I did not enjoy Skyrim AT ALL.

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#1 Posted by kdallstar97 (7 posts) -
Let me start by saying this is not a rant, and that I love playing rpgs. Before skyrim was released I was super psyched for it. It looked gorgeous, with tons to do, and an amazing adventure in general. However as I started to play more and more of it, my opinion about it dropped. First off, Skyrim had HUGE potential to be one of the greatest games created. However I think the devs focused more on the size then on the quality. I know you shouldn't expect Bethesda to perfect the small details in a game, but at least some attention would be nice. When i slash people with more sword, it doesn't even look like my sword made contact. This takes so much out of each battle. And another issue is that the battles are just boring. I didn't feel excited to take on another dragon, or fight another enemy. Instead I felt as if it was a chore to just gaining xp. The final main issue I had with this game,it was just too overwhelming. I loved the decisions you could make in dragons age, and the leveling up. But with skyrim, you have to make a decision for every little thing which barely impacts the game compared to the decisions in Dragon Age. Near my 3rd hour I didn't want to choose anymore I could've cared less if the game just played out by itself. Anyways, that's just my opinion guys. I know some of you may actually enjoy the issues the parts I hated. Leave your opinions below, maybe you can convince me to replay skyrim :). I think in the end, I'm not mad at the game but rather at Bethesda for running a game with so much potential.
#2 Posted by Yundex (60 posts) -
If it's not for you it's not for you. TES games are sandbox RPG's. I think vanilla TES games are incredibly boring, but the mods make up for it. Personally, I only play them games for the mods, which improve the game 10 fold. I agree the vanilla combat is complete ass, but as for choices, those are almost the core of RPG's. Basically I agree, I stopped playing halfway and will just start over in 6 months or so when the mod scene has improved it.
#3 Posted by jader_vere (5 posts) -

Mods are what will change your experience and make it more enjoyable!
What are you playing on? PC, PS3 or Xbox 360. If your on console then your out of Luck :(

I personally love the game as I have all of them since Daggerfall, (still haven't gotten to play Arena yet) but they are my kind of game.
If your on the PC version, go to steam and look for combat Mods or any that will interest you to fix the Problems that are out there. Also check out skyrimnexus.
I have the PS3 version and PC and find the PC far more enjoyable as I can mod and cheat as required, the PS3 is for my vanilla game play experience.

I hope you get a chance to look at the mods to see if it can change your outlook on the game as I think it has a great story.

Cheers!

#4 Posted by orbit991 (589 posts) -

I enjoyed the game enough, but it was shallow, no personality characters, to many fedex quests and writing is the usual token Bethesda quality. But in the end especially with mods the game is a good deal of fun just to screw around in.

#5 Posted by lewishim666 (118 posts) -

So you play 3 hours of a 200+ hour game and you conclude that you didn't have any fun? No (Sh)*t, you haven't even learned the ropes yet. You don't "have" to make any decisions. You don't have to fight anything or anyone that you don't want to. You can do what you want, when you want. Skyrim can be played like dragon age. Just pick a guest and do it. If you are worried about the stories of the side quests or need some focus just do the main quests. Then do it again and again. If you you have too much anxiety about the size and scope of the game that's a problem you have, it doesn't mean skyrim is a bad game. Bethesda didn't "ruin" anything. You have no right to be mad because apparently you have never played a TES game before because your complaints are the same things that have been said since arena came out. If you were a life long fan then maybe you could be mad. If your inadequate don't take it out on the game. Why would you even post this? There is no value in your post at all. All I got from this is that you need a linear game and no freedom because you have anxiety that is apparently unmedicated and you can't handle being able to do what you want when you want. How are you ever going to handle life if you can't handle alittle freedom in a game? Mommy and daddy aren't going to be there to guide you forever. This was a rant about how I'm tired of good games getting put down because people are too stupid to comprehend them.

#7 Posted by Allicrombie (25228 posts) -
I prefer Morrowind. but I had quite a lot of fun with Skyrim.
#10 Posted by kdallstar97 (7 posts) -
Actually I would have to say I'm completely opposite of that. I found skyrim to be extremely linear for an RPG game that is why i didn't like it. The choices you make in the dialogue options are very generic and doesn't impact the game as much as I thought it would. I love freedom in games, and I think skyrim and the whole TES series does a good job in giving you freedom. However if they do give you freedom then they have to give you something to do. One example would be GTA SA. San Andreas gave the player so much freedom. But they didn't only leave it there. They added so many more elements to the game to actually make the freedom they give you worth it. While skyrim did add an immense amount of things to do, they just weren't interesting in my opinion. A lot of things such as combat just got repetitive and boring for me. Crafting weapons and exploring new lands and meeting new people became just as repetitive. For some people they may have enjoyed it, but once again this is only my opinion :)
#11 Posted by fishdingo5 (13 posts) -

I prefer Morrowind. but I had quite a lot of fun with Skyrim.Allicrombie
I second that. Oblivion and Skyrim are great too, I just wish they had not decided to simplify the game so much. I preferred TES when it was a PC game and not a PC port.

