Other Gaming Forum

Topic: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Showing 101 to 120 of 180

AuthorMessage
Avatar

LordTendoboy

101. Posted:

Viewtiful_Joe wrote:

It's been patched.

Oh really? So how is this game better than a game made by BioWare (Dragon Age, to be specific)? Cause I thought BioWare were the kings of Western RPG's.

3DS Friend Code (NEW) 4597-0176-3500
Minis March Again (NEW) 2323-0441-2739
Mini-Land Mayhem (NEW) 5071-8232-0670
Wii Friend Code 5519-8046-0668-6068
Smash Bros. Brawl 1893-2412-4594
PSN ID PS_man1984

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Chrono_Cross

102. Posted:

Well, uh... never said that but uh. I don't know. I guess the LARGE open world, wealth of RPG elements, customization/variety overall, storyline, hundreds of side quests, excellent dungeons, joinable legions (Dark Brotherhood), the cinemas within the game's quests, and dragons.

Edited on by Chrono_Cross

Just for you.
"I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear." - Freddie Mercury

AuthorMessage
Avatar

LordTendoboy

103. Posted:

Viewtiful_Joe wrote:

Well, uh... never said that but uh. I don't know. I guess the LARGE open world, wealth of RPG elements, customization/variety overall, storyline, hundreds of side quests, excellent dungeons, joinable legions (Dark Brotherhood), the cinemas within the game's quests, and dragons.

I never said you said that. I was just asking for a comparison between Skyrim and BioWare's RPG's.

On a related note, the Zelda and Skyrim comparisons make no sense, they're nothing alike. Skyrim has more in common with Dragon Age than Zelda.

3DS Friend Code (NEW) 4597-0176-3500
Minis March Again (NEW) 2323-0441-2739
Mini-Land Mayhem (NEW) 5071-8232-0670
Wii Friend Code 5519-8046-0668-6068
Smash Bros. Brawl 1893-2412-4594
PSN ID PS_man1984

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Chrono_Cross

104. Posted:

People are just butt hurt that Skyrim is "Game of the Year" and Zelda isn't. For once.

Thank god.

Just for you.
"I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear." - Freddie Mercury

AuthorMessage
Avatar

WolfRamHeart

105. Posted:

Viewtiful_Joe wrote:

It's been patched.

Unfortunately, the PS3 version still has not been properly patched. There are still a ridiculous amount of bugs and glitches. I absolutely love this game but it does have issues on the PS3. Performance will vary from person to person but I have experienced problems with the game freezing up on me thus forcing me do a hard reset on my PS3. This is not good for the console because whenever it does happen I get a message saying that I did not shut off my PS3 properly and the system has to perform a scan for corrupt data. So far nothing has been corrupted but it is scary especially since I have put in over 130 hours into the game. Once your save file gets up to about 6000 KB you may start experiencing these problems. Even with these issues I still think Skyrim is a phenomenal game and is definitely one of the best games that I have played. It is an incredibly immersive experience, I honestly haven't even completed the game yet. There is just so much to do. I hope that Bethesda will eventually release a patch that fixes these problems. If you are considering getting this game and have the option I would recommend getting it on the Xbox 360 over the PS3.

Edited on by WolfRamHeart

WolfRamHeart

3DS Friend Code: 2019-9821-2538 | Nintendo Network ID: WolfRamHeart

AuthorMessage
Avatar

odd69

106. Posted:

WolfRamHeart wrote:

Viewtiful_Joe wrote:

It's been patched.

Unfortunately, the PS3 version still has not been properly patched. There are still a ridiculous amount of bugs and glitches. I absolutely love this game but it does have issues on the PS3. Performance will vary from person to person but I have experienced problems with the game freezing up on me thus forcing me do a hard reset on my PS3. This is not good for the console because whenever it does happen I get a message saying that I did not shut off my PS3 properly and the system has to perform a scan for corrupt data.

this happends to me alot.

my wii number: 8754-9981-5119-6538
http://oddsreviewsandthoughts.blogspot.com/
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles number: 1290-4359-9435
PlayStationNetworkID: odd69

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Cia

107. Posted:

Viewtiful_Joe wrote:

People are just butt hurt that Skyrim is "Game of the Year" and Zelda isn't. For once.

