BT: While traversing the snow-covered landscape of Skyrim, a thought began to surface in my mind as my Breton Conjuror was climbing the Throat of the World. It was at first a creeping, discontenting feeling that I tried to shrug away. But after killing my fifth dragon with relative ease, these dark thoughts grew stronger. It was only a matter of time until I realized a cold, hard fact about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game is no where near as good as everyone says.
And I know those reading this now are more than likely sharpening their glass daggers and donning some daedric armor to partake in a witch-hunt against me. While the computer screen your reading this on can protect me from vicious physical attacks, let me preface the above comment with the following, Skyrim is a damn good game and deserves praise for the type of game it is, a free-roaming RPG that allows players to fulfill their inner desires of being the hero. It is impressive in it’s atmosphere, fantastic in it’s sound design, and is still one of the best games of the year.
But it’s not that good, I am sorry to say. The biggest problems I have with Skyrim can be summed up into five general grievances.