#12 Posted by openup (30 posts) -

Comparing Dragon Age Origins (a party based, story driven old school RPG) to Skyrim (a first person sandbox game) is by far the unfairest comparison you could ever make, they are the oposite side of the RPG espectrum, and doing it in 3 hours it is even worse. I guess there are games for everybody, I happen to enjoy both game enourmusly but for very different reason; one tells me a great story and the other allows me to amke a story of my own....Id suggest giving Skyrim another shot, try some mods for the things you do not like, if not I guess you might be out of luck since while the Beth games get better with each release Bioware (since beign bought by EA) get worse and worse...

For ther ecord I believe Dragon Age Origins to be the BEST RPG of all time...

#14 Posted by kdallstar97 (7 posts) -

Comparing Dragon Age Origins (a party based, story driven old school RPG) to Skyrim (a first person sandbox game) is by far the unfairest comparison you could ever make, they are the oposite side of the RPG espectrum, and doing it in 3 hours it is even worse. I guess there are games for everybody, I happen to enjoy both game enourmusly but for very different reason; one tells me a great story and the other allows me to amke a story of my own....Id suggest giving Skyrim another shot, try some mods for the things you do not like, if not I guess you might be out of luck since while the Beth games get better with each release Bioware (since beign bought by EA) get worse and worse...

For ther ecord I believe Dragon Age Origins to be the BEST RPG of all time...

openup
While I can agree with you on several points (comparing dragon age with skyrim, ea sucking). I must say that I knew skyrim was not going to be a Dragon Age type game. I looked forward to the first person fighting, and and completely new experience it would bring. However I thought the game was poorly executed in general and wasted so much potential.
#15 Posted by openup (30 posts) -

So there you go man, try some mods for the things you dont like, if you dont like the fighting was is i you dont like, you rather play a sneakiy bastard, try some stealth mods, you rather have a extra crispy spider, try midas magic, or if you dont like the arcade like nature of fighting istead of simulated dice rolls...then you are out of luck...try Bioshock instead, it might get you to become a believer in the FPS RPG

#16 Posted by NiKva (8768 posts) -
What's with all these PC-losers suggesting mods? Vanilla Skyrim (and every other TES game) is great. Why ruin it with your stupid nude patches.
#17 Posted by Nightwindutz (2 posts) -

How are you ever going to handle life if you can't handle alittle freedom in a game? Mommy and daddy aren't going to be there to guide you forever. This was a rant about how I'm tired of good games getting put down because people are too stupid to comprehend them.

lewishim666
Funny how you accuse others of being stupid when you can't even see your own. - games are games to provide a break from everyday life, they're entertainment, not a preparation for life or other idiotic meaning some people slap on games. - if you think a game is good, doesn't mean everybody has to keep away from the game you like. It's free forum, people talk about games, everyone is entitled to an opinion and opinions can be either good or bad. If you can't handle that a game you like is criticized, just move on. Start a thread about how much you love it. Or is complaining about people who slam the game you like a proof of how well you're handling life (as learned in Skyrim) ? - if you think a game is good, there's no obligation for others to like it. Yeah, I don't really like Skyrim either and I do like to criticize it because in my opinion there was much potential there. You're free to disagree, I won't call you stupid for not seeing things my way like you do. I can handle freedom in a game, as long as there is a finality to it, as long as I can see how my character influences the game world. That's why I play *fantasy* games, because they allow me to influence a world, even if it's not real.
#19 Posted by jprussell (14 posts) -

I enjoyed Skyrim but I also recognize some of the flaws you mentioned. Combat doesn't really feel very satisfying, especially since i playd Skyrim at the same time as playing Dark Souls. The combat in Dark Souls is extremely statisfying. Another thing I noticed is that when you level up a lot in Skyrim, you still never really feel like you're getting all that more powerful because of how the enemies tend to level up somewhat along with you. This isn't true for Dark Souls. When you level up a lot you feel a whole lot more powerful. Even though I like Dark Souls better I still think Skyrim is a great game.

#20 Posted by Strategygamer22 (223 posts) -

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only person in the entire world that didn't like Skyrim. The only thing that will make me boot that game up again is when the Middle Earth Role Playing mod releases for it.

