I wasn't planning on writing another Skyrim post so soon, but something grabbed my attention. For anyone who hasn't played through the Dark Brotherhood quests and plans to - minor spoilers ahead. There, my civic duty is done.
You may think these two things have nothing to do with each other. You would be right, they don't. Not at first, anyway. But they do tie in to a concept that is very dear to my heart: good game characters.
Before I get going on this, I would like to say something. I love Skyrim. I have already spent more hours on it than I want to admit to. I love wandering around the countryside catching butterflies, and I love sneaking up behind people to slit their throats. The addiction, she is strong. But I had to take the blinders off and admit its not a flawless work of art, and the combat is a big contributor to that.