The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim | Xbox Game Review | Antara Rahman

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, fifth game of the Elder Scroll series, was released back in 2011 and is still
frequently talked about. After the Legendary edition of this game, the Special edition was released in 2016
for Xbox and PlayStation4 and that is what we’re here to talk about.

Anyone who’s into gaming has played Skyrim and has loved it. It is unique, organised and much more
diverse compared to the previous instalment Oblivion. But sadly, the Xbox and PS4 version(The Elder
Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition) did not live up to Skyrim’s reputation of being the “greatest video game of
all time”.

If you remember, this game originally got it’s reputation for it’s well thought up character development and
settings but got criticism for launching issues during it’s early days. The Special Edition of Skyrim leaves us
in disappointment but not quite in the same way. It did have some changes and improvements but the
overall review of this action role-playing game is not as expected.

>Graphics:

The graphic features of Skyrim was enhanced in the Special Edition such as volumetric lighting, dramatic
depth of lighting, newer snow and water shades, brighter colours,etc. But there were still complaints related
to the graphics upgrade. The resolution,however,differs in the PC version and the Xbox version. In the PC,
the colours are brighter with more vibrancy. Whereas, in the Xbox and Play Station 4, the shades are faded
and the background, in general, is very blurry, which has disappointed the players by being not up to their
standards. Even though the colours and the homeland looks natural and gives you a feeling of
homesickness for this fantasy world, it still is not good enough to pass for a modern game.

While the premastered version of Skyrim brings back old memories and glorifies the original game, it still
keeps leaving a small hole in our hearts, making us feel like there is more to the story. It still keeps giving
us the vibe that there will be a more new and improved version that will take our breaths away.

> Difficulty level :

As this game may seem challenging even to the most experienced of players, the best advice can be just
to wander about and discover the secrets meant to be discovered. There are many challenges to overcome
in this game and so you need to play at a pace you’re comfortable with. Skyrim’s difficulty level are as
follows :
– Novice
– Apprentice
– Adept
– Expert
– Master

You can change the difficulty level at any time in the game, so even if you are a pro who is simply having a
bad day, you can switch to an easier level for awhile.
You need to remember that as this involves a diverse fantasy world, there is no wrong way to play
it.However,if you are new to the magical world of Skyrim, you should start playing at novice.

> Audio :

After the launching of SSE Skyrim’s Special Edition, players quickly realised that even though Bethesada
promised to fix the audio issues faced by some versions of the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it actually
downgraded due to a compression issue.

It was later fixed with a patch and said that some sound files were updated so they are no more
compressed. The result was average file size but low sound quality. It is also seen that the sound is
noticeably better in PS4 or PS2 than it is on a PC or Xbox. And therefore, this has a lot of console players
highly disappointed .

Conclusions :

Lastly, what most players complain about in this game is the imbalance. As this is a big fantasy world with
no rules you need to follow, the characters can also evolve in a poor balancing way. That is, in some cases,
they become too weak, or too powerful.

The gameplay is also far behind than that of the modern RPG games and so, many people say that this
game is not worth buying.
But this does not apply for players who have played the original game and is eagerly waiting for a better,
more qualified version to spend their time on. The Elder Scrolls series is and always will be one of the best
fantasy games to have ever been created; and even after all these years, it is still able to make it into many
lists of best games of all time.
So if you are someone who is up for playing games that are fantasy and RPGs,and loves to play in magical
worlds that were made to be explored, then The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is surely an
essential purchase. And indeed, even with the technical flaws, it is the greatest game of all time to gamers.

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