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Author:  John Carter [ Wed May 30, 2018 3:42 pm ]
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Finished over a rainy weekend.

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Author:  brian [ Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:19 pm ]
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Hey Chris - you can meet the Iron Giant in VR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lTQJgTSMx0

Also a Windows Mixed Reality headset can be had for 199.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/lenov ... verviewtab

I bought an HP model. I'm pretty happy with it.

Author:  John Carter [ Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:25 pm ]
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I'm almost finished with this game and I love it.

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I've also been playing this since it's Xbox One compatible and it's not nearly s fun.

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Author:  John Carter [ Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:57 pm ]
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Just finished this and loved it, I hated losing the characters I lost though.

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Author:  JFelix [ Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:30 pm ]
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Look up the flowchart and save everyone.

If you somehow got Garrus killed, you are a madman.

Author:  brian [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:04 pm ]
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This game. Gorn in VR. in screenshots, it looks dumb, but once you're in the gameworld and stabbing people's chests, you're all like "Yessss!" followed by "I'm a monster."

Author:  John Carter [ Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:49 pm ]
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Author:  John Carter [ Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:30 am ]
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I love that cover.

Author:  Pender [ Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:41 am ]
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Very cool.

Author:  Ericubus [ Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:40 pm ]
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Toys r Us going out of business sale, $12, got 2. Fun game.

Author:  John Carter [ Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:53 pm ]
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Playing this right now, it's a beautiful game.

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Author:  John Carter [ Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:42 pm ]
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Author:  John Carter [ Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:58 pm ]
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Author:  Shoe [ Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:47 am ]
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I'm still neck deep in this, playing two different expansions with two different characters concurrently and really loving it:

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I played the beta some years back and did not like it, but they've made some major changes and it is not a totally different game. It really is a fantastic game with far, FAR more content than I'll ever be able to see or do, and I strongly recommend it to anyone who liked Skyrim or Oblivion, with some caveats.

Caveats first:

It's an MMO, so you're playing it online. You can 100% totally play it solo the way you would a Skyrim and can completely disregard other players - I do - but to make it feel more like a solo game you want to go into the settings and adjust a bunch of stuff first.

I turn on the first person camera, turn off the glow around enemies and allies, turn off "name plates" that appear over the heads of players and enemies, turn off a few elements of the UI, and a few other odds and ends to strip things down. When that's done, it feels and plays very similar to a regular Elder Scrolls game.

Caveat 2:

You are free to wander far and wide, doing your own thing as you please and exploring and finding quests throughout the world, but Elder Scrolls Online is more a 'theme park' than a 'sandbox,' which is to say that you'll always find the same enemies in the same locations just waiting for you to arrive. It's not as random as a Skyrim or Oblivion, and doesn't feel as much like a living world.

It's also possible to do stories in the 'wrong' order, since they were initially designed for a linear trek through the world. This isn't a huge deal, and only in a few instances does it matter, but if you're all about story that's important to know.

WITH THAT ASIDE, HERE'S WHY IT'S AWESOME:

It's HUGE

Okay, first of all, this game is ENORMOUS. If you've played other Elder Scrolls games, some will be somewhat familiar: about 1/3 of Skyrim is included and explorable, the majority of the Oblivion map, and all of the Morrowind map.

And those things combined only make up about 1/20 of all the lands you can explore. You can wander for hours and hours and hours. Even better, all these different areas are VERY distinct from one another. They look different, feel different, have different stories and quests and things going on. It's just insane how big it is.

GOOD STORIES

The game has a main storyline you can follow. The world is split up into three factions, and each faction has its own lengthy storyline to follow, which is tied into the main story. Each faction has five primary zones, and each zone has its own story within that zone. (Each zone is roughly 1/3 to 1/2 the size of the Skyrim map.) And then within each zone are towns, ruins, castles, dungeons, etc, and each of THOSE locations has a short story to follow, usually related to the main zone story but not always.

PLUS, there are larger dungeons with their own self-contained stories. There are at least five guilds that each have their own unique storyline to follow. AND there are a series of single-player expansions that all have lengthy stories to follow in their own unique locations.

And by and large, a lot of these stories are really good. The lore is excellent. The characters and writing are often good. Not best of the best kind of stuff, but if you liked the stories in Oblivion and Skyrim, you'll like these.

MORE VARIED THAN I IMAGINED

It's an MMO, so I figured the game would most be clicking on enemies, getting loot, and repeating. Turns out there are far more options, if you're into them.

For example, right now I'm playing through the Dark Brotherhood story, which involves doing a lot of murder, stealth missions with full stealth game mechanics, backstabbing, etc. It's great. Previously, I worked for the Thieves Guild and spent a lot of time pickpocketing, breaking into homes and stealing stuff, evading guards, paying off bounties,, stealing wishlist stuff for rich NPCs, and so on.

People who are into crafting will be in heaven, because there are something like 10 or 12 different crafting trees you can develop with all that entails.

You can go to war and actually have large scale battles with other players, setting up siege equipment, taking over castles, assaulting towns, etc.

And a bunch more.

ALWAYS NEW STUFF COMING

Right now, they're on a schedule where they release one small solo expansion a year and one larger "chapter" expansion. With my second character, for example, I'm playing the Clockwork City, which came out late last year. Summerset just came out, which is HUGE. And later this year, Murkmire comes out, which is set in the swamp homeland of the lizard people. So there is always new stuff coming.

AND OTHER STUFF

But I am sick of typing this post and need to get back to work.

Anyway, Elder Scrolls Online is awesome. Way better than I expected, especially after I disliked the beta so much. It has improved a TON and is really tiding me over until the next Elder Scrolls game.

Author:  Pender [ Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:35 pm ]
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Shoe wrote:
I'm still neck deep....

So that is like, what? Ankle deep for most the rest of us?

:wink:

Are you playing this on PC or console? Is it even available on console?

Author:  Chris Knight [ Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm ]
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You could have mentioned this during the Steam sale...I only bought one racing game, and then started playing Oblivion again, because I'm sick of waiting (now 7 years) for ES 6.

Author:  Shoe [ Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 pm ]
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Pender wrote:
Are you playing this on PC or console? Is it even available on console?

I initially played the beta on PC, but right now I play on Xbox One. It's also on PS4.

The game is often on sale for cheap on hell, so folks (like Chris) can easily wait and get it for like $10, minus a bunch of expansions.

Author:  John Carter [ Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:20 pm ]
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Author:  John Carter [ Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:00 pm ]
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Author:  JFelix [ Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:11 pm ]
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David Cage "games" are fucking garbage that I hold close to my heart. I love them very much.

Author:  John Carter [ Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:53 am ]
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JFelix wrote:
David Cage "games" are fucking garbage that I hold close to my heart. I love them very much.


What other games has he made?

Author:  Shoe [ Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:43 am ]
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Beyond: Two Souls and Fahrenheit are probably his next two best known ones.

Author:  John Carter [ Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:19 pm ]
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Shoe wrote:
Beyond: Two Souls and Fahrenheit are probably his next two best known ones.


Ok I have Beyond: Two Souls I just haven't played it yet.

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