Reviews and Problems with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dragonborn
2 September 2013
Summary: It's no secret that I'm a gigantic fan of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind . For whatever reason, be it the more engaging than average world, the giant mushrooms, the increased freedom, or the ability to customize items and spells without the use of mods, Morrowind sucked me into a happy place that...
Summary: Preparing for a new Elder Scrolls game is like preparing to die. One must ensure they get all their worldly affairs in order, speak with the people who mean everything to them, and have a final meal. After all, once that disc goes in, the user may as well have departed from our mortal world.
Excerpt: I'm always skeptical towards DLC mission/quest packs, mainly because I've been burnt too many times. At the same time I usually feel obligated to purchase them, as was the case with Skyrim 's add-ons.
Excerpt: One of my favorite activities in Skyrim involves amassing an impressive collection of specialty weaponry. Rather than sell these magnificent pieces, I prefer to put them on display in one of my many houses and come back to bask in their collective glory.
Excerpt: In light of our previous praise of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the accolades from dozens of other outlets, it goes without saying that Skyrim is an outstanding game. With such a hit on their hands, some game developers might call it a day and move on to their next project.
Summary: With its large new map, unique dungeons, and captivating story and side quests, Skyrim's Dragonborn feels far more like a complete expansion than basic add-on content. Familiar issues persist, and riding dragons isn't all that cool, but it's certainly great to play more Skyrim.
Pros: Large and interesting map to explore, Unique dungeons and worthwhile main quest line, Tons of new sidequests and NPCs
Cons: Riding dragons is a letdown, Main quest is rushed, Familiar long load times, grainy graphics
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire (PS3) - Review
22 February 2013
Excerpt: Hearthfire finally hit the PlayStation 3 on February 19th, but at this point most people generally understand the idea behind Hearthfire . It isn't a lengthy quest-line, it doesn't introduce many new characters or locations, and it doesn't add much in terms of overall content, but what it does bring...
Excerpt: Five years. The length of an average console generation. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion ushered in the current generation and let everyone know what the tech was capable of, and it also ate many gamers’ lives, where being eaten never felt so great.
Pros: Bigger, prettier, deeper in nearly every way, Dual wielding adds so much, Surprisingly polished
Cons: Favorites system could have been better, No more spell creation, Still has a few annoying bugs
Excerpt: The horses' hooves clop rhythmically on the cobblestone. The wheels strain underneath the weight of the wagon you are in. You open your eyes to a snowy morning. Your hands are bound. You have been caught trying to cross the border into Skyrim by an Imperial ambush intended for a band of rebels.