Skyrim has fantastic graphics and is fun as hell and all that stuff, at first, after 20+ hours in I realized this is lame as hell. The game is trying to make you think your sweating it out make 1+ XP a hour, trying to make all your accomplishments seem like beating Shinobi on the PS2. Please excuse me if my argument seems scattered, I've never been good at essay writing. The leveling up system is a joke. Equilibrium + Healing and some tape = level 100 restoration. The game claimed to play how you want, dragons would show up at random. But if you do a few sidequests, a dragon, and any other enemy becomes a joke. There is no prestigious achievement in that game. You can't do what you want to do, because the game makes you do everything if you want to level up. You can\t just be a dualcasting mage unless you want to stay level 27 for a while. Why would a mage ever want to level up smithing? That't what Skyrim wants you to do to play the game.
All in all, you become OP level 20 and up in the game.
False promises, not as much freedom as you'd think.