It’s been a little over two weeks since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim finally opened it’s gates allowing millions to experience the brave new world Bethesda has crafted. In that time, the community at large has methodically adventured their way across every square inch of Tamriel’s Nordic northern province – with good reason. Skyrim is easily the most ambitious undertaking from Bethesda to date; which is a tall order coming from a developer who has defined it’s career through expansive content and immersive worlds. Everything about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim feels bigger, better, realer. The most noticeable aspect of that legitimacy, at least in my opinion, comes in the form of your virtual sandbox. Skyrim is vast, it’s beautiful and it’s very much alive. I don’t think there is much higher praise I can bestow on the environments of an action-RPG than to say I’m perfectly content just wandering the terrain and staring off into the horizon. In a game where the option to kill dragons not only exists, but is encouraged, that’s saying something.
It’s with that mindset that I wanted to try and capture the encompassing beauty and sheer grandeur that oft takes a back seat to the more interactive parts of Skyrim. We here at GeekSweat consider ourselves big fans of nature and try to find the time to visit the great outdoors whenever possible. Unfortunately we’re also big fans of video games and therefore haven’t the free time to really enjoy said nature.. until now. So thank you Skyrim, for helping me kill two birds with one gorgeous stone. Except not literally… because we love nature.