Thank god.

Depends on who you ask. At least The Edge Magazine gave Zelda the GOTY, not Skyrim. Also, how can a bugfest like Skyrim possibly be Game of the year? It's nearly broken on PS3 at least. It's just hype.

Cia

AuthorMessage
Avatar

zezhyrule

108. Posted:

The PS3 version of Skyrim isn't the one that won GotY, if that's the case.
your comment was really fanboyish

[15:36] Corbs: Vita rules - 3DS drools!

zezloggery | i haz youtube | PSN ID: zezhyrule

[23:11] PhoenixCake: my brother is such a dope >___>.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Cia

109. Posted:

zezhyrule wrote:

The PS3 version of Skyrim isn't the one that won GotY, if that's the case.
your comment was really fanboyish

And every comment of yours is fanboyish against a Nintendo game. End of story.

Cia

AuthorMessage
Avatar

zezhyrule

110. Posted:

Faron wrote:

Also, how can a bugfest like Skyrim possibly be Game of the year? It's nearly broken on PS3 at least. It's just hype.

Untitled

[15:36] Corbs: Vita rules - 3DS drools!

zezloggery | i haz youtube | PSN ID: zezhyrule

[23:11] PhoenixCake: my brother is such a dope >___>.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Chrono_Cross

111. Posted:

Come on zez you can't just reuse the same material! :P

Even if it applies to the conversation. :o

Just for you.
"I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear." - Freddie Mercury

AuthorMessage
Avatar

zezhyrule

112. Posted:

No! I must use it all the time! You're next.

[15:36] Corbs: Vita rules - 3DS drools!

zezloggery | i haz youtube | PSN ID: zezhyrule

[23:11] PhoenixCake: my brother is such a dope >___>.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Chrono_Cross

113. Posted:

Viewtiful Joe is a dumb game. Haven't played it yet but it's dumb and stupid. And overrated.

Just for you.
"I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear." - Freddie Mercury

AuthorMessage
Avatar

zezhyrule

114. Posted:

It doesn't work when you ask for it/have played the game ;___;

[15:36] Corbs: Vita rules - 3DS drools!

zezloggery | i haz youtube | PSN ID: zezhyrule

[23:11] PhoenixCake: my brother is such a dope >___>.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Chrono_Cross

115. Posted:

How about that Skyrim. Dragons, and schtuff.

Just for you.
"I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear." - Freddie Mercury

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Slapshot

116. Posted:

@tendoboy1984 WolfRamHeart pretty much said it all, but to add a little bit more to it. Now that the PS3 has become more of a mainstream console, it's easy to forget that it's Cell Processor computes data entirely differently that on the Xbox 360/PS3, but it indeed does. When a game the size of Skyrim isn't built from the ground up for the PS3, things like this can happen. We've seen a lot of bad ports on the PS3 - The Orange Box is a perfect example - but game's that they take their time and rebuild for the PS3 (e.g. Mass Effect 2) make the transition wonderfully.

There are quite a few simple things that you can do to improve your PS3 Skyrim performance.

  • Keep your gameplay sessions at a maximum of 3hrs.
  • For extended gameplay sessions, reset the game every 2-3hrs to reset the cache memory.
  • Use multiple save files - the more the better (20+)
  • Don't rely on AutoSaves.
  • Don't misplace items intentionally. A good example of this is: running into a house/shop and moving every item inside it for the fun of it. Because most everything stays where you left it, this builds to your save file and fills the games cache memory extremely quickly and could result in a severe crash, or worst of all, the games NPC character or quest files running amuck - if it is indeed a memory leak, but even if it isn't this will rapidly increase the size of the save file, as well as create slowdown from the test I've seen done to prove this.

