Jun
01
2012

Skyrim: Dawnguard trailer.

So. Vampires.

Crossbows. Mounted combat, but we knew that one already.  Shame the site’s not larger: I might have been able to score a review copy…

 

7 Comments

  • Rob Crawford says:

    Ugh. The vampires I ran into early in the game is one reason I’m still playing Minecraft and haven’t played Skyrim in months.
    .
    OK, the other reason is that my PS3 died, but I have replaced it since…

  • Luke says:

    I’m just happy I’ll no longer be defenseless on horseback, and continue being so through the loooong dismounting animation. “While getting off your horse” is a sucky way to die.

  • Kresh says:

    Meh. The animation is still poopy. I’m going to wait until all the DLC are out (and on sale), drag my copy out of retirement, and then try the game again.

    400+ hours and I left the game with a very hollow feeling.

    I am hoping the DLC are connected in a similar (and better) manner as the Fallout:New Vegas DLC were. Nevermind that Lonesome Road was a steaming pile of poorly-written horse doody, the interconnected storyline was well worth the price I paid for them. Except for Lonesome Road, of course. Still mad about that one.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Vampires. I’m so sick of vampires. Why can’t they do something like the Shivering Isles?

  • Luke says:

    Because they already did Shivering Isles. Sheogorath and his realm already had their day in the sun. Mehrune Dagon and his realm were at the heart of the Oblivion crisis. So of the Four Corners of the House of Troubles, we’re left with Malacath or Molag Bal. Malacath doesn’t really lend himself to large scale plots, at best, we’d be trying to locate/assemble Scourge or protect/unite orc strongholds.
    So we’re left with Molag Bal, father of vampires and most of the evil daedra lords. His realm is Coldharbor, which greatly resembles lots of the visuals in the trailer.
    So yes, it’s going to be “like” Shivering Isles in some respects, unlike it others. Sheogorath was kind of unique.

  • BigGator5 says:

    @Luke: I said “something like” Shivering Isles. Shivering Isles was fun and unique. Vampires are not fun. Vampires are the opposite of fun. They are boring and overdone. Molag Bal is also boring and unoriginal. I can throw a rock out my door and hit an evil god.
    .
    Now I would be interested in seeing more of Hermaeus Mora and his realm of Apocrypha.

  • Luke says:

    Bows are overdone. As are swords. The “fun” of both is debatable, especially if applied IRL. Funny how that didn’t keep me from enjoying the heck out of Skyrim.

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