What Makes Skyrim so Popular?

Jacob S. from Link-Cable writes: "To think that one of this holiday’s marquee titles is none other than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a game originally released way back in 2011. Many other companies would have moved on and potentially started work on its follow-up years ago, but Bethesda is content in re-releasing this major hit year in and year out without much issue. The game has been featured on many platforms, and will soon add both VR and Nintendo Switch to the mix more than six years later. There was no denying the game’s popularity when it first released, but what makes The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim so popular with players years after its release? That’s what I aim to find out."

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fluffydelusions481d ago

On PC, it's the mod community.

CJQNSNYC480d ago


Can you imagine any in this series or Fallout WITHOUT mods? We wouldn't even be discussing these games today. Bethesda may be guilty of numerous questionable choices, but supporting modding form the start was very smart for them.

porkChop481d ago

The mods, and it was pretty accessible for such a big, complex game.

wonderfulmonkeyman481d ago

Probably the mods, but being powerful enough to OUT-ROAR A DRAGON AND TEAR IT FROM THE SKY probably has something to do with it, too.

Well, that and horses that are secretly gravity-challenged mountain goats.XD

chris235480d ago

to me it isn't. i was around when the first elder scrolls was released. there was a time when elder scrolls titles were benchmarks of what your computer could do. since skyrim they dropped this high quality approach and what remained was a dull, ugly 0815 western rpg. i think i quit skyrim after around 20% of the trophies. such a shame.

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