The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nintendo Switch Edition

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7 / 10
Dec 15, 2017

I think there's nothing more to say about Skyrim that has not already been said. Sadly the experience on Nintendo Switch is a very buggy one because Bethesda didn't care about fixing their stuff. On PC you can use mods from random people to improve the experience but on Nintendo Switch this is simply not possible. So be prepared for some weird stuff going on in your adventure. Other than that Skyrim is a must-play.

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4 / 5.0
Dec 3, 2017

The Nintendo Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a technical marvel. How Bethesda managed to cram such a huge, intricate game world onto a tiny little game cartridge blows my mind. Yet what impresses me most is just how well Skyrim works on the Nintendo Switch, both in terms of graphics and gameplay. The Switch version runs well and looks comparable to the console versions, but the inherent pick-up-and-play nature of the Switch perfectly suits the distractible, open-world gameplay of Skyrim. The tacked on motion-controls and Amiibo support is disappointing, yet easy to ignore, as is the texture pop-in and typical Bethesda-game scripting issues. It may be showing its age a bit, but if for some reason you are yet to play Skyrim, or you're simply looking to replay one of the best RPG's of all time, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Switch is a great package.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2017

What it lacks in visual fidelity against last year's Special Edition, the Nintendo Switch's port more than makes up for in portability. Couple that with arguably one of the best games of all time and you've got one compelling reason to Fus Ro Dah all over again.

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Brian Myers
Nov 29, 2017

Skyrim is an absolutely phenomenal game. It has aged, but that is hardly a detriment to such a content-rich experience. The animations are somewhat stiff, but the game greets the player with such stunning views at every corner that this is easy to overlook

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Nov 27, 2017

As I flick through the bulging library on my Nintendo Switch trying to decide what to play, it almost seems quaint to think that less than a year ago we were concerned that Nintendo's hybrid-console wouldn't have enough games.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2017

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is yet another great port on the hybrid Nintendo platform that includes all the content released since its debut 6 years ago. The joy of playing Skyrim remains just as we remember with an added portability bonus, built around quality, that is a fundamental key to recommend it.

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9 / 10
Nov 24, 2017

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the perfect portable experience on the Nintendo Switch. Not only it offers Skyrim on the go, it also includes support for the Switch unique control scheme making it a great port for the Nintendo platform.

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8 / 10
Nov 24, 2017

The lack of mods is a let down, and the graphics feels a bit outdated, but Skyrim is still a masterpiece six years after the original release.

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Raff Abenoja
9.5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2017

When you’re done with the main quest, you can still go out and explore the map. You never know what you might find. Or, you can even choose to live like an NPC, walking around town for days on end, doing nothing but sleeping, drinking, and then work on a farm or things NPCs do. You can buy a house, fill the shelves with books, adopt a kid, be a good dad. Or you can be a tyrant, killing everyone on town. But who would do that, really? He-he. Excuse me while I load a save.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2017

It’s 2017 and I find myself obsessed with Skyrim once more. Now that it’s portable on the Switch, I can take it anywhere, only restricted by battery life.

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