But to get a grasp, moving your camera through water would cause a freeze. Some of the main quests need you to swim across bodies of water, so what you had to do was zoom your camera out as far as possible while swimming backwards at an incredibly slow speed across the frozen waters while navigating with your map. It especially pissed me off since I like Argonians, and breathing underwater means **** when doing so freezes the game. There are also massive combat issues. For instance how incredibly imbalanced the game can be. Executions benefit only NPC's and not the player. If you are playing on harder difficulties some attacks you cannot dodge, since enemies will just instantly enter an execution animation meaning they don't have to hit you. You just suddenly get a cutscene of you dying. Meaning that glass cannons are not viable, mind you being a mage or thief is being a glass cannon. You would need at least 300 health as a standard, 500 on higher difficulties meaning you'll have base mana and base stamina. As well some enemies do not miss you, such as Dragon Priests. While Ice and Fire attacks can be dodged, shock ones are instant. On high difficulties they can hit for over 500 damage. With maximum shock resistance, and 500 Health(Which is a *** ton), you can survive two hits. They can cast two at a time, and also deal damage to you ever second you are close to them while they also float.
Skyrim is actually far more difficult than Dark Souls if you ask me. But it isn't challenging, you just get killed because of poorly designed combat mechanics. Especially considering how enemies level, you have no idea how powerful an enemy is until they hit you. I was going into a bandit camp when suddenly I got hit from behind by a double thunderbolt from an enemy that in total hit me for 700 damage, basically the average health cap, at level 30 of 80. Dragons can land next to you then instantly execute you. They even added a new difficulty, Legendary. Your damage gets divided by like 4, while the enemy's is multiplied by 4. Meaning killing just normal bandits can take 5 minutes of you bashing on them, and if they hit you once you die. As well if they do an execution(Random Chance to) you just instantly die if they are remotely near you.
I enjoy Skyrim, but it has such a horribly designed combat system its baffling.