The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

A special edition of the fifth installment in the popular RPG series by Bethesda, created for VR headgear and motion controllers. The plot of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR does not differ from that in the original version of the game. The story takes place in a fantasy world, which is threatened by dragons, led by Alduin. You play as the last Dovahkiin, a human that can speak dragon language, which makes them the only one capable of stopping the oncoming apocalypse. In terms of technical aspects, the game is based on the Special Edition of the production and, compared to the original, features e.g. improved lighting, higher resolution textures, and previously unavailable visual effects. What changed most is the combat system: you aim by moving your head and attack by using motion controllers, transferring your moves onto your character.

Sony PlayStation 4
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR | PS4

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR release date for PS4:

game language:
English

17 November 2017 | Worldwide

17 November 2017 | Europe PAL

17 November 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 13 players' votes.  

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR for PlayStation 4 is a special version of the fifth installment of The Elder Scrolls series, created by Bethesda Softworks for VR headgear and motion controllers, which are required for the game to run properly. Apart from the core game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR also includes all the official DLC packs: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.

Plot

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR takes place in a fantasy world—to be exact, in the province of Skyrim of the Empire of Cyrodiil on the continent of Tamriel. You play as the last Dovahkiin, a being that can speak dragon language. The winged beasts are back, led by the dragon god Alduin, the World-Eater. To the people of the North, the protagonist is the last hope of stopping the oncoming apocalypse.

Mechanics

You start The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR for PlayStation 4 by creating your character—you chose their race and sex, and customize their appearance. Unlike in the previous installments of the franchise, you do not have to choose a character class. Instead, during the game you develop certain skills of your protagonist and three basic statistics: magic, stamina, and health. Apart from conventional abilities, the game features the so-called Shouts—powerful spells unlocked with the souls of the dragons you defeat after you find ancient words scattered all over the province. Of course, your overall performance is also affected by your weapons and armor.

The key aspect of the game is exploration of the vast and open world, which consists of frozen wastelands, cities, towns, and claustrophobic undergrounds. Some locations are full of enemies, which you fight in real time, using both of the protagonist's hands—in each hand you can wield a one-handed weapon, shield, or a spell. Of course, you can also use a two-handed weapons (like a hefty warhammer) or a ranged one, such as a bow. The combat system is what has most changed compared to the standard editions of the game—you aim by moving your head, and attack by using PlayStation Move motion controllers, which transfer your moves onto your character.

The gameplay is driven by main quests and optional quests given to you by NPCs, both common citizens and representatives of certain factions. To ensure the right course of the gameplay, a special system makes sure that the enemies you encounter are scaled accordingly to your level.

Technical aspects

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is based on the Special Edition, released in 2016. Compared to the original game, Special Edition features improved lighting, higher resolution textures, and various visual effects, such as a dynamic depth of field.

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"An utterly complete dumpster fire of a VR port" - that's what Skyrim VR was called by George "Super Bunnyhop" Weidman, who played the game's demo at QuakeCon last weekend.