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Post by trog @ 09:49am 13/09/11 | 27 Comments
Fresh from the Bethesda blog comes over 20 minutes of recorded gameplay video from notch's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim:
In these videos, Todd Howard guides viewers through the presentation that’s been shown at E3, QuakeCon, and PAX Prime!
The three videos are all now available for streaming direct from AusGamers - part 1, part 2, and part 3 you can also download the higher quality videos if you prefer watching in higher definition.

Skyrim is definitely one of the most anticipated titles we've seen in recent times, so make sure you check out the rest of our coverage for more.



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glynd
Posted 10:08am 13/9/11
makes me sad in the pants that i'll still have to wait 2 months for this game :(
demon
Posted 10:32am 13/9/11
looks lush. i only watched 3/4 of the first video... didn't wanna spolierise too much of the gameplay mechanics... but what i saw looks very promising. i look forward to shooting lots of arrows in this new terrain :D
arkter
Posted 10:40am 13/9/11
looks lush. i only watched 3/4 of the first video... didn't wanna spolierise too much of the gameplay mechanics... but what i saw looks very promising. i look forward to shooting lots of arrows in this new terrain :D


This... I spent ages just killing deer and whatnot in oblivion... LOOK ARROW IS STUCK IN DEER HEAD *GLEE*
ravn0s
Posted 11:29am 13/9/11
looks gorgeous and that's just on the 360. hopefully, pc will look even more spectacular.

last edited by ravn0s at 11:29:30 13/Sep/11
Reverend Evil
Posted 11:28am 13/9/11
Definitely looks lovely. There's only two gamebreakers for me with this one. Firstly, if the character moves clunkily/awkward, say like in Dead Island, I'll stop playing. Second is combat. If combat feels like ass then I won't bother either. Oh, prolly should add if you can't remap the whole keyboard that's another.

So apart from those happening this game looks like it will be damn cool.
BladeRunner
Posted 11:41am 13/9/11
Got mine pre-ordered at EB, 2 months is a while to wait but I have Dead Island and soon Red Orchestra 2 to keep me going.
ZaxxoZ
Posted 11:50am 13/9/11
OK I watched all three videos. I remain somewhat bemused. Our hero travels throughout the entire massively mapped game, killing everything in site. Where's the collaboration, the understanding of new and exciting species and the opportunity to make life long friendships with like minded warriors?

Screw that! Just kill everything in site!

No opportunity to play with friends, this looks like a lonely and unhappy game that would leave my soul all but destroyed! Still .. should be a hit with the kiddies eh? .. lol!

Last point, this middle-class, white, American built game smacks of where 'US thinking' is right now. All against the world and kickin' arse wherever it can, to prove its might to the world!

Skyrim? Skyfail!
Nerfy
Posted 12:00pm 13/9/11
I really hope that's a temporary UI, with the giant floating compass and health bar.
qmass
Posted 12:53pm 13/9/11
Seems like they still haven't hired enough good animators. The player character is a big step up but most npcs look like the same old animators slowly getting better at their job but still being way off industry standard. If you compare the horse animation to red dead redemption its like comparing finger painting to oils and brushes. But maybe some of it is placeholder still - the way the npc interacted with that log looked quite good.

On the positive side, Im liking the weather stuff they are doing. The volumetric(is that right?) fog, rather than just fogging consistantly based on range really helps sell the world as its one of the things that noticeably splits real and virtual worlds.

edit: nah nerfy I reckon its so you can see the UI on a tv. - hopefully they rework it for pc.
Enska
Posted 01:21pm 13/9/11
OK I watched all three videos. I remain somewhat bemused. Our hero travels throughout the entire massively mapped game, killing everything in site. Where's the collaboration, the understanding of new and exciting species and the opportunity to make life long friendships with like minded warriors? Screw that! Just kill everything in site! No opportunity to play with friends, this looks like a lonely and unhappy game that would leave my soul all but destroyed! Still .. should be a hit with the kiddies eh? .. lol! Last point, this middle-class, white, American built game smacks of where 'US thinking' is right now. All against the world and kickin' arse wherever it can, to prove its might to the world! Skyrim? Skyfail!