Differences between BioWare and Bethesda? That's is actually a good question, because they do indeed make similar game's, but also vastly different game's.

BioWare's games like Baulder's Gate and Dragon Age are both more traditional hack-and-slash dungeon crawling series; Neverwinter Nights plays more like a traditional MMO; Mass Effect is primarily a shooter/RPG and it relies heavily on a dialog/karma tree, but is kinda open world-ish (I can further explain in detail here if need be); Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is basically the same game as Mass Effect, but set in a world filled with awesome Star Wars lore; and Star Wars: The Old Republic is a killer open world Star Wars MMO.

I'm not going to go through all of Bethesda's games, as they're quite varied, but instead focus on The Elder Scrolls Series instead. In this series, TESIII: Morrowind, TESIV Ovlivion and TESV Skyrim are the most commonly known and they all feature a vast open world that is literally your sandbox to do whatever you want to do. Morrowind has it's issues because of system limitations, but in both Oblivion and Skyrim, it's the vast amount of options that make the game's so fascinating. Starting off with the deep customization of your character you build, then the vast amount of ways you can actually build these characters, etc. It's daunting, but extremely rewarding. Do you want a Warrior who easily can easily wield the largest two-handed weapons out there? Do you want a hybrid archer/mage who can land precision shots from afar, but cast illusion spells to distract close-up enemies to regain ground? Or maybe you want a mage who specializes in destruction spells and has a near unlimited amount of mana? Or maybe an alchemist, or thief, or hand-to-hand specialist, or a combination of all of the above? The way you play these game's will be exclusive to you alone. The amount of options at hand are so great, that it sucks you into these game's and you'll completely forget that you aren't the one in the game - also helped by the fact that the game is primarily played in first person view, similar to the old King's Field Series.

An example of my Skyrim playtime yesterday: I needed to trek to a village about a mile upsteam with a fellow Skyrim denizen, but I stumbled upon a abandoned mine. What lies behind that door? Equipment, armor, or maybe an enchanted two-handed sword (my characters specialty). I just had to find out. An hour later I'm crawling out of a rock bed way downstream with an inventory full of expensive loot to sell and a brand new Longbow that's +2 to the one I went into the mine with. Beginning my quest back to the village, I see the blown-out medieval remains of some massive building - again the wondering what's inside starts - so I head up there. I can see the small village below me that I've always been headed toward as I ascend up the mountainside, but little did I know, I would be running down these same paths in a few moments trying to escape certain death that I nearly walked myself head first into. But I will return...when I'm stronger!

I finally make it to the village to find a dirty old logging mill and very poor, disheveled townsfolk that didn't overly appreciate my presence. But, I was able to trade off my loot and make a new friend who increased my archery stats a good deal - for a deep pull of the coin purse - then it crossed my mind that I could pickpocket him to get my coins back, but I did help a small dispute with him and his companion and finally thought it better not too. I was then direct to a large city a few miles North. The trek there was full of Bandits and wild animals, of which I made quick work of, but when I arrived to the city, it was truly a site to behold. Townsfolk were everywhere and everyone has something to say to me. Some even are in need of small task for me to do for a few coins. But, soon I realize that the city isn't as stable as it first seemed. Civil War is erupting here, flowing through the cities veins like a river and they want me to take sides! I drop a few beggars a coin or two and ask them for some extra info on War - something I learned from an in-game book I found and read - and then wen't off to the local pub to acquire more information on the matters. It could be easier to just leave, but I want to see where this lead to. Cont....

This is a sort example of Skyrim in around 3hrs of playtime. But this what makes Bethesda's TES series so captivating, had I started my journey off in another random direction, this would be an entirely different story.

Edited on by Slapshot

3DS FC: 4382-2029-8015
All my News and Reviews in One convenient place!

