This is the absolute best D&D style RPG I've ever played. Love the fact that you aren't stuck to a patterned timeline. Here you're free to wander & kill, maim,destroy if that's what you feel like doing until you're ready to complete the goal & move on. Haven't completed the game yet, but love it so much I had to submit my "2 cents" opinion. You can be sure I'll be buying this game because I'm already seeing the potential replay value. Graphics & music are high quality ...and being able to create & fine tune your character is awesome. I do have a complaint and that is the available species to choose from is too limited. Hopeully, ES5 has addressed this issue...I'll have to wait and see...not starting it until I've completed ES4.
Hard to get used to but overall a pretty good game
posted by SinoRetibruto (TUCSON, AZ) Jan 17, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
I played it for a bit and immediately thought, "Yup, Skyrim really evolved from this." as soon as i started I went to the classic Sword/shield and bow..sadly it wasn't all dandy as I thought because the bow was very difficult for me to get used to since I'm used to the accurate ranged mechanics from Skyrim. I just could not geat the freakin thing to point where I wanted it too.
A neat thing I loved which should have stayed when Beth devoloped Skyrim was magic use- you could wield a sword and shield and STILL cast magic I quickly used that instead of the sloppy bow mechanic.
also Daedric weapons are a very common thing to find, especially the mace. If you played Skyrim before this, I will warn you that the Daedric weapons you'll find are some of the weakest in the game, which is weird since they are basically weapons forged in Oblivion.
The game is also very visually appealing, the hills, trees, and valleys look so gorgeous compared to Skyrim which was all clumped together in one big grey mess. The characters are an exception. Some of the characters had "baby faces" with round and plump heads. Unlike Skyrim however (I know I'll get flamed for this) the game introduces lovable characters that are all hard to forget.
(This may contain Spoilers) The ending! oh lord the ending to the main quest was great! It was mildly sad but enjoyable at the same time and I felt an emotion of triumph in the climax of the story. One thing that I didn't like is that you don't do ANYTHING in the final conflict but you take half the credit anyways.
Glitches: a gamers worst enemy, worst than even the final boss of a video game. They ruin the immersion and totally tear the fun out of a game. This game has numerous bugs and glitches which is what makes Bethesda such an infamous development team. When you see "Bethesda" on the case or disk then you know it's swimming in MISSING NO.s
It's an alright game even with its bugs and laughable character models. I give this game a 7/10