The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Sets Review Scores Ablaze – 9s, 10s

Oh no, did the wait for Skyrim get that much longer? I mean, here in America we only have 15 more hours to go, but still, this is just too much. Skyrim is getting fantastic review scores (though I think most of us knew it would). The game isn’t perfect, with some of the AI (for companions) and animations being among some of the worst culprits. There have also been issues with the game freezing, though reviewers don’t seem to be sure whether that’s the system running it (Xbox 360), or the game itself. A strange bug involving a mask was found which apparently caused the character’s face to disappear for a long period of time. With a game as big as Skyrim, I guess there are bound to be a lot of bugs.

Skyrim is getting praise for its massive world and almost never-ending amount of quests and side stories. It is being called better than both Oblivion and Fallout 3, and has even been hailed as the best western RPG yet. The Soundtrack has been called the best one of recent memory. One of the main draws to this latest Elder Scrolls is yet again walking aimlessly and being surprised by what’s discovered, and this one consistently delivers interesting twists.

Thus far, Skyrim has a Metacritic score of 96 based on the reviews of 55 critics.

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