Spoiler Alert! It’s positive. Earlier today scans of Atomic Magazine got uploaded to the net, showcasing all four pages of the first ever full in-depth review for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It’s pretty much a glowing review with barely a stitch of criticism to be found, but there’s some oddities here. They claim the game to be developed by id Software (check it out on the final page of the review). It’s a bit of a glaring error that seems impossible to miss, and isn’t that basically fact-checking 101?
Anyway, this barely-known magazine has the first ever opinion you can read of for Skyrim, and they use the phrase, “possibly the most majestic RPG ever made.” Those who are shying away from any game-related information may want to stop reading. Everyone else, click on the pages to zoom in and read all that Skyrim-related goodness!
UPDATE: Sorry guys, we’ve been asked to remove the images of the review. Here are some key quotes from it, hopefully they will help your decision process out.
Source: Atomic Magazine
Skyrim is almost intimidatingly large, so be prepared to spend a lot of time walking around as you slowly unlock more and more of the continent.
The Creation Engine also allows for dynamic weather conditions that are, honestly, insanely impressive. Fighting a dragon halfway up a mountain is impressive enough, but it’s even more amazing when it’s in the middle of a massive blizzard that limits your visibility to barely a few feet.
Skyrim boasts 150 dungeons and each one has been meticulously designed.
…Each dungeon is unique – there’s no cookie-cutter effect that many other games suffer from.
The AI for NPCs, while pretty damn good, still suffers from the occasional circular conversation…Having a guy you’ve just beaten to a pulp with your fists beg you for mercy and then stand up and bizarrely say ‘Good to see you!’ in a cheery tone was a little mood breaking.
Ultimately, Skyrim is a lot like Fallout: New Vegas – there are some flaws but they pale into insignificance compared to the sheer scope of the game.
Start stockpiling holiday time – you want to play a lot of this game.
And what score did they give Skyrim? An impressive 95 out of 100. If you really want to see the scans of the review, do a simple Google search and they should be one of the first hits. Having the threat of being sued hanging over our heads just wasn’t particularly nice, so they had to go.