With the release of the Steam Workshop and the Skyrim Creation Kit for the massively popular RPG (Role Playing Game) Skyrim, the modding community has gone into overdrive mode in creating mods for the world of Skyrim. These mods not only extend and further improve the a gamers experience , they also add new functionality that helps make adventuring in the world of Skyrim a better one.
Kenneth Wong swims through the multitude of Mods available and shares 5 mods that every adventurer should have to start them off.
If there is that one thing that always bugs me when playing through the game is how the items that I pick up for quest or crafting are sorted. While there is nothing wrong with how the game does it, there is always a nagging feeling that something feels out of place.
Now with this mod, everything is renamed and sorted out in a way that helps you find your items faster. This is very helpful especially if you are the type of player that tries to pick up every single thing while on a dungeon run.
Capturing souls have always been part of the Elder Scrolls game and in Skyrim this is no different. Using the souls of defeated… or rather slain enemies to fortify you gear has always been a gratifying way of revenge. The only problem is that you gotta remember to stock up on soulgems to store these unfortunate souls that crossed your paths.
Enter the Soul Forge where souls of these unfortunate enemies are stored in a way that of brings back memories of the Ghostbuster’s containment unit. A word of warning though, this mod still has some minor bugs here and there and especially if you are a fond user of the Azura Star. Than again for the those who grew up watching 4 guys kick ghost ass on TV, giving up the Azura Star is a small sacrifice to bring back some of the good old days to Skyrim.
There is nothing more satisfying than finally leveling up your skill to forge new weapons to bring ruin to your enemies in the land of Skryim and there is no greater joy to have them forged at the legendary Skyforge.
But wait, somehow this great Jewel of Jorrvaskr feels as though its not as complete as the humble forges found in other towns…
For the lazy adventurer who likes to hang around the halls of Jorrvaskr, this mod adds a Smelter, Workbench and Tanning Rack to the Skyforge so that you never have to be far from that great mug of mead.
Midas Magic – Spells for Skyrim
Magic has always played a big part in the world of the Elder Scrolls. From burning your foes with the elemental forces to sucking the very soul out of the defeated, even the best adventures who swing deadly 2 handed swords know a spell or two for that sticky situations.
While the default magic system works well for most players, pure magic players often find it lacking. There have been many mods that tweak or even add spells to the magic library but in my honest opinion, there is nothing quite like what Midas Magic offers.
This mods not only adds over 60 new spells to make your enemies suffer, it also ensures that the game balance is kept while extending it for magic lovers. Definitely one for if you want to start a pure magic character.
Fall of the Space Core, Vol. 1
This mod is something that is out of the ordinary at best. While most mods extend, improve or add functionality to the world of Skyrim, this one is purely for the laughter especially if you played the Portal games by Valve.
Released to celebrate the opening of the Steam Workshop for Skyrim, Valve and Bethesda have teamed up to bring you the Portal 2 Space Core mod, which will let the aggressively space-centric little robot tag along on your adventures in Tamriel.
Now I am SO NOT going to spoil the fun of what this very interesting mod does but believe me when I say it is worth its download in megabytes. Portal fans should have a great time with it too and for non Portal Fans, lets just say you might just want to get Portal 2 after this.