Wow, that gets my vote for weird post of the year.
fpot
Posted 01:30pm 13/9/11
OK I watched all three videos. I remain somewhat bemused. Our hero travels throughout the entire massively mapped game, killing everything in site. Where's the collaboration, the understanding of new and exciting species and the opportunity to make life long friendships with like minded warriors? Screw that! Just kill everything in site! No opportunity to play with friends, this looks like a lonely and unhappy game that would leave my soul all but destroyed! Still .. should be a hit with the kiddies eh? .. lol! Last point, this middle-class, white, American built game smacks of where 'US thinking' is right now. All against the world and kickin' arse wherever it can, to prove its might to the world! Skyrim? Skyfail!
Hmmm, this is a pretty retarded and unfunny post. Possible Door rereg spotted.
carson
Posted 01:36pm 13/9/11
Those were the first vids I had watched of Skyrim and I'm pretty f*****g excited now.

Love the idea of dual wielding weapons/spells. Wonder if you dual wield spells if you can combined two different type to make a bigger spell, ala magicka.
orbitor
Posted 02:23pm 13/9/11
holy s***, how good was the waterfall effects inside the cave in vid 2!
Infidel
Posted 06:05pm 13/9/11
Was looking forward to this but it strangely didnt look different to me than oblivion
Khel
Posted 06:12pm 13/9/11
Holy s***, that Zaxxoz guy sounds exactly like a crazy canadian guy I used to work with. Your name isn't Rhys Paul Hovey is it Zaxxoz?
Nerfy
Posted 06:13pm 13/9/11
Was looking forward to this but it strangely didnt look different to me than oblivion

Yeah, that was actually my reaction. I guess I just think that the more important part, then the slaughtering and scenery and whatnot, is a decent human plot to it all. Morrowind was awesome, it had slaves and drug addled secret imperial agents who you worked for and conflicting religions and frontier lifestyle and whatnot, whereas Oblivion quickly bored me to tears.
BladeRunner
Posted 08:30pm 13/9/11
I liked the animations of the giants on the plains in the video, looked very good. Combat may be a little lack luster but this is not God of War or some arcade game. It can be hard to judge unless we are looking at HD video of the PC retail version. I am sure the first day after launch there will be some UI mods for your Nerfy, If they don't have it in the option or ini file.
Nerfy
Posted 09:03pm 13/9/11
Yeah I had to rely on UI mods last time, mostly to fit the map to a PC screen etc. Their working of the objects (and their details) into the UI is pretty cool (won't be fast, but has a purpose), it's just the huge-ass hovering compass which I was finding mega distracting. As somebody said though, it might be a tv thing. Those crazy console-people.
Pinky
Posted 09:13pm 13/9/11
Looks interesting. I'll give it a crack.
konstie
Posted 09:17pm 13/9/11
they didn't show him jumping in third person!
ravn0s
Posted 08:11am 14/9/11
well this was the UI in oblivion



i prefer skyrims.

last edited by ravn0s at 08:11:28 14/Sep/11
jackflash
Posted 10:26pm 13/9/11
You have to remember this is all previewed on Xbox 360, i'd say there will be a sizeable jump in quality of facial animations, UI etc. for PC, i personally saw oblivion on Xbox and it never looked that good, so i'm pretty confident that the PC version is gonna be really pretty.
Khel
Posted 10:47pm 13/9/11
Can't imagine there being any difference at all in the animations between versions. Higher res textures on the PC version probably, and maybe support for stuff like DX11 and tessellation, but the animations would be the same. The animation in this is already worlds above Oblivion though. It might still not be perfect, but its already looking waaaaaay better.
Infidel
Posted 11:17pm 13/9/11
Yup exactly that Nerfy, I remember morrowind being the first rpg game I got into and there seemed to have been a heap of varying content and just general randomness over the place, oblivion did not seem to have all of that in it, just seemed like a huge crater that was just filled with a forrest and a couple of cities here and there.
Nerfy
Posted 11:24pm 13/9/11
Haha couldn't have put it better, "huge crater" has been how I've always thought of it. Fast travel didn't help, barely "got to know" the places, unlike Morrowind where you'd have a base of operations and it was a frikkin quest to get to a new town in that crazy frontier world (that first run from the boat to Balmora, was f*****g epic).
Morbz
Posted 11:45am 15/9/11
all these comments made me jizz in good and bad ways, anyways lol im really excited about this as i never had the time to get into morrowwind but played and loved it for the short time i did. looks like this will be a life chewer :D
BladeRunner
Posted 12:38pm 15/9/11
Unfortunately its only going to be DX9......save money because the consoles can not do DX11 :(

The UI looks like a great improvement, too bad it was not the PC version so we could see how the mouse interacts with the menus.
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