Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

I am not a gamer at all. The only video game I have ever played is Mario Kart. My brother, however, is one of the biggest gamers I know. He has almost all of the game choices that we could select. I asked him which one he enjoyed the most and he said Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on XBox One. He helped me learn how to play the game when I went home for the weekend.

This game is very much an exploration game. The storytelling, plot, and characters are the iconic portions of the game. You can create your character however you would like. You can choose The world is open and you follow a map that is magical. In the game, there are dragons, vampires, trolls, and other magical creatures. The visual element of the game is amazing in my opinion, big gamers may think otherwise. In the woods, you feel like you are with nature. The visuals show how the sun hits the trees and the contrast and lighting are really good. When you are in caves, you feel a sense of worry and fear. The music element compliments the place you are in very well. Also, the music sounds show when you are about to fight or when you are about to be in a stressful situation. The characters in this game really did not serve a huge purpose to me. You can ask them questions about the area or their personal background. You can complete quests with certain characters and get a better understanding of the world of Tamriel.

Playing this game was very easy to get caught up in. I was only planning on spending a maximum of 2 hours playing this game to get a feel for it, but I ended up playing for about 7 hours. I really didn’t care about the characters unless there were quests to do. I liked the game a lot because it is an exploration game instead of a heavy action game. One thing that I would change about the game would be to have more meaning to the characters. Most of them seemed like “guides” for Tamriel because they told you about the area.


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Asking Alvar a question in Riverwood.


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Dragon Battle.




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