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post #11 of 36
It's worth the asking price or more if you ask me. I've played near 250 hours and that is only with 2 play thoughs of the main quests. I will probably end up playing at least another 3-4 times through will all the mods coming out now thanks to the creation kit.

Even, as of right now, Skyrim is working out to only have cost me 24 cents and hour, great value in my opinion.
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I never had any problems with Skyrim and I was playing it day 1. They have also put in a bunch of optimizations that make it run very well on all computers now in the latest patch.

I would say that Skyrim was a hell of a lot of fun, but the problem with the game is there is too much to do so I basically went around doing random stuff for about 50 hours and then lost interest. I had a hell of a fun time doing it, but I got no where in the story line. The game is tons of fun and there is so much to do it is crazy. If you like fantasy RPGs and really open sandbox ones then this game is absolutely worth the price. Also I think since it uses steam it is worth even MORE as your dsaved games are backed up and you can dl it anytime without worrying about having a disc and on top of that there is the new steam workshop where you can access mods right from steam!
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Do you like FPSRPGs?

Did you play and like Fallout 3 and Fallout: NV? If you answered yes, then Skyrim has everything you want and love, but better.

If you can't throw 50-100 hours into this game over the next month or two, I doubt you would enjoy it.

You did JUST miss the Steam sale, it was $39.99. I bought it at $40ish from an earlier Steam sale, which is where I think the price point fits very nicely. It's worth $60 in my opinion, but it will probably go to $39.99 when they release the GOTY edition.
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Because of Steam lone, I don't recommend it. I prefer not to have my personal possessions tethered to an internet service. I played a friend's copy on loan (he let me use his account) and honestly, after finishing the main story in less than 16 hours, reaching level 28 after 20 hours and seeing that the outcome of the story affects... well, nothing in game... I got bored. It's got real nice graphics, if you can stand the constant shadow flickering. The story is pretty fun. It's better than Oblivion, in my opinion. But not worth more than $20. I am waiting for the GOTY edition with all the extra content to come out and then when that hit's $20, I'll buy it and no DVD the game so I don't need Steam.

You sound on the fence, I would wait or at least buy it cheaper since they plan to nickel and dime us on DLC.
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Because of Steam lone, I don't recommend it. I prefer not to have my personal possessions tethered to an internet service.

I'm on the opposite end, I love having my games tied to steam. Having them all in one place is a great idea to me.

OP,

Skyrim is a fantastic game. I've had no problems with this game, except for a bug with the main quest, but I haven't played the main quest since the original version of the game came out. Everything about this game is fantastic. The mod community, the story, the dialogue (arrow to the knee), and the combat is much improved over Oblivion. I would recommend this game over the Witcher 2, which was my GOTY.
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Because of Steam lone, I don't recommend it. I prefer not to have my personal possessions tethered to an internet service. I played a friend's copy on loan (he let me use his account) and honestly, after finishing the main story in less than 16 hours, reaching level 28 after 20 hours and seeing that the outcome of the story affects... well, nothing in game... I got bored. It's got real nice graphics, if you can stand the constant shadow flickering. The story is pretty fun. It's better than Oblivion, in my opinion. But not worth more than $20. I am waiting for the GOTY edition with all the extra content to come out and then when that hit's $20, I'll buy it and no DVD the game so I don't need Steam.
You sound on the fence, I would wait or at least buy it cheaper since they plan to nickel and dime us on DLC.


I really share the sentiment here, although i have to say i probably enjoyed it more than you as i can see great potential in this game with the mods and the Creation Kit.


The story/Quests need fleshing out, more consequences to actions added. With mod tools the possibilities are endless, almost.
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I will rarely pay release price for a game.. I even snagged BF3 for $34 on eBay instead of paying $50-60 from gamestop... I am very interested in trying this game but I do hear there are some unpolished graphical things with it. Do they patch it much if at all?
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Skyrim was my first of the TES series. I thought melee combat would be lame, but it's actually implemented amazingly well. I'd definitely suggest it, although, if you can wait, I say go for it when the price drops. I've put 70h into Skyrim and I'm not sure how... it's that good. biggrin.gif

In short: if you like medieval games, rpgs, and great graphics, go for it if/when the price is right.
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Best $60 I've spent on a game in the last decade, IMHO. thumb.gif
     
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