Why haven't anyone made games like The Elder Scrolls?

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  1. Jyby macrumors 6502

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    I know some games exist like Fallout, Dark Massiah and Arx Fatalis, but when are we going to see a game with similar mechanics as The Elder Scrolls?

    The mechanics Id like to see in another game:

    -first person
    -open/populated world
    -lots of locations to explore
    -lots of miscellaneous items to pick up. Think about all the stuff a home would have.

    Imagine a more modern elder scrolls. Maybe instead of breaking out of a medevil prison your character breaks out of a modern prison.

    You could be a petty thief and steal salt and peper shakers from fast food stores. Break into homes. Have your own home. Endless possibilities if someone designed a first person game with many items to pick up and interact with.

    Haha break into someone's apartment and take their xbox and games. They come home and you have to flee or fight them..

    Maybe you have to work like shenmu and get your self a place to sleep/out of the cold at night etc.

    Ranting, but id love to see more games that work pretty close to Elder Scrolls/Fallout games.
     
  2. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Did you play Fallout 4? It is the modern version of TES. :) I love that game along with Oblivion. There is an appeal to fantasy settings. Elder Scrolls 6 is in progress.
     
  3. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    As long as Bethesda doesn't develop it, or else it'll be a sloppy buggy mess.
     
  4. Jyby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My biggest dislike is that Fallput is too "destroyed" and the colors are super washed out.

    I liked the begining before the atomic blast. It was neat. What about a whole game in the pre-apocalyptic modern era.
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    Games of this scale are definetly buggy
     
  5. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I love F4, but if I had a critique, it was that 200 years later, if trees were still standing, they'd have leaves on them. This maybe the result of a performance decision for the game. There is a green mod for the game that helps. :) I don't remember any significant bugs and am still playing the DLCs.
     
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  7. wubsylol macrumors 6502

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    So you mean, a game about everyday normal boring life? :D
     
  8. Jyby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This! o_O
     
  9. Garsun macrumors regular

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    Now, if you could break into that apartment, steal the Xbox games, bring them home, and then play them on the Mac… That would be something:)
     
  10. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    ESO seems like a good game, I will probably get it once I have new Macbook.
     
  11. kiwipeso1 Suspended

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    It's called Subway : The straw thief friends of employees. :)
    Another game I like to play is Burger King : ketchup takeaways. :)
     
  12. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    It exists. Its called Grand Theft Auto 5.
     
  13. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    I have had a mac since way back. The last one before this was 8 years ago, I used it during the time I was off-line and my present macbook was in for debugging, it had a virus which they said was unusual in a mac. The old mac was very slow but at least it worked! They put in a free anti-virus programme by Avast. Got it back and expect this mac, a 2012 model, to last some years still.
    :)
     
  14. Washac macrumors 68020

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    Think you have probably nailed why Bethesda does not move its games over onto the Mac, if they are as you say buggy and sloppy any of their games would be a nightmare to port to the Mac.
     
  15. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    I have a new Mac. Would this work OK with Scrolls online?

    I originally bought a Mac because it was simple to use. This was years ago when Steve Jobs was still around: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs

    His Macintosh was a wonder of simplicity to use: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh.

    I don't want to buy Elder Scrolls online until I am sure it would work on this Mac. Anyone know?



    Model Name: MacBook Pro

    Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,1

    Processor Name: Intel Core i5

    Processor Speed: 2,3 GHz

    Number of Processors: 1

    Total Number of Cores: 2

    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

    L3 Cache: 4 MB

    Memory: 8 GB

    Boot ROM Version: MBP141.0167.B00

    SMC Version (system): 2.43f6

    Serial Number (system): C02V921SHV27

    Hardware UUID: 5B897AD1-E229-5F81-9DBD-4FC7672C1C65
     
  16. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering if my MacBook Pro can play ESO without extra memory. See Post #16 above, for details of my Mac. It's new but effectively bottom of the market. Don't want to pay the cost only to find that having done so my Mac won't be able to play it.

    Can anyone advise?
     
  17. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Just buy it. If it doesn't work, refund it. Anyway the requirements on Steam say 4GB.

    --Eric
     
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