1. That this will be on everyone’s shortlist for Game of the Year is not in doubt.

    Whether it will run on my aging machine is.

  2. Man, that song alone might get me to finally play an Elder Scrolls game.

  3. katrel said :
    Man, that song alone might get me to finally play an Elder Scrolls game.  

    Yeah, I’ve never really been interested in a game in this series before, but this looks pretty badass. Waiting for it to come out and all the dust to settle before I decide though.

  4. It looks like I’ll have to wait until I upgrade my PC before I get play it but it looks great.
    I’m not sure I trust this trailer though, while it’s supposedly a gameplay trailer, it has no HUD even when in combat.

  5. I’ve lost over 200 hours between the last two Bethesda RPGs. My gaming life is pretty much owned again on 11.11.11.

  6. TES is my crack cocaine. 200+ hours on Oblivion alone (and its many fantastic fan mods).

  7. I just realized that even after playing hundreds of hours both Morrowind and Oblivion, I have never finished their main quest. I have never seen an Oblivion Gate, for example.

  8. memo said :
    I just realized that even after playing hundreds of hours both Morrowind and Oblivion, I have never finished their main quest. I have never seen an Oblivion Gate, for example.  

    Never…seen… Oblivion…gate…. hundreds of hours…. never seen…. Obli….

    *head asplode*

    So you never fought the Battle of Bruma? You have not confronted Mehrunes Dagon? Never secured Cloud Ruler Temple? OMG. You have SO MUCH of that game left to play.

    I envy you.

    A conservative estimate of the time I have spent playing Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Fallout: New Vegas would probably be… hold on, lemme get a calculator… around 800 hours. So, over a month. Of gaming 24/7. Never stopping to eat, sleep, or excrete. One full solid month of my life has been sucked into these wonderful, wonderful games. All on consoles. Never even looked at a mod.

    I am BEYOND excited for Skyrim. If I can fish and farm and mine? Jeebus. A little hut out in the wilderness, near a stream… I’ll grow alchemical herbs, craft some weapons and armor, hunt stag in the forest for sustenance, clear out the nearby dungeons, eventually acquire a jaw-droppingly comprehensive armamentarium of potions, and THEN start questing for real.

    I am seriously considering consulting a doctor about the feasibility of chemically inducing a coma so that the next time I wake up it is 11/11/11. I can’t wait for this game.

  9. BOP: I, too, got only as far as closing the first Oblivion gate before spending the next 250 hours installing a metric fuckton of mods and picking flowers.

  10. I never closed the final Oblivion gate either. I just got… distracted. Not with mods, I played both Fallout 3 and Oblivion on XBox360, but with expansions. All of the other stories were so much more engaging than the main story quest. I should play through again, take the more direct route. See how it all ends.

    Of course, I should also finish Dragon Age:Origins before the sequel comes out as that’s another game that had me too distracted to finish the main story thread.

  11. absalom said :
    250 hours installing a metric fuckton of mods and picking flowers.  

    That pretty well sums up how I remember Oblivion

  12. This year…it is a bad year in games if you plan on keeping your job. That’s all I’m saying.

  13. Oh, and back on topic for a moment: that trailer’s in-game footage is from the Xbox360 version of the game.

    FUCK YEAH

  14. Ok well this is gonna make this year go a bit slower isn’t it. Awesome trailer with Morrowind music.

  15. BitterOldPunk said : #

    Ok well this is gonna make this year go a bit slower isn’t it. Awesome trailer with Morrowind music.

    Yeah, I’m always split about pc with sweet mods versus console for TES titles since I switched to only using smallish (read: non-dedicated gaming) laptops only (no desktop machine). I usually to buy at the high end of the curve so the new stuff will generally run, but performance tends to be a bit crap.

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