Real Life Dragon: Skyrim Live Action Trailer

By John Walker on October 24th, 2011 at 3:06 pm.

Now I wish it were a film instead of a game.

At RPS we absolutely cannot fathom the purpose of live action videos. It’s like a new movie advertising itself as a theatre performance, or BBC 1 trailing the new series of Strictly Dr Who Lottery as a book. Games are made of game, not film. But, still the nonsense continues, and the latest is an incredibly high-value production for Skyrim, featuring live-action dragons.

What do live action trailers say about the game? I don’t think it can be anything good. It was in the 80s that games last advertised themselves in such a way, printing full-page ads of ladies in barbarian bikinis, because showing the six-pixel pink blob wouldn’t woo the crowds. Are we to take from it that the game itself just isn’t good enough to advertise itself? Or is the lavish demonstration of wealth supposed to give us a reassured feeling that the people behind this are so affluent that the game can only be brilliant? I’ve no idea. Anyway, here it is:

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  2. gayylalgli says:

    Im not saying your wrong or im right but to me it looks like its somewere near high hrothgar cuz it looked like a greybeard ringing the bell. I’m Scottish, you could probably tell if you had went on my profile, so don’t make assumptions, idiot. “FAKE AND GAY, ther r no crossbows in skyrim, no armour looks lik tht gay shit and drgons dont look lik tht!!!!1111!!!!one”.
    Get a grip, you lunatics, does it really matter? I, for one, thought this was a great video. It came out two months before the game did, who cares if there are a couple of insignificant differences?

  3. gayylalgli says:

    Im not saying your wrong or im right but to me it looks like its somewere near high hrothgar cuz it looked like a greybeard ringing the bell. I’m Scottish, you could probably tell if you had went on my profile, so don’t make assumptions, idiot. “FAKE AND GAY, ther r no crossbows in skyrim, no armour looks lik tht gay shit and drgons dont look lik tht!!!!1111!!!!one”.
    Get a grip, you lunatics, does it really matter? I, for one, thought this was a great video. It came out two months before the game did, who cares if there are a couple of insignificant differences?seo service