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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Game) Review

By Julio Franco
Nov 21, 2011
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  1. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 349

    Why would BioWare be embarrassed? Their games are incredibly engaging, and they actually think through your interactions with NPCs as opposed to this 'tacked on at the last minute bs marriage thing'. You actually care about your followers in a BioWare game and you really get to know them. In this game, you barely know anything about them. The only one who even offers up any backstory is Mjoll, and it's the same three lines vomited up at random intervals over and over. As much as I like her, it gets old fast.

    They also aren't so in your face with redundant dialogue. I don't think that Bethesda quite understood the complaints we had regarding the voice acting. Yes it's a 'larger' voice cast, but I am sick of the "Mick and Ralph's" kid (as if I wasn't already sick of it in NV), I have heard about the Hammerfell curved swords quite enough, and it's no longer entertaining to hear every guard contemplate whether or not they are Dragonborn and just don't know it in that slow Terminator drawl. I wish that dialogue would just shut off after being regurgitated 50+ times. It's to the point where I turn down the volume when in a city. After all, it's not like I'll be hearing anything new.

    It's a fun game as far as your standard dungeon-diving, dragon-slaying, fantasy epic goes, but it's not anything that would make BioWare cry. Will it be GoTY? Of course it will.

    Does it really deserve it? I'm on the fence.
     
  2. gingerbill

    gingerbill TS Enthusiast Posts: 174   +12

    Definitely a great game, i'm amazed how many quests there are and a lot of them have considerable effort put into them.
     
  3. Rahziel

    Rahziel TS Rookie

    Skyrim is certainly a culmination of everything Bethesda has achieved so far. It's a brilliant game, really. Graphically, it may not be technically mind-blowing, but it's beautiful if every fashion. The tone and the art style are very well executed. Definitely one of my favorite titles of all time.
     
  4. ScottRP

    ScottRP TS Rookie

    I've never been one for playing The Elder Scrolls, but always a player of Fallout. This will be a definite for the collection!
     
  5. Hey ramonsterns can I have ur sword ??
     
  6. i have played my game for around 15 hours and once after becoming the arch mage of winterhold college i went up the the "archmage courters" and the game suddenly took a long time to load then after freezing, only seeing the staircase going upstairs to the main courter, after that i turned the xbox off to try playing again on the same account and the game then told me the disc is unreadable, i tried all possibility to fix it i even tried signing into my other account to play and it work totally fine but when i chose the other one it said the same thing "disc is unreadable" i tried to load it and continue it i even tried to start a new game and once i step off the carriage at the beggining it once again said disc is unreadable, please help!!!
     


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