This is a monumental, landmark game, and it's hard to think of how to actually improve it. My above points are thoroughly true and I stand by all of them. But as the score reflects, my heart is not in the criticism here, I’m just being perverse and desperate to find reasons to spend less time playing it. I really wish it was worse, because it’s going to be a painful draw on my evenings for months to come. 14 hours of play has merely scratched the surface of something utterly huge and engrossing. It won’t be to everyone’s taste, obviously – the geeky teenage fantasy note will put some off, and the sprawling world is overwhelming to the point that it really saturates you, there is too much to take in at once. Savour this like the finest of wines, if you can, and it will repay you with moment after moment of awe and wonder. I, however, will be drowning in this vintage until bubbles come out of my ears. Goodbye, everyone, I have to save Tamriel from darkness by stealing all its plates.