Sunday, 23 September 2012

Skyrim: Kill it off

I have met a new challenge in Skyrim: if you one-shot an enemy, or fire up a particularly powerful killing blow, you get this slow motion short movie, one of the few moments that you can actually get a nice shot of your character doing something different than just standing around! Only problem is, I find it hard to take a screenshot of this moment, because even though it's in slow motion, it goes pretty fast if you're not expecting it and your hands are at the wrong side of the keyboard, still in "fighting", not "take screenshots" mode. 

This is what I managed so far:

Warning: electrifying dwemer guardians may damage cultural heritage.

Ever since I invested in the sneak tree, my mage has become incredibly OP. It was fun to see this fireball on its way to one-shotting this living skeleton, though. 

This used to be a frost troll. Gosh, I'm such a hooligan when I look back at all these pictures.

There's also a nice slow motion movie of yourself aiming at the enemy if you're using bow and arrows. However, I keep failing to capture this moment and always end up with a shot of what happens next. Charming.

Meanwhile, the search for the perfect one-shot screenie continues. What is your best shot?


  1. Some very nice screenshots as always! :)

    I don't have any screenshots of mine to share since I am not much a screenshot taking person... Even more so in single player games. But when I see amazing screenshots like this I really think I should change this habit!

  2. Haha! I haven't taken many killshots in Skyrim. The longest are usually with the dragons, I've found. A way to keep it quick, for me, is to have the same set of keys used for the same purpose in each game. So, for example, I use F11 to clear the UI, and then F12 to take the shot. This usually allows for a very quick shot process. On top fo that, I'll also take multiple shots in a row, and look at them after to see which of the 3 or 4 came out best. :)

  3. Ohhhh, you met the Hound of the Baskervilles :P Didn't know he was strolling around in Skyrim ;)

  4. I mapped one of my mouse buttons to be my shutter button. Works pretty well during action sequences; when I remember to use it. :)


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