The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

Your eyes open, your hands are bound. Surrounded by people who have committed crimes against Skyrim and her people, on your way to your most uncertain doom. So begins the awe-inspiring, beautifully crafted adventure that is Skyrim. Bethesda is known for their unique and enveloping games. They have built many…

The Crit

Story - 80%
Graphics - 100%
Audio - 75%
Gameplay - 70%
Replayability - 100%

85%

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Your eyes open, your hands are bound. Surrounded by people who have committed crimes against Skyrim and her people, on your way to your most uncertain doom. So begins the awe-inspiring, beautifully crafted adventure that is Skyrim.

Bethesda is known for their unique and enveloping games. They have built many major franchises.  One of the most well known being The Elder Scrolls, set in a mythical world, which you as the protagonist need to save from evil far and wide. The series consists of Arena, Daggerfall, Battlespire and Redguard, Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim, it is worth mentioning the online games and legends, but that is a story for another day.  The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is available across all platforms. While there are many who appreciate the feeling of a controller, I prefer a keyboard and mouse for this specific game, however this does not take away from the experience on Playstation or Xbox.

The world of Skyrim while having a similar look to another Bethesda series in Fallout, however it does have its own unique feel and beauty. The time that went into crafting such a game, yes I say crafting as this is a work of art, was well spent. The gameplay is very basic for a game based around medieval fantasy, however the skill trees offer a new and refreshing addition to the game and help to expand your character as you level up. The overall experience is absolutely enthralling, bringing the player out of the common world into a world of dragons, monsters, battles and Nords.

This game will remain a favorite to play for many years to come and will become a classic in time. It is a worthwhile experience and is a much needed addition to any true gamer’s collection. Now if you will excuse me my level 72 orc has some nords to kill.

Additional Information

Reviewed on: PS3
Available on: All Platforms
Genre:Adventure, Fantasy
Age Rating: Teen
Publisher/Developer: Bethesda
Estimated RRP: +/-R 559.00
Release Date: 11.11.2011

Likes

  • Stunning graphics
  • Enthralling story
  • Interesting characters
  • Freedom of choice

Dislikes

  • Unmarriable NPCs

About Courtney Cullen

Courtney Cullen
Also known as RubyTheMutt and is the Cosplay division's people person. She is a gamer, otaku, cosplayer and an all around geek. She enjoys long romantic walks on the beach and killing zombies, preferably with a katana or pump-action shotgun.

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