The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Legendary Edition
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its awesome. Once you absorb your first dragon soul, you get a bunch of quests, which you can do whenever you want. When you fight your first dragon on your own, if your below lvl 15 then its kinda hard. If your a mage, I suggest you build up conjuration, destruction, light armor, and restoration primarily, along with some one- or two-handed skill as well. If you love bows, build up archery, destruction/conjuration and heavy/light armor(im not an archer so idk). If your a hybrid like me and use alittle bit of everything, build up one-handed, restoration, smithing, enchanting, and heavy armor. I've built up some skills, but the ones i dont use are still on lvl 20-30(one-handed is legendary lvl 84, conjuration is lvl 99). Two-handed swords do alittle bit more damage than one-handed, but with a destruction spell in one hand and a sword in the other, i do more damage then the ebony two-handed sword(havent used it since i got it). The iron helmet(that helmet EVERYWHERE) sucks. Awesome game, i recommend you get legendary edition, you do save money + you can immediately start your way to being a vampire(a few quests, and its awesome).
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.
Nice game but not for people how don't get into their games and play them alot. Good for gamers who get in depth with their games and people who like fantasy
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!
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
If you're looking to get Skyrim, this is perfect. All three DLC are wonderful additions to an already huge and dynamic game. Hearthfire adds in the ability to build your own houses from the ground up, adopt children, and even have pets.This is on top of the already implemented marriage option and several great pre-built houses. If you want children but don't want to go through the trouble of building a house, simply go to the steward of the hold your house is located in and change one of your pre-existing rooms into a child's room. Dawnguard adds in an entirely new weapon: the crossbow. It also adds in the smithing ability to make your own bolts and arrows, the ability to become a vampire as well as a new skill tree for werewolves, several new pieces of armor, two huge new areas to explore, new followers including armored trolls and deathhounds, new enemies, and a well-written storyline. Dragonborn adds in the island of Solstheim, almost relative in size to Oblivion's Shivering Isles. Solstheim is a magnificent call back to Morrowind, with familiar music, settings, and characters for those who played the game. It also adds in new potion ingredients, new enemies, an interesting storyline, new great looking armor you can craft, dragonbone weapons, powerful shouts, and the ability to tame and ride dragons. For those looking for a challenge, it also adds in new dragon priests and tougher enemies, as well as variants on pre-existing ones, such as the dwemer automatons. While Skyrim on its own is already a great game, it gets even better with the addition of Dragonborn, Dawnguard, and Hearthfire. If you haven't gotten Skyrim and its DLC yet, this is a perfect opportunity to get the game in all of its glory. However, with the addition of the three DLC, there are also a plethora of new bugs, framerate drops, and crashes. Save often, because you never know if your system is going to just stop working. Even with 200 gigs free on my Xbox, I still experience a crash at least once a day and there is pronounced lag during combat or loading screens at times. If you save often, this shouldn't be too much of a problem, although it does get annoying. However, this is the only reason it doesn't get a perfect 10/10 from me.
My favorite game of all time.
I have always loved mid evil kind of things and this game was the perfect experience for me. In a huge world with tones and tones of land and things to explore and even now in 2014 there are still some things I have not even seen. There is just so much to do and you may even live how you would in days like these. along with many good side story lines there is just to much fun and lots of replay value for ways to play that you did not before. dawn guard is annoying with its darkness but it had a nice plot around it and we got some cool new weapons. Hearthfire is fun for a sims kind of experience being able to have more of a life/family then you did before in this dark land of war. and DragonBorn is about a evil dragonborn trying to destroy the world which adds a lot more land and much more quests and weapons. The fun just doesn't end and the graphics go very well for this game. This game will never die out for me and many others and for some minor things to make this great world better we only have to wait of ES6 to come out and from the improvements we had from this game to oblivion I am sure the next game will blow everything away.