Gaming magazine provides the first exclusive review of Bethesda's highly-anticipated RPG. The Australian publication awarded Bethesda’s highly-anticipated RPG with a 95% score.
Link to scans removed due to a request from Atomic Magazine.
Great score, I can't wait to play Skyrim. Only question is how should I play it? Make it up as I go I guess, I mean that's what ES is all about exploring another world. So close!
Does anyone know of a game rated higher by this magazine?? Or is this the highest rated???
Who cares? Get Skyrim. That's all that matters. 95% is a fantastic score.
What do you mean "who cares"? Its just a question, dude.
Ive never even heard of this magazine before so I couldn't help you there. Are you trying to see if the other games they gave similar scores were great too, or if maybe they gave a crappy game a 95?
Praise the heavens... Friday literally cannot come fast enough.. Savoring and not rushing through UC3 Modern Warfare 3 on Tuesday Sky Rim Friday Halo Anniversary next Tuesday Life is F-ing amazing right now.. Evil
Well I am picking up Skyrim no matter what on Friday. But I believe this is what you are looking for: http://www.metacritic.com/p... They have 755 reviews recorded on Metacritic and 32 of those game reviews they gave a higher score than what they gave Skyrim.
I'm predicting Skyrim=Battlefield 3 such that console gamers get shafted and the PC version slightly suffers because they had to make three versions of the game. Game of the Year is between Batman and Uncharted 3.
Atomic is more a techy PC magazine than a games review magazine, usually game reviews (PC or console) get only like 10 pages at most. Having said that they're generally pretty fair and don't give outlandishly high scores often, I've seen them rail against a couple of AAA titles to know that they're being honest.
On the first scan you can read "Possibly the most majestic RPG ever made" So I'm assuming as far as rpg genre goes it's the highest/one of the highest scores they gave the game
So you can read "I did not enjoy Morrowind or Oblivion, at all." as well. Sorry but I just can't rely on a RPG game review from someone who didn't enjoy any of these "at all".
@wirapuru Exactly what I was thinking. I didn't like that the reviewer didn't like those, but then compared it to Fallout NV. I personally thought of the four (Oblivion, Fallout 3, Morrowind, and Fallout New Vegas) that New Vegas was the weakest. And how in the hell would Skyrim be most like New Vegas? Plus the grammatical errors are a bit offputting for a paid games journalist. Still, I'm pumped for this game and am looking forward to a better reviewer to rate it.
@solidus surprised you've never heard of this magazine before, it's extremely famous and been around for a long time.
95%, very nice start, can't wait
ehh... i dont know about that... well....95% is just not as good as 96%
You don't think 95% is a very nice score? Because that would be silly.
Why not 97%?
Why not Zoidberg?
why not 100.
Why not over 9000?
@ ￼￼￼￼Grendizer i hope ur being sarcastic :/
hahaha he's obviously being sarcastic!
@ kcuthbertson you make a great point
I don't know, 96.1% seems like it would be the deal breaker for me. Without that 0.1% I just don't think the game carries the kind of depth I'm looking for. Maybe next time.
it seems that i have to start putting /s after i make my lil jokes..
Whats great is that the reviewers will most likely not have even scratched the surface of what this game has, because of all the content in it.
^ we have a winner ^
Yay his prize is a organic fruit dildo AKA a banana
I was waiting for some one to bring this up. I'm curious to know how much he played. I remember an debate a couple months back about some game and how if you didn't play the whole game through then you shouldn't be allowed to review it. I posed this very question. When dealing with a very big game ala Skyrim when is it okay to review the game.
I completely concur. You can skim through a game like BF3 or MW3 in a few hours but epic open-world games like Skyrim needs at least a month before legit reviews surface. I'm sorry but a reviewer is automatically fail if he can review Skyrim in a week. I barely got out of noob gear in a week of playing Morrowind...no way can you experience the full game of Skyrim in a week.
Actually shooters do qualify to a lesser degree when it comes to time requirement. Particularly when they are multiplayer centric. Without the ability to have experienced decent progression with the standard community the review is hardly complete. Sandbox or RPG titles require even more time. The vast majority of reviews are underbaked, overly rushed affairs.
