The video game industry has gone pretty bonkers over the last month or so! It usually does at this time of year. As Christmas beckons all the companies try to get their amazing games on the shelves so that everyone can have them wrapped under the christmas tree.

With the release of the highly anticipated Gears of War 3 just over a month ago, and then the big battle of CoD: Modern Warfare 3 vs Battlefield 3 taking place as we speak, you would think that any other game would hide in the shadows. Wrong. I give to you, Skyrim!

Game – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Developer – Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher – Bethesda Softworks
Platforms – PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Genre – Action Role Playing
Rating – PEGI 18
Release Date Р11/11/11 

If you are not aware of The Elder Scrolls series, then you should be shot in the kneecap and thrown in a quick sand pit. If you survive and read this, then let me tell you that this is the 5th in the series (hence the V in the name, it’s actually a Roman numeral I’ll have you know!) and it has been an ever growing community!

Since the release of Oblivion (4th) making it on cross platforms, the series has extended its reach to a larger audience, and the anticipation of the new Skyrim has been mindblowing! Facebook is full of people bragging about losing their life already to this game, either that or they are swearing at delivery companies for not getting their copy to them in time!

I shall slay you dragon!

One of the main changes of Skyrim seems to be the character development. In previous games of the series you are asked to choose a class and setup your characters path from the start, but in Skyrim it seems to be more about developing your character during your adventure, this is good if you cannot choose what type of class you want to be. Personally I always like to have some kind of preview of what the classes are like before putting my whole commitment to the class, therefore I think this is a good addition to the game.

This is the type of adventure game that will take your life away, it’s a very long game, and it gets even longer if you are the type of player that wonders the land aimlessly looking for creatures to slay, or dungeons to explore.

What beautiful blue eyes you have...

Unfortunately I do not own this game, or I would not be writing this blog post quite frankly. You will know if your friends have bought the game, as they will disappear off the face of the earth for the whole weekend and when they do re-appear they will have bigger bags under their eyes than the giant panda!

What I can be certain of is that when I do pick up my copy of Skyrim, I will cherish the stunning graphics and locations, and trying to explore every single corner of the game so that I do not miss anything, because this is one game you do not want to miss out on! I know I’m pretty miffed right now that I don’t have a copy!