All users will need to merge their Diablofans account with a new or existing Twitch account starting Nov 20th. You can merge your accounts by clicking here. Have questions? Learn more here.
Dismiss
  • 0

    posted a message on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Those are a pretty fine find, but I restrained myself from watching for a prolonged time, I wouldn't want too many spoilers after all.
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on Beta Key Contest #3


    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
    This is probably the 50th Michael Jackson one, but still, Whos bad?
    Posted in: News & Announcements
  • 0

    posted a message on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Quote from Daemaro

    I think a lot of people are forgetting this is being made on the same engine as Oblivion. Sure it's been upgraded a lot since then but certain things still aren't possible on this engine.

    I by no means think the engine looks bad, and am glad they decided to go ahead with this instead of waiting for consoles to bring out Xbox 1080 and PS4 or whatever. You have to remember this game is not PC only.

    Elder Scrolls VI is still coming, mark my words, so I assume by then new consoles will be out along with a new engine.

    I know it's on the same engine, and I know why it is, It'd take much longer time to get a game ready on a new engine when you aim to create a world as huge as Oblivion and Skyrim. The graphics are a bit outdated compared to other games today but that hardly matters to me, it just looks a bit out of place at times, graphics doesn't make a good game, and 3D doesn't make a good movie(I'm looking at you, Avatar!)
    I just think more could have been done to improve the game, like smarter enemy AI...Seriously, they are dumb as shit, it's like fighting a braindead moose with equipment. Thats how it was in Oblivion, thats how it looks to be in Skyrim, never the less, I enjoyed Oblivion a lot, and I will enjoy Skyrim aswell. 11.11.11 is closing in.~
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    I still just can't comprehend that they didn't include visual damage to your enemies. May I ask why? This is 2011 and that shit was present in the freaking ATARI years. Don't believe me? It's true. Kids getting slashed left to bleed to death and decapitation.
    It can do nothing but add to the immursive power of the game, a sense of accomplishment and amusement when you spend a few minutes covering a fallen victims body in wounds, I know I did in Far Cry, I'd corver a whole body in Bullet wounds because it was funny.
    I just hope the modding community can do something about it since the developers are obviously incapable of doing so.

    Also two things I find this game to be lacking is Enemy AI and Graphics, first off, the more I look at it, the more I think the graphics looks outdated compared to other games today, i know they reused the Engine from Oblivion, but still looks at fault, would have been great when Oblivion came out but now, it just looks bad, especially the mammuts, they look so out of place.
    Enemy AI is a joke, like it's always been in Olivion, Jump onto a ledge your enemy can't reach and he will be target practice. If two bandits are talking happily to eachother and you sneak kill one with a bow, the other will draw blade but not do a thing else, he won't think of where the arrow came from or even that if he just stands there, doing nothing he will infact be next. No, he takes it like a bitch.
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Quote from Aever1

    @Gum: to me this vampirism sounds more like an RPG element rather than a combat changer. You will probably get a few combat perks from being a vampire, but I doubt it will change things much. I like the idea though, it might bring a bit more flavor to the standard medieval type of game.

    That is most certainly what it is for, but it doesn't have to be the only usability for it. I'm not saying that a Vampire has to be superior to a non-vampire, although they should be, but they need to make vampirism more appealing.
    It was so, So lame to just sneak into unsuspecting victims rooms, get your fix and get out. So plain and boring, wouldn't you rather just pull it off in the heat of the battle when you are up against a bandit anyway? Slit his throat and satisfy your thirst.
    Your victims never turned into vampires themselves either, which I always thought was lame. Also, in vampire-lore, isn't it pretty standard that vampires can turn into bats/devious creatures of the night? What the hell happened to that? Give me wings and let me swoop up farmers from the ground and drink their blood, only reflecting a black siluett against the dark sky and when I'm done, I'll drop their corpses at the houses like ragdolls.
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    I just hope they improve it over the Oblivion vampirism, which felt really lacking and plain, but the way he describes it, it sounds like the exact same thing, especially the sentence: ~"As a vampire, you can sort of control your vampirism but drinking blood of sleeping people".
    I was always bummed out that you couldn't use it in combat, to just rip the throat of your victims and have their blood spray all over your face.
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on Firefall
    Quote from Lorgarn

    Quote from Gum

    Almost time for Beta, I hope I can get a key. I would love to try this game, the only thing I don't like atm is that it looks a bit linear and that the character design is a bit...funky.

    The beta started yesterday I believe. The invites have gone out, about 500 of them. Each one entitles to one friend-invite, so that gives us roughly 1000 testers at this point in time.

    Check your inboxes, maybe you're lucky. :)

    I got an email about it, but I still think I was too late for the initial beta release, a large part of those 500 are to people whom distiguished themselves to the community. The rest was just random, but they will keep sending out invites continously. I hope I get mine soon!
    It'd be the first time I've actually managed to get into beta then.
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Friday seems as a good day as any to me.

