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  • birdman1041 - November 22, 2011 5:01 a.m.

    Okay wait, if this game-breaking frame rate nightmare was "inevitable" then why did GR give Skyrim a 10? "Inevitable" implies that it was unavoidable and CERTAIN TO HAPPEN. Who gives a perfect score to a game that is guaranteed to eventually become unplayable?!?
  • samsneeze - November 22, 2011 7:55 a.m.

    It's probably because a completely different person on the site reviewed the game on a completely different platform. They didn't have a PS3 copy sent to them to be reviewed. The game was supposed to work the same across all platforms without any differences. Reviewers shouldn't have to write up two or three different reviews. The point, which you appear to be missing, is that you can't release a broken product which Bethesda has done, maybe even knowingly, and people bought without question anyway. Even if this wasn't the first time.
  • Calcree - November 22, 2011 12:14 p.m.

    I think you are right but also missing a valid point from birdman... Bethesda should not be relying on patches to fix every game they release, especially major program flaws such as this. However I object a little that the article places blame entirely at the feet of the gamers and ignores the fact that GR and many (almost all) review sites have not mentioned these points in their reviews. Yes they may have used the Xbox version in some cases but surely not all and 30 plus hours is not unreasonable play time for a review of such an expansive game. Indeed with the seemingly daily updates in the run up to Skyrim's release I would have liked to have seen this mentioned somewhere. This isn't even confined to Skyrim. Naughty Dog are releasing an update to Uncharted 3 which has been noted as essential or too little too late on various sites. Once again this was a top reviewed game. In such a crowded release pattern gamers have to rely on reviews simply to narrow down their options, but how can we do this when games are given top marks on release then progressively torn apart later for flaws that were "predictable". Are the reviews just hype and advertising? Surely GR as a whole needs to step in here and take some responsibility?
  • birdman1041 - November 22, 2011 4:56 a.m.

    I knew it. I absolutely KNEW this would happen which is why I didn't buy the game after the godawful burn job that was F: NV.
  • lancevance821 - November 22, 2011 4:50 a.m.

    Maybe now people will listen to me about Bethesda games. There are buggy so to solve this problem. You have to wait 6 months for the GAME OF THE GOLD ULTIMATE DRAGON EDITION to come out.
  • JonnyFiveAlive - November 21, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    Hello everyone, I found this forum when trying to find out if anyone was having similar issues to my own. I now see people are having alot more serious issues than I am. However, I just want to voice a couple things here in hopes it will get noticed, elaborated on, and maybe even fixed? Playing on the 360, I too, have had numorious issues with NPC's not functioning properly... And a couple times my framerate chugged. But these are very few problems in about 90 hours gameplay. I am noticing, or "feeling" like my memory is gunna explode. Saves / load times are increasing (delete previous saves and it seems to get better). My bug of choice which drives me kinda bonkers, is the broken housing system. My decorations don't load in sometimes. And im talking full rooms! It's as if the house wasn't upgraded. And all my crap is lying on the floor!. So I leave my house, travel around, comeback and hope its fixed. Sometimes that works... I have had people tell me their stuff is on the floor when they come home too.Just stupid memory issues agian.... In Skyrim: You will own a house with junk on the floor and empty shelves... A house carl that goes back to her crappy iron armor armor by default (let ME dress her!). And no option to ever decorate your house as it could "explode" at anytime... This happens to all my houses, and i've come to an understanding that, If I want my own cool "stable" house, I best go play Morrowind. (2 steps forward, 1 step back, love it right?) I'm hoping to get through my 360 version without any more game ruining bugs, and just deal with the ones that "bug" me. But I'm definatly going to have to get this for PC, as I havn't seen a single patch or update, nor do I expect there to be one. (Oh, but tuns of DLC for sure;)... It's a sad feeling, knowing my game file has these broken areas that I can't go in and ever repair. Really makes me want to swap to pc, but i've already invested 90 hours and 60$ for my 360... I feel stupid now, as I am feeling the need to buy it and replay it for pc. When I bought fallout 3 for PC, corrupted and lost all my game hours, and went to 360 with no troubles... I'm having the reverse effect now for learning my lesson with Bethesda. "Face palm" PS: I love Bethesda's hard work and dedication to trying to raise the bar in games. But I was a fallout2 fanboy, and they modded and shipped oblivion 1.2 and called it fallout 3... Then they realized it was terribly unpolished and broken. So they throw there unpolished tools back to the original creators of fallout 2 (obsidian / interplay). In hopes that another studio can make a poo pie into a strawberry danish.. And they nearly pulled it off! Long live Obsidian!
  • cwdd47 - November 21, 2011 8:43 p.m.

