Jimquisition: How Skyrim Proves The Industry Wrong

 Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 NEXT
 

How Skyrim Proves The Industry Wrong

You've all heard of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, right? Surely you have, for it's a ridiculously successful little game. Interestingly, however, it should NOT be a success, at least if you believe in some of the prevailing opinions that infest this industry. Hmm, seems to me that a few developers and publishers are talking bullshit, and Skyrim has called them out on it.

Watch Video

I WANT THAT PLUSH HELMET!

OH HELL FUCKING YEA!!
i could not agree more, everything you said in this episode was pure awesomeness.

That last "Dovhakiin" bit was so stupid and over the top that it came right around and became awesome again.

It was hilarious.

The end of this video was just awesome. It scared my pants of, but still. Awesome.

The ending made me go WTF big time.
Other than that...

IN YOUR FACE CALL OF DUTY! >=P

Fucking PREACH IT! Great stuff, Jim. Shame the industry won't change a damn thing.

That ending is fucking HILARIOUS.

FUS RO DAH!

Now if we can take what Bethesda teaches about design and combine it with what Valve shows about prices, the industry could explode from epicness.

Too fucking right Jim! As we gamers keep saying to publishers and developers, if you want your game to sell well just make a good game!

...or drown the media in hype so brainless sheep have no choice but to comply.

you can't fly dragons. why?

The ending was so bad that it sort of fucked reality up and became completely awesome.

This video makes me smile.

mmmmmmmmm....meeeeaddd....*drools*

right on jim.

Also, Skyrim was a game that took it's time getting here, rather then being a cookie cutter sequel stamped out year after year.

Damn straight, everything said is so true. Not that the industry will change.

Mmm-hmm, I've long been an advocate of single player over multiplayer.

On the respawning Dragons though, it can get a little annoying when I'm going about my buisiness and trying to turn in a quest in a major settlement when the third dragon in as many game days raids the same place...

My fucking god, Jim Sterling really is right about everything.

StraightToHeck:
I WANT THAT PLUSH HELMET!

I cannot say this enough.
I had to watch your video twice because I was distracted by the awesomeness of that helmet.

I had to rewatch some sections because I was focused that chicken. Other than that I agree, good video, etc etc

But Jim! Making games like Skyrim takes time, effort and dedication (something most videogame developers today don't bother with...)!

Great video, absolutely right.

What I find hilarious is that in a Skyrim thread yesterday, somebody commented that they wanted multiplayer. Whoever you are, you are not helping, be happy with single player because that is what it is all about.

My brother is getting me Skyrim for Christmas, so I will be able to experience the awesome then.

DAMN SON

Skyrim is an example of what the game industry can do to solve its problems.

Bethesda didn't make an event, they made a revenue stream. People will be picking up Skyrim for years. It will continue to be relevant to gaming for a looooooong time.

As much as I knock Bethesda for some of their business... this is one aspect I must shake their hand on. They know how to make rpgs that matter.

That helmet really suited Jim. Should have grown a beard in preparation from this video, and to show how much you'd played the game. You would have definitely looked like Dovahkiin!

But yes, FUCKING LOVE SKYRIM! 50 hours so far, couldn't agree with Jim more. Dead Space 2 was epic, but its multiplayer was definitely not needed. EA even said themselves that they were only putting it in just in case people wanted it...DON'T DO THAT! NEVER DO THAT! IF IT'S NOT NEEDED, IT'S NOT NEEDED! DON'T THROW IT IN BECAUSE YOU WANT A BIGGER CONSUMER BASE, THE FIRST GAME WAS AWESOME ENOUGH TO SELL A SEQUEL!

Wish I had Fus Ro Dah now...

Yeah, but on the downside, if the rest of the industry follows Bethesda's example, they'll release games that can't be completed if you look at it wrong with AI based on the survival instincts of a grape, a giant stupid grape that stands in doorways. Furthermore, developers will sue each other over the use of letters in any order, the use of concepts such a making a game in the visible spectrum, and having a sense of humour.

But otherwise, developers should definitely make good games like Skyrim (in which I'm talking about the whole package, despite the fruit AI and terminal illness) rather than persisting in this inane piracy and margins (profit) fear mania.

he be right, now if only developers would listen.....

I. Want. That. Hat. Now.

I demand to know where to aquire this fine piece of accessory.

I really agree with your points, but I'm still having such a hard time getting past your cocky attitude and nasally voice... I will get used to it, because you are right, and funny in your own regard, but man...

Too much for a n00b. Just too much.

Also, I only have a very small urge to have sex with you. Just to see what it's like

Hell yes.

TELL THEM HOW IT IS.

Donnie Restad:
I really agree with your points, but I'm still having such a hard time getting past your cocky attitude and nasally voice...

Let's be fair. It's more straight whiny than nasal.

Definantely agree, single player before multiplayer. Except with Battlefield, which never needed single player.

so right, but your shout is so wrong... a dragon born don't shout his/her(my character, female, dark elf) name. Anyhow, nicely put, love skyrim for soooooo many reasons...

Sadly, the only thing the Industry will take from the whole Skyrim thing is the following: "Wow, that game did really well, we need to make our own open world rpg game but we can add multiplayer, online passes and frivolous dlc!"

its surprising how he actually gets better at this, his first vids were crap and all of his points obvious, but every week i actually think "this is his best vid yet".
(well, except for that "i cant do a video because im playing deus ex" fiasco).

I didn't see a single mention of Dynasty Warriors. :( Booo, Jim!

INeedAName:
But Jim! Making games like Skyrim takes time, effort and dedication (something most videogame developers today don't bother with...)!

And why would we risk money on effort when we can slap on multiplayer and charge for DLC?

Jimothy Sterling:

Donnie Restad:
I really agree with your points, but I'm still having such a hard time getting past your cocky attitude and nasally voice...

Let's be fair. It's more straight whiny than nasal.

I was trying not to be rude... I know, I know, no rules on teh interwebz

 Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 NEXT

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here