The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim was released last Friday to much fanfare and outstanding press, including Game Rant’s review. Featuring beautiful landscapes, outstanding gameplay, and a story that keeps players coming back (not to mention the endless quests), Skyrim is a game that no RPG fan should be without.
As is so often the case with games of this scope, bugs and glitches have reared their ugly heads now that gamers have had a chance to dive into the finer aspects of the experience. In Skyrim, most of these bugs are related to graphical issues, and primarily afflict the Xbox 360 version of the game. That is not to say issues are not present in the PC or PS3 versions of Skyrim; they just appear more often in the 360 version.
The main problem with Skyrim on Xbox 360 appears to be the previously reported texture scaling issue that has everyone anxiously awaiting the next patch from Bethesda. Here are a few videos of glitches that have been encountered so far.
The Floating Axe
If only Elisha could see this, except the axe head isn’t floating in water, it’s floating in mid-air. According to the creator of the video, the only way to make the axe disappear was to reload.
My kingdom for a texture map!
Yikes! The College of Winterhold is bug-a-licioious! The player cannot even distinguish the environment in this “wonderful” clip. Walking through walls? Someone call Kitty Pryde.
The Headless Mage!
No headless horseman here. Instead, it’s a headless female mage — or what looks like a mage. The character’s head is completely missing. Too bad the in-game characters don’t notice.
Though Skyrim has already been the recipient of a day one patch, Bethesda expects the game’s next title update to correct these issues.
Have any of you experienced these issues? Anyone find similar issues on the other platforms?
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
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