Twitter: Slapshot82

AuthorMessage
Avatar

LordTendoboy

117. Posted:

Slapshot wrote:

@tendoboy1984 WolfRamHeart pretty much said it all, but to add a little bit more to it. Now that the PS3 has become more of a mainstream console, it's easy to forget that it's Cell Processor computes data entirely differently that on the Xbox 360/PS3, but it indeed does. When a game the size of Skyrim isn't built from the ground up for the PS3, things like this can happen. We've seen a lot of bad ports on the PS3 - The Orange Box is a perfect example - but game's that they take their time and rebuild for the PS3 (e.g. Mass Effect 2) make the transition wonderfully.

There are quite a few simple things that you can do to improve your PS3 Skyrim performance.

  • Keep your gameplay sessions at a maximum of 3hrs.
  • For extended gameplay sessions, reset the game every 2-3hrs to reset the cache memory.
  • Use multiple save files - the more the better (20+)
  • Don't rely on AutoSaves.
  • Don't misplace items intentionally. A good example of this is: running into a house/shop and moving every item inside it for the fun of it. Because most everything stays where you left it, this builds to your save file and fills the games cache memory extremely quickly and could result in a severe crash, or worst of all, the games NPC character or quest files running amuck - if it is indeed a memory leak, but even if it isn't this will rapidly increase the size of the save file, as well as create slowdown from the test I've seen done to prove this.

Differences between BioWare and Bethesda? That's is actually a good question, because they do indeed make similar game's, but also vastly different game's.

BioWare's games like Baulder's Gate and Dragon Age are both more traditional hack-and-slash dungeon crawling series; Neverwinter Nights plays more like a traditional MMO; Mass Effect is primarily a shooter/RPG and it relies heavily on a dialog/karma tree, but is kinda open world-ish (I can further explain in detail here if need be); Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is basically the same game as Mass Effect, but set in a world filled with awesome Star Wars lore; and Star Wars: The Old Republic is a killer open world Star Wars MMO.

I'm not going to go through all of Bethesda's games, as they're quite varied, but instead focus on The Elder Scrolls Series instead. In this series, TESIII: Morrowind, TESIV Ovlivion and TESV Skyrim are the most commonly known and they all feature a vast open world that is literally your sandbox to do whatever you want to do. Morrowind has it's issues because of system limitations, but in both Oblivion and Skyrim, it's the vast amount of options that make the game's so fascinating. Starting off with the deep customization of your character you build, then the vast amount of ways you can actually build these characters, etc. It's daunting, but extremely rewarding. Do you want a Warrior who easily can easily wield the largest two-handed weapons out there? Do you want a hybrid archer/mage who can land precision shots from afar, but cast illusion spells to distract close-up enemies to regain ground? Or maybe you want a mage who specializes in destruction spells and has a near unlimited amount of mana? Or maybe an alchemist, or thief, or hand-to-hand specialist, or a combination of all of the above? The way you play these game's will be exclusive to you alone. The amount of options at hand are so great, that it sucks you into these game's and you'll completely forget that you aren't the one in the game - also helped by the fact that the game is primarily played in first person view, similar to the old King's Field Series.

An example of my Skyrim playtime yesterday: I needed to trek to a village about a mile upsteam with a fellow Skyrim denizen, but I stumbled upon a abandoned mine. What lies behind that door? Equipment, armor, or maybe an enchanted two-handed sword (my characters specialty). I just had to find out. An hour later I'm crawling out of a rock bed way downstream with an inventory full of expensive loot to sell and a brand new Longbow that's +2 to the one I went into the mine with. Beginning my quest back to the village, I see the blown-out medieval remains of some massive building - again the wondering what's inside starts - so I head up there. I can see the small village below me that I've always been headed toward as I ascend up the mountainside, but little did I know, I would be running down these same paths in a few moments trying to escape certain death that I nearly walked myself head first into. But I will return...when I'm stronger!

