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Skyrim: If you spend two hours only, there’s something wrong with you

We have some pretty surprising news to bring you now, although it will probably be deemed as irrelevant for hardcore Elder Scrolls veterans. It has just been confirmed that upcoming game Skyrim can be completed in a mere two hours if one chooses to opt for a speed run of the game.

We highly doubt that when you pick up Skyrim for the first time on November 11th, you are going to aim to finish it in the quickest time possible, that just doesn’t make sense, especially when Skyrim is the type of game that you end up spending 300+ hours on – well that was the case for us on Oblivion anyway.

To those of you that are interested though, Bethesda has given the game a speed run in their traditional speed run championships, and the winning time from start to finish in Skyrim was 2 hours, 16 minutes and 10 seconds, achieved by Bethesda’s QA man, Sam Berstein. The closest contender to this time was Jeff Brown who is one of the level designers for Skyrim – he managed it in just 20 seconds less, a time of 2:16:30 – talk about a close call.

[Bethesda’s speedrun champion]

In reality, players are probably going to find the hundreds of side-quests more exciting than the main storyline in Skyrim, just like in Oblivion. You could probably agree that Oblivion had a pretty dull storyline, so we’re hoping that Bethesda has spiced things up a little this time in Skyrim. Spending just two hours with a game of Skyrim’s calibre is just not right though, so as we mentioned above, if you do choose to do this – there’s probably something wrong with you.

Having said that, we reckon there’s going to be a fair few challengers who will want to beat that speed run time of 2:16:10 set by Bethesda, just for the sake of it. This will probably come after players have spent a good portion of their lives playing Skyrim properly, and the speed run may serve as a good challenge to aim for when players get bored.

A two hour storyline in Skyrim folks, what do you make of it? Are any of you going for the speed run straight away on November 11?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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