Elder Scrolls V Similar to Mega Man With Dragons

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Elder Scrolls V Similar to Mega Man With Dragons

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Players of Elder Scrolls V won't just fight dragons, they'll also infuse themselves with their amazing powers.

Though the first details available on Bethesda's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim revealed a lot of interesting mechanics such as its new dual-wielding system, one major aspect of the game was left out. The return of dragons was hinted at ever since the game was announced, but thanks to new information from Game Informer we know how major a part they'll play.

Skyrim won't pit the player against a singular dragon threat to be defeated at the end of the game, but many dragons throughout. Lesser dragons have already been unleashed upon the world. Alduin the World Eater, first spoken of by a poem, is just the worst of the bunch.

GI writes that dragons will "fly into battle at unexpected times." With "awesome power," they'll regularly destroy towns and be a major pain in the butt. Luckily, Skyrim's players are dragonborn, the only chance that the world has against these massive beasts.

Interestingly, going up against a dragon won't just see the player using weapons and spells over and over. Dragonborn can use the language of the dragons in what are called "dragon shouts." The shouts are extremely rare attacks that are acquired by absorbing the souls of defeated dragons. Skyrim features more than 20 shouts, each with a unique ability. One slows down time, another blasts enemies across the map, and a third can teleport a character from one place to another instantly. Knowing a shout can even force a dragon to become your ally in battle. I feel bad for Skyrim's rats.

When it was first surmised that dragons were in Skyrim, I wondered how an encounter with such a beast would work through a battle system like that seen in previous Elder Scrolls games. After hearing about the shout system, I'm excited to go up against one. Shouts not only sound fun to use, but to acquire after finishing a tough encounter with a dragon. As if Skyrim needed anything else going for it, now we have the use of dragon powers to look forward to.

Source: Game Informer

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Dragon Shouts? Awesome.

Couldn't they have come up with a better name than 'dragon shout'?

november and the release of this cannot come any faster can it.

Well, at least the idea is new for Bethesda.
It'd be better than doing the usual "block n' counter-spank" bullshit Oblivion threw at us.

EDIT: Here's a terrifying idea. Seeing how this game is being made primarily for Consoles*, it's entirely possible (and probable) that the Dragon Shouts will be handled by Quick Time Events.

Think about it. Epic, inter-battle scene that requires interactivity, but is too complicated for standard controls. That's how God of War handles it.

I'm hoping that isn't the case, but it's strong possibility given the circumstances.

*(Fellow PC game modders, please simmer down for a second and just accept this truth: Mods are a byproduct of a game, not the primary/target purpose)

But what will they sound like?

I'm looking forward to my character shouting something a long the lines of "EXPELIAMUS!"

Geo Da Sponge:
Couldn't they have come up with a better name than 'dragon shout'?

My first reaction as well.

Oooh. I rather like the sound of that... =] Tell me more, Bethesda, tell me more...

This sounds quite cool. Slowing down time NEVER gets old. Unless the game forcefully makes it happen every other second just to double the game length.

But yeah, now I'm even more hyped about this. Please don't let me down, people who are making this!

Cool, cool... but can we ride a dragon? I mean, who Doesn't love dragon mounts?

WanderingFool:
Cool, cool... but can we ride a dragon? I mean, who Doesn't love dragon mounts?

there were a couple of 3rd party mods like that for oblivion. I do hope the modding comunity is just as strong.

Yeah, ok

Honestly the whole dragon shouts concept.. for some reason puts me in the mind of anime

Well, one thing is for certain, someone had better make a megaman mod that gives you a megaman two esque intro for each dragon...

Geo Da Sponge:
Couldn't they have come up with a better name than 'dragon shout'?

Either Dragon's Roar or Dragon Chant would work best depending on how they sound. But nope; Dragon Shout is apparently the way to go.

Awesome I cannot wait for this game.

"Dragon Shout" somehow conjures up memories from DBZ. It's a tremendously stupid name, but at least the description sounds great. And yes, I have a feeling rats will soon top the endangered species list >:D

Spoon E11:
Dragon Shouts? Awesome.

Big lizzerd holler?

I like The Elder Scrolls a lot and I was going to get this game no matter what, but this is the first thing I hear about TESV that genuinely intrigues me and which I look forward to discovering.

Also, Dragons rock.

*Begins petition for Alduin Vs. Deathwing crossover*

This game will likely be my fav game evar when it comes out.

It looks to have outstanding graphics too, I can't see such a good looking game being modable, but then again, I remember saying the exact same thing about Oblivion 6 years ago

Why does anyone care about the name? I don't care what they call it, sounds like a pretty cool feature to me.

"GO AWAY!"
*Dragon gets scared and flies off.*

Yeah the dragon shouts sound cool. But will I be able to ride a dragon into battle? At least a little one?

read this in gameinformer, love the idea...

when I read the title for some reason I was really hoping there would be a video of a sidescroller version of skyrim that would be packaged in skyrim... like you find an arcade cabinet in game with a megaman esque skyrim game

yeah I know the time period/world setting I just think that would be hilarious.

Geo Da Sponge:
Couldn't they have come up with a better name than 'dragon shout'?

Lizard Scream, UFO Yell, Mythical Beast Yelp, Flying Scaled Animal Growl, Serpent Bark, Snake Howl, Wyvern Whoop, Reptile Shriek. Any of those doing it for you?

WrongSprite:
Why does anyone care about the name? I don't care what they call it, sounds like a pretty cool feature to me.

This, honestly. If you don't like the name 'dragon shout', call it something else, it's not a big issue.

I'd love to see one that makes the dragon come in close so you can punch it in the face. I dunno, it'd be funny.

November = Birth month.

Let it happen and we better see a massive graphical update like you promised us. "Like you are playing on a new console".

MAKE IT HAPPEN!

so will this be a, "fuck you" button only for dragons?

Hopefully there's an awesome dragon soul eating spear in teh game or I'll mod the damn thing in.

Reliving my days in D&D as a copper dragonborn using a spear that makes me a deranged killing machine of dragons would be awesome.

Sounds amazing, I'm looking forward to hearing more, after Oblivion it can only get better, hopefully.

Dragon shouts? Sounds like a less-lame version of the sonic attacks from Condemmed 2...

I'll start clearing my schedule for november.

Btw, is it just me who think that this new theme is the best so far?

Isn't Alduin the Nord name for Akatosh? You know that good dragon god that saved your ass from Mehrunes Dagon?

Alright, sounds like a good feature for once. It seems they haven't removed so much depth from Morrowind for NOTHING, at least. This better not be the only new feature if they hope to recapture me as a fan, though.

Could be worse; at least it's not 'dragon yell' or something.

But can you ride a dragon?

Or at least turn into one?

I'm guessing they're equivalent to the powers given by constellations in Oblivion - once per day/once per week superpowers. Still, this sounds fascinating, and more dynamism in the world is always a good thing in my book.

Dragon Puff.

Hopefully there isnt too many major dragons or its going to be oblivion all over again.

Straying Bullet:
November = Birth month.

Let it happen and we better see a massive graphical update like you promised us. "Like you are playing on a new console".

MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Here:

Troll from TES IV: Oblivion:
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Troll from TES V: Skyrim (unfinished):
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