Join us in a walkthrough of Dustman’s Cairn as we celebrate ten years of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
A little more than a week ago, one of the most significant titles in video game history, not just for its popularity, but also for the enormous number of video games that have copied mechanics or been based on it, became ten years old.
Bethesda proudly commemorates The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim‘s tenth anniversary this year, not only with a special version of the game that includes more than 500 modifications from the community but also with a concert and fan celebration at London’s Alexandra Palace Theater.
Being such an influential title, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to revisit this wonderful title – which for many more recent players was the reason they became gamers – in the month of its anniversary.
Revisiting one of the best western RPGs
For those who have abandoned the game or have not had the opportunity to contemplate the amazing open world that Bethesda Game Studios has arranged from the highest point of the monastery of High Hrothgar, or have tested their sword and magic skills in the Iron Barracks Barrow, the first thing to make clear is that Skyrim conveys the very essence of epic fantasy. In fact, it is to video games what Game of Thrones is to television.
Every cottage, cave, abandoned fort, and huge palace exudes a meticulousness in design that is not lost on the player. We can nearly smell the dirt and moisture every time we enter a subterranean grotto, and the views from the curled mountains are breathtaking.
That’s why we’re bringing you a tour of one of the game’s most fabled locales, the Dustman’s Cairn, today.
Dustman’s Cairn lies south-southeast of Morthal and southeast of Labyrinthian. The entrance is closed until The Companions’ mission “Proving Honor” is completed. In the cave, we will encounter a series of corridors full of foes of many races, each specializing in a different weapon, making the trek one of the most difficult in the game.
Our trip, however, will be rewarded with a great number of things and gold coins that we will discover near the entrance. Such a large number of items means that even if we manage to survive Dustman’s Cairn, we may need to turn back halfway through the journey due to the heavy weight we will have after collecting the loot along the road.
Is it worth going back to Skyrim?
Despite the fact that the original game came out no less than 10 years ago, the original ‘Skyrim‘ has only aged technically, and not enough to classify it as just another retro game, but a title that, to this day, is completely recommendable and whose possibilities are still overwhelming.
PC users have no excuse, especially with the new edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 10th Anniversary Edition, as it is a game that deserves its place in any library. If you like to farm or craft, if you want adventure or if you simply want to try the crazy mods offered by the community, you will find in this game a huge playground. Fight dragons, hunt wolves, and experience perhaps the best western RPG that we have seen to date.