• 30 October 2011 7:53:54

    Ripten previews Skyrim

    posted by Lingwei Game News
    Gaming website Ripten have posted a preview based on a three hour play session.

    The preview recounts Dave Oshry's journey from Riverwood to Winterhold. It contains a large number of spoilers.

    Another thing I noted during my time down in the BFB was the fact that I could use the environment to dispatch my foes. At one point I was being hounded by a group of Draugr (Faendal’s useless Elven arse was already uncounsious on the ground) when I noticed a puddle of oil on the ground. I thought to myself, “Hmm, those are undead, there’s some oil, and this is a fire spell in my right hand…” Then I remembered that one scene in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. Sure enough, a stream of fire set the oil and the Draugr ablaze! I was quite proud of myself, and quite proud of Bethesda for figuring this out as well. Not long after I executed the same maneuver again, only this time I shot a lantern off the ceiling and it exploded into the puddle of oil below. Awesome. This sort of environmental interaction was not something I expected in Skyrim, but it was certainly a welcome addition to the gameplay.

    You can comment or try and ask Mr Oshry questions about it in the thread he has created on the forums.

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