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Anyone that's laid their eyes on Bethesda Softworks' eagerly anticipated Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the follow-up to its smash-hit Oblivion, at this year's E3 came away positively salivating at the possibilities in store for the game.

We got a chance to get some one-on-one time with Bruce Nesmith, Lead Designer of Skyrim, to ask a few questions about this year's most epic role-playing game.
Looked around, didn't see this posted yet. If it was, please let me know.

Anyway, here's a pretty good up-to-date interview with one of the Lead Designers for TES V:Skyrim.

I liked it, enjoy.

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Gonna be a great game, regardless of whether it's gonna be a port or not.
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Exactly, ports aren't bad games, they're just simply ported from consoles.

As long as it has decent mod tools, it'll be godly. Even if it doesn't, it'll be great.
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I agree.

The bad thing is that it will supposedly be dumbed down because of consoles, and it got me worried.

I want the depth of Morrowind's inventory, weapon, spell system. I want alchemy, too.

But I know we probably won't get that.
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I agree.

The bad thing is that it will supposedly be dumbed down because of consoles, and it got me worried.

I want the depth of Morrowind's inventory, weapon, spell system. I want alchemy, too.

But I know we probably won't get that.
But it's still gonna be a great game regardless of whether it's perfectly designed for PC or not.
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Putting aside the Morrowind fanatic in me, I have a feeling Skyrim won't be all that great. I hope i get proven wrong, but after playing The Witcher 2 I was pleasantly suprised by how refreshing the game was and how many new aspects it brought to the genre - and it wasn't even properly open-world and it still blew my mind!

I don't mind if it's a port as long as the game design is of high quality!
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But it's still gonna be a great game regardless of whether it's perfectly designed for PC or not.
But if it turns out to be a straightforward hack and slash game with light RPG elements, I will be disappointed.

Elder Scrolls would lose its essence, IMO.

I know the story can make a great game, but it will always feel like something is missing.

At least to me
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But if it turns out to be a straightforward hack and slash game with light RPG elements, I will be disappointed.

Elder Scrolls would lose its essence, IMO.

I know the story can make a great game, but it will always feel like something is missing.

At least to me
agree. but despite that can't help but look forward to it
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I agree.

The bad thing is that it will supposedly be dumbed down because of consoles, and it got me worried.

I want the depth of Morrowind's inventory, weapon, spell system. I want alchemy, too.

But I know we probably won't get that.
I am excpecting a much more action oriented experience. I also don't like the fact that he said this will be their first game he will be playing in 3rd person. Makes it sound like a 3rd person action game, not a deep RPG. At this point my expectations are very low, we'll see what the end result it.
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
But if it turns out to be a straightforward hack and slash game with light RPG elements, I will be disappointed.

Elder Scrolls would lose its essence, IMO.

I know the story can make a great game, but it will always feel like something is missing.

At least to me
That's what I'm afraid of. Hack and slash with a nice storyline doesn't cut it for a quality RPG game.
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