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Picked up a cheapo copy of Skyrim today. First impressions: this game is so inside the box, it's inside a smaller box.
Tolkien was, undeniably, a genius, but, for the love of creativity and dynamism; read another f**king book, people.
There's a world of culture, history and myth out there to seek inspiration from! Fantasy should be an exciting, twisted reflection of the world around us, not an endless stream of pirated Lord of the Rings DVDs.
  • Listening to: Booming Orchestral Scores
  • Reading: Retro Gamer
  • Watching: Sucker Punch (Goes well with take-out!)
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Take out
  • Drinking: Water
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thanks for giving me a counter to everyone who is drooling over this game. I understand the graphics are awesome, and that's cool when one looks at the crappy graphics of such popular franchises as WoW, but even the intro story to the game lacks any luster. DragonAge: Origins at least built you UP to being a dragonslayer. :P
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Eightshot Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
leave him alone people, its that time of the month :D
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YamaTheSpaceFish Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to say the same thing about you that M. John Harrison said about Salman Rushdie.

"I would never quote Jollyjack, but even he can't be wrong all the time.

but, for the love of creativity and dynamism; read another f**king book, people."
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Oracle-of-RavenJay Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I really hate how repetitive it is. every quest seems the same to me, and each really had no point. liked oblivion way better.
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DoctorFruitbat Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I do agree to a point, but at the same time I appreciate that they've tried to create a somewhat realistic world with relatively sensible physics (their own crap engine notwithstanding). The dragons especially are sensibly designed, with big chests for the flight muscles but light, lithe frames to keep them airborne.

If I have a major complaint, it's that each playable species has the same basic body type and animations; there should have been digitigrade joints for the Argonians and Khajiit, big, stompy gaits for the orcs, confident, arrogant poses for the high elves, etc. I'm fine with the style they went for, but they got seriously lazy with the player animations.
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fiern Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
sorry sir i do not agree. u may be right in the lotr referenceing. (even though i havent had a chance to find solemon and kick him in the nuts) there is a depth in the skyrym in the fact that u can pretty much do whatever u like. its not linier in the way most games are. id love to play a lotr sandbox game like skyrym and get a real chance at sodomizing solemon!
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SquirrelDash Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd be more inclined to listen to you if you could spell and use proper grammar.
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xXMoodyXx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Skyrim is an amazing game. Its full of quests and fun stuff to do.
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thelostdigger Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Skyrim seems generic at first glance, but there's a fair bit of depth in it if you continue.

For example; Dragons are (minor spoiler) reality warping demigods who's "breath" is actually them imposing what they say on reality.

Thalmar (High Elves) are basically the Third Reich, but with elves. They actually plan to not only remove non-elven races from existence, but fix it so they never existed at all.

Titus Mede III is a kind and noble but incompetant ruler, making the Stormcloaks believe he is malicious (never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity)

The Dark Brotherhood are far less evil in this, with most, if not all, of the targets being engaged in some morally questionable activity (except for that Orsimer [Orc] Bard, who just plain sucks at his job so much people want him dead).

Ulfric Stormcloak is a Hitler analogy (Racist, believes in Aryan superiority, forces all the Dunmer [who are the closest thing this setting has to Jews] live in sectioned off camps, fought in the Great War, sets out to conquer what he believes rightfully belongs to Skyrim [a Germanic state], et. etc.)

Anything involving the Dunmer you can guarantee to be well written, with the Dunmer priest Erandur being one of the most potent followers in the game.

Parthurnax is pure, unadulterated awesome. He just is.

The thieves guild has a very "underground crime family" feel that is really well done.

Sheogorath, god of madness, only appears for one optional quest in the city of Solitude, but it is by far this players favourite quest, being a sort of magically induced dream sequence. It involves Sheogorath, who seems to have grown a conscience between Oblivion and Skyrim, agreeing to cut his "vacation" inside the mind of the long dead Emperor Pelaius the Mad if the player agrees to cure Pelagius' madness and let him find peace. In return, Sheogorath gives you the Wabbajack, the best weapon in the game, as a token of his esteem. And to see what you do with it.

The game starts off slow, but please, Jollyjack, take your time, it gets enourmously better.
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thelostdigger Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
*sorry, Aldmeri Dominion, the High Elf ruling class are Nazis, the Thalmar is just another name for their race.

Oh, and the Dwarves are about as far from Tolkein as you can get.

Really, the point I'm trying to make is that the game looks like a rippoff at first glance, but if you keep playing for just a few more minutes, you can see the amazingly detailed and original world.
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