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I've been playing Dragon Age: Origins recently and have become a huge fan. I've played Oblivion, and liked it, although in the end it seemed less "fun" than Dragon Age, and I never completed it.

I'm just wondering if I gave Elder Scrolls an unfair shakedown? How do you think Skyrim will compare to the Dragon Age series?
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post #2 of 21
you will probaably like skyrim if you liked oblivion.

dragon age origins was good but tis a diffrent style of game compared to TES style games,
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Origins is a pretty linear game overall. Yes you can bounce around, and choose whatever... but overall things get removed from the map, everything is very distinguishable, etc. So while you have the illusion of a lot of freedom overall you are still pretty locked into the things you're doing.

Oblivion is a true sandbox. You can fast travel, sure, but you can really go anywhere at any time as long as you can survive the journey so it changes the dynamic drastically because you truly have the ability to move anywhere at any time, and it isn't as streamlined as a game like DA:O.

I've beaten both, and they're different monsters... having said that I'm still super psyched for Skyrim. A good story, and fun side stuff, is the key. I think what made DA:O so fun for me is I really liked the Grey Warden storyline, and that drove so much of the story for me. I didn't feel that "click" in Oblivion, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment overall.

I think comparing the two is unfair because they are very different, but if you enjoyed OBLIVION I'm sure you'll enjoy Skyrim.
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Originally Posted by digitard;15598610 
Origins is a pretty linear game overall. Yes you can bounce around, and choose whatever... but overall things get removed from the map, everything is very distinguishable, etc. So while you have the illusion of a lot of freedom overall you are still pretty locked into the things you're doing.

Oblivion is a true sandbox. You can fast travel, sure, but you can really go anywhere at any time as long as you can survive the journey so it changes the dynamic drastically because you truly have the ability to move anywhere at any time, and it isn't as streamlined as a game like DA:O.

I've beaten both, and they're different monsters... having said that I'm still super psyched for Skyrim. A good story, and fun side stuff, is the key. I think what made DA:O so fun for me is I really liked the Grey Warden storyline, and that drove so much of the story for me. I didn't feel that "click" in Oblivion, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment overall.

I think comparing the two is unfair because they are very different, but if you enjoyed OBLIVION I'm sure you'll enjoy Skyrim.

I agree 100% about them being great games even thought they are diffrent types of games. I preffered Oblivion over Dragon Age 1 or 2 because or the open ended gameplay. After finishing the short tutorial I was able to say screw eveything and go where ever I wanted. I can only hope Skyrim is as good a Oblivion. Not that it matters but I think that out of any game I have ever played ever online multiplayers included I have clocked more hours on Oblivion than any other game ever. Either game series is awesome and I play both but I do prefer the Elder Scrolls series.
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those are 2 totally different types of play, you cant pause skyrim like you could in DA. so far i am liking skyrim alot more than i did oblivion but i am only about 2 hours in and it could just be the whole new thing about it. the opening 30 minutes is way more fun that it was in oblivion.
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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod;15599208 
those are 2 totally different types of play, you cant pause skyrim like you could in DA. so far i am liking skyrim alot more than i did oblivion but i am only about 2 hours in and it could just be the whole new thing about it. the opening 30 minutes is way more fun that it was in oblivion.

what? you are 2 hours into Skyrim? righteo..
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Originally Posted by digitard;15598610 
Origins is a pretty linear game overall. Yes you can bounce around, and choose whatever... but overall things get removed from the map, everything is very distinguishable, etc. So while you have the illusion of a lot of freedom overall you are still pretty locked into the things you're doing.

Oblivion is a true sandbox. You can fast travel, sure, but you can really go anywhere at any time as long as you can survive the journey so it changes the dynamic drastically because you truly have the ability to move anywhere at any time, and it isn't as streamlined as a game like DA:O.

I've beaten both, and they're different monsters... having said that I'm still super psyched for Skyrim. A good story, and fun side stuff, is the key. I think what made DA:O so fun for me is I really liked the Grey Warden storyline, and that drove so much of the story for me. I didn't feel that "click" in Oblivion, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment overall.

I think comparing the two is unfair because they are very different, but if you enjoyed OBLIVION I'm sure you'll enjoy Skyrim.

Pretty much sums it up.


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Originally Posted by mjpd1983;15599329 
what? you are 2 hours into Skyrim? righteo..

want me to tell you everything and ruin your first 2 hours or do you take my word on it smile.gif

there is a best buy distribution center about 5 miles from my house and i have several buddies that work there. we always get a copy early.
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Dragon Age is much more scripted vs Oblivion. It has a lore prodominant story line, and for those who like that, Dragon Age will definitely be a better experience over Oblivion.

Oblivion is more free-style play, where they give you a world filled with quests, stick you in the middle, and then give you total freedom to whatever you want.

Ultimately it depends on your play style, since you like Dragon Age more, you probably prefer more story-driven games.
     
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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod;15602748 
want me to tell you everything and ruin your first 2 hours or do you take my word on it smile.gif

there is a best buy distribution center about 5 miles from my house and i have several buddies that work there. we always get a copy early.

Surely not my friend wink.gif

Lucky fella, im glad you're enjoying it, can't bloody wait to play it.
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