Gaming Press Gets Firsthand Look at Skyrim

Skyrim Dragon

Skyrim, oh Skyrim. Why you got to look so fantastic?

It seems that the gaming press got an awesome firsthand look at one of this year’s most anticipated releases, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, over the weekend. Multiple outlets are talking about how awesome the game looked in motion, how impressive the new engine was, and the overall improvement of the game’s interface and even NPC interactions. Let it be known that I hate these people for getting to see this game so early.

My favorite preview of the lot would have to be the write-up that Joystiq did. Inside, you’ll find information about how alive the towns looked with NPC activity and the way that combat works (each hand is mapped to a different trigger). However, I think the most curious part of the previews would have to be the description of the dragon attack, which Bethesda swears is completely unscripted.

From the VG247 preview:

Howard made a point by saying that the game’s dragon fights are real-time.

“The dragons, I promise you, are unscripted. I don’t know what he’s going to do, I don’t know where he’s going to go. They are our big boss fights,” he says.

OK, so imagine the cougar from Red Dead Redemption… except it’s a mother effing dragon. Yeah.

Anyway, these previews got me even more jazzed up to get a taste of Skyrim this fall. What are your thoughts?

Source – Joystiq and VG247

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5 thoughts on “Gaming Press Gets Firsthand Look at Skyrim”

  1. I see you too are as excited about this as me haha. So much so we may be thinking about the same things.

    Im super excited by the info they have listed. The dragons being unscripted and having no cap is going to be fantastic. Looking at the pictures of the new races, such improvements. The menue and interface improvements sound fantastic as well. I cant wait for this. I think its simply going to be spectacular.

  2. Ugh, ANOTHER game I have to buy! Brink, LA Noire, Deus Ex 3, Skyrim…

    Anyway, Skyrim does look awesome. I never played Oblivion, so it’ll be cool to jump into a totally new world.

  3. guys since yall are pretty much the best gaming news site out there, get in on these press passes already man!

    It all sounds so good, can’t wait.

  4. I’m excited about it, but I’m going to declare something right now:

    If I get the game and it has anywhere near as many game-breaking glitches as Oblivion or Fallout 3 then I’m going to never buy a Bethesda game ever again. I’m tired of getting really good games that are so broken, it’s soul-crushing. I had 40+ hours put into Oblivion when it decided to empty every chest in the game forever. Several times in Fallout 3 while walking I’d start walking on the sky. If Skyrim has this kind of shit, I’m done torturing myself.

    But yeah, besides that rant, what I’ve seen looks really beautiful, I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  5. I just hope it’s minimal with the bugs and glitches. If it is, I may just re-instill my faith in Bethesda.

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