FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PS3, PC Saturday, November 12, 2011 | 5:00 PM

Our videos of Skyrim

Our videos of Skyrim

In the days of yore, back in 2006, a valiant knight going by the name of Lord BlimBlim of Xboxyde began an adventurous quest which led the young and nonetheless brave Snoopette he controlled to very dangerous grounds. A quest that had taken our great tyrant in the deep forests of Oblivion, to places where romanticism and animal genocide went hand in hand. Five years later, the task to take you on a new journey is now mine, your humble servant, further north to the realm of Skyrim. Snoopette, now too old to face the dangers lurking in the bushes, has given way to her young and beautiful daughter, Princess Blimounette of Geek Castle, no less.

The first 10 minutes - Part 1
The first 10 minutes - Part 2
Cave - Part 1
Cave - Part 2
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Stroll (PC)
Stroll 2 (PC)
Cave (PC)
Dragon (PC)

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Commented on 2011-11-12 17:11:31
finally got to play it :D

fucking awesome :D theiving mages rule :D
Commented on 2011-11-12 17:30:00
Best game of the year for me!

I am in love with this game, something I didnt expect to with its hit reaction (which I still think its bad), but the overal experience is magnificent.

When I can make my character look like this in a open world fantasy RPG with its visuals and art its something else.
http://s9.postimage.org/a6zgiky31/TESV_2011_11_12_12_54_50_38.jpg

Robin Hood-ish + magic, perfect!
Commented on 2011-11-12 18:00:20
Yours like mine..ish :)
Commented on 2011-11-12 18:15:32 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
Yours like mine..ish :)
I will probably go Maximus style, just need the Stormcloak light armor and add some dual wield weapons as perks :D
Though I like my character's beard more than Maximus hehe, though the hair is the same, the short black one.
Whats funny is that as soon as I slapped on the imperial armor on my character he looked like a roman soldier lol

I am guessing you are going with mage build?
Commented on 2011-11-12 22:20:11
looks really awesome! dang I might have to buy this :(
Commented on 2011-11-13 01:44:02
Game of the year for sure. It's exceptionally good in every way.
Commented on 2011-11-13 01:56:42
really didn't expect much from this. wasn't a big fan of fallout 3, the setting wasn't for me, and was sort of afraid this game would feel too "fallout-ey" but I was wrong. played 12 hours so far and have only done one main quest, and still overwhelmed by the amount of side quest I have finished. so much content every corner you turn it is insane. a worthy buy most definitely.

as for my character, I went with a mix of archer/one-handed weapons/descruction spells/restoration skills. keeps the combat varied switching from swords, to archery, back to sword with spells, and then just all spells. works well for every situation i been in so far, but i guess u can say that about most skills as they all seem to be very well balanced.
Commented on 2011-11-13 02:07:46
Well damn. I bought uncharted 3 on release day and haven't even played it yet. Although undoubtedly it is a good game I'm sure, I now wish I had gone with skyrim PC instead.
Commented on 2011-11-13 02:22:38 In reply to moroboshi
Posted by moroboshi
Game of the year for sure. It's exceptionally good in every way.
I've been enjoying it quite a bit, but the level of polish on a lot of animations, even during scripted events where they should be good, is pretty bad actually. I thought we'd be past characters sliding around not holding the ground by now, but even the opening sequence(probably the most important for sucking you into the world) had characters sliding into place because they didn't quite line up where they were supposed to.
Commented on 2011-11-13 02:36:11
The initial journey to see the Greybeards up in High Hrothgar, the highest peak in Skyrim, has been my highlight so far. Really gives you a feel for the scale of this game.
Commented on 2011-11-13 02:48:22 In reply to Covert
Posted by Covert
The initial journey to see the Greybeards up in High Hrothgar, the highest peak in Skyrim, has been my highlight so far. Really gives you a feel for the scale of this game.
Cool. I'm actually just about to do this bit. Off I go!
Commented on 2011-11-13 03:50:37
Just got inducted into the Dark Brotherhood :) The wait has been well worth it. Loving every minute of it!
Commented on 2011-11-13 04:20:31 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Cool. I'm actually just about to do this bit. Off I go!
I have to agree with Covert, the sense of scope is simply unreal - unlike anything I've ever witnessed in a video game before.

There's just so much on offer, and so much of it is done right. I'm an absolute fantasy nut, so Skyrim is gaming heaven for me. The music, the art, the variation in gameplay... it just all comes together in a magnificant package. I'll that some aspects are slightly unpolished, and some animations are a bit clunky and awkward still, but there is just so much there that I can't help but look past the little, insignificant niggles and view the bigger, beautiful picture.

It's also worth noting how diverse the world itself is, not only in terms of visual detail but in tone as well. I've just completed my favourite side quest so far (and discovered something really cool soon after), and the location in which it took place was so eerie and mysterious... really gave me a sense of wonder.

I'd been waiting for this ever since I 'completed' Oblivion pretty much. And truly, honestly, it's been worth the wait. I'm in love.
Commented on 2011-11-13 04:54:26 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
some aspects are slightly unpolished, and some animations are a bit clunky and awkward still
While fighting an enemy archer, he had his bow drawn while strafing, and his feet didn't move at all despite covering a fair bit of ground.

