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Okay, so... The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the fifth installment to the Elder Scrolls series which are very successful so far. The story is about the return of the dragons that lived thousands of years ago along with them appears the dragonborn who's objective is to stop their return. I don't wanna spoil anything beyond this, that's why the story explanation is brief and short.
For those who didn't want to read a lot here's a short part of the review.
Skyrim is a very large RPG with lots of things to do and you can be pretty much whatever you want to be. It's hard to determine how much time you will spend playing this game, its very unclear and it depends on you the most. There are numerious quests and events for you to do. Skyrim is vast, beautiful and dangerous, take your time to explore it. It certainly won't be wasted money, you'll have a lot of fun playing this game. Eventually if you find the game "lacking" you can always look for mods to enrich your game.
With each release Bethesda strives to improve their beloved Elder Scroll series in every extent. The character creation system has a lot of options once again and they really outdid themselves with the presentation of each of the races, they look very immersive and lore friendly. Next we have the attributes and skill system which is quite simplified in comparison to the previous release. Sadly, while this is not entirely negative, some might view it as so, because with the removal of attributes and merging of some skills they have limited the building of characters in a way. The removal of the class selection is one of the most disturbing, but its not all that important to your character build. Although it is one of the important features of RPG games. And finally the birthsigns, while they were never really cleverly balanced, I kind of appreciate their usage in Skyrim because of their "weak" impact I also despise them because you can simply choose which one you want if you find it and afterwards you can always change it. I forgot to mention the skill perks that were first brought into Oblivion then altered in Fallout 3 and finally finetuned in Skyrim, a very good feature if I may say so, makes the game feel like it has more complexity. You're gonna have a lot of fun creating a character or its gonna be a pain, it depends. Take your time.
Wilderness, landscape and habitats
They put a lof of effort into this. The landscape is very breathtaking, immersive and worthwhile. Take your time and explore the great and vast lands of Skyrim. This is a very big plus, they really spent a lot of time on making the surroundings very detailed and immersive. Besides enjoying the game with its gameplay itself you're also presented with the option of absorbing the environment without actually indulging yourself in some pointless slaughter and you can have a companion who will from time to time say something interesting. I don't wanna spoil too much of this either. The cities are very immersive and they look great, some of them look too similar, some too small , I guess this is something that they still need to improve. The dungeons and forts looks pretty good, they still lack a bit of morbidness and darkness though depending on the denizens. I think this is the greatest feature of Skyrim, please do take your time to absorb the environment.
The creatures and humanoids and others
The AI is dumbed down, at least that's my imperssion of it. I think the creatures behaviour is better than that of the NPC's. Once again they've added some creatures that will most likely rip you apart when you're low level and playing on adept or higher difficulty, a good example would be the saber cat. I'll be honest with you, I'm scared of that beast. Just like in Skyrim, in Oblivion it was the mountain lion or a Yao-Guai in Fallout 3. I'm glad that the trolls are still depicted as dangerous and annoying. The wildlife is very rich and quite immersive in this release ( disregarding the occasional random behaviour ). I like the presentation of most of the enemies, they all feel very lore friendly. The city folk are still a bit lacking in my opinion, but that's about it. Finally the dragons are a big disappointment. Not their looks or the animations and so on. It's that the combat is poorly designed for them. Not to mention that the dragons are very weak. Storywise well present in general.
Quests and Events
While some are immersive, some are very poorly designed. I think they made progress overall in comparison to the previous game. Some quests are really worth the time, but still a lot of them lack challenge. I think it's still worth to take the time and try them all out. I think the player is given too much freedom sometimes, which results in some events and quests looking a bit poor.
When trying to use mods, execute extreme caution, you might end up having to reinstall the game a lot of times before getting them all to work well. Feel free to ask me for any advice since I have years of experience with this. Luckly for us, we have a very solid modding community since the days of Morrowind. There will be plenty of amazing mods out there for you to choose from. While new players tend to stick to cosmetic mods and adding more "stuff" mods, there are plenty of quest mods that need to be given thought.
Once again the music is composed by the legendary Jeremy Soule, his music enchanted the exprience of the previous installments ( Oblivion and Morrowind ), including this one. I hope The Elder Scrolls will continue to be blessed with Jeremy Soule's music of epic proportions!
While this review is long, I still could have written a lot more, but I don't want to include some spoilers. Looking forward for the next release. Still having fun playing this game. A big thanks to my friend who gave me the game, King Viking!
Thanks for taking your time to read this.