After the enormous hype and the amazing reviews for Bethesda’s latest Elder Scrolls game, it seems as if Skyrim is now under considerable spotlight for all the wrong reasons, mainly due to there being problems on all platforms of the game.
If you haven’t played Skyrim yet, you may be surprised to see the amount of negativity towards the game at the moment, which is clearly a big shame as it ultimately shifts focus away from what obviously is one of the best games of the year.
The infamous curse of Bethesda games seems to be valid for Skyrim once again though, as just like Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, the game is prone to some serious issues, and surprisingly these are evident on all three platforms of the game.
For the PS3 version, a huge problem has developed in the fact that the game will suffer from periods of lag and unstability whenever the game save file surpasses the 6MB mark. This isn’t just a minor problem either, as it looks to be a worldwide issue – evident in the fact that it’s been reported by all the major game websites.
As for the Xbox 360, there too is problems with the game and it is a problem which will probably frustrate Bethesda’s key figures who had trust in their Q&A team to deliver a game without any major hitches. However, it appears that just installing the game to the Xbox 360 HDD results in horrible texture and graphical problems for users, although this can be quickly rectified by just playing the game straight from the disc – it’s not ideal though forcing this upon gamers.
Even the PC version has come in for criticism, as although it is the favored platform for a big majority thanks to its mod support, a lot of PC gamers are angry at Bethesda for ‘porting’ the game to PC with the console UI, a UI which many even going as far to saying that it’s an ‘unplayable mess’. Thankfully, PC gamers will probably be able to instead some mods which improve the UI, so in this respect it cannot really be deemed too serious as the PS3 issue for example.
Those are the three main problems on all three platforms of the game, but have you spotted anything else wrong with Skyrim? If so, list your problem and the platform that it is occuring on. We’ll let you know when this highly anticipated patch update is out. Hopefully then, we’ll all be able to get back to enjoying Skyrim the way it should be enjoyed since it is a fantastic adventure that nobody should miss out on.
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