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Game News New Oblivion screenshots on the official site

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Saint_Proverbius, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. Saint_Proverbius Arcane Patron

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    Tags: Bethesda Softworks; Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    There's some <A href="http://www.elderscrolls.com/art/obliv_screenshots_01.htm">new screenshots</A> of <A href="http://www.elderscrolls.com/">Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion</a> up on the official site. They're the top three screenshots on that page in case you haven't really been paying attention to the screenshot updates like I haven't. The sewer one is pretty neat, though.
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    Also, <A href="http://www.bethsoft.com/">Bethesda</a> is <A href="http://www.bethsoft.com/links/bethsoft_jobs.html">hiring</a>.
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    Since I have no witty comment for this, I'll just close this news post by saying Diet Cherry Vanilla <A href="http://www.drpepper.com/">Dr. Pepper</a> doesn't suck.
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    Thanks, <b>Pete Hines</b>!
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  2. aboyd Liturgist

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    Question

    I'm curious to know when the review was posted. The only date on the review is the date the game was released (I think). The reason I wonder this is because he claims a new patch is imminent. That's odd. First of all, I thought Atari had a "one patch only" policy. Also, Troika hasn't exactly been eager to patch, always blaming publishers, and failing to deliver the extra promised patch for ToEE.

    If there is a new patch coming, I think that's excellent. I just don't believe it, and can't find any quotes from any developers that would lend weight to the claim.
     
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  3. Shagnak Shagadelic

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    Errr.....WTF?!!?

    Dem "posting in der ryte thredz" thing is hard, no?
     
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  4. FireWolf Liturgist

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    Don't talk to him. You might disturb the timeline.

    Pretty. However, I will have to abstain from purchasing this title since the objects don't appear to be projecting shadows onto surfaces. I am most dissapointed by this lack. If all a game has going for it is pretty graphics, I do not wish to see such blatant disregard for accurate shadows.
     
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  5. MrSmileyFaceDude Bethesda Game Studios Developer

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    Game's not finished yet ;)
     
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  6. Screaming_life Liturgist

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    It looks slightly dreamy, almost like a fairy tale.

    I can't wait to see it in motion.
     
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  7. jiujitsu Cipher

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    Indeed. When can we expect a demo movie of some kind, MSFD?
     
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  8. Greenskin13 Erudite

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    You better shop around.

    I am not one to knock something before I try it, but the combination of diet, cherry and vanilla seems like it would spoil the Dr. Pepper. Maybe I will try just the Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper, but the diet version crosses the line.
     
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  9. Screaming_life Liturgist

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    Re: You better shop around.

    Yep!

    Basic rule: More fat = more flavour!
     
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  10. FireWolf Liturgist

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    Lard. Is there anything it can't do?
     
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  11. Mendoza Liturgist

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    That minotaurs head just looks wrong though. Wrong colour, too big. Unless Cyrodil has weird looking minotaurs.
     
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  12. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    Moo. Big minotaurs rock!
     
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  13. Twinfalls Erudite

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    If the Oblivion game-engine won't let you look out of windows, the least Beth can do is bring back a basic graphics feature of Daggerfall - indoor lighting levels that change according to the outside light conditions (ie day/night).

    Morrowind's constant (poor) indoor light level was another little nail in the immersion coffin.
     
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  14. Fresh Erudite

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    I sooo disagree. The proportions of the minotaur looks great & I cant wait till I get to beat up one of em ugly mofos.

    Ure kidding right? If not.. Willya goddamn stop complaining about shadows & shit. U really expect a next gen game gonna miss sumthing like shadows? Geez get a clue.
     
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  15. spacemoose Erudite

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    One of the best graphical features of Morrowind, if not THE best in my opinion was the sky. The guy who made that deserves... a cookie or whatever, he did a damn good job. It actually looked like a sky and the moons moved, and the shadows on the moons changed.

    There were times when I'd stop to just admire the beautiful sunset or clouds floating by.

    What I'm getting to is that in these screenshots the sky looks worse than it did in Morrowind. It looks like it is radiating light, like some some photoshop filter was applied to a static picture. It looks fake. Maybe it looks better in motion, but I don't know that.

    Hopefully this is just a placeholder for the real thing.


    Also, the thing that matters more than graphics to me and to most of us, I believe, is dialogue. I'm waiting to see what kind of options we will have when talking to npcs. Will we be able to lie? Will our choices be more than
    1. Take Quest
    2. Refuse
    3. Wait
    Will the npcs be more than walking bulletin boards? I'm not gettin my hopes up, but that is what I'd like to see.
     
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  16. Otaku_Hanzo Erudite

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    I used to be a big Dr. Pepper fan, but then came Pibb Xtra. It owns me now. :cool:
     
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  17. Saint_Proverbius Arcane Patron

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    Re: You better shop around.

    As far as I know, there isn't a soft drink out there that contains fat.

    We don't have the normal Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper available here. Of course, given that I don't care much for sugar on account of a lack of working pancreas, I would just drink the diet one anyway. It tastes like cream soda to me, only I actually like it. I don't like cream soda, but this is different enough in the right ways to be good.
     
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  18. dunduks Liturgist

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    Bah, soft drinks suck, juices all the way!
    There is no point in having another eye candy title, unless Bthesesda will fix gameplay and for that I'm not so sure.
     
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  19. Ortchel Liturgist

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    Forget the screenshots, look at the concept art:
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    Look familar? The white tree is the symbol of Gondor, as in The Lord of the Rings. This armor design is stolen almost exactly from the movies. Ridiiculous. I expect more from you, Bethsoft. Not to mention that the spearman bears an eerie resemblance to Karl Urban (Eomer). I guess they've finally given into the requests for a more recognizable fantasy world.

    p.s. The Minotaur looks like shit, fire WormGod.
     
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  20. Elwro Arcane Patron

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    I think that some new music is made for near-deaf people: it's so loud. Oblivion, on the other hand, seems to be made for near-blind people: it's so shiny it hurts. The temple (or whatever it is) looks ridiculous and looking at it for more than 2 secs is unbearable. It seems to be built from the same material as Lego(tm) ghost figurines: they shone in the dark if they had been beforehand exposed to a sufficient amount of light. Come on, do people inside this temple need to use any lamps/candles at all if the walls radiate with such inner light?

    Less bloom, more gloom!
     
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  21. FireWolf Liturgist

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    Firstly, Get a dictionary. Secondly, I was, quite obviously, being light-hearted. Even the Bethesda dude got that. Right now, all we have is eye-candy. Nothing about how it plays, what kind of NPCs or quests we're to expect. While looking at the screenshots, the only thing I noticed was the lack of objects projecting shadows onto surfaces. Also, it wasn't Mendoza that said that.

    The minotaur looks silly.
     
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  22. DarkSign Erudite

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    Just my 2 bottle caps...

    the minotaurs look TERRIBLE.
     
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  23. Expresso Novice

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    The screenshots look very nice, little plastic but nice. I'm not worrying about the graphics of that game, but other things like story and dialog.
     
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  24. Greenskin13 Erudite

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    Re: You better shop around.

    I haven't tried Pibb Xtra, but I do remember not liking regular Pibb. I'm a ginger ale man myself, and there aren't many deviations of that.

    Yeah, organ failure would probably be the only reason why I would drink diet.
     
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  25. Lemon Arcane

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    Quiet fool.
     
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