Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review by: darthyodaFus-Ro-Dah---It's Skyrim!
How do you describe one of the biggest games ever created? If you see it, you can go there. Level up, fight enormous Dragons, and kill the king Dragon, who is terrorizing all of Skyrim. You are Dragon Born, which has been prophesied, you are mixed in with Criminals, but you are the one who will save Skyrim. Join me as we discuss The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim!
Graphics: The graphics are just that good. I am blown away at how good they are. They are actually the best graphics I've seen in a game. Even on my junk off-the-assembly-line computer, the graphics are amazing! There are such details in everything, it's just incredible. The fire effects are realistic, the snow on the mountains look like someone just pasted a real mountain into the game. There is a reason that this is the that takes over your life! This screenshot I took doesn't do the game justice, because my computer has problems loading things that fade in the background. [url]http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=364471046[/url] All of this to say, THE GAME JUST HAS SOME OF THE BEST GRAPHICS EVER!!! The graphics are flawless! I give it a full 10/10.
Sound: I love the sound effects. The dragon shouts are great, the combat has realistic sounds, everything is just perfect. I listened to the theme song from Skyrim, and I just love it! The orchestral sounds are flawless! The game captures all of the Nordic cultural stereotypes (Positive ones) and puts it into one song! The developers for the game had to create an entire language just for the song, and some VERY small parts of the game. That is just incredible. The amount of work alone should show how good it is, but that still leaves much up to the imagination. I was expecting a lot from the game, and especially with music and other sounds, it the best!Again, a full 10/10!
Addictiveness: With unending amounts of side quests, a main story, guilds, skills, shouts, spells and MANY other things, this game is barely beat by anything. At the beginning you choose a "Race" as they call it. I like to refer to it as Class, as it is more like choosing a perk at the beginning of the game. You can set your path, and each choice could do something harmful, or helpful to your quest. If you get caught stealing, your bounty increases, which means that Imperial troops will try to get you by seeing you. You can join guilds, clear random dungeons. If you really feel like the type, you can just hop on a hoarse, and ride until you don't feel like it. Climb a mountain etc. The list goes on and on.The game is hard to stop playing. Ask anyone who's played it, they would play it a lot! The game gets a full 10/10.
Story: You are to bring down all the dragons who were thought to be "extinct." Does that sound fun enough? How about getting mixed up with the wrong crowd, from the start of the game? Bounty? You can become an infamous criminal, a hero, and anti-her etc. The choices of what you want to become are really infinite, there are so many choices, and so much time you could be spending on this game, it's almost ridiculous. The story is really good, but I don't want to spoil it. But, I will say that choice is important, and every playthrough is unique!The game has a great story, but I would classify it under the full score category type. I give it a 9/10.
Gameplay/Controls: Although hard to learn, once you learn it, almost anything is possible. You can fight, sneak, ride, run, steal, swim etc. All of this is done with smooth gameplay. You can climb a mountain, have snow flying, and dragons flying, but that doesn't stop the game from working! The game works with a longer loading screen, but there are no lagging issues after that. The game has smooth combat, and great controls, but they are a little hard to get a hang of, because they are needed ones. There are so many things that I like!The controls are hard to learn, but that doesn't make them bad. I love them. I give it a 9/10.
Depth: The game has so much to do. I already said this multiple times, you have exploration, skills, shouts, and spells. None of these are just given to you either. But you can't just learn one shout, you need to find all three parts from the shout, which makes the shout at the highest level of power. You can gather equipment, upgrade armor, level your character up, and do so much more. The sheer size of the game is just incredible. For a game as cheap as it is, you have the most amount of content I've heard of in a game. As big as they might be, none come close to the size of Skyrim!The game gets a clear 10/10 for depth. Any other rating would be a sin!
Difficulty: The game gets hard, fighting dragons early is hard. You can use a bow, and if you are fortunate, maybe you learned a spell. If you choose the wrong thing to say, it could end up in your death. I started exploring early, and I found a giant, he wanted my money, he killed me for trying to intimidate, I couldn't even fight, it was an instant kill! Wrong choice, and I payed the price for that. If you are discovered stealing, the owner will try to kill you. If you accidentally hit someone who was attacking something, they attack etc. As you can imagine, there are many things that you need to be careful for. I love it, but it really can get hard.The game gets a 9/10 for difficulty.
Overall: The game is really awesome! I loved the sheer detail and work they put into making an amazing game! Bethesda studios really did a good job of following up and making Skyrim the best Elder Scrolls game! I love the music, voice acting, story, graphics and depth! The game is just incredible! I love almost everything about the game, and it really is a shame that it rates the game at lower than a full 10 of 10. I give the game a well deserved 9.8/10!