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I used to like Skyrim like you, then I took an arrow to the knee.
If you're uncertain, I'd say wait a few months and pick the game up for a much better price, and get some better UI mods at the same time (if you've got a pc) .
I'm not particulary taken with Skyrim myself, but I recognize a good game when I see it even if it's not my cup of tea. There are no better sandbox rpgs out there that I know of.
Originally posted by Mardukk I am currently trying to get through Oblivion and I'm finding it to be a chore just to start up the game. I think the game is ultimately lacking in urgency. I do appreciate the freedom the game allows you, as well as the exploration. I also appreciate that they are trying to be realistic, but I think they are being realistic to a fault. Make the game too realistic and things get dull. However, without urgency/danger/variety I'm finding it very difficult to log back in. I'm debating whether to pick up Skyrim or not. I hope I haven't been too Themeparkified (new word!). I'm wondering if anyone else out there who found Oblivion boring/dull but are really enjoying Skyrim?
Dungeon crawling i say yes its BEST featers SKYRIM have 10/10. For a realistic and beautifull world to explore and lose yourself, Skyrim is the game.
But for rest no progress sinds Oblivion its realy sad how many bugs and limited AI plus voices for me are huge dissapointment even when there 70 voices now. Path finding NPCs is bad and companion is badly done even annoying.
Some quest lines are nice but many are just a filler.
Master lvl is for main part way to easy DRAGONS ARE A JOKE way to easy to kill them.
UI and simplification of skill tree is sadly dumb down to lvl thats not worth mention its a joke.
I hope MODS will improve alot becouse besides dungeons and exploring in a great looking world rest of game is big dissapointment.
Played 240hours so far so i can fairly judge the game hehe.
Game becouse no other on market and i love open free roaming worlds gets still a 8/10 from me but thats absolute max i give i hope mods will improve the game alot.
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I couldnt get into Oblivion, put about 6 hours into it before it went in the closet. I am totally in love with Skyrim. IMHO the best single player fantasy rpg ever made to date.
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Your reasons for disliking Oblivion is still present in Skyrim and will be for Elder Scroll games to come. It's how they make their games. There's no urgency for anything. In fact it's encouraged to use it as a hiking simulator
Is the game heads over heals better than Oblivion. That's a sounding yes but not because it's more action action action!
The game is awesome that way. Fast paced gameplay is best left for other titles
Skyrim is a must buy for any RPG lover. Period.
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You sound like you prefer being told what to do, where to do it, when to do it, and how fast.
I just don't get how people can be given freedom, keys to the car, and they just sit there wondering what to do.
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As I have said earlier:
But I enjoy Skyrim, even though I was bored with Oblivion. Get. It.
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Dude, I tried playing Morrowing for like an hour and got bored.
I forced myself to play Oblivion for like maybe 10 hours total over a week, constantly trying to get into it and failing.
I've had Skyrim for a couple weeks now and I've put in 150+ hours into it. It's insanely fun even for someone like me who has never gotten into an Elder Scrolls game in my life.
Sometimes it can feel like there's a lack of urgency, but when it comes to the main quest, you're constantly reminded of the main threat with each dragon attack. You're pushed in many different directions and one minute you could be helping the war effort on whatever side you choose (Stormcloaks or Imperial), you could be keeping a magic school from being destroyed, become a werewolf, a vampire, steal everything from everyone, kill almost everyone, run simple errand or kill quests for extra money (of which there are infinite quests), either running into situations head on and just swinging your weapon until it's finished, or sneaking up and backstabbing enemies, or blasting them with magic...
... Swords, daggers, axes, maces, greatswords, battleaxes, warmaces, staves, dual-wielding, bows, shields, Destruction magic(Ice, Fire, Lightning), Restoration magic(healing), Alteration magic (buffs and such), Conjuration magic (summoning), Illusion magic (fear people, make yourself invisible, etc.), sneaking, lockpicking, heavy armor, light armor, robes, etc., etc.
Plus it's fun in both first person or third person, and both work awesome. Third person looks amazing compared to the other TES games, if that matters to you.
