Average User Score: 5.8Nov 19, 2014As usual MC has devolved into a gripe fest, so I have to give it a 10 to balance all the 0's...Really guys? After one day you give it a 0 asAs usual MC has devolved into a gripe fest, so I have to give it a 10 to balance all the 0's...Really guys? After one day you give it a 0 as in completely unplayable? DA2 was crap and deserved a 4.6, but this game while it does have some shortcomings is NOT a 5.6 so gimme a break, if you're all hardcore and butthurt about these new streamlined rpgs go install Baulders Gate or one of the newer old school style rpgs that came out this year. This game is at the very least a 7. Yes there are some issues with animations and the combat has taken a step back imo not to mention it's light on some of the rpg elements. However the setting is beautiful and the sheer amount of content is staggering. Many of the quests are standard rpg/mmo kill these and gather that type, but the world feels alive and that your actions have impact. Very few games can accomplish this task. Personally this is a giant step in the right direction for Bioware after the disaster that was DA:2...Although I have a feeling Witcher 3 will put this game to shame.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Nov 30, 2012I'm giving this game a 10 to counter balance all the scorers who have given it a 0 cause their machines suck. That being said in reality thisI'm giving this game a 10 to counter balance all the scorers who have given it a 0 cause their machines suck. That being said in reality this game is a solid 8, it has its faults, and can be glitchy at times, but if you are an FPS fan you will get an experience in PS2 that no other game in this generation will be able to touch. It is also NOT pay to win, some the the upgrades in the planes may be a little OP or need a tune, but this isn't anywhere close to being pay to win, so Ignore those idiots as well. Plus how can you give a 0 to something that is FREAKING FREE!… Expand
Average User Score: 5.4Mar 7, 2012It is day two and there are already 560 negative reviews. Agreed that this game has its flaws, but at LEAST play the game all the way throughIt is day two and there are already 560 negative reviews. Agreed that this game has its flaws, but at LEAST play the game all the way through ONCE before completely trashing it. I have a feeling that 90% of these reviewers never even finished the game, or even got through the first act. I haven't finished either, but from I've played it deserves at least an 8. Oh and btw for you homophobes, bioware had homosexual relationships back in ME1, remember? So I don't know what the big deal is with this game. Next time you go to post here, please at least beat the game ONCE before destroying, because all you're doing by posting "reviews" on DAY 1 is making yourself look like a tool.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Feb 7, 2012Cons:
Outdated character and environment graphics.
Menu system is clearly console"ified" and clunky with m/k. Cartoony textures (may be a proCons:
Outdated character and environment graphics.
Menu system is clearly console"ified" and clunky with m/k.
Cartoony textures (may be a pro for some).
Generic fantasy world, with all the usual players.
Poor character creator.
Mute main character
Some of the best combat and gameplay ever in an rpg.
Virtually bug free.
Tons of ability to customize not only your appearance, but skills also, 3 talent tress that are all fleshed out very well.
Forgiving leveling system that lets you reset your points. High quality voice acting.
TONS (150+ hours) of side quests.
Gear drops like it's going out of style.
I was very skeptical after playing to demo, but once you start raking in loot and gear plus get some points into combat this game starts to get very, very, good.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.9Jan 3, 2012This game is about an 8, but I'm giving it a ten considering the only scores on metacritic are 1/2 and 9/10. That being said, yes this gameThis game is about an 8, but I'm giving it a ten considering the only scores on metacritic are 1/2 and 9/10. That being said, yes this game is very much a wow clone, and if you went into ToR expecting anything else then shame on you, because there has been more than enough in-game footage, beta weekends, and feedback when the NDA was dropped. This is a bad thing for those who hate wow, but if you're like me and played wow a lot, especially in the first 3-4 years, well then you will feel right at home. It also follows the holy trinity of needing a tank, dps, and healers for taking on group content. The character creation is meh, they definitely need to get some less than humanoid races on there to mix it up a bit. The combat is cool, and even though the animations aren't as fluid as a fighting or adventure game, they're not nearly as bad as what many other people on MC are saying, and I give kudos to Bioware for attempting to make combat a bit more cinematic. The planets are all very well done, some are much bigger than others, but each one has a distinct feel, my only gripe is that BW seems to have split each planet up into sides, one for the imps and the other for the pubs so there was very little interaction as I leveled.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Nov 15, 2011Graphics: While some of the up close textures may be a tad blurry, and you might get some pop in; this game looks absolutely wonderful with aGraphics: While some of the up close textures may be a tad blurry, and you might get some pop in; this game looks absolutely wonderful with a decent PC rig with all the settings on ultra. For a game with environments this vast you are going to see some hiccups, but overall the level of detail is remarkable.
