Skyrim VR is not worth the $60 it asks for if you already own the original game or the Special Edition. If you get the game on sale it is completely worth it. The game is hard on your legs because it’s, as we all know, an enormous and extremely long game. The game can easily be over 50+ hours, and that is A LOT of standing. If you want to play Skyrim VR from a chair you can EASILY change the one setting in the ‘.ini’ file.
The graphics mostly hold up; I definitely recommend some mods to make it look better, and you can’t really play the game without a better lighting mod. The standing-over-the-map way you look at it is honestly a great idea, but you move way too slow in it. The Level Up system is just as horrible as in the original game, and the only thing that actually gives me motion sickness. The running/stamina feels a lot lower in this instead of in the original game, but that might be because I’m “immersed” as the character.
The independent movement of the arms during combat is absolutely the best; you can use 2 separate spells at the same time, or a one-handed weapon and a spell at the same time against 2 different enemies. The fact that you can’t remove someone’s limbs when fighting (especially in Virtual Reality) is disappointing, but there’s a mod for that. Being able to shoot arrows as fast as you physically can make even hard, overpowered bosses easier to deal with. Sneaking is ABSOLUTELY where the game’s immersion takes the cake, especially in a mission that requires you to sneak like; Diplomatic Immunity, being in Dwemer Ruins, or any of the Assassin/thieves guild missions.
I’ve noticed myself using the horse drawn carriage far more in this version of the game than any other version of the game. Combat is one of the strongest things in this game, and you can easily immerse yourself and forget about the real world. Overall I love this game, and can’t wait to waste a sh*t ton of my time in it.
8.5/10 – It’s alright.