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Trapped in Skyrim playthrough, send help.

(The leader of the Thieves' Guild is voiced by Stephen Russell, and his name is Mercer Frey. It's like some sort of fandom singularity.)

Date: 2011-12-22 06:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] squeemu.livejournal.com
Okay, so I wanted to ask you this back when I first saw your post and then I promptly forget FOREVER until now.

My definition of forever is maybe inaccurate, but whatever.

Skyrim vs Dragon Age: go. (Basically, there were a lot of parts that annoyed me about playing through DA, and I want to know whether Skyrim has the same things that bothered me. Except I don't know if I can put my finger on what it is that bothered me about DA. There just seemed to be a lot of... running around that I didn't care about. The ratio of running around to plot was not satisfactory. And I didn't like the fact that if you wanted to learn about the huge world they'd built up, you had to read about it instead of getting most of it through the storyline/missions.)

Date: 2011-12-22 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] squeemu.livejournal.com
I need to ask someone who isn't so good at making the things they love sound so awesome. YOU DO THIS TO ME EVERY TIME, NANO.

It was actually very helpful! And I continue to be conflicted, because on the one hand, I... am not a huge fan of lore, when it's not related to the characters. On the other hand, it sounds like the biggest sandbox to play in EVER, and in a way, the setting itself sounds like the character. So. And I do dearly love unreliable narrators and puzzles to figure out. Not. Not literal puzzles, though. And I think that if I do play it, knowing what to expect will vastly improve my chances of enjoying it.

The prevalence of lore has been one of my major problems with video games of late, though, and I'm not really sure why. Probably some combination of breaking the flow of gameplay (they're too long! and heavy!) and having less patience for devoting a huge chunk of time to video games.

How many NPCs are in Skyrim? Like, are there towns of people? A few isolated camps? A spectrum?

Also, d'aww, Stephen Russell. And now I really want to go pick Thief back up again, except the only computer I had that was able to play it is dead. D:

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