I love this game. Hands down 1 of my favorite games of all-time. There's so much to do, so get ready to invest A LOT of time into this game. I played Oblivion over & over again but this definitely tops that game, easily.
The weapons + armor, amazing. The more you progress, the greater the weapons + armor get and the more amazing your character looks.
I must say that the story is great as well, but nothing too spectacular, and the dragons can get annoying after awhile (I mean do you really wanna fight a dragon everytime you fast travel?) but for me it wasn't that much of an issue.
I do wish there were more variations with towns, and that there was more to do on a daily basis for those of us wishing to "live" in Skyrim. The dwemer ruins are by far my favorite and can get difficult if you're not prepared.
The fighting is top notch, and the perk system is so great in here. Your character will become a true warrior within the first 10 hours of play, given the right path choices.
I played this for XBOX 360 and the glitches are everywhere, but it didn't stop me from playing the game. I've heard the PS3 glitches are irredeemable. Just make sure that you SAVE a lot and keep several save spaces open just in case.
All in all, there are rarely any games that can be on par with Skyrim. The developers had a large undertaking with creating this world, and it's evident in each step you take in this world. This is a definite buy, but if you're skeptical about some of the downfalls just rent in and give it a month. Time & patience + amazing gameplay!
posted by MysticMagicks (LONG BEACH, CA) Nov 22, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
gamers (65%) found this review helpful
This is probably my first console RPG that I've played (I never played the other Elder Scrolls games, and the only other RPGs that I play are on the PC), and I can confidentally say that I'm addicted. I rented this game a few days ago, and I've already logged around 20 hours, with much more to continue. I've played this game much much more than the new Call of Duty MW3, much to my surprise.
Although this game is near perfect, it still has some frustrating cons. One of which, is that sometimes the character gets stuck in a weird part of the ground, or in some rocks, and you end up having to revert to a previous save (if you can't travel out of there via the map). Another, is that when/if you buy a horse, it always runs over to help you attack your opponent. You may think that this is useful, but nay; the horse tends to aggro the attacker, get in the way of your line of sight, and die before you can do anything about it.
All in all, this game is quite amazing, and is the most bug-free rpg I've played in a while. A must-get if you're into fantasy/medieval styles of gameplay!