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post #171 of (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 03:11 AM
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Re: Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim

Oh wow, Gamespot just gave Skyrim an 8.5. This is going to piss a lot of people off. I still remember the shit storm when MGS 3 and Twilight Princess got 8.8/8.9.

Oh and Smackdown is gonna love this...

"It's a pity that Skyrim often breaks the immersion it tries so hard to create, in ways both minor and major. Some bizarre details are simply annoying. A character might initiate conversation through the ceiling. The chatter of nearby characters could drown out important story exposition. Two shopkeepers standing next to each other may be voiced by the same actor and repeat the same lines. A dragon skeleton might disappear and then later drop out of the sky in a new location. A dragon could get stuck in place, flailing about in the geometry in a mess of wings and tail. For that matter, you could get stuck in the environment, maybe just by walking into a corner, which entails either quick-traveling to a different location (if you're lucky enough to be outdoors) or loading a save game. Frame rate drops are uncommon, but you might encounter a few severe ones, and Xbox 360 system crashes might occur. The question isn't whether you will experience anomalies--it's a given. The question is: which ones and how many?"

Edit: Oh, they also gave Modern Warfare 3 the same score...

Edit 2: Oops, I guess it was some butthurt fanboys that were proclaiming "8.5! Fuck Gamespot!"

They haven't given out the actual score yet (probably waiting for the embargo to end) but the review is up. Here it is: http://uk.gamespot.com/the-elder-scr...6344618?page=1

As long as there's a Triforce, there will be a Zelda;
as long as there's a prosperous kingdom, there will be an evil bent on destroying it;
and as long as there's an oppressive force threatening Hyrule, there will be a boy...

in a green tunic, silver shield, and magic blade to stand against it.

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