"The future of gaming"4.5 starson by Crunchy Frog
Pros: Incredible depth and detail, decent replay value
Cons: Lots of bugs that still need patching, no multi-player or online options
Summary: This is a game I can play and enjoy. I love non-linear games that let you do what you want, go where you want and not follow the main story if that's what you desire. The Elder Scroll series has always had this in mind and has improved it over the years. This is the biggest leap yet in game play and performance yet in any game of this kind.
Character creation is extremely detailed and could take quite a while depending on how detailed you want to craft your character. The game always starts you in the same dungeon which you have to crawl through and sets up the crisis in the game. After that, you can completely ignore the main game and live a life of your choosing or complete the main quest or a combo of both.
My hope is that there will be expansion packs and mods for this game since it has massive potential. I love the fact that you can buy houses and own horses and be as good or rotten as you want. The NPC's speak full dialog now which is a welcome change over having to read everything like earlier versions.
Biggest issue for many is that the game pushes hardware to its limits and can slow even the fastest computer to a crawl with options turned on. Myself, I have experienced frequent lockups despite patching the game and updating drivers. I hope that a new patch will address these issues soon so I can keep playing.
When it runs, it is the best of all games so far in this genre. I highly recommend it.