Skyrim PC Review: Just A Console Port? (GameFront)

GameFront, "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the best console game I’ve ever played on PC. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Between the Elder Scrolls series and its adoption of the Fallout franchise, Bethesda has established itself as a leading name in open-world, singleplayer RPGs. Skyrim had big shoes to fill — shoes worn by giants who propel you into the stratosphere with a single swat of their tree-trunk clubs."

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JohnnyMann4202432d ago

Uhh no. I don't know how crappy this guys computer is but I can promise... not a console port. I run on Ultimate.

iceman28852432d ago

You should read his review before you comment. He's basically just saying that its a console port to point out that the game's user interface (menu's and weapon/armor selection and what not) is clearly geared for console users (or more generally gamepad users).

On that point I agree with him. B/c its cumbersome using the keyboard and mouse for the inventory, spell selection, and leveling up. I mean its a minor thing, not even close to game breaking...just frustrating.

Venjense2432d ago

Consoles have gotten to a point where extra PC power doesn't mean PC-exclusive gameplay experiences that can't be done on consoles, it just means PC has nicer graphics.

Fundamentally, every PC gameplay experience can be replicated on consoles, even Crysis.

FernandoMartinez2432d ago

Well if you ask me Oblivion and Fallout had a much better UI and items handling. They were both multiplatform games made for consoles too. So i dont think one can only blame consoles for the bad UI in Skyrim...

JohnnyMann4202430d ago

Then you don't know how to operate a PC. The Inventory on PC is simple. You hit tab to open up inventory and use mouse to navigate. Whoopy freaking doo.

It works great.

Minor thing indeed.

bobrea2432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

Best graphics and mods. Yea. Definitely a port.


On another note, WTF are you talking about with the mouse sensitivity? I'm using the defaults and they're absolutely fine. And you called them unplayable. AW YOU POOR LITTLE BABY :( :(

Darkfocus2432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

you realize that aside from having adjustable draw distances and image quality settings it is an exact port all the textures and effects are the same on any version. The UI is also controller focused.

also the mouse problems are mouse smoothing and acceleration, any PC gamer worth his salt turns them off because your accuracy with them off is greater than with them on and skyrim has them forced on, that's why it feels awful to people who are used to PC play.

ECM0NEY2432d ago (Edited 2432d ago )

Its pretty close to a console port IMO. I also run the game on Ultra. I have edited my ini file for self shadowing objects and double the draw distance. So im really pushing the game.
The game looks great for how big it is but I still feel underwhelmed sometimes. They dont even utilize Directx 11, so no tessallation. A lot of the textures are still horrible in places and so on.

I still really love the game. My GOTY, but they could have done more for us PC gamers.

Oop should have read the article 1st lol. I use a 360 controller on my PC so yeah didnt notice that the menus were bad for PC lol

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Venjense2432d ago

Obviously it's a console port, just look at it.

Still, gameplay hasn't been affected so who cares, it's not maxing out PC graphics but Skyrim is about substance more than flash.

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