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natanmir
natanmir

200 hours of play time? im in 230 hours in already and the in terms of the main story im on the quest "find the heir"

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Guys I have this for pc but if I wanted to play it on console which version would you recommend ?  Is there any graphical or content difference ?

elmerfud43
elmerfud43

This game deserves a 12/10 for me

elmerfud43
elmerfud43

This is still my favorite game of all time even 6 years later:)

Aragorn931
Aragorn931

Greg Kasavin definitely was one of the best reviewers of this site.

ADDADAC
ADDADAC

I think its funny how people who didn't play much of this game say that level scaling was a major problem taht everybody hated when really it was something that nobody really cared about or noticed until somebody else metioned it

the9thinning
the9thinning

I love the old intro for the old reviews.

Carpe_Noctum
Carpe_Noctum

Just killing time, thought I would watch the review, Greg was the best at reviewing, I would love to see a video review of Skyrim from him, even if he just did it and posted it on Youtube or something. I think I put about 300ish hours in this game, back then there wasn't as many other great games to play, and loved every minute of it. Killer game and great review, Skyrim is just around the corner, and THAT game will be a 10.

EerieScreams
EerieScreams

Do you need to play the previous games to understand the storyline of this game?

GiantsChampions
GiantsChampions

This game deserves a 10. It's literally one of, if not the best, RPG on the 360. GTA 4 recieved a 10 so how didn't this?

capper64
capper64

Why is the reviewer so obsessed with using a torch in lit up areas?

galienthealien
galienthealien

who else is watching this because they can't wait for skyrim? :DD

JokerFett
JokerFett

Got the 5 Year Anniversary Edition several days ago. Great game! You can definitely see how much it influenced Fallout 3. My only regret is that I didn't buy it sooner. Can't wait for Skyrim on November 11!

shoot-first
shoot-first

Forgot to mention that Morrowind GOTY is one of my favorite games of all time.

shoot-first
shoot-first

I just got Oblivion the other day... should have gotten the GOTY Edition.

nfl89
nfl89

still buyable?

Subgogo
Subgogo

You should get Oblivion and play it nonstop and then get Skyrim.

chadsk8r24
chadsk8r24

I just bought this game. never played it before.

TheCorpseEater
TheCorpseEater

Same here Prototype! Never too late to start what is widely regarded as the best RPG of all time!

Prototype18
Prototype18

Since I've been living under a rock all this time finally purchased The game of the year addition looking forward on this while i wait on The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

xGamePlayerx19
xGamePlayerx19

i bought this game a few months back because i heard from alot of people it was really good, and ill be honest at 1st when i tryed it, it was not really that fun to me, so i didnt play it for awhile, than one day i decided to pop it in to give it another chance, now its amazing and very addictive! haha i havent stopped playing it for weeks now, great game really

TheColeMichael
TheColeMichael

@MasterDalton I'm not making you repeat yourself. I understand your logic, but no. A perfect game isn't necessarily the best game, which is why RDR won GOTY instead of SMG2 even though SMG2's rating was better. SMG2 is a fun and perfect overall game, but I would much rather play another game over it. The Force Unleashed 2 was rated poorly because the original game had great potential, but failed. Then when TFU2 came out, people were hoping the game would be better, but it wasn't. The game was not marked down necessarily because it was too much like the last one, but because it was worse. On the other hand, SMG2 was given a 10 because it took everything that SMG had and built on top of it, basically making it an expansion. I won't deny that GameSpot's reviewers can be a bit confusing and @$$-backward, but I guarantee they know more about what they are talking about than you and I put together.

