This pillar of the genre and one of the best RPG decade of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim moved to a portable console from Nintendo. Debut Magnum-opus Bethesda on the Switch was more than successful – the rating of the new version on the site-aggregator reviews Metacritic, based on 36 publications (at the time of writing notes) is 85 points. Critics say that the new Skyrim is an “ideal port” – the game moved to another platform almost unchanged.
In principle, there is nothing surprising in this. Despite the backlog of Switch from top-end platforms in terms of technology, the capacity to run the game six years ago, it is quite enough. However, the press still could not be surprised that the project, which offers hundreds of hours of content, is so good on the portable system. The highest ratings of the new version of Skyrim were put by the portals DarkStation and NintendoWorldReport, which awarded the port 100 and 95 points respectively. Representatives of these resources are very pleased that Bethesda was able to transfer such a huge game (let and not Special Edition) in its original form on a weak console.
The most common criticism among critics was the solid “nine” from slightly less enthusiastic representatives of CGMagazine, Nintendo Enthusiast, MMORPG, Twinfinite, GamesRadar, Nintendo Life, Game Informer, GameSpace, Switch Player and Vooks. On the “eight plus” portable Skyrim rated Gaming Nexus, Hobby Consolas, App Trigger, Areajugones, Wccftech, God is a Geek, Worth Playing and Vandal. Everyone liked the fact that the game is available in a “full package” – that is, with DLC.
Slightly less enthusiastic port took SpazioGames, Gameblog, Multiplayer, Eurogamer, Game Revolution, Meristation, Attack of the Fanboy, We Got This Covered, Hardcore Gamer, Shacknews, Trusted Reviews, IGN and GameSpot. Observers of these resources generally agreed with colleagues and called Bethesda’s achievement commendable. However, unlike others, they could not fail to mention that it is a game, which six years ago turned six. During this time, the industry took a step forward, and Skyrim remained the same. Both externally and in terms of game mechanics, which in 2011 were not impressive.
The newest version of The Elder Scrolls V was least appreciated by the representatives of the Spanish branch of IGN, as well as by the employees of Gamer.nl and Everyeye. In their opinion, Skyrim does not deserve more than 75 points. In general, they had the same claims as those of the reviewers described above, but they made a special emphasis not so much on the fact that the game is old, how many on its problems. For six years since the release, they have become even more obvious. It’s about bad governance, “no” plot, weak visual component and general “awkwardness”. In addition, journalists were disappointed that the version for Switch does not support (and, most likely, will not) custom modifications. This, of course, can scare away many gamers.