Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - COVER STORY -

In a year that ended with per­haps the great­est block­boster quar­ter in the his­tory of videogames, it is hard to pick up one game as the best of

the best. How do you choose be­tween Un­charted3, sky­wardsword, Su­per­mari­o3d, skyrim, arkham­c­ity, mod­ern­war­fare3 or Por­tal2? The an­swer lies in look­ing at games that took the art form the fur­thest ahead, a game that would end up hav­ing the most im­pact on the widest range of gen­res. One game emerges then. Bethesda’s clas­sic

Theelder scrollsv: skyrim. It is more than a game—a lov­ingly crafted world to ex­plore and live in, stag­ger­ing both in terms of sheer scale and scope and in terms of minute de­tails and in­tri­ca­cies. It is a

ti­tle that the in­dus­try has al­ways wanted to make.

“All through gam­ing’s his­tory, game cre­ators have al­ways wanted to craft worlds that are so im­mer­sive that you want to live in them. Skyrim takes this

gi­ant leap to­wards this holy grail.”

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