This Year at E3 2011, Bethesda showed off a 8 minutes gameplay demo of their upcoming RPG “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”. We’ve already seen huge RPG titles such as Witcher 2, Dragon Age 2 and Fable 3 (PC) but Skyrim is set to out do every one of them. Featuring incredible visuals and graphics along with a free to roam world twice as big as Oblivion this game would definitely be a RPG of the Year contender.
Skyrim was demonstrated on the Xbox 360 console and looked like that every bit of power was squeezed from the console to display the spectacular graphics, The vast environments, dynamic lighting and all that detail which offers a life like gaming experience, One can only imagine the amount of detail they would put in the PC version as it was reported that Skyrim would use DirectX 11 and tessellation on the PC. Being part of the creators of Oblivion and Fallout series, The game offers a vast am0unt of area to explorer making Skyrim the largest RPG of Bethesda ever featuring landscapes which includes plains, forests, mountains and upto 150 dungeons which you can explorer.
The gameplay itself is pretty amazing, With both Third Person/ First Person combat view along with the use of Stealth ability. You can also use magic skills which were triggered by the trigger buttons located at the back of the controller. The enemies are dynamic then being scripted which means they’ll fight you in a different way every time you engage them, The demo focused a long fight in the plains with Huge Mammoths, Giant Trolls and Two super sized Dragons. The demo was amazing and mind blowing, I know the Witcher 2 offers an amazing gameplay of its own but you may wanna think again after watching the demo below 😉 :
Exectuvive Producer of Bethesda “Todd Howard” also said that the game would offer a gameplay of upto 300+ hours and still there would be tons of room to explorer the huge world that is Skyrim. The game is all set for release in 11-11-11 (11 November 2011) for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.