One of the Best Games Ever Made,
This review is from: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game)
This game is a "sandbox" RPG, where you can go wherever you want, whenever you want. For that reason alone, it gets four stars from me. I love games like this, because you can spend countless hours exploring and getting lost in the virtual world. And the world of Skyrim is BIG! It probably takes over 100 hours to play through all of the quests and explore every map location. All the while, you are becoming more powerful, through the leveling and skill increase system, acquiring better arms, armor and spells.
If you are into power leveling, each skill has a way to level it up very rapidly, or you can just do so naturally, by playing the game.
I love the skills which allow you to make your own weapons, armor, enchantments, potions, etc. It is possible to craft godly items, like a bow which hits for over 1000 damage (on a sneak attack), a two handed hammer, which hits for over 450, armor that has incredibly powerful enchantments on it, like water breathing, faster mana regeneration, extra hit points, disease immunity, etc.
This game outclasses all the previous Elder Scrolls games in every conceivable way, which makes it much more fun and addictive. Random events, such as dragons attacking you while you are shopping in the middle of a town, occur all of the time.