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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Skryim is the 5th entry in the Elder Scrolls role-playing video game series. Following the massive praise of it’s the Game Of The Year award winning predecessor TES4: Oblivion, Skyrim was highly anticipated in the video game industry. It’s countless awards are proof that it ‘s one of the most successful and popular RPG sequels to date. TESV:Skyrim immerses the player into the province of Skyrim on the continent of Tamriel, where you can ascend mountains, swim across rivers,, journey into advanced dwarven ruins & explore massive underground caverns.

PROS:

Introduced in TESV, Dragons are a whole new element added to the game, appearing randomly throughout the map and providing the player with epic encounters that end with a great pride and satisfaction(and a change of pants on occasion). With today’s current technological advances the great minds over at Bethesda  Softworks finally took advantage of the power that all of our gaming systems contain and made one of the most beautiful games of this console generation. What makes Skyrim not just a game but an experience are some small details the developers included. Whether your eyes have to adjust after looking at a light or you get to see the sunset on the horizon there are some details that are simply enthralling.  Although you can fast travel from place to place, exploring Skyrim is one ofthe most fun aspects of the game.

CONS:

The game has great texture and detail some places but you’ll often be looking at seemingly out-of-place scenery that looks like the game designer gave up half-way through creating, not to mention the horrible hair textures.  Like every other Elder Scrolls game the character models still look a little odd, and the AI can do some weird things from time to time. Also, it would be nice if the fire spells and/or electricity spells you have in your hands would provide a light source in dark areas. It seems like the creators forgot about some things, like the ability to create arrows.

Conclusion:

Despite it winning Game Of The Year, I wouldn’t give TESV: Skryim a perfect score because there seems to be a lack of polish in the game, as if some things were rushed. That being said, I’d recommend you buy Skyrim as it is absolutely one of the best RPGs in the past decade and it has hours upon hours of content.

Company:

  • Bethesda Softworks

Format:

  • Playstation 3
  • Xbox 360
  • PC

Certificate:

  • M

Release Date:

  • 11/11/2011

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