Skyrim races and mythology
Having already discussed that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will now come with werewolves and vampires, we have now decided that the races and the mythology behind them need a closer look. The previous version of the game Oblivion was awesome, but some of the faces on the creatures were more comical than scary.
This will not cut it in 2011, so you will be pleased to know that in the five or so years since Oblivion, Bethesda Game Studios has done a lot of work on the races faces – sorry for the little rhyme – and are now far more convincing. Now when you come face to face with them you will now have a different reaction to what you had in Oblivion, you will no longer be laughing at them that’s for sure.
Gameranx has side-by-side comparisons of three races from Skyrim, and you can clearly see how things have evolved. Take the Orcs, before they looked more like Shrek on a bad day, now the new Orcs are far more fearsome, resembling something from Lord of the Rings instead.
Now we have the Argonians, in Oblivion; again their faces were a joke, we have seen plenty of people looking like that after a night out on the town. Thankfully the new Argonians in Skyrim are far more convincing.
The Khajiit in Oblivion looked more like having a face painting of a cat, but now they look ferocious. Okay, so we know that cats are cute and cuddly, but lets not forget their wild side, and the new look Khajiit brings out that wild side perfectly.
Check out the video that we have embedded for you below, which looks at all the playable characters in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. You have to love how dramatic the music taken from the soundtrack itself.