A friend of ours gave me a game that I’ve been wanting for awhile now. ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim‘. I didn’t even know that he had it, so when he said that he had given it to me, I was both surprised and excited. 😀
Well, yesterday I installed it, and started my game… IT’S AMAZING. I’ve heard that this game is good, but this game is GREAT.
I’ve only been playing for a few hours, but here are some of the reasons why I love this game…
It’s amazingly detailed. My computer isn’t very good with running games, so I have to have it on Low Graphics while playing Skyrim. But even while on low graphics, the surroundings look great. But it’s not just the graphics. It just really amazes me how much is going on in the game. I’ll be walking down a path, and a rabbit will run across the trail, or a fox, or a deer will see me and run away, etc. There are random packs of bandits holed up in ruins, random hunters out poaching, etc. The computer players are cool, because instead of just waiting around for you to talk to them, they’ll eagerly launch into a conversation with you. They even talk with each other. I saw a couple of kids arguing earlier, heard guards give random remarks, and so on.
THEY HAVE DRAGONS. ‘Nuff said. Dragons.
You Get To Play Alone
As much as I love socializing, it’s not always like that when I play games. I’ve played an On-Line game called ‘Neverwinter Nights’, and I really liked it… But other players were constantly running around on their huge mounts, running through my player, and large groups of people would make my game lag. That’s one big reason that Skyrim is nice, because there are no other players. Just you, in a huge, ready-to-be-explored, world. With nobody there to mess up what you’re doing.
You Can Add Character To Your Character
Instead of having to design and name your character/choose a job and whatnot before the game starts, you get to come up with it along the way. There’s a lot to choose from when it comes to what species you are and how your character looks, but you also get to develop whether or not you’re a thief, Warrior, etc, after just a little while of playing the game. You can also level up in certain areas whenever you reach a new level (for instance, Health, Stamina, and then there are some Perks–such as Sneaking, Pickpocketing, etc).
You also gather plenty of different, cool, weapons and armor and stuff as you go. And if you want to replace your current weapon with a better one that you just found, you can do that.
However, You Should Know
That this game contains violence. Blood, and they do swear some. The game is really good other than that, so it’s easy for me to overlook this. But if you don’t want your kid to see a decapitation, or hear some minor swearwords (By minor, I mean the D-Word. I say minor, because I haven’t heard any words worse than that in the game so far) than I wouldn’t recommend it for you to let your kid play. (But really that’s up to you, not me.)
Other than that, it’s a great game that I really enjoy.