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June 11th, 2012, 18:40
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
I mostly play in first person. I have done so with every TES game. The combat animations are terrible in 3rd person.
I would agree with respect to Oblivion and Morrowind, but in the case of Skyrim, I think the melee animations look much better in third person.

You can see the entire arc of your sword swings, for example, while first person melee looks rather strange for most weapons.

I use first person for aiming bows and sometimes firing off ranged magic at distant targets, but the I don't like the way melee looks unless I switch to third.

It's very cool to be able to switch back and forth so quickly, zoom way out if you feel like it, etc. I find when I'm playing other games I try to use my mouse wheel to zoom in or out but sadly most of them don't allow this. I suppose quite a few third person games in modern settings kind of get around it by having weapons with scopes.
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