Firstly my original game of the year was LA Noire as i thought the charcater animations were groundbreaking (hopefully 2012 will be full of this new tech) but once i got my mitts on skyrim my GOTY had to be changed lol
I never played the previous Elder scrolls titles as It didnt really seem like my cup of tea but I did play fallout 3 and new vegas, which i love and thought id give Skyrim a try as the hype around this game was like a second coming. lol
I was expecting this to be like fallout eg with the bugs/freeze's and sketchy load times but how wrong was i. Seems like theyve taken the best elements out of the fallout system, re-worked them and left out all the bugs. Amazing.
Like I said before this is my first elder scrolls experience and I have to say im completley bouncing off the walls with this game, its awesome. The story and setting may not be everyones favorite genre (thats what put me of originally) but it really does suck you in after a couple of hours and makes you want to explore and experience everything the world has to offer.
Skyrim is filled with all sorts of people, animals, towns, dungeons, dragons etc and with the amazing graphics youll be seeing, they both make the world come to life in an amazing and beautiful way, it really is great achievment. The word feels warm and comfortable in some places, cold and scary in others but youll feel totally imursed in this fictional land. (much better than real life lol)
I have to say that the soundtrack and audio are also breathtaking, once you pop the disc in and the menu screen loads up, youll hear the coolest music ever which totally gets your dragon slaying, bandit bashing buzz on. Love it.
To sum up this game is amazing and even if its not the type of game you normally play or are wondering weather or not to buy it, id say DO IT. Like i said even if its not your type of game you'll deffinatley appreciate all the time and effort gone into this game.
Oh and if you think it may be a bit overwhelming id say that Bethesda have taken this into account and created a very easy and useful TASK menu which is great to use and very clrear.