Yes, I’m kicking off this series of posts with a pretty obvious choice…
I don’t blame anyone who’s read my Video Game Challenge posts to start groaning here, because I did talk about this game quite a bit. Well, a lot. For those of you who don’t know, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, is one of my favourite video games, which is why I recommending people play it today.
Skyrim is an open world fantasy RPG, which for those that don’t know, means its a big game set in a big fantasy world which you explore as a character you create. Now there is a story, your character is known as Dovahkiin or Dragonborn, an individual who can adsorb the souls of dragons. Your character arrives in the land of Skyrim at the right time, a dragon called Alduin is resurrecting the other dragons and only someone who can absorb dragon souls can stop him.
Now, the brilliant thing about Skyrim is that you don’t have to complete the main story. Nope, you can walk off in the opposite direction and make your own story. You can take part in the civil war, join a group of assassins, help gods with one of their various quests or even choose to explore a cave you’ve just stumbled on. I’ll admit it took me two years before I actually got round to completing the main story, which is a habit I have with most Bethesda games…
Visually the game still holds up, despite being over five years old and the soundtrack is amazing and suitably epic. But for me, the reason I recommend The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, is you can go and have the adventure you want.
If you’ve played Skyrim, let me know what your favourite quest or location was in the comments!
The Skyrim game cover image came from the Skyrim Wikipedia page.