Pumped for some intense stealth action in Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim???
Your not the only one.
Players everywhere are anticipating the exciting changes and new features brought into Skyrim and how stealth will integrate into game play.
Sneaking has always been a premier appeal for a ton of players. Luckily for you – rumors say that stealth will be getting a huge overhaul in this installment of the Elderscroll series with lots of added sneaking and stealing appeal.
For the most part, if you are used to sneaking in Oblivion – you will get a hang of sneaking in Skyrim pretty quick. The core concepts are the same. What’s different?? While sneaking up on any particular NPC they will go into a sort of “alert” mode which will give you an opportunity to not get caught. If you have a high sneak skill, you will be given additional time to evade the NPC to avoid being caught red handed.
Expect to see some major improvement in sneaking weapons and their mechanics in combat – weapons such as the dagger. Word from Executive Producer Todd Howard is that the dagger has potential to do up to, “ten times the damage”. He also said that mechanic may need to be refined, but that you should feel as if you’re delivering a fatal blow if you are able to get that close with a dagger.
One hit kills, anyone? I fancy.
If you were just getting depressed because I didn’t mention bows – you can put a smile on your face now.
Bows should be getting a dramatic boost in damage over their Oblivion predaccessor – also with potential for one hit kills. Unfortunately however they will be more difficult and time consuming to shoot. Ammunition for these powerhouses will also be much fewer and far between.
Sneaking has always been a huge hit with the rogue / assassin / thief crews.
Expect Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim to deliver.