Why are people so hyped for Skyrim ?

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#1 Posted by Mageman (351 posts) -

I don't understand the hype surrounding this game. It doesn't look very exciting, the land they picked for this new TES adventure looks boring and bland and not at all that creative, and the previous Bethesda games such as Oblivion and Fallout 3 were pretty bad. From the looks this game does not look very exceptional. However the game is not out yet, I have not played it and it might blow me away, but I can not imagine that being a very likely possibility based on the gameplay videos and trailers and the previous Bethesda efforts. Is it maybe the fact that the console version will also support mods ?

#2 Posted by tekmojo (2302 posts) -

The chance for another Morrowind.

#3 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11642 posts) -

Because its the next Bethesda game, and people really like Bethesda games? I do. That's why I am hyped. Also, you are bland and boring and not all that creative.

#4 Posted by StLucifer (94 posts) -

Dragons

#5 Edited by emergency (1193 posts) -

Awesome snowy mountains and villages = Boring / Bland?

Oblivion & Fallout 3 were great at their time of release. It doesn't seem like its your type of game at all... Console version won't support mods.

#6 Posted by whistlebottom (193 posts) -

@StLucifer said:

Dragons
#7 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

@Mageman said:

...and the previous Bethesda games such as Oblivion and Fallout 3 were pretty bad.

What?

#8 Posted by probablytuna (3623 posts) -

Because Oblivion. Although I couldn't get into it but that's because I played Fallout 3 first and I loved that game. How are Oblivion and Fallout 3 "pretty bad"? Can you explain the reasons why you don't like them?

#9 Posted by EdIsCool (1122 posts) -

@Mageman: nope, it that these are the most ambitious and open games that have ever been made, and if you are willing to ignore middling combat they provide experiences that no other game even attempts to give you.Oblivion was a poor introduction to them though. Morrowind was just incredible.

#10 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

Fighting dragons! 

#11 Posted by Adamsons (877 posts) -

Because people like them.
 
See - opinion.

#12 Posted by Chop (1996 posts) -

Because Bethesda games are unparalleled when it comes to exploration in video games...and I like exploring.

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#13 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1568 posts) -

For me it's very simple. It's the end of the year, we've had a ton of fantastic games all year long, but for me most of the ones that really stuck were very predictable and linear and you kind of knew what you were getting into from the start (Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3, et al). Skyrim is a chance for me to get lost and immersed in a massive game of which I know little of its contents. Sure the formula is going to be very similar to Oblivion, but it's what's inside that game and the nature of its scale that is exciting to me.

#14 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@FreakAche said:

@Mageman said:

...and the previous Bethesda games such as Oblivion and Fallout 3 were pretty bad.

What?

He's right though. Oblivion only became worth playing when Knights of the Nine came around. And of course the Dark Brotherhood quest line was fun too. Shivering Isles added some new and good content too I just hope that Skyrim doesn't do the same thing where you have to wait for an expansion to make the game good.

#15 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@Mageman: If you hated Bethesda's other games don't bother with Skyrim. It's about getting immersed in a world and experiencing every little detail you can.

If you didn't like Oblivion but like Fallout 3 or didn't like Fallout 3 but liked Oblivion I would tell you to give the game a chance but it doesn't seem like you would be interested in this game at all. Funny thing was that I was asking why Skyrim was so hyped also but I saw this -

And am now totally hyped up for the game.

#16 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
#17 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5254 posts) -
@Adamsons said:
Because people like them.  See - opinion.
This is the internet friend. We don't take too kindly to these "opinions".
#18 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

Worst topic I have seen this week so far.

#19 Posted by ChaosDent (234 posts) -

There's definitely more RPG than Action in Bethesda's Action-RPG... The combat and other gameplay systems have never been great. What appeals to me is the vastness of it, the choices, the exploration and the lore.

#20 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1328 posts) -

@Mageman said:

and the previous Bethesda games such as Oblivion and Fallout 3 were pretty bad.

It just so happens some people liked those games and want more of it. It is a difficult concept to understand.

#21 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4418 posts) -

Because different people have different opinions on things.

#22 Edited by Packie (255 posts) -

I haven't seen the medieval Nordic style applied in a lot of modern RPGs so it looks unique to me. different strokes I guess.

Also, would you care to elaborate why Fallout 3 and Oblivion are bad games? Don't get me wrong, I don't find them perfect. I liked them despite their numerous issues.

#23 Posted by Mageman (351 posts) -

@tekmojo said:

The chance for another Morrowind.

It lacks the setting however if the exploration and immersion would be on that level I would be quite surprised.

@emergency said:

Awesome snowy mountains and villages = Boring / Bland?

