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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dragonborn DLC Review 9/10

You know what I love? A bit of Skyim every now and again and I'm glad to see Bethesda delivering.

This new DLC adds the island of Solstheim to the map which is around half the size of Skyrim. The only way to get there is to take a boat from Wyiterun to there.

The Good:
Nostalgia! I used to play Morrowind a bit with a love hate relationship but with a sense of admiration and respect. the music was bland but unforgettable. It seems like Bethesda just redubbed Morrowind's sound track onto this expansion which I could not agree further was the right choice.
The enemies are all new as far as I remember. Ranging from unusual like these clear spiders to freaking awesome like these were bears. The ash spawn are a bit annoying but tollerable.
The loot! So much loot! I think I've probably been over encumbered at least fifteen times. By level 15, I had already made about 11 thousand bucks.
the armors are super awesome. I haven't been able to make all of them because I'm such a low level but they look positively badass.

The Bad:
Right now there's a lot of freezing. There's two different freezes in Skyrim: music freeze and full stop. Music freezes usually happen when thx auto save pops up, freezing the game but you can still hear the music which means the game hasn't completely frozen while the other means a total shutdown. Eventually I know Bethesda will fix this but for now its just annoying.
The main baddie is a bit too easy to beat. I'm not mad about it but the way everyone was talking about him I thought he would be a lot  harder to kill.
There's a big need for the Elder Scrolls wikia site to be updated. If you didn't know, you have to be at least up to the Horn of Jurgen Wind caller to even be able to start the Dragonborn main quest. Otherwise, going to Solestheim will completely lock the quest, forcing a reload or a completely new game for me. Also, if you don't complete a quest before the last mission, an awesome armor and weapon set will be completely locked.

All in all, its fun and worth the money I paid.

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