Modwatch: Falskarr adds new lands, pro voice actors, and bards to Skyrim
I’m not entirely sure it’ll ever be possible to run out of things to do in Skyrim. In the years since its release, Bethesda’s legendary dragon-hunting simulator has sapped away thousands of valuable hours worldwide, bolstered by a rabid modding community—with ample support from Bethesda—that shows no sign of slowing down. Consider Falskarr, a gargantuan labor of love by modder Alexander Velicky.
With an estimated 20-30 hours of added gameplay, loads of new gear to loot, quests to tackle, and territory to explore, Falskarr is by all rights a proper piece of DLC. Contributions from 30 professional and semi-professional voice actors lend a serious level of polish to the experience, as does the approximately forty minutes of new music—including a bard! With several new songs! And it’s all free, the brainchild of a fan who loves game design and is hoping to apply for a job within Bethesda’s ranks. This certainly isn’t a bad first impression
You can grab Falskarr from its page on Nexus, a fantastic modding community if you aren’t already familiar with it. Installation is as simple as dragging a few files into the right place, though I’d recommend getting familiar with the Nexus Mod Manager, which will automate the entire process. And just in case this wasn’t clear, modding is a PC-only affair, so console users will be stuck on the sidelines—though now isn't a bad time to do some comparison shopping for components and build your own budget gaming rig.