Oblivion & Fallout 3 were great at their time of release. It doesn't seem like its your type of game at all... Console version won't support mods.

Uhhh....yeah, that's the blandest and most boring setting you could put in a game. You have seen it everywhere before. And yes the console version will support mods. I like exploring and open world, but Oblivion and Fallout 3 were not good at their profession of immersing the player or giving him a good lore/story.

Fallout 3 had very bad writing and shat all over the Fallout series in a negative way (however New Vegas is a great instalment and one of the few good modern RPGs ). Oblivion was just bland.

#24 Edited by MindOST (215 posts) -

Guys, why do people like the thing that I don't like?

It must be because they don't have the massive genius brain that I do.

#25 Posted by Deusx (1903 posts) -

If you don't get why people are excited for this then you shouldn't play it. Also, Oblivion and Fallout are great games. Yeah they're buggy as hell and sometimes frustrating but they are a great experience non the less.

#26 Posted by EdIsCool (1122 posts) -

@Mageman: mods will not happen on the 360 at least with the frequency and weirdness that they will on PC.

#27 Posted by Mageman (351 posts) -

@wolf_blitzer85 said:

@Adamsons said:
Because people like them. See - opinion.
This is the internet friend. We don't take too kindly to these "opinions".

I mainly want to know the reason behind those opinions. It's not a hard to grasp concept.

#28 Posted by Greatgrey (55 posts) -

This is a terrible discussion.

#29 Posted by Insectecutor (1186 posts) -

Because it's the antidote to all the recent big budget corridor shooters where you turn the handle on the machine gun to make the movie go. This will be a huge, mechanically deep RPG where the world and AI are built in such a way that hopefully you'll find yourself telling your own stories.

#30 Edited by UlquiorraSchiffer (61 posts) -

Sound like a personal problem, not a reflection on the game in any way. Those games are some of the most highly regarded games in history, all of them won many awards and sold extremely well.

#31 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5254 posts) -
@Mageman said:

And yes the console version will support mods.

Do you have a source for this? I remember reading months back that Bethesda wanted mod support on consoles, but never followed up on it.
#32 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

So...really early on in that video they claim you can play in Third Person View - while this was technically possible in past games, it was complete garbage - any solid info on this yet? Can I actually play the whole game in Third Person if I want? 
 
And yes, this is a serious question - I do not care for First Person view in games.

#33 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Why are people hyped for any game?

#34 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7615 posts) -

@Mageman said:

@tekmojo said:

The chance for another Morrowind.

It lacks the setting however if the exploration and immersion would be on that level I would be quite surprised.

I wasn't the biggest fan of Oblivion, one of the biggest problems was the setting. But that's something that's definitely been fixed with Skyrim, the frozen wilderness and mountains seem a lot more interesting, and like Morrowind, it's a much more isolated environment.

#35 Posted by Swick (222 posts) -

@StLucifer said:

Dragons
#36 Posted by Marz (5649 posts) -

I like open world games, what's so hard to understand about that?

#37 Edited by Mageman (351 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

@Mageman said:

@tekmojo said:

The chance for another Morrowind.

It lacks the setting however if the exploration and immersion would be on that level I would be quite surprised.

I wasn't the biggest fan of Oblivion, one of the biggest problems was the setting. But that's something that's definitely been fixed with Skyrim, the frozen wilderness and mountains seem a lot more interesting, and like Morrowind, it's a much more isolated environment.

Yeah but Morrowind was a lot more exotic, with weird creatures and people living in huge mushrooms. We have all seen seen snow and dragons before. The gamebryo engine was also horrible, and so was the dialogue and the fact that the enemies scaled with you (don't know if it will be the same in Skyrim, I hope not)

Anyway I seem to have been misinformed about the consoles supporting mods for sure, however Bethesda wants it.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/109378-Bethesda-Wants-Skyrim-Mods-on-Consoles

edit again : So It seems that the playstation magazine confirmed it, I hope I'm not misinformed again.

#38 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5254 posts) -
@Mageman said:

@wolf_blitzer85 said:

@Adamsons said:
Because people like them. See - opinion.
This is the internet friend. We don't take too kindly to these "opinions".

I mainly want to know the reason behind those opinions. It's not a hard to grasp concept.

For me the gameplay focuses on exploring. You can be in the middle of a quest, only to happen upon some random dungeon. You ditch the quest to see what's in there. There might be cool loot, there might not be, but the cool thing is the game gives you the option to do so. Like most people have been saying, I'm getting tired of the guided experiences that games have become. Elder Scrolls and Fallout games just dump you into the world (after the intro sequence of course) and let you have at it. You can choose to play the game straight through and beat it in 20 hours or explore every nook and cranny 200 hours in and still be nowhere near done with the game. That level of freedom really appeals to me.
#39 Posted by triple07 (1196 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

Because its the next Bethesda game, and people really like Bethesda games? I do. That's why I am hyped. Also, you are bland and boring and not all that creative.

