Summary: Had to load Steam in order to play the game. I'd never encountered this before, so I thought at first this was an online platform so I could launch the game from the Cloud or something similar. Turned out I was wrong. Every time I started the game, Steam would download updates and some bloatware. I'd later delete the bloatware, but next time I started Skyrim, the bloatware was back!
Summary: I just bought it from Gamestop and no one tried it yet I have bad news don't cache anything it will lock up and if you don't cache it willjust get worse the guy will be stuck jumping in one place and wont be able to move its totally screwed, that sad part Bethesdia already knew itI went on youtube to complain about it and people already said Bethesdia knew that befor they sold it to ya :( this game don't work and I bought it new..
Summary: Not at all! First, this game is OVER 2 YEARS OLD - don't matter about the last expansion in August - and still sales WAY over the value disc price doing average days. Second, the main game has a 75% off sale today - 12/12/13 - but the LE with ONLY add-ons has a less discount of ONLY 66%? Third, with all the very poor graphics visuals - everyone don't use exploited mods - Bethesda still haven't added a graphics package to enhance the game.
Summary: I loved Skyrim, but I HATE Steam. Those people don't know what customer service is. I loaded it all, registered, etc. Everything was fine for a few hours of play, and then it simply froze up. I had to re-boot the computer, and then "Steam" wouldn't re-start. I tried all my considerable computer tricks to no avail, so I opened a trouble ticket - three different times and was never able to re-open or re-install Steam or use my Skyrim DVD again. I returned it for a refund.
Summary: Before you buy do some research online to make sure you want to take on this challenge. Bungie.net provides some support but even the games developers says you may not be able to get the game running. Bungie did not work on the port. Spend your money on Halo CE which still has a large community for online play and a large library of mods and support.
Pros: You're only out 20 bucks.
Cons: This is probably one of the worst ports to PC ever. If you're lucky it will run on your system. Most people will not be lucky. Will not work on laptops and will not work with integrated video. Updates to Windows Live ID will break the game and may not be fixed. Does not have a large community to help support you with the never ending problems. You may be forced to install the game multiple times and can only use the CD key 6 times after that you're done. You will spen...
Pros: The game itself looks promising, from what I've seen of it so far. It's a very large game, so I'm not surprised of complaints about bugs. If I can ever get the game working, I plan on adding mods to enhance it anyway.
Cons: Like a previous poster, the game will not install due to lack of a valid cd key that was shipped with the product. I do not blame Newegg for this. I finally pulled the trigger and purchased two copies (got them on sale for a great price). Unfortunately, neither cd key worked so I was unable to complete the installation process. The cd keys were typed in correctly (I'm not dyslexic, btw), triple-checked, and still no go. I sent in a help ticket to Steam and am still wa...