Give me a reason why I should buy Dawnguard

#1 Edited by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

I'm 150 hours into Skyrim, I still have a long way to go in the main quest (I think) and I'm mostly doing side quests, but I'm tired of this game. After 150 hours of mostly joy, Skyrim becomes nothing but two things:

  • Fighting Draugrs (skeleton enemies) in caves and tombs, since Skyrim's population is like 98% Darugrs it seems.
  • Stumbling upon one of the universe's 48770855348 Daedra gods who asks you to do something boring and then tells you you're his/her hero and gives you a weapon or a dildo.

I want more Skyrim, I haven't had enough, but the base game has become literally nothing but a Draugr fighting game. I'm sick of exploring caves and slaying Draugrs, and there's nothing else left to do.

So I'm thinking of buying the DLC, but then it hit me, what could an expansion pack for Skyrim possibly have that the base game doesn't have, aside from a new story and characters/factions? I play games for the gameplay, not for the story or lore.

So give me a reason, a gameplay reason, why Dawnguard is worth the play?

  • Does it have new exotic locations to explore with a different design than the design pattern of the towns and caves of Skyrim?
  • Does it have new kind of loot, not just fucking Amethyst and potions?
  • Does it have any new awesome cool thrilling rad quests that consist of more than just fetching a magical item that lies beyond a thousand Draugr guards? I miss those MIND=BLOWN quests, I've done them all, nothing exciting is happening anymore!
  • Does it have new enemies or new combat mechanics?

Or is Dawnguard just 20 hours of killing vampires/vampire hunters and a bunch of dialogue and lore?

#2 Edited by Xolare (1284 posts) -

If you don't want to buy it don't fucking buy it. It's more Skyrim.

#3 Edited by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

You shouldn't, just get a legit copy of the PC version and enjoy the endless amounts incredible content on Steam Workshop.

#4 Posted by august (3846 posts) -

Here's your reason:

#5 Posted by Marz (5653 posts) -

I wouldn't buy it, not for the price it's going for right now.

#6 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

I'll kill your entire family.

#7 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Crossbows and Dawnguard also has Draugr.

And yeah, it's mostly about killing vampires/vampire hunters although there are a few awesome lore moments, it's mostly more of the same.

#8 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

@Xolare said:

If you don't want to buy it don't fucking buy it. It's more Skyrim.

It's not that I don't want to buy it, it's that I wanna know if it's worth it. Surely it's not "more Skyrim," there's gotta be new shit in there, tell me what that shit is!

@Gizmo said:

You shouldn't, just get a legit copy of the PC version and enjoy the endless amounts incredible content on Steam Workshop.

Can you suggest any Workshop mods that actually add content? Something to do other than hunt more Draugrs? I've got like 40 mods installed, including one that adds 70 new monsters to the world, but that's not enough.. I want new quests with new adventures.

#9 Posted by august (3846 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

I'll kill your entire family.

Is that an "and" or an "or?"

#10 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

It was certainly not worth 20 bucks I'll say that much.

#11 Posted by Landon (4143 posts) -

No, you give ME a reason!

#12 Posted by benspyda (2034 posts) -

It's a pretty good, well made piece of content with a decent story. What more could you want?

#13 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Convince me to like pancakes, and I'll convince you to like the DLC

#14 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2391 posts) -

Decent quests, new weapons, new enemies (including two new kinds of dragons), and some shouts and that's Dawnguard in a nutshell. Okay DLC but $20 is overkill.

#15 Edited by Irvandus (2879 posts) -

You don't seem to like Skyrim that much right now. Don't buy it, maybe pick it up after you take a brake for while and come back.

#16 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

The story in Dawnguard has very few Draugr. It also adds some pretty cool places to explore. Plus being a Vampire Lord feels really cool. For $20 I got probably another 40-50 hours of enjoyment out of the game do I'd say it's well worth the price tag.

#17 Posted by Milkman (16802 posts) -

It has, by far, the most developed and interesting character in Skyrim.

#18 Posted by JonSmith (171 posts) -

You can fire arrows that blot out the sun.

#19 Posted by mrcool11 (469 posts) -

@JonSmith: Now I'm really fired up about Dawnguard.

Tell me, does the DLC allow for a lot of NPC battles, where groups of NPC's fight each other with minimal involvement from the player required? It sounds really weird, but that's how I came to love Oblivion, and why I played Skyrim as a conjuror.

#20 Posted by laserbolts (5322 posts) -

It's pretty decent took me about 5 hours to get through. I wouldn't recommend it for 20. Wait until a sale or something.

#21 Edited by Viking_Funeral (1791 posts) -

You obviously want to buy it, otherwise you wouldn't make a thread. So buy it.

Alternatively, just download a bunch of mods. Do like Richard Cobbert did and install 200+ mods at once, and see what kind of weird, trippy adventure to go on. (Link)

#23 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Crossbows and Dawnguard also has Draugr.

And yeah, it's mostly about killing vampires/vampire hunters although there are a few awesome lore moments, it's mostly more of the same.

@Simplexity said:

It was certainly not worth 20 bucks I'll say that much.

That seems to be the general consensus. I'll just return to Skyrim and finish it and move on then. Maybe I'll buy Dawnguard one day when it's on sale.

@benspyda said:

It's a pretty good, well made piece of content with a decent story. What more could you want?

@Milkman said:

It has, by far, the most developed and interesting character in Skyrim.

I appreciate story and characters but gameplay is my only priority. If I'm not going to be doing awesome things within terrific quests and feeling like a boss, I'd rather play something else.

#24 Posted by Bollard (5559 posts) -

@august said:

Here's your reason:

Dog armour? New low Bethesda.

#25 Posted by DharmaBum (1049 posts) -

I'll echo the sentiment that it's overpriced.

It's more of the same Skyrim that you already have and by no means a must-have for a PC player.

#26 Posted by benspyda (2034 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@benspyda said:

It's a pretty good, well made piece of content with a decent story. What more could you want?

@Milkman said:

It has, by far, the most developed and interesting character in Skyrim.

I appreciate story and characters but gameplay is my only priority. If I'm not going to be doing awesome things within terrific quests and feeling like a boss, I'd rather play something else.

I personally love the gameplay and have played through all the main game content multiple times so the DLC was worth it for me. But if you still have content unfinished in the main game or the combat doesn't float your boat, there is no point purchasing it.

#27 Posted by fetchfox (1268 posts) -

Theres some really cool new places to explore, and an entirely separate dwemer dungeon with a new quest. If you like to explore and want to fight new kinds of animals, it's worth it. The price is still a little steep though.

#28 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4605 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@august said:

Here's your reason:

Dog armour? New low Bethesda.

Worst part is, it's leather armor crafted from wolf hides. HE WEARS THE SKIN OF HIS FALLEN BRETHREN!

#29 Edited by Spartan_Assassin (15 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic: Since you are the one being in the universe who hates Skyrim I suggest Borderlands 2, but it does give some new loot and enemies along with a couple of new locations. If you are on PC mods make everything worth it.

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