Maybe I've just been spoiled by Bioware, but the lack of character development is absolutely shocking. I'm quite happy with the game, the parts that are working anyways, but am surprised by the lack of depth. I know it's a bug, but your spouse leaving the chapel before the ceremony is done, no kiss or hug, no moonlight and roses...even the bleeding ability to sleep (yes, sleep) in the same bed would be great, instead of standing there while *he* is sleeping in the bed. In his full armour...
It's just that they offered it up but made less than a half-assed attempt at it.
Well, Bioware games do have the most character development and depth out of any series, ever, but still - even comparing TES characters to others from different RPGs, TES games fall short. Even within Bethesda: Fallout 3's James, our father, becomes someone we follow throughout the story and grow attached to. (F3 Spoiler!!!.......Needless to say, I cried when he sacrificed himself, and I was helpless to save him. Liam Neeson was amazing in that role.
) Skyrim doesnt have anyone like that.
I agree that the marriage feature felt more like a half-hearted service to the fans than an actual part of the game. It's a step in the right direction, but still I wish they had devoted more time for it.