Skryim Switch May Be Too Little Too Late

Released back in 2011 on PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was a immense hit that quickly had everyone making meme’s about taking an arrow to the knee. Numerous hours were spent diving into the game, with hundred of videos showing people creating exciting activities that didn’t have to do with the actual story. If you ever wanted to see someone release a horde or cheese wheels down a hill, then take do a quick search and you’ll find it. When it was first released the news came out that there would be a rotating list of quests available, much like dailies in World of Warcraft. This prevented gamers from not playing the game again, because there was simply nothing else to be done. An updated release happened just last year on Playstation 4 and Xbox One with the special editions, which bumped up the graphics and allowed fan made mods on both consoles.

Recently at both the Bethesda‘s press conference and Nintendo‘s Nintendo Direct, the announcement of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim coming to the Nintendo Switch was made. The one gimmick that sets the Nintendo Switch version apart from the others, is the ability to use a Link Amiibo to re-skin your character to reflect Link‘s tunic. You can also use the Master Sword and Link‘s iconic shield in battle, although I’m not sure if they will be equal to the most powerful sword in the game, or just really over powered.

Just like I’ve said many time before E3 started, I want Nintendo to win and be a competitor again. I want them to come out swinging with both Joy-cons and make you question what system to buy when you go to the store and see Playstation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch on a shelf. The one way they won’t be doing this is by bringing a relatively old game on your system with a cheap gimmick.

Now I know that that Skyrim is really popular, but I feel that everyone who wanted to play will or has found a way prior to play it on another console or PC. It’s not a system seller, but there are enough games in the libraries of other systems to warrant buying this game if you really wanted to play it. Having Link in the game is find, but after 10 minutes what else are you doing besides swiping the Master Sword and blocking with a shield. It’s just a skin and possible power up, nothing more. If you wanted to really experience and test your skill then don’t go running in with an OP weapon. A skin is no comparison for having fan made mods and being on Nintendo won’t change the rating. The rating will still reflect an “M” and those parent who don’t want their child playing anything above a “T” will not be buying this game.


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