The game is great. The chars have a lot more personality, and the visuals are great. I love when you first go up to the barrow and there is so much snow that it becomes dark. This game looks great because of the art more than tech. One small detail that shows this is the tree stump in the first village. Wood fibers spike up the middle where the tree was not cut with a saw and ripped. It would have been so easy to just make a flat surface and slap a texture on that and be done with it.
If anyone doesn't like the melee combat, start using a bow. Im playing a theif with a bow and it makes the game more complex because you have to have a good attack spot where you can see your target, but also get somewhere to hide incase his friends come.
The buffs from those stones and perks seem very powerful. Right now I have a buff that causes my stealth to level quickly, but I'm tempted to get the necromancy buff so I can summon skeletons who can tank for me while I arch.
I'm still early in the game. Is there a way to get a horse without paying? I killed a noble on a horse out in the middle of no where, but I was not "hidden" when I went into stealth, despite no one being around.
Also, turn mouse acceleration off in SkyrimPrefs.ini
The resurrected Nords are how I imagined the others in Game of Thrones to look:
Here are screen shots from someone who kills women, keeps their corpses, then arranges them in sexual positions.