Perfection With Skyrim 1.5 and Bethesda’s New Objectives

Techtoral: The latest update for Skyrim makes the game brand-new again, curing its imperfections caused by bugs. Now, it's time for Bethesda to do its real work.

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MysticStrummer2361d ago

Bethesda's real work should have been to deliver a game that was at least relatively bug free. The only thing about this patch that makes the game seem new is the new PS3/360 bug that freezes the game when you go in the water.

Anon19742361d ago

I still don't get what all the fuss was about. I got this game for Christmas and it's been pretty much the only thing I've played since then. On my PS3 I once saw a mammoth materialize in the air a ways away and fall to the ground, and the game's frozen on me maybe 3 times in the last 4 months. That's it. I understand that there was a bug that affected some users when their file size got to big, but I didn't even experience that and now that's been patched anyway. In my opinion, Skyrim is one of the best games I've played this past decade, hands down. Bethesda hit it out of the park as far as I'm concerned.

humbleopinion2360d ago

The reason you don't get it is because you actually played the game, and most people complaining about it are people who didn't play it and were pissed off about the "inferior" version of their platform of choice, or about how Skyrim surpassed their favorite fanchise when it got most of the GOTY awards last December.

The game does have bugs, and some can be crippling. But it offers much more than a 4 hours linear game, so in terms of #bugs/#game-hours it is actually doing pretty well.

cjflora2360d ago

I agree. I ran into the occasional freeze that would result in me having to reboot my PS3, but it didn't happen very often. Considering the hours I put into the game it had to have been less than 1% of the time.

RedDead2360d ago (Edited 2360d ago )

This game is **** after 40 hours..but what can I say, for 40 hours it was a decent game. You could pick apart Skyrim piece by piece and it's crap...piece by piece. The only thing it has going for it is an open world. Everything else is not done well. From quest's to variety, combat is mediocre, even the new amazing things Dragons gets becomes a very repetitive annoyance. Once you realise you cannot be beaten by them due to level scaling that's what they devolved into. Sure they look cool flying around.

And I didn't even get 'any' bugs here. Pc version

Bigpappy2360d ago

I agree with dark rider. This does not happen often, but it is good that we can sometime agree. Skyrim is a superior open world experience. People who have only put in 40 hrs have no idea what this game is about. ES games are not just a story, it is adventure and development of your character.

lex-10202360d ago

I never had a problem until Patch 1.5 Now I can't go into water without the game freezing.

tee_bag2422360d ago (Edited 2360d ago )

Exactly, Iv been playing the PC version while my mates playing the PS3. None of us encountered any bugs. What are all these bugs people claim? I call BS. Bloody amazing game. I don't see any devs put 10% as much content into any of these mass produced overly advertised linear FPS's.

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TekoIie2360d ago (Edited 2360d ago )

I sold skyrim for KOA:recokoning. Brilliant gameplay and absolutely no regrets. Its just taking too long for them to fix this game...


The reason people are butthurt about it getting GOTY is that it actually wasnt GOTY material. It was a Bug riddled game and getting stuck in the terrain frequently and it really takes the piss. If thats what you believe deserves GOTY then i feel worried about what will get it this year...

cjflora2360d ago

I only ever got "stuck" in the terrain once. I got inside of a little teepee building and couldn't get back out. Once in 80 hours doesn't disqualify a game from being great, for me.

Kraxe2360d ago (Edited 2360d ago )

I played KOA:reckoning and it is a good game but unfortunately the game becomes very imbalanced to the point where you are pretty much unkillable. I only died once in that game and that was due to a bug where I was stuck on the ground surrounded by jottuns. hopefully they'll rebalance the game where hard mode actually becomes hard.
oh and the final boss in the game sucked balls very BAD. beautiful/amazing to look at, pitiful to fight against.

SephirothX212360d ago

I've it on PC and have experienced little to no bugs but Steam automatically updates the game with any patches. The graphics on pc are beautiful but the main advantage over consoles is the near non-existent loading times.

cyclindk2360d ago

First thing that happened to me after not playing for months... water = freeze.

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ninavoljic2361d ago

let's see if beth's plans for its DLC will work.

Voxelman2361d ago

If you want bugs fixed there is an "unofficial patch" for that.

Hundreds if not thousands of additional fixes to the 1.5 patch

J86blum2360d ago

Yeah I may re-buy it, bought it day one got around 30 hours in and then it kept freezing up my ps3 and locking it up to where I had to hard power off. Did not like that so I sold the game. but if these patches help me enjoy the game without running the risk of bricking it, and not corrupting my saves im down.

lex-10202360d ago

i love skyrim and am glad Bethesda is putting time into fixing it, but path 1.5 is FAR from Perfect. I can't go into water without the game freezing on me.

BringingTheThunder2360d ago

that happened to alot of people.

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