Dissatisfaction with Skyrim Dawnguard DLC
When we had first learned news of the very first Skyrim DLC we had high hopes because Dawnguard had the opportunity to be so good, not only offering fresh new content but also bringing in hours more gameplay as well. Many fans felt the same way and had hoped that the expansion pack would be something special, but it seems as though dissatisfaction with the DLC is starting to grow.
This is a little shocking because the footage that was shown during E3 did promise so much more, but is it as bad as some of the fans are saying – well we thought we would take a look at two recent reviews to gauge some sort of idea.
Kotaku has spent some time with Dawnguard and while they go into detail regarding many aspects of the expansion pack, we thought we would just see what those good and bad points were. Firstly they said that the DLC allowed them to visit the world of Skyrim once more, along with having the awesome lady who’s the Vampire Quests follower.
However, the quest is said to be boring and the DLC seems to have brought yet more bugs to the game. We’re pretty shocked to read that Kotaku advises you not to even bother to play Dawnguard; we’re not sure we would completely agree – where do you stand on the expansion?
Joystiq builds the review of Dawnguard up pretty big and we thought that maybe they were feeling pretty positive about the game, but they then said that even though all the new content sounds fun, it’s not. In the past we had asked if you will be choosing the side of the Vampire Lord or as a Vampire Hunter, it now seems as though the latter would be the better choice because in the review they point out that the third-person view of being a Vampire Lord is not that great because of those huge bat-like wings get in the way.
They conclude by saying that the new content has no entertainment value and that it’s worse than the main part of the game. The biggest issue is with the price, as we’re hearing from many fans that $20 is too much to pay for such little content. Now we know that some fans of Skyrim will say that you should not complain about one thing in the new DLC, but when that one thing is the main selling point of the game you can see why those who have paid for the new Skyrim expansion are a little dissatisfied.