The fact that a game stuffed with hundreds of hours of content runs so well on a mobile video game console is nothing short of amazing. On its own, Skyrim is a phenomenal game and now I don’t have to be stuck on the couch or on my computer. I can play it wherever and whenever I want. What a time to be alive.
While in some aspects the Switch version shows its age with dated graphics and stiff animations, it’s so easy to look past when there’s a vast world in your view with the sense of discovery around every corner.
Overall, I’m more than impressed with Iron Galaxy and Bethesda’s work on Skyrim for Switch. If you’ve never played Skyrim before, now is a great time to get into it. Skyrim on Switch is the only version that you can take to Starbucks for an Americano to the knee and it is quite an accomplishment.
This is an old game on a new system; I can't recommend it at full price even with the DLC. Besides, the best way to play is still on PC with mods. Even with the bonus of on-the-go, I can't go back to a modless version now. Oh, and the combat is still incredibly cumbersome, even more dated than the graphics...I give the game a Hold.
It's Skyrim...for Nintendo Switch. Are there some additions? Sure, but nothing that changes that core experience. And that core experience is what you're getting, but with the ability to take it wherever, whenever. If that is worth $60 to you then this is a must-buy.
The magic that is Skyrim is definitely still there after all these years. However, the bugs, old animations and repetitive quests are showing even more than before. There is still a beautiful world out there though, that is ready to be explored.
Great port **** game. Skyrim is one of the most played games for a reason. Its endlessly customizable and a blast. My issue with this port is that it still has many glitches from the original release. I thought maybe they would've patched out the more annoying ones. It has crashed twice on me.
The game of Skyrim is easily a 9 or 10. It's arguably the best open-world RPG ever made and it has the sales numbers to prove it. Instant classic, and one my personal favorite games of all time. I've sunk countless hours into it....
....on PC and the Xbox One. Those versions, particularly PC, epitomize Skyrim's greatness. The Switch version, while obviously the same great game, suffers from two problems that make it virtually unplayable: horrifying input lag and poor framerate. The latter simply makes the Switch version seem graphically inferior compared to the power of the other platforms. The former though...absolutely terrible. I couldn't believe how bad the lag was even with the Switch not docked. I would guess it's around 80-100ms, maybe more. Simply looking at items on the ground to pick them up was difficult, let alone trying to hit a moving target with a bow or spell. I will say this is with a cartridge version; I can't speak for digital. But I returned that cartridge version after less than an hour of suffering.
Skyrim is an amazing game and I really, really, really wanted to love it on the Switch. But the devastating input lag, poor framerate and graphical inferiority just ruin it on the Switch. Again, I love Skyrim and I definitely love the Switch, but this iteration of Skyrim is so rough around the edges it cuts your freaking hands. I wholeheartedly recommend both Skyrim and the Switch, but stay far away from Skyrim on the Switch.
SummarySkyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in detail. The Special Edition includes the game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more.