Skyrim reviews are in: you might never leave home again

G

Guest

I loved Arena, Daggerfall and Morrowind but Oblivion kinda put me off the Elder Scroll Saga so i might pass this one up or just wait for a sale.
 
G

Guest

Gotta love when u ask marketing guys about Technical challenges, when they not even technical to begin with.

And pc headaches? Dx9 is a standard, doesn't matter what plethora u have, but just specify minimum CPU and gpu and game will play fine regardless. Sheesh.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/pete-hines/1/713/698
 

Shawn Knight

Posts: 12,689   +124
Staff member
Amazon has a $10 promotional credit good towards the purchase of items shipped and sold by Amazon.com
 

TomSEA

Posts: 3,292   +1,976
I'm ticked - I pre-ordered Skyrim from Amazon with game-day release delivery guarantee. Only one small problem...tomorrow is Veteran's Day and no mail delivery. Oh well, as a veteran I'll just have to take in all the love on Friday and get my game on Saturday. :)
 

Lurker101

Posts: 850   +386
Guess I have to stop messing around and finish New Vegas then.

I wonder how many of these reviews are bought...
 
G

Guest

Tom, usually Amazon uses UPS or Fedex, neither of which are closed tomorrow. I am a bit worried though, as I haven't received a shipping notice from Amazon yet!
 

lawfer

Posts: 1,268   +90
TomSEA said:
I'm ticked - I pre-ordered Skyrim from Amazon with game-day release delivery guarantee. Only one small problem...tomorrow is Veteran's Day and no mail delivery. Oh well, as a veteran I'll just have to take in all the love on Friday and get my game on Saturday. :)
I think you are confusing the USPS, with UPS/FedEx. As far as I know, both companies recognize Veteran's Day, but don't actually observe them. So you might indeed get Skyrim tomorrow. :)
 
G

Guest

I wonder how many of these reviews are bought...
Probably not many outright bought (although it isn't like there is a controlling interest preventing this..), but any review done in time for launch is pretty sus.

Launch reviews = good traffic, so sites want them. PR wants them too, but ideally only if they're positive. If a PR company finds a particular outlet is not overly friendly with launch reviews, then they may start to see less and less of them. It's an eco system designed to produce good publicity. While I'm sure there are plenty of launch reviews that aren't entirely positive, the outlets that do them have to have a good enough relationship with PR to do so, so put two and two together - they'll always approach them from a positive standpoint. You can read it in the tone of most launch reviews that aren't A+ or 9/10 etc - excuse making over criticisms.
 
G

Guest

So the first 3 were amazing, and the fourth one was just okay, and that's your reason for not buying number 5. Good reasoning there buddy.
 

PinothyJ

Posts: 491   +39
Guest said:
I wonder how many of these reviews are bought...
Probably not many outright bought (although it isn't like there is a controlling interest preventing this..), but any review done in time for launch is pretty sus.

Launch reviews = good traffic, so sites want them. PR wants them too, but ideally only if they're positive. If a PR company finds a particular outlet is not overly friendly with launch reviews, then they may start to see less and less of them. It's an eco system designed to produce good publicity. While I'm sure there are plenty of launch reviews that aren't entirely positive, the outlets that do them have to have a good enough relationship with PR to do so, so put two and two together - they'll always approach them from a positive standpoint. You can read it in the tone of most launch reviews that aren't A+ or 9/10 etc - excuse making over criticisms.
Considering a LOT of the 100% reviews have a negative mentioned in the blurb on Metacritic is a testament to these reviewers inability to properly and accurately deliver their ratings.

Hmph…
 

TomSEA

Posts: 3,292   +1,976
You guys are right - I got my shipment notice from UPS and in fact, will be delivered by UPS. Woot!
 
G

Guest

No one has said really that much about the hand to hand combat. I understand it still exists but the skill has been removed and no one can give a good answer on what new category governs it if any or how its damage is influenced by level or health ect. ect .
 

motrin

Posts: 166   +17
time to tank up my sneak again.. (that was the first attribute I maxed out in the last game) I guess you could say, I'm a sneaky snake
 

Relic

Posts: 1,372   +17
Game is looking way better than I anticipated, might have to go pick it up later today :) . I am reading about some binding/mouse issues with the UI though, but doesn't appear to be that bad. Hopefully they will patch it asap.
 

treetops

Posts: 3,065   +784
I think ill give this genre another go, thought it was like wow single player last time I checked it out. Go kill 5 wolfs and report back! Bleh!
 
G

Guest

Im probably going to get burned at the stake for daring to insult this game, But after playing for several hours today dissapointment is an understatement.

After fighting a troll across a small shallow river, i discovered he was scared of the 1 foot deep water and providing i stood in it i could happily shoot arrows at his head while he stood on the bank, scared in case he got his toes wet.

First epic dragon fight!!! Dragon flew about for a bit, eventually he landed and sat nice and still till i put enough arrows in him till he was dead..

Horses it seems gallop at the same speed as a human, And being presented with a hill causes them to gallop on there SIDE up the hills..

Control interface is truly truly awful, consoles have a lot to answer for...

General collision detection, Can jump on to some rocks, but cant jump while on it? Running in 3rd person sees my chars legs dissapear in to the scenery, Cant jump over 2 foot high fences.. ect ect

Dissapointing dx9.c graphics.

I could list probably another 50 things, Parts are so bad its almost funny ( exept i paid for it)

Nostalgia and sentimentality aside, this game sucks.