Overall: After playing the game for hundreds of hours I have not come to the end of the main quest, and there are still hundreds of side quests, even after you beat the game you could spend countless hours just exploring the land. There are only 3 downsides to this whole game and they are as such: the graphics are not all that great, the next problem is the load times, however the load times teach you patience which is a good thing I guess and finally is that the game will freeze up on occasion so I recommend saving every 15 minutes.
Gameplay: You can do whatever you want!! go waste an NPC, which by the way no 2 NPCs are alike, you can try to get all your skills to 100, you can go grave robbing, oyu can climb the ranks in guilds, there are hundreds of side quests you can do. You can go in search of the best weapons and armor in the game, and I've got to say that's not all! this game will suck you up and can't put the controller down! you better save often however because the game will freeze up about once every few hours but save often and you'll be fine.
Graphics: The people of the game seem kinda square, but there are real time shadows as well as many different weather conditions including: Rain, Fog, Snow (bloodmoon expansion only), clear days, partly cloudy, overcast, drizzle, downpour, and maybe more. The landscape is great complete with mountains, rivers, lakes, lava pits, and more.
Audio: There are only a few songs that are pretty good but they get old after hearing them hundreds and thousands of times. The NPCs in the game will comment you if you are wearing nice clothes or if you are naked they might tell you how disgusted they are to see you nude. After a while you can grab out your cd player because theses songs will get old. I have heard some people complaining about the footsteps in the game being too loud, however in the options menu you can control how loud the music, footsteps, and voice volumes are.
Railway Empire - Complete Collection includes 13 free updates, 8 extensive DLCs spanning iconic locations such as the Rocky Mountains, Sweden and Mexico, and brings to life 83 historically authentic locomotives.