Understanding Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim obsession

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 14, 2011

Considering the next Elder Scrolls is the fifth installment in the series, you’d expect the fanbase to be pretty big, and we’ve heard from a few of these fans who have been waiting for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, to say they’re excited would be an understatement.

Understanding Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim obsession – The fifth installment may be set 200 years after Oblivion, but the five year wait for this new game feels just as long for Elder Scrolls fans. The hype surrounding Skyrim has been almost continual, although things heated up in the second half of 2011 with reports claiming it will be bigger and better than Oblivion.

Bethesda is obsessed with chickens, Gears of War 3 loves chickens too, and the fans get just as obsessed with the finer details like weapons, including what they could do with spears and how they would not only be better than standard weapons, but also look cool with assassins. Skyrim fans know what they want in the game, they’ve had long enough to dream about it, and now with only a month away from release the obsession is taking over the daily lives of those counting down the days.

As you can see in the photos on this page, the graphics in Skyrim look amazing (see more screenshots here), but those that have never played the game or only have plans for BF3 or MW3 cannot understand this obsession. How can Skyrim beat the fun and gameplay in Call of Duty? While the games are very different, we all only have so much time for gaming, so why should we all be obsessed with Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim?

One recent poll apparently showed that Skyrim is less popular than MW3, BF3 and Zelda – although fans found this unbelievable, stating that Skyrim was “life”, and that they had been “waiting so long since Oblivion”, the excitement also came thanks to the love of Skyrim’s “open landscape”, and the idea of “dragons having no pre determined paths with complete random behavior”.

We saw the game first hand at EuroGamer and it looked stunning, but can you understand the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim obsession?

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  • Anonymous

    People i’m trying to start a petition i want to send in to Bethesda. Basically before the death of the current gen consoles and the inevitable release of the elder scolls vi on next gen consoles i would like Bethesda to release a box set with Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim for the current gen consoles all made with the new creation engine they used for skyrim and with all there extra content included. It could be like a parting gift to current gen consoles. Please spread the word if you think this is a good idea and who knows if enough people like it they MAY actually do it. Hey a gut can dream right???

  • Mitch

    OMG SKYYRIMMMM! OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tes The Fifth

    I dont understand how some people dont like tes games
    To me its just like taking a break from this world, in one many much’s better

  • bigsam

    i have been waiting for this game since the original trailer first came out. the anticipation is killing me. mw3 or bf3 fans just wouldnt understand..

  • Egorth

    call of duty is a fps game, “go there, do that” mission based…. it cannot be compared with scrolls games… wtf are we talking about? free gameplay, a whole world to go and do whatever you wish, when you wish, the way you wish…. and yes, I just can’t wait another bloody 26 days…

    • Yakkito

      OH GAWD, please don’t call an Elder Scrolls game a “scrolls game”. No need to feed the fire.

  • Bob

    *you walk unto a grave in the middle of a graveyard. You look at the details* November 11th. R.I.P. My social life

  • Oblivion turned me into a total loser obsessed by a computter game for many months, and I expect skyrim to do the same

    • Fknidiot

      thats a sad statement. you should kill yourself.

  • hyper_boy_4life

    wtf was the point of saying they are obsessed by chickens :S am i missing something :S 

    • Wild_irish_will89

      ach was just some jokey articles about a bug in skyrim where chickens were reporting crimes

      • hyper_boy_4life

        thanks , still weird tho lols