Skyrim thoughts

Published March 4, 2013

I just can't get into this game. I don't understand the hype. It seems massively overrated. I have tried three times now.

It's offputting from the start. Technical issues betray the fact it's a console port; strange input lag thanks to forced v-sync and strange audio mixing which renders NPC voices almost inaudible against other sound to such an extent I had to turn on subtitles. Google reveals v-sync to be removable by an ini tweak, but it causes physics to be unstable (huh?), and although the second issue is reasonably common, none of the community proposed fixes worked for me.

It's not a great first impression. And the rest of the game pretty much lives up to this. The UI is annoying, the combat is clumsy and the world is unengaging. At least Fallout 3 had VATs to cover up how poor the combat mechanic was.

How did we go from Dragon Age: Origins to this?

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