Skyrim is not a game that you can really experience everything in in just a few short hours; You need to play it for the long run. If you’re completely unaware, the game takes place in the land of Skyrim, the northern part of the continent of Tamriel, the Elder Scrolls world. Once you start up a game, you find yourself a prisoner (an Elder Scrolls staple) on the way to the headsman’s block. Just before you can get put to death with the rest of the rebels, a dragon, which hasn’t existed in Skyrim for hundreds of years appears, and throws things into chaos, giving you just enough time to escape. Once you do escape, you can do pretty much anything you’d like; head for the main questline to warn others about dragons, or do any of the hundreds of other sidequests, explore, craft armor, weapons, and potions, join a guild… The possibilities are nearly limitless; it’s not unheard of to put hundreds of hours into Skyrim.

And that’s what I plan to do; I’m already 20 hours in, taking things slow, reading all of the in-game books (there are many and most are quite interesting and tell a lot about the lore of Skyrim and Tamriel), and talking to everyone. It’s great, relaxing at times, but super fun all of the time.

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