It’s no secret that I am a western RPG junkie. More than anything, I’m an Elder Scrolls junkie. This year is going to be an amazing year for anyone who shares a similar love for swords, spells, and exploring the digital countrysides like I do. We’ve already had Two Words 2 grace our consoles and PCs. And while it wasn’t the greatest RPG of all time, it was enough to scratch the itch for a little bit longer.
Later this year, The Witcher 2 is going to arrive and tempt me from work and wife. After playing through the original more times than I care to admit, I’m absolutely ready for the sequel. If you haven’t had the opportunity to partake in Geralt of Rivia’s first video game adventure, I recommend you pick it up. It’s easily one of my favorite RPG adventures of the past 15 years.
At the very end of the year, we will have Skyrim.
A lot of you know that I make my own video reviews for the site. I play through the game. I capture my own footage. I write my own script. I record my own audio, etc. But what many don’t know about me is that I abstain from previews and demos before I put my hands on the actual game. I do my absolute best to not have a preconceived notion of what a game will be like before I review it. I partially do that because I hate to have the experience spoiled for me, but moreso, I do it because I feel it makes the review feel more “pure” or “genuine.”
This is my “Skyrim Vow” to you, dear readers. I am going to abstain from all previews, screenshots, interviews, or anything else that might ruin my review for you once I get my hands on the final build of Skyrim. It will be a difficult task, especially on days when Elder-Geek will be displaying Skyrim news. It’ll be even harder if Bethesda Softworks has Skyrim on display at PAX East. However, I’m certain I can hold my own.
I can’t think of another site that can make the same promise. I know it might not sound like much, but we truly pride ourselves on our video reviews here at EG. Since the Elder-Scrolls series is special to me, I want the video review to be special for you as well. If anyone else would like to join me on my “information fast,” you’re more than welcome to do so!
Here’s to a long nine months to go!