#21 Posted by Rhysis (12 posts) -

Skyrim along with all other TES games is non-linear in the truest sense. Once you get out of the shackles and escape, where you go is up to you. Its no one elses fault but your own that you dont know how to do what you want in a game and you rely on quest markers and linear story arcs. Skyrim is a technical juggernaut of a game, even if the combat feels like your swinging at nothing. I have multiple different characters on my 360 all leveled out to around 30-50 and not one of them is the same, and you want to know why that is I did what I wanted. You can get on the carriage and head to any hold you want to, you can do the theives guild first, or the mages guild, or if you just want to craft you can find ore and pelts and max out you blacksmithing or not, its up to you. If you hate Skyrim and don't have fun playing it then don't, but there is plenty of substance that you are missing.

#22 Posted by Yundex (60 posts) -

What's with all these PC-losers suggesting mods? Vanilla Skyrim (and every other TES game) is great. Why ruin it with your stupid nude patches.NiKva

Because of mods like this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=19 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3863 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3829 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=607 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13641 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14037 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=9694

You realize you're basically asking why people want to improve the game, right?

#23 Posted by NiKva (8768 posts) -

[QUOTE="NiKva"]What's with all these PC-losers suggesting mods? Vanilla Skyrim (and every other TES game) is great. Why ruin it with your stupid nude patches.Yundex

Because of mods like this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=19 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3863 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3829 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=607 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13641 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14037 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=9694

You realize you're basically asking why people want to improve the game, right?

You're not improving it. You're making it different. Why buy a game if you can't enjoy it out of the box?
#24 Posted by Yundex (60 posts) -
[QUOTE="Yundex"]

[QUOTE="NiKva"]What's with all these PC-losers suggesting mods? Vanilla Skyrim (and every other TES game) is great. Why ruin it with your stupid nude patches.NiKva

Because of mods like this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=19 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3863 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=3829 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=607 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=13641 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=14037 and this: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=9694

You realize you're basically asking why people want to improve the game, right?

You're not improving it. You're making it different. Why buy a game if you can't enjoy it out of the box?

You're right, fixing bugs and expanding options does not improve the game. From forum troll to forum troll, you're doing well. :)
#25 Posted by SmuggIes (3 posts) -

I didn't like Skyrim much either.

Not sure what I was expecting considering I only played Oblivion for the mods, I always found the story to be lackluster...Same with most Bethesda games, to be honest.

Then again I enjoyed the hell out of ME3, till the ending.

#26 Posted by xObscurity (19 posts) -
I thought it was an amazing game. I could just sit on my couch and get lost in the world for hours.
#27 Posted by Sunuva22 (155 posts) -

I got bored after searching like a hundred dungeons with the same insides and pretty much the same goals.

#28 Posted by Apathetic_Prick (4784 posts) -

[QUOTE="Allicrombie"]I prefer Morrowind. but I had quite a lot of fun with Skyrim.fishdingo5

I second that. Oblivion and Skyrim are great too, I just wish they had not decided to simplify the game so much. I preferred TES when it was a PC game and not a PC port.

Morrowind is a PC port as well, if you do recall.

The porting has nothing to do with it, it's the nerfed main quests that are the problem. Bethesda dropped the depth and scope for a more cinematic feel complimented by an insane number of sidequests to make up for the small front-end. This has nothing to do with the media it's played in so much as the attitudes of the people directing the games - they want RPG n00bs to get into it more...They already made their mark with Morrowind, they didn't have to dumb it down, especially since breaking the game is half the fun.

That's my rant :P

Anyway, the reason to get back into Skyrim is to try another character build. I had a great run with my first combat build because I put focus not only into fighting, but actually making stuff. At least Skyrim greatly expands on the things you can do outside of questing as far as personal tasking goes, and that at least is one of the many saving graces of the game.

#29 Posted by myungish (276 posts) -
I agree with you. Although sandbox games are very fun to play, I prefer more story & character based RPGs with greater attention to detail. Skyrim is a good game, but it is definitely overrated.
#30 Posted by resident_jisen (344 posts) -
i played the game until i beat it once.( i did find the only thing going for skyrim by the was it`s graphics)after that i felt very bored with game.and decided to get rid of it.theres so much boredem when i played it. it wasn`t funny.and yet i`m going to get dragons dogma.which to me look more fun.i`m still playing kingdoms of amalur which i find more fun and less boring than skyrim.even white knight chronicles is less boring.that just my take on it anyway. on a final note though has anyone noticed that games with great graphics tend to be dulll and boring will the ones that are average to bad graphics tend to be less boring.mind you it could be just the way i`ve been seen them as of late.
#31 Posted by Yundex (60 posts) -
[QUOTE="resident_jisen"]i played the game until i beat it once.( i did find the only thing going for skyrim by the was it`s graphics)after that i felt very bored with game.and decided to get rid of it.theres so much boredem when i played it. it wasn`t funny.and yet i`m going to get dragons dogma.which to me look more fun.i`m still playing kingdoms of amalur which i find more fun and less boring than skyrim.even white knight chronicles is less boring.that just my take on it anyway. on a final note though has anyone noticed that games with great graphics tend to be dulll and boring will the ones that are average to bad graphics tend to be less boring.mind you it could be just the way i`ve been seen them as of late.

