Reviews and Problems with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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MrOctavian , GameStop
5 June 2014
Summary: When I first heard about the Dragonborn DLC, i heard it was on Hearthfire, so my view of it might be a little judgmental. While a pretty superfluous DLC too begin with(no story line quest), it adds another element of customization, allowing you to build your own house in three of the holds of Skyrim (Winterhold, Morthal(might be wrong on that one) and Falkreath), where normally a house isn't available even after you become a thane of the hold.
Summary: What has been said about the game has been said. However, there should be a HUGE STICKER slapped on this saying STEAM DRM. You can't play this game without steam even though its only a single player campaign. There is no point of buying the disk rather than the digital download on steam other than the fact it installs a bit faster. THAT IS IT.
Summary: If being able to immerse yourself in the world is important to you, this is your game. But if you want seamless game responsiveness during battles, you will be frustrated. Other people have said it better than I, but this game does not lend itself to battle very well. I'm become a casual gamer these days instead of hard-core, and a smoother feel would help this game become something I could enjoy much more than I am currently.
Summary: I bought the legendary edition to get all the DLC. Skyrim itself is very fun and have put several hundred hours into the original game. The legendary adds all the DLC and allows you to continue leveling by reseting your max skills to re-level. May sound rather odd, but I like it. You get a few more perk points and can always keep going.
Summary: Ooo i can see far and walk there. Big deal; the game is boring overall. Magic never gets strong enough to bother with, archery is pretty cool, some pretty cool weapons and quests to get em if you happen to stumble upon them in order (you won't, so their coolness will be lost on you), forgettable content, and too many boring dragon fights (blah after the first one). And still no flight potions.
Summary: This is my second purchase of Skyrim. First I bought it for the Xbox 360 on initial release. I loved it. . . until I became bored with it. While the open-endedness of the game is appealing, quests became monotonous for me and my level of interest. For example, both times I have played, I have generally ignored redundant quest dialogue and simply proceeded as fast as possible to the map area of interest, killed every threat and searched every nook, then returned and spoke...
Summary: The game is fun, when it works, but it is so badly developed that it simply does not deserve all the awards and glowing reviews. Unless you are a serious fan of the genre, I can't in good conscience recommend this game.
Pros: This is the original award-winning game, replete with all the downloadable content packs. For one price, you get the full game and all the DLC at no extra charge. If you are a fan of open world swords-and-sorcery and haven't given Skyrim a chance, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.
Cons: This is the original bug-ridden game, without any fixes or improvements. You have to wonder why the developer, Bethesda Softworks, would not only release such an obviously incomplete game, but wouldn't bother to make any changes for the special edition. Are they just lazy, or do they have no self-respect?