I used to love using the Morrowind Construction Set, so now that Skyrim’s creation kit is here, it’s time to see what I can do with it after not making mods for over six years.
It’s time for the AAGH Game of the Year awards at last. We’ve reviewed more games this year then in any prior, so we have a lot to choose from. Let’s get to it then, and see who was voted our best of 2011.
Bethesda has announced that they’re putting the finishing touches on the Creation Kit, which will allow gamers to create mods for Skyrim on PC. Two interesting facets stand out to me from the announcement. First is that we now have a tentative release window: sometime in ‘early’ January. Second, the Kit is going to link up with Steam Workshop to ease the location and installation of mods. They propose that you will be able to select and flag mods for downloading from most anywhere, thanks to mobile devices, and it excites me because it will be woven in to the system; no workarounds or hacks involved. The Creation Kit will archive and upload your mod for you when you’re done. Of course, if you prefer to use mod sites (like TES Nexus), Bethesda says that will still be an option.
They also say that they are working on the new-since-patch-1.2 backwards flying dragons that some people are experiencing, and suggest it will be available in the next week.
Oblivion was one of my favorite games of all time. When I ranked the top five games I’ve reviewed since starting AAGH, Oblivion was #1 by a long shot. There was no question. If I listed my favorite games ever, it would sit near the top with games such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and Ocarina of Time. With that in mind, can it’s successor even hope to reach such lofty heights?
Skyrim is out, and I’ve been playing it to get a review up. Do I like it? In a word, yes. It’s even better then Oblivion and looks like a Game of the Year award candidate. Let’s get a preliminary look.
Oblivion. The fourth game in Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls series still draws me back occasionally, to run through the Nibany Basin or stare into the sea off the Golden Coast, all the while questing, dungeon-delving and just soaking in one of the greatest game worlds ever presented. It’s sequel, Skyim is due in mere days so I’m going to go on a look back at Oblivion to prepare to leap forward. Come with me, to Cyrodiil.
It’s been hotly anticipated since it’s announcement, and now Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is less then a month away. Beta and I loved Morrowind and Oblivion so we’re counting down the days until it’s release. We’re going to play it on PC like we did the last two but we – like many others – have been wondering if our computers can run it. Now, we wonder no more: Bethesda has released the minimum and recommended specs for Skyrim and to our surprise they’re somewhat lenient.