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Countdown To "First In-Game Look" At Elder Scrolls V

If you're a hardcore role-playing fan, you remember the day The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was announced, because you had a party.

And yeah, I'm like you...I'm not the biggest fan of "announcements for announcements" and countdowns that mean nothing until that countdown is complete. But when it comes to a game like this, where gameplay is paramount - especially considering the number of hours some may spend with this particular gameplay - such an alert is necessary: they're counting down to the "first in-game look" at Bethesda's latest, and everyone should be excited. You remember Oblivion, certainly, but what we end up seeing might be a little different... The hope is that we get another wickedly in-depth RPG with an accessible gameplay mechanic, one that doesn't get tiring or tedious even after a hundred hours. We've seen a ton of of information thus far - just check Game Informer and all the details we've recently published - and that's cool and all, but now we gotta see it.

As I'm writing this story, the clock sits at just under 22 hours, so we don't have long to wait. RPG fans have been pretty happy recently. Dragon Age II looks great, Mass Effect 3 is on the way, and Skyrim should be awesome. And that's only a few...don't forget about Final Fantasy Versus XIII. No, really. Don't forget it.

Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Tags: elder scrolls v, skyrim, bethesda, skyrim gameplay

2/23/2011 10:54:37 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (31 posts)

Ignitus
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 11:13:33 AM
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Great, can't wait to see it.

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Chelsea United
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 6:03:25 PM

your DP is amazing.

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Kevin5
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 11:15:01 AM
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Man, i loved The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion. That was the first game on this gen of consoles that blew my mind. Escaping the cave & having that stunning backdrop scenery shoved in your face, knowing you can explore most of what you could see in the distance was truly memorable.

It almost scares me what they're capable of with this game after what? 3-4 years since Oblivion?

Can't wait for the reveal, reminds me of the little hints Konami would put on their site regarding MGS Rising.

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Riku994
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 11:18:11 AM
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I couldn't forget Versus if my life depended on it. However, since Skyrim is coming before it, it will probably take the front seat in my road trip of gaming I call a life :P

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Maiq The Liar
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 11:20:09 AM
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Excited!!!

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kraygen
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 11:24:50 AM
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I have over 180 hours in Oblivion, but the combat needs work, from what they are claiming it sounds as though the combat may in fact be better. I like the sound of a lot of their improvements, about time we got some dual wielding going on and the crafting sounds like they are headed back in the right direction.

However, level scaling. Uber groan! What is the point of leveling if no matter what you do, no matter what level you are, what you're wearing, or where you go, everything is customized to be beatable.

With this system, the only way you should ever fail is if you put down your controller and get a sandwich. No point in getting stronger, no point in better equipment, hunt down the final boss and beat him at level 1.

If it's improved over oblivion, I'll buy it and I'll play it for a couple hundred hours most likely, I just wish they would stop with that one tiny little detail.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 11:51:10 AM

The leveling was addressed. It wont be the same that we seen in Oblivion, but apparently will resemble the fallout games more closely. I for one really like the combat as well. But I do wish there was more to it than what was given. Like Two Worlds Two has a sort of combo or chain to it. That would be welcomed although in a first person view might be awkward.

I've got 3 characters in oblivion each with over 100 hours and personally I hvent had enough. I've been waiting for this game a long time and even if they fixed nothing and just made a new story, quests, weapons etc. It would still be a day one purchase for me! But it seems like issues have been addressed either way, which is a good thing.

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kraygen
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 1:12:18 PM

Ok, but fallout 3 has level scaling same as oblivion, didn't care for it on there either. I only played oblivion in first person when bow shooting, and yeah combo's like Two worlds 2 would be more than enough change to make me happy.

I'd also prefer that instead of it being a bunch of short stories it be more traditional in that there is an epic story with good side quests, oblivion's "main story" was not much longer than some of the add on content.

Oh, and one other request, please let me beat the game without catching vampirism.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 1:52:40 PM

Unfixable Vampirism made me lose about 25 hours of gaming. UGH. Why not patch that crap?

Anyway, I agree on the leveling, it needs some kind of middle ground added. Where's the fun in being a beast when you can't go back to where you started and smite those who made you feel bad before. Most people don't like to move the difficulty slider unless they get stuck beyond fixing some place (I was way too weak to be stuck in that painting-world)

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kraygen
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 7:46:53 PM

This is one reason I'm enjoying two worlds 2 so much, it's awesome to walk into a dungeon and think, "Hey, I've never seen one of those before, I'm gonna hit it with my sword. Oh crap, it did nothing. Now I'm dead."

