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Posted by MeAuntieNora

I couldn't imagine these horrors.

Posted by Gantrathor

What is this madness?

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Posted by NickNotch

The quickest of looks!

Posted by gerhardtm1999

This is....wonderful?

Posted by GoldROCK

I like content!

Posted by taemun

Multipart Quick Looks - somewhat of a dichotomy.

Edited by Shaunage

3:45 quick look. New record!

Edited by Roboculus92

I did not expect them to go on for so long. It's a new record!

Posted by Lurkero
@taemun said:

Multipart Quick Looks - somewhat of a dichotomy.

If you consider the amount of time someone could put into Elder Scrolls Online, I guess you could call this a relatively quick look?

Posted by mrfluke

yea i dunno it seemed ok.

Posted by Spitznock

Seeing this reminds me of how dreary Skyrim's world looked, which it seems to be mimicking. Remember how Oblivion had like... blues and greens?

Posted by jarowdowsky

That is... that is not an impressive siege...

Posted by VoshiNova

Part 2!? I especially like when they enter the dark nothingness, I think that makes for a good video game time thing.

Posted by namesonkel

@jarowdowsky: That's not true. Even the quests that were fetchy often took you through a dungeon or the like.
Not saying the quests tended to be very complex, they mostly had you run through a dungeon or two. But the game wasn't just filled with fetch quests.

Posted by jarowdowsky

@namesonkel: Oop, think the peep mentioning the fetch quests has disappeared into the black oblivion of ES:Online

Personally I've liked what they did with some of the most interesting quests in Oblivion and Skyrim. The twist in the Dark Brotherhood in Oblivion, the Dark Mother stuff, the painted world and some of the guilds in both games.

My biggest issues with Skyrim was always the lack of variety. Those same fucking tunnels with the same zombies... just miles and miles and miles and miles of the identical corridors.

Great fun when that wasn't dragging it down.

Oh and magically appearing grass, really need a better solution to draw distances than that.

Edited by Tr0n

Two parts for this shitty game, and only 30 minutes for Guild Wars 2. Sometimes I don't get GB.

Posted by Scotto

Seeing this reminds me of how dreary Skyrim's world looked, which it seems to be mimicking. Remember how Oblivion had like... blues and greens?

So does TESO. Jeff picked the alliance that starts in Skyrim, hence the "dreary Skyrim" look. If he'd picked the Daggerfall Covenant, he'd have started in Stros M'Kai - essentially a tropical desert setting - and thereafter in two green, forested areas.

Edited by SemiNormal

Back of the box quote: "Yeah, man, this game, ehnen frmm...." - Giant Bomb

Edit: With all the talk about voice actors, did they ever acknowledge that they spent a good half-hour talking to Dumbledore?

Posted by MindBullet

Still convinced this was Jeff's idea for an April Fool's joke.

Posted by TheVGamer

@ililillillillilil: The lore of TES is one of constant "raping". Around the time Tiber Septim became the god Talos, he learned of CHIM and basically became sentient of his place in a video game universe. Using this knowledge, he retconned Cyrodil from being a jungle to being a moderate forest area. There are multiple timelines of the universe, and it's weird as fuck. I mean have you played Skyrim? Time travel is basically one of the major plot points in the main quest. Them making an MMO in the TES setting is definitely not the weirdest thing that has happened to the series.

Edited by unangbangkay

@tr0n: Somewhere out there there's someone who'll comment "Thank goodness they just spent 30 minutes on Guild Wars 2".

Posted by spiralcut

@spitznock: They chose the worst starting area for graphics in the whole game. The Sommerset Isles and Cyrodil really look wonderful.

Edited by MeatSim

mutlipart Quick Look! by 2024 all Quick Looks will be 10 parts long.

Posted by Sledgemeyers

I feel like this game would have gotten a different outlook if it launched with controller support. It's, from what I understand, meant to be dumbed down and actiony so anybody can play it. The point isn't to bring over World of Warcraft players, but to open the flood gates to the millions that bought Skyrim.

I totally get the comparison to all the other games, but it's sort of doing it's own mixed type of thing so should be judged accordingly. It also seems strange for Jeff to be playing this since he doesn't seem like the type of person that would enjoy playing Skyrim for long periods of time.

The game also looks great for an MMORPG. I know that's not saying a lot, but it still gets kudos from me for that. I still enjoy the coverage and the videos are cool, but I just wanted to add my two cents.

Posted by Bloodgraiv3

I don't get why people are so down on this game. It looks exactly like skyrim to me.

Posted by ripelivejam

modular quick looks son

Edited by DanTheGamer32

@spitznock: They chose the worst starting area for graphics in the whole game. The Sommerset Isles and Cyrodil really look wonderful.

Would it have hurt them to have made all the starting areas as good looking as those though?

Edited by NelsonKaiton

@sledgemeyers: I hear ya. I was hoping to play this on the couch too without having to map it with Xpadder. Will just have to wait for the console version, I guess.

Posted by spiralcut

@danthegamer32: I think they recreated the Skyrim environment rather well actually, pretty drab in a lot of places. That's kinda what you get with a snow biome. The contrast is actually pretty cool as it immerses you when traveling from one zone to another.

Edited by rekon

@seminormal: Go check out the part in Part 1 where they first talk to "Dumbledore", they mention it right away and are seriously underwhelmed

Posted by sharkeh

Scumbag Brad: Complains everything looks like Skyrim then when environment completely changes, says nothing. Also recognises random words and then completely mis-remembers the context and makes up stuff to complain about.

