skyrim 3rd person ?

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#1 Posted by eleven1181 (339 posts) -

can you play skyrim in 3rd person mode ?

#2 Posted by Danituga (561 posts) -
Why not?
#3 Posted by eleven1181 (339 posts) -

i read it was a 1st person game but seen a clip on youtube and it was in 3rd person so you can play the full game in 3rd person ? i really dont like 1st person games

#4 Posted by JangoWuzHere (16128 posts) -

You can, but it would still play better in a 1st person view.

#5 Posted by Justforvisit (5047 posts) -

Yup you absolutely can but it's really way better designed for 1st person view.

Just in case you didn't know, you can also play Morrowind and Oblivion in 3rd Person, but the 3rd Person animations of your characters in those games are prime examples of how to make animations look bad ^^

#6 Posted by jcopp72 (5335 posts) -
you can play in either 1st or 3rd person, you can switch at anytime. I dont remember the button to switch but thats all it is, a push of a button to switch between 1st and 3rd person.
#7 Posted by king_quaps (22 posts) -

Yup. I like to mix it up. If I'm doing something and I want to be more aware of my surroundings I'll go to 3rd person. If I want to be more precise in what I'm doing I go 1st.

#8 Posted by Blueresident87 (5336 posts) -

You can play it in 3rd person, but this p.o.v. mostly exists in the game for you to look at your character. It is designed to be played in first person.

#9 Posted by volume_three (2142 posts) -

Definitely. I played the entire game in third-person (Well, except when utilising archery) which I never thought I'd ever do after trying it in Oblivion.

#10 Posted by SoNin360 (5353 posts) -
Yeah, just like in the Fallout games i switch to third person just to glance at my character. In Skyrim I believe the button is R3.
#11 Posted by jcopp72 (5335 posts) -

You can play it in 3rd person, but this p.o.v. mostly exists in the game for you to look at your character. It is designed to be played in first person.

Blueresident87
I played the whole game in 3rd person. I dont like 1st person.
#12 Posted by unrealtron (3148 posts) -
I like more the first person view.
#13 Posted by ristactionjakso (5713 posts) -

Ya, but it sucks sometimes. I noticed that after a while into the game the camera gets closer and closer to your character, and pretty soon the camera will be sitting on your right shoulder. It blows.

Combat in general is better in first person anyway.

#14 Posted by ItsEvolution (2593 posts) -

I've played Skyrim almost entirely in 3rd person. You click in the right stick to change the view.

#16 Posted by kyle_360 (530 posts) -

Ya, but it sucks sometimes. I noticed that after a while into the game the camera gets closer and closer to your character, and pretty soon the camera will be sitting on your right shoulder. It blows.

Combat in general is better in first person anyway.

ristactionjakso
ya i noticed that to its weird
#17 Posted by Sokol4ever (6304 posts) -

There is a third person camera but it's purely cosmetics, the game is designed with first person in mind, especially the most important part of the game - combat.

#18 Posted by StealthMonkey4 (7041 posts) -

I use 3rd person from time to time but use first person for combat

#19 Posted by KamuiFei (4251 posts) -

I use 3rd person mainly. Only exception is when sneaking in a tight area and archery.

Not sure why people are saying its meant for 1st person. In many ways 3rd person is better in Skyrim.

#20 Posted by CTR360 (6983 posts) -
yes i play skyrim only third person