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The Creatures of Skyrim
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So who’s excited about Skyrim? I know I am! It looks absolutely stunning and well, you can SHOUT AT DRAGONS!

The story of Skyrim is set two hundred years after the events of Oblivion. The province has erupted into civil war after the assassination of its king and the god Alduin, who takes the form of a massive dragon, has arisen to destroy the world. (aweessoommeeeee)

Within Skyrim lies five major cities, a number of smaller towns, as well as expanses of wilderness and mountain ranges. Each city or town has its own economy, which the player can improve by completing jobs such as farming and mining, or cause harm by sabotaging industrial buildings. Mwahaha!

Theres 18 different skills which you can master and over 85 different spell types!

And the creatures of Skyrim. Oh, the creatures! There are mammoths and sabre-toothed cats, giant spiders, oh and here are some super cool ones:

 
   Draugr

The Draugr are essentially undead Nordic warriors who feed on human flesh.

 
   Trolls

Similar to the ones in Oblivion, just a bit taller…and white ^_^

 
   Giants

I’m excited to see these guys. What I’ve heard about them is that they don’t just run up and attack you as soon as you get near. If they have other errands to attend to, they will walk straight past and go on their merry way, unless you attack them first of course. I really like that not all the monsters are mindless brutes specifically out to get you, to me it gives a better feel to the game.

And last of all, of course:

 
   Dragons

Lets face it, dragons are just cool, and in Skyrim they can apparently just appear randomly in game, and they can destroy anything. Nice! Some will of course be parts of quests, but you might be skipping through the fields then suddenly turn crispy thanks to these lovely creatures ^_^

 
You’ll also come across Ice Wraiths, Elk, Wolves, Zombies, the usual riff raff you find galavanting around the place.

 
Apparently they have also changed the way in which conversation is held. Unlike Oblivion, where it automatically zooms in on the character, disabling your controls, you can now walk casually alongside whomever your talking to while they go about their business, which is awesome.

 
I can’t wait for its release in November. This is gonna be big!

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Lucas
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Super salesman by day, Batdad and Gamersutra by night. As a self-confessed technology pacifist, he prefers to sit on the console-war fence and play games on his PC.
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