Friday, November 18, 2011

RPG Day

If you enjoy fantasy computer games at all, you should definitely pick up Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I sometimes end up disliking overhyped games -- I thought Half-Life was boring, and still feel that the best part of Dragon Age: Origins was the review that it spawned. However in this case, I can honestly say that Skyrim is the most fun I've had with a game in a long time.

This is not a full review, but the game looks and sounds great -- that building you see on the rocky outcropping in the screenshot above can actually be traveled to, and there are actually people living inside. The world feels very alive, and occasionally leave me with a feeling of heady awe, similar to the very first days of World of Warcraft. I never played any of the earlier games in the Elder Scrolls series, but I feel that Skyrim is the spiritual grandchild of the Ultima series -- this is what Ultima 6 or 7 might have been with more powerful computers. The interface is kludgy (because it's designed for an XBox controller) but doesn't get in the way of my overall enjoyment.

If you like role-playing games at all, you'll probably find many hours of enjoyment here. I expect that I'll play it all weekend while Rebecca tries out her new Kindle Fire, which is arriving today!

Parents name son after Skyrim character, free games for life
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