11 13 hours deep into the land of snow and dragons, and i know that is not very deep. not deep at all. i have not even scrached the surface of what can be found in there. i do not neccessarily plan on finishing the game, because for one, well, it has *unlimited* quests. another reason is, i do not feel this to be a game at all. this is a world. this is a real living place, not only with a good story, but also with a fascinating and believable history. this is the video game equivalent of Tolkien’s Middle-earth saga.
here, they call it “Tamriel“. but where Tolkien has been “lazy”, just putting Middle-earth on our planet, Earth, Bethesda, the creators of the “The Elder Scrolls” series, from which Skyrim is the latest iteration, made this place completely fictional, including it’s own planet: Nirn.
So, “Skyrim” is a land in Tamriel on Nirn. and like i did years back in “Morrowind” (the land sitting right next to Skyrim, also another game from The Elder Scrolls), i really want to explore this place end to end. i am not going so far to say i want to live there, although i really would like that (at least for a while), but i like spending time there. lots of time.
actually, time is irrelevant in that “game”. i have not even slept one single hour in Skyrim, because i do not need to. i could, if i chose to, but the game does not punish me behaving “unrealisticly”. it is built for fun and comfort, Bethesda has well understood the difference between “good realism” and “bad realism” (as in “good naked” and “bad naked”, if you are familiar with the Seinfeld legacy).
of course, a video game can only provide so much realism. and i must state: i do not even want realism. i want “realistic” physics, because playing with them is always fun, but i do not mind when stuff gets weird. and boy, does get stuff weird in Sykrim sometimes! Bethesda is known for having buggy games with lots of glitches, that can sometimes mess up something vital to the progress of the storyline, but that has yet to happen to me in Skyrim. and i must say, i enjoy the glitches! they are creepy at times, but often funny.
and here i want to post some pictures of my funny moments in Sykrim. also, i want to show off my Dragonborn (or Dovahkiin in dragonspeech) “Stromkopf”, a female Nord, currently level 6, which it seems i am specialising on two-handed wepons and heavy armor. but i also use a bow here and there, plus i do enjoy destruction spells a lot. i really like how the game lets you try out every playstyle, from aggressive “in your face” hand to hand combat, over long range, ranger or battle mage, style, to the totally stealthy “sneaky bastard” approach, where you dagger-stab enemies from behind, make them drop before they even know what hit them.
now head right over to Nachtportrait.com to watch all my Skyrim pictures in full epic size (will add more images from time to time), or look at a preview of all the pictures i took so far first:
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