Skyrim Dragonborn Review: Why PS3 Users Should Be Grinning

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Xbox 360 owners have been playing Skyrim Dragonborn for a while now and they will tell you that it is more than just an add-on, it is more like a sequel. If you have Skyrim and the Xbox 360 and you don’t happen to have Dragonborn yet, then go out and get it? So here is what owners of the PS3 should brace themselves for when the DLC is released on their console next month… and why they should be smiling!

Skyrim Dragonborn review

Solstheim has been brought into HD thanks to Dragonborn, the 3rd DLC pack for Skyrim. The land was seen first in Bloodmoon, Elder Scrolls III Morrowind and the region is similar to Greenland with the exception of the dragons and snow goblins.

When you start the game you are in a fight with cultists. They talk about Dragonborn and Miraak before you kill them. You find a note on them which tells of Windhelm and the fact that a captain of a boat will offer you a ride to Raven Rock. Do some asking around and you can find out more about the warrior king who has come back to Solstheim, along with the Temple of Miraak, and the fact that he plans on taking over Solstheim by collecting the All Maker stones and then disposing of the Dragonborn, you.

If you want to remain alive you will have to go on quests, some of which may be repetitive, if you want to collect all of the stones. When you see plebs hammering at a large rock you will find a stone close by. If you hit the rock with the Bend Will shout, things will come out of the rock and you have to kill them, before then moving on to finding the next stone and then doing it all over again.

It becomes more difficult to find each of the stones as there are more lurkers along the way. If you know about the mind flayers which was in Dungeons and Dragons, then you will know what these creatures are like. There are three different versions of them and each is more deadly than the last.

Throughout the game there are numerous quests, along with settlements that you will find. You will have to decipher the Black Books if you want to find Apocrypha, which is where Miraak happens to be. The quests do offer something different in that you will see craggy outcrops, along with bridges and cathedrals that float. You can learn new tricks with the Black Books and one of these is the Bend Will Shout. This allows you to control animals and men. You will be able to tame dragons and then you can ride them. Miraak happens to be a very intimidating enemy and this could be thanks to the fact that he wears a horned mask. Killing him is not easy, however it is satisfying.

As you undertake the Dragonborn quests you may think that you have been here and done it all before. However the game is huge and there is plenty of fun in it, it should keep you happy for hours, even if you don’t undertake all of the quests.

Dragonborn happens to be the best DLC for Skyrim to date and it is larger than Dawnguard and Hearthfire. PS3 owners will be happy to see it arrive first as they are in for a treat!

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