These few weeks have been congested with highly anticipated titles hitting the shelves and eating up our money in record fashion...BF3 beckoned before Modern Warfare 3 exploded on the scene, with Elder Scrolls: Skyrim perching like a dragon, ready to swoop down upon us. Man, I wish I was young again.
|Elder Scrolls Skyrim: Out in 11/11/11!|
Well, Gamespot releases "Bluffer's Guides" to major titles before their release, which basically cover the main facts about the video game's universe and history. Their episode for Skyrim is definitely worth a watch. The combination of humor and educational value makes it an entertaining summary of the history of the Elder Scrolls.
Looking at how the video progresses from Oblivion to Arena, it is stunning to see how much video game technology has advanced over the decades. 2-D games obviously pale in comparison with today's latest titles, but we can't deny that we were captivated by older games when they came out at their time. It's my guess that it has much to do with the game's contemporaneous setting, whereby the consumer's expectations and values are very much shaped by the setting he/she was in. Moreover, the game environment now is much more congested than it was before.
|Awesome graphics 30 years ago, surpassed by mobile phones now...but still a legend.|
|Ready to rock the fantasy RPG world...|
Till then, I will be following Skyrim's release and my gut feeling from what I've seen so far...is that it'll be an awesome gaming experience. What do you think?
PS: As a sidenote, Bethesda has already started development on a DLC for it. Money making or serving the best interests of gamers?