When I last played Skyrim a few years ago on xBox 360 I ended with over 500 hours invested into the game. It was the only video game that I had no regrets putting that much time into and it will now be the only game that I have no second guesses about doing it all over again with this xBox One remaster. I noticed the updated graphics and smoothness right from the start. With the remastered graphics, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and new water / snow shaders you get a totally fresh feel to it and you do not notice that it was a game that was written years ago. I feel that the story is in no need to review with all the awards and achievements the original game has received. You will have all the open-world RPG goodness that the original game had along with all the DLC (Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn) plus mods! Yes, mods! As of writing this, xBox One currently has 125 mods that are ready to use. Ranging from adding a few tables and chairs in different inns to allow extra seating, no health regeneration or even realistic carrying weight. There are plenty of mods that allow me to customize the game to my liking. I highly suggest the mod called "Slave Pack Riekling Porter [XboxOne]". This mod adds a little funny looking Riekling Porter who lives alone on his selfproclamed Wak Wak Island, a small rocky Island in front of RavenRock. You will also want to get "Relationship Dialogue Overhaul - RDO [XB1]". This amazing mod adds over 5,000 lines of completely voiced dialogue for NPCs. It mainly adds to friends, followers, spouses, and rivals. Every word is voiced using the original voices from the game. This is a must have for anyone playing this game.
Skyrim Special Edition includes:
- The critically acclaimed game
- All official add-ons – Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn
- Remastered art and effects
- Volumetric god rays
- Dynamic depth of field
- Screen-space reflections
- New water and snow shaders
- Play PC mods on consoles. Now console gamers can experience new quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more
*My Favorite Mods*
Alternate Start - Live Another Life [XB1]
Adds a totally new feel to the game by changing the starting story. Misery and despair have haunted you all your life. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, you've been arrested and thrown in the dungeons. Your trial was supposed to be weeks ago, only nobody has come for you. It's been so long since seeing daylight you no longer know what month it is anymore. The dungeon is cold, damp, and worse still, you're running out of food. You will be given the opportunity to choose your race and then choose a new life for your character to lead.
Relationship Dialogue Overhaul - RDO [XB1]
Adds over 5,000 lines of completely voiced dialogue for NPCs for more than 50 voice types, focusing mainly on friends, followers, spouses, and rivals. All dialogue is voiced using the original voices from the game, achieved through re-adding existing dialogue in new and suitable places, as well as editing together multiple lines to form brand new dialogue.
Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch [XB1]
The goal of the Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch (aka USSEP) is to eventually fix every bug with Skyrim Special Edition not officially resolved by the developers to the limits of the Creation Kit and community-developed tools, in one easy-to-install package.
Features hundreds of gameplay, quest, NPC, object, item, text and placement bugs fixed. No unsafe changes (such as deletions of stock objects). Designed to be compatible with as many other mods as possible.
Slave Pack Riekling Porter [XboxOne]
This mod adds a little funny looking Riekling Porter who lives alone on his self proclamed Wak Wak Island, a small rocky Island in front of RavenRock. You have to do a favor for him in-order for him to join you. I won't spoil that for you.