The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim got a new add-on in the form of Hearthfire just last week but received mixed response from the fans as Bethesda opt to release it early for Xbox 360 before announcing it on other platforms such as PS3 and PC.
The question is, is Hearthfire worth the fuss? Let’s take a look at some of the reviews from some of the top online gaming publications.
“Hearthfire does have a couple fun new features to play around with, but home building and child rearing just isn’t interactive enough to feel genuinely personal.” – The Escapist (3 stars)
“At 400 Microsoft Points, Hearthfire is sensibly priced. At its best, it’s a neat distraction and a welcome change of pace from all of the slaying and looting.” – Digital Spy (3 stars)
“Despite the rugged, rough-hewn aesthetic of Skyrim, Hearthfire ultimately offers all the character and personality of an Ikea cupboard.” – Eurogamer (5/10)
“Should you download Hearthfire? Probably not. It’s not that Hearthfire is necessarily flawed, it’s that it offers an activity you’re probably not going to spend your time doing. If what I’ve described above sounds awesome, then download away. If not, maybe spend your MS points somewhere else.” – G4TV
“The additions are nifty, but Hearthfire isn’t for every Dragonborn. If you want to create a unique house in Skyrim, this add-on won’t provide that for you.” – Games Radar
At only 75 MB in size and priced at around $5, will you buy it?