After being hit by a spell, a deer in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim performed a backflip, fulfilling an unfulfilled desire of being a gymnast. Since its debut in 2011, the fantasy role-playing game Skyrim has gained a devoted following. The immersive gameplay and availability of Special and Anniversary editions of the game, as well as the use of mods, have kept Skyrim new for fans of the franchise, especially in tandem with the use of mods. When it comes to an open-world game, Skyrim is the best there is, allowing players to roam the continent of Tamriel, explore dungeons to seek riches, and take on dragons to learn more about their ancestors.
There are no leash keeping players on their route in the game, and the game supplies endless diversions for Skryim’s Dragonborn instead. No matter how epic the tale may be. Skyrim fan Daftfunkster posted a Reddit video of a deer hurling itself head-over-hooves after being murdered by the player lately. In an instant, it went from frozen to somersaulting backwards over its own tail to falling in a heap on the ground after being struck from behind by lightning and died.
In this case, the deer had little to cheer about, but at least it died quickly. It’s not the first time someone has been sent flying in Skyrim after being killed. An unusual twist of fate occurred last month when one player unleashed a ranged attack from stealth and sent a Skyrim giant hurtling through the air. There are certain instances where animals in Skyrim seem to forget that they are subject to the constraints of physics when the player is not directly in their line of sight.
Even while weird errors in Elder Scrolls games aren’t new to fans, this one deserves a special place in gaming history. Despite the Creation Engine’s numerous shortcomings, Skyrim remains a treasured game among many long-time fans. The game may have issues with physics, dialogue, and general immersion, but as long as it does not crash the game or kill the player, it isn’t a bug, it’s a feature.