Skyrim came out November 11th and for the last seven days it’s the only game I have been playing.
My computer whom I use daily has set idle as I have totally engrossed myself in the Xbox 360 version of this game. The landscape is vast and beautiful and this game is one of those titles that you can take your time with and enjoy. Bethesda has hit a home run with Skyrim.
You awaken a prisoner of the empire. As you are waiting for your turn at the chopping block a story unfolds of a nation who is torn in civil unrest. Then it’s your turn and you are shuffled toward the removal of your head, you have chosen your race, but how is your relationship with the lord because your about to meet Him …needless to say your head is not removed from your body. I don’t want to give too much of the story away but if you are planning on staying with the story line it is well thought out and well written, but the true beauty of Skyrim is the fact that you can do whatever you want. Take as many side quest as you like. Explore the mountains and plains and gather ingredients for some rare potion. The possibilities are endless. Can I give you a step by step description of the first few minutes of game play? The answer is no. You will have a different playing experience then I have. Will you stop to admire the butterflies that are hovering just above the flowers or will you rush into a fight just so you can revel in the victory of battle? Are you a dual destruction spell caster are will you choose a more conventional way of dispatching your enemy? Me, I am a bow man but it’s your game to play, and thanks to Bethesda you can play it however you want to.
There are so many good things to say about Skyrim. The world is amazing and the designers held nothing back. The dungeons are expertly crafted complete with traps and the undead. There are plenty of ingredients and treasures to collect and you can spend hours just reading books that are scattered throughout the world of Skyrim. You can attack a mammoth and then run from the giant that will surely kill you. The way enemies react in the open environment is also impressive bandits will hide behind rocks and shoot arrows at you while there club wielding buddy flanks you. The dragons are also a pleasure to watch in action they will fight you head on or fly above you and swoop in for the attack just as a real dragon would do.- A real Dragon- hmmm. Has Bathsheba blurred the lines between fantasy and reality? I don’t know, but they have given the true RPG gamer something to sink their teeth into. This game will not be devoured in one sitting.