Reviews for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard Nexway
DecentProfoundly_Mad | April 22, 2013 | See all Profoundly_Mad's reviews »
Dawnguard adds more quests to the game which extends the playtime of Skyrim. Not only that, there are two branching paths you can take doing those quests which lets you either become a vampire lord with added skills to the vampire tree or become a dawnguard which fights against the vampires and gives you access to crossbows.
It's decent but rather overpriced for what you get. There is a fun cameo appearance that will excite fans of Morrowind but it's only really worth picking up in a sale.
A series of interesting questspanz3r88 | Dec. 24, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Dawnguard is the first DLC released for Skyrim and it adds a new series of quest that increase the longevity of the game. The main aspect of this DLC is related to the possibility to become a vampire. If you decide to become a monster instead of fighting them you will gain incredible powers and you can for example drain life from the enemy or move faster. The DLC is quite long and it can be played in two different ways: you can decide to fight the vampire or become one of them. In each case the main quest and the side quests will be different
Interesting but overpriced...julio77777 | Dec. 12, 2012 | See all julio77777's reviews »
Dawnguard adds a 10-15 hour experience to skyrim, and revemps the werewolf/vampire system with all new skill trees for each transformation.
The Vampire Lord form is really powerful and fun to play with.
The new campaign is interesting, you will have to choose a side beetween vampire hunters and vampire lords, and there are new environments.
All in all it's pretty fun to play but too expensive. I suggest you wait for a deal to buy it...
Not badSam04956 | Dec. 3, 2012 | See all Sam04956's reviews »
Dawnguard was an all right "expansion", although I wouldn't recommend buying it for the $25 that I originally saw it for on steam. I bought it here on Green Man Gaming for $15 on sale and I think that it was definitely worth it.
I probably have spent at least 20 hours more with Skyrim because of this DLC. The new quest added by it will take about as long as any of the other guilds already in the game, but you can choose to be either a dawnguard or a vampire lord, so you could technically spend twice as much time by playing it on both sides with 2 different characters. Despite this, both factions have essentially the same quests, just from a different perspective; similar to the civil war quests.
The new crossbows that this DLC adds are nice, although some problems are that there is only a dwarven and regular crossbow, as well as upgraded versions of each. You also can only craft crossbows if you play as a dawnguard, unless you download a mod like me. Another thing that I didn't like about crossbows was that they automatically reload, meaning you are basically immobilized whenever you shoot it unless you have some archery perks to speed it up etc.
Overall this DLC was pretty fun, and I would say that if you can get this for less than about $15, maybe $20; then it will be worth the money. Another thing that I should point out though is that I was using mods with this, which may have changed the way I feel about this DLC, so hopefully I'm not giving the DLC more credit than it deserves. The main ones being the mod to allow crafting crossbows as a non-dawnguard, as well as the Better Vampires mod which makes playing as a vampire much more fun.