So Skyrim, it was never really up there on my list of games to play. Mostly because I had Dragon Age, which I constantly played on repeat for the longest time and I watched countless amounts of videos on YouTube highlighting all of the glitches that this game had. My “friend” had talked to me about this game and when I finally looked at her trophy list to see that she was only a few trophies away from the platinum and couldn’t even get, it I decided to make it my goal to do so myself. I never did finish this game though and there are a couple of reasons why.
In the world of Skyrim, which takes place 200 years after the events of Oblivion, there is a civil war brewing between the Stormcloaks and the Imperial Legion. While you’ll take part of this, there’s something bigger brewing because you are a Dragonborn. This means that you take on the role of a mortal who was born with the soul of a dragon giving you this immense amount of power. While the Stormcloaks and the Imperial Legion are fighting their war, Alduin, a powerful dragon, is plotting to destroy mankind and the world meaning that it’s up to you to stop him.
After seeing this game on my “friends” list I waited very patiently for it to go on sale because at this point in time it was still a $60 game and when it did I scooped it up and stared playing. Glitches and all, I fell in love with this game and played as much as I could. I played this game so much that I declared Sunday’s to be Skyrim Sunday and should not be bothered, which really ticked off my “friend”, unless there was a complete emergency. I even went out and bought all of the DLC for this game spent 100’s of hours playing, but there were a few problems which is why I never finished it. Like everyone else I got caught up doing side quest after side quest after side quest. I did so many side quests I don’t even know where I was in the main story. I also got caught up trying to re-build the thieves guild and build my own house that when I played this was all I did. Then that day that everyone dreads came. The day when my PS3 stopped being able to play games on disc. So one non-Sunday I decide to pop in my disk of Skyrim to do a few things for the thieves guild when all of a sudden, nothing happens. No disc is recognized and my PS3 is making some funky noise. Cut to a few hours later when I was on the phone with tech-support to find out that my disc drive was just gone. It happens and I needed a new PS3. No problem, I would get one so that I could continue to play Skyrim. I did everything right, I backed up my data to a flash drive and all that good stuff, cleared off my PS3 and turned in my warranty for it so that I could get a new one. Eagerly hooking up my new one, my most important game was Skyrim at the moment so you can probably tell how mortified I was when I started the game, the game I spent over 100 hours playing to find that my saved data off my flash drive was corrupt and unusable. At this point I wanted to cry and smash my disc into a million pieces, but I didn’t. I just gave up because after all that time I didn’t’ have it in me to start again.
Out of the 76 trophies for this game, I was able to get a pretty impressive 42 of them. 38 out of 51 for the main game and 6 out of 25 for the DLC. Not bad and it’s basically for just playing the game which I did a lot of. I can’t stress that enough because I played this game so damn much. Anyway, I’m missing the usual suspects when it comes to trophies that including finishing the actual game, joining and rebuilding guilds, picking locks and pickpocketing, learning shouts, and leveling up. With the DLC trophies though I’m missing mostly all of them that didn’t involve creating a house because I didn’t start the story based DLC. I wanted to complete the main story first and then go back to it.
Probability of this game getting played again…2 out of 5.
I rank this game so low on my probability meter, not because I don’t want to play it again, but because I have it for the PS4 and if I’m going to play it, it’s going to be on the PS4 where I’ll probably have to start fresh because I did so many things I have no idea where I’m at. I think that on both systems this game will forever be on my backlog of games.
Now it’s your turn. Did you love this game? Actually finish it? Or did you hate it and like Dragon Age better? Let me know down in the comments section below, and if you actually have the platinum trophy for this game please feel free to brag because it’s a huge accomplishment. Now for next week, since I had given up on Skyrim, I was once again talked into getting a game that I was on the fence about. I was on the fence about it because I really didn’t want to play it, but my “friend” once again said how it was a game that we had to play together. So I said OK and picked up Dead Island. As usual when it came to games that I played with my “friend” I never finished it and I’ll let you know why next week.
I’ve played a lot of Skyrim and have never completely finished it in terms of achievements. I started a new play through recently, so I’m hoping to eventually accomplish everything that the game has to offer!
Good luck! It’s going to be a long road to accomplish everything, but if you set your mind to it you can do it.
I love Skyrim. I still have two achievements (Xbox edition here) to get but it requires restarting the DLC I didn’t enjoy. I’ll get to it one day I guess.
That’s a huge accomplishment! I wouldn’t worry about DLC related trophies, but am I right in assuming that remaining achievements are Dawnguard related?
No, my last two are unfortunately Dragonborn related. I need to beat a Legendary Dragon and craft an item of stahlrim.
Ah, I thought they might be the perks achievements for being a werewolf or a vampire. I don’t think I ever got to the point of getting close to beating a Legendary Dragon.
I wasn’t too far off if I remember right, but I get bored of the grind – and I didn’t really enjoy Dragonborn.
Grinding gets really boring really fast and I agree that Dragonborn wasn’t the best DLC that Skyrim had to offer.