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Review - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Fri 11 November 2011, 09:47:04

Tags: Bethesda Softworks; The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim has been released and of course the web is getting flooded with perfect reviews. A sample:
Ausgamers, 10/10:

<span>The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is, in my humble opinion, a perfect game. It&rsquo;s the first game in nearly 14 years as a videogame journalist I&rsquo;ve ever given a perfect score to, and despite its flaws (of which there are a few), it delivers on so many varying and engaging levels, it really is unparalleled. Simple things like moving from one destination to another quickly become a day-long event in the real-world, because you&rsquo;re constantly peaking over each knoll, tree-line or riverbed to make out whatever it is that&rsquo;s invariably caught your periphery. Moreover, almost all of these points of interest become major moments in the game, from a player&rsquo;s perspective, in that whether or not they have anything to do with the main quest-line is irrelevant. What matters is the exploratory experience, and this is something Skyrim has in absolute spades.&nbsp;</span>
<span>The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a game that will keep hardened gamers playing for months, maybe longer if Bethesda&rsquo;s expected DLC is anything to go by, and right now I can&rsquo;t see myself walking away from the game with anything less than 200 hours of gameplay under my belt. For newcomers, it&rsquo;s an amazing entry point because it doesn&rsquo;t force the series&rsquo; lore down your throat and has a streamlined interface that&rsquo;s easy to manage, but difficult to master (you can also just brush up on said lore through the game&rsquo;s massive library of game-world books). It&rsquo;s easily the best looking and feeling of the developer&rsquo;s lineage and just a thrill to play, really. I can&rsquo;t sell it much more than that.&nbsp;</span>

<span>If you can only buy one game this holiday season and want your absolute money&rsquo;s worth, there&rsquo;s no looking past what is arguable the industry benchmark for sandbox and emergent gameplay with player-choice at its helm, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. A work of sheer genius.&nbsp;</span>
If you feel like reading more idiotic drivel along those lines, I can refer you to here, here&nbsp;or here.

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