Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

  • Skyrim reimagines the open-world fantasy epic, pushing the game play and technology of a virtual world to new heights
  • Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling
  • Skyrim's new game engine brings to life a complete virtual world with rolling clouds, rugged mountains and ancient dungeons
  • Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities; the new character system allows you to play any way you want, contains the premium map

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the next installment in the award-winning Elder Scrolls series. Skyrim is the follow up to the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and the next game from Bethesda Game Studios, creators of the 2008 Game of the Year, Fallout 3.
List Price: $ 59.99 Price: $ 55.98

This review is from: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game)
Time passes really fast when you are playing this game. The first six hours went by in the blink of an eye yesterday ... my character is at level 10 and I feel like I have barely scratched the surface of anything. If you like these kinds of games, you will be hooked because Bethesda has managed to create something which really nails it on every level. I am a heavily magic oriented player so I spent most of my time so far in the mages' guild in winterhold. For some reason though the Dark Brotherhood wants me dead and sent an assassin to kill me. I was just messing around with some conjuration spells in a forest glen and the assassin was killed by this flame creature I had conjured before I even knew what was going on. Looted the body and found a note saying they want me dead. Stuff like that just happens and it is awesome. Dungeons btw are really fun and very well designed. I do have one gripe that I see has been addressed by some other reviewers who gave a low rating for the game on amazon. That is that you have to pause the action to switch spells. In Oblivion, I could instantly switch spells with the d-pad and then cast them with RB while wielding a sword and shield. In Skyrim, you must assign a spell to one hand or the other, so it kind of feels like you have lost your RB button. I can understand this complaint. However, if you have posted about this, keep in mind that your RB button is not idle. It has been reserved for shouts, and you will obtain shouts eventually although you have to play along the main quest until you get the first one. I have none as yet because I am focused on the mages' guild for now. However once you do you get shouts, you can instantly cast them with RB while also dual wielding whatever you choose. The bottom line though is that this game is basically like Oblivion on steroids. If you liked Oblivion and spent 200+ hours playing it like I did, you will be addicted to Skyrim. Having playing all through yesterday and now it's 4 am and I'm getting up to play some more rather than get some sleep, this is probably the best game I've ever played. That's a lot of praise coming from a life long gamer. Again, so long as you like RPG's as opposed to say, MW3 (which a lot of people are playing non stop right now as well), this is the game for you. BTW $65 almost feels like a very low price if you were to actually measure out how many hours you are going to spend playing this game over the next year or so, and divide it by $65. I could spend $65 in a heartbeat at say, a Jets game at the Meadowlands, but that money goes a LONG way when playing Skyrim. To sum up...why am I wasting my time typing this review? Time to go play Skyrim.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Trailer Score/Ambient Music Preview" ('The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' Soundtrack) by Jeremy Soule

“Trailer Score/Ambient Music Preview” (‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ Soundtrack) by Jeremy Soule

UPDATE: Buy the four DISC SOUNDTRACK @ DirectSong now!! Support Soule & his function, not to mention the commercialisation of video game scores! www.directsong.com /UPDATE As featured in the Game Informer exclusive unique edition podcast @ www.gameinformer.com Go to Game Informer’s news hub for Skyrim right here: www.gameinformer.com which includes an addtional taste of Jeremy Soule’s music here: www.gameinformer.com (“The Sounds of Skyrim video 4 Composing Skyrim’s Theme). Let’s hope a full commercial release of the entire soundtrack is created in 2011. Presently untitled, GameInformer merely states this is “a track from the game itself”. The music is composed by series mainstay Jeremy Soule Supposed lyrics: -in “Dragon Tongue” Dovahkiin Dovahkiin Naal ok zin los vahriin Wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal Ahrk fin norok paal graan Fod nust hon zindro zaan Dovahkiin Fah hin kogaan mu draal Ahrk fin kel lost prodah Do ved viing ko fin krah Tol fod zeymah win kein meyz fundein Alduin feyn do jun kruziik vokun staadnau voth aan bahlok wah diivon fin lein – English translation: Dragonborn Dragonborn By his honor is sworn To preserve evil forever at bay And the fiercest foes rout When they hear triumph’s shout Dragonborn for your blessing we pray And the scrolls have fortold Of black wings in the cold That when brothers wage war come unfurled Alduin bane of kings Ancient shadow unbound With a hunger to swallow the world

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