Simon Miller writes: As hardened Elder Scrolls fans, we’re well aware of the power it possesses. As you play an Elder Scrolls game, hours turn into days, which then turn into months; it’s a mystery how Bethesda manages to pack so much content into the framework of a simple videogame. Even one with such an open world design.
Even when armed with such knowledge, it is still a shock to sit down with Skyrim for a few hours and told to ‘do what you like’. Everyone is well aware of the sheer beauty of Skyrim, but the few screenshots and gameplay videos doing the rounds don’t really show how much of a jump from Oblivion it is.