I'll wait for a few rounds of fixes, and then I'll get it.

#37 Posted by eagles_band (159 posts) -

Skyrim won't be a full game at release? They've said there's about 300 hours of gameplay.

#38 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

That sounds like a solid plan. Unfortunately I'm not patient enough to wait that long to play Skyrim.

Yeah, if we were talking something along the lines of Fallout New Vegas, I'd do the same, but duder I'm way too excited for Skyrim to wait a year or two.

#39 Posted by thebatmobile (981 posts) -

I deeply respect your patience.

#40 Posted by bvilleneuve (265 posts) -

I have neither the time nor the money to buy and play Skyrim right now. I'll wait not only until the goatee edition comes out, but also until a couple Steam sales have gone by and I can get it for less then twenty bucks. I still have the Fallout 3 DLC, and New Vegas in its entirety, and the hundreds of hours of CRPG I've bought from Good Old Games, and oh man how do people find the time?

#41 Edited by Edwardryu (437 posts) -

I don't wait because new game like skyrim is hotcake. while it is hot and juicy, I have to eat it. I buy many games every year. especially, new games. I pay official price. I believe that skyrim will have many DLC later. I am ok to buy all. I did it for mass effect 2 as well (I have all DLC). paying for games is nothing to me. I have to pay for mortgage, car payment, invest stock, and so on.

#42 Posted by Stahlbrand (838 posts) -

"I'll wait for the GOTY of a game that hasn't even been released" people are crazy.

Did FO3 not ship with $60 worth of entertainment? Did Oblivion, sans DLC, not feel like a complete and sprawling game? Then why would you expect Skyrim to provide less than a complete experience?

I played the snot out of Oblivion, FO3 and FONV as shipped, and later, much later, came back to play the DLC when I felt like getting back into the game. All three games offered a surfeit of content before DLC was offered, so I had no problem throwing down a few bucks for DLC packs later.

Besides that, maybe the DLC won't be worth the wait - it might be something you wouldn't buy anyways, and you'll have wasted all that time trying to save a buck.

DLC is an addition to a game, when done correctly, as Bethesda has done so far. Buying the core game does not obligate you to need the DLC, it isn't like this is a multiplayer game selling maps that will split the community into haves and have-nots. DLC is for people who want more stuff to do, or different stuff, probably after they've beaten the game once.

#43 Posted by The_LMFAO_Guy (192 posts) -

 Don't try to fucking lie, they usually come out within one year, not two. I have dealt with so many of you types of people, so I know all the cliches! FEAR ME!
 
Also, they're are other games available, not just Sykrim. Yes, I have patience. But I guess that's the price that I have to pay for my inability to suck dick. ON YOUR FUCKING KNEES PUPPETS!. 

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