Okay, I admit I was trying pretty hard to push some buttons when I discussed at length some of the reasons why Skyrim might suck. I was trying to provoke some debate and discussion with the idea that it would help improve the game. By fostering honest critique from Bethesda’s biggest supporters, I was hoping that they would listen and take some of our thoughts to heart.
I know that Bethesda has tons of people – the best in the business – working on Skyrim, making it the best Elder Scrolls game yet. I’m not a complete pessimist. But when I play Oblivion and feel like I have to use mods to truly make it shine like the gem it is, I get concerned that Skyrim might also need some polishing. Hence the article.
Let’s discuss why Skyrim will rock
I want people to know that I wasn’t just flaming Bethesda, and I’m anything but a troll. In order to prove that, I’m offering 2 gifts. A $10 Steam gift of a game of your choice and a $5 Steam gift of a game of your choice. Here’s how it’s going to work.
- Comment on this article why you think Skyrim is going to rock. Be concise, but have a valid point. I’m going to use my discretion as to what and what doesn’t count, but anything with more thought than “I think it’s going to rock because the world is huge and there’s a ton to explore.” counts. If you reply with “It wil b awsum!1!” – that’s not gonna cut it.
- You can comment as many times as you like. Each one that has a valid point will get counted.
- The more LIKES your comment gets, the more votes you will get. For example, if I say how much the exploration is going to rock and 3 people LIKE my comment (not reply to), I will get 3 votes for that. FYI, I’m not counting my own comments in this.
- Use your CORRECT email address when commenting. If I can’t contact you when you win, no game for you.
- The person with the MOST comments (including LIKEs) will win the free $10 game of their choice. The person with the second most gets the $5 game.
- The deadline is 9pm MST on Sunday, July 24th, 2011.
- I reserve the right to use your comments in my next article and I will quote you.
Any questions, message me on the contact page or post it in the comments and I’ll reply right away.
By the way, there’s no catch here. I’m going to spend $15 of my own money and gift games to people who comment. I’m a long-standing member of Steam (oliverh72) and you can find me on XBL (gunRunnr). I just want to read your comments.
I’ll get the ball rolling here.
Skyrim is going to rock because…
I love Bethesda’s worlds – they’re massive and there’s simply tons to explore. The fact that this world is hand-crafted means it’s going to rock even more.
Dual-wielding. Fire & Ice. Together at last.
Perrrrrks, baby! I love perks – they give you a whole new reason to love leveling up.