Reviews for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim® - Hearthfire™
A fun DLC to bring into the world of Skyrimalanmaz567 | July 12, 2014 | See all alanmaz567's reviews »
In this DLC you are able to build your own house, there are a lot of rooms you can add to your house, in which you pick where you want to create those rooms and what you want to use them for. This DLC is definitely worth your money. This DLC give you the option to build 2 houses and in each land the house may look different. In this add-on you are able to adopt a child. You also have to protect your house from unwanted visitors such as bandits and giants. you can store your items or even create items in your house. I definitely recommend getting this DLC.
A good little DLCSganotak | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all Sganotak's reviews »
This DLC may not include an epic storyline with tons of new objects and quests like the other two and it Just gives you the opportunity to build your own house from scratch
The three holds of the game that didn't have a purchasable property now offer you the choice to purchase a deed and build your own house there
The housebuilding itself is pretty limited so don't expect it to have the depth of The Sims or Minecraft. However it's still pretty good since you have lots of different foundations, room types and interior design options
Outside of house building and material collecting this DLC also adds some new options, like child adoption and hiring of a follower as a steward. There are also some fun new quests like protecting your property from raids or rescuing your family from kidnappers.
A minor issue I had with the DLC is that sometimes items that you place in display cases or bookcases tend to glitch
Hearthfire is a nice small DLC at a fair price that adds a lot of interesting features to the game
For a bargain, brings life into SkyrimIthuraen | Dec. 28, 2013 | See all Ithuraen's reviews »
A DLC package that breathes a little more life and adds a sense of home and ownership to parts of Skyrim. This addon gives you a small range of land parcels that you can choose from to start building a house and home. The choices are limited unfortunately, but the price is very good for a few hours extra content and the chance to really make a family of your own in a much more personalised house than vanilla Skyrim ever offered. The customisation of the house brings its own benefits too, including extra plants in a greenhouse for alchemists, a complete forge for armourers or even a coffin in your cellar for vampires to regenerate, all giving suitable buffs for your character or certain powers.
The adoption and pet adoption mechanic seems to fit into the game seemlessly, with the childrens' interactions fully voice acted, and the stewards also reprise their role of voice actors from the followers you had in vanilla Skyrim.
There are really no faults or problems with the addon except the occasional bug I had where part of my house disappeared until I reloaded a save, but unfortunately there is no "more" to this than what's written on the box.
For a small DLC at a low price, it is worth it if you're after a house suited to your needs, if not all your wants.