Picture this: You wake up from a delirious
slumber, to find your hands bound, inside a horse-drawn cart. You remember your name,
that you’re a criminal, and that you are sitting near three strangers. The cold air blows through
your soul and chills you to the core. A short while later, you ride into town, and you realize
that your last moments are nigh, as you are being led by Imperial soldiers to your execution.
One stranger is led to the block and summarily executed. As you brace for the cold kiss of
the executioner’s axe, a strange roar fills the blustery air, and all of a sudden, a mythical,
winged beast appears. Two hundred years after the events of Oblivion, this is what sets
the stage for adventure, mystery, and discovery in the fifth installment in the legendary
fantasy RPG series, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, developed and published by Bethesda. One of
the most highly anticipated games of the year if not in gaming history, Skyrim shines like
no other, and I mean no other game you’ve ever played, and to describe it in just one
video is not enough. I’ve decided to begin with the setting of this game, the stage where
the player character known as the Dragonborn is front and center, the defender of Tamriel
against Alduin, the god of destruction in the lore of the Nords, the featured race of
Skyrim. First of all, if you’ve played, read, or watched any kind of fantasy story and enjoyed
it, Skyrim is right up your alley. This is a land of lore, magic, wizardry, battleaxes,
and most of all, boundless opportunity for adventure. The high king of the snowy, mountainous
land of Skyrim has been assassinated by the aspiring high king of the Nords, Ulfric Stormcloak,
and as a result civil war has beset the province. Dragons, once just a thing of legend, are
attacking villages and destroying them. Often times you’ll find yourself wandering around
Skyrim, the northernmost section of the continent of Tamriel, and all of a sudden, you’ll come
across encampments, caves, hot springs, and ancient ruins belonging to the Nords. But
most impressive in this landmark title is the living, breathing landscape that makes
up so much of your experience. Finding yourself wandering amongst stories-tall evergreens,
majestic cliffs and peaks, animals like foxes, moose, caribou, and wolves, and constantly
being on your guard in case of a bandit ambush are all factors in how immersive the Skyrim
experience is. As anyone familiar with Norse mythology or the Scandinavian landscape would
know, Skyrim is heavily influenced by both, and it is especially evident in ancient Nord
tombs, full of burial urns, embalmed and preserved people known as Draugrs, and ancient artistry
that reflects not only the people, but all the surrounding elements of that time, including
animals, descriptions of magic, and countless cryptic messages. Even towns are dynamic in
their setting, much improved over past installments of the Elder Scrolls series, where NPCs may
have been just standing around quietly. As you search for answers about yourself through
this enchanting world of Skyrim, you’ll uncover more and more, and through this past weekend,
some may have already found their calling as a Dragonborn, aided either the rebel Stormcloaks
or the incumbent Imperial crown, or even climbed every mountain in the land. Regardless, this
isn’t even scratching the surface of the story behind this timeless game, since you are the
most important factor of all. Join me for my next video as I discuss the gameplay and
mechanics that are central to your success in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

CGRundertow THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM for PC Video Game Review Part One
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100 thoughts on “CGRundertow THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM for PC Video Game Review Part One

  • November 16, 2011 at 11:27 pm
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    @fsmetal Start off dead? Dark Souls…

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  • November 17, 2011 at 12:01 am
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    @sirearein the first 3 minutes have not been known to me cause i went through the effort to avoid it, no other gaming review site showed the opening scene because they knew it would spoil it for some people, they gave a brief vague description and didn't just flat out spoil it for those who wanted to go in fresh.

    Its just careless reviewing on their part.

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  • November 17, 2011 at 1:20 am
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    @FaggotsFreaksFools well to be fair this game is fucking awsome, and isnt that a what a review is, pointing out whats good and bad about the game, trust me there isnt anything bad about this game

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  • November 17, 2011 at 4:00 am
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    Looks great I would like it to be release for the Wii U with motion controls. Ill play it for that.

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  • November 17, 2011 at 4:16 am
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    @FaggotsFreaksFools Derek has his own cgr account

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  • November 17, 2011 at 5:59 am
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    wtf this is the xbox360 version

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  • November 17, 2011 at 8:00 am
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    @YesseBify playing with a 360 controller

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  • November 17, 2011 at 8:03 am
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    SKYRIM!!!!!!!!!!

