I know both games are coming out the same week. COD on Tuesday and Skyrim on Friday, but I'm not going to be answering the Call of Duty this year. I can't stand that game. After playing through Oblivion again last month, I find my time is better spent wondering around the magical lands that Bethesda will grant us with. I can't wait for 11-11-11!
Yes I will definitely be skipping MW 2.5. Because honestly that's all it really is from what I've seen. And battlefield looks like it'll be and all around better game than CoD imo. But anyway Skyrim ftw!
Yeah, I haven't even bothered with CoD games myself. I still haven't played MW 1 or 2. I really just don't care for Multiplayer, & an 8 to 10 hour campaign does not work for me -- Especially at full price. So yeah, Skyrim is day one for me & I barely ever get any games on day one. 300+ hour campaign? Hell yes! I cannot wait! 11/11/11 is going to be amazing.
"I know a few guys who wouldn't have the patience or the know-how to play Skyrim. If they can't instantly kill you with a predator drone then forget it!"
Too true. I have several acquaintances who are total "FPS Doug"-types, mindlessly fragging 24/7 on CoD multiplayer, or whatever the latest shooter du jour happens to be at that particular moment, and whose eyes instantly glaze over the minute I talk about The Elder Scrolls or any other RPG out there.
So a certain group of people who play video games is smarter than another group based on the game they play? Mind you they are all games, all not real and all meant to entertain. I am fairly positive there are some very smart people playing COD that just happen to enjoy it for the entertainment it is suppose to be. Apparantly you believe that some people aren't smart enough to run around a make believe world and fight dragons, lmao.
More that those many of folks are total adrenaline-junkies who live for the insta-kill-gratification experience, and who don't have the patience for a meaty, lengthy, time-consuming RPG series like The Elder Scrolls. Which is fine, too. Not saying that those games don't have any merit (I've spent my own share of time with them), but that certain gamers are built differently from others, in terms of preferences.
Various RPG's, MineCraft, etc....you really don't have to be in any set mood to play them. FPS's, on the other hand, need you to be energized and ready to rip someone's throat out. Though I too have put many hours into CoD and such, I now find RPG's more enjoyable in a lot of categories, but that's just me. The whole point of video games is to play what you want.