Yeah, it’s a bit of a running joke now that Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been milked for all that it is worth. A game that was originally released in 2011, is still being ported to systems as new as the Nintendo Switch and in Virtual Reality (VR). The jokes are pretty scathing on the internet, but if people are still buying it, why wouldn’t you make the game available everywhere?
The thing is. I have never played Skyrim. I didn’t own a PS3 or 4 or Xbox 360 or One and for a long time I had an Apple Mac as my main computer, so gaming during Skyrim’s initial release was as far removed from the AAA games market as a Duracell battery bunny. But this port to the Nintendo Switch, is giving me the opportunity to play this game for the first time, 7 years after it was originally released on 7th generation consoles.
At the moment, I am currently playing Skyrim on the Everyday Reboot channel. It’s a bit challenging because I have never played it before, I don’t know where to go, where to trigger quests and side quests, who to talk to, who not to talk to, where to go and in what order. But the game is most enjoyable because of that unknown. It makes it more challenging because the game is set in an open world, but more rewarding when things pay off also.
I am looking at Skyrim as a metaphor for my life on YouTube so far, both on my own channel and as a guest at Short Lane Studios. Yeah, many people may have been doing this a lot longer, many people maybe fed up with certain types of videos, like they are with Skyrim, but if people are willing to watch and I am enjoying the process, why would I not do this?
I am still finding my feet with YouTube, and there is a sense of frontier-ism, a sense of the charting waters that for me are as yet uncharted. But this unknown, finding my feet and learning by doing through trial and error is as exciting as playing the games I do on the Everyday Reboot channel. I just hope that my audience are as equally positive about my experience so far as I am. Currently there is only one thing I require, patience as I start my journey both in game and on YouTube.
You can catch my The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim play through on the Everyday Reboot channel.