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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Wife pre-ordered for me on Amazon for our anniversary (anniversary was 11/9/2011 - released and arrived on 11/11/2011). Just started playing last night.

    WOW. I'll lose hours of time playing this game. Massive open-world game. Very good graphics. Many tweaks to what you found in Oblivion. You can make your own weapons/armor from the stuff you get out in the world (ores/pelts). The complex leveling system has been simplified, leaving you focus on gameplay with less attention spent on effective leveling. Dual handed combat....so cool....with your two hands you can either: equip a two-handed weapon (like Oblivion), equip a single-handed weapon and shield (like Oblivion), equip two single-handed weapons (new), equip a single-handed weapon and spell (new).

    Fun stuff.

    Here's a good link for gamers who make the plunge and dive into Skyrim.

    Skyrim UESPWiki

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    Yeah, it's awesome.
    The rebuild is complete.

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    Can you equip 2 shields and go grab a sandwich while getting pummeled by frost spiders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laser Show;711343;
    Can you equip 2 shields and go grab a sandwich while getting pummeled by frost spiders?
    I've heard that will come with the first downloadable expansion pack. The store version will have a voucher for a free sub at Subway.

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    What a bunch of nerds. Can't you all just watch Star Trek like normal people?!
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    I'm getting this and Dark Souls in early January. It's going to be a busy gaming Spring.
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    Sounds great ORS. I will buy it.
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    I played morrowind and oblivion and this is far and away the best. Like the new leveling system, and really like the revamped battle mode. Having to craft and enchant again bring me back to Morrowind. It's just flat out incredible.

    Also, they got rid of the leveled opponent thing they debuted in oblivion, so if you venture too deep too early, you're gonna get wrecked
    The rebuild is complete.

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    I will be buying this after my next CPA exam. I loved Oblivion. Morrowind was great, but the combat system was brutal. The story was way more engaging than Oblivion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonianmarch;711397;
    I played morrowind and oblivion and this is far and away the best. Like the new leveling system, and really like the revamped battle mode. Having to craft and enchant again bring me back to Morrowind. It's just flat out incredible.

    Also, they got rid of the leveled opponent thing they debuted in oblivion, so if you venture too deep too early, you're gonna get wrecked
    Also, the new leveling system has a more "real" feel to it. With over 250 skill perk options, where you gain only 1 perk per level-up, and the max level of possible level-ups at around 80, you really have to be judgmental about perk selection. Ie, you have to put some thought into where you want to be very strong and where you want to allow yourself some weakness. In Oblivion, if you employed effective leveling, you could be excellent across the board. Here, you'll need to specialize based on your gameplay (thief, warrior, mage). Sure, you'll be able to mix it up some, but it looks like there will have to be some sacrafice, which is more realistic.

    Oh, and the dungeons seem epic so far in comparison to the other titles in the series.

    EDIT: True about getting wrecked, at least in terms of dungeon exploration. However, per the pre-release stuff I read, the dungeons lock at your level when you enter them. Therefore, you can glitch the game by going into each dungeon early, even if you don't clear it, and come back at a higher level and clean house. However, I'm not sure how that will work with multi-tiered dungeons. I assume you need to work your way into those other tiers to lock them too, which could prove difficult early on.

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    I was a huge fan of Morrowind/Oblivion. I was planning to pick up Skyrim as soon as I finish Dark Souls....

    And in all fairness, I am at the last boss of that game.

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    I was a level 7 and running thru the thieves guild quests, and ran across a dragon caller. I died in one spell hit. I like that.
    The rebuild is complete.

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    lol jk

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    I went and picked it up this weekend, amazing game. I like that you can lure dragons towards giants and the giants will help destroy them.

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    Can't stop playing it. I think I logged 30 hours in 3 days right after it came out haha.

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