posted by gsreaperwolf72 (INDIAN ORCHARD, MA) Jan 5, 2012
Member since Dec 2011
Unlike many let downs that were released in 2011 Skyrim is one of those that stands out. I was a bit skeptical at first as a fan of the non turn-based RPG titles I still found the last two elder scrolls to be okay, no up there but decent. This game stunned me, it took a little getting used to the whole enchantmentnsystem, creating potions and making decent weapons and armor but once you pick up on the mechanics of the game in general you will literally fall into the world of skyrim and fall in love with it.
The game is deep, the world is huge, plenty of side-quests and the random dragon battles are fun as well as intense.
With games like Dragon Age II being somewhat of a disappointment this title brings a whole lot of new to the table as well as in depth, the game feels well put together. I give it a 10 cause I have nothing bad to say about it.
posted by pswilliams986 (ROCKY POINT, NC) Jan 4, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
This game is very addicting; if you've heard someone say you can easily put 200 hours into it they're not exaggerating. Although the claims of it being the best game ever are huge exaggerations. The gameplay feels a little stiff and you really need to have the time to invest into this game and build up your character or your result will be death and a lack of progress in the game. I can definitely see the appeal and the game does appeal to me in a very big way, but I don't think it deserves the massive critical acclaim its getting. It is revolutionary in terms of allowing the player to make their own experience, but that quality doesn't appeal to me enough for me to completely ignore obvious problems like its glitches, lag, and less than perfect gameplay.
Personally I think Uncharted 3 was the better game this year, with Skyrim as a close second. That's not saying its not worth a buy at full price though. There are at least ten games that deserve their $60 price tag in 2011 and Skyrim is one of them. I just don't think its more deserving than about five of those.