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#41 of 341 OFFLINE   joshEH

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Posted September 02 2011 - 06:05 AM

My first text was Adventure (I think it was called) for Vic-20 on a big cartridge. Loved that game! Another trend of recent RPGs I don't like is how you're led everywhere thanks to the miracle compass that shows you every single thing to lead you around. Elder Scrolls is especially bad. I really hope I can turn that off almost completely (just direction). Imagine having to find the place for real, having to ask around, look for land marks, ... I really want that in an experience but I think developers are too chicken to produce something like that or the bigwigs won't let them. ... a shame... . at the very least add it as an option. I don't think I ever found a MOD for Oblivion that quite allowed it. But I don't think there should be a MOD.

Not to worry -- Pete Hines recently confirmed that the compass quest-markers can be turned on and off at the player's discretion this time around.

(Getting back on-topic, I have to wonder if the success of this in FO:NV contributed to implementing similar things in Skyrim.)

It certainly looks that way -- there are several Fallout 3 gameplay-mechanics getting implemented into Skyrim (the perks system, level-scaling, lockpicking, etc.), and frankly I don't mind one little bit. If Bethesda wants to "accidentally" spill a little Fallout on my Elder Scrolls, there's lots of valid stuff there to be used.

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Posted September 02 2011 - 12:10 PM

^ good news! I'd love a button called "GET REAL" and I press that to get the game the way I really want it! Oh...how about Arx Fatalis' magic system where you have to actually form symbols on the screen with your mouse. God, I loved that! I would just wander the dungeons lighting torches. You had to think ahead...cast spells immediately or save them for later...but you had to do those symbols. My fav magic system ever, and maybe the only one I remember being like that.
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Posted September 02 2011 - 05:05 PM

I saw a lot of this game at PAX and it is looking amazing. I didn't play it as I was unwilling to waste two hours of my PAX time waiting in line to play 20min.


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Posted September 03 2011 - 06:24 AM

You are in a cave.  A hollow voice says 'PLUGH'.

 

It is very dark in here, you are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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Posted September 06 2011 - 08:08 AM

My first RPG was Mystery house... probably shouldn't call it an RPG :P


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All this Skyrim talk has got me playing Oblivion again. I want to finish the main quest before Skyrim. No more rockband and golf for me ha ha.



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Posted September 06 2011 - 08:23 AM

Oblivion doesn't like my new PC. :( Flashing trees, bad textures... One day perhaps a reinstall and some tinkering will fix...
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#47 of 341 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 12 2011 - 08:50 AM

WANT: http://www.quarterto...&postcount=2378

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Posted September 12 2011 - 08:54 AM



Originally Posted by Sam Posten 

WANT:
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Agreed! This vids put me in a froth! I finished the main quest in Oblivion last night in anticipation!



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Posted September 12 2011 - 11:57 AM

Nice. I like the 2 sword fighting. combat looks somewhat cinematic. I guess I'll need to play it myself to see if that's good or bad. Will wait on a price cut but I'm hoping that wait isn't TOO long. Would like to get the thing by early next year. :)
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Posted September 13 2011 - 03:22 AM

Dual welding is very cool. You can do two swords, two spells the same or different. You can also on the spells combine them to make a power powerful shot. You can also do a sword and a spell. The combat is very much like Oblivon.
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Posted September 13 2011 - 03:29 AM

Mystery House. That brings back memories of playing all of the old Sierra On-Line graphic adventures on an Apple IIe. Myself and my best friend (at the time - we've lost touch) played marathon sessions of those titles. Cranston Manor might have been my favorite at the time. Been debating another stab at Oblivion but with the fall television schedule looming - probably not. Looking forward to some Skyrim marathons over the holidays. - Walter.
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Posted September 13 2011 - 05:06 AM

I'm definitely going to need to replace my mouse with something good before getting this. I have a logitech but I've never been happy with the model I got. Mixing spells sound great! I crossing the streams. Hehe!
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Posted September 13 2011 - 11:15 AM

Logitech g500 is a great choice and on sale at the egg for under 40 beans shipped: http://slickdeals.ne...09152&t=3308662 Also, Skyrim is up on D2D now, just a matter of time till the deals start flowing, I hope.

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Posted September 14 2011 - 12:29 AM

^ i'll check that one out. Thanks for the suggestion! :tu:
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Posted September 14 2011 - 01:15 AM

you bet. Skyrim is now $53.99 on D2D and Amazon is including a $10 credit for future buys so I'm sticking with that for now, it's one of the few games I want a box for. Also for Rage too, that one is supposedly 25 gigs! Mouse deal is now live on Amazon too: http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=507846

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Posted September 14 2011 - 08:32 AM

Oh, what I have is the LX3 and it stinks. The reviews for that mouse are excellent. I'll pick one of those up in a month or so and use this LX3 crap in another room.
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Posted October 21 2011 - 07:45 AM

Been reading some 3 hour impressions that have been hitting the net this week, like this one:


http://pc.ign.com/ar.../1200474p1.html


And I have to say I'm in a complete froth to get my hands on this one! Sounds just about perfect! It has me dusting off Oblivion to play the Shivering Isles pack I never got around too ha ha.



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Posted October 21 2011 - 11:15 AM

/agreed WRaaaaa!

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Posted October 28 2011 - 08:03 AM

Less than two weeks to go before release. Already booked Friday, 11/11 off from work, and shall be no more than shadow and thought that entire weekend. ...Let this game consume my life. http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/

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Posted October 28 2011 - 08:26 AM



Originally Posted by joshEH 

Less than two weeks to go before release.

Already booked Friday, 11/11 off from work, and shall be no more than shadow and thought that entire weekend.

...Let this game consume my life.

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The release fell in time with me to take time off work, I'll be gone for a week ha ha.


A co-worker and I have spent most the afternoon reading up on races and what not so we can decide on what characters to create. It's sad really how excited we are! :P








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