The lights are on
I have never been fond of RPGs(with exceptions). fallout never clicked. Mass Effect 1 delighted and bored. But Skyrim is different. It is pure ecapism. Normally clunky gameplay is a blast to play. The Side Quests brought me back 5 months after it came out. Side Quests never enticed me so much. They are range from lighthearted to gritty to comical. The Dark Brotherhood, while evil, has the darkly funny members. The Best part of this game, is that it makes you feel like a *** without need of huge explosions or set pieces.
Skyrim is awesome.