It’s been one week since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released, and people have been hard at work discovering all kinds of crazy things the game is capable of. Some of these things are found on purpose, and some are not. Today, we have an example of each. The first features an incredible shot with an arrow, while the second captures something rather unusual early in the game.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the most expansive, overwhelming, and incredible game experiences you will have this year. While the game is still capable of being beaten rather quickly, Bethesda is keen on keeping people playing Skyrim for as long as possible. One way to guarantee this? Having infinite quests, of course.
While the game is incredible, there are still a few things that might bother players. Numerous bugs and glitches have been reported so far, one of the most damning having to do with PlayStation 3 save data, which renders the game nearly unplayable. Other glitches include graphical errors and gameplay exploits.
The following video falls into the former category. For most players, the introductory portion of Skyrim — where you are riding on a carriage to your execution — seems stable enough. Then this happened to TheSkyrimVenture, who was recording a “Let’s Play” series video.
Yes, the carriage flipped over the wall, with seemingly no trigger whatsoever. If anything, the introduction might have been the only hard scripted portion of the entire game, but it appears not. What could have caused it? Some randomly generated ramp? A rock? Another Dragonborn that wanted to make his presence known to the player? The world will never know. The player ended up having to restart the game, and it went without further incident.
Glitches and such aside, players in Skyrim are also capable of great skill. In this video, MrTeamVideo takes one hell of an arrow shot that ends up with a pretty good headshot on that preacher of Talos in the city of Whiterun. Archery is not a skill to be underrated in Skyrim, and is capable of dealing just as much damage as even the beefiest melee weapon fighters — if not more . Take a look below and (perhaps) rejoice at the silencing of a man of Talos.
All kinds of great and unusual things are possible in Skyrim. Have you done anything of note? If so, share with us.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is available now for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
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