What is so fascinating about Skyrim?
February 29, 2012 11:11pm CST
I saw the Spike VGA 2011 and Skyrim was the game of the year. I haven't played it yet. Can anyone tell me what is so unique about this game that made it the game of the year.
• United States
1 Mar 12
I am not necessarily sure about uniqueness, but the Elder Scrolls games are not easily finished. I don't mean particularly challenging but you could finish the main story in like a day or less depending on how much time you have. However, those games aren't just an game to go from start to finish and just the main story and thats it. I own Skyrim and its very in depth. There is a story which is interesting however, after the story there is still over 150 hours of gameplay. On top of all the side quests and different things to join and so on.. its really a huge game with a lot to do. These games come out like every five or six years. I am still not completely through the last game oblivion because well as I said there is a lot to do. Oblivion became Game of the Year as well. With decent graphics, multiple story lines on side quest, a main quest that is pretty cool, different powers you can get from the dragon shouts, etc.. its a lot more than the other two games I had gotten. MW3 was no different than any other CoD and well the story wasn't long. It was overall just well pointless. The multiplayer is no different at all. Assassin's Creed: Revelations... well my husband beat that in 11 hours.. everything. Skyrim has a lot more to offer to someone who likes the style of game it is. They brought back a few things, dropped a few things and so on. It is a great game in my opinion.
1 Mar 12
Ok, so there are a lot of side quests other than the main story. Yeah, I have seen some trailers and the graphics are really nice. 150 hours of gameplay is good. At least we can play a single game for a month without having to decide what to play next. Are the side quests linked to each other, as I am currently playing Kingdoms of Amalur and it has similar side quests but they are linked to each other in some way??
• United States
1 Mar 12
@Navoptimus: Some of the side quests are linked together, but it would depend on what you decide to do in the game. For example, if you join the dark brotherhood or something then some of those are linked together. The main story and some of the side quests are linked together as well. It really depends on what you decide to do with it. Some of the town side quests also link together and you have to talk to people to get them in the first place. I haven't seen too many auto trigger quests but the game is meant for you to explore. Also is Kingdoms of Amalur any good? I have been wondering about that. @artauxeo: You know I have played both as has my husband. Battlefield honestly 'looked' like a great game until we got it and my first comment was 'Wow Halo, CoD, and another game (can't remember it as it was probably not that good) just had a baby'. It seriously had every cringe worthy thing that people hated about those other games and put it all in to one. CoD hasn't changed a bit. If you are looking for same old, same old games then yes by all means play CoD. Skyrim is a different type of game starting with the obvious fact that its not a shooter. A person who loves first person shooters isn't going to randomly like a game like Skyrim unless they always play a lot of different games. CoD has the same twelve years olds cussing up a storm, maybe a different weapon or so a game, the same maps even though they claim they are so different (but really they aren't..new mechanics different paint), a short uninteresting storyline, and nothing more to do after but multiplayer and solo modes that are great for knocking out boredom but as repetitive as the first Assassin's Creed where you do the same thing over and over and over again.
6 Mar 12
@AidaLily....Oh Kindoms of Amalur is a great game. I like it very much. Opposite to Skyrim its environment is quite bright. Very cool weapons and even cooler moves and a lot more. Its fun to play actually. Funny I think that certain features of Kindoms Of amalur are copied from those of Skyrim, like the health bar of the enemy decreases from both sides.
4 Mar 12
Skyrim is like one of those choose your own adventure kind of stories. The main story is short if you bypass the huge amount of side content. The thing about skyrim which makes it one of the best games out there is the depth of the story and the amazing environment. In this game you get to explore a whole map worth of villages and dungeons in which has their individual uniqueness. Every town in here has a story. The game difficulty is also top notch. Fighting Dragons doesn't get easier even if you have their powers. I think that the best way to understand this game is to play it. Try to rent it out or buy the game. It is really worth it. However if you enjoy multiplayer games, this game is not for you. It is single player goodness in its core.
23 Mar 12
Skyrem is the 5th series of the Elder Scroll series. I never see the 1st and the 2nd elder scroll series, but it really have much appreciation from the gamers. I do played the 3th elder scroll : Morrowind and the 4th elder Scroll : Oblivion. Those two game are really great. Skyrim idea is the same with those two where you can play a game with your own phase, doesn't really tied up by story and doing so many quest while exploring the world. It mod support also incredible, you can play with many mod with enchance it's experience. But i don't really bought the game now. In my experience the game usually full of bug. So i wait to at least the game has an expansion pack, after than that i bought the game, because at that time usually the game has become stable. Also the modder usually already made dozen of mod to choice.