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Skyrim Dragonborn DLC Info Isn't Just Leaked, it's Tsunamied
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A beta tester has reportedly leaked just about every single piece of salient Skyrim Dragonborn DLC info onto the net.

The leak includes story details, a list of the new dragon shouts, locations, creatures, enemies, weapons, armour, spells enchantments and yes, achievements.

Here it all is in handily bullet-pointed lists. It’s not official information, but it looks pretty kosher to us.

New Shouts

  • Cyclone - creates a small tornado (that is pretty funny to use)
  • Bend Will - force a dragon to fight with you.
  • Dragon Riding - player hasn't gotten to this one yet.
  • Dragon Aspect - creates the dragon armor from trailer and gives stronger shouts, stronger melee attacks and summon Ancient Dragonborn to fight with you when you get low on health. Can only be used once per day.
  • Battle Fury - like Elemental Fury but for NPCs

Start of the DLC

*SPOILERS for main Skyrim quest*

  • Cultists of Miraak are searching for the false dragonborn (you), and when they find you they attempt to kill you. Assuming you kill them first, you find a note on them that tells you what they are doing and where they came from. You find their boat docked at Windhelm and proceed to Solstheim.
  • You don't have to complete the main quest to start the DLC, but the character of Miraak has different dialogue if you have already killed Alduin.
  • The size of Solstheim is about equal to the reach and has its own seperate map.
  • Player is about 30+ hours in and not finished yet, though said one could probably rush through the main quest in 10 hours.

New Locations added

  • (Hubs): Raven Rock (can buy a player home there), Tel Mithryn (can buy a player home there as well), Skaal Village (follower is from here + is a new marraige candidate)
  • (Imperial Forts): Fort Frostmoth, Ashfallow Citadel, Highpoint Tower
  • (Shacks): Hrodulf's House, Abandoned Lodge
  • (Caves): Frostmoon Crag (home to werewolf pack that you can talk with if you are one), Bristleback Cave, Castel Karstaag Caverns & Ruins, Glacial Cave, Benkongerike, Frossel, Hrothmun's Barrow
  • (Landmarks): Brodir Grove, Altar of Thrond, Stalhrim Source, Horker Island (Island of Lord Tusk)
  • (Nordic Ruins): Kolbjorn Barrow (quest to help excavate), Bloodskaal Barrow, Vaholok's Tomb, Gyldenhul Barrow.
  • (Dwemer Ruins): Nchardak, Kagrumez, Fahlbtharz
  • (All-Maker Stones): Earth Stone, Watern Stone, Wind Stone, Beast Stone, Sun Stone
  • (Others): Northshore Landing Dock, Old Attius Farm, Snowclad Ruins, Headwaters of Harstrad, Moesring Pass, Bujold's Retreat, Haknir's Shoal, Saering's Watch, Thirsk Mead Hall, Broken Tusk Mine, Damphall Mine, & Miraak's Temple.
  • (In Skyrim): Last Vigil

New Creatures & Baddies

  • Werebears - no word on whether the player can become one yet, but all have been hostile so far. They transform into the bear after being near them a short time.
  • The Morag Tong - They seem to act more like Silver Hand encounters where you fight against them a bit and have random encounters of them. No ability to join with them so far. Hostile Dunmer in Morag Tong armor.
  • Serpent-like creature - Player won't describe this excactly, though says one is pictured in the trailer and won't give its exact name either.
  • Lurkers - Extremely tough and frustrating enemies with plenty of health and dish out a lot of damage. Good challenge. About the size of giants and they are creatures that have 'slipped' into Tamriel from H. Mora's realm.
  • Ash Spawn - officially mentioned and pictured in Bethesda's releases.
  • Rieklings - officially mentioned and pictured in Bethesda's releases.
  • New Dragon types encountered.
  • New Dwemer automation - a walking dwarven ballista.

