As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, I am totally, completely, deeply, madly in love with Skyrim. I have had so much fun and put in over 120 hours so far with just doing random side quests and level grinding my smithing/sneaking/speech skills. I haven’t even completed the main mission yet, and my husband has all the DLC too, so I still have vampire/werewolf stuff to do later as well! I tell you, though, the main mission doesn’t seem nearly as exciting to me as the Dark Brotherhood faction and the Thieves Guild faction quests. I’ve completed those two just because they hooked me along right away. I seriously don’t even remember what the main mission is anymore, but I have two mansions, three houses in different towns, a wife and two orphan girls from off the street, a dog named Vigilance, several housecarls and horses, Shadowmere, and now my favorite companion: Cicero! “Let’s kill someone!”
The controls were easy enough to get the hang of. Even the fact that I have to put the reticule on the target I’m trying to hit and I accidentally kill my own people sometimes. (I save often and go back and try again. I can’t handle losing them! *Sob*) I bet by the time I finish most of the stuff there is to do I won’t even be able to remember over half the stuff I’ve accomplished, so the replay value is pretty good in that aspect. I’m excited to play as a cat lady next now that I know what skills are my favorite and they have perks in all those fields! It is so easy to get lost in this world, and such a great tension release when I need to murder a town. I can’t imagine running out of stuff to do on here. I’ve made lots of posts about my adventures and they’re at least chuckle worthy, so I’ll add them here and come back and add more as new lolz arise.
The one thing that bothers me a lot, though, is how long the load screens take. Ermegersh I go crazy, especially when I’m going somewhere that requires passing through several doors that trigger another load screen…like when I’m wrapping up a mission of some kind and returning to see what’s going on in the ending…tying up all the loose ends and collecting my rewards. Also, sometimes the graphics are clunky and slow when you’re finishing off an oponent and it’s trying to show you totally bad-ass butchering your foes. Sometimes I don’t even see myself killing the dragon from the angle the game takes. I have to trust the citizens who gather around afterwards telling me how they’ve never seen such a thing to know that I looked awesome sauce finishing off the beast!
Even with the few quirks, though, I can’t see myself giving this game anything less than five hearts because I adore it so much and I’m totally addicted.
Another thing: I can hardly wait for Elder Scrolls Online to come out for the PS4 in June!!!!! It looks like you can buy the game and get the first 30 days free after you register. After that you pay about $15 a month for it. I messaged them and asked if I create a character and make lots of progress, and then something goes wrong and I don’t pay for a month, or I loose interest and play something else for a few months, can I cancel the monthly payments and then still have my character and the progress waiting for me when I return and start it up again. They said yes I can! So that is great! I go through phases where I’ll obsess over games for months and then forget about it for a long time before remembering it again, (Diablo III, Kingdoms of Amalur), so it would have been annoying to have to pay $15 a month if I wasn’t even playing it just to keep my progress.
I’m so nervous and confused about how this whole online thing is gonna work. I mean, after all, I’ve only been an avid, serious gamer for about a year now and I’m pretty sure all the experienced gamers out there are gonna wipe the floor with me! At least I have my good ol’ Senpai, Master Betty, to help me out!