Skyrim Full Trailer Reveal and Theory

Okay, first of all, WOW.  Bethesda really cranked it up to eleven with the tricks they picked up with the Fallout games; the world in this trailer is the most detailed and beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.  Elder Scrolls V, you have me intrigued.

Secondly, listen to the music (which starts at the 1:05 mark in the video.)  It’s the main musical theme from The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.  Not convinced?  Here.  Take a listen:

There.  That is the theme music for the most epic (and I do not use that word lightly) game in the history of video games.
Also, I’d like to point out that the player visits Solstheim, the frozen island to the north of Morrowind, at some point in the game.  Check out this screen capture from the 1:32 mark of the video:

Do you see that?  That is a werewolf.  The last time we saw a werewolf in a snowy area was in the Bloodmoon expansion for Morrowind, which took place on the snowy isle of Solstheim.  If Solsthiem isn’t a playable area, I’ll eat my hat… and if Solsthiem is a playable area, what’s to stop Morrowind itself from being a playable area?  I mean, after all, the trailer has the theme music from Morrowind playing in the background.  I’m inclined to believe that’s not a coincidence.  Morrowind was, without a doubt, one of the best games in the series.  Sure, there’s a lot of players out there that consider Oblivion to be a superior game, but in my own opinion, Morrowind had a much deeper and more personal world; it was immersive in a way that Oblivion never was.  That’s not to say that Oblivion was a bad game; on the contrary, it introduced quite a few great ideas and new game mechanics into the series, gameplay that would go on to be further refined in Bethesda’s Fallout series.  This trailer evoked memories of Morrowind, Oblivion, and Fallout II and III, all in three minutes.

If Bethesda can deliver a game that lives up to the excitement this trailer has generated, then The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim could easily become one of the best games in history.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go play Morrowind for the next 72 hours.

EDIT: Upon peer review, that might not be a werewolf after all.


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