The latest DLC for Skyrim is good in theory but wildly mediocre in practice. Yes, you can create your own house, but there’s hardly any customization to speak of. Your house will look like the one in the picture here, whether you want it to or not.
So what can you choose? You can have a table in your main room .. or not. Oh, the options! Yeah, you can choose whether to have a trophy room on the back, or a library — but when it’s all said and done, we’re left with more of the same decorating styles from the main game. (In fact, given the varied home styles in the main game suited to whichever town the house is in, the generic homes in Hearthfire feel less special.)
I haven’t adopted yet, and there’s no adventuring or quests in this new DLC, so unless you’re really keen on slapping together some prefab homes for no real purpose, I’d say give this one a miss.
Bethesda.. Y U NO make awesome DLC for your awesome games!?