The Backlog Elder Scrolls III & IV

The box that The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind comes in boasts that the game has “Over 300 hours of gameplay”.  I presume that the publisher Bethesda considers a 300 hour game to be a good thing, but all I think when I look at the box is I’m going to die in a few decades; I don’t have time for this.  When you add in that Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion packs in a good 100 hours of content too, playing these games is like working a full-time job.  I bought both of them years ago, but never had a motivation to spend such a sizeable chunk of my precious, precious life pretending to be a vampire elf wizard, or a werewolf thief lizard-man.  With Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim out, I no longer had any excuse and I finally pulled these games out of my Backlog.  When I am an old man in a nursing home, I shall look back on my hundreds of hours in the land of Tamriel with mixed feelings.  Continue Reading

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