I finally make it to the village to find a dirty old logging mill and very poor, disheveled townsfolk that didn't overly appreciate my presence. But, I was able to trade off my loot and make a new friend who increased my archery stats a good deal - for a deep pull of the coin purse - then it crossed my mind that I could pickpocket him to get my coins back, but I did help a small dispute with him and his companion and finally thought it better not too. I was then direct to a large city a few miles North. The trek there was full of Bandits and wild animals, of which I made quick work of, but when I arrived to the city, it was truly a site to behold. Townsfolk were everywhere and everyone has something to say to me. Some even are in need of small task for me to do for a few coins. But, soon I realize that the city isn't as stable as it first seemed. Civil War is erupting here, flowing through the cities veins like a river and they want me to take sides! I drop a few beggars a coin or two and ask them for some extra info on War - something I learned from an in-game book I found and read - and then wen't off to the local pub to acquire more information on the matters. It could be easier to just leave, but I want to see where this lead to. Cont....

This is a sort example of Skyrim in around 3hrs of playtime. But this what makes Bethesda's TES series so captivating, had I started my journey off in another random direction, this would be an entirely different story.

Thanks for the explanation. Now I'm curious as to why other open-world games don't crash the PS3. Games like GTA 4, Saints Row The Third, Red Dead Redemption, etc.

3DS Friend Code (NEW) 4597-0176-3500
Minis March Again (NEW) 2323-0441-2739
Mini-Land Mayhem (NEW) 5071-8232-0670
Wii Friend Code 5519-8046-0668-6068
Smash Bros. Brawl 1893-2412-4594
PSN ID PS_man1984

AuthorMessage
Avatar

LordTendoboy

118. Posted:

zezhyrule wrote:

Faron wrote:

Also, how can a bugfest like Skyrim possibly be Game of the year? It's nearly broken on PS3 at least. It's just hype.

Untitled

I love the self-referential humor in the Paper Mario series.

3DS Friend Code (NEW) 4597-0176-3500
Minis March Again (NEW) 2323-0441-2739
Mini-Land Mayhem (NEW) 5071-8232-0670
Wii Friend Code 5519-8046-0668-6068
Smash Bros. Brawl 1893-2412-4594
PSN ID PS_man1984

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Magi

119. Posted:

Slapshot wrote:

...I was then direct to a large city a few miles North. The trek there was full of Bandits and wild animals, of which I made quick work of, but when I arrived to the city, it was truly a site to behold. Townsfolk were everywhere and everyone has something to say to me. Some even are in need of small task for me to do for a few coins. But, soon I realize that the city isn't as stable as it first seemed. Civil War is erupting here, flowing through the cities veins like a river and they want me to take sides! I drop a few beggars a coin or two and ask them for some extra info on War - something I learned from an in-game book I found and read - and then wen't off to the local pub to acquire more information on the matters. It could be easier to just leave, but I want to see where this lead to. Cont....

Did you get a chance to help a small band of warriors defend said city from a Giant that was rampaging through the farmsteads just outside the city gates? :)

Currently own: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS, iPad, PC's, WP7 Phone and a Vita. Who you callin' a fanboy?!
"Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?" -The Joker

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Sentomi

120. Posted:

It's an AMAZING game! I've only played Morrowind and this one, watched some LP's on Oblivion, and read a Wikipedia article on the rest, but by far, this ones my favorite Elder Scrolls game. Bethesda did an amazing job with this one. AWESOME storyline, good guild quests, really difficult, good character customization options, good looking and selected locations, and ABSOLUTELY one of my top 5 favorite RPGs. I would advise you to get this if your a hardcore, RPG, or any type of gamer at all. A NEED for any wishlist. Take it from me. ;)

Currently Playing:
XBOX360: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Marvel Ultimate Alliance
P.C: Minecraft
iOS: Assassins Creed: Altairs Chronicles, Doodle God, Angry Birds