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Which was the first Elder Scrolls game you played?

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Skyrim - How long will you last?

They say that all god things, come to an end. Well, then I guess that it's a good thing that Skyrim is awesome!
I don't know about you, but I played Oblivion for 4 years before putting it on hold and I have no doubt in my mind, that if Skyrim won't last that long, it's only because it will last longer!

One of the main things that kept Oblivion going (or any TES game, really,) was that we were free to go about our business as we saw fit. Everytime we played the game, we always had the chance to do things differently - You never got the exact same playthrough. This is indeed the core of the TES world and it shall continue to thrive in Skyrim.

With that in mind, I'd like to argue that Skyrim will last all the way to Elder Scrolls VI - Why?

As god deity Todd Howard mentioned to a journalist whom was playing the game recently: Everything we do, is remembered by the radiant story system - even burning a chicken! It's seriously everything we do! Where did we go, who did we talk to, what did we say, what did we fight, how did we fight and kill it and when did we do it?

It takes all factors into account, and uses them to shape our adventure, which will now appear more dynamic than ever! Six years ago, Radiant AI was the big, new thing - Well, now it's radiant story - The ultimate RPG tool.

If the general feeling is, that Oblivion was able to create several epic journeys, then Skyrim will not be a good, or even a great game! It will be an awesome game!


  1. Skyrim FTW and GoTY. This game will be the best RPG period. At least, from the looks of it. And, in my mind, it will be. There is so much stuff in the game that makes it just on another level... It's kind of scary when you think about everything they've included into this game. I'll probably last until TES VI comes out, and that'll be about 5 or so years. Maybe even longer, but I will not mind at all.

    - Jace

  2. I`ve had Oblivion in my hands for 5 years and I still play it.
    New characters and different ways of playing the game.
    So with Skyrim I guess I might hold out just as long or even longer ;)

  3. Yes I agree Ive have oblivion since it came out and I still play it to this day. I've played the game thought probaly three or four times through with 200+ to 300+ hrs. each play though! I almost can't even imagine how much content Skyrim will have! IT'S AMAZING!!!!!! dare I say we might break 1,000 hrs.????? Maybe???

  4. "whats the best thing to do when waiting for skyrim?" MOD YOUR GODDAMN OBLIVION or ahem, play Nerhim :D


  5. I play oblivion for 5 years and I plan to keep playing it after skyrim comes out.

  6. Oblivion was the best game i have ever played and i hope Skyrim will be even better