That guy right right there, that Alduin ent he? Well he wanted Skyrim to have GOTY but unfortunately the powers that be have far more might than some World Eater. Scary huh?
Joking aside though, Skyrim is more than worthy of the Best RPG of 2011 award. If anything should be a model for what an RPG should be like, it’s Skyrim. Bethesda has given us so much control in this game. There are a myriad of ways your character can turn out and numerous ways to play the game. That to me is the essence of an RPG, not some silly linear story line like Final Fantasy. Don’t get me wrong though, the Final Fantasy series is extraordinary but Skyrim brings the genre of RPG to the next level.
You become Dohvakiin, Dragonborn! What more could a guy or girl want? The ability to wield power beyond mortal comprehension. That is one of the key elements that make this game and the series so popular. You are the chosen one and you wield immense power. You laugh at the guards trying to fight off an atronach that you can slay in two strikes of your Daedric sword.
The exploration in this game has also been vastly redone. You don’t know what’s going to pop up in a cave or dwemer ruin when you enter one. I myself was surprised to find a cave with the Daedric Prince Clavicus Vile. I’m even astounded at how many locations I have uncovered on my map, and how many more I still have yet to discover. This is what gives the game such a high re-playability. You don’t know what’s going to happen in your next adventure when you start a new file. You don’t know what’s going to be in store for you or how scenes will play out this time.
I can not give enough praise to Skyrim. Despite it’s flaws the fact that this is an exceptional RPG of it’s own class makes up entirely for that. This is why Skyrim deserves the award for Best RPG of 2011.