Reviews and Problems with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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Too much hype for more of the same
Michael Halverson, Amazon
15 December 2014
Summary: I'm surprised at how bad this game is. I have been playing TES since Morrowind and I own every game in the series, but I really expected more. Skyrim is just a reskinned Oblivion. The textures look god-awful, even in 1900x1200. I honestly think that Oblivion with mods looks better than Skyrim, even with the HD(2k) texture pack. I know that modding these games is a full time job but I did that with Oblivion and I shouldn't have to mod a modern game to make it decent.
Summary: Unfortunately for me I have damaged my game to the point where I can not even play anymore. If you aren't careful with how you install the mods you will screw your game up. There is a guy on YouTube called gopher, and he shows step by step how to install mods. I highly recommend you watch his videos because they help A LOT. That being said if you have to mod a game to 'make it better', or whatever your reasons then it probably is not worth your time or effort.
Summary: Great game, but the system requirements are pretty high. The ones listed don't really cut it. It's slow, and difficult to play. So just make sure your computer is more than capable of running it before purchasing.
Summary: I was looking for a good RPG but I have been leery of a lot of the games coming out that are getting such good reviews and finding out that they are at best average. So while I have been seeing Skyrim get really good press for some time, I decided to wait until the price dropped to around $20 before buying the game. First of all I have to say that I have not played this game very much yet so this is basically just an initial impression.
Cons: Steam.. Spyware and an 8 yes, Eight hour download ruin it for me.. Sure their is a claim on the container stating one must agree and accept Steams terms in order to download and play. But I ordered the game online, here, I didn't read the fine print on the packaging. Why even sell the hard copy version? Just make it available as download only. I could of been appauled 5 days earlier.
Summary: when you buy a game you expect to have control over it when you play. with steam you never do.
Pros: game is great - as usual for bethesda
Cons: steam. everything is ok as long as you are dealing with a computer on their end. however, if something glitches - in my case my email got reverted to an obsolete address and i couldn't log in anymore - you are forced to deal with the human interface. they must be so overworked with the massive sale of skyrim and too cheap to staff properly that it has been over 4 days since my email request was submitted without answer.
Summary: Game idea is great but game was released unfinished (likely due to corporate pressure) and untested. Numerous bugs that would've been IMMEDIATELY noticed had anyone at Bethesda tested it on a pc with a mouse at all. Game is unfinished in numerous bugs/game issues for both PC and Playstation versions. Numerous quest lines are buggy as well as being cut short.
Summary: I am vacillating between several feelings right now. Rage at spending money on a game that was clearly not ready for release on a PC platform. Despair at my inability to learn that game manufacturers WILL market a product that does not perform as advertised. Laughter at my poor warrior that can only use one hand (unable to equip anything in the right hand. She is also a greedy, hoarder of a warrior as she is completely unable to drop anything once she has picked it up.
Summary: Yes i agree, it includes the dlc, which is great, some people will disagree,
but $70 for a game thats almost 2 years old… it still cost too much… it'd
be much better if it was around $50, then maybe id reconsider re-buying it.