New Weapons & Armor

  • Deathbrand Armor - similar to stalhrim
  • Two Unique Scimitars you can get by the end of the quests
  • Bonemold Armor - Officially mentioned by Bethesda (heavy armor)
  • Chitin Armor - Officially mentioned by Bethesda (possibly a light armor)
  • Stalhrim Weapons and armor - Again, officially mentioned (many of these you can glimpse in the trailer and screenshots)
  • Carved Nordic Armor & Weapons - a heavy armor
  • Spears - I know there are some waiting for info on spears, but Bad News: Only the Reiklings have used them so far and if the player picks them up, they go into inventory as arrows.
  • Morag Tong Armor - another light armor you can get off of attackers.
  • New Thieves Guild Armor - though said to just be a non-buggy Linwe's Armor.
  • Robes - Telvanni Robes and Miraak's Robes

New Spells/Enchantments

  • Poison Rune
  • Whirlwind Cloak
  • Ash Shell - lets you encase enemies in ash (paralyze) or slow them down with damage.
  • Waterwalking - back in enchantment and potion form
  • A new Ring that allows resurrected creatures to explode into frost and fire damage.
  • Staff Enchanting
  • New Active Effect - from H. Mora's realm you can find a book that lets you choose from three active effects: Mora's Mercy, Mora's Wrath and Mora's Agony. You can return to the realm and choose a new effect if you want to replace it (sounds like a similar thing to the effect Parthurnax gives you, or the one you receive for the Nightengale quest) There are five books total, with three options per book, you can get five effects in all supposedly.
  • New Summoning power - player doesn't want to spoil what it is, but says it's cool.
  • Summon Spells - 3 mentioned:Ash Guardian, Ash Spawn, Seeker

Other Notes

  • Bethesda did a great job with Hermaeus Mora's Realm. Twisting Hallways, walls with many books, a dark twisted look. HM is an integral part of the DLC.
  • There is one quest that involved Thalmor, you can scare them off of Solstheim.
  • All the great Dunmer houses exist, Hlallu is shunned due to its ties with the Empire, Redoran is the primary house on Solstheim, Telvani doesn't have a big presence. The Tribunal still exists, though not in the form shown in Morrowind. And you get a chance to join house Telvanni and get a home in a gaint mushroom.
  • And last some random short comments mentioned: Delvin Mallory is Sapphire's Uncle (you will meet her father/his brother), Burnt Spriggans, Captain Falx Carius, Gratian Caerullius, King of the Little People, Mind Control, Serpents, Telvani Master Neloth.
  • A new quest you can start if you are level 81: Ebony Warrior


  • Outlander - Arrive on Solstheim (20 G)
  • Raven Rock Owner - Own a house in Raven Rock (20 G)
  • Solstheim Explorer - Discover 30 Locations on the island of Soltheim (30 G)
  • The Temple of Knowledge - Complete "The Temple of Miraak" (20 G)
  • The Path of Knowledge - Complete "The Path of Knowledge" (20 G)
  • At the Summit of Apocrypha - Complete "At the Summit of Apocrypha (40 G)
  • Hidden Knowledge - Learn the secrets of 5 Black Books (40 G)
  • Stalhrim Crafter - Craft an item out of Stalhrim (20 G)
  • Dragon Aspect - Learn all 3 words of Dragon Aspect (20 G)
  • DragonRider - Tame and Ride 5 dragons (20 G)

Dragonborn is out on December 4th for 1600 MSP.

[via TheOutHousers]


User Comments

Forum Posts: 241
Comment #1 by three15
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 05:33:47 AM
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Good to see companies supporting their games so long after release but they left it too long to keep me interested in the game, traded a good while ago. .

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Comment #2 by Len lfc
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 05:33:52 AM
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Developers should take note of what DLC's should be. I'm not much of an TES fan, but Skyrim grabbed my attention last year, & this DLC is looking to be very good value for money!

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Comment #3 by BlackEyedAngel
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 05:36:10 AM
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I haven't even completed the main story yet...too many games to play not enough time! Argh

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Comment #4 by O0mix0O
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 05:37:09 AM
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They said the DLC would be substantial! I'm waiting out for a GOTY edition (Y)

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Comment #5 by OMGmyFACE
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 05:39:49 AM
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More Dwemer ruins.

