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Skyrim Review

2011-11-22 12:31:31 by Demonman666

Skyrim Review after completion:

A step away from RPG and into action, Skyrim is an interesting centerpiece for the decline of modern gaming. Even games that were once deeper than any book could even hope to achieve, The Elder Scroll is a step down the Bioware Complex for Bethesda. That being said, it is still an extremely enjoyable game, with many, many hours of gameplay in it. If you're going in for a pure RPG, look towards the past for that, for this is not it. Your fate is sealed within this game, and you cannot hope to to be allowed to Role Play all the way.

What I found is I'd get deeply immersed into a part, only to have it taken away. For instance, armor slows you down, but what you are carrying doesn't, only the things that you are wearing do. Another example would be I can kill all these dragons, and not figure out what to do with my remaing 67 dragon bones. I started to feel like this game has so much to do, but so little to do within it. As in, you have chocies, but your choices don't have weight like they do in other games. I think Bioshock had a more interesting "If you do this, this happens" tone, and I feel like I had more choice in that, as far as the complete game goes

The glitches were another huge issue for me. When I have to use the console to actually progress in the game due to my game literally breaking, it stops being fun or immersive. Here's an example, I went into this room with a bunch of mirrors. You have to angle the mirrors into the surrounding points from a beam of light. Problem is, I had no beam of light, and apparently this is a common glitch. Another thing was the game told me I had 30/30 items, when actually I had 23/30. I thought I was going to have to use the console again but the game just messed up. Oh, and fighting a textureless dragon is always fun.

Graphically, it's dated. You can of course get mods, but otherwise it's a slight upgrade from Fallout: New Vegas and that is a slight upgrade from Oblivion. The scenery looks great though, as far as the amount of detail they crammed into it. When you walk by rocks, they tip over or cause a noise. However, the engine is still extremely broken, and I've waited a week already for a patch to help improve my gaming experience, but I wait for nothing, it seems.

Overall, this is a decent game. It doesn't try to be anything it isn't, and what it is is World of Warcraft in single player mode. It takes all the basics of an RPG and shoves it into a game, while adding some illusion of choice.


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