It’s been a good few months since I dipped my toe into the world of Skyrim and if I’m to be honest I rushed through the main story just trying to get the game off the pile. With the end of the Year of Shame challenge in sight, and Skyrim being the last single player game on my list I’ve decided to kick back and enjoy the world. I do have all 3 DLC’s to get through, but decided to start with the Dragonborn DLC, as let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to tame and ride a dragon!
The DLC is based in Solsteim and island off the main map of Skyrim. If you want to get there, you’ll need to catch a boat from Windhelm and you’ll be transported to the new island. It’s probably worth noting that you’ll have needed to have completed the main quest line in Skyrim to be able to play this.
Upon arriving in Solsteim you enter the town or Raven Rock and begin your questing. I’ll leave the storyline there as I want to be spoiler free, but you finish the main questline with the ability to tame and ride a dragon. Now I had quite a bug bear with the whole dragon flying thing. Yes, you do get to sit on a dragon but you have no control over which way he goes. I was hoping for a World of Warcraft epic flying mount experience, but all you actually get is a button to search for target, a button for attach, and a button for land….not what I was expecting.
The quests are standard Skyrim quests, go here, kill this, fetch that, speak to this person, destroy that, you know..the usual. Strangely in Solsteim there doesn’t seem to be a stable, (well non that I found) so the majority of the travelling was on foot, with the occasional fast travel. It’s probably worth noting, if you’re planning on heading back to the main Skyrim map at any point, you can’t be over your carry weight, if you are the game will simply glitch and you’ll arrive back on the pier talking to the captain again.
The DLC wasn’t bad, and a great introduction back into the world of Skyrim. Doing the main questline, a handful of sidequests and clearing out a number of dungeons on the way around, I clocked around ten hours, however I’m pretty sure if you’re a completionist there’s at least another twenty hours in there for you. Now it’s time to head back to the mainland to start building my house with the Hearthfire DLC
Approx Time taken to beat – 10 hours
Difficulty setting – Normal
Score – [Rating:4/5]
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