Is it the time to buy this on PS3?

#1 Posted by anarchcorp (90 posts) -

Hello! Back in November I almost bought Skyrim on PS3. However, after learning of it's many issues I've decided to wait. I know it's gone through a few patches and that it works better now. I do not have another platform that can play Skyrim so I've been contemplating a couple of options. a) buying it right now b) Waiting probably six months to a year to buy a GoTY edition that's alerady patched to a nice working condition and contains the DLC. What would you guys suggest? Thanks in advance

#2 Posted by AndrewB (7782 posts) -

They haven't even released a single bit of DLC yet, so I feel like the inevitable all-inclusive edition is more like a couple of years away rather than a few months.

I'd just go ahead and buy it now if you can find a decent price. It's too awesome to not be playing right now.

#3 Posted by anarchcorp (90 posts) -

Are there still game breaking glitches?

#4 Posted by believer258 (12697 posts) -

Didn't it take until right before Skyrim came out to get the all-inclusive version of Oblivion out of the door?

Meanwhile, I can't say for sure whether or not it's safe to buy now. However, I can say that my brother had this problem before and now... he doesn't.

#5 Posted by Zoidberg54 (44 posts) -

I've put about 40 hours into the PS3 version of Skyrim recently and really can't say I've had bugs that want to make me stop playing the game. The only thing I notice are geometry glitches. Not to say the game is perfectly coded, but it's such a good game I'd agree with the above and say go ahead and get it.

#6 Posted by anarchcorp (90 posts) -

Any crashing issues?

#7 Edited by believer258 (12697 posts) -

@anarchcorp said:

Any crashing issues?

Skyrim is a HUGE game. There are any one of a million billion variables out there that might go wrong; that it holds together so well is part of what makes it so amazing (and takes it so long to make). Yes, crashes are still possible and will probably always will be - but on the 360 I don't experience many crashes and my brother doesn't on PS3.

Let me say something definitively: Skyrim is a great game and you should pick it up ASAP. If you're scared of spending that much money on something you might not like, then give Oblivion a whirl since it's cheaper.

#8 Posted by anarchcorp (90 posts) -

Mostly I'm worried about the time commitment. If I buy this game...this is all I'm gonna play for MONTHS. Strangely enough the delay of Bioshock infinite has increased by desire to play Skyrim. Since it leaves a hole in my time and my budget. Right now I'm leaning towards buying it after E3, once I have some idea of how the Dawnguard DLC is gonna be released.

#9 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1190 posts) -

@believer258: Not sure if you mean the actual DLC or all of the plug-ins, but if you mean all the DLC, no it was out way before Skyrim. If you're talking about all the little houses, mehrunes dagger and spell tomes, then I still don't think there's even a copy of that.

#10 Posted by zombie2011 (5196 posts) -

Last time i heard about the PS3 version there was a bug where whenever you got into the water the game froze. Not sure if it's still an ongoing problem though.

#11 Posted by believer258 (12697 posts) -

@TEHMAXXORZ said:

@believer258: Not sure if you mean the actual DLC or all of the plug-ins, but if you mean all the DLC, no it was out way before Skyrim. If you're talking about all the little houses, mehrunes dagger and spell tomes, then I still don't think there's even a copy of that.

I appear to have confused the fifth anniversary edition of Oblivion with the GOTY released in 2007. Ooops.

#12 Posted by anarchcorp (90 posts) -

Yeah I checked on Oblivion and the turn around time between the release of the original and the GOTY edition seems to be 18 months. I'll wait until E3 see what else they announce.

#13 Posted by benjaebe (2870 posts) -

I think they've mostly cleaned up the bugs. I really haven't played much of the PS3 version though since I stopped because of the lagging issue. I switched to PC and haven't really looked back.

#14 Posted by PokeIkzai (399 posts) -

I've heard that while its better than it was at launch that it's still pretty broken. This is just me repeating what my friends have told me so I can't attest to the accuracy of it. I can say that if its anywhere near as bad as New Vegas was on the PS3 to just skip it if the PS3 is the only way you can play this.

#15 Edited by Royce_McCutcheon (249 posts) -

Given that I only own a mediocre laptop, I played this (post 1.4) on my PS3. I had maybe 5 or 6 gamebreaking glitches; a couple of hard lockups and the rest were hangups on loading screens. But this was over the course of more than 110 hours of gameplay and I never lost more than 5-10 minutes of progress with any forced restart. The rest of the way there was the occasional gremlin, but nothing really that got in the way of the game.

I'm sure it was better on the Xbox,and much better on the PC, but at no point did I ever think "this isn't playable." I really don't have any horror stories to tell from my experience.

As far as future Deluxe Editions go, not knowing what the extra content is or will be, I don't have an answer.

#16 Posted by Mikemcn (7407 posts) -

There's only 100+ hours of gameplay, clearly a bad value.

#17 Posted by devilzrule27 (1241 posts) -

@zombie2011 said:

Last time i heard about the PS3 version there was a bug where whenever you got into the water the game froze. Not sure if it's still an ongoing problem though.

Users had to delete the install data and re-install and it was taken care of. A minor annoyance but it didn't effect saves or anything.

#18 Posted by Spoonman671 (4986 posts) -

It's not any buggier than any other Bethesda game, and I wouldn't hold my breath on DLC.

#19 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11944 posts) -

In my experience, they fixed the horrible frame rate issues that were plaguing the PS3 version. But apparently other glitches have come into existence since the last time I played, so who knows. Maybe? I was able to play close to 100 hours with the horrible frame rate stuff becoming a thing about fifty hours in, but then they mostly fixed that.

I'd say wait. You've waited this long, you can wait a little longer.

#20 Posted by anarchcorp (90 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan: Yeah. I think you're right. The value is awesome and I'm glad most of the game breaking stuff has been fixed. I'll wait a little bit more, at least until after E3, and then pick it up

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