Played the ps3 version
0 (yes zero) out of 10
Harsh, probably, but in my mind the game is unfinished so doesnt deserve a score. The bugs ruined the game for me beyond any hope of actual enjoyment. In my version of the skyrim world, Dragons were flightless and often invisible also while mammoths and NPCs levitated regularly. I must say I never picked bethesda to be an exceptionally creative company but the high flying heavy elephants & humans (who most of the time were only constrained by the roof of the dwelling they inhabited) & flightless Dragons was a very innovative idea, haha. Not only this but it appears the 'ye olde fantasy' skyrim world has some seriously futuristic forests, the trees would flash neon colours repeatedly while I walked around, it didnt feel like a fantasy world but more like I'd stumbled alongside an Aphex Twin or Basement Jaxx gig. I half expected a horde of 'E' popping ravers to come busting out of the 'woods'. The final immersion ruining bug was the game AI, playing a rogue style character with good sneak ability i'd regularly shoot people with arrows & they'd then say 'oh i must have just imagined it' with the arrow still poking out of them. Similarly killing someone who would fall dead beside a tavern dweller who was drinking warranted no response from said tavern dweller (EVERY time). It really was impossible to get into the world in any way shape or form because firstly it was a ridiculous world worthy only of a monty python skit & secondly it was so hard to affect anyway that I always felt one step removed.
and thats just the minor bugs, the serious ones that broke the game (eg the 1-5 frames per second lag & the save corruption bug that both came in at 25-35 hours to name a few) were much more annoying. For these reasons I consider the game unfinished & unworthy of a score. I'd much rather rate a demo as if it were a full game than give a score to this game (assuming the demo actually ran).
As for gameplay itself it was far too easy which again made it very hard to get into or take seriously in any way, even on master difficulty certain abilties are riduclously overpowered & killing dragons, though less tedious than closing Oblivion gates, is the definition of a cake walk, my horse even killed a dragon thats how weak they were!!!, there is no fun in a game that is this simple. That and the story was possibly the most bland & generic of any game this generation. The only good thing I can say about the game is that I did see some good obviously non scripted events occur around me, but again I took no part in these, they just happened near me. This game really is one of the worst gaming experiences I have ever had. It had potential but the "end product" was just an embarassing unfinished mess that realised none of what it could have been imo. While I also didnt enjoy Oblivion, Morrowwind was very decent for its time and Daggerfall had a great many merits. But its fair to say that Skyrim will be the last new Elder Scrolls game I play.
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