Quote:If not by others playing, user ratings, advertisements and possibly playing the previous games in the series yourself, then by what should people base their decision on before purchasing a product? And why should companies waste time and money on putting out trailers and other forms of advertisements if not to entice and excite? Unfortunately for gaming companies, i don't (easily) give in to hype.
I may have to take you up on your suggestion on playing Morrowind, as it indeed has a better rating than Skyrim itself, as you implied it would.
My problem was that you stated things about the game that isn't true, like that Skyrim is a tad bit improved Oblivion with slightly better graphics, which is in no way true. And that it's short, which it's clearly not.
Quote:You can say that about many free-roaming games, but that doesn't change the fact that beating the game takes a lot shorter time than what many have been saying. Nevertheless, to even try to emphasize freedom to explore is to also imply what the player chooses to do. How then can you claim that it is ignorant of people to even dare to choose to run through the main story, skipping a lot of what the game has to offer, when it was their decision to do so? To be given freedom is to be given the right to do what you want. There is no ignorance in such a choice.
Just like you said that ignorant people do other stuff than the main quest, which is like the majority of the Elder Scrolls gamers.
I say that because the game has no ending, just like most of Bethesda games, they have a main quest, sure, but they are not the main part of the game despite its name. All of Bethesdas games are open game worlds at its core and the quest lines are merely just branches of the game world, including the main quest, the main quest have never been the lead in any of their "epics" (morrowind, oblivion, fallout 3 and skyrim).