Kotaku - Many consider the ridiculous amount of mods and easy access to console commands the best things about playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the PC.
Some mods do ruin games, While others fix what is broken. So its a case by case thing.
Exactly. Also; "Do Mods and Cheats Ruin the PC Version of Skyrim?" Seriously? A single player game? No way, unless you play the game using silly mods for the very first time. That may have an impact on the storytelling and immersion. But if you already completed the majority of the game and looking to squeeze even more life out of it, then mods are fantastic.
No, mods don't ruin games. People who download and install mods ruin games. I can ruin any game for myself by simply watching someone play it on Youtube or use someone else's save file or use a cheat code or a glitch. But whose fault would that be? Mine. Similarly, if you think an OPTION ruins a game, then you're patently wrong. The guy who wrote that article is a complete dumbass. I want to have the option to do anything I want to the game I've bought. Mods that give MLP characters in my Skyrim? Not my taste but at least there's the option for those who want it. Mods that make me extremely OP like Illidan's Warglaives of Azzinoth? Sure, they'll be fun to use when I want to feel OP. Mods that make the game much more challenging, making me strategize and think carefully like the DayZ mod? If I'm up for a challenge, I'm game. So all these options are there for those of us who choose to download and install them. If doing so ruins the game for someone, then he should be wiser and practice more discretion when downloading and installing mods. It's not like someone is forcing mods upon you. Also, there are complete bug fix mods as well, including one for Skyrim, where a ton of bugs have been fixed. It even existed for Oblivion and playing Oblivion without it is a travesty.
People act like these mods MUST be done on the game. If you like a mod then enjoy it, if not then don't mod the game and just keep it normal.
Yes, because it IS the best thing about playing Skryim on PC. Why would it be bad exactly? Don't like a mod, don't download it, really simple.
My Little Pony mod is bad ass.
How can something optional ruin the game?
Exactly what I was going to say.
Running a game on Windows OS ruins PC gaming ;)
care to share a more stable gaming OS......no you can't so pipe down silly boy.
'Silly Boy' ?? Oh just behave....you take this whole thing way too seriously....jeez, get a life and spend less time reacting to every little thing you object to. I swear some ppl would lay down their lives for gaming.... Try not responding to this and your halfway there.... :)
What a crap story, If people are playing a single player game anything added is a bonus
The game is unplayable without mods
I wouldn't necessarily say that, but it does make it 100x more enjoyable. New spells, new locations, enhanced graphics, bugs being fixed, etc.
well it is unplyable for me . The chars are ugly without some mod enhancements , the UI isnt any good (on pc at least since it was clearly designed for consoles) without mods , and the last time i played mods are what actually made the unoptimized game run smoother , not so much the official patches .
One of the reason i wanted to get a PC was mainly for mods and also to apply mods to Skyrim.
Man I keep seeing you in pc threads saying how bad you want one. Lol. I could pm u a cheap custom pc build that will max skyrim and bf3 if you want. If ou max bf3 you'll be good for a while!
Absolutely no. We do get 1080p and 60 FPS+ without mods or cheats. Do Kotaku ruin the gaming journalism? Yes.
The dragon souls for perks mod freed me from having to choose certain perks over others. Plus it actually gave me a reason to hunt down dragons once I had all the shouts I wanted.
Skyrim with mods is a totally new game! Revamping everything from leveling to smithing and fixing unbalanced magic is a must for me. Although when running 200+ mods it can get a bit too much lol. I've had to reinstall Skyrim a few times. And about the mods or console use. If you don't like what the mod does don't get it. And you'd have to be pretty weak of mind to not conciously abuse the console if you're wanting a legit playthrough.
A mod is free and therefore completely up to the user wether are not they use them. For me downloading a cheat and destroying a agme then thats just messed up. But enhancing my gameplay experence with mods that take my game to new places new styles and gameplay experences thats just a plus for me. Hell games lifespans on pc have been expanded by years because of good mod communitys. Its how there used that counts.
Since they are optional, no. There were actually broken quests that I used the console for so I'm thankful it was there. For me, after a vanilla play-through, I use only certain cheats. Mainly cheats that get me better gear earlier. I absolutely hate getting all the cool stuff right at the end. I really love NG+. I never use god-mode though, that's a game breaker for me. What it comes down to really is crafting my own experience. I loved customizing the difficulty level of Crysis. Mods are different though. They are optional and more often than not will satisfy a need missing in game or fix some that is broken. Bethesda's support for mods in Skyrim is brilliant and will keep it alive for years to come.
Its all users preference if they want to downloads mods for Skyrim, if it ruins the game for them then its their fault not the makers.
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