ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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There's something about this game. Even after all of these years, Bethesda's masterful creation astounds us. But perhaps the release of Fallout 4 has put things in perspective. Though a lot of fun, I've spoken on numerous occasions about the issues I have with Bethesda's latest release. No game is perfect, but Fallout 4 certainly missed that mark by a mile for me.

Fallout 4 can often feel like an upgraded version of its predecessor. There are no massive leaps, everything feels very familiar and it ultimately fails to eclipse the majesty of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. By proxy, Fallout 4 has made us fall in love with Skyrim all over again and these new posts will bring you rushing back to one of the greatest RPGs ever made.

5 Reasons Why 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' Is Still Worth Playing


1. Surprising Beauty

My memories of Skyrim from when I first engaged with it often focus on its gray crags and snowcapped mountains. But this game has a lot of beauty hidden away within it. If you simply install a mod that permits the game's saturation to be increased, you'll suddenly find yourself walking through an RPG world of real majesty. Just take a look at this beautiful shot of a fall forest taken by taprosoft on reddit.

Why hello there, Skyrim.
Why hello there, Skyrim.

2. Moments Of Hilarity

There are so many stories that we all could share of how Skyrim made us laugh. Whether it was the first time you saw a mammoth take to the sky, or the result of adding too many insane mods to your game, Bethesda's masterpiece is always good for a laugh. This recent video reminds us that even though you may play a lot of Skyrim, the entertainment factor will never die.

3. The Nexus: The Greatest Mod Scene Ever

If you watch the clip above, you'll notice that mods have been added to increase numerous aspects in Skyrim. The fire is vibrant in color, the sheen on the character's armor is stunning, the blood from the arrow wound is enhanced, and the details in the cave are far beyond that of the original product. Seriously, look at the spray and water droplets falling from the waterfall in the background. This game is stunning with the help of mods. They can also do this, though.


The nexus of mods that Skyrim has behind its name will ensure that this RPG will never lose its appeal. We'll always be able to adjust the game's difficulty, improve on its graphics, change the chore mechanics of how companions work, replace dragons with trains and essentially achieve feats that any dream game should deliver.

4. Memorable Characters

Though I connected well with Paladin Danse in Fallout 4, I formed far stronger relationships in Skyrim. It had better characters and far better dialogue. But let's not forget how great our own character could appear. Like SPARTAN-277's character here:

"Every time I take off my helmet it gets me."
"Every time I take off my helmet it gets me."

5. Roleplaying To The Max

In a true RPG, we should be able to completely immerse ourselves in a world, with a character we truly feel connected with. We want to enjoy a whole new life in a virtual world, one where we can do what we wish, be who we desire to be and achieve feats we can't even comprehend. Skyrim is a remarkable RPG and it'll always be a place for you to spend hundreds of hours in as you form your new life.

Are you a fan of 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim'? What did you make of 'Fallout 4'? Let us know where you stand in the comments below!


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