The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Legendary Edition
SECONDED BEST GAME I EVER PLAYED
THIS IS AWSOME BECAUSE I CAN BE COME EITHER A VAMPIRE OR WEREWOLF OF COURSE I'M A WOLF BECAUSE THEIR MORE SUPERIOR AND STRONGER THEIR LESS WEAK THAN VAMPIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Skyrim is my favorite game. Hearthfire DLC is pretty cool. Dragonborn DLC seems defiantly worth it, from taming dragons to the first Dragonborn, I would buy it for the $20 they are charging for it on XBox 360. The Dawngaurd DLC is for the hardcore werewolf or vampire players, with the ability to fight the uprising of a vampire lord with the Dawngaurd or join the vampires and become a vampire lord yourself and fight the Dawngaurd.
I've been with the Elder Scrolls series since The Elder Scrolls: Arena, and Bethesda has come a long way. I think this will be great for people just starting out in the Elder Scrolls, becuase it comes out with all of the DLC, and updates.
Skyrim, The World's Best Action RPG
The game is masterfully designed to involve the players and make them feel as of they are in the game. Endless quests give the game a life-like feel. The graphics are ahead of it's time and are perfect to go along with the epic, sorrowful, sincere music. Overall I give Skyrim a 11 out of 10.
Wonderful and great if you don't have the game
Okay first off this game is awesome, I've poured so much time into this game it isn't funny and maybe unhealthy but if you have all the DLCs of Skyrim then you might want to let this one go. BUT if your like me your Skyrim disc cracks really easily when you've played it for hours on end and if you don't have any Skyrim content this is your best bet.
BUY THE GAME
If you haven't already, just buy the game. You will not regret it, unless you will regret buying the most open world, unique experience ever put into a video game. You could play this game a dozen times and have completely different experiences. And ALL the DLCs are worth it. Dawnguard allows you to play through it twice by being on completely opposite sides of the vampire- vampire hunter conflict. Hearthfire allows you to adopt your own kids. The only part I don't like about that is that you're limited to two kids. Finally, Dragonborn is by far the most immence DLC of all time. A whole new island with unique enemies and characters and landscapes and quests and shouts and... Well, the list goes on.
In conclusion, buy the game!
I really like how Bethesda has really stepped up the Elder Scrolls Series. I have played many of the Elder Scrolls series and Skyrim is a whole different game on its own. With the DLC, new players can level up faster and experience more, making the player become more involved with the game. I bought this game the day after Christmas and have 100 hours of game-play in. Skyrim is very addicting and fun to play. If you are looking for a new gaming experience, Skyrim is the game for you.
A Great, Long Lasting Game!
Wow! This game is flawless, except for a few bugs and glitches here and there. But overall its amazing. Your placed in a humongous world with so much to explore. Fight off dragons if you wish, or, like my friend, become an ultimate killer and become the most wanted in Skyrim. Or maybe join the Mages College Of Winterhold, like my friend and me as well. Overall, there is so much to do in just the normal game, but with DLC, it pretty much makes the the game "last forever." And when you beat all the quest, settle down with the DLC Hearthfire and build a house, get married, get kids, and live life...THEN KILL THEM ALL MUHAHAHAHAHA!!! Naww just kidding. Sadly, though, the game dosent appeal forever.After spending over 175 hours on the game, I got so board I quit playing it. But with the Legendary Edition, its sure to keep me playing even longer...before I get bored and stop playing again. 10 out of 10
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim... perhaps one of the best games to come out in 2011.
If you have played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, you know what you are getting. If not... well, let us begin.
Skyrim is an Action/Adventure game unlike any other you have played before. You are able to explore the entire land of Skyrim, home of the Nords, wielding swords, magic, staffs, hammers, etc, etc, to defeat your enemies.
And who are your enemies? Well, that's basically up to you.
Let's start at the beginning of the game.
In the beginning, you are captures, along with three others, a thief, a rebellion soldier, and the rebellion's very leader (I'll go into details later), all sent to your deaths by the Empire, calling you all traitors. You, of course, aren't, and were captured. What you were really doing? Well... that's never said.
Anyway, as soon as you are about to be killed, by your head chopped off... a giant, black dragon swoops down from the sky, and attacks, killing everyone, yet saving you as it attacks. It is not an ally, but you take the advantage to escape.
Afterward, during the attack, you get to choose between two people to run away with. Who you choose does not matter in the long run, but both can give their side of what is happening in Skyrim with the rebellion.
Later, you learn you are the Dragonborn, able to kill any dragon, and absorb their very soul to empower yourself, even using their own 'Shouts' against them.
I know I could have lost some people there, but it all comes together nicely. I don't want to spoil anything too much. So, let's go to the rebellion itself.
Skyrim is in a state of civil war. The Nords who live there are having their very faith tarnished, having their god of the Nine (the gods of this world) forbidden to be worshiped, and even removed from the 'Nine' and having them be called the 'Eight'. Think of it as if the US government making it illegal to worship Jesus, or Allam for the Muslim faith.
The Empire, who did all of this, had no choice, because of a previous war they were in against a race of Elves, who, basically, defeated them, and forced them to sign a treaty which did this.
