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A bit of a weird way (hey, that's what I'm here for!) but it might be worth watching the first 5 minutes of this (just mute the sound to prevent IQ lowering). It's a game walk-through from the start location, but if you hate it then least you'll save $40. If you do like it then it doesn't really spoil anything that you won't see again on your PC..
#3550817 - 04/04/1208:33 PMRe: I'm not really a gamer, but heard so much about Skyrim, so should I get it?
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I can only vouch for the quality - Top Notch. I put in about 120 hours. It really turned out to be the game I was hoping some of the previous Elder Scroll versions would be.
It's really not for me to say what others find worth $60, but I must say that I got lucky with this game because I bought it after all the hype upon its release. I know it's smarter to wait for price reductions, but this was an exception. Hopefully you will like it, too, LJ!
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I would give Fallout New Vegas a try. Similar gameplay style, different setting. And it is cheaper. If you like the overall style I will assume you will like Skyrim (never played a game in the series though).
If you are looking for a sci fi RPG that has a strong narrative look into Mass Effect 1/2/3. Combat is a large part of the games, but you spend a lot of time talking to members of your crew. Overall a rather different experience from most games.
#3550877 - 04/04/1211:56 PMRe: I'm not really a gamer, but heard so much about Skyrim, so should I get it?
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Loc: Miami, FL USA
Originally Posted By: Li'lJugs
Hmm, agree a bit, until I read where a lot of people have spent around 100 hours playing it, and then it's what, $.60 an hour? And heck, I've spent that on one airplane (multiple times) for FSX, so...
I mean, compare it to other forms of entertainment. What's a better deal? A pc game for $60 that you'll spend over 100 hours on or spending 10 bucks for a movie ticket where at most you'll get 3 hours of entertainment?
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I've never thought I could appreciate Skyrim but funny enough, all I needed was the HD textures and FOV change and I'm loving it! I got it for less-than-full price the last time it went on sale on Steam though, so win-win!
Loc: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.
I was in the same position Jugs, then got caught up in the (arguably justified) hype and decided to go for it, buying it on Steam on release. My first game of that kind. Its visually beautiful, music is fantastic etc.....and has a lot going for it, but for some reason I just can't get into it...I don't find the Lore and Mythology of the Skyrim world interesting, just leaves me cold. That's probably not Skyrims failing, its mine really. I used to love Fantasy stuff when I was younger, but I think I've been bludgeoned and smote by the "Reality hammer of life" too much lol, and I can't do the 'suspension of disbelief' thing anymore...or enjoy it. Maybe It will come back one day...*sniffle*
Getting sick of sci-fi-fantasy-super hero films etc as well tbh, they're a load of shyte, too. It wouldn't happen, man. Get a grip ffs, people.
Bizarrely, I have no problems pretending to be fighter pilot in an imaginary computer plane, though. Its a crazy world we live in. Might give it another go one day, not saying its bad...Like I say, I think its just me really. I'm turning into a miserable, embittered old b*stard, mid thirties lol. The 'Magic' just aint there no more.
Oh, and the 'Cat people' get on me nerves as well. Never particularly liked Cats in general anyways lol. Who the f*ck do they think they are, eh, with their stupid, Cat-like faces? Don't look at me in that tone of Miaow, with your stupid, sh*tty Kit-Kat whiskers. *grumble...mutter*
*Disclaimer: I'm sick of pretty much fecking everything atm, probably including life as well lol....Which may well have influenced my judgment of Skyrim, so do bear this in mind.*
Edited by Biggles07 (04/05/1207:43 AM)
"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals".
I couldn't get into the previous 2 games, but this one's grabbed me. I guess it's the dragons and amazing graphics--not that Oblivion was a slouch. It's a bargain at $60 for the game time I've already put into it, and I've barely scratched the surface after about 120 hrs. I'm playing it more like an MMO than a regular game and not trying to rush through or complete it. Just livin' the life. LOL I'm playing it more like a stealth game with archery, thief-related skills, smithing and enchanting being the main plan. Having a blast with it. Sneaking up on a sleeping dragon is incredible. I got to level 30 on one character before deciding to start over to specialize in the way I like to play from the start. There are so many side quests that it's not like I have to repeat everything I did before right away.
There are bugs, at least on 360, but nothing bad. Amazing game. The only thing I'd add would be more variety of D&D type creatures. They probably just didn't want to overdo it, which may be for the best. Human interaction is still the focus.
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