"I launched the Special Edition last night and began playing, but something about the audio seemed. off to me".
While it is the same game under the hood, it creates a sensation that this is not the same world we traversed 5 years ago. You're getting the entire game, all of its DLC (which ranges from decent to great) and the addition of mod support on consoles, with mod support in particular being an easy sell for console players.
Regardless of Bethesda's focus at the time, The Elder Scrolls 6 still has good chances to become a reality especially since it predecessor has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
Whenever a game gets remastered or upgraded, it's not always immediately obvious what makes the new version so much better. However, it was not clear about what part of the game will be shown.
If you're thinking about which platform-PS4 or Xbox One-to buy the Special Edition for, it looks like you can't go wrong with either, based on specs. You'll even find NPCs sheltering inside during storms complaining about the foul weather.Theyre small touches, but they make a big difference.
While mostly any major new game receives similar overwhelmingly, excruciatingly positive YouTube reviews upon their release, it is important for consumers that balance is provided by more critical reviews from various media outlets. The star in this regard is the volumetric lighting, which managed to leave me in awe all these years later as I stalked through Falkreath forests where moonlight dropped in ghostly shafts through the trees. It is great to know that titles released in the previous week did quite an wonderful job of making it on to the list, knowing they have not yet been even released for one whole week yet.
Ultimately, regardless of the fresh coat of paint, regardless of the mod situation console-to-console, Skyrim remains Skyrim. PlayStation 4 mods can only be as large as 1GB, and can't contain any assets that's aren't already in the game. These are the type of mods Bethesda hoped to bring to console with Skyrim: Special Edition.
The new version is definitely more muddy compared to the original. Most of the mods like the ones I've mentioned above are barely accessible on Xbox One and are downright impossible on Playstation 4.
In the short term SE will be more limited in terms of what mods you can play.. For Skyrim veterans, that meant you too.
Listen to the comparison here, OG Skyrim is first, and SE Skyrim second.