So, I looked at the amount of time I spent playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Steam and it is saying I clocked over 160 hours! Now that is just too damn crazy, and maybe too much as well. But what can I say, I love not only Skyrim but the entire TES franchise. Right now the world of Tamriel has immersed me more than any other videogame I've played.
But what's kept me playing Skyrim? The community generated content keeps my character Yeshua confined to what's over the Jerrall Mountains. I've downloaded so many retexture packs and installed a ENB, visually it looks like I'm playing a different game. Maybe even something that should appear on next generation consoles. And then there are mods like Falskaar which is an amazing effort from one individual to produce top-shelf material and give gamers more of what they want.
There are still tons of quests, and even new adventures I've added that I still have not completed. In fact, on Friday I finally was able to complete the questline of siding with the Cyrodiilic Empire by wiping out the Stormcloaks(I hate Ulfric by the way). I'm also enjoying the lore of the series. There's so much story and information behind the world of Tamriel. Not to mention, there are several different books spread throughout Skyrim you can enjoy the pleasure of reading. Of course, the hardcore TES fans appreciate this more than any other gamer.
I have not only been playing Skyrim, but I have been adventuring on the island of Vardenfell in Morrowind with The Elder Scrolls III. And since Steam had there holiday sale over Christmas, I also picked up Oblivion. I'm still in the process of modding the ^&%$ out of it, but I can't wait to see the White Gold Tower again.
I'll admit I have been lucky enough to stumble across some playing time with Tamriel in a game releasing perhaps this year. You probably know which one I'm talking about. By that time, I'll have a new PC built for my adventure through Hammerfell, Skyrim, Cyrodiil, Morrowind, Elsewyer, and the rest of the provinces!