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Average User Score: 8.2Nov 15, 2011-- Skyrim has a large world, tons of content, and excellent quests. A compelling story makes you want to not stop playing. The graphics are-- Skyrim has a large world, tons of content, and excellent quests. A compelling story makes you want to not stop playing. The graphics are top notch, the audio is great, and most of the animations are good. If you want a game that will give you many hours (40 hours in and I'm still not done, but I like to see and do everything) and you like fantasy single-player role playing games, this is a game for you.
Now, the detractors:
-- 1) The interface on the PC is poor. The interface for the PC looks like it was an afterthought from controller based consoles. The largest detractor is the reliance on a favorites menu to select items to equip. There isn't a favorite item equip hot-swap system, which causes you to scroll through menus repeatedly to switch between magic and weapons. Standard PC RPG elements are missing, such as a minimap, hotbar, backpack, etc. The biggest detractor is the hotbar and customizable keys for specific spells and equipment.
-- Information on the interface is scarce. You cannot see most of the information you need at a glance, such as what all the map locations you've visited and cleared (you must highlight each one). I haven't seen a note interface for the map, either.
-- 2) Movement system is extremely poor.
-- You can jump, walk, and run with movement keys. You cannot tell if something is too steep to run up, aside from sliding back or stopping. There isn't a climbing system, contrary to statements of "you can climb everything" prior to the game's release. If you are slightly sliding, you cannot jump. This leads to getting stuck for a bit while you figure out how to get out of the predicament you got yourself into. You cannot vault over fences or rocks, if your jump is inadequate. You cannot pull yourself up onto a ledge, if it is 1 centimeter higher than your jump height.
-- 3) Graphical glitches such as frame rate drops and texture issues on models exist with my system (core i7-950 with nvidia 560). Crashes occur without details. Since launch just occurred, I'm hoping for patches that will eventually solve these problems. My solution is to save often and restart, when textures do not render and frame rates drop to 1 per second.
-- With the size of the world, the huge amount of content, and the well done quests, dialog, books, combat, and many other interesting aspects to the game. I give this game a realistic 8. It would be a 9 with a better interface. It would be a 10 with a solid movement system and interface for PC.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Oct 22, 2011Nothing available on the market competes with Rocksmith. You cannot find anything that comes close to Rocksmith in the guitar video gamesNothing available on the market competes with Rocksmith. You cannot find anything that comes close to Rocksmith in the guitar video games genre. If you want to play a video game with a guitar, this is your only option. Ubisoft hit the nail on the head, as far as finding a niche and leading the pack for rhythm video games.
The polish on this game is excellent. The music variety is good. The tutorials, concepts and challenges are very informative for beginner guitarists.
I give this game a 10, due to its originality and the enjoyment it is giving me.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2Jun 27, 2011I'm surprised that folks think this game doesn't have enough content. It has thousands quests to do at launch, plenty of zones, instances,I'm surprised that folks think this game doesn't have enough content. It has thousands quests to do at launch, plenty of zones, instances, abilities, skill trees, and a nice long character progression time (if you solve this game in 24 hours, you're insane or just know the game extremely well). I give it an 8, due to graphics issues and sporadic bugs, which most likely will be fixed over its lifetime (there are many less graphics issues than in beta).… Expand