Skyrim and What it Looks like!

#1 Posted by TheHBK (5485 posts) -
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/01/06/february-cover-revealedesv-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim.aspx  
There you go, Game Informer is gonna have a big ass story in their next issue which subscribers should be getting soon.  It has a pretty nice basic cover with some crazy ass Elder Scrolls writing on the back.  But the biggest news in here is that they will have info on the gameplay engine and screenshots of the game.  I would buy the magazine but its a GameStop publication so I'll just wait for someone to post it up. 
We all know that exclusive stories like these mean some kind of deal between publisher and game maker... this better not hint at some sort of Gamestop only preorder shenanigans. 
#2 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Pretty sure the internet will be getting leaked scans before any subscriber gets their magazine.

#3 Posted by Jimbo (9809 posts) -

If their next issue isn't actually printed on a scroll then they shouldn't be allowed any more exclusives.

#4 Posted by Bollard (5536 posts) -
@Jimbo said:
" If their next issue isn't actually printed on a scroll then they shouldn't be allowed any more exclusives. "
QFT 
 
Also, imma assume this isn't available in the UK, so fingers crossed for scans woooo!
#5 Posted by President_Barackbar (3462 posts) -

I'm really curious to see how they plan of varying the environments up, seeing as all we've ever seen of Skyrim is snowy mountains.

#6 Posted by TheHBK (5485 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" I'm really curious to see how they plan of varying the environments up, seeing as all we've ever seen of Skyrim is snowy mountains. "
Maybe reveal some big ass underground cities?  Or cities that are at the top and bottom of mountains?  Or how about they include another daedric realm like Oblivion or the Shivering Isles?  Lots of possibilities.
#7 Posted by Hobbies (976 posts) -

Skyrim isn't all snow and mountains, despite what people seem to think. 
 
Anyway, been looking forward to this Game Informer for a while...can't wait to see what this game looks like.

#8 Posted by AuthenticM (3728 posts) -

It says that subscribers will receive the magazine shortly. But will non-subscribers be able to buy the thing in a GameStop or EBgames shop?

#9 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7616 posts) -
@President_Barackbar said:
" I'm really curious to see how they plan of varying the environments up, seeing as all we've ever seen of Skyrim is snowy mountains. "
The whole of Skyrim isn't snow and it's rumoured to actually include part of Highrock as well.
#10 Edited by General_D23 (1201 posts) -

If anyone's interested in the thing on the back cover...

DOVAHKIIN DOVAHKIIN
NAAL OK ZIN LOS VAHRIN
WHA DEIN VOKUL MAHFAERAAK AHST VAAL
AHRK FIN NOROK PAAL GRAAN
FOD NUST HON ZINDRO ZAAN
DAVAHKIIN FAH HIN KOGAAN MU DRAAL

AHRK FIN KEL LOST PRODAH
DO VED VIING KO FIN KRAH
TOL FOD ZEYMAH WIN KEIN MEYZ FUNDEIN
ALDUIN FEYN DO JUN
KRUZIIK VOKUN STAADNAU
VOTH AAN BAKLOK WAH DIIVON FIN LEIN


 Fun Fact: If you go back to the VGA trailer? The chanting that kicks in at the end is the first verse of the above.


DRAGONBORN DRAGONBORN
BY HIS HONOR IS SWORN
TO KEEP EVIL FOREVER AT BAY
AND THE FIERCEST FOES ROUT
WHEN THEY HEAR TRUIMPH’S SHOUT
DRAGONBORN FOR YOUR BLESSING WE PRAY

AND THE SCROLLS HAVE FORTOLD
OF BLACK WINGS IN THE COLD
THAT WHEN BROTHERS WAGE WAR COME UNFURLED
ALDUIN BANE OF KINGS
ANCIENT SHADOW UNBOUND
WITH A HUNGER TO SWALLOW THE WORLD

#11 Posted by Hailinel (24778 posts) -
@TheHBK said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" I'm really curious to see how they plan of varying the environments up, seeing as all we've ever seen of Skyrim is snowy mountains. "
Maybe reveal some big ass underground cities?  Or cities that are at the top and bottom of mountains?  Or how about they include another daedric realm like Oblivion or the Shivering Isles?  Lots of possibilities. "
I'm pretty sure that no one enjoyed the Oblivion segments of Oblivion at all.
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#12 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -
@Hailinel: Funny.  I didn't enjoy Oblivion at all...period. 
 