Pretty much this. I suggest you take your hate for Bethesda elsewhere boy.

#40 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

@Mageman said:

@wolf_blitzer85 said:

@Adamsons said:
Because people like them. See - opinion.
This is the internet friend. We don't take too kindly to these "opinions".

I mainly want to know the reason behind those opinions. It's not a hard to grasp concept.

why do you care though. if you don't like the look of it just don't buy it.

#41 Posted by Slaker117 (4838 posts) -
@SteamPunkJin said:
So...really early on in that video they claim you can play in Third Person View - while this was technically possible in past games, it was complete garbage - any solid info on this yet? Can I actually play the whole game in Third Person if I want?   And yes, this is a serious question - I do not care for First Person view in games.
From the videos I've seen, third person has been improved, and if you really want to play that way, you can, but it's clearly not the intended perspective. I'd hold off until it's out and see if you can find a more definitive answer then.
#42 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

Those of us with an imagination find a game that gives us a huge open world to do whatever we want in very appealing, and no other game in the market has done it so well as Bethesda so far (at least as far as I know). Also:

Dragons.

#43 Posted by RobertOrri (1121 posts) -

I don't think this is your kind of game.

#44 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5254 posts) -
@SteamPunkJin said:
So...really early on in that video they claim you can play in Third Person View - while this was technically possible in past games, it was complete garbage - any solid info on this yet? Can I actually play the whole game in Third Person if I want?   And yes, this is a serious question - I do not care for First Person view in games.
From the looks of it, Bethesda has greatly improved the third person animations. In other words, you can totally move diagonally and it looks like it should.
#45 Posted by TooWalrus (13178 posts) -

@FreakAche said:

@Mageman said:

...and the previous Bethesda games such as Oblivion and Fallout 3 were pretty bad.

What?

lol

#46 Posted by prestonhedges (1965 posts) -

@Mageman said:

I don't understand the hype surrounding this game. It doesn't look very exciting, the land they picked for this new TES adventure looks boring and bland and not at all that creative, and the previous Bethesda games such as Oblivion and Fallout 3 were pretty bad.

Well, obviously, since both those games were shit, people are looking forward to this one to see just how shit it is. Duh. It's ironic hype. Everyone knows this.

#47 Posted by Mageman (351 posts) -

@doobie said:

@Mageman said:

@wolf_blitzer85 said:

@Adamsons said:
Because people like them. See - opinion.
This is the internet friend. We don't take too kindly to these "opinions".

I mainly want to know the reason behind those opinions. It's not a hard to grasp concept.

why do you care though. if you don't like the look of it just don't buy it.

Because I'm registered on a videogame forum where members converse about their interests in video games ?

#48 Posted by Octaslash (511 posts) -
#49 Edited by WinterSnowblind (7615 posts) -

@wolf_blitzer85 said:

@Mageman said:

@wolf_blitzer85 said:

@Adamsons said:
Because people like them. See - opinion.
This is the internet friend. We don't take too kindly to these "opinions".

I mainly want to know the reason behind those opinions. It's not a hard to grasp concept.

For me the gameplay focuses on exploring. You can be in the middle of a quest, only to happen upon some random dungeon. You ditch the quest to see what's in there. There might be cool loot, there might not be, but the cool thing is the game gives you the option to do so. Like most people have been saying, I'm getting tired of the guided experiences that games have become. Elder Scrolls and Fallout games just dump you into the world (after the intro sequence of course) and let you have at it. You can choose to play the game straight through and beat it in 20 hours or explore every nook and cranny 200 hours in and still be nowhere near done with the game. That level of freedom really appeals to me.

In fairness, Oblivion utterly lacked any kind of exploration or randomness like this. Everything was very pre-set and any sense of freedom was completely superficial.

Fallout 3 and New Vegas went someways to fixing that, but hopefully Skyrim really goes back to the Morrowind feel. Being able to turn off the compass should help a lot.

#50 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

@Mageman said:

@doobie said:

@Mageman said:

@wolf_blitzer85 said:

@Adamsons said:
Because people like them. See - opinion.
This is the internet friend. We don't take too kindly to these "opinions".

I mainly want to know the reason behind those opinions. It's not a hard to grasp concept.

why do you care though. if you don't like the look of it just don't buy it.

Because I'm registered on a videogame forum where members converse about their interests in video games ?

are you really, which one ?

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