Looking at the big picture and enjoying it is definitely the way to go, but describing some of the aspects as being only "slightly" unpolished is definitely underplaying how bad some of these things are, objectively speaking.

I dunno, maybe as far as open-world RPGs go, it's on par polish-wise?
Commented on 2011-11-13 05:11:40 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
I have to agree with Covert, the sense of scope is simply unreal - unlike anything I've ever witnessed in a video game before.

There's just so much on offer, and so much of it is done right. I'm an absolute fantasy nut, so Skyrim is gaming heaven for me. The music, the art, the variation in gameplay... it just all comes together in a magnificant package. I'll that some aspects are slightly unpolished, and some animations are a bit clunky and awkward still, but there is just so much there that I can't help but look past the little, insignificant niggles and view the bigger, beautiful picture.

It's also worth noting how diverse the world itself is, not only in terms of visual detail but in tone as well. I've just completed my favourite side quest so far (and discovered something really cool soon after), and the location in which it took place was so eerie and mysterious... really gave me a sense of wonder.

I'd been waiting for this ever since I 'completed' Oblivion pretty much. And truly, honestly, it's been worth the wait. I'm in love.
Jeez.. hyperbole much?
Commented on 2011-11-13 08:18:27
The genius in Skyrim's design comes from the fact that the World Bethesda has created is a plot device in itself, which in turn allows the main quest and sidesquests to feel unified. That's been the issue with Bethesda games they drop in a world and nothing seems instinctively progressive. The fact that the world is an overarching plot of political intrigue, mythological mysteries and the like it allows for sidequests to fall into the same and answer many things pertaining to the main quest.
Commented on 2011-11-13 10:17:11
Looks really clunky but I guess it was never going to be my thing, looks like the shit on Zelda's pointy shoes to be honest.
Commented on 2011-11-13 12:49:49 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
I have to agree with Covert, the sense of scope is simply unreal - unlike anything I've ever witnessed in a video game before.

There's just so much on offer, and so much of it is done right. I'm an absolute fantasy nut, so Skyrim is gaming heaven for me. The music, the art, the variation in gameplay... it just all comes together in a magnificant package. I'll that some aspects are slightly unpolished, and some animations are a bit clunky and awkward still, but there is just so much there that I can't help but look past the little, insignificant niggles and view the bigger, beautiful picture.

It's also worth noting how diverse the world itself is, not only in terms of visual detail but in tone as well. I've just completed my favourite side quest so far (and discovered something really cool soon after), and the location in which it took place was so eerie and mysterious... really gave me a sense of wonder.

I'd been waiting for this ever since I 'completed' Oblivion pretty much. And truly, honestly, it's been worth the wait. I'm in love.
Agree :)
Commented on 2011-11-13 14:30:48 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Jeez.. hyperbole much?
Not really. That's my take on the game, based on the 12 or so hours I've had with it. Just because you disagree or don't believe it to be as good as that doesn't make it hyperbole; that's just my view on Skyrim, you'll have yours no doubt.

I didn't realise we all had to conform to the Church of Grift?
Commented on 2011-11-13 15:06:46
I just love to be on the low ground and look up on the highest peak of the snowy mountain and now I can actually go there.
And once you go to High Hrothgar, WOW, now THAT is pure scale in a game, and the blizzard effect is amazing.

@Blmbox
Dont worry about Grift lol.
I agree with you 100% percent. From a fantasy fan to another, this is magnificent for us (and I didnt even like Oblivion). Everything in this game comes out so good, from combat mechanics (combinations...etc.) to the scale, to art and music, just great.
Commented on 2011-11-13 17:29:40
i don't get it .. the more i watch the' more i get bored .. why the hell did it get a 9 on GS
why is everyone so hooked with it
Commented on 2011-11-13 18:28:30 In reply to abdelrahmanm
Posted by abdelrahmanm
i don't get it .. the more i watch the' more i get bored .. why the hell did it get a 9 on GS
why is everyone so hooked with it
Maybe try playing it instead of watching videos.... unless you're just trolling of course.
Commented on 2011-11-13 18:43:02
oh boy, there is going to be a lott of butthurt boyos when skyrim starts kicking ass and taking goty awards left and right.
Commented on 2011-11-13 20:53:36 In reply to abdelrahmanm
Posted by abdelrahmanm
i don't get it .. the more i watch the' more i get bored .. why the hell did it get a 9 on GS
why is everyone so hooked with it
After about 20 hours, i'm not sure tbh. It's not a bad game, far from it, i just think i'm over this typical bethesda template that we've seen in oblivion, fallout, fallout new vegas and now this. Kinda like how i'm over the same old same old R* open world template that they use over and over again. I expected more from it really. Maybe things will change the more i play. But i cant imagine things will?
Commented on 2011-11-13 21:21:20 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
After about 20 hours, i'm not sure tbh. It's not a bad game, far from it, i just think i'm over this typical bethesda template that we've seen in oblivion, fallout, fallout new vegas and now this. Kinda like how i'm over the same old same old R* open world template that they use over and over again. I expected more from it really. Maybe things will change the more i play. But i cant imagine things will?
At least is it better than Oblivion? I was pretty sure it was going to be a bit overrated tbh.
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