127 "Life of the Dovahkiin"
November 22, 2011

So I've been playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim lately. A lot. It's definitely one of the most addicting games I've played in a while other than Minecraft. There's so much to do in the game, and there are so many adventures just waiting for you spread quite thoroughly throughout the explorable world. It's hard to play Skyrim for very long without something really awesome happening. Every adventure or encounter you go through is sure to entertain you and give you a story to tell when you walk away from it.

Admittedly, I never really got into other Elder Scrolls games. I bought Morrowind a long time ago for the Xbox and I ended up returning it within the week, because it just didn't hook me and I didn't foresee myself playing it very much ever again. I never owned Oblivion, but I've played a decent chunk of it while borrowing copies, but getting immersed in that game was too much of a chore for me. I did love Fallout 3, though, so I figured I'd give Bethesda's newest release a fair shot, especially after hearing all of the hype around it. Needless to say, I'm glad I looked into it.

My roommates and I have been playing for the past several days, and it's become a pretty regular topic of discussion, which I think is really cool. We're all playing the same game, but we've got so many different stories from our own adventures, and it's always really cool to hear about the different things they're doing and the different characters they're building.

In fact, I would say that one of the only things I don't like about Skyrim is how doing anything other than playing it feels like an obstacle that stands between you and playing more Skyrim.

That said, I think I'm about overdue for some right now.