Today’s Steam deal for the ‘Elder Scrolls Collection‘ may at first seem like nothing special. Until you look a bit closer and notice the words Dawnguard in there. Bethesda, you sneaky snake you.
As if by magic the first DLC pack for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has now been released on PC, coinciding with Bethesda’s presence at this weekends QuakeCon.
Priced at £13.99, the equivalent value of the 1600 Microsoft Points paid by Xbox 360 owners, this DLC is certainly not cheap. If your not convinced about forking out for it, why not take a look at our review for a better idea of what’s included.
If there’s one thing I love about Skyrim it’s that it gives the sense of a deep and real, living and breathing world with meaningful consequences. There are various different stories to delve into, different paths to choose and even random chance encounters with a troll or necromancer that could potentially take you halfway across Skyrim on a quest for glory. Dawnguard is the first available DLC from producers Bethesda and adds to this world by deepening your characters story and environment even more.
Having sunk around 125 hours into my original Skyrim playthrough I thought I had more than had my fill of being dragonborn. But after an absence from the game of around three months, Dawnguard has reminded me of my love for the game and made me realise just how much I had actually been missing it. Certainly I had exhausted almost everything my original mage could do, but Dawnguard gives me a good excuse to start afresh with a new class and gives me the chance to do any quests I missed the first time around. Besides I wanted to try out that awesome looking new crossbow and become an evil vampire lord and my goodie two-shoes mage just didn’t seem like the kind of person to do this. …
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Wolfenstein 3D, Bethesda have released the game as a free-to-play browser game. Just head here and enjoy some classic FPS action. The above video features iD’s John Carmack talk through the development of the game. What are you waiting for? Getting playing soldier.
Skyrim has come along and taken us off to an amazing world full of dragons and adventure, I think we are all agreed that it is a ‘Red Mist’ title, and definitely a Game of the Year contender. I am sure though that you want to know more about it than that, thus a few of us here on The Reticule have come together to share ‘Our Thoughts’ on this amazing title. Hit the jump to read our words. …