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2D Skyrim

Postby hallsofvallhalla » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:09 am

Was brainstorming and was thinking why no 2d version of a Skyrim type game? Inventory anything, design your own house, large living breathing world, great storyline, like a truly epic 2d version of Oblivion or Skyrim.
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Re: 2D Skyrim

Postby a_bertrand » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:30 am

That's always what I'm aiming for... but I can't say I succeed ;)
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Re: 2D Skyrim

Postby vitinho444 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:39 pm

I played skyrim once, for about 10 minutes. Didn't enjoy the game but I understand how good it is. So my answer would be "Yes". 2D Skyrim sounds much more doable for a small team and it can be as good as the 3D one easily.

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Re: 2D Skyrim

Postby Jackolantern » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:26 pm

I think that even as a 2D game, the content creation would simply crush a small team. To really, truly create a living, breathing world like in Elder Scrolls, you need a staggering amount of content with a staggering amount of mechanics or it all starts to feel like a grind. Maybe a very well-managed, talented, medium-sized indie team could make it happen. But I would have to assume plenty of teams would have tried already and must have failed. Something like this would be huge on mobile devices so I just can't believe no one has tried.
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Re: 2D Skyrim

Postby hallsofvallhalla » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:24 am

Yup I was going for more of a commercial project, why has no commercial team not built it? Heck why hasn't Bethesda not done it?
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Re: 2D Skyrim

Postby vitinho444 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:06 am

Jackolantern wrote:I think that even as a 2D game, the content creation would simply crush a small team. To really, truly create a living, breathing world like in Elder Scrolls, you need a staggering amount of content with a staggering amount of mechanics or it all starts to feel like a grind. Maybe a very well-managed, talented, medium-sized indie team could make it happen. But I would have to assume plenty of teams would have tried already and must have failed. Something like this would be huge on mobile devices so I just can't believe no one has tried.


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Re: 2D Skyrim

Postby Kesstryl » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:10 pm

I'm a long time Elder Scrolls fan because of the depth of their RPGs, heck my current MMO is ESO Online! I would love to see more games based on the concepts behind their version of RPGs.
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Re: 2D Skyrim

Postby Jackolantern » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:05 pm

In a lot of ways UO was a lot like a 2D Skyrim before Skyrim existed. You could go anywhere at any time, it was all skill-based, you could settle down in a city and just become the town's carpenter or travel the world to kill dragons.
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Re: 2D Skyrim

Postby hallsofvallhalla » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:06 pm

Yeah I definitely see that.
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