Dear Bethesda, makers of Skyrim.
Let me first thank you for bringing back the Fallout series, for that I am eternally grateful. Also, I'd like to add that I am having lots of fun playing Skyrim, but I do have to wonder about a few things.
There were the obvious things at first, such as why can't my companions ride horses? And what am I going to do with all these cabbages?
But now I have to ask you... why is this mountain goat stuck to the back of my horse? And why, when I'm riding, does my horse ride straight up a tree and then we fall from the top of it and hurt ourselves? Why does the skeleton corpse of the first dragon I slew constantly spawn on my head while leaving Whiterun?
I also wonder why see so many animals struggling to swim upstream in swiftly moving water. Of course I have to put them out of their misery... with fire of course. But Bethesda, why is that animal still on fire as it floats away? And when it bumps up against the river bank, how does it then set a deer on fire, which is then attacked by a wolf, who is then also lit on fire and which dies at me feet?
But this latest issue tops them all. I always thought with console games that I would be able to escape all those crazy glitches and moments of weirdness, because I was actually playing on a machine built for games, not a machine built for business with which i play games on.
While walking to the college in Winterhold, I noticed the snow flickering. Odd I though, so I took a little video. Then when the door is opened for me, there is a stone wall. But hey, this is a mages college, so maybe there are supposed to be walls where there are doors. I walk through the wall and go inside, talk to some lady who disappears through another stone wall, and when I follow her... I kid you not, it was like a scene out of a roadrunner cartoon. She was floating in the air for a moment, the castle or whatever building we were in was just sort of dissolving around us. I watched her fall, and then I fell too... down and down... it was a lovely view, and eventually I did die when I hit some sort of black pixely bottom.
Also, you can stand in front of the wench who is lighting those blue thingies and the light will stick to you and you can run around with it stuck to your face.
Other than that, I'm having a wonderful, time.
Sincerely (but with a hint of hesitation),
ps- why is my horse invincible? ...
Mood: Not Impressed
Playing: LA Noire