The second you start your journey in Skyrim you know your in for a treat. The feeling of immersion this game provides has never been replicated in any other game before. The depth of this game is apparent right off the bat, when tasked with creating your character the game provides the single best character building tool that I have ever used. You could easily spend a couple of hours alone trying to figure out what your character is going to look like. Upon completion of that heavy but enjoyable task your are thrust into the enormous story. You soon come to realise that the world is more hostile then one would like to think. If the dragons don't get to you then the legions of undead and other creatures just might. Though I won't spoil the story, it revolves around dragons coming back and generally ruing the mood of the locals. Speaking of dragons when one decides to ruin your good mood, its up to you to put down this fiery (or frosty) lizards.
Did I mention that this game looks amazing, now I'm not one that really cares for how a game looks I'm more interested in how it plays and if the story is interesting. The armour, creatures, and characters all look superb followed by the locals and landscapes. The items on close inspection have a lot of detail, but unfortunately when you look closely at the land you'll start to notice how flat a lot of the textures are. though again it doesn't really take away from the game it can be quite distracting if you notice it.
If you are a rpg fan then this game is one you must get, this game also shows western rpg's can be really great when people put the time and effort to make them so great. This is my game of the year and there is nothing that can come close to it period.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
+Big open, lively world
+Hundreds of Dungeons
+So much stuff packed in
+Depth of game is insane
-Companion AI is dull
-Textures can be spotty
-on occasion may freeze completely