Although previous Elder Scrolls games have enjoyed something of a like it or loathe it reputation, this latest sequel has the means to appeal to everyone thanks to one simple improvement: its incredible new graphics. Unlike many role-playing games it is viewed from a first person perspective, with a game world portrayed in a staggering amount of detail, and realistic psychics and characters that genuinely seem to be going on about their own separate lives. The games real appeal though lies in the huge freedom: play it exactly how you want.
Most exciting moment:
Using the new combat engine to fight off dozens of enemies, then stealing one of their mounts and riding off into the sunset.
Since you ask:
Emperor Uriel Septim VII is voiced by Star Trek and X-Men luminary Patrick Stewart, but all the characters in the game have full spoken voiceovers instead of just onscreen text. This is the next generation, you know.
The bottom line:
One of the most realistic and accessible role-playing games ever made.
the country in which the story is set is unblievably MASSIVE
you start in a prison and have to go through dungens but when you emerge the view is beautiful(the graphics are the best seen in the 360 so far)people creatures the wilderness is superbly done........but back to the size the main story is 20-25 hours long but dont worry about that theres enough content to last for 200+ hours of gameplay you will never be bored(i wasent and i havent finished the game) nine citys dozens of settlements and 200 dungens(each diffirent)
okay the combat system in one word SUPERB its not skill driven(like the last few)skills are VERY important though but its based on YOUR skill as well as your chracters very much an action based system the buttons are one trigger to block one to attack the right bumper casts spells 8 hot keys on the d-pad which you can assign to weapons spells potions,ect diffrent moves
are done by pressing a direction(on the right thumbstick)and press the attack button diffrent moves are unlocked by progressing through levels very simple yet very effective
in such a big world you may thing "damn i have to walk there"well theres a fast travel system which lets you go to places REAL fast or you can by a horse and take a slower way taking in the view i can go on about the good points but i have limited space.........
the games good but this comes at a price this has to be one of the buggest games for the 360(or any old xbox game for that matter yeah it has even more bugs than morrwind bethesda`s last elder scrolls game)get 20-25+ hours into the game and every 30mins to an hour an "error disc message" popsup(not just me but half or more people who have this game have this problem)it has terrible slow down(after the 20+ hour mark)i (like many others)
have a hard drive and this happens.......the elder scrolls forum has a fix but it only works for 1hour then back to square one........Very bad customer support complaints(loads of them)have been made to bethesda and not ONE word back in response(even if they said they knew about the problems and had a patch in the works would be enough for some people even me)and then you have the normal bugs getting stuck in walls,ect
in my opinion this game would get a 5-star rating if it wasent for the major Bugs and customer support but some of these bugs are game breakers i wouldent mind getting stuck in a wall here and there but some BUGS are INFURATING........and until bethesda
get a move on and fixed it will be 3-star game
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