to join the CVG community. Not a member yet? Join now!
CVG

Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Your comments on our articles.

Evil vampire or noble vampire hunter? It's your call

It's taken Bethesda 8 months to release the first piece of DLC for Skyrim. It fills the already expansive world map with new locations, quests, weapons, armour, and characters - and even throws in a few new gameplay features.... read more

Moderators : CVG Staff, CVG Moderators

Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby TheLastDodo » 28 Jun 2012, 15:05

It's worth buying just to see a vampire try to walk through a door.
TheLastDodo 77
 
Posts: 15839
Joined: 07 Jan 2011, 15:26

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby BenThomasFoster » 28 Jun 2012, 15:17

20 hours of gameplay... thats more than most full released games these days.
- I troll without realising it
- Don't listen to a word I say
User avatar
BenThomasFoster 49
 
Posts: 1527
Joined: 27 Aug 2010, 01:50
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby brookie_2001 » 28 Jun 2012, 15:39

This is how DLC should be done.
The only developers i've seen do DLC "right" are Bethesda and Rockstar (RDR, GTAIV). Also the way Bethesda release DLC so quickly and still release patches is amazing.
brookie_2001 62
 
Posts: 856
Joined: 17 Apr 2001, 18:35
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby metallicorphan » 28 Jun 2012, 15:45

I'll be picking this up tomorrow,i loved Shivering Isles for Oblivion and that was 2100 points....just depends if i can get used to the controls again after playing so much Dragon's Dogma
Image
User avatar
metallicorphan 60
 
Posts: 3577
Joined: 14 Mar 2007, 07:54
Location: United Kingdom
Xbox Live: metallicorphan
PSN ID: metallicorphan
Wii Code: 8008135-111111111

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby wwinterj » 28 Jun 2012, 16:13

brookie_2001 wrote:This is how DLC should be done.
The only developers i've seen do DLC "right" are Bethesda and Rockstar (RDR, GTAIV). Also the way Bethesda release DLC so quickly and still release patches is amazing.


I'd prefer expansion packs myself. Expansion packs cost around £20 and that's almost the same price as this DLC. However I do agree with you. When doing DLC this is how it should be done.
Image
Image
User avatar
wwinterj 50
 
Posts: 1509
Joined: 18 Dec 2009, 22:47
Location: United Kingdom
Xbox Live: wwinterj
PSN ID: wwinterj

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby sened9 » 28 Jun 2012, 16:17

20 hours? I done mine in around 5 hours.
[img]http://gamercards.exophase.com/133499.png?32800917[/img]
User avatar
sened9 25
 
Posts: 208
Joined: 15 Sep 2009, 08:36
Location: United Kingdom
Xbox Live: Sened11
PSN ID: Sened2008

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby glavias » 28 Jun 2012, 16:37

I wonder why you can't go into first person mode as a werewolf or vampire lord.. people might use it more especially werewolf..
User avatar
glavias 37
 
Posts: 36
Joined: 10 Jul 2007, 11:24
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby flowerday11 » 28 Jun 2012, 16:46

my only worry is that i am already too powerful for it. I'm sure i am level 67 and i was killing everything with ease when i stopped playing. Hopefully the new baddies are a bit of a challange.
Be excellent to each other.
flowerday11 33
 
Posts: 100
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 11:10
Location: United Kingdom
Xbox Live: doing_this_for_jesus

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby damoxuk » 28 Jun 2012, 16:57

most people probably will take 20 hours or more - or maybe if you already have a super powerful char as it is you could just fly through it (fly? geddit) oh nvm.
User avatar
damoxuk 54
 
Posts: 1755
Joined: 03 Nov 2007, 12:30
Location: United Kingdom
Xbox Live: damoxuk
PSN ID: damoxuk
Steam: damoxuk

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby BeauBeau » 28 Jun 2012, 17:03

For me, this is what I imagine being a recovering alcoholic is like, when someone offers you a beer. I have got to stay out of Skyrim, man. You just don't know what it's like for me in there...

(Except for those of you that do, of course.)

And the worst thing? There are 1,500 Xbox live points in my account. 1,500. Not 1,600. God-damn it, not only do I need a fix: I also need to get someone to hit me up for it. Now I understand The Wire...
BeauBeau 48
 
Posts: 662
Joined: 21 Aug 2007, 20:17
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby billybouffant » 28 Jun 2012, 20:33

Anyone else quite unimpressed by it? I loved Skyrim but this is just not my cup of tea. Plus it must have crashed on me at least 5 times already

--edit--
scratch that, 6 times. Literally turned it on and tried to kill someone and it froze YET AGAIN
billybouffant 44
 
Posts: 62
Joined: 01 Nov 2011, 00:56
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby damoxuk » 28 Jun 2012, 22:23

That's the s**t thing about MS points you have to buy them in certain quantities. Rather than straight up £$ like everything else in the WORLD. :)
User avatar
damoxuk 54
 
Posts: 1755
Joined: 03 Nov 2007, 12:30
Location: United Kingdom
Xbox Live: damoxuk
PSN ID: damoxuk
Steam: damoxuk

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby Nitramuse » 28 Jun 2012, 22:32

billybouffant wrote:Anyone else quite unimpressed by it? I loved Skyrim but this is just not my cup of tea. Plus it must have crashed on me at least 5 times already

--edit--
scratch that, 6 times. Literally turned it on and tried to kill someone and it froze YET AGAIN


It's just more of the same IMO.

I also had a bunch of crashes and they seem to appear randomly. It's also stupid you can't fit trough certain doors as a Vampire Lord. You have to revert, enter the door(way) and transform back again, that in combination of unresponsive transformation made me choose the Dawnguard. Werewolf FTW!

Other than that, I like it and I'm back in Skyrim.

Oh, and Serena needed to stop stealing my kills I wanted to feed on. :P
3DS Friendcode: 1805-2153-7566
Nitramuse 43
 
Posts: 448
Joined: 22 Sep 2008, 09:18

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby rmorgan779 » 29 Jun 2012, 07:56

DONE THE DAWNGUARD SIDE EXCELLENT CROSSBOWS ARE CLASS
rmorgan779 30
 
Posts: 165
Joined: 03 Oct 2011, 05:39
Location: United Kingdom
Xbox Live: rmorgan779
PSN ID: azreal779

Re: Dawnguard review: Our verdict on Skyrim's first DLC

Postby metallicorphan » 29 Jun 2012, 08:11

damoxuk wrote:That's the s**t thing about MS points you have to buy them in certain quantities. Rather than straight up £$ like everything else in the WORLD. :)



True,i wish they would do bundles of 100 points..However,i certainly wouldn't want them to get rid of MSP because UK would have to pay a lot more then(we are currently one the countries who pay the least for DLC through MSP)
Image
User avatar
metallicorphan 60
 
Posts: 3577
Joined: 14 Mar 2007, 07:54
Location: United Kingdom
Xbox Live: metallicorphan
PSN ID: metallicorphan
Wii Code: 8008135-111111111

Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: gmcb007, Google [Bot], Metatasian, the1paz, Yahoo [Bot] and 10 guests

The forum teamDelete all forum cookiesAll times are UTC [ DST ]