In the end, this war has no real 'right' side. In the long run, the Empire is right, because fighting amongst themselves will weaken them, and yet the Nords are right because their faith is being discarded. Add to this many other details by those involved with the war on both sides, and some that are not, and this SIDE quest alone is interesting.
Yep, that's a SIDE quest. The Main Quest, the main story, is defeating the dragons, which threatens the entire world. Simply put. There are three major other side quests, one is to be an Assassin, another is to be a Mage, the third is a Warrior, and the last is to be a Thief. Standard, but their stories are a lot better than in Oblivion, especially the Assassin and Thief story lines. You can play through each one with only one character as well, so don't worry.
The Combat is made to be simple, yet is complex in itself. You have two hands you can use (obviously). What you use in those hands is up to you. Be it a sword in your right and a spell in your left, a spell in your right and a shield in your left, or any combination. Add to it your 'Shouts', which uses a Cool Down bar instead of magic, you have a lot of possibilities here. You can add staffs to add magic, poisons, things like that to add to your power, but it is set to where you don't have to use them, IF you are skilled enough. It is also kind of important which race you choose. Some start out better in certain spells and abilities than others. Some are also resistant to poison, diseases, even spell attacks! It is also important to note which race you choose determines how people react to you as well.
I will also like to note that the gameplay and very movement feels very different from Oblivion, so if you come from there to this, just a heads up. You will get used to it fairly quickly.
The level up system is kind of like in Oblivion, where you have to use them for the skill to level up (hit enemies with an attack spell, things like that), but there are also 'perks' in them, making 'perk trees'. In the trees, there are many perks, which can range from simply increasing your damage with a sword, to giving you a 'second life', which basically recovers most of your health when it drops below a certain amount once per day.
The gameworld itself is... massive, to say the least. It will take you a VERY long time to find even half of the quests in this game, over 200 hours according to an interview with a developer. So, chances are, you will hardly ever be bored!
Now... glitches... Bethesda is notorious with glitches and bugs. Most are harmless and, well, just plain funny. Like watching a clone of an old woman sink through the very ground into... well, the world of Narnia for all I know! While others... well... in a rare occasion, the game may glitch during a quest, making it impossible to finish it. Most of the time, reloading after a save fixes it, like restarting a computer. But sometimes... it does. THANKFULLY, the game is WONDERFUL with its auto saving, keeping up to three auto saves at all times, which usually happens after you go to a new area. The one biggest rule in this game is to SAVE OFTEN, so this alone helps.
Now the MAIN game is done... how about the included free DLC?
Dawnguard: It is currently worth $15 for it, which adds the Dawnguard, the Vampire Hunters, and the Vampire Lords, the strongest Vampires. You get to choose one side, and each side has its own perks. The Dawnguard allows you to get the best range weapons in the entire game (in my opinion), while the Vampires allows you to get some good rings. One which increases your magicka by 100 and increases how fast it regenerates. The story in both is... mostly the same, though, but it is still interesting. It also has Laura Bailey in it as Sarena, a main character in the DLC, who travels with you.
Hearthfire: Well... honestly, I don't have this one. It is pointless in my opinion, since it doesn't really add any new gameplay, other than making a house and adopting a child. All really pointless, but hey, it's free in this edition. It is also about $5 as well, so it's not really bad.
Dragonborn: To download if you don't have this edition is a whole $20. Is it worth it? Oh boy, is it ever! The biggest DLC to have ever been made for the game! A new area to explore, new weapons, new spells, even new Shouts! One which summons a twister! In this, you must face against the very FIRST Dragonborn, and, along the way, gather magical 'books' which brings you to a new world, where you can earn new, awesome skills. One where you can summon a merchant at any time to sell your items, which is VERY handy when you want to sell items for gold and you are holding too much weight to run. You also get the strongest sword as well at the end of the quest, at least stat-wise, and if... you are of a high enough level. I don't like that, but hey, it is still fun, it has new weapons, new armor, much more than Dawnguard, and... well, everything else! Even new enemies and creatures! You will spend a good while here, and may even find a bigger challenge here. There is also the 'Ebony Warrior', meant as the final challenge for you. He only appears if you are of the highest level possible, and he has MANY tricks of his own, so if you fight him... chances are, you will get your butt kicked because of what he is capable of.
Now, in the end... BUY. THIS. GAME. This edition, anyway. Skyrim adds so much more than Oblivion did, which won Game of the Year, and had a tight budget as well! This did not, and it shows very well what Bethesda can do. The normal version of the game costs $30 brand new, so buying this will be a little cheaper as well if you want all of the DLC. If you are buying this for a friend, or you want to try it out yourself, get this version. It even uses the Kinect in a pretty cool way! WITHOUT any motion controls as well!
BTW... I must ask... how did Batman: Arkham City beat this in 'Game of the Year'? Is that really better than THIS? O.o
The perfect game
This is by far my favorite game of all time I would recommend it to anyone. There is so much you can do in this game and you can never run out of things to do. You can find yourself playing this game for countless hours. This game is a must buy.