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?