Thero’s Recommended Gaming: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Yes, I’m kicking off this series of posts with a pretty obvious choice…

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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.

 

9 thoughts on “Thero’s Recommended Gaming: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

  1. I pretty much loved everything about Skyrim but probably my favourite overall part was working my way up in the thieves guild and I quite enjoyed some of the fetch quests they sent me on, mostly because in the process I’d usually come across a whole lot of other places to explore or steal from. Basically anything that kept me moving around the map and finding new things was fun.

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  2. Great recommendation Thero! I played Skyrim, but I have to admit that I liked Oblivion just a tad better. It’s the same concept from the same developers so it doesn’t matter too much. I loved joining all of the guilds and making sure that I wasn’t caught interacting in like the Dark Brotherhood or something. My characters have always been stealh Khajits. I loved being an assassin and Thief. It was the best part of the game for me. Oh and I added you on Steam finally!

    -Luna 🙂

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    1. I love Oblivion, but for anyone new to the Elder Scrolls series, I would recommend Skyrim to start with, as some of the RPG mechanics are simplified.
      My characters tend to be stealthy Wood Elves (Bosmer) who join the Thieves Guild and the Dark Brotherhood.
      I did notice you popped up on my Steam friend list. I’ve left you a message on Steam. 🙂

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  3. The Otaku Judge

    Skyrim is a bit like Witcher 3 for me. On paper they both sound like games I would love, but they are so huge that I could never find the time to beat them.

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  5. What do I love about Skyrim? The question is what don’t I love about it? It’s my favorite game of all time and I write way too much about it :). I have a modding series, adventure series, and everything in between on it. I love this game.

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    1. I understand where you are coming from. Yes, it has some flaws but Skyrim is a fantastic example of a game that people just can’t help but return to. Its always one I recommend to people who are just starting to play video games, as well.

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