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What do you guys think? All previous elder scrolls games at the time of their release completely destroyed peoples gaming rigs, will the upcoming Skyrim be any different? I heard stories of how when people got oblivion, they could only run it at a whopping 15-20 fps on medium. You think we'll have to upgrade $1000 worth of parts just to play it?
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It was a rig killer because the programmers didn't bother to optimize previous games properly. In fact, Daggerfall, Morrowind and Oblivion were filled with bugs, awkward npc behavior, lots of strange and awkward stuff in general, etc. Hopefully, with Gamebryo gone they'll make a better game from a technical point.
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Daggerfall, Morrowind and Oblivion were filled with bugs, awkward npc behavior, lots of strange and awkward stuff in general, etc. Hopefully, with Gamebryo gone they'll make a better game from a technical point.
Morrowind was bugged like hell, but even with its flaws, u gotta admit oblivion was still an amazing game...hell it probably had some of the best graphics at the time, I even still consider it one of the games with the best graphics...aside from crysis obviously
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hell it probably had some of the best graphics at the time
The world was pretty impressive, although the characters looked like victims of Chernobyl accident. Holy **** they were ugly. But again, with Gamebryo engine gone, they'll probably do a better job this time. I'm more concerned about the gameplay itself - Oblivion had some very nice quests, but was ultimately ruined by the monster leveling, poorly balanced character system and repetitive world (especially the "copy-paste" caves). I really hope they'll improve this in fifth installment.
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Since it has to run on consoles primarily, I tend to doubt TES V will be a performance hog. If it is, I'd put money on it just being poorly optimized.
    
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Since it has to run on consoles primarily, I tend to doubt TES V will be a performance hog. If it is, I'd put money on it just being poorly optimized.
I'm pretty sure it's id Tech 5, though it doesn't really say much. Doom 3 (id Tech 4) was very poorly optimized, but on the other hand id Tech 3 was hugely popular and was pretty good. I don't think TES V would have the same level of optimization HL2 or UT3 had, but I sure as hell hope it won't be as sluggish as their previous games.
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I'm pretty sure it's id Tech 5, though it doesn't really say much. Doom 3 (id Tech 4) was very poorly optimized, but on the other hand id Tech 3 was hugely popular and was pretty good. I don't think TES V would have the same level of optimization HL2 or UT3 had, but I sure as hell hope it won't be as sluggish as their previous games.
Almost positive Bethesda confirmed it's not id Tech 5, but some other new in house engine
    
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Almost positive Bethesda confirmed it's not id Tech 5, but some other new in house engine
Yeah, Creation Engine. Well, it made sense 'cause ZeniMax acquired id recently. They also said they'll improve the animations, but at this point (and to be fair, at any point before the actual game or demo is released) it's just marketing talk.
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The graphics look amazing though, ill probably have to get a new one to play it smoothly on high settings..
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1.0 version Obvilion 4 Still has framerate issues for me when im riding 3rd person on the horse.
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