Skyrim Review Essay

Topics: The Elder Scrolls, Gameplay, Play Pages: 3 (936 words) Published: August 25, 2013
Skyrim Review
Arthur Underwood
DeVry University

Skyrim Review

So you’re siting at home bored for hours on end, and you want something to just take your mind away from reality and into another world where you can do whatever you as you wish. Well it sounds like you want to play a video game. Actually, it sounds like you want to play Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This is a review of the popular cross platform video game commonly referred to as Skyrim. I give this game a 9.75 out of 10 for its amazing graphics, fantastic attention to detail, smooth gameplay, wonderful character development, and of course, fun story line. The game starts with the main character on the verge of getting executed when he is saved by none other then a giant fire-breathing dragon. You hear from other players that dragons are extinct in this world for centuries. Obviously not. You must decide quickly whether you will escape the burning town with the imperial guard, or with the leader of the rebellion who has recently murdered the king and claims that government is oppressing the natural born peoples of Skyrim. This decision is not an important one, but introduces you to the fact throughout the game you will given choices. Some of which are not simple. Simple this or that choices are prominent, but some are as complicated as do nothing and your reputation will be hindered.

You soon find out that you are the dragonborn. You have the power of Thume, or voice. You can yell and basically effect the world around you by either doing damage or even become invisible. The storyline is complicated and involves twists and plots and quite a lot of dragon killing, and inevitably, dragons killing you. Probably the most annoying part of the game, getting stuck in a dragon fight that can take some time to finish if your not inept in magic, and all the sudden here comes another dragon, and on a rare occasion, a third or fourth dragon, leaving you with little ability to defend yourself against an...
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