MasterDalton
MasterDalton

@TheColeMichael hm no that doesn't work though. In the eyes of Gamespot for example the forced unleashed 2 recieved a 6.5 because it was too much like the last one. Now explain to me how galaxy 2 doesn't get the same treatment? Isn't that favouritism? Thanks for making me repeat myself

funkydude31
funkydude31

Skyrim is going to be awesome because its going to be true Bethesda, and has been since they started making it. From the previews, and what little game play we have seen so far it is looking like Oblivion+Morrowind...which in my book is going to be an epic game. All I can say is i am extremely grateful they decided to do Skyrim on their own, not pass it off to the B- rated Obsidian Studios.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

This game owns. Best rpg evermade, and Skyrim looks like it will even be more epic than this. And Greg Kasavin was without a doubt the best reviewer Gamespot ever had. Anyone with future ambitions to work in videogame journalism -- take note from the greatest. : )

TheColeMichael
TheColeMichael

@MasterDalton A 10/10 review is actually given to a game with nothing wrong with it. Think about it, if you take a test and make no errors, even if is the same as the test that came before it, you receive a 100%. Any game that is not given a 10 obviously must have something partially wrong with it, even if it is very small. This is why SMG 2 earned a 10/10, because the game has no true flaws. Sure it might not be what you are looking for in a game, but there is no denying that it is an incredible 3D platformer.

chinakat
chinakat

@MasterDalton Force Unleashed 2 was most likely marked down because it wasn't as good as the first game but anywho... Would you say that Gears of War 2 is the same as Gears of War 1? I could understand why you would say yes, but I would say no because Gears of War 2 is better. And not just graphically. The pacing, the design, the story, the difficulty tuning, etc. are quite a bit better making for a noticeably better experience. This, to me at least, says different. The same goes for SMG 2. I feel like SMG 2 is a much better game than the first due to the design and pacing. Also, there is plenty of new stuff that comes in the form of Yoshi and new suits. These new power ups mean that there are new types of level desgin to accomodate the new suits. So, on the surface it's the same, but once you really look at it, it's actually different. And I'm pretty sure that Pong would have been given a 10/10 review in 1977.

MasterDalton
MasterDalton

@chinakat 10/10 is not reserved for games simply with nothing wrong with them. Is Pong 10/10? No. But by your logic it should be. Gamespot always mark games down for not changing much from the previous game (for example force unleashed II). SMG2 was exactly the same as the first. If SMG1 got a 10 and 2 didn't I wouldn't be as annoyed. This game was one of the best of this generation where-as smg2 is nothing new

chinakat
chinakat

@MasterDalton Because Mario Galaxy 2 is pretty much flawless and Oblivion isn't. Oblivion is amazing, but framerate hitches, object pop up, and some glitches like getting stuck between two rocks, keep the game from being 10/10 worthy. Whereas SMG 2 dosen't really have any problems, and in my opinion it's the most well designed 3-D platformer to date. That's 10/10 worthy.

MasterDalton
MasterDalton

How in the world did this game not get a 10/10 and Super Mario Galaxy 2 did??!?! Makes no sense what-so-ever.

wiserat4
wiserat4

@cavehobo I agree Greg needs to review Skyrim!

wiserat4
wiserat4

I just recently bought this game for the first time, and Greg is the greatest factor of why I did. I miss him so much! He is an incredibly gifted reviewer and gamer. Greg please come back!

Vexxorg
Vexxorg

@lionclaw20 I agree. I liked the way Greg Kasavin reviewed games. He goes through all the features and tells you what he likes and dislikes without sounding like a salesman. Lots of reviews now sound too much like commercials.

Thatguythatuno
Thatguythatuno

i really like the roleplaying in this but i just suck to much at the combat to really ever enjoy it.

gamersgonebad
gamersgonebad

I regret selling this game... I sold it after owning it for 2.5 years... Playing it... Almost everyday... During the time I owned it...

cavehobo
cavehobo

gamespot should seriously ask greg kasavin to do the review of skyrim for old times sake. I mean seriously i think he can take a little bit of a break from spec ops the line to review the soon to be greatest rpg of all time!!!!

FenrirWI1
FenrirWI1

@DeViLzzz Get it for PC. Then if you get bored you can mod the hell out of it.

MortalKombat147
MortalKombat147

@Carpe_Noctum This is way past your comment and way after Skyirm came out but Greg Kasavin did a 24 hour marathon of playing Skyrim on GiantBomb right before it was released.  It was really entertaining to watch him play the game.  I hope he does the same when Elder Scrolls 6 is released in a few years

ddoggbritt16
ddoggbritt16

 @shoot-first no there is a quest for the vampire cure and qith the goty edition you cant finish it and youll be stuck as a vampire