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You Can Go Home Again: Thoughts on Skyrim

In Video Games on November 14, 2011 at 10:45 pm

I wasn’t originally going to buy Skyrim. At least, not right away; with no pre-order bonuses to trap myself with, and with the dull pain of not just Oblivion, but a year’s worth of buggy letdowns to contend with, not to mention a myriad of other games to play, I had no immediate plans on investing in Skyrim. Wait for the patches and mods, I’d told myself. A few quick “Let’s Play!” videos on youtube laterĀ and my brother’s quizzical remark of, “By what insanity am I playing and loving a TES game you don’t even own?” and I’d dropped the sixty bucks on steam to load it up.

(My brother never liked The Elder Scrolls, burning out on their vast open worlds in a matter of hours; yet he was more than twenty hours into Skyrim when he made the recommendation).

And let me just say: Skyrim is the most organic, immersive RPG I’ve played to date, and worth the leap of faith. Read the rest of this entry »