    I wish my game was only having the issues you described. At least yours is still playable.
  • TotalDoomsayer - November 21, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    My roommate and I both have Skyrim on PS3, as do a number of my friends. We have put countless hours on the game already and I have not once experienced a game freeze, framerate lag, or any other glitches at all. Except for the Giant punting glitch, and one of my companions randomly disappeared. This seems to be an overtly negative article, being as I have not heard of a single PS3 account of this happening.
  • cwdd47 - November 21, 2011 8:41 p.m.

    Just because you haven't heard of it happening doesn't mean its not. I'm experiencing it and so are many of my friends. Consider yourself lucky. Once my game save file hit 8mb is when it all started.
  • neverbetter - November 21, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    This is why I often find myself playing certain games for the PC rather than my 360 or PS3. On the subject of Bethesda games, not only is the modding community absolutely incredible, but when you have numerous bugs that seemed to go unfixed/neglected, unofficial patches and hotfixes save the day. As an example, just about a week ago I came across the "Esbern bug" in Skyrim. All it took was a quick download from a community site for the missing files and bam - a quest-breaking bug was fixed in less than 5 minutes of googling and downloading.
  • ranivus - November 21, 2011 4:12 a.m.

    Feel sorry for ya guys. The only time my computer stuttered was on my volition. Logged over 130+ hours so far in my game. You guys should spend $600 and get a decent pc ;) <--sarcasm btw
  • Y2Ken - November 21, 2011 2:53 a.m.

    I'm playing on PS3 and I am getting some noticeable framerate issues. That said, the game has yet to crash on me once... *knocks on wood*
  • Viron - November 20, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    But I have Skyrim on PC and no matter what settings I have it on after 2 hours or so the frame rate shits itself. I doubt it could be that much more of a problem on the PS3.
  • EdDeRs1 - November 20, 2011 8:22 a.m.

    my game has already frozen on me, on Xboz, during a load screen (i was sleeping after i got the note from the drak brotherhood, the one that says "we know", didnt happen when i turned it off and on agin tho)
  • gmcb2011 - November 21, 2011 12:57 a.m.

    Not really the same thing. At all.
  • joerevs300 - November 20, 2011 8:19 a.m.

    Is it possible some of these "glitches" happen with those who have well overloaded PS3's (i.e. very close to the maximum storage capacity)? Then I could understand, it's like when you have a CPU without enough memory yet insist on all your MP3's, Computer Games and other applications to all run smoothly, but the memory shortfall slows everything to a crawl. Just an observation since some are saying it works fine, and others are pulling their hair out. I just think there might be a correlation. I'm very watchful of what I have on my PS3, and if it's a game I get rid of, everything else goes too (saved games, saved data, etc.). I just started (yeah, don't ask) Fallout 3 and I've had a couple hard stops in that game too (it resumed). Some framerate issues but all it really did was annoy me a bit (actually, some of them, like when I had a deathclaw look like it got "beamed up" near the Deathclaw Sanctuary yesterday, I was like WTF??? I saw that happen with a Yau Gaui too in their caverns.) Still...for this being a "A+" release, it's a shame they could not keep this from happening, though I cannot imagine the challenge of creating a stable "sandbox" game as ambitious as Skyrim is, and credit has to be given that they, for the most part, have pulled it off.
  • monk_on_the_run - November 20, 2011 6:53 a.m.

    i had those problems for the first time yesterday, im way past the 14hour mark, but after playing again today it was back to normal, the issues only lasted say 20 minutes, all i had to do was just stop playing for a bit, not a technical solution but i just left it for a bit and allowed the game to "catch up" with itself. Slightly annoyed with bethseda, oblivion, fallout3, new vegas and skyrim are my favourite games which were occasionally ruined by annoying glitches and frame rate problems. Still absolutely loving skyrim though
  • taterboob - November 20, 2011 4:52 a.m.

    Dear lord, you're scaring me here. I've got the PS3 version, I've noticed some framerate issues, and I'm about in the timeframe mentioned when stuff starts to go bad. I'm keeping my fingers crossed here. If my game breaks, I will be absolutely heartbroken. Not to mention more than a little pissed, because I plunked down 60 dollars of my hard earned money on this game when there are a lot of other options out there right now. I hope they patch it soon.
  • mastima - November 19, 2011 11:56 p.m.

    I'm 60 hours in on the PS3 with no complaints. Main quest beaten, no game-breaking glitches, no quest problems. Not sure what all the fuss is about. Spinning dragons / Sky-high Giant hit / Few armor glitches, minor graphical flaws that don't deter the game from it's true prowess. Luck I presume.
  • angelusdlion - November 19, 2011 9:14 p.m.

    You want to talk acceptable states of being ripped off? I tipped my xbox over, destroyed my brand spanking new copy of saints row 3. 80 bucks down the drain because Microsoft rushed the system out to beat Sony in what I feel is normal use conditions. Couple that with the fact that I'm on my fifth xbox.. I'm ready to just sell my consoles and go to computer only gaming.

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