Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

As you all know, Skyrim is making its debut tomorrow November 11, 2011. This is the fifth installment of the in the Elder Scroll series. The next chapter in the Elder Scrolls series is a highly anticipated action RPG, set to come out on three platforms. Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC are the platforms it is to be released on. In 2008 Oblivion made a huge splash in the Elder Scrolls series, becoming game of the year. Skyrim has allot to live up to, and sure to live up to all the hype.


The plot of Skyrim is set 200 years after Oblivion, the preamble to Skyrim. This means Skyrim is not a direct sequel to Oblivion. Skyrim is going to start off like past games in the Elder Scrolls series. The player starts off as an unknown prisoner. The player is imprisoned because of his involvement with the Stormcloaks. The Stormcloaks are a subgroup of the rebels, who believe that Skyrim should no longer be part of the faltering empire.

The gameplay is much the same as past games as well. Skyrim has a traditional nonlinear gameplay, that players have enjoyed throughout the Elder Scrolls series. Nonlinear gameplay allows the player to complete tasks in a number of of different orders. The player can explore the game by foot and/or by horseback. The player completes quests in order to get further in the game. The quests given depend on how the player maneuvers through the game.

Character development also plays a big part in Skyrim. At the start of the game, the player must choose between three different races. These races include: human, elven, and anthropomorphic. Each race has its own unique appearance, abilities, and style. Each race also has 18 different skills. A class system used in previous Elder Scrolls games is no longer used. This system was used to determine which skills would contribute to the players characters leveling. In Skyrim the player has more freedom when it comes to skills. This time around, the player chooses the skill specific ability.

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