Around the web: Skyrim edition

If you haven’t watched Giant Bomb’s highly-entertaining quick look for Skyrim, watch the embedded video above. I’ve gone ahead and set it to the 28:45 mark, so you can catch the clip I’ve been watching over and over.

Elsewhere, check out Skyrim coolness at these sites:

And then there’s plenty of new reviews. Check out the latest at these sites:

  • OXM US (10/10) — “If you aren’t normally drawn to role-playing games, get over it — to miss out on this extraordinary gaming experience would be positively criminal.”
  • Wizard World — “The Greatest Video Game Role-Playing Game Ever”
  • The Onion AV Club (A) — “Where many games with lavish production values seek to direct players’ imaginations, Skyrim seeks to ignite them.”
  • Game Shark (A) — “Skyrim is a role-playing masterpiece.”
  • Huffington Post/AP (4/4) — “Skyrim is one of the most ambitious video games ever developed, and it lives up to its ambitions in every way.”
  • Dual Shockers (10/10) — “The electrifying world comes alive from the very beginning, inviting you to get swept up in the endless adventures that await you.”
  • Student Life (5/5) — “This is the game of the year, hands down.”
  • USA Today (4/4) — “Even when you think you’ve spent hundreds of hours exploring, there’s always one more fresh face to meet, or dragon to slay, or thrilling adventure waiting.”
  • Associated Press (4/4) — “Skyrim has taken over my life. But, hey, it’s a good life.”
  • NZ Gamer (9.5/10) — “Playing Skyrim is like getting lost in a massive series of fantasy novels, only this time you’re writing them yourself.”
  • Game Chronicles (9.9/10) — Editor’s Choice
  • MSNBC’s Gaming Zone (9/10) — “Whether you like swords and sorcery or not, whether you’re a role-playing gamer or not, if you don’t buy Skyrim, you’re missing out.”
  • Mirror UK (5/5) — “A truly unforgettable adventure.”
  • Impulse Gamer (9.9/10) — Editor’s Choice
  • Gamers Haven (9.5/10)
  • Stuff.co.nz (9.5/10) —  “… without any shadow of doubt, the best RPG experience available right now.”
  • Now Gamer(93%) — “Building upon everything that made Oblivion such a joy, Skyrim has easily secured the crown as the biggest game this gen and also as one of the best. Even if you don’t ordinarily like ye olde fantasy RPGs, this is brilliant.”

For more reviews, check out our previous roundup.

Reader Comments

  1. I take it all of these reviewers were playing Skyrim on either a PC or 360?

    I don’t think the reviews would be so gleaming if any of them were using a PS3.

  2. Wow mods already?? I haven’t even played through the game yet, let alone finish all the side missions available. I’ll look into adding mods to the game a year from now..

    Thanks again Bethesda – this is the best game ever created.

  3. Congrats Bethesda. Amazing piece of software. Just please iron out the bugs and lets have a game that we can mod and revive for years to come.

  4. Bottom Line: THE PS3 VERSION IS BROKEN! IT STARTS TO LAG AND FREEZE UP AFTER 20-40 HOURS OF PLAY. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME FOR THE PS3 PEOPLE! ARE YOU GOING TO FIX THE PROBLEMS BETH? OR IGNORE IT? WELL, ARE YOU? DO YOU EVEN CARE? THIS COMPANY IS MESSED UP WHEN IT COMES TO PS3. WHY CAN’T YOU GUYS BE MORE UN-BIASED? THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE LAWS BUT AS THEY ARE NOW LAG AND CONSTANT FREEZE-UPS DON’T ALLOW LAWSUITS… I DON’T EXPECT THIS COMMENT TO GO THROUGH… BUT IF THIS GAME GETS THE SHORT END OF THE STICK FOR PS3 AGAIN LIKE ALWAYS WITH YOUR GAMES I WON’T BE SUPPORTING YOU GUYS ANYMORE AND NEITHER WILL THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER PS3 OWNERS! EVEN IF THE NEXT GAME IS VIRTUAL REALITY AND HAS A BETTER STORY THAN LOTR. BROKEN. PEACE…