Skyrim mounted combat shows generosity
With details of Dawnguard still a little thin on the ground it’s nice to see that Bethesda finally gave us what we wanted and that’s Skyrim mounted combat, which to us and fans shows generosity, something that many other franchises would charge for. The reason we say this is because the recent 1.6 update brought this feature to Elder Scrolls V for free.
The developer has an habit of making Skyrim better and not even charging for it, you only have to look at the Xbox 360 Kinect support to understand just what we mean. Bethesda are playing the long game here though because they know that a huge percentage of users have now moved onto other games since buying Skyrim, so by offering new features for free will reunite fans with the game once more – well they’re curious to see what all the fuss is about.
Some fans would suggest that Skyrim was not finished when released and should have been delayed until all these features were brought in, but that’s silly as games like this are always a work in progress and are never truly finished, which means that if we listen to some gamers then Skyrim should never have been released in the first place. However, we also understand that certain things within a game should never be allowed to go on so long without being resolved, such as the lag issues.
What confuses us is the fact that there are still certain gamers who will complain about Skyrim even though Bethesda are giving them such updates for free – it’s as if they’re never pleased – how do you feel about this? Then again we can understand why other gamers were confused why the developers left mounted combat out in the first place because it made horse riding pointless – well unless you wanted to get to your next quest a little sooner maybe but where is the fun in that?
This makes us wonder what other gems Bethesda will be offering down the line instead of just seeing what those with the creation kit are able to do with their multitude of mods?
What do you think the best weapon will be while mounted on a horse and how easy would it be to shoot an arrow? One thing is certain though gameplay has now been improved and this latest update is just a stepping stone until the Skyrim DLC is released a little later this year.