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Skyrim: Into the Void Review

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 9:00 am by Justin Cavender

Skyrim: Into the Void

Famed YouTuber Warialasky (Tetris, Splinter Cell), is up to his old tricks with Skyrim: Into the Void, a live action short film inspired by The Elder Scrolls V video game. The story follows Dovahkiin, whom after saving the world from annihilation, is infected and slowing turning into a vampire, eek!

I don’t want to be too critical of this film, mostly because I know I couldn’t do a better job and the effects were actually well done. There were a few fights when the choreography appeared sloppy and a little slow, but it didn’t ruin my experience. One scene in particular comes to mind when Dovahkiin must fight to the death against another prisoner. The actual fight was about a minute too long and the actors looked silly. Maybe they took notes from Roddy Piper and Keith David with their back alley brawl in They Live.

AstridI have to say the acting has some room for improvement as well. Most notably on the part of Astrid, the leader of the Dark Brotherhood. Her performance wasn’t horrible, but it felt like she was reading her lines for the first time.

Visually, Skyrim: Into the Void looked just like the video game. I started to laugh a bit towards the beginning as Dovahkiin was on his long journey venturing through all the different landscapes Skyrim has to offer. I nearly lost it after he walked over the hills and through the woods to what easily could have been grandmother’s house.

Warialasky deserves a round of applause for his work. I was pleasantly surprised by the visual effects, especially with anything involving vampires. The swarm of bats and the demon form looked amazing. I hope Dovahkiin doesn’t find a cure so we can see more flesh ripping action.

Check out Skyrim: Into the Void on Machinima!

Final Score: B

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