Games with great visuals tend to be boring? Want to name some? Because that's the complete opposite in the real world. You can try and say witcher 2, BF3, crysis, Alice: madness returns, heroes 6 and shogun 2 are all "dull and boring" but you'd just look like silly. You can personally dislike them for whatever reason, but they are all great games.
#32 Posted by Sagisu (24 posts) -

I couldnt immerse in it. Was too sterile and bland. Oblivion was good and morrowind had atmosphere.

#33 Posted by Fandangle (3430 posts) -

Enjoying it atm, only have a couple of mods running.

#34 Posted by God-of-Blood (6 posts) -
I liked a lot of things about skyrim, but honestly I preferred oblivion. Smithing ruined the game for me (BUT YOU DONT HAVE TO USE IT RIGHT?). Doing a daedric quest and getting a sword and it being 1/2 as strong as the one you just forged is kind of a let down. A lot of the quest lines felt empty, too, especially the busywork thieves guild quests. The Dark Brotherhood was just really disappointing compared to oblivion, and I definitely missed the Arena. I also hated the fact that 2/3 of the locations in Skyrim seemed like they were randomly created with a computer and filled with bandit outlaws or forsaken. I probably played through Oblivion 3-4 times, but killing dragons in Skyrim gets old, and after it gets old there just isn't much to do. I actually liked the perk system, but the fact that you still only get 1 perk at higher levels is really, really stupid when you think about how hard it is to level up. The game just seemed really bland and uninspired compared to oblivion. No statues to find in ayleid ruins, no white varla crystals (OMG its worth 1000g!), and SO many "filler" quests. The game had better gameplay than oblivion, but it seemed like it had no soul.
#35 Posted by alim298 (1469 posts) -

same as me friend. let me say it this way: I played fallout 3 before the release of skyrim the game had karma system and the VATS system was awesome I was hopping Skyrim changes over oblivion would include these stuff. and with the Dragon Age series where you make stunning choices the publishers of TES would realize they should make the impact of choices very huge. but when the time came and I bought the game I just realized that you cant even refuse to accept the givings of others and this is the smallest choice you couldn't make. not to mention that your character had no personality in dialogs your answers were simple YES or NO. this is the reason I accuse reviewers of not realizing what this game COULD offer and what it HAS offered. in skyrim you can do different things like magic smiting sword-fighting archery horse riding but it is not important unless they all have depth and they didn't

#36 Posted by SupaTrupa (1082 posts) -
Agreed - found Skyrim incredibly boring after about 20 hours - stopped playing.
#37 Posted by Vikes88 (19 posts) -
Sounds like I'm in the same boat: I definitely preferred Oblivion. The ending in Skyrim also caught me a bit off-guard, as it seems to have for most people. Wasn't quite sure I had finished the main storylines until I searched about it! It was a good game, but there was some "it" factor that was missing for me to call it a great game. I'm not sure what it was, but personally, for example, I feel much more connected and immersed in the Mass Effect trilogy. Maybe it's that Skyrim doesn't really keep a continuous story, or maybe I did find it a bit monotonous at times. I'm not sure, but I share most of the same sentiments here.
#38 Posted by MasterGeralt (8 posts) -
I actually liked skyrim, The story and guild missions of the game were awesome but after some 40 -60 hours the game becomes too linear especially with the side quests and miscellaneous quests its often go to a cave kill someone or retrieve a artifact etc you name it. Though I liked the open world settings of the game which I mostly missed in witcher 2.
#39 Posted by Boddicker (2797 posts) -
The only issue I had with Skyrim were the extremely linear quests. No real choices at all. That said I still loved it just for the exploration.
#40 Posted by R0naaan (8 posts) -
I completely agree with this! Absolutely loved oblivion but skyrim was just boring in my opinion. I found the magic system a pain and fiddly and hotkeying took the action out of the game in my opinion. I played a few hours and wasn't gripped at all. I played dragon's dogma however and have been playing that for 30+ hours and still completely hooked! The combat system is miles more satisfying so if that's what put you off skyrim then give this a try. Ronan :)
#41 Posted by HAMMERCLAW (49 posts) -

Skyrim is the latest addition to the Elder Scrolls saga, and as in each game, has it's own unique style of art and gameplay. As with each game, has it's admirers and detractors. Still, I think Bethesda did a pretty good job, all-in-all.


