Reviews and Problems with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Reviewed (360, PS3, PC)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: When asked at the announcement of the next in The Elder Scrolls Series ‘Are you excited?’ my exact reply was ‘Does a bear do his, you know, business in the woods? The 5th in the line of games from Bethesda, produced over a period of time spanning more than 20 years, has immediately convinced me that...
Excerpt: Skyrim is torn by civil war: A weakened Empire struggles to retain control of the province, while rebel Nords vie for self-determination. Dragons have returned after centuries, and nobody knows why. Undead infest the crypts, cairns, and barrows, and more dangerous things haunt deep Dwarven ruins.
Pros: Vast, content-filled world; hundreds of hours of stuff to do; good leveling system, fun combat, compelling story.
Cons: Occasionally buggy; not the most graphically intense game ever.
Excerpt: While I was taking a stroll outside on a hot sunny day, a flash of a shadow raced over the ground in front of me. With horror on my face I jumped around scanning the skies for what could only mean my imminent death.
Summary: The province of Skyrim might be frigid, but the role-playing game that takes place within it burns with a fire few games possess. In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you take up arms against dragons, and your encounters with them are invariably exciting--yet depending on where your adventure takes you,...
Pros: Immense world stuffed with varied tasks to perform, Dragon battles are a blast, Lovely art design capped by some beautiful, atmospheric touches, Enjoyable battles that you can approach in a variety of ways, Lots of compelling, self-contained stories to experience in addition to the main one
Cons: Glitches and bugs frequently disrupt the immersion, Friendly AI is often more of a hindrance than a help