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PSXE Poll Update: Skyrim Still A Beast Despite Glitches

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim had quite the night at the Spike TV Video Game Awards this past weekend, and most readers believe Bethesda's latest was worthy of the acclaim.

According to our most recent poll, the majority of those who participated believe Skyrim is still a legitimate Game of the Year contender and one heck of a masterpiece, despite the potentially game-crashing flaws for many PlayStation 3 players.

Those who never experienced any problems continue to defend the game, while those who have encountered only minor annoyances will leap to the RPG's defense as well. We can understand that; the game is absolutely a triumph and the radiant storytelling and questing system gives hardcore role-playing fans a game that literally never ends (and it isn't an MMO, either). The ambitious size and scope of this adventure is insane, even if a few gamers are pissed at another buggy product from Bethesda.

This week, we want your opinion on Naughty Dog's freshly unveiled The Last Of Us. Many appear to love it - the developer in question can really do no wrong these days - but what do you think? Did you want them to stick with Uncharted? Are you worried that this new project will be too generic (i.e., a monster-slaying shooter)? Or are you just totally pumped 'cuz that debut trailer was amazing? Let us know.

Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Tags: the elder scrolls v, skyrim, naughty dog, the last of us, uncharted

12/11/2011 8:38:01 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

maxpontiac
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 9:57:19 PM
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Skyrim is amazing, and I have dozens of hours in.

But Uncharted 3 has my GOTY vote.

Uncharted gives me (everyone) real character development and emotion attachment. Skyrim will never do that.

The "Last of Us" has me so excited. I can't wait.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 10:26:52 PM
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I'm surprised Skyrim took GOTY, I figured they'd go with Portal 2 or Arkham City. I've only played Skyrim so I can't say much else on that. It has grabbed a friend of mine who has never played an RPG in his life and has hitherto only loved CoD games so that's a huge accomplishment.

I'm stoked about The Last of Us, I think it would be unfortunate for Naughty Dog to stagnate at this point, which is why I hope TLU is a little more open.

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maxpontiac
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 10:37:32 AM

As am I. My file save is roughly 8000 kb, and I have to be very careful and save upon entering and leaving every city.

It's rather annoying.

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Jawknee
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 10:38:35 PM
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As good as people think this game is, Bethsheda should be ashamed of themselves. None of the top quality developers would allow a game to hit the shelves in the condition this one is in and then try and deceive people by not sending out PS3 copies for reviewing.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 10:55:27 PM

Except for EA with Battlefield 3

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Jawknee
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 11:00:16 PM

Battlefield 3 wasn't broken when it released.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 11:25:19 PM

It needed a very late patch after the game was stamped and ready to ship though.

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Jawknee
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 11:29:33 PM

True but DICE and EA owned up to it by making sure the patch was ready when the game released. They didn't wait until millions of people ran into the problems nor did they try and hide the fact the game had issues.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 12:22:50 AM

The question then becomes what did they know and when did they know it?

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Jawknee
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 12:31:09 AM

Lol!

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aaronisbla
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 7:06:33 AM

cant really criticize a company for a day one patch if it helps the game run smoother on its launch. That patch (which was client side instead of server side) can be any kind of fix, including more stability for its servers.

Though that extra 2 or 3 minutes for a day one patch may be annoying, its good that they test played their game right before launch and caught stuff they saw needed a fix. Does Bethesda even test their games? I know their games are massive, but eventually gamers wont buy that excuse.




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Underdog15
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 9:37:53 AM

I already don't buy that excuse. The way that I spend hours upon hours on RPG's, never moving on the main quest until everything else I can do has been done means that I won't finish this game before I run into issues. I'm not going to rush the game because I don't want to run into problems.

So no... I'm not buying this game. I know it's great and excellent fun, but I could not stand being stopped from finishing it. This kind of thing can't go unexcused just because "Up until that point, it's amazing".

Yeah... well... I have lots of other games that deserve GOTY to play. It's not like I need Skyrim.

If Bethesda fixes the problem, I'll bite for sure. But if they never fix it, then I will never play.

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bebestorm
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 10:53:24 PM
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I was torn between Arkham City and Skyrim at VGA. Im happy to see a rpg take goty award. Out of all the games I played this year my personal game of the year is tie between L.A. Noire and Mass Effect 2.

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___________
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 1:37:17 AM
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sigh.
ill never understand why people keep giving bugthesda a free pass!
i really dont see what people see in this game, i mean come on theres HEAPS of games out there better then this!
not saying its a bad game, its not, but its not the second coming either!
as usual, the game that gets GOTY, is the most over rated game of the year!
if not generation!

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Jawknee
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 1:54:54 AM

For twice we agree. ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 9:28:33 AM

Actually there are no games of this type better than this because Bethesda is the only company making them. No, Two Worlds II doesn't count.

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maxpontiac
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 10:35:43 AM

Aggreed. Bethesda's lack of quality is often swept under the rug.

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Shams
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 11:12:20 AM

Perhaps, therein lies the problem, World, since Bethesda has no competition, and they know their customers will buy their stuff, either way.

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___________
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 8:01:31 AM

there are PLENTY games like skyrim!
a few games like fallout too.
ill never understand how whenever bugthesda releases a game the media roll out the red carpet and praise them like the next coming, and the community line up around the corner!
especially when every game they release is unplayable after months after release!
if they were the only ones making those styled games then that would slightly justify it.
slightly!
but there not, theres plenty games like skyrim and fallout which are not only better, but a hell of allot more playable!
i dunno about you, but i dont like putting aside 4 hours to play a game, and spend 80% of that time doing one thing because i had to repeat it so many times because the game kept bugging out on me!

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tlpn99
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 9:33:36 AM
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BF3 still has issues, comms don't work even with the so called Patch. I have not played it for ages. Sqaud still gets seperated etc. Broken on relase I think so still broken with the so called patch yes it is.

Has anyone else played it since and is it fixed ?

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ValentinoGB
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 2:07:34 PM
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@ tlpn99

Out of the 7x I played the game this week, Ive made it in a match with my squad 5x. The problem I have is that the Voice cuts off at random moments.

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sawao_yamanaka
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 4:04:58 PM
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Was sad to hear skyrim won. The game is so boring to me. I gave it to my brother hopefully he finds the enjoyment I couldn't see in it. My goty contenders were skyward sword or uncharted 3.

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