Written on: 18/01/2012 by Howler452 (4 reviews written)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an amazing game and it truly deserves the title of Game of the Year of 2011. When I first heard about it, I was so excited. Then when I finally got it, I got more than I heard I would.
Let's talk about the things I liked. The three things I liked the most were the controls, the graphics, and the music. The controls are a huge improvement, especially for combat. It feels more natural that Oblivion, the previous game in the series, did. The graphics are also a major improvement. Oblivion had very nice environments, but the NPC's were a pain. In Skyrim, that's different. The environments are beautiful and the NPC'S are fun to listen to, to look at and are much easier to comunicate with. And finally, the music. The music has always been amazing in each Elder Scrolls title, but Skyrim is the king of music in the series. Sometimes I would stop in the middle of the game just to listen to the peaceful music that plays in the background. And the fights with the dragons are even more intense when that battle music plays. There's so much more to the game that it would take way too long to describe it all.
Now for the things I didn't like, which are very few. First of all, the difficulty is kinda annoying, mind you I've been playing on adept difficulty the entire time. Sometimes I'd have a lot of health while fighting a dragon and then he'd kill me in one hit. Second of all, there are a few bugs around the game, like in most games this huge, such as broken quests, going thousands of feet into the air when killed by a giant and mammoths floating around in the sky for no reason. But these are just minor things that don't ruin the game for me.
As for the addiction level. Well this explains the addiction pretty well. One time when I was playing it, I was up almost the entire night. I stopped playing at around 5:30 in the morning.
Now for the verdict. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, is one of the greatest games I've ever played on the PS3. It's addicting to play, to watch and to listen to. There is so much content in the game that it would take me possibly days to explain it all. Sure there are a few hiccups here and there, but they don't utterly destroy the flow of the gameplay. The only reason I didn't explain the story too much is because I haven't beaten the main storyline yet. I'm trying to get it 100% finished on my first playthrough. Skyrim gets a full 5/5 in this review and is really the greatest game of 2011. I would reccomend it to anyone who loves 1st person/3rd person RPG fantasy games.