For those of you who have been living under a rock the entirety of your lives, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the follow-up to the 2006 Game of the Year winner The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. With it’s addicting gameplay and open world sandbox, the game received multiple Game of the Year, PC Game of the Year and RPG Game of the Year awards. Many gamers still play the game today and have played countless hours in its fictional world. With the release of Skyrim coming near the end of the year and the game having a play style similar to its predecessor, I have come up with reasons as to why I believe it will take the Game of the Year title as Oblivion did years ago.
My first reason as to why I believe the game could be the best of the year is that the gameplay seems highly improved over the previous title. With the core mechanics being kept for the combat and travel, the game is already off to a good start. What makes it an even better is the improvements being made to the entire game that will further enhance the play experience. The first big improvement to combat is the ability to dual-wield a wide variety of combinations. You can have two weapons, a weapon and a spell and a weapon and a shield. This adds for more personalization of the player character creating a more in depth experience. The second improvement comes in the form of a more streamlined leveling system that adds perks to further give the player more power over choosing how and in what they want their character to specialize in. I personally think this is a great deal better than having to choose what I want to specialize in during the intro. The third improvement that comes as a relief is the vastly improved inventory system that allows for better management and more detail.
My second reason is the new Creation Engine created for the game. It brings so much life into the game world that I find myself staring at the beautiful scenery in the trailers rather than pay attention to the actual gameplay. The creatures and people of the world all have their own agendas to attend to such as hunting, working and even their own behavior patterns. Dragons will interact with and kill other things attacking them while they fight with you. Trolls will remain friendly so long as you don’t attack them and the same goes for some of the wildlife. You can take up jobs or just decide to completely ruin a city’s economy. It will definitely add to the immersion into the game world and fans will find plenty of reasons to throw countless hours into what is sure to be an amazing game.
You must also keep in mind that although there is content being changed from Oblivion, there are still enough improvements that were put into the game to help it earn the title. Remember that the change from Morrowind to Oblivion was huge as well and it still earned a place on the mantle for fans. Morrowind will always be the best of the 3, but every era calls for change due to the ever growing industry and fanbase that each new year brings for gaming. This is not an article stating that Skyrim will be the best game of all time, but rather a game that I believe will stand out above the others released this year.Why Skyrim Will Take The Game Of The Year Crown,