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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360, 2011)

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Apr 14, 2012
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Pros:Huge open world.
Beautiful landscapes.
Great sounds/soundtrack.
So much content.
Totally immersive.

Cons:A few bugs here and there.
Kills social time.
Main quest not that long.

The Bottom Line: This game is a must buy for any lover of RPG's and anyone looking for a totally immersive game to kill countless hours.


First of all let me begin this by saying if you really decide to get into this game, be prepared to lose countless hours of the day. If you want to be productive, avoid this game. However, if you're looking for a great fun way to kill massive amounts of time, Skyrim is just for you.

Bethesda has outdone themselves again with this marvelous game.  The entire world of Skyrim is vibrant and full of life and there is never a dull moment. For those of you who enjoy RPG's, you'll LOVE this game. You can pretty much go about every single mission in any way you want to, whether you decide to be a sword wielding maniac killing everything in your path, you decide to play it smooth and talk and steal your way to success, or you let your magic do all the talking and hard work, Skyrim lets you approach anything in any way you want to.

Around the world you'll see amazing landscapes, unexpected moments of action, terrifying creatures, soaring dragons and even things as innocent as children playing around with each other. There is always something going on. You can literally spend about 10 hours or so and barely scratch the surface of what Skyrim has to offer. You will never run out of things to do, I mean that literally, seeing as Bethesda has actually made it so random quests will generate all the time. In a sense, it is almost impossible to actually fully finish this game.

Without any spoilers, the story has you controlling the Dovahkiin, otherwise known as the "Dragonborn". The last hope against the threat of the sudden rise of the dragons and other evils befalling the land of Skyrim. The actual main story-line is a pretty lengthy one, but you'll most likely be way too distracted to follow it all the way through so quickly. There are numerous guilds to join, each with their own unique and amazing quest lines. The dark brotherhood, a league of assassins that care about nothing else but their, "family" and their money. The College of Winterhold is a school specifically made for magic lovers. The thieves guild has you stealing and looting to your heart(and wallet's) content. The Companions is a guild with mercenaries galore, but unknown to most, they hide a dark secret. Two more major factions (although you can only join one or the other) has you picking between the rebel group that seeks independence from the Empire known as the Stormcloaks, and the military power of the empire known as the Imperial Legion. There also happens to be two shorter guilds involved that don't play too big of a role, the Blades, a order of warriors that served under the old emperor, before being disbanded. And the Bards college, a faction of musicians, vocalists, and story tellers.

The graphics are at best, stunning. Whether you're looking off a cliff to see the glistening ocean down below or gazing at a towering mountain covered in snow, you'll always be impressed upon seeing them for the first time. The sound in the game is superb as well. Background noises sound perfectly, the howl or growl of a distant enemy is enough to evoke a sudden fear and the clang of weapons clashing together make the game even more addicting than it already is.

But of course, not everything can be 100% perfect. Although I personally have experienced none, the game is known for a fair share of bugs, game-breaking missions and various other glitches that sometimes ruin things. There have been many complaints of many quests being glitched and other problems. Don't let that make you avoid this game though, some people may have problems with theirs but by no means is this game broken or unplayable for everyone.

In summary of this all, minus a few bugs here and there, Skyrim is an incredible, immersive, hour consuming game that offers a humongous world filled with quests, friends, enemies, relics, and much much more.


Recommend this product? Yes

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