The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review
byon 2012-02-19 at 19:02 (5918 Views)
Back in June, I mentioned how highly impressed I was by Bethesda’s demonstration of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at E3. So much so, a game I hadn’t heard about prior jumped to a day-one purchase and won my vote for Game of E3. Not only did the game look gorgeous, but Bethesda promised a scope that seemed unrivaled by any other game. Now, no game is ever as long as the developers claim, and Skyrim is certainly no exception. Still, for myself and numerous other gamers, the region of Skyrim has been a place to lose ourselves over the past few months. While I certainly haven’t delved into everything the game has to offer, I feel I’ve finally gotten to the point where I feel comfortable offering my opinions on this stunning game.
like the co-founder of BioWare) to criticize Japanese RPGs for not being open enough and for not offering players enough choices. But for Skyrim, one of the most open games in recent memory, this degree of freedom ended up hurting the game. Now, I’m not saying making Skyrim more restrictive would have been better. All I’m saying is that perhaps tons of freedom is not always the best thing. In the end, there’s no denying that Skyrim has its share of flaws. But even amidst those flaws, a phenomenal game manages to shine through. As someone who has never played an Elder Scrolls game before, Skyrim was an amazing introduction to Tamriel. Having spent a solid chunk of time there already, I can tell you, I’m already looking forward to revisiting this amazing world.
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
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