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  • November 17, 2011 at 1:16 pm
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    @DLDAcoustics whatta hell if you dont want spoilers dont watch..

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  • November 17, 2011 at 1:32 pm
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    @sandj777 Thanks so much for the heads up man. Hate when reviews do that. You saved me alot of frustration, pal.

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  • November 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm
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    No offense Eric, but with a game this huge, this review is *extremely* premature, seriously.

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  • November 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm
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    @Pentagram619 yeah that can be the case…..

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  • November 17, 2011 at 7:58 pm
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    @drumsticks57 and how does one review a game without telling something about it? And always if the game is new you can always use your brain if the review says part one, one can asume that this is gona be large one..

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  • November 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm
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    Good 🙂 Good game it is so huge

    And most things work.. that is one of the biggest things there is SO MUCH content and guess what.. 99% works!

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  • November 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm
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    @drumsticks57 Agree in most parts but lenght of the review actually matters since the longer it is more there is content hence the possibility of spoiler (not that i give a shit i usually want to know the plot beforehand )

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  • November 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm
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    You obviously never played Witcher2. That said this is still a good game.

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  • November 18, 2011 at 11:51 pm
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    Best part of this game, Sheogorath.

    Blue Palace… nuff said.

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  • November 20, 2011 at 1:04 am
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    @Tobolococo

    You're only right about the "not open world".

    For the "countless quests" bullshit enjoy doing fetch quests and kill 10 bears type of quests. And as for the "story is so boring" that's 100% based on OPINIONS. And the story it's definitely superior than the "ancient evil is awakening" behind Skyrim story. PLUS on that all combat is better in Witcher skyrim melee is a button masher. Better characters and dragons in skyrim are underwhelmingly easy to kill.

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  • November 20, 2011 at 7:07 am
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    @sandj777 well why would you watch a review then dumbass

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  • November 21, 2011 at 5:32 am
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    So he actually could of made this in one video. All he basically said is: the world and environment is more interactive; the game combat mechanic's have improved; the graphics look unsurpassable; and that there is a lot of content. Other than that all he basically did was give an overview of the plot.

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  • November 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm
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    @WhereItsAt713 To see if the game is worth buying, dumbass. Why would you watch a review if you already own the game?

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  • November 28, 2011 at 1:33 am
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    @gamekidillon12 i dont remember saying anything about watching reviews about games you own, you gotta expect spoilers if you are looking up stuff on the game especially a review, if you dont want to see any spoilers then why would you look up the game to begin with? i think you sir are the dumbass.

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  • November 28, 2011 at 1:37 am
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    @WhereItsAt713 Yeah, I'm the dumbass. You should just buy games without knowing if they're good or not, that makes perfect sense.

    Reviews are there purely so cautious buyers can know the quality of the product they want to purchase, by putting long, explicit spoilers in a review is not a good idea. Plenty of reviews don't have major spoilers, this one does.

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  • November 28, 2011 at 11:57 am
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    i don't like skyrim, am 10 hours in the game, and still find it boring as hell..

    Meh

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  • November 30, 2011 at 5:11 am
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    what games do you find not boring those of you who find skyrim boring?

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  • December 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm
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    @kiaelinkx you're playing it an awfully long amount for someone not bored, don't worry I said the same thing about dark souls, then I changed my mind. These hours you don't get back 😛

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  • December 1, 2011 at 10:33 pm
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    @gamekidillon12 yeah, but this is classic game room? They are known for increased depth in reviews, ESECIALLY games like this. You should check out their review of Ocarina of Time. Oh wait you'll say "everyone knows the ending to that game", well, no new gamers discover every day. I'm glad actually, because no other review actually describes what it's about, except ("it looks cool, derp derp") in prosaic language.

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  • December 1, 2011 at 10:46 pm
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    @piercetruth34 zelda <3

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  • December 1, 2011 at 10:46 pm
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    @mikejpete actually i found it to be just a very sloooooow game to get into the real thing, now i'm really enjoying it ^_^

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  • December 10, 2011 at 11:47 pm
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    So i began a new game yesterday and in my previous save game i had allready joined the dark brotherhood. I walk the roads and who do i find but the Jester bringing the nightmother to the dark brotherhood near Farlkreath. This game keeps suprising me, i recommend starting a new game, its awesome to try out different skills.

