We are shocked to hear that some gamers feel disappointed with the first Skyrim Dawnguard DLC, and while everyone is entitled to an opinion it’s worth putting things into perspective. The amount of hours the gameplay delivers is way more than most single player games, which works out at around 10 to 30 hours of gameplay if you decide to play as the Dawnguard and then also again as the vampires.
Hearing from some people that state they completed the first Skyrim DLC in just 3 hours is another shock, one some of us find hard to believe unless they were playing on easy (not master) and never considered playing as the Dawnguard and vampires with different save files. Then you also have different types of players, which includes those that love to explore everything and enjoy the story, and also those that try and complete things as fast as possible on easy to say they done it already.
We’ve only played for a couple of hours on master and enjoyed the challengers so far, and the story has offered way more than many full priced games we’ve played. Our journey has only taken us to Dimhollow, having a choice to become a vampire from Lord Harkon, and hunting out others to join the Dawnguard in the battle against the vampires. Skyrim is pure class and while there could have been a lot more done with expanding the map within Dawnguard, you got to appreciate the value for money compared to alternative RPGs.
Do you feel the $20 price tag for Skyrim Dawnguard is well worth the money when compared to alternative games and DLC, or had you been expecting a lot more?
New Skyrim DLC this year or next? How soon the second downloadable content could come would depend on the size, and some die-hard Elder Scrolls fans want the next DLC as soon as possible, although not all fans feel this way. Some gamers want something much bigger than Dawnguard, and would like something along the lines of Shivering Isles and a lot of new places to explore.
What would you like to see with some new Skyrim DLC, and would 2012 be too soon to part with more cash? If you did purchase Dawnguard and only played as either the Dawnguard or vampires, then we suggest you get your moneys worth and create another save file for a different experience. It might be that some people got spoilt with the main Skyrim game, and as such were disappointed with Dawnguard. We’d love to hear your views on this, so hit the comments with your thoughts.