Akihabara in the Rain. Playing Skyrim

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Scrolled | TOKYO, JAPAN: Popular Western role-playing game pitches a tent in Akihabara for players to check the game out. (Photo: Game Watch Impress)

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Mooglecharm

As much as I am loving Skyrim right now, I don't really think it will translate too well to the Japanese audience, who typically favor style > realism. And this game shoots straight for the realism in terms of look and feel.

That and I think the characters are much too ugly and the animations much too blocky. I did see however oblivion when I lived there in this one shop... but it was only shown after a 'pretty' mod was applied to all of the game characters.