Because then hours later you can go back with more abilities, higher stats, and better gear. Just walk in, smile, and say, "Remember me?"

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AshT
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 11:26:21 AM
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21 H 30 M and counting :)

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madmike
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 11:42:13 AM
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i spent over 400 hours in oblivion on multiple playthroughs and i still havent seen the ending credits. while i certainly have fond memories of oblivion, i cant buy another rpg thats gonna take up 400 hours of my life

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Zen_Zarab
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 11:58:21 AM

Try sticking to one play through, and you'll find yourself playing for a much less amount of hours. :)

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kraygen
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 1:13:33 PM

I know there was a ton of stuff to do, but you can beat the main story in no time.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 1:49:20 PM

I got so sidetracked in Oblivion I forgot what the main story was :)

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 12:23:17 PM
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I enjoyed Oblivion for a LONG time, and only managed to finish the main storyline last year. It was fun, but I'm not so sure about Skyrim. I still haven't even made a dent in Fallout 3 yet. :/
Peace.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 1:46:26 PM

I STILL haven't finished the game. Shame on me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 1:48:30 PM
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This is gonna be slick, I knew there was a reason they handed a Fallout off to that... "company" Obsidian. I don't know if it's a day one buy because I still haven't finished Oblivion (I played it so long I eventually got pulled away by other games) but it's a must own in any case.

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Alienange
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 3:03:07 PM
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Elder Scrolls has gotten my juices flowing for YEARS. Skyrim looks like it's going in for the kill this time. I may just ditch this thing called "real life" come November.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 3:24:35 PM

Hey Alien, looks like we might be working together soon ;)

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Alienange
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 5:09:20 PM

lol
In the "real" world or the gaming one?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 6:24:46 PM

Well, both if Titan Reviews gains cred :)

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 3:11:42 PM
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i bought fallout 3 goty edition and absolutely loved it. it had a lot of glitches, but i still got a lot of enjoyment out of it. i've avoided new vegas mainly becuase of all the bugs i've heard about, but i can't wait for this game. i look forward to seeing what the new engine can do.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 3:28:39 PM

New Vegas is a step down from F3, but what you do has more affect on the world and the ending. The environments aren't much to write home about either, but after all is said and done I really liked it. Worth a lower price purchase. The crashing is the worst part but with the constant autosaving it is never a true game killer. The comedy is golden too.

Mr. New Vegas:

"Rumors persist about a Super Mutant village nestled around a ski lodge in the mountains. If you come across it do not, I repeat do NOT berate a super mutant for taking the bunny slope."

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 3:23:54 PM
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Unless Skyrim has a strong story i am completely uninterested in it. Sandbox games tend to get so big that they lack any focus, and i can't stand to play a game that requires me to create my own problems to solve.

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Lenoxseer
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 10:03:59 PM
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Overjoyed. This game will rock my socks off.

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___________
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 1:23:46 AM
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still on the fence with this.
1 because bethesda does not know how to debug their games before release.
2 because i finally got the GOTY edition of elder scrolls to see what all the hype was about, and it bored the crap out of me within 2 hours!

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Maiq The Liar
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 5:31:27 AM

You do know it is VERY hard to debug a game fully when they make their game so big. They do their best and you've gotta appreciate that mate, otherwise your just an arse.

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___________
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 7:11:33 AM

of course it is, but there not the only ones making massive open world games.
you want to buy games that are broken as theres are thats your choice, but i dont have 110 bucks to trow away like that!
having a poor frame rate is one thing, but when the game freezes every freaking hour, i keep falling through the world, enemies can walk through walls thats just unacceptable!

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Sithis
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 9:02:59 AM
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Thing is, the site is not working. Overload, perhaps?

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SirLoin of Beef
Thursday, February 24, 2011 @ 9:51:16 AM
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I love Oblivion so this one is definitely a game that'll be on my radar. I just hope they don't make us do things like close 1000000 Oblivion gates. I've yet to finish the game because I put off doing the main quest and now it seems the only quests I get regarding the main quest are "hey, city X can help but to get that help, close the oblivion gate outside the city".

My first "holy cow, that's awesome!" moment with this generation was in Oblivion when I was on my horse and, in-game it was early morning. I was atop of a mountain and looked down at the city which sits on a coastline (forgot its name). The way the sun was reflecting off the water and lit up the area was utterly incredible to me. I had never seen that done to that detail in a game and I was blown away.

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