The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is Bethesda Game Studios fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls series and their sequel hit a boom. The last game that came out was The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion; this game was a very good one and came out in 2006 for Xbox 360. Waiting 5 years until Skyrim was released, Bethesda really blew everybody away. It was a huge jump from the 4th game in the series with everything getting better from gameplay to graphics.

The Elder Scrolls series dates all the way back to 1994 with the release of The Elder Scrolls: Arena. Looking back at that game, you really realize how much these games have changed over the past decade and it is truly amazing. There is no better place to start when talking about Skyrim, but the visuals. Skyrim is a beautiful game from snowy tundras, to wide open valleys, murky swamps, and even thick forests. Because of the massive amount of quests, Skyrim has about a  9 hour main quest and over 100 hours of additional side quests and gameplay to do. This is massive for any game and really the possibilities are endless when it comes to gameplay. There are hundreds of different weapons from daggers, to bows, to magic staffs. There is also spells and shouts, since you are a “Dragonborn” you have the ability to use your different shouts which have many different effects from transporting, to blowing away anything in front of you. It is no wonder that Bethesda sold over 7 million copies less than one week after release.

Bethesda Games really blew everybody away with this game. They improved every aspect of the game, and even more. There are only minor glitches to this game, but nothing to kill the experience what so ever. I would recommend this game to anybody who have a lot of spare time especially, but also to anybody who just loves to go on adventures and kill dragons. The only reason why I would not rate it a 10/10, is because I want even more than the more, even though the game is its own fictional world with hundreds of hours of gameplay. 9.5/10


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