PS3 Skyrim Dragonborn Review: Heed The Good Word!

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Xbox 360 owners who have already had a go on Skyrim Dragonborn DLC will be raving about it to PS3 owners, so any PS3 owners that haven’t got Dragonborn for the PS3 yet should grab it in preparation for this add-on.

PS3 owners waiting for Skyrim Dragonborn DLC have something to look forward to

Dragonborn has Solstheim in HD, and is the third DLC for Skyrim. This land first appeared in Blood Moon, Elder Scrolls and Morrowind, and looks like Greenland, but with dragons and snow goblins.

The game starts with you fighting cultists who want to kill you. They talk about Dragonborn and Miraak before you kill them. You then find a note on one of the bodies that directs you to Windhelm, as there’s a sea captain there who will take you to Raven Rock. You find out about the Temple of Miraak, and how he plans to get hold of the All Maker Stones before taking over the land of Solstheim. Then he intends to kill the Dragonborn – which is you.

Some of the quests seem repetitive, but if you want all six of the All Maker Stones, you’ll need to do them. You’ll recognise the places to find them in, as you’ll see workers hitting a rock. You need to use the Bend Will shout on the rock, and then kill the creatures that come out of it before looking for the next one.

It gets harder to break the stones as you progress, and you’ll also have to contend with Lurkers – think of the Mind Flayers from Dungeons and Dragons. There are three different varieties of these charmers, each one worse than the last.

You’ll also find lots of quests and settlements in the game. There are also Black Books, which you’ll need to decipher these, as they’ll take you to Apocrypha, where Miraak is. You’ll come across floating bridges and cathedrals, which is fun, and you’ll also learn lots of abilities in the Black Books. Once you’ve learned all the words in the Bend Will shout you’ll be able to control both men and dragons – you can ride the dragons. Miraak is a fearsome foe, made more frightening by the horned mask he sports.

You’ll get a big sense of déjà vu as you schlep through the quests, but this DLC does give you lots of fun. Even if you don’t do the quests you’ll find it entertaining anyway. Dragonborn is the best of the three Skyrim DLCs, as it’s bigger than Dawnguard and Hearthfire. You’ll want to start playing Skyrim once more just to get into Dragonborn, and PS3 owners will be delighted with their first Skyrim DLC.

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