So I personally cannot wait for Bethesda’s next Elder Scrolls offering. As news filters in I get more and more excited. Now I’ve found a series of comparison screenshots that were included in an article written over at The Raiding Party Blog and “amazing” is all I can say.
We knew the new Creation Engine was gonna change the game but when you put the pictures side by side with Oblivion, it becomes a jaw dropping reality. The lighting looks better and the draw distance has been greatly increased. Character detail is on par with today’s next-gen standards if not better because of the great artistic models. The 3 W’s (water, weapons, and women) are way way way better! Dual-wielding weapons sounds like the combat system has gotten an overhaul so toss out that crappy wooden shield for a mace and sword combo. It seems Bethesda has taken all things RPG into consideration and have given us a winner…maybe even a GOTY.
Depth is really on display in this comparison along with a much warmer lighting phase. Take note of the broken tree on the right.