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Title: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: Tpek on February 07, 2012, 12:52:01 PM
First thread over the Grogheads:

Check out Skyrim on Steam.
Bethesda released a new free optional DLC that adds new high resolution textures to the game for even a more beautiful look.

And to celebrate it the game's on discount, 40$ instead of 60$ (yeah, still not cheap and yet cheaper).
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Post by: Gusington on February 07, 2012, 12:56:32 PM
^Thanks for the note on the hi res.
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: LongBlade on February 07, 2012, 12:57:37 PM
Thanks. I've played my money's worth out of Skyrim. If you like it, you'll love it and it will be worth the price.
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: Tpek on February 07, 2012, 01:07:15 PM
Thanks. I've played my money's worth out of Skyrim. If you like it, you'll love it and it will be worth the price.

I've still yet to finish it.
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: Bismarck on February 07, 2012, 01:20:02 PM
What's it about?
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: Gusington on February 07, 2012, 01:23:07 PM
^Huge open ended RPG set in a Norse inspired mythical world. Has become one of my favorite games in a long time. I had to step away for a while in fear of becoming addicted.
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: LongBlade on February 07, 2012, 01:25:18 PM
Thanks. I've played my money's worth out of Skyrim. If you like it, you'll love it and it will be worth the price.

I've still yet to finish it.

My advice is to put off the main quest for as long as possible. I still played after it, but the anticipation wasn't as great.

OTOH, if you really hate those random dragon attacks then you might want to finish it. Dragons will still attack from time to time, but not anything like the frequency if the quest is still open.
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Post by: Bismarck on February 07, 2012, 01:44:15 PM
Reminiscent of Wizardy I.  Taking out Werdna was easy and anti-climatic.

Wizardy I was the only RPG I every played with other guys I was the only one with an Apple and we played for hours.  When we got to Werdna's cube, we gathered like a SWAT team, checking health, position and magic points. We went in blazing and he only got off one spell.

Good times.
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 07, 2012, 02:37:15 PM
Can't post now. Gotta go get it!!!
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: Staggerwing on February 07, 2012, 05:58:20 PM
Is it worth getting the Prima guide as well? the two together are just 10 bucks more. Bear in mind that I'm only a tiny bit into
Oblivion and I'm completely lost. Will I get more out of Skyrim if I RTFM?
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: LongBlade on February 07, 2012, 06:13:01 PM
Is it worth getting the Prima guide as well? the two together are just 10 bucks more. Bear in mind that I'm only a tiny bit into
Oblivion and I'm completely lost. Will I get more out of Skyrim if I RTFM?

I wouldn't. There are a bunch of wiki sites out there that can give you help if you need it. Just google "Skyrim vampire quest" or whatever and you'll find what you need.
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Post by: Gusington on February 07, 2012, 06:14:57 PM
^I respectfully disagree. I have it and love it. It's really well written and I enjoy the game more because of it. I use it as a reference.
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: Staggerwing on February 07, 2012, 06:20:09 PM
Since face time with my computer is less abundant than in previous years I may just get the guide. I'm starting a diet soon
so I'll just say I'm spending my fast-food money.
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: LongBlade on February 07, 2012, 06:35:47 PM
^I respectfully disagree. I have it and love it. It's really well written and I enjoy the game more because of it. I use it as a reference.

Yeah, but you're lame.
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Post by: Arctic Blast on February 07, 2012, 06:44:38 PM
Oh, come on! I JUST finished complaining about having too many games 2 threads ago! Stupid lack of willpower...
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: Fighting Farmer on February 08, 2012, 05:00:18 PM
Oh, come on! I JUST finished complaining about having too many games 2 threads ago! Stupid lack of willpower...

I think I'll wait for the GOTY edition. Besides I still purchased and yet to have play Elder Scrolls III & IV, Fallout III & Las Vegas, Mass Effect I & II, Dragon Age I & II, etc...

I've got to quit sleeping, eating meals, etc.. to free up more game playing time.
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Post by: Arctic Blast on February 08, 2012, 11:29:21 PM
Oh, come on! I JUST finished complaining about having too many games 2 threads ago! Stupid lack of willpower...

