Backseat Game Designer: Crime in Skyrim

In my post yesterday on “5 Things I Don’t Like About Skyrim” I listed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim‘s crime system as the main area where I think improvements need to be made in The Elder Scrolls formula. In this post I aim to explain how the current system works, to explain what’s wrong with that system, and to suggest some possible alternatives that I think would be much better than what we have at the moment. Continue reading

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Two Days Until Skyrim!

We are now only two days away from 11-11-11: the release date for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I can honestly say that I haven’t been this excited about a video game for a long long time. It literally feels like Christmas Eve did when I was a kid; I can barely sleep; I keep looking at the time; I go through the internet like a sieve every couple of hours searching for any new tidbit of information that might be in anyway related to the game. Continue reading