Anyway, I love this game, gonna be playing it for another week at least for now until I get SWToR. Then we'll see how that goes.
i was undecided before buying Skyrim because i never felt like playing Oblivion, it never pulled me in so i didnt want to waste my money with Skyrim. But reading about it and watching videos and comparing them to Oblivions gameplay, i somehow found differences that actually helped me decide to buy Skyrim while letting Oblivion fall into Oblivion.... and BAM!!! best single player game in my booklist = Skyrim
Quite simply: SKYRIM ROCKS.....
I didn't care for Oblivion at all (and never bothered with earlier Elder Scrolls games), but absolutely LOVED Skyrim.
I found the "ending" to be somewhat anti-climatic, but it is actually ok as the journey itself was diverse and rewarding in so many ways.
Skyrim is the first game in a decade I am considering going out and buying the strategy guide (after already beating the game), and trying to experience all of the secrets with a new character.
I found the melee combat to be visceral and fun (especially blocking and the skills associated), the magic effects to be cool and fun to use, and the assorted factions and quest lines to be diverse and enjoyable.
Nothing beats wandering the land and stumbling into a dungeon/camp/etc you weren't looking for and finding content on your own though. It is great when you wander into a place, loot the items, and walk to a new town and they recognize you have completed the quest before they gave it to you.
Originally posted by Kost I personally couldn't stand Oblivion, but I absolutely love Skyrim.
Same for me. Still have Oblivion installed on my PC but once I finished the Dark Brotherhood quests, lost all interest. Skyrim on the other hand, having a blast.
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Simple answer, HELL YES!!
I didn't like Oblivion much myself, but i did love Morrowind and deffo loving Skyrim!
i liked oblivion but did not love it. I LOVE skyrim. I have already played Skyrim for more hours then oblivion. But yeah you cn always wait until it is cheap on Steam in 6 months.
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Skyrim and Oblvion are very similiar but "the devil is in the details".
It depends on what one didn't like about oblivion. If it is an open ended world then "sure" you might not like Skyrim.
I loved Oblvion but Skyrim has a better feel to me.
It has its issues but I just love the game.
I really liked Morrowind - I HATED Oblivion - I LOVE Skyrim.
Never played Oblivion but I've enjoyed Skyrim. Although I am pacing myself. I've had the game 2 or 3 weeks and I am still only level 12 lol
Edit: paciong should have been pacing
Originally posted by Margulis Originally posted by Mardukk I am currently trying to get through Oblivion and I'm finding it to be a chore just to start up the game. I think the game is ultimately lacking in urgency. I do appreciate the freedom the game allows you, as well as the exploration. I also appreciate that they are trying to be realistic, but I think they are being realistic to a fault. Make the game too realistic and things get dull. However, without urgency/danger/variety I'm finding it very difficult to log back in. I'm debating whether to pick up Skyrim or not. I hope I haven't been too Themeparkified (new word!). I'm wondering if anyone else out there who found Oblivion boring/dull but are really enjoying Skyrim?
HATED Morrowind - disliked Oblivion - liked Skyrim (loved it at start, kinda got bored of it)
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I thought Oblivion was meh. I love Skyrim, however.
Looking past the shiney graphics, unique way of advancing and the major changes to this game. The MAIN MAJOR difference i am UNGODLY thankful of in this release.
more than 2 voice actors... And they're good!
I still say daggerfall was the best tho, skyrim is a beautiful game and an extension to the franchise. I've been playing these games since Arena, and to be quite honest they all feel the same to me, with their own respective advances.
I was also "ehh" on oblivion however Skyrim is likely the bet RPG i have ever played.... here is why for me:
There were 2 main things that made me not so excited about Oblivion that Skyrim has crushed...
1. Main Storyline - I just didn't like the Oblivion one, it felt to repetetive, Skyrim fixes that ( imo )
2. Cookie cutter dungeons - Oblivion dungeons felt cookie cutter, i recall this one place i would sneak into ( back door ) and loot something for money, it kinda ruined the game because it was too easy/exploitable..
Both of these are gone in Skyrim and frankly it feels more like a world than Oblivion did, for me at least.
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