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  • December 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm
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    Skyrim is shit.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 3:41 pm
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    This is by far the greatest RPG I've ever played…and I've played a lot of them. I have yet to say "well, that was a complete waste of time" after doing a sidequest. Everything you do reaps a reward. I actually WANT to do sidequests.

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  • December 17, 2011 at 11:28 pm
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    @seshy100inuyasha How did your comment not get buried in dislikes already?

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  • December 20, 2011 at 1:56 am
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    I used to watch reviews like this, but then- fuck it imma go play some skyrim!

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  • December 20, 2011 at 1:59 am
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    @seshy100inuyasha problem? go back and play some runescape little bitch!

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  • December 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm
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    @seshy100inuyasha So sad…

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  • December 20, 2011 at 11:07 pm
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    SSKKKKKKKYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYMMMMMM

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  • December 21, 2011 at 4:19 am
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    i feel it IS my duty to say one thing. ahem, FUS RO DAH

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  • December 22, 2011 at 5:01 am
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    This is not a fucking review. You're just talking about the plot.

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  • December 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm
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    I want Mark to review this!!!

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  • December 26, 2011 at 5:09 am
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    Got it today, but playing arkham city first

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  • December 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm
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    Why CGRundertow? i want Mark to do this… we're all fucked. its boring because of cgrundertow

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  • December 27, 2011 at 7:17 am
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    Did mark just go through puberty?

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  • December 27, 2011 at 5:43 pm
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    my ps3 got corrupted and now i cant play it anymore… now i have to play oblivion (x-box 360)

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  • December 30, 2011 at 8:56 am
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    @a2r1v1i2s The second game in the series (daggerfall) took place over the entire area of Tamriel, so skyrim is smaller than daggerfall.

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  • January 4, 2012 at 5:03 am
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    @ProtoMario It's cool to see what happened to your character from Oblivion huh?

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  • January 4, 2012 at 5:32 am
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    @KNIGHTMAREMANIAC I am surprised anyone else got that, you sir are cleaver.

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  • January 6, 2012 at 8:08 am
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    I want to hear mark talk about this game dammit. Not this CGR undercock

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  • January 18, 2012 at 1:16 am
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    Classic game room, you suck ass with your spoilers. Show gameplay not opening story plot.

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  • January 18, 2012 at 10:50 pm
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    Yo dis copied AreallIT's(romanian channel) review or that one copied this one??? It's da same footage.

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  • January 23, 2012 at 4:30 am
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    @rajkamaldas ummmmmm elder scrolls has sold waaay more copies of games than prince of Persia and I think it would be safe to say that Skyrim itself will eventually prolly after a year sell more copies than all of the prince of Persia games combined

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  • January 23, 2012 at 4:31 am
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    BEST.GAME.EVER.

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  • January 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm
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    @ShovelHorse go play tes II daggerfall, great game

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  • February 8, 2012 at 7:16 pm
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    this reviewer is pronouncing every word like he is talking to retards O_o

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  • February 14, 2012 at 2:57 am
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    this guys getting pretty good

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  • February 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm
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    Monotone voice reading script is Monotone.

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  • March 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm
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    @DaveTheSodaGuy0 And Skyrim is a console game, I don't see your point.

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  • March 5, 2012 at 11:13 pm
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    @mangahawk92 Does the term "console exclusive" mean anything to you?

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  • March 6, 2012 at 6:16 am
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    @DaveTheSodaGuy0 Yes, but considering Mark has done Fallouts, Just Cause, CoDs etc etc, so it isn't really a word needed here.

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  • March 6, 2012 at 11:40 am
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    @mangahawk92 have you seen him review any game that's available for the pc lately?

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  • March 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm
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    @DaveTheSodaGuy0 Touché, he's been hardly reviewing even proper console games lately…

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  • April 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm
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    Anyone found out how you destroy the economy of a town,like we were told? No, neither have I!

