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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #125 on: January 03, 2012, 11:34:48 AM »
I have found that the game has become easier now that I dialed down the difficulty :D I may actually try to finish more than the main quest.

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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #126 on: February 16, 2012, 08:34:05 AM »
A minor update, but Bethesda has now officially come out in an interview with Kotaku and admitted what we already knew: that they knew Skyrim was a P.o.S. on PS3 before they launched it, but they released it anyway essentially because they could (and they somehow only thought a small percentage of users would run into its many issues).  They figured that 3 months later, they'd get around to patching the issues as they collected their "earned" Game of the Year Awards.  You know, as someone who's worked in QA I can be sympathetic to a developer needing to ship a game, and so occasionally have to set aside small issues for post-release patches.  But Skyrim PS3 didn't have small issues.  The experience was completely ****ing broken and unplayable.  Shipping Skyrim PS3 in the state it was in was inexcusable.
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #127 on: February 16, 2012, 08:55:29 AM »
At least the game is going to get fixed EVENTUALLY. That's more than what can be said for a lot of shitty games, such as E.T. and Superman64.

From their perspective, yeah I'm sure they felt they had to get the game out in time for the holidays. But they could have just released the PC and 360 versions then and delayed the PS3 version a few months until it was polished off. Sony probably would have been pissed by that, though.
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #128 on: February 16, 2012, 10:53:43 AM »
Everyone should have known that Skyrim would end up being a POS on consoles years ahead of time. :P
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #129 on: February 16, 2012, 12:16:46 PM »
It's a POS no matter what machine you play it on.

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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #130 on: February 16, 2012, 03:31:41 PM »
Here on NWR is pretty much the only place I see Skyrim get **** on. For example, all 3 hosts of the CAGcast )one of the best video game podcasts IMO) love the game and it has a Metacritic average in the 90s (92 for PS3, 94 for PC, 96 for X360).
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #131 on: February 16, 2012, 03:44:36 PM »
That's because we largely expect games to work.

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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #132 on: February 16, 2012, 04:21:28 PM »
I should point out that the bugs are not reported to be as bad either. If I had any interest in this type of game, I would get it since all the reviews I have seen say the bugs are relatively minor.
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #133 on: February 16, 2012, 04:23:58 PM »
I should point out that the bugs are not reported to be as bad either. If I had any interest in this type of game, I would get it since all the reviews I have seen say the bugs are relatively minor.

If you have the 360 & PC version, you've only had random crashes; locked quests; and general issues with dragons to worry about.  You know, "minor things" like that.  On PS3, you had all those and frequent crashing and framerate issues.  Maybe it's just me, but I think only people indoctrinated by decades of patching on PC could see such issues and call them "minor".

Now, if you believe the patch notes for 1.4, most of the issues I've named have now been fixed.  I couldn't tell you from my own experience, because in the 3 months it took Bethesda to care I got rid of my copy.  I'll have to borrow my best friend's copy to finish the game, and I'm really not in a hurry to do so since I have a feeling as usual Bethesda's created more issues than they've fixed with these patches.
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #134 on: February 17, 2012, 10:57:50 AM »
It's a POS no matter what machine you play it on.

Funny, I haven't had a single issue with the game other than some NPCs with shaky path-finding. Now of course, the menu system itself is a POS... But that's just consolitis for you. It's almost kind of satisfying to know that the game performs so terribly on consoles, after what poor design decisions their presence has brought to the series. :)
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #135 on: February 17, 2012, 11:47:45 AM »
Do the enemies level up as your main character does, like in Oblivian?

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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #136 on: February 17, 2012, 12:11:24 PM »
Do the enemies level up as your main character does, like in Oblivian?
I barely got into Oblivion and hated it.  I would have hated it more going into it if I found that out.  I hate when all NPCs level with me.  It becomes whats the point of leveling?
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #137 on: February 17, 2012, 12:24:17 PM »
Do the enemies level up as your main character does, like in Oblivian?
I barely got into Oblivion and hated it.  I would have hated it more going into it if I found that out.  I hate when all NPCs level with me.  It becomes whats the point of leveling?

Well, I read in Skyrim you get points when you level up which you can spend on perks just like in Fallout 3.
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #138 on: February 17, 2012, 12:46:36 PM »
It's almost kind of satisfying to know that the game performs so terribly on consoles, after what poor design decisions their presence has brought to the series. :)

The many bugs and issues with Skyrim have nothing to do with it "being on consoles", and everything to do with Bethesda being an incompetent developer that has no understanding whatsoever of their limits.  Skyrim is not the first nor will it be the last Elder Scrolls game with game-crippling bugs, as Bethesda has neither respect for the QA process nor any desire to actually ship a finished, quality product.
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #139 on: February 17, 2012, 12:49:08 PM »
Biggest issue I have noticed so far is what the kids and I call "glitch horse". That crazy damn horse can stand in mid-air and climb sheer, steep mountainous terrain.
 
Provided us many howls of laughter, so no complaint there.
 
We have the PS3 version and are not very far into the game at all.
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #140 on: February 17, 2012, 12:52:07 PM »
I played this game for roughly 24 hours straight.

I then gave it away immediately.
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #141 on: February 17, 2012, 01:12:44 PM »
I played this game for roughly 24 hours straight.

I then gave it away immediately.

Does that mean you didn't like it? Or does it mean you liked it too much for your own good?
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #142 on: February 17, 2012, 01:20:17 PM »
haha What do you think?
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #143 on: May 12, 2019, 12:00:43 PM »
Bump because some people suck at using the forum's search feature.
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Re: Killing Dragons and Stuff (Skyrim)
« Reply #144 on: May 14, 2019, 07:59:10 PM »
More like the search feature sucks. There were only 6 threads that came up when I typed Skyrim.
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