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Sessler's Soapbox: Skyrim Survival Guide

Posted: November 15, 2011
Sessler's Soapbox: Skyrim Survival Guide
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Adam talks about why he thinks Skyrim is such an incredible game and how you can avoid the pitfalls of never leaving your couch ever again.

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  • CuriousMew

    Good game, but plagued by bugs that prevented me from doing things. Albeit forgivable due to the size of Skyrim.. I would have given it 4 1/2 star rating, because it's not exactly a dead-on 5.

    I had quests that wouldn't go away, dragons that were flying backwards, and quest items that I could not get rid of no matter how hard i tried. I was also annoyed that I couldn't dress up Aela The Huntress to my liking, lol.

    Quick tip for anyone interested in Skyrim, "SAVE OFTEN".

    Posted: March 8, 2012 9:52 PM
    CuriousMew
  • chillgentleman

    I've been playing Skyrim for about 40+ hours and is easily an amazing game and kudos to Bethesda on making a game where leveling up is fun and natural. I still have a hard time on deciding to spend that 1 perk point on conjure, restoration, enchanting, etc. For all the things the game does great and original there is still 1 thing that not only this game does but (almost) every RPG before does so as well and takes me out of the flow of the game and that is the mundane quests. You are dragon born, not seen in centuries, fighting dragons left and right, killing bandits, and you want me to deliver a sword from Winterhold to Solitude for you? Really? Is that the best use of my skills? RPGs always have these deliver ____ from ___ to ___ even though you are the baddest mofo on the planet.

    Posted: December 24, 2011 8:36 PM
    chillgentleman
  • cry_of_paine

    I love the comment about "inelegant solutions". I wandered into a dungeon that I later found out was recommended for level 24. I was level 10. 4 hours, and tons of potions later, I managed to make it to the end. Out of potions, and the boss would kill me with just a hit or two every time. I finally defeated him by playing what amounts to a game of tag around the coffee table. There was a section that he couldn't go over that I could, so I stayed there and forced him to move to one side or the other, then just kept hitting him with spells. Took probably 10 minutes, but I finally beat him. Then realized that he wasn't the actual dungeon boss, and that the dungeon boss is just outside the exit, and that I beat him 4 hours earlier.

    Posted: November 29, 2011 3:08 AM
    cry_of_paine
  • davoz28

    I cant agree. I just cant. I love Oblivion. I play it about once a year, and I couldn't wait for Skyrim. Now I have it, and immediately went for the Dark Brotherhood quests they said they have focused more on for Skyrim. Less than 10 quests and it was over. OVER> > > WTF? Ok lets go to my next favorite, college of winterhold. Again, less than 10. Yes Oblivions gorgeous, yes its smoother, streamlined, and tons of fun. And yes it has dragons. But after all the quests in Oblivion especially the guild quests, I was left wondering wtf the writers had been doing for the past 5 years. I guess wiping their butts with money :/

    Posted: November 29, 2011 12:55 AM
  • davoz28

    I cant agree. I just cant. I love Oblivion. I play it about once a year, and I couldn't wait for Skyrim. Now I have it, and immediately went for the Dark Brotherhood quests they said they have focused more on for Skyrim. Less than 10 quests and it was over. OVER> > > WTF? Ok lets go to my next favorite, college of winterhold. Again, less than 10. Yes Oblivions gorgeous, yes its smoother, streamlined, and tons of fun. And yes it has dragons. But after all the quests in Oblivion especially the guild quests, I was left wondering wtf the writers had been doing for the past 5 years. I guess wiping their butts with money :/

    Posted: November 29, 2011 12:50 AM
  • sicsmurf

    Since I played Oblivion for like 6 years I am pretty confident that I will have an interest in Skyrim for a decade or so. Epic is the only way to describe it. Being a newly wed as of 9/17/11, my wife is not to happy about the release date of the game. Right after we got back from our honeymoon I went on my own vacation. I was literally 3 feet from her and yet I was worlds away. I agree with everything Adam touched on, from keeping hydrated after 14hrs of gameplay, which I had done more than once, to the ease of play even for new users. The only thing I have noticed is that after you kill a few dragons it is no longer magical. I now find them anti-climatic and tend to walk away from them if i cant get a one hit sneak kill. The only reason this disappoints me is because it was the main selling point of the game. However the rest of the game has been refined and stream lined. From someone who has been playing ever since Morrowind, it feel like all of Bethesda's games have been Betas for this game that has been in production for the past 20 years. When I back at my life I think of two things to define that period of time, the bands I listened to and the Bethesda game I was playing at the time. From a die hard fan of the series and Bethesda, check it out, even if you dont get into the main story, you will be impressed by many aspects. Hopefully other developers will play and take notes.