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  • April 29, 2012 at 1:38 am
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    Wow it sounds like everyone here wants to suck this guy Mark's dick. Chill out its just a game review lol. Skyrim is the best game ever.

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  • May 3, 2012 at 2:31 am
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    I used to love Skyrim, but then I played Witcher 2 and the former game became history….!

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  • May 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm
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    never was a fan of the Elder's skrolls but this game looks cool

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  • May 14, 2012 at 10:19 am
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    i never liked the elder scrolls, but once i played skyrim i realised that i was missing out on some great games.

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  • May 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm
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    headshot

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  • May 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm
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    It could've used the "karma" system from Fallout 3 but I think Bethesda said that it wasn't very Elder Scroll-ish.

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  • June 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm
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    yeah u can make it in one 15 minute video not 3 5 minute video

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  • June 3, 2012 at 8:39 am
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    well if you don't nothing will ever happen and the game will be pretty "dry"

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  • June 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm
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    If you don't care then go play another game.

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  • June 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm
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    exactly that, now go continue hating games you won't play.

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  • June 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm
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    Say that about your real life, it's just the same.

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  • June 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm
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    So you make animations on youtube, i bet you have a lot of influense with the president. My point is that you can kill people in real life, but you don't have to, because you can try to care about the people in it and about what happens.

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  • June 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm
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    hm, i actually get your point there. However i liked it and it's a fun story if you follow the main plot line. I get your point at the factions. The main plot is a lot more engaging then the others. The animation stuff was just a "creepy wonka" reference since you said "you have no idea who you're talking to." That sounded a bit arrogant. But i get your point.

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  • June 11, 2012 at 12:17 am
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    whats the difference between cgrundertow and just classic game room?

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  • June 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm
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    NO
    Al-Du-een

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  • June 16, 2012 at 9:47 pm
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    One has The Mark, the other does not. When you watch cgrundertow, you're in the back seat. You're Goose, not Mav.

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  • June 16, 2012 at 9:50 pm
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    For the first hour, I fought Skyrim was amazing. Then it realized how soulless the characters and settings are. The main story is uninspired, the side quests are pointless. Inventory management is awkward.

    Can't bring myself to play it anymore.

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  • June 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm
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    once in a while there's mark in the cgrundertow.

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  • June 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm
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    i dont care with nobody says skyrim the shit! BEST RPG GAME EVER!!

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  • June 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm
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    I'm afraid i completely disagree.

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  • June 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm
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    is this game good…because most of the time you only talk to people?!?!

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  • July 6, 2012 at 4:14 am
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    Razorfists review is better.

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  • July 10, 2012 at 12:33 am
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    my next video is scripted

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  • August 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm
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    I wish Mark did the review.

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  • October 21, 2012 at 11:53 pm
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    His dialouge sounds WAY to scripted.. It's just annoying

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  • November 24, 2012 at 3:38 am
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    Good review. Can you throw nades at dragon?

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  • December 1, 2012 at 2:35 am
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    Hmmm ok!

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  • December 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm
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    why does cgrundertow do the good games we want mark!!!!

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  • December 7, 2012 at 9:49 pm
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    I agree davg.

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  • February 25, 2013 at 2:17 am
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    Oh my god!!! a cgrudertow review that is longer then 3 min.!!!!

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  • April 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm
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    If Mark did the review(s) we all know what would've happened, I mean, come on. He would have compared it to some old Vectrex game, would've ignored the story line and plot, would've ran around making fun of the game world, but most of all, it would've been brilliant, because it would've been Mark…

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  • April 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm
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    I love rpg's like this to bad they're so buggy but oh well

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  • May 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm
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    I have you kill shop keeper and then there worker becomes a beggar

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  • July 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm
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    Mario is Paarthynax.

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  • November 10, 2013 at 10:11 pm
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    You guys should do morrowind

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  • April 26, 2014 at 9:48 am
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    This game is hella overrated.

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  • March 18, 2015 at 12:11 pm
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    Am I the only one who absolutely hates this game?

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  • April 27, 2015 at 1:20 pm
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    there wasnt much to do in the games once i put on cheats and i had unlimited money with dragon armour i did this withing the first hour of the game i want my money back

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