yeah skyrim is very overrated. that said it is a pretty good game. i had fun playing it but i just dont think it deserved all the praise it got. for everything they did right there were just as many things wrong.
in bethesda's defense though, (and i really dont like bethesda) it cant be easy to make a world of this scale without some bugs popping up.
Why does no one ever cite Diablo for its lore? I haven't been keeping up with the series at all, but I recall when it first came out on PSX, I spent almost an hour reading the lore. It was one of the most in-depth pieces of writing for a game I had ever seen, almost a novelization in and of itself.
1. The graphics are ass. Seriously, look at the barrels in the towns. Have you ever seen such crappy textures? The mountains are incredibly hideous too.
2 The combat is god-awful. The animations are a joke, the overhyped dragon fights are very anticlimatic, and there's no real depth to it. Pong has better gameplay than this. And one thing really bugs me is the lack of variety in the enemies. You fight zombies, humans, and animals. Seriously, that's it? I'm not sure why the geniuses at Bethesda that fighting the same old things for a billion times wouldn't become redundant.
3. The story is quite mediocre. It's not horrible, but it certainly isn't good either. Some people love to mention the "lore" of this game. I consider said lore to be a huge cluster**** of random names and locations mashed together to make it seem deep. "Akatosh of blah blah blah 24H Secunda giants Nirvana and Greybeards thus RandomBookNo919 Vol.II blah blah blah". THAT is the lore that fanboys love so much.
4. The exploration/roleplay aspect is very lacking. I love how fanboys constantly bring up "b-but it has ROLEPLAYING! and EXPLORATION! ignore the terrible gameplay!". How can you roleplay in a game where your actions have literally no impact at all? You kill the emperor, and what happens after such a major event? A few new guard voice lines! Also, what's the thrill of exploring the same old snowy environment repeated over and over again?
I went into this game expecting an amazing experience, but all I got was this. I'll never know how this game got such a high metacritic sore and so many GOTY awards when there are so much more deserving games out there.
you apparently havent played any of the mario games or the zelda games if you find skyrim overrated....