First off, some screenshots of skyrim to drool over, click for larger images and slideshow
I cannot believe how much fun Skyrim is and how easy it is to just totally lose myself in the game. Yes, the game has its faults (the now infamous clunky UI and a few bugs and glitches here and there) but I can honestly say that they haven’t spoiled my enjoyment one bit. The game looks astonishing and its just cool being back in a wide open world where I can explore to my heart’s content.
I’d forgotten how fun it was being able to affect objects in a game world. Though it can be a bit icky when you accidentally boot a bloody skull across the floor… I was investigating a murder and was supposed to be investigating the crime scene. I’m not entirely sure kicking bits of body all about the room, stamping in puddles of blood and generally just obliterating any evidence present actually counts as investigating but fortunately it turned out I only needed to find a journal. Once I’d retrieved it from a congealed puddle of blood where I’d carelessly kicked it and wiped it off a bit, it was fine if a bit damp and icky.
I’ve ignored both the taking sides quest and the dragon shouting quests (well am partway through this one) as that would feel as though I was actually progressing through the game… I don’t want to progress, I want to stay here and have fun :P
My character also seems to have a rather worrying and varying moral compass… The Forsworn are my particular type of mob I’ve made it my mission to obliterate (nutjobs worshipping supernatural nutjobs *shudder* plus, if that weren’t reason enough, they have very stupid hats). So in keeping with that, I also decided not to help any daedra… well except for one where I helped an adorable wolfhound, and… one where the daedra had me suspended about 2,000 feet above the ground (thought it might be in my best interests to play along) and um the daedra where if I didn’t follow her I could kiss goodbye to my promotion in the Thieves guild :(
I have houses in Whiterun, Markarth, Solitude and Riften and am Thane in those cities plus Falkreath and Morthal. Aside from collecting houses and ceremonial pieces of shite I’ve mostly been sneaking… and then a bit more sneaking ;) oh… and a whole ton of looting and thieving :) A grumpy old wizard wanted me to clear out the falmer and other nasties from some dwemer ruins so that he could go in and study the dwemer artefacts. Was a very fun dungeon with lots of traps and stuff. Dimzad caught me walking very slowly out of there under a terrible burden of loot and called me a greedy cow (hahaha). Was great though, I got rewarded and as I stumbled off groaning with a suspiciously large bag of loot, I did wonder what the wizzy was going to study as I’d nicked everything that wasn’t nailed down…
ah so much fun!