Once upon a time, Bethesda said that they weren't going to release any official downloadable content for Skyrim. Then they went and give us Dawnguard anyway. Dawnguard was the first official DLC for Skyrim and let players either take on the mantle of a Vampire Lord or join the Dawnguard and destroy the lords of the night.
Well, I doubt any of us were expecting Skyrim to get it's major DLC so soon. So, does Skyrim: Hearthfire provide the same level of epic adventure to the Dragonborn's personal scoreboard. Well, kind of, except this is a wholly different, and pretty unexpected, type of adventure for our hero.
Hearthfire allows players to take their Skyrim experience in a different direction, more of a Sims direction in fact. The expansion allows player to build their very own house anywhere they want in Skyrim. Using materials found around the world, the player can build and customise their very own dwelling from scratch.
It comes with a ton of little additions including all the adventuring necessities like a alchemy lab and an enchanting tower, but it also allows players to adopt children with their spouse.
I'll be honest, this seems like a totally bizarre direction for Skyrim to go in. And yet, I'm intrigued. It gives players something to do aside from maim and kill everything they come in contact with and adds an entirely new dynamic to the game. I suppose enough people have been spending more time in Skyrim than they have real life, I suppose there's nothing stopping them from settling down there for good now.
Skyrim: Hearthfire is available on Xbox Live on September 4th
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