November 14th, 2011
By now, many of you have been wowed by Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Released Friday as the best-rated PC game so far this year, the game is massive. 16 square miles of living, breathing, non-playable characters. Characters that surprise you around every corner. Like impromptu dragon fights and immense open-ended action.
But don't just take my word for it. Here's what others are saying:
- "The games we normally call open worlds – the locked off cities and level-restricted grinding grounds – don’t compare to this. While everyone else is faffing around with how to control and restrict the player, Bethesda just put an effin country in a box. It’s the best open world game I’ve ever played, the most liberating RPG I’ve ever played, and one of my favourite places in this or any other world."—PC Gamer
- "No other game I know of operates with this many moving parts to create such an immense world filled with this much choice in how you engage its excellent, endless fiction. It's one thing when a game offers dozens of hours of gameplay; it's quite another when that gameplay is good enough you'll want to live in its world for that long."—Giant Bomb
- "Whether you're slashing a dragon's wings, raising the dead back to life, or experimenting at the alchemy table, Skyrim performs the most spectacular of enchantments: the one that causes huge chunks of time to vanish before you know it."—Gamespot
Have you played Skyrim? If so, what do you think?
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