The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Full Access Preview

Alright, so, here's the deal: Skyrim is out in ten days, and we know you're excited, so we got some footage of the game and talked over it, but since we only had a few minutes we had to go really, really fast, and we're really excited to play it, and here's the Full Access Preview of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Even in the short video there's a lot to see. There's hunting with ice magic, there's killing spiders, there are dragons, and there are even resurrection rituals. No one ever told us that we'd be able to bring chickens back from the dead in this game! We feel like that should have been one of the first things revealed - this changes everything! We're curious to see how far that spell's power goes. Can we preform it on larger animals? What about people? How cool would it be to find a guy's body, bring him back to life, and then find out what killed him?

But we're getting ahead of ourselves. Watch the video (it's short!) and tell us if there's anything that gets you excited for Skyrim.


  • Odis - November 9, 2011 2:22 p.m.

    I wonder. If I can bring a chicken back to life, can I kill it and summon a demon slave? And if I can do that, and if I stock up on mana potions... Can a repeatedly kill the chicken, and make a demon slave army? And if I do so, can I consider world conquest? Anywho, Skyrim makes me excited for Skyrim motherfuckers.
  • Yeager1122 - November 6, 2011 7:51 p.m.

    Really short FAP but showed some but anything skyrim no matter how short is good with me.
  • thelazymackenzie - November 6, 2011 2:58 p.m.

    YES! New Skyrim anything is always great.
  • lilspooky - November 5, 2011 4:06 p.m.

    I see what you did there GR. LOLS. Can't wait for the 11th and the real FAP. And i was worried you were gonna spoil me. mostly work with chicken...Mega Ultra Chicken... Shhhh its a legend.
  • winner2 - November 2, 2011 7:42 p.m.

    First dragon I fight, I'm takin out with my bare hands. I so hope Bethesda put in a finishing move thing that shows me beating the sh*t out of that dragon's face.
  • casXey - November 2, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    Most of those are shouts, not spells. Some guys on Gamespot were saying, "This looks like the frost spell." "Yeah, you can actually dual wield spells, which I'm guessing this guy did." Notice he is shouting something, as the magic is happening.
  • jackthemenace - November 2, 2011 1:31 p.m.

    OMFG can't wait. Taking out the Dragons looks really, really fun, especially if they all have unique powers/ I wonder if there'll only be a limited amount in the world, or whether they'll keep spawning, but at huge intervals. Also, spellcasting loks hugely improved from the last game, but I still worry that the quick-use for each hand (Which I assume uses the right.left bumper to open the menu, and the right/left analogue sticks to navigate through) will get horribly complicated in the middle of a battle, unless it pauses the whole game, which would just cheapen it
  • Fox_Mulder - November 1, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    Billy witch doctor dot com prefer work with chikun......... Arise! No, wait, stick upside down. We have 12 convenient locations................ in Africa.
  • Fenderstat - November 1, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    I'm fapping this right now, and i don't ven have the game hur hur hur........
  • mainthehor - November 1, 2011 9:15 p.m.

    i laugh at your ten days. In Australia we have 9 days left.
  • Riche666 - November 1, 2011 8:51 p.m.

    "We've only got a couple minutes"...for a FULL ACCESS preview???
  • drunation - November 1, 2011 6:43 p.m.

    I am enjoying the mike and coop team ups. I also think you guys are funny together on Tdar.
  • Rizzo - November 1, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    Fap fap fap fap fap.
  • AuronsGhost - November 1, 2011 3:31 p.m.

    Wow, old footage with old commentary. Amazing stuff. C'mon, why bother even putting this up?
  • GR HollanderCooper - November 1, 2011 5:02 p.m.

    Old commentary? We recorded it like, three days ago...
  • AuronsGhost - November 1, 2011 5:45 p.m.

    My bad. Assumed it was old since you wondered about things like the dragons fighting each other (since one is the dragon you can summon which Todd Howard spoke about the other week). My mistake.
  • usmovers_02 - November 2, 2011 2:21 a.m.

  • BladedFalcon - November 1, 2011 3:17 p.m.

    Hah, short but sweet! I specially loved the effect of how that frozen enemy fell... than began to float in the water! Sure, it's a mostly cosmetic detail, but still I thought it was pretty cool. And the resurrection spell is pretty intriguing. Though if you can use it cheaply to revive an NPC you might have killed before, it might cheapen the effect or consequence of actually ending someone's life. Though I also noticed that to revive a single, measly chicken, you had to use the two handed, buffed up version, so maybe that means the spell is simply not powerful enough to revive larger beings?
  • samiamJack - November 1, 2011 4:34 p.m.

    Maybe there are specific spells for specific creatures or maybe scaled spells just like there were for locks in oblivion. Also it could be that things resurrected die after a certain set period of time so you could revive something to help you out but it wouldn't effectively reverse moral choices. Either way this could be a very interesting mechanic. On another note this game looks so freaking amazing I can't even describe how much I am looking forward to it. Oblivion is my favorite game of all time (I have logged somewhere around 300 hours into it) and I honestly can't see how this won’t be a thousand times better.
  • TempariusMaximus - November 1, 2011 3:01 p.m.

    can we have a bigger FAP at a later time guys?

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