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Review: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (TheGamingReview.com)

TGR take on the great outdoors, the nasty indoors and the fearsome dragons to take a trek around Bethesda's latest adventure. And by God, it's a good'n.

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Avernus1843d ago

I love Skyrim, but it's nowhere near a perfect game. Reviews aren't suppose to be an opinion of the reviewer.

PoisonedMonkey1843d ago

That's EXACTLY what they should be. Saying whether something is any good or not is always going to be an opinion. The guy who reviewed this clearly loved the game and his passion comes through in the review.

Would you rather a review just stated a load of facts and didn't really give you an opinion? Is a game only worthy of a high score if it ticks certain boxes in a pre-written set of criteria?

If everyone reviewed like that, then they wouldn't be worth reading.

D3mons0ul1843d ago

Actually, if reviews were based strictly in the realm of objective, you'd know if a game works or not.

They would review games based on mechanics and functionality, bugs, etc.

In many ways, a world of reviewers like that would be a better one because you wouldnt have obnoxious punks taking shots at games for things they don't like strictly because they don't like them.

Artstyle is subjective

How much you like the story of a game or certain characters, subjective.

Everything outside of whether or not a game actually works is subjective.

Avernus1843d ago (Edited 1843d ago )

No, I rather a reviewer tell me the facts about a game. Opinions, differ, while facts are facts.

The fact is the PS3 version sucks. Framerate issues, and inferior graphics. Someone with a different opinion to mine might disagree, but it is simply a fact.

@D3mons0ul...I didn't mean to reply to you...actually I agree with what you said.

FCOLitsjustagame1842d ago (Edited 1842d ago )

What is "broke" to one person may not be "broke" to another so its hard do define "facts" even to that point. I mean sure there maybe an objectivly broken quest but some people will say the hand to hand combat is broken or the pathfinding is broken (there was an article that actually complained about this) while others will think they are perfectly fine.

Reviews are opinions. As much as you would like to believe there can be fully facted based reviews that is simply not reality. Preferences will always creep in. Even if its the prefernce of the xbox or PS3 or PC controls.

PoisonedMonkey1842d ago

So a review should just be whether there are any bugs? How can gameplay, sound, music, controls, characterisation or any of that be reviewed without it being an opinion?

I know what you're getting at, but it's just not realistic and wouldn't make an enjoyable review to read in my opinion.

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ssb31731842d ago

great game that is worthy of this score, nice