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So, Skyrim!

Jokingly, Doug and I have started referring to this beast as the third person in our marriage. 

And I'm not sure why.... 

See, ok, it's good. There's nothing wrong with it, it's a decent game. 
I love the magic system - I love the look of the magic especially. Elder Scrolls has always been my one game where I really enjoy playing specifically mages*, and Skyrim is no different. I am loving my Breton with lightning in one hand and healery in the other. I cast like I'm in Saturday Night Fever. Hell yes. 

But the thing is, apart from the dragons, this is just like any other Elder Scrolls game. 
I have found myself impulsively stealing books and collecting Nirnroot and spending hours trying to find the one guy who can sell me a fricking bedroom only for some reason he doesn't have it any more, what the hell game? 
And I still can't climb the frelling** mountains, and spend hours looking for the sodding way to the top.
And I spend hours trying to find the sodding dungeon doorway or the way back out, or the way back in after I've lugged all my loot back to the shop and can now finish clearing out the rest of the dungeon... 

And through all of this I'm watching How I Met Your Mother *** and vaguely wondering why I care about these characters, or even if I care about them, with the possible exception of Lydia, my Housecarl, who is the most useless creature imagineable and who I hate with a fiery passion. So much that I'm leaving her at home. Housecarl? She's been demoted to housekeeper. This is mainly because I haven't figured out how to give her stuff so's I can make her my packhorse, so I don't have to do quite so many frelling runs back to the shops to unload my loot. 

God damn it, this is an annoyingly addictive game, and I don't know why, because it's no frelling different from any of the other Elder Scrolls games, apart from the fact that it is marginally prettier and I like the magic. So WHY CAN'T I STOP PLAYING IT???




Oh, also, Happy Christmas everyone!****

And New Year!

And all that Jazz!



*Oh, and also DA:O - but then I love everything in DA:O
**Yes I said "frelling", get over it.
***Which is Awesome, btw
****and/or whichever winterval festival you care to celebrate!

Date: 2011-12-30 02:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahlascelles.livejournal.com
Hmm, have they mastered the art of psychic addiction?

Date: 2011-12-30 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spawnofweevil.livejournal.com
Packhorse Lydia is a conversation option, though you may need to go through the others to unlock it. She's the best minion I've had, gets herself killed much less than other AI sidekicks in my experience. I sympathise about the mountains, though. I have the worst sense of direction ever!

Date: 2011-12-31 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] safer666.livejournal.com
I tend to leave Lyds' at home too. Mostly because I am such a total ninja that without a companion noone ever sees me coming. Even after I've shot them. Repeatedly.

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