- Side Quests
- Character Development
Skyrim was released on November 11, 2011 and has not only been the best game of the year, but also has been the best game in The Elder Scrolls Series to date. So what makes this game so epic? You ask. Well lets go over a few of the prominent features of the game and review them for you and you can see for yourself.
First off, the storyline is fantastic. It puts you in the role of a the Dragon Born – a legendary warrior who is destined to defeat the dragons. Unfortunately defeating the dragons isn’t an easy task and you have to get the help of a dragon yourself before you can learn how to defeat them.
The creators of the game spared no expense here. Quite simply the graphics are phenomenal. You can see emotions on peoples faces, watch as they blink and speak, view every minute detail on monsters and dragons, pick flowers anywhere at any time, and much more. The graphics are vivid and incredibly detailed – every minute feature of the game was addressed here.
This is one of the good and bad points on the game. There is very little distinction between monster difficulty and if you go exploring at an early level you are likely going to be mauled and killed many times throughout your travels. On top of the monsters, you have to watch out for the dragons. Dragons will randomly appear out of nowhere and will hunt you down making it incredibly frustrating since you are probably in the middle of a quest or just getting done with a quest.
The amount of side quests on this game is also astounding; almost every single character in the game has a quest you can perform and there are some old and new factions as well. Not only do you have the Dark Brotherhood, Thieves, and the Mages from the previous game, but you also have the Bards, the Companions as well! You can spend hours and hours of your time performing random side quests and still not have gotten anywhere on the main quest!
The characters are much like the previous game in that you can pick your race and completely customize the face and body of your character. One thing that is different is the skills and leveling up. When you level up you can choose to alter one of three things: your health, your stamina, or your magic. Once you choose the main thing to level up you can choose one other skill or attribute to increase; these generally are bonuses or something that make an action easier or cost less.