The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim is one of the most hyped games of the year, and for good reason. The Elder Scrolls series has long been loved by gamers worldwide for its rich mythology, detailed worlds, and deep RPG mechanics. The last entry, Oblivion, was critically acclaimed, winning many game of the year awards and whose success is one of the multitude of reasons the press and fans alike are so excited for Skyrim. However, there is a large group of gamers who are worried about Skyrim. Bethesda, creators and developers of the series, have stated that they are trying to "streamline" the gameplay. Bethesda intends on doing away with excessive stat and skill points, cumbersome inventory management, and reducing the amount of skills and abilities from the previous game. Many fans have complained that this "streamlining" will adversely affect the game, and is part of a growing trend in gaming that is killing the role-playing game (RPG) genre. The thing is though, it really ISN'T kiling RPG's. It's making them more immersive and involving experiences.