    I have a few words of advice for new players:
    1. Try not to but points into any perks until lvl 10 atleast. Give yourself to learn your playing style and how the game works. I waited until lvl 15 myself.
    2. Don't worry about rushing through the story, you will get there eventually. Don't think of it just as a game, but as an experiance.
    3. No matter what type of character you make build up your restoration, you will save lots of money and is somtimes easier than alchemy when on the fly.
    4. And this is the most important one. SAVE. Before and after every mission, while you are just roaming the land, before you start lock picking difficult locks, and before you make any major decisions. Have multiple saves. Between glitches, mulitple mission solution, master lvl locks, and difficult beings you will come across you may find yourself losing many hours of play. At any given time I can have up to 4 or 5 saves for one character. And I have lost up to 5 or 6 hours of games play while playing Oblivion...I wanted to cry, I didn't because I am a grown man, but the child in me wept.

    Posted: November 28, 2011 12:09 AM
  • GamerFreak69663

    I NEED THIS GAME!

    Posted: November 24, 2011 5:52 PM
    GamerFreak69663
  • theDunn

    most of what I took from this video:

    elder scrolls > real life

    glad we agree on some things, adam

    Posted: November 24, 2011 11:07 AM
    theDunn
  • Matterflogger

    It sounds good, Adam. I will buy this soon. But I'm still on dark souls to the tune of about 180 hrs.

    Posted: November 21, 2011 2:44 PM
    Matterflogger
  • santa_has_a_gun

    good thing my girlfriend plays Skyrim too :D

    Posted: November 19, 2011 9:23 AM
    santa_has_a_gun
  • nollid

    Skyrim is a drug.

    Posted: November 19, 2011 2:35 AM
    nollid
  • jsktrogdor

    I've spent probably 5 hours overall just blacksmithing and enchanting. I've become strangely obsessed with my equipment, to the point where that has become my definitive top priority, this obsession with constructing the perfect set. Im 62 hours in and I've done 3 steps from the main story line. But my armor, oh my armor, its glorious. I've started giving the pieces names while enchanting them; and not "Chest-plate of Stamina" either, actually inventing titles like "Chok'tul the Reaper". The game started labeling weapons and armor "Legendary" when I "improve" them, thats when I had the epiphany that they are just that, Legendary. I can imagine in my mind that 150 years after Glugg Glugg the Dragon Slayer dies someone is going to be fighting his ghost in a dungeon somewhere to find his Dragonbone double enchanted Legendary Helmet.

    Posted: November 18, 2011 8:12 PM
    jsktrogdor
  • HEDGEHOG389

    same thing happened to me except two blood dragons. i was done

    Posted: November 18, 2011 2:06 PM
    HEDGEHOG389
  • RyanIsGame360

    Skyrim is one of the greatest games I have ever played.

    Posted: November 17, 2011 2:10 PM
    RyanIsGame360
  • G4Punisher1

    I wonder where they get the time to pump 40-80 hours into a game and still work. wish that could be explained one day.

    Posted: November 17, 2011 8:30 AM
  • ArtemisFowl64

    That sense of awe is something I've rarely felt in games for a long time. I think its so crucial to make a game transition from a 4/5 to 5/5. When I played oblivion I was awestruck at first, but then it just all wore off and the loading screens and clunky combat turned me off to the game. I'm happy to hear skyrim has recaptured that air of wonder.

    Posted: November 16, 2011 8:30 PM
    ArtemisFowl64
  • ROUGEBLOCK

    Why do people think he's not a gamer again?

    Posted: November 16, 2011 6:35 PM
    ROUGEBLOCK
  • flyguy1

    i wish i could play it for long periods at a time! school, my mom doesnt like me playing for long periods of time, and my siblings want a turn.... i dont get it as much as i would like (sun? you mean wait till morning..... right?).
    the fact that my sister still plays is amazing to me, shes playing skyrim for about 1-2 hours at a time (she usually plays a game for 20- 30 minutes, gets bored, and quits forever)... only person in my house that plays most games for longer than an hours at a time is me usually, so naturally when a game comes along that hold not just my attention but my sibling's as well... im deeply impressed

    Posted: November 16, 2011 6:16 PM
    flyguy1
  • daniel6450

    dear mr sessler do you know how to get past the gates of presidon in god war ghost of sparta

    Posted: November 16, 2011 3:07 PM
    daniel6450
  • daniel6450

    dear mr sessler do you know how to get past the gates of presidon in god war ghost of sparta

    Posted: November 16, 2011 3:00 PM
    daniel6450
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