For those of you who bought the game “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim“ you already know that Skyrim is a vast, complex world with many adventure opportunities. To give you an idea of how big Skyrim is the guide is 650+ pages. (but we will get to that later)
The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons.
Elder Scrolls V Skyrim allows you to live another life, in another world. Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling, and adventure of The Elder Scrolls is realized like never before.
It also allows you to be who you want to be by the way you play. Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities. The new character system allows you to play any way you want and define yourself through your actions.
If you like RPG’s then many are saying that this is the best game they have ever played.
To maximize your fun you will have to get the guide. The world of Skyrim is massive and to get through this massive world without missing out on about half of it you need a massive guide. You need Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Prima Official Game Guide .
What you will find in this guide is everything you ever wanted to know about the game: Every major quest and side quests. Tips on beating the enemies, all locations for the goodies. All magic potions and spells. A map poster, Every inn, every guild, every side game.
When you crack it open it sounds like one of the many books you encounter in the game itself: heavy duty binding, high quality paper; this thing creaks open like a book meant to last the ages. As thick as the guide is, it doesn’t dilly-dally. You will not see any goofy introduction, no “welcome to the world of Skyrim” preamble, it gets right to the point and illustrates an incredibly painstaking training portion that lasts over 100 pages. It’s fun to read, as well. I was afraid it would be a bit of a spoiler while reading the training portion, but with a game this immense you realize that it’s thoroughly impossible to give anything major away.
If you decide to get the guide make sure you get the hardcover version. The guide is a true work of art. Everything from the art work, to the layout, to the sturdiness of its frame, this strategy guide is a rarity in that most people will actually look forward to perusing its pages instead of feeling forced to resort to it when they get stuck on a battle or puzzle. Its insane level of detail and high quality of writing make this guide a gorgeous companion to one of the best games ever created.