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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Video Game Review - Skyrim

  • Graphics 10/10

  • Sound 10/10

  • Gameplay 9/10

  • Replayability 10/10





A sandbox RPG with a relentless amount of quests, in depth and varied character customization, toting visuals and a soundtrack that until now have been solely reserved for high budget blockbusters?  Yes Please.  Slight exaggeration, but the graphics and sound really do offer a level of immersion I have yet to experience in a game. The quest system is fluid and dynamic, there is the main quest line and a whole slew of quests relating to factions, assisting people, attaining wealth, exploration and so on.  While attempting to complete a quest seemingly random events may occur resulting in the start of another quest, such as meeting travelers or finding an unusual item.  How you speak and act around others has an influence on how they will interact with you, this is a feature in many Elder Scrolls games but Skyrim portrays it more subtly than Bethesda's past titles.  Coming from Morrowind and only having played Oblivion a few times, I was disappointed in finding out that you could no longer create custom spells, though the removal of athleticism and acrobatics (I always thought these were silly) and the extended customization through perks and crafting more than made up for it.  With the options available on how to specialize your character, the game essentially becomes as easy or as hard as you want it to be.  Dragons appear sporadically after the beginning of the game, resulting in many impromptu boss fights that add excellent atmosphere to Skyrim's non-linear style.  I strongly recommend this game to everyone, go try it!

3 comments:

  1. Looks interesting! I think i will look closer into it :)

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  2. This game is Awesome man =D
    love it!!

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  3. I played it 15 hours so far and haven't even done 1 main quest, there are just too many caves and dungeons to explore :)

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