Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Stunning graphics makes Oblivion look silly

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Just in case you are yet to see any of the stunning new gameplay for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at this year’s E3 event, we have some new video material for you to check out. In all honesty, the graphics featured in the upcoming game make Oblivion look like an ugly game, which is obviously far from fact.

Those of you who have played Oblivion the previous game, will know how breathtaking those visuals were the first time you step out of the prison at the start and see the moving world around you. Picture that, and then picture Skyrim looking even better because that’s the reality we’re faced with here.

To give you an idea of just how good the game looks, we have a new interview with Skyrim’s lead producer Craig Lafferty to show you now, which we’ve included below and is available to view in HD.

At the start of the video, you’ll see the new engine in full effect during some gameplay featuring the snow environment physics. The way the snow reacts definitely wasn’t as impressive in Oblivion, while you’ll see the animals featured in the game are much more realistic too – hopefully we’ve seen an end to those bland wolves and lions that always came after you in Oblivion.

The interview also reveals the important fact that Skyrim will feature a brand new user interface, one which has been designed specifically to make it more easier to navigate around. Lafferty states that the team worked hard to ensure that Skyrim won’t feature an over the top menu system that Oblivion did, instead it will be designed for you to focus on the game more, rather than having to spend 10 minutes setting up your equipment, potions, repairing weapons, dropping equipment and so on, like you did in Oblivion.

After having had a good look at how Skyrim is developing from a graphics perspective, are you surprised as well how fantastic the game looks compared to Oblivion?

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