So...how bad are the spiders in this game?

#1metal01Posted 3/26/2013 1:08:25 AM
Its been the only reason I haven't played this game. I have severe arachnophobia and, actually purchased and returned the game at one point because I heard how much they seem to be involved in the game. Is it something I can push through? Can they be avoided for the most part if I wanted to? and how realistic are they? Thanks for the help.
#2BushidoEffect3Posted 3/26/2013 1:17:29 AM(edited)
I'm scared of spiders in real life. But don't have a severe phobia like you tc. Anyone else?

So glad they aren't as BIG as in skyrim. Frostbite spiders come in different sizes. Small, medium, and huge, which are the toughest, like bosses. They're rare however.

What is the most dangerous spider? It's not Black widow is it? Which countries?
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#3Bob_EsrockPosted 3/26/2013 1:16:32 AM
I'm a bit of an arachnophobe, but they're hardly recognizable as spiders in my opinion. They look way too goofy to get my arachnophobia going.
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#4THEDONUT2004Posted 3/26/2013 1:17:38 AM
One of the first quests you do involves a giant spider in a cave.
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#5Seeyah03Posted 3/26/2013 1:18:17 AM
Hmm, well they range from the size of a medium dog to the size of a car. Usually hostile and tends to be everywhere in the game. You even have to face some when first starting out in the escape tunnels. If you cant get over your fear of digital spiders this game may not be for you. Sad though seeing how awesome it is.
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#6pinky0926Posted 3/26/2013 1:22:06 AM
metal01 posted...
Its been the only reason I haven't played this game. I have severe arachnophobia and, actually purchased and returned the game at one point because I heard how much they seem to be involved in the game. Is it something I can push through? Can they be avoided for the most part if I wanted to? and how realistic are they? Thanks for the help.


If you've seen Harry Potter 2, comparable size. The biggest is about the size of a truck, the regular ones between the size of a dog and small bear.

The biggest you have to face is in the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3WF6Zsm3Yo

Be warned, there is a giant spider in that video.
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#7metal01(Topic Creator)Posted 3/26/2013 1:25:56 AM
pinky0926 posted...
metal01 posted...
Its been the only reason I haven't played this game. I have severe arachnophobia and, actually purchased and returned the game at one point because I heard how much they seem to be involved in the game. Is it something I can push through? Can they be avoided for the most part if I wanted to? and how realistic are they? Thanks for the help.


If you've seen Harry Potter 2, comparable size. The biggest is about the size of a truck, the regular ones between the size of a dog and small bear.

The biggest you have to face is in the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3WF6Zsm3Yo

Be warned, there is a giant spider in that video.


I've seen the movie but never actually watched that scene knowing it was coming the first time and every time since I look away. Its pathetic, but I've had some traumatic experiences with spiders as a kid.

Sucks looks like I might have to skip this game, really blows as I've really wanted to play this.
#8metal01(Topic Creator)Posted 3/26/2013 1:29:36 AM
Yeah I think I'll be passing this...Lame, maybe I can get it on the computer with that hack...lol
#9pinky0926Posted 3/26/2013 1:32:32 AM
metal01 posted...
Yeah I think I'll be passing this...Lame, maybe I can get it on the computer with that hack...lol


Do you have a friend who could play that part for you? There aren't many spiders you have to face IIRC, and they all die very easily. One or two swipes.
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#10thor23Posted 3/26/2013 1:32:43 AM
Get it on PC and use a mod that replaces spiders with something else. http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/26468