Hopefully, this goes back to Morrowwind-styled Elder Scrolls...and then improves on that.
#13 Posted by Gabriel (4061 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @TheHBK said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" I'm really curious to see how they plan of varying the environments up, seeing as all we've ever seen of Skyrim is snowy mountains. "
Maybe reveal some big ass underground cities?  Or cities that are at the top and bottom of mountains?  Or how about they include another daedric realm like Oblivion or the Shivering Isles?  Lots of possibilities. "
I'm pretty sure that no one enjoyed the Oblivion segments of Oblivion at all. "
The Planes of Oblivion in Elder Scrolls 4 too my understanding were just Mehrus Dagons section, the Shivering Isles were a plane of Oblivion too, Sheogorath's, so they could definitely make it more like that and less like the Planes...
#14 Edited by Hobbies (976 posts) -

Why does everyone want to venture into more Daedric realms? Clearly many people don't understand that there's more to Elder Scrolls lore than Oblivion, and y'all that don't need to look further into the series than just TES IV. 
 
Anyway, been waiting very eagerly for this GI, but had no idea it was so close to release, so thanks for reminding me! Hopefully scans will be up in a matter of days.

#15 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Awesome if the map was super-massive and you could ride dragons and your dragon had skills that could be leveled up as well. But I'm probably thinking too big. :(

#16 Posted by ShadowKnight508 (659 posts) -

I hope that my issue of GameInformer comes soon...I can't wait to read and see more of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

#17 Posted by JakeTaylor (309 posts) -

God I love TES.

#18 Posted by xyzygy (9988 posts) -

I really hope that the lands have some diversity to them like Morrowind. I was so sick of beautiful wooded areas and meadows in Oblivion.

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#19 Posted by Karkarov (3102 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @TheHBK said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" I'm really curious to see how they plan of varying the environments up, seeing as all we've ever seen of Skyrim is snowy mountains. "
Maybe reveal some big ass underground cities?  Or cities that are at the top and bottom of mountains?  Or how about they include another daedric realm like Oblivion or the Shivering Isles?  Lots of possibilities. "
I'm pretty sure that no one enjoyed the Oblivion segments of Oblivion at all. "
I liked the Oblivion segments of Oblivion just fine, you also have to realize this is the Elder Scrolls not a traditional Gears of War whatever implementation of the word "Demon".  I mean really "spoiler alert!!" Tamriel the world the vast majority of the Elder Scrolls takes place in was revealed to be nothing but a daedric realm itself at the end of Oblivions main story events and the world Shivering Isles takes place in is also a daedric realm and it looked like it was pulled out of a childs fairy tale.
 
Point is it doesn't have to look or play like "Oblivion" to be a demonic realm in the elder scrolls.
#20 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

So what you will about the shitty quality of the content, but goddamn, does Game Informer have kickass covers.

#21 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -
@HaltIamReptar: I was thinking the same thing, the simplistic approach is brilliant. 
 
I'm really excited to see what the new engine brings along, and the tone of the world. As Yahtzee said, Oblivion's environments are basically a square mile of middle age english countryside copy and pasted around. While this is a tad harsh he's pretty much right.
#22 Edited by gike987 (1754 posts) -
@General_D23 said:

" If anyone's interested in the thing on the back cover...

DOVAHKIIN DOVAHKIIN
NAAL OK ZIN LOS VAHRIN
WHA DEIN VOKUL MAHFAERAAK AHST VAAL
AHRK FIN NOROK PAAL GRAAN
FOD NUST HON ZINDRO ZAAN
DAVAHKIIN FAH HIN KOGAAN MU DRAAL

AHRK FIN KEL LOST PRODAH
DO VED VIING KO FIN KRAH
TOL FOD ZEYMAH WIN KEIN MEYZ FUNDEIN
ALDUIN FEYN DO JUN
KRUZIIK VOKUN STAADNAU
VOTH AAN BAKLOK WAH DIIVON FIN LEIN


 Fun Fact: If you go back to the VGA trailer? The chanting that kicks in at the end is the first verse of the above.


