I have a problem with my friends....

#1 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

So, everybody.

I have a slight problem with my friends. They keep nagging about me to stop playing Skyrim, since they hate it.

The points they bring up with Skyrim are these, and these only:

1. Buggy (which is not true for everybody, mostly on PS3)

2. Boring (which is certaintly not true)

They do not bring up the fantastic graphics of the game, the unbelievable work Bethesda put into it, and they also hate Oblivion, and yes, they hated Morrowind. My friends can be into adventure games, but they hate TES, the grandpa of adventure games. They seem to level TES on the lowest scale of video game quality, which is ofcourse wrong. I can't believe they hate the franchise that got 3 GOTY awards in a row. Morrowind (GOTY), Oblivion (GOTY), Skyrim (GOTY).

They also hate quests, which is really weird. PS. The GOTY they picked was Bastion.

#2 Posted by Pimpsandwich (73 posts) -

Cool story bro.

No, really, what? So your friends don't like a game that you like. Why do we need to know about this?

#3 Posted by Tomkang (251 posts) -

Many others and I don't like COD, yet it doesn't stop others from playing and enjoying it. Play what you like, don't care about what others say you should like

#4 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

If they would be your friends, they would let you enjoy what you like. My advice: get new friends.

#5 Posted by AlexW00d (6275 posts) -

Fantastic graphics? Lol.

But dude, who gives a fuck what they think, you're the one playing it, not them.

#6 Posted by Ghostiet (5272 posts) -
@Morrow said:

If they would be your friends, they would let you enjoy what you like. My advice: get new friends.

Unless they're fratboys, I guess. But yeah, pretty much this.

#7 Posted by JeanLuc (3583 posts) -

What, are you playing it when they come over, becasue that's a dick move for a different reason.

#8 Posted by Cramsy (1168 posts) -

And what did the police say

#9 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@AlexW00d said:

But dude, who gives a fuck what they think, you're the one playing it, not them.

Take this mans advice.
#10 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Obviously, you should fake your death so you never have to talk to these "friends" of your again.

#11 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

The only solution I can see is to beat their faces in with the game case.

#12 Posted by Sackmanjones (4703 posts) -

Strap them all to chairs and make them watch you play through all three games....

#13 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -
@InternetCrab Get new friends. What business is it of theirs what you play and enjoy?
#14 Posted by TheGorilla (230 posts) -

Why would you care what your friends think? GOTY awards are meaningless and people can have different tastes. Just because a game is well put together doesn't mean everyone will like it. I hate Half-life, so what?

Your friends were right in picking Bastion though.

#15 Posted by Voidoid (133 posts) -

Additional friendly advice: one can hardly make a case for calling the Elder Scrolls games "adventure games". Though adventure is conceptually at their core, people associate the term "adventure game" with a rather specific type of gameplay which the TES-games rarely feature.

Maybe that has been a source of miscommunication between you and your friends?

#16 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Your friends kinda suck.

#17 Posted by deathstriker666 (1337 posts) -

I agree with your friends

#18 Edited by believer258 (11905 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

Fantastic graphics? Lol.

But dude, who gives a fuck what they think, you're the one playing it, not them.

Pretty much what this guy says. Even the part about fantastic graphics. They're certainly good but I would hardly call them anything more than that, though the game does garner a certain beauty when looking over the world from atop a mountain.

Meanwhile, anyone can have an opinion on games. You can argue objectivity until you run out of breath, but at the end of the day nobody gives a fuck about that. They only care if they're enjoying it or not, and obviously your friends aren't.

Oh, and one last little thing - what exactly is and is not objectively arguable in video games is in and of itself an arguable topic.

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#19 Posted by Nux (2360 posts) -

Hay its your free time you're spending playing Skyrim not theres. If you want to play Skyrim then play Skyrim.

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#20 Posted by Beaker (94 posts) -

Just play what you like. If they're decent friends, they would except your difference in opinion.

#21 Posted by AlisterCat (5565 posts) -

If you're going to take the time to change people's opinions that don't coincide with yours you are going to be a busy, busy guy.

Just ignore them.

#22 Posted by FritzDude (2263 posts) -

Here's what you do: Grow a beard, learn your thu'ums, FUS RO DAH them off a cliff and get new friends from scandinavia.

Or you could just ignore them, but where's the fun it that?

#23 Posted by NTM (7379 posts) -

I agree with your friends. It seems like your friends are in the minority as well.

#24 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

@Hizang said:

Your friends kinda suck.

#25 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

@Morrow said:

If they would be your friends, they would let you enjoy what you like. My advice: get new friends.

It took until the third reply for the "get new friends" cliche to be used, im disappointed in you giantbomb community...

#26 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

@JeanLuc said:

What, are you playing it when they come over, becasue that's a dick move for a different reason.

I think this question should be answered to better understand OP's predicament.

#27 Posted by Dixavd (1358 posts) -

If you want to play the games then that is totally fine and you should continue to do that and screw your friends on this matter. However if you bring it up everytime trying to get them to like it then you are making it worse, especially if you play it when they are free and want to play something else with you.

Don't play it when they are around and everything should be fine - I don't think you should get rid of these friends of yours (especially since jumping to that conclusion isn't a good thing since they might simply be saying it because they want to specifically want to play multiplayer games with you and so are just insulting it since it is a single player game that you are playing a lot, something which could be taking away from time which they are used to spending enjoying with you).

However it couldn't hurt to make new friend sin these kinds of interests, you are never going to find people you agree with all the time so it might be a good thing to look at people with different perspectives to hang out with while keeping the things you like doing with your current friends and gaining new ones to try new things. Just don't kick out your friends for one tiny thing like this (it could just be one of those things that annoys them, like I hate metal music and it really annoys me when friends play it around me but I am totally fine with them playign it when with other firends or whan I am not around).

#28 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@NickL said:

@Morrow said:

If they would be your friends, they would let you enjoy what you like. My advice: get new friends.

It took until the third reply for the "get new friends" cliche to be used, im disappointed in you giantbomb community...

Oh, I wasn't aware this is a cliché. Usually people tend to stick to the crowd they know, no matter if they are good or bad for them. Sometimes even if they know exactly that they are bad for them. I actually thought I brought up quite the innovative idea.

But honestly, what kind of friends give you a hard time just because you play a game they don't like? Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but usually friends, of all people, should be the ones that accept you the way you are. Unlike family and colleagues, you can pick your friends. So you shoud pick people you get along with the most. Just my two cents.

#29 Posted by huntad (1939 posts) -

Why should they care? Sounds like insecurity and immaturity to me.

#30 Posted by Talis12 (488 posts) -

Persuade them, if that fails.. brawl!

#31 Posted by superpope (129 posts) -

I used to care what my friends thought about my games, then I took an arrow in the knee.

#32 Posted by themangalist (1735 posts) -

I can tell you I think Bastion is overrated. Your opinion is correct, in my opinion.

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