Sessler's Soapbox: Skyrim Survival Guide

Posted: November 15, 2011
Sessler's Soapbox: Skyrim Survival Guide
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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  • flyingchicken

    Since nothing is happening in January. I'll pick it up around then.

    Posted: November 15, 2011 6:50 PM
  • Spybreak

    Not what I wanted to hear, lol but what I was expecting. I promised myself I'd finish more Oblivion first, as there are tons of things to do let alone half the main missions, but it's getting harder and harder to keep that promise haha.

    Posted: November 15, 2011 6:29 PM
  • Bowmanganie

    I like this game better than Morrowind and Oblivion because of the, what feels like, unscripted events that occur while just roaming around. It makes me feel part of a living world that I have not felt with any game before Skyrim, and I have played a lot of RPG games. Tonight, while just walking along the road out of Whitehold to Windhelm sudden a HORSE COMES FLYING THRU THE AIR LANDING JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD. I yelled, "What the hell was that??" I ran up to see it was a horse with a saddle. Where did that come from? Then suddenly, the roar...I knew, DRAGON!

    I also had a extremely weird event with a giant and some mammoths that made me feel more like I was playing an actual RPG instead of a video game where their are boundaries on what the characters will act like, as guards and villagers went running for their lives instead of taking on the giant that followed me from Blizzard Rest all the way back to the front gates of Whiterun. It was fun watching the guards trying to decide whether to try to arrest me for the horse I stole from the Jester outside the farm or run for their lives for the giant chasing me. The guard on the road actually yelled, "I'M OUTTA HERE!" LOL. Freakin' awesome!

    To me, also, this "feels" a lot more like Morrowind but looks wonderful like Oblivion. Good job Bethesda!

    Posted: November 15, 2011 5:50 PM
  • S_N_E_S

    +1 on starcllimber's post, Adam is the only person relevant in video game journalism.

    Posted: November 15, 2011 5:46 PM
  • g4fan247

    I totally agree with Adam about Skyrim. There are a lot of quests and places to find. Congrats on another great Soapbox.

    Posted: November 15, 2011 5:41 PM
  • rikkuster

    As fun as this game sounds and looks, I don't know if I'll be able to put the time into it to get an enjoyable experience. Plus, there are so many other games that I want to play I feel like this game would distract me from those other games.

    And Adam, this Soapbox was just as good as a review for me. I can tell by the way you describe your experience that you had a really good time.

    Posted: November 15, 2011 5:39 PM
  • starclimber1928

    Adam Sessler is my most respected game reviewer and editorialist. He always has the facts, has immense and supported opinions, and above all of this he is extremely modest. Every blog or review just blows me away on how much he just cares about games in general.

    Posted: November 15, 2011 4:40 PM
  • wolfman2010

    Wow. I might actually check this game out now... I couldn't play past the first hour or so of Oblivion just because I was so confused by it, but this... I might actually get into this...

    Posted: November 15, 2011 4:35 PM
  • CommunistSnake

    Sessler has done it again. Quality commentary with quality insight. Perfect combo if ya ask me.

    Posted: November 15, 2011 4:19 PM
  • dukeletoatreides

    I'm sooo glad his playtime was so extensive. Now I don't feel like a crazy person anymore, or at least I have some more company.

    Posted: November 15, 2011 4:01 PM
  • CujoSWAoA

    I think the only thing I can really say is a set back is that the game was designed for Consoles. So, like the first poster said, the textures are a little lacking and the UI is sub-par Console junk.

    Both of those things, are going to be remedied by Modders however.

    Posted: November 15, 2011 3:53 PM
  • RPG-fan

    A dozens hours in and enjoying the hell of it so far, even with the few niggles like sub-par UI for the PC version anyway and low-res texture (far away everything looks great but up close, not so much) but will be waiting for the mods for that one.

    I'm waiting to finish the entire game or very much close to it, before determining my final verdict on the game. I remember when Oblivion was out, how people were shouting it was the best game ever then we found out that there are issues with level scaling, how static the world map is compared to Morrowind and the main story was meh.

    Posted: November 15, 2011 3:33 PM