@ Morgan I respect your opinion. Along with Alpha and a couple of others you guys stand out as rationale minded people. On that note I don't know if were going to deep into what a review is supposed to be. Should it really be all encompassing or is it just a simple standard to give a generalized view of how the game will feel to most players. I think on most if not all games there should be a secondary review. Certainly on higher profile games. Sort of a more in depth way of seeing the game. Reading the review and I can tell that Skyrim is for me, but having said that I did not need the review to confirm this. I see reviews as just a gauge on the more minute details. I knew UC3 was going to get stellar reviews and I have yet to purchase it. Lol haven't even beat the first one yet so I'm in no rush to get the third. How ever Skyrim is another story. I've created a Skyrim dungeon group on facebook with friends so that we might share info and strategies as the game progresses. Sort of a false multiplayer if you will.
I know i may sound like a noob saying this, but this will be my first time buying/playing a game like Skyrim. I'm really excited about it. From everything i've seen: Gameplay, Screenshots, Details, First 20 minutes, etc.. I can say i'm confident and glad that i pre-ordered this game fully. Can't wait to play on Friday.
Wow, you are going to have a great time im sure, maybe over whelmed in the beginning but in a good way :P
over whelmed will be the best way to describe it man. i cant wait to just lose myself in it
You're in for a real treat! In fact, I think a game like this could get someone new to the genre really into it.
That's what I love about the Elder Scrolls...It is in the RPG genre, but then again...it's so much more than that. It truly is an "almost" go anywhere do anything type of game that really immerses you in the world.
Lengthy open world games are like nothing else really, if you are into the setting (fantasy or sci-fi etc) then its like stepping into another world, they can really pull you in. Best played on your own on a big screen and with the volume turned up with little or no interruptions. Yeah it might sound a little antisocial but there is a time and a place for everything.
Oooh I remember my first time playing an Elder Scrolls game :). It was.. Kind of overwhelming just like Pr0digy said, but it was a GREAT kind of overwhelming.
Oblivion wasn't too bad...it kind of held your hand to get you started...when I first played Morrowind I was like "WTF where do I go...
I never played RPGs prior to buying Oblivion. That was one of the best game purchases I've ever made. I discovered what has now become my favorite genre of games...especially when they're done right. Bethesda, BioWare, From...they all know how to make a hell of an RPG. I can't wait!
Description: "Gaming magazine provides the first exclusive review of Bethesda's highly-anticipated RPG." What magazine?
It's called Atomic.
it should of been "Gaming magazine no one has ever heard of (atomic) provides the first exclusive review of Bethesda's highly-anticipated RPG."
Exactly. The name was kept out for more N4G heat, obviously. Can't imagine a lot of people caring if they knew what magazine, XD
I'm uploading the scans right now, I'll add the link as alternative source ^^ Edit: done.
Thanks for that :)
Good job, great quality too. I rather give your site hits than gamingeverything.
Nice. From 2chan? Edit: I'm seriously asking, not being some kind of tool.
The fact that the reviewer was completely turned off by the last two games really speaks volumes to how good this game is.
Also peaks my interest to see what reviewers who loved the last two will think of it.
I agree, I think that would make for a better perspective (as in: more similar to how I'll approach the game)
that's a double edged sword. The fact that the last two games turned him off yet THIS Elder Scrolls he loved? That can sound distressing to those who loved the features of Morrowind and Oblivion only to have things removed in Skyrim.
Well let's just hope that it's because the game is too amazing to hate instead of it being because the game is so different :)
A great game studios is suppose to keep the core strengths of it's predecessors intact & build off those strengths not remove them from newer installments that's why i have little respect for Bethesda now! Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!
This is the X360 version that they had reviewed. I thought is was the PC version. All versions should be great so I am taking my one week vacation @home and play all 200 plus hours of it.
I read in a preview that the PS3 version runs smoothly. If it wasn't for that I wouldn't even bother getting it. BTW I have a crappy laptop and I only own a PS3 which is why im getting that version. XperiaRay
Awww are the haters mad because the PS3 version runs smoothly? Poor babies they wanted the PS3 version to have a shoddy framerate and they didn't get their wish. Try and stop me I am getting it for Sony's fantastic console whether you like it or not. Sucks to be you. XperiaRay
Way to jump to conclusions :p. Enjoy the game on any console you want. For the most part they'll be the same.
yeah i was hoping the ps3 had a good framerate cause i dont want to ruin another xbox. thnx for the info
I love your passion for Skyrim, I do....but there are only 168 hrs in a week. :) So good luck. :)
last page developer: id software what ?
yeah i saw the too and i was exactly like you wtf was that? and is a magazine they can't just fix that.
pretty big mistake on their part
Can you trust them if they make suck mistakes?
I don't know if I'll like this after id's last title, RAGE.