After being fun for a couple months, even with the expansions and mods it's just a buggy boring mess..
Agreed, especially on the xbox 360 (worse I guess on the ps3, which won't even get dawnguard?)
You also outscale the game so fast, in regards to difficulty. By the time dawnguard came out, I walked through it. This was on the most difficult setting.
Prior to dawnguard coming out, when bugs prevented me from doing many things, I was just going around the country side killing the most awesome dragons in a few hits of a one handed sword (on master difficulty.)
In fact, the "difficulty" of the game had become managing bugs, so you were still able to play at all, as well as possibly keeping your companion from dying to some bug. That is why I settled on Mjoll, who is flagged "essential."
Ironically, Bethesda waited to fix all of the bugs that I found playstopping just UNTIL dawnguard was released; They obviously did that on purpose, since who is going to buy an addition for a game they can't play? Previous to the pre-dawnguard fix, I was unable to enter a couple of my homes where all of my loot was stashed (as well as many other areas on the map, as the size of my savegame files increased.)Meanwhile, the most UNDERRATED game I played on the xbox 360 (of the same type):
That game was kind of everything skyrim wasn't. It was bug free, it scaled as you leveled and you could actually possibly DIE (due to something besides a bug.)
The only bad thing about dragon's dogma was also its best thing; The pawns were kind of a bother, as well as being awesome.
You could use other people's pawns, so you go and check the rift to get updated pawns. Besides the "joke" ones, where guys purposefully gave them stuff to make them look nearly naked, it was kind of fun to try to find a "good one." This is because this was also the WORST feature; A lot of people just don't have the hang of what settings the pawns need to do what you want.
While having such troubles in the bug ridden xbox 360 skyrim, a guy at work mentioned how much fun his kid was having in dragon's dogma. I did not like the demo of dragon's, but bought it anyway to take a chance. I'm so glad I did.
I'd kill for some dragon's dogma expansion stuff, since the DLC stuff was just a few more quests and is not very highly rated. But it seems there won't be any, since the game did so well that Capcom is going to make more games in that franchise instead.