I think I'll wait for the GOTY edition. Besides I still purchased and yet to have play Elder Scrolls III & IV, Fallout III & Las Vegas, Mass Effect I & II, Dragon Age I & II, etc...

I've got to quit sleeping, eating meals, etc.. to free up more game playing time.

I bought it. And I pre-ordered CK2. And I'm 6 hours in to Kingdom of Amalur.

I need help.  :o ;D
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: W.S. Hancock on February 09, 2012, 09:08:38 AM
^I respectfully disagree. I have it and love it. It's really well written and I enjoy the game more because of it. I use it as a reference.

I am with Gus on this.  I have the hardbound collectors edition Prima Guide, which also gives me a code to activate an interactive online game map as well, which has dozens of filters for quest items, skill books, trainers, etc, and invaluable and time saving resource. 

The Prima Guide is extremely well written and informative, IMHO one of the best I have seen in years -- you dont get the feeling like you do with so many others that you are simply paying for the manual you didnt get with the game because the developer was too cheap/lazy to give you a real manual.  Instead, the thing is a real strategy guide and more.
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: twitter3 on February 09, 2012, 09:12:18 AM
Oh, come on! I JUST finished complaining about having too many games 2 threads ago! Stupid lack of willpower...

I think I'll wait for the GOTY edition. Besides I still purchased and yet to have play Elder Scrolls III & IV, Fallout III & Las Vegas, Mass Effect I & II, Dragon Age I & II, etc...

I've got to quit sleeping, eating meals, etc.. to free up more game playing time.

I bought it. And I pre-ordered CK2. And I'm 6 hours in to Kingdom of Amalur.

I need help.  :o ;D

AB - How are you liking KoA?  What would you compare it to?
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 09, 2012, 08:45:23 PM
Oh, come on! I JUST finished complaining about having too many games 2 threads ago! Stupid lack of willpower...

I think I'll wait for the GOTY edition. Besides I still purchased and yet to have play Elder Scrolls III & IV, Fallout III & Las Vegas, Mass Effect I & II, Dragon Age I & II, etc...

I've got to quit sleeping, eating meals, etc.. to free up more game playing time.

I bought it. And I pre-ordered CK2. And I'm 6 hours in to Kingdom of Amalur.

I need help.  :o ;D

AB - How are you liking KoA?  What would you compare it to?

Put it this way - I'm 6 hours in, I've barely touched the main storyline, and I feel like I'm just scratching the surface. The world is enormous. You can just explore around and keep finding things : monsters to fight, chests to open, side quests everywhere. There's a full alchemy system that encourages experimentation...of course, sometimes you'll light yourself on fire. Other times, you'll discover the formula for healing potions. There's a full blacksmithing system that lets you take apart old gear for parts, create your own weapons and armor (for use or profit) and add gems to items with open slots.

Every time you level up, you'll add 1 point to a skill (Alchemy, Blacksmithing, other stuff along those lines), then 3 points to any/all of the 3 ability trees : Might, Finesse and Sorcery. Based on investment in those trees, you'll then have a chance to change your class. Classes are less permanent character types and more character adjustments that you might find yourself changing every single time you level up.

I personally like the combat, but it's very action oriented, and you'll unlock new moves and special abilities as you play. If you don't like actively rolling past enemies and hitting a backslash before leaping away and trying for a shield parry, you won't like this game. As you fight, you slowly build up your rage meter. Eventually, you can enter a bizarre alternate realm where you're moving very quickly through a sort of spirit plain as you smash on bad guys, with the chance to finish one in brutal fashion for bonus XP.

It isn't perfect by any means. As I mentioned, you won't like it if action oriented combat bothers you. Some of the writing is fairly lame. Some of the quests suck. But overall, I'm enjoying it so far. And even with all the character customization, it doesn't sound like you can 'break' your character build (which is one of the lamest 'features' of old school RPG's, at least in my opinion).

Download the demo and give it a play for a few hours if you're interested.
Title: Re: Skyrim on discount (Steam), plus new free DLC
Post by: LongBlade on February 09, 2012, 08:58:18 PM
For some reason Origin didn't work when I installed it. I guess I'll have to fix it and give it a shot.