Published on November 10th, 2011 | by Dan8
Skyrim Reviews Coming In
Skyrim isn’t out here for another 13 hours, but the reviews have started to come in. So far it has been a very positive showing for the game.
PCGamer, as always, provides the best PC review I could find. The review gets a 94/100 and though there are negatives, they are vastly outweighed by, well, the vastness of Skyrim. Keep in mind PCGamer has a review copy which doesn’t have the patch which will be applied to your copy tonight. This means a bunch of the negatives and bugs could be gone when you get the game. Chief among those negatives is the controls. The mouse cursor isn’t going where you put it and the menus are buggy, as if they were made for a controller. Reassigning keys also was buggy and unreliable. This should be fixed by the patch.
On the positive side, the world truly does feel open. You can go anywhere and do anything. The main quest is there, but you definitely don’t have to follow it. Skills progress organically as you use them, conforming to your playstyle. This particular reviewer was someone who preferred stealth and after a while he was nearly undetectable. Whether you want to be an assassin or a headstrong marauder, it seems you will be able to do that.
I am actually holding off on Skyrim due to just the sheer amount of games on my plate at the moment, but I am definitely getting the game.
What about you? Are you excited? Is this your first journey into the Elder Scrolls world? Have you quit your job to get lost in Skyrim?