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Skyrim: Dark Elf race

Skyrim: Dark Elf race

Bethesda has put online a first look at the Dark Elves in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Skyrim will be available on November 11, 2011.

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Commented on 2011-08-10 11:18:35
wow...Bethesda slow down with the teasers.
Commented on 2011-08-10 11:19:28
Night elf rouge.. ;)
Not a elf person, this screen does nothing for me.. aside from that dark castle shit in the background ...
Commented on 2011-08-10 11:50:54 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
Night elf rouge.. ;)
Not a elf person, this screen does nothing for me.. aside from that dark castle shit in the background ...
+1
Commented on 2011-08-10 12:13:33
Cool look.
Commented on 2011-08-10 12:34:09
I'm pretty sure people want to see the quakecon footage and not some angry dark elf...but yeah. Nice castle in the background.
Commented on 2011-08-10 12:54:34
Pfft, he's no Iorveth.
Commented on 2011-08-10 12:58:02 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Pfft, he's no Iorveth.
Yep, he aint no badass :P
Commented on 2011-08-10 13:08:22
lame screenshot is lame. just release the HD footage of qhat was shown at quake-con, even if we've seen most of it before.
Commented on 2011-08-10 14:38:13
Cool screenshot, shows how vastly superior this new engine is compared to previous Bethesda games. Well, when it comes to character modelling anyway.
Commented on 2011-08-10 15:26:49 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Cool screenshot, shows how vastly superior this new engine is compared to previous Bethesda games. Well, when it comes to character modelling anyway.
You know, i think that's more because of their new art department.

Nobody ever whines about other gamebryo games, stuff like Civ4, Catherine and Epic Mickey is also powered by gamebryo. So i think bethesda just had some seriously sub-par artists.
Commented on 2011-08-10 15:43:46 In reply to Megido
That may be true, but you can't deny how superior the technology itself is. The texture clarity and lighting alone is on a whole new level:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/Matt_2108/dunmercomparison.png
Commented on 2011-08-10 16:15:05 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
That may be true, but you can't deny how superior the technology itself is. The texture clarity and lighting alone is on a whole new level:
Well ofc they've made engine improvements and probably tailored their in-house engine to better fit the type of game, but i still think hiring more artist is the biggest difference. Just look at mods like Ren's Beauty pack for Oblivion...i don't particularly like the anime style of it but it looks a whole lot better than any of the original faces.

Also a good artist will most likely be better at packing UVs as well, utilizing overlapping UVs effectively and thus increasing the texel density. Aka crisper textures. Also the craft in general just looks superior in terms of texture work in Skyrim.
Commented on 2011-08-10 16:34:11
ah good.. so you can play as more than one race in this game? has that been confirmed?
Commented on 2011-08-10 16:42:45 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
ah good.. so you can play as more than one race in this game? has that been confirmed?
All 10 races from Oblivion are back for Skyrim.
Commented on 2011-08-10 16:50:06
I think most things go without saying when it comes to skyrim. I mean, I knew from the start they would have more than one race, and I also knew that there would be a fighters and mages guild, and that there was more than one type of armor.

Like I said, when its an elder scrolls game, these things come sort of, part of the package.
Commented on 2011-08-10 19:04:05
Yes! Sneaky, Alchemy, bow and arrow, and destruction magic dark elf here I come!
Commented on 2011-08-10 19:30:07 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Well ofc they've made engine improvements and probably tailored their in-house engine to better fit the type of game, but i still think hiring more artist is the biggest difference. Just look at mods like Ren's Beauty pack for Oblivion...i don't particularly like the anime style of it but it looks a whole lot better than any of the original faces.

Also a good artist will most likely be better at packing UVs as well, utilizing overlapping UVs effectively and thus increasing the texel density. Aka crisper textures. Also the craft in general just looks superior in terms of texture work in Skyrim.
Correct.
Commented on 2011-08-10 19:47:29 In reply to JMadden
Posted by JMadden
I think most things go without saying when it comes to skyrim. I mean, I knew from the start they would have more than one race, and I also knew that there would be a fighters and mages guild, and that there was more than one type of armor.
i dont think you can take anything for granted these days.. look at dragon age 2... or even mass effect 2 with its completely scaled down armour and weapon mods.

It's good to be reassured that its all going to be in there
Commented on 2011-08-10 22:14:16 In reply to bleachedsmiles
There's one important thing to note though bleached: Bethesda isn't Bioware.
Commented on 2011-08-10 22:30:36 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
There's one important thing to note though bleached: Bethesda isn't Bioware.
There was a time when we all thought bioware where unfallible, yet here we are with ME2 and DA2, 2 massivly dumbed down experiences. If the mighty bioware can fall into the 'accessibility' trap, i think it's safe to say any dev studio could. Bethesda included. From what we've heard, they've already took a few steps further even after oblivion took the long jump.
Commented on 2011-08-11 08:39:58
Didn't buy oblivion, new to these kind of games, but i'll def pick this one up, seems like a life sucker lol ;).
Commented on 2011-08-11 23:43:41
Bioware dissapoints me so much. First ME2 becomes largely a shooter game, then they make the latest KOTOR (sorry, TOR. :/) a shitty MMO.

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