More linear isn't necessarily bad, though. Look at the mod for it, Nehrim. It is FAR more linear than vanilla, but even better than it in my opinion.
Indeed, but doesn't linear gameply ruin the meaning of RPG?
RPG's are all about what you do and how that shapes the future moments of the game.
I am still finding it hard to sum up the total quests found in Oblivion and all the possibilites you can play around with. I don't if Skyrim will follow down this path, but if it doesn't - It is no different than medieval First person/Third person adventure with a strong RPG feel.
Always, what else is new in this game?... besides awesome dragons and stuff. Like is it gonna be multiplayer, better customization, stuff like that.
Sorry if you guys already went over this. I didnt check the previous pages.
You misunderstand, pre-ordering isn't receiving prior to release dates, it's simply buying the game before it is released.
Pre-ordering simply means you've purchased it before it reached the stores, but you will not receive your copy until the game's scheduled release date. Companies usually give out different bonuses to people who pre-order them and they also deliver the games once they're released. Usually works in the States because of the whole mail order system being better handled than other continents or countries.
I can see the point of purchasing before it reaches store, but I like my version of it way better.