Rated 10 out of 10 by ohs0fast Will Need an AA Group for Users
Firstly, I must warn all potential users: Do not start if you have a regular job, or family, or schooling, or friends, or any responsibilities of any kind ... or the need to eat, drink, or sleep to survive. It is extremely addicting! With that being said I divulge: This is my first Elder Scrolls game (I know, I know, shame on me) and I am hooked. You start off with the option of a dozen different species/races and countless physiological combinations (it took me a good 1/2h just to create my character - and not in a bad way). Then from there the game play is incredibly open and enticing, constantly sending you to explore new places and people ... however you want. The only slightly overwhelming aspect is you can see just how long it may take to 'beat' the game - two days and 12-16h into it and you can tell by the perk system I haven't even scratched the surface. Bottom line: Get it! .. but be forewarned you will probably forfeit any resemblance of a life you may have once you start.
Rated 10 out of 10 by TripleBullet What a True Gaming Experience
Im not going to write a lengthy review here. I'll have anyone who reads this know that this is by far and still is one of the best games i have ever played. No this is not hype or some fanboy. Did i love Oblivion? Yes. That was in 2005. Oblivion in 2005 was revolutionary and now it is well dated. With Skyrim you get the same feeling you had when Oblivion first released. The enviornments feel real, the dialogue is superb and the graphics are jaw dropping. The gameplay has been enhanced and feels original yet dynamic. Dual wielding spells, bows or swords. Any kind of combo you can think of is possible. Also the no class system which is great. All skills gained such as, Archery, One-Handed, Light Armor or Destruction all go towards your level. So how ever you play your character will level you up. If you are having doubts about buying this game, dont! This has been hands down one of the best games ive played in a long time. Did i mention endless quests? Thats why Lasting Appeal got a 10.
Rated 10 out of 10 by BlackhawkElk Nofan-boy, first scroll, Skyrim Rules, mesmerizing
I have not played the previous four titles, was recommended this game by multiple friends online and they were all anxiously awaiting its release,regardless of bot scenarios: if they did or did not already own and play Battlefield 3, so I decided to take a look. I have been disappointed so much, so many times, by other games. I decided to skip buying MW3 for instance, even though it is for sale everywhere, including the local grocery store movie kiosk and boasts to have set a new record in sales!!!! Skyrim is very well programmed in the sense that it doesn't take ages to load and runs very well and smoothly without any wait times; the graphics are very good, not the best I have ever seen, but are very good, and it provides you with a world to explore and take on quests, I have been immersed into the game since the start and you have a danger of not being able to stop; the music is also fantastic; and mesmerizing is the best description I can give this game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by MagicSocks Disappointing to Panda
This game is very addictive, totally entertaining and a blast to play. You feel as though your in an actual story, playing a part in it and making a difference. There are so many surprises with in the questing system. I fell for one and got turned into a Vampire, not that I'm complaining. I got suckered and now I am one.
The time and talent that went into making this game is staggering.
The new interface is awesome, so much quicker than before, everything is at your fingertips. No more click and search, with the ability to classify a spell or weapon as a favorite. Accessing your favorite, spell, weapons, all at a click menue selection.
I will say this, if your like a panda, slow and not patient, you won't like this game. Heck if your going to complain about an install, you should most likely stopping playing altogether.
So don't be a panda and go out and buy this game. You won't be disappointed, its the best of the Elder Scrolls yet.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Astro Immersive Open World Game
Complete 360 GamePad Support. Open World - where can roam freely in any direction with access to all caves and buildings/homes. Immersive - that is you can interact with all NPC's, you can interact with all objects and doors, etc. This game also has a construction kit for the PC that allows you make your own DLC add on's. Steam also has more mods as DLC allowing for more play time if you want. A great game, provided you have a PC that can handle it. You will have great replay value.
Rated 2 out of 10 by MattInTX Slow, unintuative, nauseating
My first experience with this game was horrible. You start off having to sit through a really, really long intro scene. You're then stuck in first person mode while you complete their intro level. First person mode really does make me nauseous, especially with the head bob. You're not able to use third person view until you're completed the entire intro level. The controls are also terrible. They decided to remap every hot key you're used to from games like WoW, Rift, Diablo, etc. Once you learn those, you also have to learn a new way to navigate through menus (hint: tab means exit current menu). The in-game map is also lacking. It shows you a world view instead of your local area (not super useful when you're just exploring a new town). Overall, this game was a huge disappointment. I won't buy another game from this company again. For what I paid, I expected something... fun.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Gamer231213211212 If only once!
Ok so the game is good game which i recommend to play at least once. Con's: 1 NPC's dont have a lot of different voices so most of them all sound the same. 2 The game glitches sometimes and i can walk through objects or even get stuck. 3 it is just so easy to get bored. Sometimes the graphics are horrible or freezes. ( its not my computer) It is just the game is old. Pros: 1 i really love the story line most quest's will feel like its real even reading journals gives you the thought how long they took to make this game. 2 i love how you can customize and the leveling up, i like how you have to use the certain weapon or ability and level that up along with your level. 3 Its just a overall good game which i recommend even though there are cons to the game you can look past or forget about them because of pro's ( there are a lot of which i didn't list)
Rated 8 out of 10 by Citadel15 Fun in beginning. Gets old quickly.
When I started playing this game I could not put it down. It was incredible and if i had written this review then it would be much different. However this is 4 months after I bought the game. I havent played the game in 3 months. I got old fast. Every mission is the same. Somebody wants you to get them something and its in a cave. You go to the cave, fight bad guys, get the item and return it. Then comes the next one. Then you fight dragons. There seems to be a wide variety of missions when you start but you will soon realize they are all the same thing. After awhile upgrading skills becomes boring and takes way to long to do. Graphics are great but this game has no replay value. I tried to play it again a few weeks ago and stopped because I remembered why i put it down in the first place. The plot is rather boring for a game that is solely a single player campaign.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Argonslayer Best Game Ever!
Skyrim is the best game ever made....and I have played them all. The only thing that approaches it in the RPG genre is Mass Effect 2. They are both splendid games that really take the art of gaming to a new level. Skyrim is more than a game. It is a story, a mystery, a movie that you become part of and has no scripted path or ending. Each time one plays this game the experience and outcome may be quite different. The variation in quests is amazing. The graphics are stunning. One must have a powerful processor to play this game and, as I found out Direct X 9.0c. I think a dual or quad core processor is a must. Obviously on the 360 one should have an excellent TV display. This game is the gaming experience of a lifetime. It is oblivion on steroids. Frankly it is a magical experience a new genre of entertainment. My hat is off to the folks at Bethesda. GREAT JOB!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Graive Abosolutely the best game out in years.
Over the past few years I've been repeatedly disappointed with most all games released for one reason or another. That is completely not the case with Skyrim.
The entire game is very well done, and has a high-end polish with outstanding attention to detail.
I have quite a nice PC to play on, so naturally that helps, but let me tell you..... the graphics are gorgeous. I mean its like you're playing in an artists drawing the entire time. Every scene is like an artistic rendering of a story.
I'll be exploring the world or bashing heads down in a dungeon and just stop and spin the 3rd person view around to take it all in.
The gameplay is solid and no serious bugs that Ive run across at all. Every element of gameplay seems to be worth checking into, if not mastering as you're able.
Truly amazing and a must have. Well worth upgrading a system to play it even...