There is little that I could say about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that hasn’t already been said, and my fanfare is evident by the 120+ hours that I have sunk into the game. However, my experience has been strictly on the Xbox 360 console and, aside from the Dawnguard DLC that was recently released, I have been starved for additional content. The same cannot be said for those playing the PC version, as a steady flow of user-created mods have consistently kept gamers engaged and enthralled. While some have added substantial gameplay additions, others are simply there for shits and giggles. MineFriends, a Skyrim mod that incorporates elements of Minecraft, is most definitely the latter.
Imagine, if you will, being able to roam the vast expanses of the Skyrim landscape and encountering blocky Micecraft characters, and using the iconic blocky bow and blocky pick to vanquish enemies. You’ll see familiar Minecraft figures such as zombies and creepers, as well as friendly characters who also look the part. Better yet, you also have the blocky pigs that roam within the parameters of the modded area and you can even ride them like horses. As a new initiate into the world of Minecraft, I have to say that the idea of slaying monsters with a giant blocky pick and seeing the cinematic “death blow” when I kill a creeper really makes me really wish that I had a gaming PC capable of running Skyrim. One could argue that this mod adds nothing to the game, but who cares? It’s Minecraft and Skyrim combined, what’s not to love about it?
The official gameplay video is below, which I am unashamed to admit that I have watched ten times already.