    Besides that, I'm not sure what you mean that steam won't have it, since they have already pre-purchase available.

    Not that that matters to me, I buy a lot of games on steam, but mostly games I know I will probably only play for a shorter period of time.
    Since I don't know what lifespan Steam will have altogheter, I rather have my good and for-years-to-come games on a CD so that I can play them on a whim whenever I want. Even if I don't have internet or such.

    I'll just go to my local game-retailer and buy it when I have the time. I'm not one for sitting a game out the night before the release.
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on Firefall
    Almost time for Beta, I hope I can get a key. I would love to try this game, the only thing I don't like atm is that it looks a bit linear and that the character design is a bit...funky.
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    The new faces looks extraordinarily good compared to Oblivion, now Argonians and Orcs actually looks like what they try to be, Especially Argonians. Argonians. Argonioninans.
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on Torchlight got boring fast
    I started playing the demo, but quit halfway through because I got so unbarably bored.
    Posted in: Torchlight
  • 0

    posted a message on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    I wonder how many more sequels we need before we can get some of the features from say Runescape, like mining for ore to craft items with, to skin dragons to use their hides to make lightweight super-strong armor.

    Used to love Runescape for all those features but when they switched to 3D, the game died for me, it didn't look good, the 3D looked like games from when 3D was a new thing, polygons suck in general, except for Star Fox, that game is kick ass.

    Back to the topic though:
    Personally, if I can sit by a campfire and slowly fry a piece of bear loins, slowly but surely cooking to perfection, that might be fun and all, the First time. If I have to do that every time, that's not cool. In every game I've played where you can cook meals and such, I hate it, like the Harvest Moon games, I can't stand it. Smithing for weapons is much sexier. Or crafting jewelry, which is something I do as a hobby in real life, and when you have some jewelry you can sell it for a profit or maybe seduce some fine virtual bitches.

    Erm, I'm not really getting my point through, simple version: I hope by the Next sequel(after Skyrim) we'll see some crafting as well.
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Quote from Azriel

    That'd be cool.

    I love the whole idea of actually cooking your food this time. I wonder how that system will work out. I mean, if you were the real adventurer type and absolutely did not use fast travel, you could set up camps every night and cook all your stuff.

    I doubt they went into that much depth, but that's just another one of those things that would make me feel more immersed in the world.

    I do remember old trailers from when Oblivion was coming out, they said back then that you could cook your food, I got kind of confused when I finally got the game that I was completetly unable to do so. What a bummer.
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Quote from ErU

    Did you guys watched the E3 video?


    That skill ''clairvoyance'' looks really lame imo, the spell creates a path directly to your objective, so you never get lost.


    Other than that, the game looks amazing.

    I can see how that spell will be very helpful if it works right, in Oblivion may times when I played on a high level Wizard, I'd use far range AoE spells to deal with my enemies, if I was on a quest to pick up a certain item, that item would be blown away together with the enemies, forcing me to painstakingly scan through the whole fucking room to relocate it. Other times you might just not notice or know that you need to pick up a certain book or key somewhere to progress, so what did you do when you got stuck somewhere? Check a guide on the internet or use "movetoqt" just to find what small piece of shit item you needed.
    I much prefer a spell that goes "All right, you've been stuck for 5 minutes, this is the item you need, it's placed behind the drawer in the far end of the room, follow the dots." At least if it's a programmed vanilla spell, I don't like such a cheat for not finding those small keys in the goddamn darkness of a underwater dungeon.
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    One thing that annoyes me about Skyrim so far is the fact that they think that being able to have magic in one hand and a sword in the other is something good. Wait what?
    Isn't that what we had in Oblivion? We could have both a sword/shield combo and still fire off as many spells as we wanted to.
    Being able to combine two spells makes up for this I suppose, but in my opinion, it's a step down to exchange your shield for a spell when you could have both in the previous title.

    Sure, in Oblivion when you used your spell, you couldn't use your sword or shield until the animation was over but you didn't have to fudge about with the hotkeys to do it.

    Also the more I look at the game, the more I just feel like it's a expanded Oblivion, with enhanced graphics. Especially when I look at the part of the demo where the hero is sneaking with a bow, 2.5x damage sneak damage, what a bore.
    The more I see from the game, the less anticipation I feel.
    Still think I'll pick it up though, since I enjoyed Oblivion to the extent that I did, I don't see why I won't enjoy Oblivion 2.0 I hope theres a perk like in Fallout 3, Exploding kills.
    Since thats probably the only way I'll be able to play around with messed up corpses. Not those unharmed, passed-out looking ones in their underwear from Oblivion.
    Posted in: Other Games
  • To post a comment, please or register a new account.