Thanks for Another Hilarious Top 100 List
Thanks, PC Gamer, for another hilarious Top 100 list. As usual, it was all over the place. Deus Ex dropped 20 or so spots, WoW jumped about 10 spots (good thing!), Portal came out of nowhere, Alpha Centauri (the highest reviewed game by you folks for YEARS) disappeared completely.
My biggest beef is Skyrim. Number 2? Really?! I bought it based on your recommendation and, don't get me wrong, it's a solid game but number 2 of all-time? No way. After about 12 hours of play, I've found the movement system quirky, the combat system wonky and the game is insanely slow (I just hit level 9 after picking 7000 pockets and making 47 iron gauntlets, which, strangely, seems to advance experience points more than adventuring).
Worst though, the load screens are utterly ridiculous! Admittedly, I don't have an $8,000 system with 2 video cards that your magazine reviews every issue but it runs WoW just fine (and Skyrim too, for that matter). The load screens take 1-2 MINUTES. It's crazy. And load screens happen constantly. Go into the inn---load screen; come out the inn---load screen; spend 5 seconds walking and go into Warmaiden's to buy some more gear---load screen. Battles are odd too. The same battle can give you a one-hit win or a one-hit loss, seemingly at random. I find myself saving the game after almost every kill so I don't have to redo a lot of progress (luckily, the saving is surprisingly quick).
On the up side, once you get used to the quirky movement and combat, it is a fun experience though. When I was skulking around the tombs of Bleak Falls Barrow, I actually got goosebumps as I wondered when I'd get jump by the next zombies. So don't get me wrong. It's a great game. Number 2 of all-time a month after release...? Doubtful.
Lastly, and this one's out of left field, where's the love for the Warlords series? I loved those games.