--I do love Skyrim to death, but I am not blind to its faults either. I say the impressive scope of the game does allow for its glitches/hangups to be excused, to an extent. Most of the problems people have with the game are not universal among all gamers and I don't know of many that break the game or make it un-playable. --One thing that I think is in-excusable about the game that I'll mention, and you did touch on it briefly, is how the weapons you find in the world aren't as powerful/unique as some you can create on your own. I believe there should be in-game weapons that exist in dungeons/caves/wherever that are ultimately more powerful than anything else and require a lot of effort to acquire.
Skyrim as we all know got more hype then then 9/11 x 1000 (Team America quote, dont take it offensivly).
People were queing for hundreds of meters outside shops, People taking days of work just so they could play it the day it came out but was it really worth it?
Sure you have this amazingly extra large map with over 500 locations to explore, over 400 side quests/favours to be completed and multiple collages to complete as well as the main quest with these side story's feeling like another game in itself.
But does that excuse the amount of mistakes or just poor effort put into making this game.
-My Main problem is not so much a mistake in the game just a bad choice on the creators part, I mean your not able to fully complete all of the skill constellations when your leveling up, many of you my not know this but you can only put perk points on a third of them. There are 257 Total perks and we can only choose 81 of these. What happened to the days when you could complete everything and become the ultimate character.
-Texture problems for that select percentage that try to install the game, a pretty big problem if you ask me, something they should of tested before bringing out the game.
-A bug that has effected a significant amount of people from getting the final Thieves Guild Achievement/Trophy.
-Multiple side quests/favours were the quest items glitch out and prevent you from completing them.
-And a graphics system which in my opinion was just plain poor, with everything looking textured and like a cheap A.I system.
-Reward items that arnt nearly as good as what you already have and being able to enchant better stuff out of my a**
I could go on and on but ill just point out the main ones, so back to my previous question.
Does this massive game excuse the amount of mistakes or just poor effort put into making this game.
Well my girlfriend would say yes
But i say maybe?
Skyrim is an extra large game where you can get lost in for hours and hours and some cases days. Sure they're are plenty of mistakes which sometimes made me want to take a shotgun to the console. But it was a fabulous game that took up a week and a half of my life to complete and i dont regret a thing (except selling my thieves guild armor).
I hope you all enjoyed the game yourself and i hope you enjoy my blog enough to leave a comment, please dont have a go at me about my opinions because as the word says in its self they are my own personal opinions.
Wario has been ADDICTED to this game since he first got it and everyone likes it. I don't get it. The graphics don't look very good, and while they say they can let you do anything, including slay dragons, why can't they let you tame dragons and ride them like you do with Yoshi. They should let you do that and make the graphics more like that of Battlefield 3(which actually DESERVES Game of the year), then maybe I'd play it.
hmm havent played it but from that picture i hate texture problems and some graphical problems now the game goes lower in my list but still worth getting but later.but great blog i kinda agree on the graphics since i saw some gameplay and pictures.
Again, the issues that plague this game do NOT, in my humble opinion, break this game from what it is...the ultimate Sand Box Experience. I'm over 140 hours in, am level 48. Dark Elf Assassin/Thief and must say...I'm still finding new stuff to do. I haven't even begun the final quest line yet. I'm doing all the guild/side quests still...so that says something to me. In my review I listed some bugs, but still the true benefit of me owning a Ferrari of a PC is that I can MOD to my hearts content and make the game better...something the console owners can't do and I am sorry for that cause it detracts from the other aspect of this game for the console owners..custom user content. No other game company, except ATARI/BioWare (Neverwinter Nights games) and Blizzard (World of Warcraft) encourages modding the way Bethesda does. This game is a modders dream, so a couple of enterprising modders can and will fix the minor texture issues ourselves (I'm a modder). Still, a great great game.
if you can't make a game that works perfectly it says something about your company, there is simply no excuse
I disagree with the perks one. It's a pooper that you can't upgrade all of them on your first playthrough, sure, but then it'd be overkill if you could. It encourages multiple playthroughs, with different types of characters and branching, making for new experiences each time you play the game. And for a game this big, it's pretty much a given that you will inevitably play through again, and it works so well because no two playthroughs are the same, ever.
@kendouken im afraid i have no job and no money and in fact id be sleeping on the streets if it wasnt for my girlfriend. I cant exactly afford to get a PC im currently using a xbox
well how does the game world work exactly? if we have a pretty kick arse game in our hands im sure the developers would be thinking "oh r game iz zo huge lez make flawz 4 teh noobz" and such. for your problems, I dont have a problem with the graphics of the game... i do agree on the cheap AI since, well, who doesn't hate cheap AI?! But still with these flaws, Skyrim turns out to be a good game (NOTE: you said console so you may be using an XBox 360 or PS3, try PC next time for I guess early patches for bug fixes unless there aren't any patches of whatever)
Is the massive, fully-realized game-world enough to excuse Skyrim of its flaws? Absolutely. As for the the problems you've listed, most of them weren't exactly problems for me. I personally like the new perk system, and approve of the cap it enforces upon you. Almost all RPGs have Class systems, and you can never be the best at every single skill (even past TES titles had specialization through stats, birthsign, and race). This is simply my opinion on the subject.