Bethesda, Gods of the RPG universe.Without them we wouldn’t have the Elder Scrolls, Fallout or even the ‘Home Alone’ game on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Every game, (Okay maybe not ‘Home Alone’) carries that warm and welcoming Bethesda feeling from the moment you turn the game on.
It is clear that every game has a familiarity with it’s predecessor. There are elements which, had they not been transported over then the game would suffered a lack of identity. The problem is sometimes when for no explainable reason they carry something across which needed to be fixed last time.
To be specific I am talking about a problem which was evident in ‘Fallout 3’ and ‘Fallout Vegas’. It happens when you exceed 6MB of game save files and have played for more than an hour or so. The game starts to slow down (lag), texture maps refuse to load and button commands are slower than a cue at the local Blacksmiths on Black Friday.
I am going to be honest here, I have only played Skyrim for around 6 hours and I overwrite most of my saves, so I haven’t experienced the problem myself. Should I encounter it I look forward to becoming one of the many voices ignored by Bethesda.
So what are they doing about it? Well as far as I can tell nothing. The Problem has been evident since the release of Fallout 3 in 2008 so if they didn’t get it sorted then why bother now, right?
Has anybody out there experienced this problem yet? Has it put you off buying Skyrim or are you know running to your local games store to trade it in?