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Sailing to Skyrim: An Age of Empires 2 Mod Emerges

  • Ethan Turner
  • Oct 26, 2023
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Sailing to Skyrim: An Age of Empires 2 Mod Emerges

In the grand hall of gaming, where every pixel of creativity has its place, a legend is reborn. Skyrim, the timeless titan of role-playing games (RPG), has been lovingly restyled into a real-time strategy (RTS) setting by a zealous Age of Empires 2 modder, Grouchy_Bluejay4511. In this cybernetic Sistine Chapel, the soul of Skyrim has elegantly met the RTS essence of Age of Empires 2.

Diving deep into the waters of this creative endeavor won't keep you gasping for familiar territories. Grouchy solemnly shared glimpses of this extraordinary project on Reddit, showcasing Skyrim's iconic settlements reconstructed in the prized RTS system. The view of Whiterun with Dragonsreach reigning supreme over the cityscape will fill the hearts of RPG lovers with a sense of homecoming. And yes, the smoldering ruins of Helgen, the rural charm of Riverwood, and Ivarstead surrounding High Hrothgar, majestically perched on the Throat of the World, are all here to welcome you.

The birthing pains of this epic endeavor have not been in vain. Even with simple Age of Empires 2 assets, expect the familiar locales to unfold with vivid recognition in your sight. The ever-mysterious Markarth, too, finds its place in the new world order as Grouchy brilliantly morphs Aztec buildings to mirror the unique look of this dwarf haven.

The upcoming mod promises to be a gratifying fusion of RPG-RTS gameplay. It beckons you to ascend the throne of a Skyrim hold and lead your dominion to regional supremacy. Take charge, strategize, and step into the shoes of more than 100 unique characters in a universe that's set to broaden with over 50 quests. 

In conclusion, as the finishing touches are added to the mod, the realm of Skyrim, now carved in the body of Age of Empires 2, eagerly awaits its release on the Steam Workshop. This adventure manifests a glorious homage to two powerhouses of the gaming realm and stands as a testament to the boundless potential of the modding community. Gather your armies, wear your Dragonborn helmet, and get ready to rule a familiar world in an entirely new way.

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