Role-playing fans have a big year ahead of them, and perhaps tops on their lists is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim .
More information has come to light, and the first new detail is a fresh feature called Dragon Shouts. It's a new magic: whenever you slay a dragon, you will receive its soul, which will then let you decipher runes scattered across the landscape. These will grant you the aforementioned Dragon Shouts; there are spells like teleport and force push. Additionally, Enchantment will return to the series- in Oblivion , you'd receive this ability once you entered the Mages Guild, and Enchantment lets you infuse any weapon or accessory with any spell effect you have learned. Lastly, we've learned more about the "Radiant Storytelling System," which appears to be a dynamic feature. Basically, everything you do will have an impact on the game and the Radiant AI will alter the story to suit your style of play. The idea is that every play-through will be slightly different depending on the person playing, and that's a pretty cool concept.
Skyrim is just one of those games that will require a great deal of time, but don't let that dissuade you. Heck, it's a huge plus for RPG lovers.
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