Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda Softworks - Release: 11.11.11
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda Softworks - Release: 11.11.11
Jan 10 2011, 11:31 AM
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Still quite a way till release, and there isn't much info about this game yet. But i thought i may as well start a thread anyway.
Game Informer magazine recently published a new article exposing a number of new features. one of the main features is the levelling system which has been re-designed to allow more freedom to the characters. You're no longer bound to certain skills defined by your character class. You can choose skills and level them unlocking perks. Kind of like how Fallout works.
Another nice new feature is Dual wielding. Which allows you to equip any weapon or spell to each hand and using both at the same time. Obviously different combinations will give you different effects.
The character creation has been redefined also, allowing you to create characters in more depth.
The release date has been set for the 11.11.11. So we still have just under a year to wait.
Here is a teaser trailer, not much but it's still something:
I just found this on Wikia too:
Skyrim is a fictional region in The Elder Scrolls series of games. It is the home of the Nords.
Skyrim, the home of the Nords and the next base set of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Also known as the Old Kingdom or the Fatherland, was the first of the regions of Tamriel to be settled by humans, who migrated there from the land of Atmora in the north. The date of this migration is unknown, although it was during the time before the full flourishing of Elvish civlization. According to legend, Ysgramor landed first at Hsaarik Head, at the extreme northern tip of Skyrim's Broken Cape. It is said that he and his companions were fleeing a civil war in Atmora, which then supported a sizable population. They named the land Mereth, after the many elves that roamed the virgin forests of Tamriel.
For a long while, relations between the Elves and men were relatively peaceful. However, the Elves, seeing that the Nords, with their vastly shorter lifespans, fast rates of physical maturation and expedient (by Elvish standards) reproductive cycle, would eventually overtake them if left unchecked. At the time, men were viewed by Elves as being primitive and animal-like, and it was seen as no great moral remission to stop the spread of a potentially disastrous invasive species, who would destabilize the Tamrielic ecosystem. Thusly, Elvish pogroms razed the city of Saarthal on what became known as the Night of Tears. Only Ysgramor and two sons escaped back to Atmora, and, seeing the tenuous peace which had developed between the various factions, recognized the opportunity for their plight to become a great uniter for humanity as a whole. Within a few years, Ysgramor returned to Skyrim with an army known as the "Five Hundred Companions", composed of the heroes of the Atmoran civil war who, without much hesitation, drove the elves out and laid the foundations for the First Empire of Men.
Elves persisted within the borders of Skyrim until the reign of the Thirteenth of the Ysgramor Dynasty, King Harald, at the beginning of the First Era. Harald was the first to relinquish all holdings in Atmora (Until that time, the Nords of Atmora and Skyrim had been considered the same group), proclaiming that the people of Skyrim were an independent people. All humans on Tamriel are descended from these Nords, although some bloodlines run thin.
Vrage the Gifted started the expansion that would eventually lead to the First Empire of Men. Within fifty years of his reign, the Nords ruled all of Skyrim, as well as parts of High Rock, Cyrodiil, and the Dunmer lands of Morrowind. The acquisition of Morrowind was particularly bloody, still remembered in Morrowind today (The purpose of the formation of the Chimer-Dwemer kingdom of Resdayn was to expel the Nords).
The system which chose the successors to the empire eventually proved to be the Empire's undoing. For a great while the Moot, a gathering of the lords of the many different Holds, chose the successor to the Empire. This lasted well until the death of King Borgas, when the Moot failed to nominate the popular successor. From this came the disastrous Skyrim War of Succession, during which time High Rock, Cyrodiil, and Morrowind provinces seceded with little resistance from the Nords. The war did not end until the Pact of Chieftans, when the Moot was established to convene only when there was no clear successor.
Anyone else looking forward to this game? Oblivion was a mammoth of a game, and then fallout 3/vegas was created on an improved version of the same engine. So looking at Oblivion and Fallout, you can see a lot can be accomplished with the next Elder Scrolls addition. I've always enjoyed the fantasy landscapes and weaponry/magics offered in the Elder Scolls series.
This post has been edited by DuPz0r: Jan 10 2011, 11:37 AM
Feb 15 2011, 09:24 PM
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the elder scrolls series more closely resembles dungeons and dragons... not sure where the indy reference comes from ... it's the now over-done story of elves, orcs, wizards, dragons and warriors... and throw in some reptilian and cat people too...
...and i don't recall any zelda-like puzzles in oblivion so, not sure where that reference comes from... maybe the screenshot of the guy that kind of looks like link with the horse in the background?! ... that's my favorite screenshot above by the way... i love the look of the downed tree and hope to see a lot more of that in games...
This post has been edited by bOnEs: Feb 15 2011, 09:28 PM
Oh, good one. The "you're on the internet so you must have no life" insult isn't moronic or unoriginal at all. You must, without a doubt, be a very important member of society, not at all a waste of the already barely valuable gift of life.
As is the case for everyone who takes issue with people who make them sad on the internet, you are one of two kinds of people:
You are exactly what you claim I am, and that is a lonely, pathetic basement dweller. You life is spent eating eight pounds of junk food per day, masturbating to anything you find online that's even remotely feminine, and wishing you had good looks and social skills. You continue to live with your mother until she dies of a combination of lung cancer and liver failure brought on by the chain-smoking and heavy drinking she used to cope with what a failure you are. Your mother mercifully dead and free of the living embodiment of failure she regretfully thrust from her loins, the bills start to pile up and you, unemployed and unable to pay these bills (of course), lose the house and everything in it. Somehow even more of a failure than you already were, you wander from place to place eating out of dumpsters and sleeping in your own filth until you finally die of AIDS, which you contracted from a diseased whore you scrounged up enough money to pay for, so you could finally lose your virginity while at the same time pretending that your mother was back in your life.
You are the type who was an athlete in high school, who was genetically doomed to be an idiot but managed to finish school and even get a college scholarship because you were so good at a worthless children's game. You went off to college with a suitcase full of polo shirts and condoms, the polo shirts, because you're a douche, and the condoms to prevent you from impregnating the dim-witted young college girls whom you could never touch without the aid of Rohypnol, a drug you refer to as "roofies" because you can neither spell or pronounce Rohypnol. You scrape by with borderline D's for the next four years, and leave the campus to go out into the real world where your realize you're not intelligent or talented enough to do anything of value with your life. Misery and minimum wage ensues for thirty years, then you blow your brains out, and your corpse, alone and forgotten, is not discovered until the smell of rotting flesh seeps under your door and your bodily fluids finally soak through the floor of your studio apartment and into the room below you. Your body is cremated, the ashes scraped into a garbage bin because there was no one in your life who valued you enough to pay for a casket, funeral, or burial plot.
You're undoubtedly one of the two, otherwise you would have better things to do than complain about the theme of a forum that doesn't care about anything you have to say.
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