Scumbag Jeff: Complains about a lack of story after having skipped 95% of all the story and admits he doesn't care about lore.

Just stop covering MMO's, none of you "get" them and they'll never make one for you.

Posted by Ozzie

Moments like those at 13:55 is exactly why I hate the Xbox One name. For a good solid minute there I thought @rorie was trashing the new Xbox lol

Edited by aquacadet

@sharkeh said:

Just stop covering MMO's, none of you "get" them and they'll never make one for you.

They would if other shit came out this week. :)

Posted by Dooleh

I would totally buy this if it didn't require a monthly fee.

Posted by Nights

@sharkeh said:

Just stop covering MMO's, none of you "get" them and they'll never make one for you.

Or, you know, how about you don't watch the fucking video? How does that sound, big guy?

Posted by Sessh

Well, this seems okay. Better than people make it out to be at least. Also I just really like the Elder Scrolls universe, and coming back to Morrowind and co. is a pretty cool prospect.

I still don't think I'll play this, especially not as long as the monthly fee is a thing.

Edited by Bunny_Fire

@sharkeh said:

Scumbag Brad: Complains everything looks like Skyrim then when environment completely changes, says nothing. Also recognises random words and then completely mis-remembers the context and makes up stuff to complain about.

Scumbag Jeff: Complains about a lack of story after having skipped 95% of all the story and admits he doesn't care about lore.

Just stop covering MMO's, none of you "get" them and they'll never make one for you.

Scumbag sharkeh: complains when a Quick look does not live up to his personal expectations. And takes it as a personal insult.

Just stop commenting on Quick Looks if you don't like them they will never make one just for you

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Homestar Runner is old school Internet? Damn I'm old.

Anyway, going around the non-Morrowind, Oblivion, or Skyrim areas seems like it could be fun, but I'll probably wait until this is cheap to jump in at all.

Posted by sharkeh

@bunny_fire: Actually it exactly matched my expectations which wasn't insulting, just disappointing. Nearly all quicklooks are for me, they're generally great.

Posted by Marokai

Like, on the one hand, I get it that this is an MMO. The payment structure seems undeserved for the kind of game this is trying to be, and I get where a lot of the weird MMO part of this game is a bit off-putting.

But on the other hand, this is kind of still basically an Elder Scrolls game. The graphics are more stylized, there's less individual detail in picking up items, the part where there's other people is weird, but the exploration, the quests, conversing with NPCs, the story, the moment to moment stuff, it all just seems like Skyrim.

I guess I'm just not sure where the negativity is coming from, I don't know. I kind of don't really know what this game or any other MMO could do to convince people at this point who have already decided they dislike the genre.

Edited by LegendaryChopChop

@dooleh said:

I would totally buy this if it didn't require a monthly fee.

This is a totally fair assessment. I always found it insane that games charge monthly fees in addition to being a game you have to buy in the first place. I get server maintenance, but all games are basically connected to servers at all times now. It's just a money sham at this point, because they know they can get away with it.

Posted by Delta_Ass

Two hours of Rorie asking questions and Jeff saying he doesn't know.

Posted by JRM

@delta_ass: Yeeeeeeeah, coulda done with a little less of the technical questions or just had Rorie do the quick look with Jeff and Brad sitting in.

Posted by Cuuniyevo

Well, it's definitely an Elder Scrolls game, but without complete mod freedom and the chance of player-made overhauls and unofficial patches to fix the bugs…I would never want to play an Elder Scrolls game. I hope the people who are into it have fun, but I don't think I'd try this even if it did go free to play. It's not just the bugs—every MMO has bugs—that bother me, but the combat and animations as well. I generally played archers in Oblivion and Skyrim, and the archery animations in this look horrible to me. The melee animations also look pretty far off to me. If it were like other mmo's, where you play from zoomed out, it wouldn't matter as much, because you wouldn't notice the details, but in 3rd person, the controls looked odd. Maybe they'll iron these things out, but again, this being an Elder Scrolls game, I would rather have the modders be given complete control over the experience. These are small issues, sure, but I wouldn't want to spend hundreds of hours looking at them and being annoyed by them every time I get into combat.

Edited by Silock

If it was me I would of released it as a subscription first. This is a AAA franchise that everyone knows, you would be stupid to go free to play at release. The publisher is doing this so they can liquidise the game until they are satisfied and then they will go F2P.

Furthermore, there is no way to be sure if this game will be a massive hit, and if they had gone free to play from the very start, they will always be asking themselves, "would this have happened if it was a subscription based game".

You just have to put your selves in the shoes from a businessman, and understand this WAS the correct decision, it is all about making money at the end of the day, meeting their bottom line.

Also, I like using Bold.

Edited by Rowr

Looks way to conventional for me. If i'm playing an MMO ES game I want to go all in.

For example coming across parties or individuals organically while wandering across the world to a quest, as opposed to 20 morons running around aimlessly around me at all times while everyone kills the same enemies. Like always the level of strategy on the combat (if it's even there) is hidden too far behind the actual interface to make it seem like a coherent world. It's just to goddam gamey and there's absolutely no room for immersion - one of ES games big appeals.

It's too bad MMO's have sort of developed into their own weird shitty genre instead of being something implemented in a more organic way that suits the actual game.

Maybe the next PROPER elder scrolls game can implement some sort of measured way to allow limited people to enter your game.

Edited by TehPickle

I dunno, I really like the look of this, but I'm a total MMO sucker.

And now they've mentioned City of Heroes, and I'm kinda depressed. What a cool game that was.

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