October 04, 2015

Skyrim Review Progress Journal 1

Hello everyone! At long last, after five years' delay* (*give or take four years), I've finally gotten around to starting my long journey to finish the fifth Elder Scrolls instalment. Initially hamstrung by vicious burnout last year, this year saw a huge change in my attitude towards games, for the better.

Let's just say that I had unresolved issues in my personal life (well, I still do), and had to learn how to overcome them. I turned to video games to alleviate my anxiety and depression, but as you can imagine, it didn't really work.

I did make some lifestyle changes as of recent, which did greatly improve my mental state and helped me get back into the swing of reviewing, studying and everythinging. (Yep, just invented a new word. Don't wear it out.)

So that brings me to Skyrim. First impressions are good, and not so good. Quality wise, the game is stellar. There's a huge open world filled with exploring opportunity, an opportunity I wish to fulfill.

Content wise, the game is not that bad if you come from a secular viewpoint. Sure, there's a lot of swordplay, with blood shown as the swords pierce flesh, but otherwise, things are on the level of Pirates of the Caribbean.

From the viewpoint of someone concerned about spiritual content, however, there's a bit more at stake here: Spells to raise the dead to fight for you, spells of hysteria, spells destruction...and so on and so forth.

It's a bit too early in the game to make a solid verdict on the severity of the spiritual content, however, so we'll just have to wait and see.

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