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TGON Plays: Skyrim: Remastered!

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Hey guys! Welcome back to another TGON Plays! I realize Skyrim is like five years old, (it originally debuted in 2011) but it’s an amazing game with a lot of depth, but that’s something nearly every gamer on Earth knows.You’re probably wondering why I waited so long to bust out a review of this intensely popular game. Well, it’s all because Bethesda announced a remastered edition of Skyrim earlier this year. It released on November 28th, and it. is. LIFE. Prepare your butts Nerds, because this review is going to give you EVERYTHING about the remaster.

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Before we get into the new additions to Skyrim, let’s discuss what this game is about. (If you’ve played it before, then you can skip this…if you haven’t played, first of all shame on you.) Skyrim is an open world RPG, set in medieval times with mystical creatures and various species of people. You’re thrust into a war-torn world as a prisoner, on their way to the execution block. You didn’t necessarily do anything wrong, but you were caught in the wrong place, at the wrong time. You were captured by soldiers of the Empire, the imperials, and are assumed to be one of their enemies, the Stormcloak soldiers. Among the captured is the leader of the Stormcloaks, Jarl of Windhelm, Ulfric Stormcloak himself. As they take you to be executed, the small village is attacked by a dragon. You have the option to go with the Imperials, or the Stormcloaks, and Once you’ve escaped the wrath of the attacking dragon, you’re asked to go to Whiterun and warn Jarl Balgruuf of the dragon.They haven’t been seen for hundreds of years, so the revival of their species sends Skyrim further into a downward spiral. After doing a few small favors for Jarl Balgruuf, you’re asked to help fight a dragon that’s attacking one of the nearby watch towers. Once you defeat it, you unintentionally absorb it’s soul, and discover you’re the “Dovahkiin” or Dragonborn. You can use the power of the dragons without any sort of training. Essentially, you’re the chosen one.

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Now, the story of the Dovahkiin is the main mission, but there are dozens upon dozens of side missions throughout Skyrim to participate in. The creators did a study and found that it would take roughly 122 days of gameplay to FULLY complete this game. I can honestly say you’ll never be bored with this game. Skyrim has the best of everything, and now you can even have modifications.

Along with all of the DLCs for Skyrim being readily available, players now have the option to modify the game through “add-on” modifications. From simply giving the merchants an extra 10,000 gold so you can sell more things to them to adding in your very own castle where you can store your spoils, these mods enhance the gameplay and make it more entertaining. It adds interesting twists to an already addictive game. On top of these additions, the game has heightened graphics and detail, which makes Skyrim feel like it was meant for the new generation consoles. All-in-All, modifications and high definition graphics aside, Skyrim is, was, and will always be a 5 out of 5 on the glasses rating!

Be sure to check this game out if you never have. The original (Mod-Free) is available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the remaster is available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. PC players have always had the mods, but yes, Skyrim is available for PC as well. Check it out and tune in next week for another TGON Plays! Thanks for reading!

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