An Honest, Hilarious Assessment Of How We All Really Played Skyrim

Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim worked hard to improve its interface over the efforts of previous instalments in the series and, except for PC gamers, there was much to like about its streamlined appearance. But it's still an interface, one you must constantly consult... even when you're in the middle of stabbing someone in the stomach or ending their promising career in professional adventuring with a well-placed feathered projectile.

The video — scored, directed and mostly everythinged by Doomsday Arcade's Michael Shanks (as opposed to the Stargate: SG-1 actor) — is nothing but quality. The 8-bit sound effects are a nice touch, and it's short enough that it doesn't overstay its welcome.

If you dig the accompanying music, you can listen to it on its lonesome here.

How I Play Skyrim [YouTube, via DSO Gaming]


    That was very entertaining.


    That was great. I'd love to see a Dark Souls version!

      The guy doing a Dark Souls version died trying to imitate the game.

    that was absolutely brilliant

    he should be power attacking to get around while carrying too much

    So accurate

    "there was much to like about its streamlined appearance. "

    Bullshit. It was a terrible interface. It takes so much damn time to navigate compared to Morrowind & Oblivion's interfaces. I must admit it is definitely a step up from Daggerfall's interface, though, but that's not really saying all that much.

    It's an interface that LOOKS nice, but functionally sucks.

      It was a console interface in a PC game.
      Horrendous, just as bad as FF14!

    2 thing that bethseda really should of added to the inerface is the ability to smelt/craft/enchant/brew/cook all. it sucks when you are doing mass enchanting and after each enchant you have go back and re select the enchant, the item and the type of gem you wish to use. The same goes with smelting ore, but then its more just spam the use button until it done.

      What else should they of done? Should they of even ofed an interface? Ofing an interface is not an easy thing to do.

    Rofl'd pure gold

    Strange I remember more nude mods than this

    I really enjoyed that - very well made video! :)

    Very good!

    Why would people play like this? I think I only used the interface when the game made me. It was pretty boring, actually. Could never bring myself to finish it.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now