New Elder Scrolls: Skyrim screens look like... Well, Oblivion but prettier, unsurprisingly

Tricky to comment on something turning out exactly as expected. "Well there you go then", "That's that" and "Hmmm, yes" only go so far in earning a games journo's monthly riches and credability. But, in cases such as the arrival of a haul of new screens for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I find myself in a complete state of what can only be described as unremarkably not-displeased. Because they look exactly how I expected them to.

But that's no bad thing, because they are rather pretty.

Trees, caves, muscley men with pointy things and way too much exposed flesh for anything even resembling safe melee combat... All are present and correct, along with snow and some ethereal translucent ghosty bastards. Oblivion but prettier? Pretty much sums it up. But that's exactly what you wanted, right? So scroll down and feast your eyes.

Hmmm, yes.

Like what you see, guvnor?

April 1st, 2011


  • onepumpwonder - April 25, 2011 3:49 a.m.

  • matt92 - April 5, 2011 11:45 a.m.

    STEALTH FOR THE WIN WOO :D looks mad as him stabbing the goblin :D cant wait for it to come out hehehe no one hate me but i will only have to pay abuot 54 somthing when it comes out i have pre ordered it and it while be 108 when it comes out
  • stoge - April 3, 2011 1:38 p.m.

    looks fab cant wait.hopefully they havnt changed any controls etc as i thought was good last time
  • lovinmyps3 - April 2, 2011 4:22 a.m.

    THIS GAME LOOKS AMAZING (it will be amazing)!
  • NightCrawler_358 - April 2, 2011 3:47 a.m.

    Awesome! This november ill have Skyrim, Uncharted 3 and Mass Effect 3! I'd better start saving up, they all look great!
  • BurntToShreds - April 2, 2011 2:36 a.m.

    I can't wait to make my Redguard and punch dragons in the face.
  • NathanRAWK - April 2, 2011 2:02 a.m.

  • Deadstitch - April 2, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    I covet this and want it now...
  • Helios - April 1, 2011 10:48 p.m.

    First screen: Awesome Second screen: Muscles, yo Third screen: Ooohh... Pretty ghosts Fourth screen: *Looks down, blushes* I think I better clean this mess up... Excuse me.
  • BishopofHippo93 - April 1, 2011 10:44 p.m.

  • cart00n - April 1, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    Looks pretty perfect to me...
  • Oxfordcomma4 - April 1, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    Them's some sexy screens there. I'm perfectly prepped to spend an embarrassing amount of time playing this, come November.
  • TheDeathishRainbow - April 1, 2011 8:07 p.m.

    So very lovely. Can't wait for Skyrim! :D
  • sirdilznik - April 1, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Makes a guy want to scroll his elder. Know what I mean? Eh? Eh? *sigh* That didn't work.
  • SteampunkJim - April 1, 2011 7:01 p.m.

    I'll take it.
  • Bawheidbob - April 1, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    Still finding it hard to care - I just could not see why was good about Oblivion and that is after buying it on three separate occasions to try and 'get it'
  • Clovin64 - April 1, 2011 6:14 p.m.

    I can definetly see a Conan the Barbarian vibe in these shots... I'm still totally pumped for this game, GOTY 2011?
  • scsmith1 - April 1, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    Now, will we get a "Fallout 4" with this engine?
  • Yaro - April 1, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    The river with the mountains is so utterly gorgeous...oh man...I will cry while playing this game. The sheer beauty is just overwhelming...
  • Styrophoamicus - April 1, 2011 5:32 p.m.

    Me gusta recaptcha: seeing ookinera (might want to go to a doctor for that)

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