The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
I love this game. I played it for over 2 months straight. I would recommend this to any kind of gamer. It's that kind of game that never will get boring no matter what.
Waste Of Time
Skyrim is a buggy mess of a game that can easily bore you as you travel through the huge (but boring) map of Skyrim. The gameplay is the weakest part and has little depth to it. The story didn't carry me through it and I didn't care what happened to the people of Skyrim or there mundane problems.
This game has no limits to options and space.
you can be who you want to be what you wanna be and the choices you make will decide where you end up. its the perfect rpg where you rank up skills by using that exact skill instead of just adding points to the skills you want.
great action midevil game
I like this game a beacause it has never ending quests,fighting sequenes and thousands of characters, animals and dragons.
Skyrim is an amazing game. Personally I am a huge fan of bethesda studios. The game is filled with all kinds of new content to satisfy players of past games and for new players, the game is not connected to the last one so you don't have to worry about playing the others first. My biggest critique is the major letdown to all oblivion players who were looking for an improved experience upon the massive range of spells from the last game. Skyrim's spell range is very limited and spells do not differ between shop vendors. As for all you melee and archer folk alike out there, this is the game for you. The new revamped smithing skill allows for players to upgrade your weapons and armor and even create armor from dragons if you so please.
I was let down... personally.
I heard a new TES was coming out... i got JACKED! Then i played it. in the beginning i was in love... for about an hour. The combat is clunky and one of the worst combat systems ive ever played with, battles can be sparce, crafting is incredibly time consuming... and between the MASSSSSIVEEEE world, and hundreds of objectives, personal wants, etc it gets overwhelming. I struggled on and on until I hit a point where i had so much to do and knew so very little of what i was ACTUALLY doing in the game i alost had an anurism, shut it off, and havent played since. The map is pretty brutal, youre only able tohave 2 skills mapped to your buttons at once... just overall i was unhappy. Even though the company went under id give Kingdoms of Amalur a 50x better rating than this game. Still, if your a TES fan, try it for yourself, this is my opinion, but for me... open world concept is great but skyrim went so far as to make me not want to bother.
the elder scrolls 5 skyrim is a great game a magor diffrence to oblivion. The story is great and the wepons are great.the game can get a little buggy but thats a minor thing to a great game
This game is amazing! The freedom of choice, doing whatever you want and a open world. The trophies in this game is not too difficult to obtain for those who are a trophy collector like myself. It took me approximately a month,(taking breaks every few days). Overall this game is a must have for all rpg gamers out there!
Not for the PS3 at all!
This game, on the Playstation 3, is completely broken. It has constant framerate drops, hard freezes and just a complete and utter fail of a game. The developers, Bethesda, have not fixed any of these issues and even with 4 patches they still cannot fix simple quest bugs. I do not reccomend buying this game on the ps3 and if you have a good enough PC then the PC is the best option. I am trading this game in today after going through 5 months of constant freezing and quest bugs. Today i'm done with this game because it is unplayable!
Only for the real 733t, not the casual RPG gamer
I seem to be the only one not buying into all the hype about the game. My brother said it was good so I bought it. Boy, I wish I'd gone for Dragons Age.
The only pros I can think about on this game are
- There are a lot of races to choose from. Often RPGs have perhaps three or four and they're usually quite similar. Not so with Skyrim, which is nice.
- The music is beautiful.
- The graphics are top-notch.
Beyond that, I can't think of much good. Be prepared to sit in front of load screens a lot. As in, if you play for an hour a good 15 minutes of that will probably be staring at the load screens.
The storyline is interesting if you can find it and follow it. it can be difficult to find quests as there are no quest markers for side-quests on anyone. You have to spend hours talking to lots and lots of people in the hopes ONE dialogue option might trigger a side-quest.
In-game character customization (in leveling up) is god-awful. I wanted to make a speech heavy 'black widow' character. But for the last SEVEN levels I've been unable to go beyond the very first 'notch' in the Speech tree. Why bother even allowing users to level-up themselves if they cannot make the character they want? The game might as well auto-pick because it WILL force you to spread your points around to a bunch of skills you don't even want and will not use.
Control is often equally god-awful. I can push the melee-attack button and nothing happens. Push it again, nothing happens. Push it again, oh I'm dead because my character stood there while being attacked. Alright, we'll try some magic spells, fire a healing spell. Oh, my character decided to go into stealth crouch and now won't get up again and I'm dead again. You can still have a chunk of health left but you'll die AGAIN because even with a chunk left the game will decide the enemy has a good 'hit' and you can't even use a potion to heal yourself at that point. The game wants to do 99% of the controls with the R1/R2 and L1/L2 buttons with seemingly little options to shift things to the other buttons. I'm constantly having to switch between the L/R buttons to control both melee and spells in a frustrating mix and you can't have both going. Every time I use a spell, it unequips my sword so I can't fire a healing spell and then go melee. I have to equip the spell to L1, fire it, pause, go to my equipment, select my sword, draw my sword with the square button, use R1 to attack, etc.
And manual saves. It says that it auto-saves. That's a vicious lie. It autosaves about one every eight hours of gameplay and if you forget to save manually yourself...be prepared to redo half the game. I learned that the hard way after trusting the game to autosave and having to redo an entire huge 2-hour long dungeon. It's nice to be able to save multiple times in the midst of tough battles, but all the same it's frustrating having to pause every ten minutes to save.
Kingdoms of Amalur is 500x better than Skyrim. You can customize your character how you want, the load screens don't take forever, the battles aren't geared 99.999% towards you failing and the controls actually work. I have 60+ hours in that game and have never been as bored and irritated as I am only 12 or so into Skyrim.