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IGN - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

Charles Onyett: Say goodbye to real life.

It's difficult to ever feel completely satisfied with a play session of Skyrim. There's always one more pressing quest, one more unexplored tract of land, one more skill to increase, one more butterfly to catch. It's a mesmerizing game that draws you into an finely crafted fictional space packed with content that consistently surprises. The changes made since Oblivion are many, and result in a more focused and sensible style of play, where the effects of every decision are easily seen. Featuring the same kind of thrilling freedom of choice The Elder Scrolls series is known for along with beautiful visuals and a stirring soundtrack, playing Skyrim is a rare kind of intensely personal, deeply rewarding experience, and one of the best role-playing games yet produced. (PC, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360) 9.5/10

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D_rkCharizard   1176d ago | Spam
Kran  +   1176d ago
Oh no.

Oh no.

Oh no.

My life has been taken by Skyrim..... or will be at midnight tonight. HELLLLPPPP!
D_rkCharizard   1176d ago | Spam
MajorJackHoff  +   1175d ago
You can't spell ignoran...

Oh wait, we're not doing that anymore? But it was so clever.. Not.
jidery  +   1175d ago
Overhyped crap. Elder Scrolls Oblivion 4.5, its shocking they can even call this a game, its more or less a patch with even more stupid glitches for players to struggle with for a couple months.
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Mike_Tha_Hero  +   1175d ago
You bought MW3 :|
TheRealWar  +   1175d ago
There are trolls like you in Skyrim, although not as stupid.
Armyless  +   1175d ago
Incredible. I am majorly excited!
Grip  +   1175d ago
hahahahaha god i love IGN and their humor. they Gave Uncharted 3 a 10 of 10, and Skyrim a 9.5 of 10 hahahahaha... "ÏGN a place full of !diots"
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Prcko  +   1176d ago
so uncharted 3 is only 10/10 this year!!!
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MariaHelFutura  +   1176d ago
Its an opinion.
SDF Repellent  +   1176d ago
Uncarted 3 was rated by a known fanboy by the name of Greg Miller. So that don't count. That is like giving the review in the hand of Darkride or Morganfell, the outcome will be predictable.
papashango  +   1176d ago
I lold. But ya greg miller would be better suited writing for a playstation site. Hes pretty predictable
Ch1d0r1  +   1176d ago
Im sure a low key skyrim fanboy site will give it a 10.
TheBossMan  +   1175d ago
Yeah! That's like letting Lens of Truth review the differences between platforms!
jrbeerman11  +   1175d ago
i stopped reading greg miller articles when he bashed the 2nd UFC unleashed for being too hard. give me a break, they made it easier than first and too easy if you ask me.

but ya anything ghostbusters and ps3 gives him hard on.

and Prcko for every site that rates uncharted higher than skyrim I can show you another thats the opposite. also the games are so far apart it isnt funny, its why the score system is flawed.
Noticeably_FAT  +   1176d ago
Is it me, or are people flip flopping on how they feel about IGN when it suits them? Kind of hypocritical if you ask me/ Bethesda games are known for their issues at launch, I still ended up pre-ordering this game on the Xbox 360, I just hope it doesn't have the issues New Vegas had.
LightofDarkness  +   1176d ago
Not just you, buddy. All the fan-kids do it. It's just human nature (for emotionally retarded humans).

You see anything that refutes your opinion or way of thinking and you get scared, until you find something else that attempts to back it up in your favour, it which case you utterly ignore the information that contradicts your way of though and wholly embrace the one that supports it, championing it like it was the word of God and that it must be heeded.

Then those guys say something you don't like and they're the most corrupt and evil people in all man-kind. The internet's funny like that.
cpayne93  +   1176d ago
Yeah a game some of these people like gets an 8 when they think it deserves a 9.5, and they freak out. They say you can't spell ignorant without ign, ign are fanboys etc. Then they give a game they like a great score and its like oh what a great review.
jrbeerman11  +   1175d ago
ign has many writers and reviewers, some good, some not so much (greg miller being biased is not only example).

not enough people pay attention to the writer, but the site.

its why I always read multiple reviews for sites and authors that I like and relate most to.

i also read details and pay less attention to the score.
Drazz  +   1176d ago
I called it....
JonnyBigBoss  +   1176d ago
Im so getting this game. The only question is, PS3 or PC? I prefer games on PS3 but my PC can generate better graphics and the game will e modable...
Arnon  +   1176d ago
Its not even debatable. The PC version will not only look better, but it will have mod support as well as level editing support, AND you can always just use the third party program to use a dualshock 3 on your PC.

If you have both, then the PC version is obvious.
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vickers500  +   1175d ago
"AND you can always just use the third party program to use a dualshock 3 on your PC."

You can, but it doesn't work very well, and feels nothing like if you were playing it on ps3 with a dualshock.

I have a PC good enough to run it at high+ settings, but I will be getting it for ps3 for the proper controller support, the trophies, and the fact that it's on a blu-ray (pretty much scratch resistant, and I want a physical copy as well, so no steam version for me).

And as MariaHelFutura points out below, you should get the one that you feel most comfortable with, and for me that version is the ps3 version.
Arnon  +   1174d ago
"and the fact that it's on a blu-ray (pretty much scratch resistant, and I want a physical copy as well, so no steam version for me)."

You can always just... buy the physical copy of the PC version. Also, scratching a disc is pretty irrelevant for the PC unless your disc drive is defective.
MariaHelFutura  +   1176d ago
Get it for where ever you feel most comfortable, you'll be playing it alot.

HammockGames  +   1175d ago
I'd go PC, mostly because of my experience w/ New Vegas. As mentioned above, Bethesda games tend to be a bit buggy at launch. In the case of New Vegas, the mod community had a patch out within days for the PC version to make the game playable (fixed a number of serious graphical and performance issues).

Just my 3 cents (inflation)
GamerPS360  +   1175d ago
go for PC, steam version. You can play your game after 20 yrs.
nvm1987  +   1175d ago
If you have a pc that can run skyrim beautifully, then pc is the obvious choice. If the controls the issue im sure there are ps3 style combatibale controlers for pc. if its the trophies then, ps3 i spose, but youd be better in the long run on pc......and this is coming from someone whose getting it right now on ps3.
KonGreat  +   1175d ago
The question is, are the bugs as bad as New Vegas? God I hope not. And please let there not be any freezing while playing! :)
iWishTifaWasReal  +   1175d ago
didnt they make an article that Dark Souls will kick Skyrim's ass?

thats odd
Dark Souls - 9.0

Skyrim - 9.5

how come Skyrim is higher then?
IGN is really random tsss

i like Dark Souls than Skyrim tho :D
Berserk  +   1175d ago
Good point, IL see for myself when I get my Skyrim!
GamerPS360  +   1175d ago
I don't have money to buy this game. I prolly download it 'coz they f,ed me on Fallout. I never finished that game 'coz of crashing problem.
Grip  +   1175d ago
download it now but pay the 60 dollar later always support the dev, do not steal!
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