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July 22nd, 2022: Steam VR Fest, Skyrim VR Review

Welcome back! Today we are continuing our review series of the Steam VR Fest sale that is happening right now by taking a look at Skyrim VR and giving you a quick review. So why should you cough up some more money for a game you've probably already bought than once? Well for starters it is on a deep discount right now! I know, that doesn't make it any better, but I swear the game is much different in VR and if you mod right, it is one of the most immersive experiences in VR today. That is why it takes one of our top spots for Best Modded Gameplay. If you choose not to mod the game, you are more than likely going to be disappointed and this review really only focuses on the modded gameplay.

The good news is that it mods just like all of the other versions of Skyrim, so you can use your familiar tools for modding. It is important to keep in mind that you must ensure the mods work with the anniversary edition Skyrim to work with Skyrim VR. We were able to get one or two mods that weren't listed in that way to work, but through a lot of effort and in the end it broke a lot of our other mods.

So what sort of mods should you go for? To start, it is recommended to get some quality of life mods to help with immersion. One of the main things I noticed more about Skyrim in VR is that it is a pretty empty and barren game, so adding in random patrols, animals, and npc's to spruce it up was essential. Other quality of life mods that we recommend implement motion controls in some exciting ways, such as hand-tracked spell casting, real string drawn bows, full body tracking (arms, legs, etc.), and any others that catch your eye.

Once you have all your quality of life upgrades set on your mod list, then start working on those nice-to-haves. Once you have all your mods set up, then comes the fun part of ensuring you have the settings for your headset/system dialed in. There are some great youtube videos out there for this if you have any trouble.

In the end, you are going to have to put a little bit of work in to get Skyrim VR running to the point it tops the list of most immersive VR gameplay, but it is so worth it! If medieval fantasy is not your style, you should also checkout another classic ported to VR, Fallout 4. Until next time!

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