Originally Posted by FastRedPonyCar
and pretty much every reviewer of skyrim so far has cited at least that much time playing skyrim and are saying that they've barely scratched the surface of the game.
Bethesda's games have never been about simply completing the main quest and then putting the game down. The main quest is sort of just an option in the much grander scheme of the world.
Edit: when I played fallout 3, I spent a week playing the game before even starting step 1 of the main quest.
that one of many things I didn't like about oblivion. world is in crisis, all these gates to oblivion are opening, world will be consumed by evil. and yet you have you have time to search or some pies or potatoes.
all these side quest are completly un-attached from the main quest, which sucks.