TES5 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC review

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the fifth entry in The Elder Scrolls role-playing video game series from the developer Bethesda Game Studios, the same developer who brought us the famous Fallout game series. They make games which plunge the gamers into a whole new world and allow them to walk around so that they get the feel of the game naturally. This installment is an ideal instance of such a world. This experience gives gamers a lot to anticipate while playing the game.

Skyrim is definitely not target for the PC market. I say this with a little bit unhappy as I always like to play Bethesda’s games on computer. The menu system, particularly, have been designed to be used with a standard controller, and they are not easy to use with the mouse and keyboard. The game runs very smoothly on my less-than-cutting-edge PC. I'm running 4GB of RAM and my PC runs old graphic card “Rage” at about medium settings at best. The game retained a great frame rate and continuously looked implausible. The developer has had somewhat bad reputation once for releasing games that aren't too refined or very buggy, this game is absolutely an exception. It only takes up one disc worth of information yet looks fantastic and runs smooth enough to have virus software in the background without slowing down your PC. If you're anxious about purchasing this game cause of System Requirements, just consider that if your computer can run most new games Skyrim should run smoothly on your PC.

tes5, the elder scrolls v, skyrim, pc, review, game The game revolves around nonlinear gameplay. This signifies that the player is not compulsory to carry out task in the main quest. They are free to walk around towns, cities, dungeons and accomplish any side quest they are offered by non-player characters. There are several non-player characters in the game and they give out a wide range of functions. Many of them can be influenced to become a friend of the player and join them in battle, and some can be romanced and married. The player may also prefer to join a group, which is basically an organized team of persons who have a common object or reason. The Dark Brotherhood is one of many functions in the game and they serve as killers for hire. Each one has an exclusive set of side quests for the players to achieve, but it is not easy to be part of more than one group at a time so the game may have to be played several times to familiarize with all it has to offer.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Gameplay

The leveling speed looks a little quicker than in previous game. Character formation is more dynamic than ever. You can be as artistic as you like and make your character to anything you want, there is no class selection. Just select your race and play. A difficulty may occur here with newcomers to the series with no strategy guide, as they may not know precisely how to level or "pick" the talents you want to level. Dragon fights are arbitrary and enjoyable. You can either escape or stand your ground and prepare to fight. There are lots of quests to accomplish, but the focal story quest did not appear to very long. I completed act I in a few hours and there are three acts of the focal dragon quest line. I really don’t like how they modified alchemy in this, you don’t learn what an item can be used for unless you try out which may fail. Lockpicking is a little wonky too, not very easy.

The gameplay is pretty great; melee fight has been enhanced. Bethesda really tried to make this more sensible, you can't just walk around hitting the same key over to zero in on an opponent. Thus, you really have to aim, or get close and mark an opponent.

Graphics are improved; Bethesda has put in a great deal of time and energy to perfect the visuals of the game. Attention to fine detail has not been unseen and the game offers the gamer with a rich experience. The visuals aren't the greatest in the gaming entertainment, but it is good.

The score by Jeremy Soule who composed scores for the Morrowind and Oblivion games has done a great job; the music compliments the gameplay flawlessly.

The only negative aspect of this game is that you have to be connected to Steam to play it. It's not a huge problem, but I wish they had not made it mandatory.