I think that I am addicted...

#1 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

So during my holiday break, I played literally dozens of hours of Skyrim on the 360. I normally play through the story on games and then put it down, but I kept going on that game. I loved every second and am still playing it. I was getting a little tired of playing it, as I was wanting to play through some other games, but I was just having so much fun. I even bought the PC copy on Steam over the Steam holiday sale and started playing it and now I am spending tons of hours on the PC version. I honestly can't remember the last time I have been this addicted to a game. Even Oblivion I was never that entranced by, but Skyrim is just so different. I was getting a little annoyed and wanted to move on to other games, as far as my game playing goes. But it was just tonight, while playing the game for another couple of hours before I hit the sack, that I realized that I just need to give in (lol). Anyone else enjoying this game as much as I?

#2 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

You should download SkyUI on the PC version.

#3 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2004 posts) -

@PainGod89: That's my typical experience with a Bethesda game! I'm averaged somewhere between 150-200 hours total from every Bethesda game between Oblivion and Skyrim. I've enjoyed 170ish hours on Fallout: New Vegas, too!

Bethesda makes my favorite kind of open world game in how they incorporate great RPG elements. Not only that, but getting Bethesda games on the PC multiplies my enjoyment time of these games by two in how there are a bunch of amazing mods that add content equivalent to that of their best DLC.

#4 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I played Mass Effect 2 on the Xbox 360 and turned around and bought it for the PC. I loved them both.

#5 Posted by Rebel_Scum (633 posts) -

Its a story I've heard before, told by the few who survived

#6 Posted by PenguinDust (12450 posts) -

Yeah, I have Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Mass Effect (1 & 2) on the PC as well as the console. I bought the console versions of these games first but then picked up the preferred PC versions when I upgraded my computer. I play a little bit of Skyrim practically everyday now, but last weekend, I did spend too much time in one sitting. I don't like to do that any more since it recalls my days in World of Warcraft. That's not healthy. But, Skyrim is a lot of fun and I love rolling around killing bandits and bears with Lydia. Make sure you check out the Skyrim Nexus for all the mods (including SkyUI). One I love right now is the "Cooking Recipe Pack" which adds a ton of new useful foods to create. I never bothered with cooking in the game before, but I do now since it's fun and offers an alternative to potions.

#7 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

Skyrim is pretty damn addictive that is for sure. The only reason im not playing in now is because i have finals to revise for.

#8 Posted by Christoffer (1756 posts) -

I was fairly addicted to Skyrim aswell. I tried to start over with a new character after finnishing all quest lines (and a bunch of other stuff too) and decided it was time to stop. I've put 120 hours into it so I'm quite pleased with the value I got out of it. But still, there's no incentives to roll a new character. The outcomes are all basically the same.

So until new content comes out, I'm clean.

#9 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

One does not simply turn off Skyrim.

#10 Posted by EODTech (83 posts) -

@Christoffer said:

I was fairly addicted to Skyrim aswell. I tried to start over with a new character after finnishing all quest lines (and a bunch of other stuff too) and decided it was time to stop. I've put 120 hours into it so I'm quite pleased with the value I got out of it. But still, there's no incentives to roll a new character. The outcomes are all basically the same.

Is the game really exactly the same with radically different characters? One of the things I loved with Oblivion was that the game was so incredibly different depending on your character. A thiefy imperial assassin vs. a little old lady mage vs. a hulking brutish Orc tank vs. a Bosmer archer...they all brought out a lot of different elements, and it was very rewarding to play through quests with each and explore options to complete objectives using the wildly varying strengths of each character. Are you saying that in Skyrim, all these characters would experience the main questline and major side questlines exactly the same?

#11 Posted by Christoffer (1756 posts) -

@EODTech said:

@Christoffer said:

I was fairly addicted to Skyrim aswell. I tried to start over with a new character after finnishing all quest lines (and a bunch of other stuff too) and decided it was time to stop. I've put 120 hours into it so I'm quite pleased with the value I got out of it. But still, there's no incentives to roll a new character. The outcomes are all basically the same.