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Comment #6 by Craphex
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 05:43:14 AM
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Chitin armour and Telvanni robes :D memories!

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Comment #7 by Vigor
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 05:45:24 AM
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Best article ever!

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Comment #8 by XxStuartxX 1990
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 06:00:57 AM
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Looks to be much bigger than the disappointing Dawnguard.

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Comment #9 by Siziol
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 06:02:28 AM
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Can't wait to get back to the lands I remember from Morrowind.

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Comment #10 by ICGMU12321
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 06:02:45 AM
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Lets hope the DLC only gets bigger and better from here on. I hope there are one or maybe even two more after this.

I refuse to believe that Hearthfire was one of the "big" DLC items that Bethesda promised for Skyrim.

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Comment #11 by CKWPORT
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 06:03:12 AM
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More Dwemer ruins. I hate those.

But can't wait for this DLC.

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Comment #12 by BigApple3AM
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 06:05:18 AM
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I can't wait for the complete GOTY edition so I can finally pick up Skyrim. I just started New Vegas today after the MS Store black friday sale.

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Comment #13 by ATOMICKILA3000
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 06:21:56 AM
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@12 Is New Vegas any good? I've been seeing some gameplay on it and it looks interesting but the graphics and the gameplay itself look a bit weird.

OT: I still need to buy Dawnguard. I haven't played Skyrim in a couple months. Best 150 hours of my life lol.

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Comment #14 by Arawos
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 06:29:55 AM
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Telvanni robes and the Telvanni tower confirmed as a player home? This is the best thing ever

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Comment #15 by Mister Spraggsy
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 06:38:54 AM
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Cool Staff Enchanting. Was playing yesterday and thought to myself why can't I enchant staffs.

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Comment #16 by priwogic
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 06:53:40 AM
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@1 thanks for sharing.

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Comment #17 by misslazybones
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 06:58:16 AM
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This looks really cool. I can't wait to get it tomorrow.

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Comment #18 by Sixgun
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 07:01:46 AM
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All that info but still nothing on the PC release date.

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Comment #19 by BiggD
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 07:05:02 AM
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@ 12, are ya liking New Vegas? I fucking loved that game dude.

I can't wait to pick this DLC up tomorrow, so excited :D

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Comment #20 by shavron
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 07:14:30 AM
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@18 Skyrim DLC is a timed exclusive to the 360. More important, why are you on a 360 website and expecting PC info?

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Comment #21 by frankumms
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 07:58:42 AM
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Looks like this is going to be 1000 times better than Dawnguard was.

I liked Dawnguard, just wasnt worht 1600, defiinatley 800, it really didnt add much, story wasnt too long, being a lord vampire was cool.. but eh I think going to morrowind beats everything, I think it would be great to then go to Cyrodil in a final expansion, where you can fly your dragon there and just be awesome

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Comment #22 by Selections
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 08:04:06 AM
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Should REALLY get a move on and finish this game so I can actually buy DLC for it. Looks so feakin' epic!!

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Comment #23 by Alvarez Azel
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 08:33:46 AM
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NV is a fantastic game, its much more moraly driven than say Oblivion or Skyrim, it really shows the consequences of your actions and can be played through many times with alternate endings.
Get the ultimate edtion though as it comes bundled with every piece of DLC for an absolute steal. Honestly best £20 I have spent on a game for many years.

OT im going to wait for the GOTY edition for the Skyrim DLC's, I dont much like buying a DLC then waiting 4-6 months for another one, rather just play them all in one package.

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Comment #24 by Leviathan v2
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 08:34:58 AM
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@#3 ...It came out more than a year ago

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Comment #25 by Annalie
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 09:02:21 AM
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@18 Just be glad that you're going to get it period. till then just shut up and enjoy the hundreds of freaking mods you have.

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Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 09:04:53 AM
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"New Summoning power - player doesn't want to spoil what it is, but says it's cool."

Seriously? Anyone else think this is out of place with the rest of his leaked information?

