Review: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard


With so many modern day lackluster sparkling in the sunshine, melodramatic Mills & Boon incarnations of vampires it’s nice to see a return to more traditional vampiric values in the first batch of downloadable content for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in Dawnguard.

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Though it feels a little ‘more of the same’ from Bethesda, the change in tone, replayability and Vampire Lord form makes Dawnguard worth a look.

“A bunch of bloodsuckers have started to claw their way back into Tamriel with various nefarious plans afoot. Something to do with a vampire princess going all Sleeping Beauty in a crypt, an Elder Scroll and blotting out the sun, you know, that old chestnut. Standing directly in the fang-bangers’ path stands The Dawnguard, an elite vampire dusting outfit that desperately needs your help if you choose to offer it. The choice is yours. Do you stand up for the poor UV challenged and misunderstood vampires and become a creature of the night? Or do you don a pair of sunglasses, start blasting the techno backing tracks, practice your raspiest Blade impersonation and start kicking some ash?”

Would you like to know more? Then head on through to my full review for AusGamers here.

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Dave Kozicki

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Video game reviewer, presenter and enthusiast. Film and TV-aholic. Pop culture geek. T-shirt and sneaker addict. All around nice guy and one hell of a sexy beast. Writer for Official PlayStation Magazine AU, AusGamers and Hyper Magazine.