Why people give Obsidian a little to much credit (IMO)

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Olikar:
But that's not the point of RPGs, RPGs are supposed to have variety in different character builds.

Considering that, as I said but you so oddly edited out, you CANNOT become good at everything in Skyrim due to the limited number of perk points, there are countless possible build combinations not possible in one playthrough.

A person who goes full warrior will be nowhere near as effective as a thief or mage as someone who goes full thief or mage, or if you half-and half between mage and warrior you wont be as good as either the pure mage, or pure warrior, but you will have access to mage powers the warrior doesn't have, and warrior powers the mage doesn't have.

Olikar:
Anyone who's played Fallout 1 and 2 know's that's complete BS, your special choices are easily the most important decisions regarding your character, they decide your health, your carry weight, your armour, your AP, what weapons you can wield, how many skill points you get, what dialogue options you get etc

Yes, and unless you do something drastic, like rising your STR to 10, or dropping your Christmas to 1, a difference of one or two points between SPECIAL attributes changes very little in your over all character.

A STR of 6, and a STR of 7-8 aren't that much different, a INT of 8 isn't that different then a INT of 9-10, a AGI of 4 isn't that much different then a AGI of 5-6.

SajuukKhar:

Olikar:
But that's not the point of RPGs, RPGs are supposed to have variety in different character builds.

Considering that, as I said but you so oddly edited out, you CANNOT become good at everything in Skyrim due to the limited number of perk points, there are countless possible build combinations not possible in one playthrough.

A person who goes full warrior will be nowhere near as effective as a thief or mage as someone who goes full thief or mage, or if you half-and half between mage and warrior you wont be as good as either the pure mage, or pure warrior, but you will have access to mage powers the warrior doesn't have, and warrior powers the mage doesn't have.

But in terms of combat you can easily get a good amount of perks to make you a master in each field. Since most of them have splits in terms of say axes and swords or ice and fire, you can drop half of them (since you only need one field, axes and fire being the best). In reality you could also drop one handed in exchange for only two handed since they don't play any differently and two handed is simply better. And since there are only two non combat skills worth investing in, that is enchanting and smithing, I reckon you could easily master Archery, Destruction,an armour skill of your choice and Two handed and have perks left over for them.

Also I'd like to point out that even if you could have huge difference in builds of characters they don't even play differently because, at the end of the day, the combat is bland and samey between all the builds, a mage plays exactly the same as warrior. This is mainly down to the lack of attributes, a mage is really different in name only and at any point he can change to warrior if he so chooses this ruins any chance Skyrim may have had for roleplay elements. Also Skyrim is stupidly imbalanced, if your doing a warrior then there's no reason to choose anything other than Orc(since his berserker power makes him much better than any other race for melee or range weapons) who uses two handed and wears heavy armour, and a for a Mage, High elf, destruction with no armour. There is no reason to choose any race other than those two except for roleplay value, except Skyrim does next to nothing to incorporate any sort of dialogue choice and difference between the races.

Yes, and unless you do something drastic, like rising your STR to 10, or dropping your Christmas to 1, a difference of one or two points between SPECIAL attributes changes very little in your over all character.

A STR of 6, and a STR of 7-8 aren't that much different, a INT of 8 isn't that different then a INT of 9-10, a AGI of 4 isn't that much different then a AGI of 5-6.

Yeahhhhhhh no, even one SPECIAL point can make a huge difference in your character, a difference of one or two in Strength can be the difference between being able to effectively equip a weapon or not, a difference of one or two between Agility could make the difference between doing an extra move your turn or not. The Difference between one or two Intelligence can mean getting vital dialogue options. Even small changes to your SPECIAL can make huge difference to your character.

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