Build a House and Adopt Some Kids in Skyrim's Newest DLC, Hearthfire
By Joseph Christ on August 28th, 2012 (15 comments)
What does an adventurer do when they're done slaying dragons? Settle down, apparently.
The new DLC for Skyrim gives the player the ability to buy land and build and customize a house from the ground up. And I don't mean just place a house. It looks as if you make a house from fairly raw materials and build it with a high amount of detail. (Seriously...in the video below the Dovahkiin is making nails....nails!)
According to Bethesda's press release houses can range "from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with armory, alchemy laboratory, and more." It also looks like you'll be able to adopt children, but since you can't yet kill children in a Bethesda game I see no reason to do that.
I guess that sounds all well and good but right now I'm living in a giant vampire castle with hot blood dolls to feed from whenever I want. Not sure how you can beat that. I do like the idea of expanding the crafting in Skyrim in such a way, and I can certainly see this being expanded to the point of building entire communities in later Bethesda titles. What about the ability to create a town and be your very own Warlord in Fallout 4? Yes please.
Hearthfire will be available for download for 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live on September 4.
Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.
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