The Elder Scrolls is one of my top game series of all time, as with most fans I started my love for the series with the release of Oblivion but has since then gone back and played Morrowind. So when Skyrim was announced I was beyond excited and here we are, years later and I am reviewing one of the greatest experiences of all time all over again but this time on a Playstation 4 with the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.
I am not going to dig into everything Skyrim has to offer because that would be impossible so this review is mainly on the changes and the revamped features and visuals of this version as this is a remake of the original for current generation of consoles.
Yes, go ahead, get your Elder Scrolls glitches jokes and memes out of the way, give me that verbal arrow to the knee right now and talk about all the glitches you experience in every Elder Scrolls game ever created and I will continue to sit back and shake my head at the fact that you are completely missing out on what makes The Elder Scrolls games one of the greatest if not the greatest experiences of all time.
The Elder Scrolls series is the game series I have spent most amount of hours on, I don’t know how many hours I have been late because of this game and I don't know how many times I have sat down and supposed to just spend a couple of hours but ending up with numerous hours and wondering where they all went. This is the game series that I will completely loose all concept of reality with and totally immerse myself into so when I put on my headset, turned off the lights in my room and hit start I knew I was going to get few hours of sleep the next months, yes plural.
And here we are, almost 60 hours of Skyrim: Special Edition gameplay behind me and still want to return at every free moment I have. It goes without saying, if you love Skyrim you are going to have to buy this game, you need this in your collection. It is Skyrim all over again only it sounds better and looks better. This release also comes with every DLC released for Skyrim so it just adds a ton of hours upon the already jam-packed experience.
New to this release, among other things, are the abilities to add mods on consoles. Yes you have probably heard or read up on the debacle about this but enough has been said on the issues and we now have mods on both consoles. PC players have always been spoiled with the abilities to add mods and if you have ever played an Elder Scrolls game with mods it is hard to play one without mods. The mods on the Playstation 4 are limited but they are useful but the collection will probably grow with time, so I am already dreading the amount of hours I will put into Skyrim this time around when I know how much time I have already spent on it.
Skyrim: Special Edition is the ultimate Skyrim experience and no fans of the series should be without it. It always has been and always will be one of the greatest experiences in my gaming life and this addition just comes with one complaint and that is none of the games fault, but my complaint with this release is that there is not enough hours in a day for me to play enough of Skyrim.