I am just under 20 hours into my play through of the extremely addictive and expansively varied world of Skyrim, and despite the lack of time I’ve found necessary to really puncture these enchanting lands with any meaningful incentive, there are a few defining points that I have discovered, 1: That no matter how intricate or lazy I am when creating a distinct character, I’m still unable to devise one that doesn’t look horribly disfigured. 2: Dragons are both intimidating and terrifyingly deadly, and thirdly, I make a great, evil good guy. There are very few titles, let alone RPG’s, that allow a player to murderously savage innocents and lets you get away with it, almost.
From the very beginning of my journey I had honestly intended to do the honourable thing as I traverse these vibrant and turbulent lands, trying to make a positive impact on the world, helping people with their problems, like a medieval Oprah. But very early on it became blindingly apparent that my good deeds would be completely misinterpreted. I’ve already slain a copious amount of thieves, wolves, bears and witches, each deserving of their own punishments, but I’m finding more and more as I progress that anyone is fair game. I’ve stolen horses, broken into houses and killed the inhabitants before stealing their possessions (all in the name of side quests you understand), without sounding too magnanimous though, I’m beginning to feel as though I’m untouchable. I’m sure that at some stage during my adventure my heinous acts of violence will catch up with me and will spend a considerable amount of time locked in some grotty jail cell, but until then, I will persist in my initial goal of trying to be a good Samaritan (or Nord) wherever I can, but I fear my ever-increasing blood lust will continue to prevent me from achieving my noble ambitions, I havent even joined the darkbrotherhood…..yet!
How has your experience been with Skyrim? Has your journey differed from my murderous rampage? Let me know your thoughts. Cheers.