The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim User Reviews


Skyrim, The land Where Legends Are Born

The good:

- Great graphics, scars are realistic, and environments look detailed
- A vast amount of quests keep you running back and forth across Skyrim
- Shouts give you new abilities and strategy both in and out of combat
- Almost each place has it's own history to it, having you unveil why it is there today
- Standing stones are in replace of birthmarks
- And of course, lore and references to the stories of the other Elder Scrolls games gives a nostalgic nod to the past

The bad:

- The game constantly lags if played for too long, which can easily mess you up when in combat
- There are plenty of bugs, assuring that almost every place has a few bugs
- Horses are not as useful as they were in Oblivion, as they now serve mainly as transportation
- There are decently long loading times, which is only minor considering how big of a game this is


Skyrim. It was an awaited sequel to Oblivion. Some Elder Scrolls fans, including me, had wondered what grandeur Bethesda were going to put into the land of the Nords. And our questions were answered!

Once you start, it seems that you were caught going across the border by Imperials, and are getting ready to be executed.

After the cutscene, you can now customize your character. There are seven races you can pick, each which their own abilities. Few races train in the art of weaponry and smithing, such as Orcs, Nords, and Redguards. Others master magic, like Breton, Wood Elf, and High Elf. Tw...


Welcome to Skyrim, home of the Nords

The good:

Same old Elder Scrolls
Many hours to be spent on it
A hell of a lot of side quests and unmarked quests
A more refined experience
Improved engine

The bad:

Typical Bethesda game, with bugs
Same engine as the previous game


Welcome to Skyrim, home of the Nords. You step now from the green green grass of Cyrodiil to the dark gray world of Skyrim. You are the Dragonborn, capable of absorbing the soul/life essence of any Dragon you slay. This of course means Dragons are welcomed to the Elder Scrolls series. Fearsome and often deadly, they are your typical fire breathing(Or ice breathing), flying reptiles. The return of the dragons to Skyrim is also the main focal point of the story as well. Although there's an equally long side quest that could easily have taken priority over it int he form of a civil war between...


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim; The definitive RPG of our generation

The good:

-one of the biggest worlds in any game
-tons of dungeons, towns, etc. to explore
-Beautiful environments
-New enemies (Dragons, Draugr)
-Refined weapon/armor system
-Dual wielding spells/weapons makes for seemingly endless combinations
-two main quests (Dragons and Civil War)
-Improved guild quests from oblivion
-Archery is usable
-stealth works better, not as glitchy as oblivion
-Glitches are minimal compared to its predecessors
-fantastic dungeon design, a huge improvement over oblivion
-Improved voice acting
-interesting side quests
-side quests are now separated from misc. tasks

The bad:

-still rather glitchy, although most are very simple to fix
-short and somewhat uninteresting main quest
-magic is slightly underpowered
-"arrow in the knee" jokes


Previous gaming generations had RPG's like the Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Secret of Mana. All of these games were revolutionary, and were part of what defined their generation; nowadays, we have The Elder Scrolls. No other franchise has been able to match the level of exploration, customization, or the feeling of discovery that Bethesda has put into these games. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim far exceeds all others in the franchise, and will be representative of our generation in years to come.

This game is so fantastic, I could go on all day about it. To save time, I will rate this g...


For all you dragon lovers out there...


The Elder Scrolls series is a fantastic one, to say the least. It takes Dungeons And Dragons, which involved a group of people pretending to go on an adventure to slay the dragon, and injects it with steroids to create epic adventures - well, at least as epic as the technology allowed during the times in which they were released (particularly Arena and Daggerfall, being that they were released in the mid 90s... I'm sure we all remember what computers were like back then). But regardless, each adventure took you by surprise and got you hooked, and after you finally complete each adventure, y...


Great game, but not the "Game of the Year"


Welcome to the world of The Elder Scrolls. If you haven’t heard of it by now then there’s something wrong with you, as it’s been all the talk for the past couple of months, and for good reason. The newest (and fifth) addition; Skyrim, was released on the 11th of November and has since been the winner of many Game of the Year awards. Just from that statement, you would have to assume that it’s amazing. And it is…. Well most of it. While it’s a decent step forward from its predecessor Oblivion, it still has many, many problems and feels like it’s in the Beta stage of development. So why has i...

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