Think the new Elder Scrolls adventure will be very similar to the last entry, Oblivion ?
Well, while there will no doubt be similarities, Skyrim game director Todd Howard told PC Gamer that fans of Fallout 3 will find satisfaction and fulfillment when The Elder Scrolls V drops on November 11.
Howard made multiple comparisons to Fallout 3 , saying they've taken a lot of inspiration from Bethesda's previous post-apocalyptic gem. Firstly, like Fallout 3 , leveling up won't mean the weaker foes will disappear:
"[Skyrim]’s a lot more like Fallout 3, where as you level up you are going to see harder things, but the easier things stay around as well. You’ll still run into the weaker stuff and you’ll just decimate it."
Howard also confirmed that there won't be many "completely random conversations," as players will have a specific conversation with a specific person. Again, this is reminiscent of Fallout 3 . Lastly, he mentioned environmental storytelling, where "you come upon a little scene" when exploring. These are the types of elements commonly found in role-playing games these days, but hardcore RPG fans will tell you there are significant differences between The Elder Scrolls and Fallout .
And it's very interesting to hear that Fallout 3 has played a very large role in the development of Skyrim .
Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim