Role playing games, also known as RPGs, have become a trend in the video game industry. In playing this game, you control a character of your choice and accomplish the objectives set for the in the game in order to win. Most of the time it is not that easy, but that is just how the game goes. For this role playing game, Skyrim, the way RPGs are played has been taken to a whole new level.
Skyrim is the fifth installment in the already successful The Elder Scrolls role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Solutions and published by Bethesda Softworks. This game follows the fourth video game of the series, Oblivion, and since its release last November 11, 2011 in Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the game has received positive reviews from gamers from all over the world.
Most of the RPGs are based on stories developed by the creators, and Skyrim is one of them, similar to its predecessors. Set over 200 years after the events of Oblivion, the video game takes place in the fictional province of Skyrim in the continent of Tamriel. The empire of the land is in jeopardy as the High King of Skyrim has been killed. With a revolution looming in and alliances forming to create a new empire, the future of the province will soon be determined by the coming of the prophesized Dragonborn, the only one who can stand amongst all the dragons.
With the traditional nonlinear gameplay being followed in Skyrim and all the other The Elder Scrolls series before it, players have options for challenges that can be completed in multiple sequences. To get started, a player chooses and creates his character according to preference. A great adventure awaits the players in the game, as they can do more traveling as they engage in combat along the way. As one explores the game world, he may encounter wildlife, and there are a lot of wilderness monsters that put him to the test. A feature of the game is the dragons involved, which has a great influence to both story and gameplay. With a lot of storylines being played in between tasks and missions, Skyrim can surely bring out the best of the players, maybe even better than the previous versions.
As you enter the world of Skyrim, all you might be thinking from that point on is how to escape from your keyboards or consoles because of the gameplay it provides. If you have been a lifelong The Elder Scrolls fan, this game is totally worth the sequel of the story. This is not only for those who have followed the story from the beginning, but also to the amateurs and experienced RPG gamers who want to experience a thrilling, exciting video game.