So I’ve been blasting away at Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim since the day of launch, and I have to say it’s pretty much everything I hoped it would be. Immense in scope, compelling in atmosphere, and thrilling in combat. Bethesda have succeeded admirably in improving upon the already excellent formula they established in Oblivion, with a streamlined leveling system and much more distinctive environments that ultimately prove more memorable as a result. Steam reports that I’ve spent about 23 hours playing it so far (which is a lot considering I’ve been working the past four days), and I still feel as though I’ve barely scratched the surface of this massive game.
Skyrim has completely overshadowed any of the other games that I was taking an interest in for this holiday season. I’d only just started playing my copy of Dark Souls on my PS3, with Batman Arkham City also sitting there begging to be played, not to mention Battlefield 3 which was next in line after my beloved dark knight. Heck, I was working on a new and fairly elaborate construction in Minecraft too, but even that has received half an hour of play at most.
I could spend a few thousand words talking about all the things I love about Skyrim, but honestly, I’d rather spend this time actually playing. For now I’d like to leave you with a selection of snaps from my time in the beautiful world that Bethesda has crafted.