Skyrim Good Stuff Double Feature

The remaster for Skyrim is coming out soon. Tomorrow, actually. So it stands to reason that it would be on everyone’s minds. I’m not a big fan of the game myself, but I’ll certainly give the remaster a go because I qualify for the free upgrade.

But enough about me. This week, we got two pieces on Skyrim that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I’m putting them both in one entry because I couldn’t decide on which one I liked better, so I’ll leave that up to you.

The first one is by Alice Bell of Videogamer, where she argues that the grimy realism of Skyrim’s world and the mundanity of its inhabitants is what makes her like it so much.

Read: Skyrim is fantasy that almost isn’t fantasy, and that’s why it’s great

The second one is by Videogamer alum Jim Trinca in a guest post for Eurogamer. Having had a lot of personal experience with many of Bethesda’s RPGs, he takes a nuanced and comparative look at human elements of Skyrim and Fallout 4.

Read: What Skyrim had that Fallout 4 lost

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