Submitted by Pozzle 960d ago | opinion piece

Why I'm done with Skyrim after just 8 hours

image Game theorist Josh Bycer admits that while Bethesda's massive open-world fantasy RPG is its most ambitious yet, a fundamental flaw in its combat design kept him from wanting to keep playing. (PC, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360)

GusBricker  +   959d ago
d0nT wOrrY  +   959d ago
I've stopped playing it after like 20-25 hours. I tried to get into it but I just couldn't. The environment was great and some aspects too. But the story and the side missions wasn't appealing. And oh, not to mention the countless glitches that the PS3 versions suffered from. I'm glad that I traded it.
pain777pas  +   959d ago
I like to keep it on PC even though I am not putting in the hours like I did Oblivion. I totally understand your dilemma. Mine is that I played too much Oblivion and in all honesty whether it is the music or the locals I just loved living in Chorrol and questing. Owned every house and played the game for over 400hours total for all my characters. I am just Oblivioned out. I can't wait to feel the itch to immerse myself again but, right now, I just cannot do it.
MrAnderson  +   959d ago
we care because....?
barb_wire  +   959d ago
To be fair - he does make some good points about the combat, which IMO is pretty bad, still fun but bad. And that opinion piece is far too short for the shortcomings or the strengths of 'Skyrim'..

I enjoyed Skyrim on my PS3/360, both had problems but I got my money's worth from it (and that's all that matters).

'Skyrim' is not for everyone, likewise the same goes for 'Dark Souls'.
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2pacalypsenow  +   959d ago
I seriously got bored of it after a few hours I used moe time using mods on it . I dont know why but i couldnt get into it like i did for oblivion or fallout 3,same thing happened with vegas . Maybe i just have too many games and not enough time
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Lucreto  +   959d ago
I am at the 200 hour point and still got to play the dlc.

I loved the game because I kept getting sidetracked.
Anon1974  +   959d ago
I'm in the same boat. Getting sidetracked with exploration was why I loved this game, and Oblivion and Fallout 3 as well. I think I was about 100 hours in on my PS3 and having one of the best gaming experiences this gen when I finally set it aside so I could just focus on other games for a bit which had been piling up. I bought DragonBorn day one, so as soon as I finish the game I'm currently on I plan to dive back in, finish the main quest and see what DragonBorn has to offer. I can't wait to get back into it. :)
Lucreto  +   959d ago
I have played two hours and I came across 6 missions.

Doing to take a while
kma2k  +   959d ago
I stopped the game (with no dlc) at 125+ hours casue there was nothing left to do!
dazzrazz  +   959d ago
8 hours never touched it again my save-game on 360 got corrupted
despair  +   959d ago
Skyrim is far from the greatest game made, it's not the most polished game, the story is generic, the payoff lackluster and the mechanics lacking, but for some reason it's just fun to play. I sunk over 100 hours into the game and it was fun. That's the thing about it I just liked playing it, faults and all. If you analyze it from a technical point of view then the game is really archaic, but that's not why I play games, it's for fun.
Baka-akaB  +   959d ago
Pretty much my feeling , except i grew tired of it after 35 hrs , and that was with massive amount of modding .

I need a better payoff , better fighting mechanics , and a less generic set of stories and settings to go beyond that
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whiteyjuice  +   959d ago
Should've played it on a PC- mods = never getting bored.
Erudito87  +   959d ago
ive done in excess of 140 hours lol and i plan to go back soon
1nsaint  +   959d ago
Why im done with your lame article in 8 seconds: it sucked
IIC0mPLeXII  +   959d ago
Yeah we don't give a shit.
Zichu  +   959d ago
I was about 200 hours into the game, I still have a few quests to finish off, The College of Winterhold quests and all of the DLC. Will probably wait till DLC is on sale before I get it. I will be receiving 800 points this month due to the NOW TV offer and then 1600 next month.

I think all of this could add another 50 hours or so.
jagstatboy  +   959d ago
well, I put more hours into this game than any game I've ever played except for maybe Mario 64. I've logged about 210 hours so far and I've not even played all the dlc yet.

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