This is a top 10 reasons list for why Skyrim sucks. I don’t care if you think it’s the best game ever, or that you reserved it the first day possible, or that you were foolish enough to wait in line at midnight to be the first one to get your copy. This list is compiled based on my experience with Skyrim for the PC. So without further ado, from numerous glitches, to lack of color, to a crappy save system – these are the top 10 reasons Skyrim sucks.
UPDATE: 10 More Reasons Skyrim Sucks
Reason #1: Glitching
This game glitches so often, it’s unsurprising I had a chance to take a screen recording of it glitching. Skyrim glitches me ALL THE TIME. The video I took is where one time I was playing, and suddenly I started moving.. on my horse no less as well. And we started elevating – it fucking elevated me into the clouds. Then took me to the ocean, and apparently stopped as if asking me to dump myself in. And so yeah, I dismounted because theres no other choice, and it dumped me in. There’s also a 50/50 chance my horse will magically float away when I dismount. Also, on more than one occasion it has taken my horse and dropped him off the side of a cliff. One time was over a waterfall, and he died and was carried downstream.
Watch Skyrim Glitching Below
Reason #2: Jumping
When I’m jumping, it seems I wont jump ON TOP of things. It jumps “into” things. I’ll be inside a table, and you cant jump twice.. once you’re in you gotta kinda glitch off. Also, I will half way “jump” up the side of a railing or curb, but can’t get on top of it.. seriously how are people saying this is the best game ever?
Reason #3: No color
The game is dull, black/white/grey/tans. Come on. For a game that boasts really great graphics, who cares if theres no color. I want VIVID colors. If its snowing, that’s fine, but give me some damn color. The most positive thing I can say, is they made the graphics look really detailed and gave great depth to even small items, but I would prefer more color over trying to be so realistic. the real world is colorful, not just detailed.
Reason #4: Stupid Steal Key Assignment
They made the STEAL key default to the same key as the INTERACT key. So i go to buy something from a vendor.. press E – BAMN! YOU’RE UNDER ARREST THIEF!
PAY THE FINE OR DO THE TIME, or of course you can choose to die. All this when I wasnt even trying to steal, I was going to sell some of the shit I have in my bag (which of course some/most has been stolen).
Reason #5: Speaking of selling things
So you want to sell your shit? Good luck finding an npc that will take it. In most games, you can go to any fucking merchant and dump your shit. NOT SO IN SKYRIM! Each merchant has their own specific “shits” they will buy from you, and also a daily limit on how much gold they have to buy your goods. So one vendor might only buy your food. One might buy your ingredients and potions. One might buy your armor but not weapons. So you gotta fucking run around EVERYWHERE just to dump your loot. And also, when you collect books, they typically weigh 1lb each, and seeing as how you start with a carrying capacity of 300lb, you can QUICKLY get overburdened if you like to collect every book you see. Now I dont even both keeping books.
Reason #6: Questing
You want to quest in skyrim ? Ok, you got the quest. Unlike other games, there are no arrows or info on your screen. You go to your quest log and you can “place on map”, but it seems like it never works. I had to find some island to kill an ice wreath.. Yeah, I had to find it myself. Once I got to the island, OMG the marker shows up! Amazing. Soo let me get this straight, in order for it to DISPLAY where you need to go, you have to have already been there?
Reason #7: Crappy Save System
Welcome to 1990s, when you die, you go to your last save. I really love repeating work I’ve already done, nearly as much as I love remembering to save everytime I clear a room or defeat a guy. Actually, that’d be nice. Just take me to the last save OR the last point in time where I killed a guy. Sucky save system simply sucks. How’s that alliteration for you?
Reason #8: Raldbthar’s Retarded Boss
So I go in this “dungeon” I found, Raldbthar – seems like a huge place and due to the way Skyrim sucks at saving (see Reason 7), it’s taking me forever to go through it.
One thing that some might find kind of cool are the numerous booby traps everywhere. However, being the 1337 player I am, I quickly learn easy ways to kill the guys with the “rakes” from the ceiling and the spinning blades that go back and forth across the floor.
Anyway, so I get to final boss. Theres a area with a gate you can pick, with two armored guys. Shoot them with your bow through the lower section of the window, pick the other loot sacks in there.
Now you are ready to defeat the boss in a few seconds. Know that gate you just picked? You’re going to go activate the button to drop the drawbridge and get the boss to come at you, run inside that gate and close it. For whatever reason, he cant open a gate in his own dungeon. What the hell? Other mobs do it ALL the time. So just go in there and shoot out the same window slot you killed the 2 baddies through. Just bust arrows into his ass and you’ll kill the boss with about 25 arrows, and you will never even get touched by him.
Reason #9: Raldbthar’s Retarded Dwarven Item Requirement
Reason 8 was really just leading up to what Reason #10 is about. So after I killed the boss – no, I totally CLEARED the dungeon and looted the boss.. I go to the exit behind the boss, theres a thing in the floor you can click it to activate something. Well I tried to activate it, but of course it tells me I dont have some required item to activate it. Wait, wait wait – seriously? I just spent about an hour and a half, cleared this whole fucking place, and I dont have a required item to (I assume) get some loot? Are you kidding me? After a quick Google search, Yep! YOU HAVE TO DO A DIFFERENT DUNGEON FIRST! WHAT THE FUCK?
Reason #10: Skyrim = Turok?
I wish, maybe then the game wouldn’t suck. Not saying Turok was great by any stretch of the imagination, except that there’s dinosaurs. And you can lure enemies into each other and make them fight (like in Skyrim as well), and you have real weapons – like guns and rpgs. Sure you get shields and swords, and some pretty sweet looking gear, and that’s how the Oblivion games are.. But I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to say I’d rather play any Turok game than Skyrim, except that since I bought Skyrim on Steam.. there are no refunds. Might as well play a little longer to get my $60 worth. I’m just glad I didnt fall for any collectors edition.
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BONUS! Reason #11: Without Multiplayer, Skyrim is BORING!
There, I said it. Skyrim is boring. Without multiplayer interaction, it just seems boring. I’d be more interested in grouping up with friends/family to do some quests and take on beasts. I’d like to do things as a group, send people things, sell some stuff I made, have an auction house, do things that require multiplayer functionality. In this day and age, I cannot fathom WHY they wouldn’t include multiplayer functionality. With as much hype as it had, and as much money as they will surely make off this game.. they could have made it multiplayer. I’m sure fan boys will come up with a thousand excuses, like “the game focuses on YOU, it’s a solo game”.. that works for Dragon Age and DA2, and hell even The Witcher 2 was simply amazing. But Skyrim is simply boring. And how can I show off my sweet armor if its not multiplayer?