Is the game really exactly the same with radically different characters? One of the things I loved with Oblivion was that the game was so incredibly different depending on your character. A thiefy imperial assassin vs. a little old lady mage vs. a hulking brutish Orc tank vs. a Bosmer archer...they all brought out a lot of different elements, and it was very rewarding to play through quests with each and explore options to complete objectives using the wildly varying strengths of each character. Are you saying that in Skyrim, all these characters would experience the main questline and major side questlines exactly the same?

There's a few choices in some quest lines, but the end result feels very similar in all cases. And it's often a matter of hard choices, and not a result of how you played during the whole game. I think your race is only reflected in some glancing comments from NPC's, nothing more than that.

But obviously the combat is a bit different. But whether I throw fireballs or shoot arrows on enemies isn't a hook for me.

Those are only my opinions, others might disagree.

#12 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

Definitely. I put 110 hours over 2 weeks. I had to stop and play some other games.

#13 Posted by fetchfox (1221 posts) -

I feel your "pain". I've taken a three week break from it, but as soon as I get my new PC I'm going back into Skyrim. Well that and Bioshock (thanks to the glorious Steam holiday sale).

#14 Posted by Koobasta (52 posts) -

The first 50 hours certainly felt that way to me. After the 100 hour mark, kind of ran out of interesting things to do. I've done about 150 hours and haven't played it since. No withdrawal symptoms, so I wouldn't say that I was addicted.

#15 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

I am basically starting the game over and playing through it again on PC. I don't care. I am having a great time. That and having a new character to spec differently feels almost like a new game in and of itself.

#16 Posted by Village_Guy (2491 posts) -

I'm kinda on the other end, I have it installed on my PC and ready to go. I really want to play it, but at the same time I am sitting here doing nothing and being kinda bored, but I still haven't played that much of the game for some reason...

#17 Posted by JasonR86 (9604 posts) -

Have you had withdrawal effects?

#18 Posted by Melvargh (489 posts) -

@PainGod89 said:

I am basically starting the game over and playing through it again on PC. I don't care. I am having a great time. That and having a new character to spec differently feels almost like a new game in and of itself.

If you were on xbox, you can bring your save over to the PC.

#19 Posted by Mandaray (158 posts) -

Yeah, that's pretty much how Bethesda games are. I've put in 225 hours on Fallout: New Vegas so far and as for Skyrim, I'm already at 90+. The funny thing about that is I feel like I've barely scratched the surface of all the things I can do, and I'm already making plans for my third character for that world. You're not alone in your addiction. :)

#20 Posted by Storms (341 posts) -

I'm at about 500 hours in Skyrim. Not including a couple of characters that I deleted so I can't see their play-times. 
 
I can definitely say that it's a very different experience to play my sneaky old cowardly orc (who disagrees strongly with dying before becoming useless) and master the thieves guild quest lines, as opposed to playing my Heavy-Armor/Two-Handed Wood Elf who hates the Nords, loves the Empire and loves being paid to kill people in the Dark Brotherhood (with his wicked Daedric Battleaxe) -- of course, I ROLEPLAY in my ROLEPLAYING video games. That really gives the game a ridiculous amount of replayability. 

#21 Edited by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -
@Vexxan said:

One does not simply turn off Skyrim.

Or rather, one does not simply walk into a room to turn off Skyrim.
On topic, you will get bored with Skyrim eventually. After playing it every chance i got, for 2 weeks, during which i didn't get much sleep, i find i have to force myself to play it, despite not having explored the game completely. With that said, I'm off to play Skyrim.
#22 Posted by BC_ (168 posts) -

I find that I'm not enjoying it as much as I did a month ago but I still can't stop playing it. Maybe I just need another game...

#23 Posted by INV2 (256 posts) -

I absolutely love Bethesda's games. I played through Fallout 3 like a total of 4 times, think I logged about 450-ish hours in that game. S-Ranked Fallout 3, New Vegas, and Oblivion. Skyrim is no exception, even with the flaws, it's incredible and definitely addictive. With Skyrim, I kind of hit a wall for a few days with some character development dillemas. And then got busy with work and real life junk...but I want to keep playing, will probably dump some substantial hours in this weekend. I'm at about 130 hours, and trying to clear all the achievements, I have 4 left I think. When that is done, I will start a new game with a totally different perspective....specifically, I'm not going to min/max the new character with ridiculous gear. And I will probably only focus on one of the guilds and take it slower, just enjoy the game and it's wonderful details.

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