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Comment #27 by Vindicator51
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 09:05:23 AM
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Looks like this is going to be a great ultimate edition.

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Comment #28 by the emcee
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 09:11:47 AM
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How big is the reach? I forget what region that is now.

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Comment #29 by Nuke2099
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 09:14:41 AM
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This site must be late with this info since all of this knowledge was available elsewhere on the new weeks ago.

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Comment #30 by Angels N Skins
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 09:24:29 AM
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I imagine that taming 5 dragons is probably the most difficult of these achievements.

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Comment #31 by PSYCHOxCHIBI
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 09:25:59 AM
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I'm gonna seriously lose it if the new summons is like an undead Alduin! @_@

I also hate dwemer ruins.

Though everything else sounds great! So far this bit of DLC sounds something close to the Knights of the Nine but Shivering Isles size, so if we are lucky an even bigger and better bit of DLC is in the making. :D

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Comment #32 by UltimateAuron32
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 09:48:20 AM
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taming dragons? you had my money there and then! the rest of this is incredible, cant wait till tomorrow to play it :)

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Comment #33 by totalstranger
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 10:01:31 AM
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I'm in.

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Comment #34 by Jack Frost
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 10:27:48 AM
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I managed to get in on the beta, and I can definitely tell you, Dragonborn is a million times better and more substantial than Dawnguard.

Actually, they need to lower the price of Dawnguard because it's not nearly the DLC that Dragonborn is and so should not be at the same price point.

Anyway, glad it's out tomorrow so I can talk about it with breaking the NDA - not that that matters now, apparently... :D

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Comment #35 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 10:57:40 AM
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@18 who cares about pc? this look elsewhere for you pc games

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Comment #36 by oobawlzmahonyoo
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 10:59:22 AM
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How many hours of gameplay are we lookin at here? hopefully more than Dawnguard, which was prettt good. This is looking to be a lot better tho

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Comment #37 by ADTR TOM
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 11:03:07 AM
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@1 It's not a generic on the disc or a held back piece of the game DLC it's made over many months or the whole year and it's what all DLC should strive to be like, not a 1 hour side quest or 4 recycled maps from the previous game.

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Comment #38 by Euthanatos12
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 11:03:56 AM
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"Two Unique Scimitars you can get by the end of the quests"

Brace yourselves. Drizzt Do'Urden is coming.

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Comment #39 by SIMPLYMIDGET
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 11:05:16 AM
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Looks so juicy, can't wait!!!!!!!!! Just sucks it comes out same day as Far Cry 3. Two great F'n games!

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Comment #40 by ThaMyth
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 11:19:59 AM
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juicy indeed sir, juicy indeed.

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Comment #41 by Tobi
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 11:45:26 AM
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After Dawnguard and Hearthfire came out, I traded in my copy of Skyrim. Once they're done with all the DLC releases and they get to the definitive release with all the add-on content, I'll pick it up again. Until then, my Wood Elf will wait in the shadows, biding his time.

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Comment #42 by ViNyLek
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 12:00:51 PM
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That is a lot of addition! I enjoyed Dawnguard a lot, but this seems to be even better. Will buy it shortly after release as I am still trying to finish Dishonored=)

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Comment #43 by Ghosty McGoo
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 12:01:18 PM
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Sounds like this one is really going to be worth the 20 bucks.

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Comment #44 by PANIC ATTACK 10
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 12:10:57 PM
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@3 same here, i work, have a gf with kids. its hard to find time to play games now. i have 3 bookselves full of 360,ps3 games. yet hardly any time to play them. also have original xbox games too. this just may be my last system now.

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Comment #45 by PANIC ATTACK 10
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 12:13:22 PM
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forgot to add, i'm not that far into this game. but some of what i read looks good. however, i do hope they fix what they broke. not being able to finish quests. thats just not cool.

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Comment #46 by XX HEH8ME XX
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 12:39:36 PM
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dawnguard would have been worth it if that other world wasnt so barren and you actually had things to do in there, this dlc seems well worth the price but so did dawguard at first

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Comment #47 by Inebriated Jedi
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 02:37:05 PM
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