Will Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Be Better than Oblivion?
The Elder Scrolls series is quickly overcoming some of the more famous video game series in terms of sheer popularity and playability. Oblivion was so popular that many gamers wonder how the next in the series will outdo it. However, all the information on the game so far makes all those waiting in fitful anticipation hopeful.
There are over 300 estimated hours in the game; a phenomenal number, even by open world video game standards. It’s impressive and exciting for those who looked to explore every inch of Cyrodiil, those same people will have fun exploring once again.
Especially with the updated graphics, making the previously wowing Oblivion fell dated. The high definition landscape even displays the weather on the mountains. Everything is meant to be detailed and as impressive as possible, pushing the limits of the consoles’ graphics engine. The details set the stage to get fully immersed into the world of Skyrim.
The game is set 200 years after the events of Oblivion, and war has broken out after the assassination of the king. The main character must save his home from the God, Aludin, who turns into a dragon intent on destroying all of Tameril.
The nonlinear story system is just as apparent in this game as in Oblivion, with every action possibly affecting the outcome of the game, including characters. Some NPCs can become companions, and it is even possible to marry your companions, no matter the race or the sex. Some NPCs may even ask you to train them; definitely a turn-around from the last game.
The traditional class system from the previous Elder Scrolls games has been taken out, replaced with a new perk system, allowing for open game play with the leveling. Whether it is better or not is yet to be determined, as after level 50 you no longer gain perks.
No matter whether you want to follow the main quest line and get the game done fast, or if you want to take your time and meander around the landscape, it’s up to you; it will prove to be an amazing game. It’s not a sequel to Oblivion, but rather a chapter of its own. It has the makings for another Game of the Year. Clear your calendar for the release date on November 11th.
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