What I’m Playing: Skyrim SE

Skyrim SE—I played Skyrim on Xbox when it first came out, finished the campaign, did the Dark Brotherhood quests, became Archmage—the whole nine yards. Why buy a game I’d already bought? Mods.

Here is where our sneering PC Master Race brethren are somewhat justified in their sneering contempt for those of us with inferior consoles (which cost less than their graphics card). With mods, Skyrim can be pretty. And it still is what it always was: fun. This is what the Assassin’s Creed games have missed. Beautiful art and an intriguing premise can only carry you to a couple dozen million sales. If you want players to pick up your game (for full retail price) a second time, five years later, and put many hours into it again, the game has to be fun.

Somehow, though, I ended up as a mage/stealth-archer AGAIN.

17 Responses to “What I’m Playing: Skyrim SE”

  1. Drunken Choko

    *kof* wetboy *kof* *kof*

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  2. Daniel

    Me too! I’m in the exact same boat. I played it a bunch 5 years ago, and I decided that this time around, rather than going full battlemage, I was going to do one handed swordsman with some magic on the side. Keep the magic I love, but become a sword master. Definitely playing as a full battlemage again ¯\_ (ツ) _/¯

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  3. Sarah

    What other games do you play on the Xbox ? My partner and I are both on Xbox and enjoy gaming ! We have too many games we want to try at the moment lol

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  4. Irishlily

    I’m playing Skyrim, too! Rocking the illusion spells and stealth over here.

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  5. James

    While the skyrim series will always be fun, nothing beats a good souls game. Dark souls III with the exspansion has always been one of the most challenging and replayable games that has ever been created.

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  6. Andrew

    I shelled out the 60 bucks for it, for those exact same reasons. The mods add so much to an already incredible game. On a side note, i would love to see you do a “game with fame” session on the xbox at dome point.

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  7. Garry

    Recently completed it again on Xbox and went pure archer in light armour. Playing again got me hooked back on Elder Scrolls Online now

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  8. curro

    Skyrim, one of the best games ever with an even better soundtrack :DD

    However, I’m not surprised at knowing Brent has played Assassin’s Creed, you just have to take a look at some of his covers xD.
    Anyway, good to know one of my Top 3 favourite authors likes the game that I love :DD

    Read ya!

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  9. Dave Wilson

    Not gonna lie, my Sneek thief\Archer was kind inspired between Durzo and….. urrgh I cant recall which of his incarnations was mentioned as a legendary arch… was it Devi or Galen Starfire?

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  10. Thomaz

    Why are you not playing The Witcher 3?

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  11. Daniel (apparently a popular name these days)

    Brent, this is AWESOME! Please continue these, don’t let them die a web-sidelined death.

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  12. Cody

    Ever consider writing some stuff for the elder scrolls universe? I’m sure if you contact Bethesda/Zenimax, they’d be open to the idea.

    Hell, what do you think of the elder scrolls universe, from a writers standpoint? Do you even know much about it?

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  13. Cody Martin

    Man after my own heart. Amazing

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  14. Andrew

    You might be surprised at how cheap you can make a PC. Excluding the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, you can build a PC with better specs than the Xbox One or PS4 for only $450.

    A really amazing mod for Skyrim on PC (I don’t think consoles can get it because it needs the Skyrim Script Extender) is called Enderal. It’s a full game modification where the developers made a completely new game which runs off the Skryim engine. It plays like Skyrim but it’s a completely unique game with it’s own landscapes, lore, story, skill system, and game mechanics.

    You should check out the Enderal English Launch Trailer on YouTube, it might make you consider building a PC 🙂

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  15. Liam

    Ah, Skyrim. I *finally* finished the main story last month (with a mage/stealth-archer) after an embarrassing number of hours modding and exploring. I started playing one Skyrim day per real day last August with a ridiculously modded setup and made it just over two months before I restarted (again!) with just cosmetic mods with the singular goal of finding out how the story ended lol. I screenshotted my way through the day-per-day here if you want to see how good even non-SE can look on an outdated $150 graphics card: http://backlog-deepness.rhcloud.com/posts/z7pa837

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