Skyrim: An E3 Preview and Analysis


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Some of you may know the Elder Scrolls series is a first person roleplaying game that, so far, contains 4 games. Elder Scrolls: Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, and Oblivion. For all of us people who love the Elder Scrolls, we jumped with joy at the announcement of the 5th game, Skyrim, and all the new features it’s going to bring!

During this year’s E3, Bethesda Softworks told us that Skyrim was going to be released 11/11/11. Weird date they picked, but they they showed us what the game would look like and how it played, and I was about to die from the way the new game has evolved from the previous titles of the series. I am in shock by the way they game graphics, attack system, and general movement animations have shot up since Oblivion.

Oblivion Orc

Skyrim Orc

As you can see, the textures of the new skins look amazing. Mostly because they decided to use a new engine for the game. And it doesn’t only affect your character and the other NPC’s. It affects the whole game. Caves, animals, grass, plants; everything in the game has been improved just for this release. Plus, there are going to be 7 major regions of the game to explore, including snowy mountains, forests, tundras, and more!

Next thing I wanted to talk about was the combat system. They completely overhauled the system. Now, instead of being stuck with using a one handed sword and shield, or just a sword, they have added dual wielding into this game. As well as being able to use dual swords, you can also perform dual spells for all those mage lovers out there. You can also combine those spells to make a more deadly spell.

While on the topic of spells and fighting, they are also adding special looking spells called: “Shouts” Which use a dragon’s power to help you knock back foes, breath fire, and even change the weather for your favor. You’re probably wondering when I said dragons that I meant a dragon-looking creature, well my Friends, no I didn’t. This time around, you are going to have to fight with and against full, fire breathing beasts So you can help save the Skyrim World.

And the best part is that the dragons are not scripted. They can come from anywhere at anytime. One more thing on the combat subject. They have added a new Execution System in the game. At certain points in a fight, you can preform a finishing move and Kill the enemy in a amazing display.

A Dragon

This game, so far, has sounded amazing. And you know it seems like it will be. But we will just have to wait until it comes out for Ps3, and other platforms, on the date of 11/11/11. It’s going to seem like forever. But the wait seems like it’s going to be worth it. I hope you enjoyed this post, and hope you enjoy the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim as much as I (hopefully) will. just don’t stop playing the others. And check out the E3 Gameplay Demo Right here:E3 Skyrim Demo


Written by: Megafire123 - News Contributor


  1. #1 by The_Nmac on July 5th, 2011 [ 39771 Points ]

    Maybe I should give Oblivion a shot. I do enjoy the fallout games and it is the same developer.

  2. #2 by Jason on July 5th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    Oblivion is a snore fest compared to Fallout. Your best bet would be to get the Anniversary Edition here http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/games/elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion-5th-anniversary-edition/91254 if you really want to try it. the combat in the series is very shallow though.

  3. #3 by The_Nmac on July 5th, 2011 [ 39771 Points ]

    For $30 dollars that is a pretty decent package. However there should be trophy support included in that package. Oh well. Maybe I’ll pick it up in a few months.

  4. #4 by Abkanis on July 5th, 2011 [ 1064 Points ]

    I actually like Oblivion more than Fallout. Maybe the desolate wastelands got to me after a while. Or the rickety feeling combat. or the VATS system which felt completely out of place.

    Or maybe every once in a while I just want to swing swords around. Either way, I recommend Oblivion over Fallout.

  5. #5 by GeneticMania on July 5th, 2011 [ 1450 Points ]

    @Megafire123: Great job Chris, excellent review.

    @The_Nmac: Take it from someone who played Oblivion util the disc broke, the game is loads of fun. Got over 5,000 hours in it, and went through 3 disc.

    @Jason: Why don’t you go sit in the corner and play your Monster Hunter? =p

    @Abkanis: I felt the same way. Though I did really enjoy Fallout, it just couldn’t replace Oblivion.

  6. #6 by Royalty32 on July 5th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    Definitly pickin this up day one and whats crazy is that im buyin it for ps3. Call me crazy but am i the only one who buys mutiplatform games on ps3. I have AC:Brotherhood and F3AR on 360 thats it. Im so glad they pushed ME3 back cuz this holiday is gonna be a crazy one.

    My top 5 for this holiday:

    1. U3
    2. Skyrim
    3. MW3
    4. BF3
    5. Gears 3( not really holiday season though)

  7. #7 by Jason on July 5th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    GeneticMania: @Megafire123: Great job Chris, excellent review.@The_Nmac: Take it from someone who played Oblivion util the disc broke, the game is loads of fun. Got over 5,000 hours in it, and went through 3 disc.@Jason: Why don’t you go sit in the corner and play your Monster Hunter? =p@Abkanis: I felt the same way. Though I did really enjoy Fallout, it just couldn’t replace Oblivion.  

    Im always playing monster hunter

  8. #8 by Pedro on July 5th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I’m so excited about this game that I’m actually preoccupied. It’s bad to have high expectations, like I did with Fallout NV at first, it was a major let down (after numerous patches my opinion couldn’t be more different, moving on…).

    The game looks better than Oblivion, and that’s saying a lot. I just hope all those promises will come true, then I’ll be one happy man and missing for november.


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