Zach checks out Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Nov 11, 2014   //   by Zach   //   Age 9-15, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Zach checks out Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls is a very impressive series. Here’s a quick primer:

  • Elder Scrolls IV was released in March 2006
  • Elder Scrolls V was released in September 2011
  • Elder Scrolls VI – undisclosed release date

Why it’s Cool:

This Elder Scrolls game, Skyrim, is a fantasy-type adventure based in the world of Tamriel, in the northern-most province called Skyrim. The premise is that dragons have returned. However, they are not merely returning from a distant land, instead, they are being resurrected from the dead. A long time ago, (before your character was “born”), there was a Great War against dragons and the natives of Skyrim who call themselves Nords. The Nords originally thought that the dragons were gods, due to their massive size, immortality, and ability to “shout”. When a dragon shouts a word in his own tongue, that word will become pure power. So, if a dragon shouts “fire” in his language, he will breathe fire.

Over time, when the Nords still worshipped the dragons as gods, they began to think the dragons were becoming tyrants, more than leaders and this lead to the dragon war. In the beginning, the Nords were outnumbered and outmatched, but some dragons thought that their leader, Alduin, was acting as more of a dictator than a leader, so eventually they betrayed him and joined forces with the Nords. The dragons taught the Nords how to speak their own language, giving them the ability to shout and eventually the Nords won. How did they, win you ask? They to sent the dragon’s leader, Alduin, forward in 100 years in time

Fast-forward 100 years or so, you are a prisoner along with other soldiers and the leader of your rebellion is sent to execution. You are now a Dragonborn. Alduin is back, and he is trying to bring back dragons in order to wipe out the Nords and eventually all of Tamriel. The great thing about Skyrim is that the game allows you the freedom to be who you want to be. With an arsenal including spells, swords, axes, maces, daggers and bow and arrows, you can literally be a one-man army.

All in all, Skyrim is a very good game with a very intriguing storyline, and smooth gameplay and graphics. I highly recommend it, and rate it 5 stars.

Zach’s bio

Kids’ panellist Zach.

Kids’ panellist Zach.

Zach was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2002 and is 12 years old. He is currently in grade 7 in Toronto, Canada.

He has lived in several international locations, including Jakarta, Cambodia and now Canada.

Zach enjoys swimming, ball hockey, basketball and the occasional game of kickball with his class.

During the summer Zach likes to go camping with his dad, little brother and cousins in Killbear Provincial Park.

Zach has also enjoyed (Zach’s perspective) / wasted (Zach’s parents’ perspective) many, many hours of his life playing video games like Skyrim and Assasin’s Creed. His parents are currently against the “M” rated games but, hopefully, they’ll change their minds about that someday.

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