Skyrim Dragonborn DLC Review: PS3 Users Should Be Smiling

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Those who own the Xbox 360 have gotten hold of the Skyrim Dragonborn DLC, and really this cannot be classed as just any add-on, it’s just that good. Owners of the PS3 are still waiting to get hold of the DLC, which is said to be coming out next month, and it will be worth the wait. If you haven’t already got the DLC on the Xbox 360 then you should go ahead and get it, as it is well worth the price. Here’s our take on the Skyrim Dragonborn DLC.

Skyrim Dragonborn DLC review

In Dragonborn, Solstheim has been updated to HD, this is the 3rd expansion pack for Skyrim. We first saw the land in Blood Moon, this was in the Elder Scrolls, Morrowind, and some say that it is like Greenland, apart from it having dragons and snow goblins.

When you begin in Solstheim you are fighting with two cultists, they are doing everything they can to kill you. They are talking about Miraak and Dragonborn before you kill them. You then come across a note on them which tells you about Windhelm and a captain who will take you to Raven Rock. You learn about the Temple of Miraak and the fact that the Warrior King is returning to Solstheim. He is taking over Solstheim by getting all the All Maker stones and then going on to kill the new Dragonborn, which of course happens to be you.

You will then have go on quests, which are often repetitive and get all the six All Maker stones. When you come across dozens of plebs who are talking about how great Miraak happens to be, while hitting a large rock, you are in the right place. If you hit the stone using the Bend Will shout, things will come from the rock and you can then move onto the next stone.

Breaking each of the stones free will be more difficult as the game progresses. Lurkers will show up, and anyone who knows of the mind flayers in Dungeons and Dragons, will know all about the Seekers, which are found in Dragonborn. There happens to be three different versions of these and each one will be more deadly than the one before it.

There are numerous quests to do along the way and you will come across settlements. Black Books need to be deciphered and these will get you to Apocrypha, where Miraak is. You will such things as craggy outcrops and cathedrals, which seem to float in space, along with bridges that float in mid-air. You will also learn new abilities through the Black Books. In the game you learn all the words needed for the Bend Will shout and this will allow you to take control of both man and beast. It also means that you can tame dragons and then ride them. Miraak is the most imposing of all foes you come across in the game and this could be down to the horned mask that he wears. When you defeat him you will have a great feeling, but doing this is not easy.

When doing the quests in Dragonborn you might think that you have done it all before, however the game is very large and there is plenty of scope for fun. Even if you choose not to go on all of the quests, the game will keep you happy for a long time. Dragonborn happens to be the best DLC for Skyrim and it certainly is bigger than the updates Hearthfire and Dawnguard. The DLC will have you going back to Skyrim and when it comes to the PS3 owners will be happy that Bethesda chose this DLC first for the PS3.

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