Originally Posted by Sean_W
We're talking about graphics, not atmosphere. I don't deny that Skyrim locations are some of the best out there, but for actual graphics fidelity it's pretty mediocre. Mountains look good because they are at distance, the actual texture fidelity is pretty awful on the rocks. Also there is a lot of cover up for what the engine cannot do and console limitations.
Atmosphere is part of the graphics. You can't just pick one area and call the graphics bad. Graphics should be based on a whole, including art design and atmosphere the game provides. If you want to argue about if the textures are good or bad then say that, not if the graphics are good or bad.