Elder Scrolls is doing quite well being Elder Scrolls, and it's millions of fans--with few exceptions--wouldn't want it to be anything else. It's not Final Fantasy, it's not Demon/Dark Souls, It's not The Witcher, and I, personally, am glad for that. I don't want an endless stream of over-the-top enemies and boss battles, flung at me incessantly, in Tamriel. I don't want some dark dystopian future, masquerading as fantasy, intruding on a fictional universe I have come to love. I don't want cuddly plush-toy monsters and uber-bunnies ruining my day in the Colovian Highlands. I Really don't need fantasy females with bunnie ears and fluffy tails, dressed in Japanese school girl attire, roaming the marshes and fens of Black Marsh, to titillate my suppressed manhood. I don't desire a "modern fantasy" remake, thank you very much, with it's endless recapitulations of Lord of the Rings, Conan the Barbarian, or whatever older and better fantasy fiction, delighted it's authors as children. The Elder Scrolls are quite a piece of work, imperfect in very many ways, as is all art, But better this, than allow a disaffected minority to change them in any way.

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#42 Posted by BloodScarlet (66 posts) -
What's with all these PC-losers suggesting mods? Vanilla Skyrim (and every other TES game) is great. Why ruin it with your stupid nude patches.NiKva
You obviously need to play more modded games, I can't stand playing a game without mods anymore especially if its console water washed.
#43 Posted by Akark (1 posts) -
It is over-rated and is almost spoiled by a few pretty trivial things. Firstly I can't understand why they would take out certain aspects of the game and concentrate the skill selection to such a degree as to give someone playing the game almost no choice whatsoever. The combat is stilted and has no "feel" to it; I think Dark Messiah did it better years before. This leads on to another point related to the development time which was something like 5 years wasn't it? How can they strip a game back so much and still warrant such a long development cycle, no doubt attributed to the new engine but claim adding spear skill would take too long and that they had to remove even more armour slots? Why is magic still complete rubbish without exploiting some other skill? Finally and Probably the most detrimental thing to my personal enjoyment of the game, is the addition of "killcam". How can they include something that completely spoils the immersion without giving the option to disable it? Who decided that showing killcams randomly on random kills as randomly as possible is better than showing killcams on only bosses or "elite" enemies? I do agree with the original poster in that this game could've been so much more but failed in so many small ways (many not mentioned) as to make an overall decent but disappointing game.
#45 Posted by AmirHossssein (1 posts) -

I didn't like it that much either ! compared to Dragon Age its just a mediocre RPG !
i have a PC and when i see instead of some sweet comforting action bars (which are very easy to use with a PC) to sort your spells and stuff i just have a not-so-cool long list of names (with no icons) it just make me sad/angry , because that favorite list is obviously straight up made for console ! there is absolutely nothing specially made for PC im so disappointed!
and worst inventory page for a RPG game i've ever seen!
and fights ..... every time i get into a fight and i want do some cool spell changes and use every spell i have to have more fun i remember for each change you have to search through a long @$$ list which will kill all the joy of a fight! dragon age's battles was so exciting that i just wanted to go find bunch of guys and start a fight but in Skyrim , battles are worst part of the game IMO.
oh and looting rewards are just nothing ! 99% of loots are just for sell and that other 1% are not that much special either! and loots repeats over and over again ! there is no fun in looting either!
and why the hell there is not a character sheet???? if you wanna see your HP you gotta open your skills menu ! if you want to see your armor(points) you must open your inventory ! if you wanna see how your items look like you gotta zoom out of your character and there is no way to see if you are missing an item on your character , i mean like if you dont have a ring you wont realize it until you search all of your apparel tab which is long list of names .... again!
and there is no way to find out how much damage your weapons are dealing !
and there is toooooooo much to do ! its good that its not too short but this is way too much !

#48 Posted by StayMetal4Ever (17 posts) -
I'm not real experienced with RPG games so I liked Skyrim myself.... when I could play it. But do you have any recommendations that you would consider BETTER?
#49 Posted by Dracula68 (33102 posts) -

I'm not real experienced with RPG games so I liked Skyrim myself.... when I could play it. But do you have any recommendations that you would consider BETTER? StayMetal4Ever
Have you tried Dragon's Dogma?