Skryrim really is a game that many gamers have been looking forward to for a while, the Elder Scrolls series has had many followers for a while and Skyrim was a very well anticipapated game and I myself was one of those people who couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the game.
I, like many people, had fallen in love with Oblivion and the other Elder Scolls games and expected it to be just as exciting and interesting.
I have been extremely disappointed with the game as it stands, unlike Oblivion there is no big major city where you can go to get everything that you need in the game. The game doesn’t really have a main point and although the map is absolutely massive it hasn’t been used to it’s full potential as all that the game creators have done is to spread out all of the different locations and key areas.
There are just as many locations (important ones) as there are in Oblivion however as I previously pointed out it does not make much of a difference in the game as they are so far spread apart that apart from taking in he lovely view and the gorgeous graphics there isn’t really much to do in-between locations.
The menu screens have a very modern feel to them which takes away from the immersion of the game and makes it difficult for you to get into the game and fully enjoy it.
Enough of the bad points however, here are some things that I did manage to enjoy:
1) The games graphics are absolutely amazing and provided you have a decent enough graphics card you should be able to apply the best graphics. The designers of the game put a lot of effort into the designing of the map and it really shows through the landscape.
2) Guilds – the guilds that are in the game are just as fun as they were in Oblivion and although some of the quests that you have to do for them appear to be inappropriate at times they are generally thrilling and something that I personally could not get enough of.
3) This is my final point – THERE ARE FREAKING DRAGONS!! The dragons in the game really are fun to fight and the way that they have been designed makes them completely random, fighting them can be challenging at first but once you get to the higher levels they become just as much about solving the puzzle of where would be the best place to attack from as much as the combat side of things.
It was definitely worth the money buying the game but not as good as I expected it to be, the gameplay has been enjoyable but after Oblivion Bethesda took as risk by including some of the modern features and spreading out the map and although some things (like the dragons) feature really well in the game, others (the menus) don’t really seem to suit.