Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg
Anyone having trouble with lag?
The game is getting bashed on Meticritic by user's reviews. Mostly 10's and 9's for a few weeks after the release and now just a bunch of 0's. Even the overall review score has changed. I noticed a few weeks ago the PS3 version was at 95, with 25 reviews, and now it's at 92, with only 12 or so reviews. It appears some sites/mags have pulled their reviews because of the lag issue.
I have a newer PS3 and am at level 35. I've noticed some issues with lag and some glitches, but I've been able to overcome the lag somewhat by occasionally just re-booting the PS3. Also, I don't if this helps, but I don't create a new file every time I save (which is often). I just overwrite the previously saved file.
The lag is worse in the open world when a lot is going on (fighting a dragon and multiple enemies, etc.), but I've had no issues in any dungeon.
I have cleared everything in the main quest except taking out Alduin. I have the dragon caught that will take me to Alduin, but in the meantime, I'm trying to clear every dungeon and side quest. When I level up I mainly focus on perking what I use the most: lock picking, sneak, 2 and 1 handed combat, archery, etc. I rarely use any magic except the occasional dragon shout and restoration. I just skip any alchemy and magic perks, even though I have completed the college of Winterhold quests and have becoem the arch-mage there. I'm not sure what that makes me, but someone at the office gave me a label based on my playing personality that I described. I just can't remember right now what it was.
Basically, I'm just a sneaky thug.
I have had a few issues with lag on the PS3. Not nearly as bad as what I've seen reported.
I would save at least 3-4 save files, and just replace the oldest one when you save. Sometimes you can run into a quest bug that makes a quest unplayable, and going back just to your latest save won't fix it. If you have 3-4 saves, it's more likely you will be able to go back to a time when the bug doesn't happen.
All in all, I have enjoyed this game a lot.