Originally posted by tiredofpain:What I think about Skyrim's graphics is that far too many people are totally preoccupied with pretty, shiny things and their constant complaints somehow catch the ears of developers who desperately try to please them (not possible) and force us to upgrade our hardware every time they put out a new title.Having said that, I absolutely love the scenic vistas in this game. There have been times when I come out of the trees on a mountainside to find myself standing upon a rock ledge and have the breath knocked out of me.I just want to play games. When I want natural beauty, I can go outside. A game like Mount & Blade: Warband is a graphical embarassment compared to Skyrim, yet it is far superior in terms of game mechanics, combat, strategy, etc. I'm glad we get to enjoy both but I fear that the industry has focussed far too much on pretty graphics to the detriment of making better games.