I was a bad blogger this weekend. Instead of writing I played video games. Saturday I played Tropico 4 and Sunday I ground standings for Boundless Creation up to 5.0, meaning I can now use the level 4 R&D agents for both Minmatar NPC corporations with whom I can data core mine. Getting my standings up with Boundless Creation was important since their agents actually live in the low-sec area I call home. If I want I can do the missions for the agents and get more data cores that way.
I did think about writing, but once I started researching the subject I started to get disgusted. Writing in that frame of mind isn't good so I decided to put the post off for a few days and try to look at the issue from a couple of other perspectives. Math is hard.
So that leaves today's post. While doing courier missions I watched GameBreaker TV's coverage of Elder Scrolls Online's hands-on session given to a bunch of game journalists. ZAM's Editor-In-Chief Scott Hawkes talked with Gary Gannon about his experience at the ZeniMax offices and I found myself getting interested in the upcoming MMO even though I've never played any of the Elder Scrolls RPGs. Then I started thinking and I realized I've played the big games that came out over the last year or so. I played Star Wars: The Old Republic (up to level 37) and Guild Wars 2 (up to the level cap of 80) so I figure I'll probably wind up playing ESO. I'm actually looking forward to playing WildStar because of the promise of Pixar graphics combined with the old Warner Brothers adult humor but ESO is probably THE game to watch because of the Elder Scrolls IP.
The question is, should I play Skyrim before playing Elder Scrolls Online? From what I can tell all the reviewer have already played Skyrim, so I could give a unique perspective on the game. Time is also an issue. I'm hooked on Tropico 4 at the moment and with the announcement of Odyssey on Friday I want to look into what summer will bring in Eve. Oh, and prepare in-game as much as possible. I also have to admit I don't like first-person mode in video games.
Given all that should I give Skyrim a try? If the game lends itself to short play sessions I could probably fit in a 30 minute session once or twice a week. Or maybe I'll wait until I burn myself out on Tropico 4. Then I just need to know if the next game I play is Skyrim. So what do you think?