DRAGONBORN DRAGONBORN
BY HIS HONOR IS SWORN
TO KEEP EVIL FOREVER AT BAY
AND THE FIERCEST FOES ROUT
WHEN THEY HEAR TRUIMPH’S SHOUT
DRAGONBORN FOR YOUR BLESSING WE PRAY

AND THE SCROLLS HAVE FORTOLD
OF BLACK WINGS IN THE COLD
THAT WHEN BROTHERS WAGE WAR COME UNFURLED
ALDUIN BANE OF KINGS
ANCIENT SHADOW UNBOUND
WITH A HUNGER TO SWALLOW THE WORLD

"
That makes it sound like the game takes place during a civil war (when brothers wage war). During that war Alduin will decide that it's time to end the world.
Sounds like this could be a way more interesting plot than the invasion in Oblivion. 
#23 Posted by Hailinel (24778 posts) -
@Karkarov said:
" @Hailinel said:
" @TheHBK said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" I'm really curious to see how they plan of varying the environments up, seeing as all we've ever seen of Skyrim is snowy mountains. "
Maybe reveal some big ass underground cities?  Or cities that are at the top and bottom of mountains?  Or how about they include another daedric realm like Oblivion or the Shivering Isles?  Lots of possibilities. "
I'm pretty sure that no one enjoyed the Oblivion segments of Oblivion at all. "
I liked the Oblivion segments of Oblivion just fine, you also have to realize this is the Elder Scrolls not a traditional Gears of War whatever implementation of the word "Demon".  I mean really "spoiler alert!!" Tamriel the world the vast majority of the Elder Scrolls takes place in was revealed to be nothing but a daedric realm itself at the end of Oblivions main story events and the world Shivering Isles takes place in is also a daedric realm and it looked like it was pulled out of a childs fairy tale.  Point is it doesn't have to look or play like "Oblivion" to be a demonic realm in the elder scrolls. "
When you have to crawl through thirty Oblivion gates to complete the main storyline, it gets tiresome.
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#24 Posted by AuthenticM (3728 posts) -

Oblivion would have been a lot better if the main quest had only one giant, more elaborate gate at the end of the game instead of a multitude of near-identical ones. That's one of the main problems of Oblivion: all dungeons feel the same. The caves, the gates and the ruins all feel the same. I am sure Bethesda is aware of this and are working towards not repeating the same mistake with Skyrim. At least, I hope so.

#25 Posted by Karkarov (3102 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" When you have to crawl through thirty Oblivion gates to complete the main storyline, it gets tiresome. "
Well I concede to your point as it is definitely valid.  However I will also point out it was more like eight or so (possibly less) that you "had" to do, the rest could have easily just been skipped.
#26 Posted by Jimbo (9809 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
" Awesome if the map was super-massive and you could ride dragons and your dragon had skills that could be leveled up as well. But I'm probably thinking too big. :( "
You can do that in Dragon Knight Saga, except you are the dragon zomg.
#27 Posted by withateethuh (726 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @TheHBK said:
" @President_Barackbar said:
" I'm really curious to see how they plan of varying the environments up, seeing as all we've ever seen of Skyrim is snowy mountains. "
Maybe reveal some big ass underground cities?  Or cities that are at the top and bottom of mountains?  Or how about they include another daedric realm like Oblivion or the Shivering Isles?  Lots of possibilities. "
I'm pretty sure that no one enjoyed the Oblivion segments of Oblivion at all. "
Yeah, those were really lame.
#28 Posted by Agent47 (1896 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac: Well you can summon dragons to your aid if that makes you happy to know.
#29 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -
@Agent47: 
It's not quite the Dragonlance fantasies of my youth, but that sounds pretty damn cool anyway.

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