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Best ever since Bards Tale on C64,
This review is from: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3) (Video Game)I'll just preface this review by telling the reader who I am. 65 years old and now quite curmudgeonly. Fell in love with rpg games when my boss lent me his zx81 with a copy of the hobbit, from then on I was hooked.
I bought a vic20, then a c64, then an Amiga, etc etc. I have played every rpg off and and online. Offline Bards Tale was to me the best, some of the Final Fantasy series came close, online Everquest gave me the best experiences in gaming in my life, and many many good friends, who I met in the real world, and proved to be as nice in RL as in VR.
I have played all of the forerunners of Skyrim, and never got hooked, no more than 9 months ago I sold my copy of Oblivion on Amazon Marketplace, and threw my Oblvion guide in the recycle bin, yes stupid with a capital S
Back to now, bought Skyrim, hoping that it could the void, and so it did.
If you look at other reviews you well see many criticisms for bugs and loading lags, well they are all legitimate, but it has improved on the PS3.
There are still gfx bugs, and other glitches. The final line however is how enjoyable is the game, and in my book it gets full marks.
The size of the world is amazing, you can go anywhere; just wander about and collect ingredients, mine ores and kill stuff.
Quests are everywhere, with huge rewards, and on many occasions when you make a kill, you are rewarded with a slow motion cut scene of the kill.
Weapons, armour, skills, crafts it has it all.
I have recently broke 200 hours of playtime, and looking at the map and available quests, I would guess there is at least another 200 hours at least in the game.
So the bottom line is that Skyrim, has put the fire back into an old gamers heart.
And just to add more spice to the meal, we have Kingdoms of Amalur in a few weeks, happy days.
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Initial post: 23 Jan 2012 13:56:18 GMT
K. Peck says:
Thank you for your review. Just a quick question as I am still holding out on buying the game until all or most of the lag issues are fixed, if you have played for 200 hours, have you not had any lag or freezing issues. If so does this mean that the patches have fixed the lagging issue?
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2012 18:04:01 GMT
Mr. B. Trotter says:
It's a long way from being perfect, on the odd occasion i have had bad gfx lag, i just quit the game and reload.
Over my playtime , the game has locked up about 6 times when zoning into a house for example, which requires a hard reset of the ps3. In saying that I still its worth putting up with for such a great game.
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 13:44:59 GMT
M. Roberts says:
The lag issue affects diff systems differently. I have an old school fat ps3 one, if the first and have had only one crash, no lag and no broken quests. I don't doubt others have had massive problems though. However patch 1.4 is due next week with assurances from the studio it will sort the lag. Just ask your self are you feeling lucky?
Posted on 4 Feb 2012 10:08:35 GMT
Dr. S. S. Kamal says:
I remeber the Vic20, And i had a c64, great stuff
Posted on 22 May 2012 01:01:24 BDT
B. White says:
I enjoyed your review, thank you. I too am getting on a bit (56), and I started with a C64... I still have my Amiga 600 which I'll never part with, along with my PS1, PS2 and PS3!
I'm going to order this based on your review.
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 11:40:49 BDT
Hi, I know this is off-topic, but is it just me or did the price just lower 10 pounds yesterday?
Posted on 6 Aug 2012 16:15:13 BDT
D. J. Lane says:
Have you tried Dark Souls or Demon Souls I'm an old time RPGer and I found them brilliant couldnt get into Obivilion , but thinking of getting this. But I cannot recommend Dark Souls enough its amazing.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Aug 2012 18:45:01 BDT
Mr. B. Trotter says:
I actually bought Demon's Souls from Hong Kong when it was released in Asia, and after being unable to even get through the first level because you had no save facility, I sold it. Last year when Dark Souls was released and when reading the reviews on Amazon, so many people said they had bought Dark Souls, because they loved Demons Souls so much.
So I bought a second hand copy, decided to bite the bullet and be prepared to die hundreds of times. After about ten hours play I was hooked, fell in love with the game and completed it in about 180 hours.
I then bought Dark Souls and the Strategy guide (which is a work of art). And I'm addicted, three hours gameplay every evening accompanied by a bottle of Black Grouse (yes I do manage to fall to my death into one of the many bottomless pits towards the end of the evening). I love it, going to finish the depths tonight hopefully, I've about 80 hours on the clock, so I guess this could be a 250-300 hour game for me. The best news is that when I finish it there will be a new huge DLC available, happy days :-)
Posted on 16 Sep 2012 16:27:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Sep 2012 16:34:07 BDT
Miss Lyndsay Davison says:
ah hem, you've played on some of the best systems known to man, (no speccy though), thats when games were hard!! have you tried demon souls and dark souls? for me they hark back to a better era of gaming, very hardcore!! ps this is the named authours other half lol
bugger may help if i read all the posts, ive been round demonsouls 4 times and got platinium (needed help to do this though) best game i have ever, ever played!!!
suppose you'll be waiting for the DLC i know i am, not played either for some time :(
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