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Skyrim: The World's Okayest Game

Before I begin my parade-raining, dream-crushing, actually-what-you-like-is-bad analysis of one of the most popular video games of my lifetime, let me make something clear: I like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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Cobra951220d ago

If you like it, why do you say you're about to embark on all those negatives about it? Quite the contradiction.

Nitrowolf2220d ago (Edited 220d ago )

Because its the excuse people use when they get flak for something obviously, cause they can go back and say "I said I liked it".

Nothing against the author there, just stating the obvious.

Me personally, I enjoyed what game had to offer in some parts but it was far from perfect like many made it out to be. Especially the story IMO

UltraNova219d ago (Edited 219d ago )

Skyrim: the worlds most special edition/re-least game of all time sounds more accurate to me. Hell I bet Bethesda still has a couple more editions in the works.

Edit: Is there a game with more editions/re-releases out there?

kevnb219d ago (Edited 219d ago )

@UltraNova Several, for example street fighter 2.

ShinMaster219d ago (Edited 219d ago )

I really enjoyed the game. But it is true.

Skyrim is a very okay game. The combat is okay. The characters/NPCs are okay. The graphics okay. The story and narrative were okay. The ending... okay at best.

It was more unique back then. It had a huge map that encouraged exploration and hooked you.

bluefox755219d ago

It's a good game, but it has a lot of flaws. Flaws that most players and reviewers were happy to overlook.

Eidolon219d ago (Edited 219d ago )

What were the flaws? Obviously every game has flaws(and overlooked ones), but this game wasn't touted for perfection.

KyRo219d ago

Like every bethesda developed game that's has the ES or Fallout name. They need a massive kick up the ass because their games might tell the best stories ever but the gameplay is always a mundane glitchfest that gets 10s which they don't deserve.

T2X219d ago

People overlook the flaws because of all the things they got right. To be fair, there's a lot going on under the hood.

ssmilloy36219d ago

they never fixed sli water flicker how about that glaring flaw eidolon

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Nerdmaster219d ago

Just because you like something, you shouldn't pretend it's perfect. In fact, doing so is what turns fans into fanboys. Considering the problems of the things you like is the first step to not overreact when another person points out one of them.

For example, I really like Xenoblade Chronicles 2, but oh lord how many problems that game has. I could spend all day talking about its problems, but it doesn't change the fact that I enjoyed the 70+ hours I sunk into it.

quent219d ago

Well this is going to get clicks

Da_Ocsta219d ago

Clickbait much? Skyrim is and was amazing.

Repjaws219d ago (Edited 219d ago )

Do you even know what clickbait is? Or do you just throw that out whenever you see something you disagree with?

narsaku219d ago

Outside of a beautifully designed terrain map and musical score it's bug ridden, souless garbage. Boring NPCS, meaningless fetch quests, boring political plot, repetitive looting, insulting puzzles, amazingly stupid AI and way to much random RNG quests that have absolutely no meaning.

It has it's moments. The guilds, Sheogorath and a quest here or there about cannibalism, vampires, ghosts etc. But for the most part it's just... Lacking of life/soul.

Skyrim is an ocean wide, inch deep experience.

If it wasn't for the best mod community in the entire world, it would have been forgotten long ago.

Segata219d ago

Not to mention some of the worst combat in any action rpg. It hasn't evolved much since Daggerfall or even Arena.

nitus10219d ago

I am still waiting on the "toaster" and/or "fridge" edition. 😎

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