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I got Skyrim, played it for about 2 weeks for a generous amount of time each day, then around level 30 I quit playing. I beat the game, enjoyed my time on sidequests but it just got boring. It also had to do with the terribly obvious console port interface and broken quests I kept getting.

Now my friends already crying his hipster eyes out about "Omg everyone wants Skyrim now, but I was playing back when Morrowind came out).
Anyway, he told me that only boring people think Skyrim gets boring. I disagree, I found it repetitive and that my decisions in game made little to no difference on story and my character.


Not trying to start a flame war, what do you guys think?
    
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I didn't play much Skyrim, and I got bored of it very quickly. Story was transparent, shallow, uninspired, unoriginal, and yes, fairly boring. Combat was dull, AI was terrible, dragons were lame.

Morrowind was probably the high point of the series, but even then certain aspects were a significant step backwards from Daggerfall. Oblivion was decidedly mediocre, and Skyrim was all hype.

Not to say it was all bad, but minor gameplay and graphical improvements cannot make up for the downsides.

i know my opinion is not a popular one, and have no issue with fans of the game. I just don't like the direction the Elderscrolls have been taking.
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I put almost 170 hours into Skyrim - so I obviously loved it. Perfect? no, Great? YES!

So it was a console port, BFD. It played perfectly fine (Yes, it had bugs). If pc users didn't pirate so much stuff and have so many hw configurations, there might be less porting.

There are a lot of great shooters that bore me. Skyrim bored you. It isn't a blemish on your character. Your friend sounds like the guy who loved the band before they broke and now resents that everyone likes them. I remember being like that.
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I think it is going to be different for everyone. I can't imagine getting bored with Skyrim at all. Over 200+ hours in the game so far, with numerous restarts and extra character creations. There are some serious bugs, but they don't prevent me from having a great time playing. It really has its moments for me. Coming out of a dungeon to a beautiful vista drenched in sunset, with the sounds of rushing water and wildlife...kinda nice. I love some of the stupid NPCs, mimicking their speeches as I run past them always gives me a chuckle. 'Your very...Lllliiiiiiiiiiivvvvvveeeeeeeessssss"
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post #5 of 23
While I agree that the main story is a bit dull and linear, I find that Dragons helped to bring epicness in the whole lore.
It's kinda cool to be a badass savior which is committed to slay these big things tongue.gif
But if you're an RPG fan then you shouldn't get bored, the game is infinite, you can play it for hundred of hours without finishing all of it. What keeps me playing is the continuous lurking for treasures, after making my way through undeads and bandits, and slaying never gets old you know!
You say that the combat is monotone, but I find it a vast improvement over Morrowind and Oblivion, the 2 handed combat contributes to its depth, and it's a complete novelty to the serie.

Besides the game itself, some of us play it for the very cool graphics and environments. I for one love the Nordic culture, architecture and art.
If you want my suggestion though, get on Skyrim Nexus or Steam and download some mods, they can enhance the game beyond imagination!

This is just my personal opinion, cheers!
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My opinion on Skyrim is pretty much what d3viliz3d and demented have already posted.
As for the interface there are mods called Skyui, Better Sorting and a Categorized Favorites Menu which are very good. Bugged quests, I believe most of them can be fixed using console commands like restarting or force completion I remember having a few Jarl quests which I had finished received the reward but were still in my journal which were easily removed with the console and after around 250 hours of play I'm yet to come across any that are totally broken. I also never get bored with great mods like Deadly Dragons and Wars In Skyrim IV.
Wars In Skyrim IV will be updated in the next couple of days which I am excited about. It will be adding a faction hero or villain(Npcs belonging to your faction fight with you) with large scale faction battles, new armors and enemies/monsters and loads more... Check them out on Skyrim Nexus before hanging up your sword.
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I put just over 20 hours in it, was level 28 or so (yes you can level that fast) beat the main story and promptly got bored. I haven't played it since. The game looks gorgeous but the game itself is just another step backwards in the series. I started with Morrowind and it was awesome, I put in over 100 hours. Oblivion I couldn't get into the repetitive gate closing garbage and never put more than 10 hours on a character. I did enjoy the story more in Skyrim but it has no affect on the world around you other than people occasionally saying something.

Speaking of which, I hate working at a forge and having 2 NPCs continually saying the same crap over and over and over as you switch from forge to table to forge, etc. Put a damn delay on conversation for Skyrim's sake! Is that hard to think of this? Good grief!

I played it on loan from a friend and glad I did, I will wait for the 'Game of The Year' edition to hit $20 in stores and I still might pass. It depends if they actually add anything to the game worth playing. There is so much more that should be in this game but they scaled it back instead. For a top tier RPG in 2011 to be this basic, it's a slap in the face to me. It's nothing of what I expected.
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Really enjoyed it, then I realized how mindlessly repetitive and boring the game was getting about a hundred hours in. Don't know if I can complain though, that's a pretty solid amount of enjoyable game play.
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It was getting a bit boring, until I installed skyrim wars. thumb.gif
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Still Loving it biggrin.gif
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