The Elder Scrolls 6 or Skyrim 2 Should Have A Memorable Story Unlike Its Predecessor

There are plenty of reasons to believe a great open world game can have a good story as well.

Posted By | On 06th, Sep. 2015 Under News


While we know that there isn’t going to be another Skyrim or Elder Scrolls 6 coming anytime soon, it’s a safe bet that the game will be coming at some point. When Bethesda finally does turn it attention to one of its most beloved world there are a few things the creators should focus on that will make it that much better. We’ve already posited that there are a number of things the company could learn from Fallout 4. One of the things a new title needs badly is a better storyline.

Obviously one of the best things about a game like Skyrim is that you can do literally almost whatever you want but at some point the story becomes a disjointed mess and NPCs start saying and doing things that make very little sense. As one Reddit user points out, there are times when someone who has become the Archmage will be told they should go to the college because they have the “look of a mage.”

The developers don’t need to completely do away with the open world aspects of the game. In fact, if they do they wouldn’t likely face a pretty significant backlash. But there is certainly a pretty good model for having an open world game that actually has a story these days. Grand Theft Auto 5 is just one example of a game that lets you do almost anything yet still has a pretty compelling storyline to boot. If Bethesda is able to do that, they’ll have a real winner on their hands.

This article is part of our weekly series on Bethesda’s next big entry into the world of The Elder Scrolls. Through this series we take a look at the possible new features that Bethesda can add into the next The Elder Scrolls game, based on what they implemented in the previous entries and player feedback.

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  • Mike J

    I cannot disagree more vehemently with this article. Open world has been the theme of these games since Daggerfall. Your example of GTA 5 as a good story line is ridiculous.

    The GTA 5 storyline, though good, is very short. You can get easy through it in a couple of long sessions. GTA 5 storyline plays like it is on rails. There are a handful of sidequests, but none of them are terribly involved. And once you are done with the storyline in GTA 5, the game is pretty much over unless you want to play online with a bunch of hackers, with way too much time on their hands, and the best gear you can get.

    Skyrim had scores of side quests, and side story lines many involving multiple sub-quests. Add to that the hundreds of third party mods and add-ons and you have one of the best adventure games ever. The only thing Skyrim lacks is dozens of cut scenes. Other than that it was huge, open world, beautiful (especially w/ third party mods), and new content is still rolling out for it (the new stuff is mostly free).

    The only bad thing about Skyrim’s story line was the game breaking bugs. Bethesda has always been notorious for bugs.

    • Wile E. Coyote

      This article is ‘click bait’ and meant to stir up things. horrible to stoop so low for a dollar.

    • phasegen

      Agreed. I have many hours on Skyrim and it’s still playable. No other company has made a game like that. Fallout 3 is still playable. Assassin’s Creed, not so much. All they need to do to keep Skyrim going, is to make the AI tougher, and of course there should be a natural progression quest line for the Dragonborn to complete quests for all the Aedra and Daedra leading to Imperial Throne.

  • anthimos112

    For Shame. Lazy Writing.

  • Ocelotty1

    I can give no higher praise for Skyrim than that I have played it so much, that I hate it (even with mods) – I’m terrified that FO4 will be over clouded by my propensity for over playing a thin slice of video game genre’s

    • Nerilldp

      I agree. It is a game that becomes an itch that must be scratched. Eventually, with therapy, misdirection and the encouragement of loved ones, an application of V-benadryl will help push the call of the Dragonborn into the background.
      Until, one day, by mistake, you take an arrow to the….: ARGH!!!! Ewh, must scratch, must scratch, must ‘SHOUT!’ Ah, home again, sigh.


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