Sound: With some old ES favorites mixed into an original score, the music in this game is top notch and comes to a crescendo during high action parts, yet drops off to a soothing melody as you walk around towns. The ambient sounds are also top notch and brings another level to this world when played through a surround sound system. Gameplay: In previous ES games I always found that the combat was rather lacking and got very stale after a while, especially melee characters. While Skyrim doesn't exactly implement a brand new combat system, they have however, refined their combat system into a much more enjoyable experience. It seems Bethesda has taken a page out of the Bioshock book, because in Skyrim your character now can dual wield weapons, magic, or in the case of my character one of each. Many magic spells can be combined to create a much more powerful version of which ever spell you are dual-wielding. Melee still feels a bit flat when compared to the dual casting magic system, but with the inclusion of gruesome finishing moves and the ability to wield two one-handed weapons, as well as a more effective sword and board style, melee combat feels much better than in previous iterations of the ES series.
Leveling up in Skyrim has also been streamlined, (i know i know many construe streamlined as being "dumbed down", and I assure you it's not) which in my opinion was a very welcome addition. It still follows the "level up by doing" formula of previous games in the ES series. but instead of trying to divide 10 points into 50+ skills, you now choose to put points into Magic, Health, or Stamina every time you gain a level. In addition to choosing a base stat to boost, you also get a perk point every level, which you can than put into a specialty area, such as destruction/restoration/illusion if you use magic or one-hand/two-hand/shield for people who like to hit things. Menus/UI: While these are serviceable for PC users who use a mouse and keyboard, it is very evident that these were designed with controllers in mind. I also don't like that the ability to bind different keys is restricted. While I can still remap certain keys I can't assign my number keys to various potions, abilities, magic, etc. which is a bit of a let down. That being said, the menus themselves have a very slick look to them, especially the skills menu where you spend your points once you level.
Playability/Re-playability: This area is where Skyrim really shines. The amount of quests in this game is absolutely staggering, and many are in places that you might not think to look. For example I was reading random books in a random dungeon, and one of the books gave me a quest to find an ancient sword. I'm not sure if that one book is the only way you can get the quest, but it goes to show that you should leave no stone unturned when it comes to exploring. Skyrim also continues the ES tradition that ensures that no player will experience Skyrim the exact same way as another. Now the main quests are the same, but the game leaves it up to you in how and in which order you want to tackle each one. Another interesting aspect of the Skyrim quest system is that it will continue to spawn random kill/search/rescue/deliver quests that will in theory keep you going forever.
Bugs/Glitches: For any of you familiar with the ES or (new)Fallout series you know that these games can be full of bugs from something as simple as textures not loading to something as game-breaking as a corrupted save file. Skyrim seems for the most part to be game-breaking bug free, but still has a few annoyances such as NPCs caught in a loop, or wooly mammoths being launched hundreds of feet in the air. Luckily the auto save feature in Skyrim activates each time you enter or exit a new area, so if you are unfortunate enough to experience a major bug that requires a reset, hopefully it won't set you back to far. Another issue worth mentioning is that Skyrim can crash randomly, and while I haven't experienced it first hand, my roommate has had a few.
Overall: Skyrim is the pinnacle of the ES series, it remedies many issues of the past games, and presents you with an open world experience unparallelled in the RPG realm. The quests are fun and engaging, the world feels alive as npc's walk around and do their day to day chores, the combat has been tightened up and feels much better, especially as a melee character. If you have never played an ES game before and are looking for an open world rpg than this game is for you, and if you are familiar with and enjoyed previous games in the ES series Skyrim will blow you away.… Expand