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Skyrim more like Fallout 3 than Oblivion – Is that a good thing?

We have some interesting details to share with you now, as it has been revealed that Bethesda’s Todd Howard has recently compared the upcoming Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game to that of Fallout 3, saying that Fallout 3 is more like Skyrim, rather than Skyrim’s predecessor – Oblivion.

You may find this slightly bizarre since one is an Elder Scrolls game and the other isn’t but Todd Howard explains his reasoning behind this in a recent interview with PC Gamer.

It turns out that he is actually referring to the fact that the new levelling system in Skyrim is a lot like Fallout 3 than Oblivion, as he states below:

”[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 brought in more comparisons with Fallout, in relation to the new conversation system featured in Skyrim as the team look to do away with random conversations that perhaps featured more frequently in Oblivion:

”There’s very few completely random conversations. We’ve gone more towards a system, like we did in Fallout 3, where they have a specific conversation with a specific person about various topics.”

If we’re talking about enemies and leveling up, it was pretty much the same stuff in Oblivion anyway, as you wouldn’t see any of the Daedric monsters until after the gates of Oblivion had opened, to which you had to reach a certain part of the main quest to do so. Having said that, you could still reach this stage very early if you blitzed through the story so perhaps this is what Bethesda are looking to change with Skyrim in making enemies even more harder as you reach the higher levels.

What are your thoughts on his latest comments? Do you welcome the idea of Skyrim being more comparable to Fallout 3, or did you hope that it was more like Oblivion, but better?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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