Skyrim: The New Teen Craze
A new craze has befallen America's teens. But this craze does not involve social networking, or music, or sports. No, the new craze is Skyrim, a video game that takes players back to the middle ages to fight against orcs an dragons. Why would so many teens fall for a game that is regarded as "nerdy," you may ask. Well, to find out, I relented and bought the game for myself. And after playing for a few hours, I realized what makes Skyrim so appealing to teens. Skyrim allows teens to burn off the stress put on them by their everyday lives by, say, killing a dragon, or stealing gold, or freeing a slave. All these options present endless possibilities for the player to explore. But the difference between this craze and past teen crazes is that in the past, crazes have revolved around topics that are regarded as "cool," or epitomize teen life. Skyrim, on the other hand, takes teens back to an age when dragons were cool and slaying a troll was not seen as geeky. Skyrim is a way for teens to unleash their nerdy side without getting shuneed, because everyone is playing it. And who knows. Maybe Skyrim will restore the age of elves and dwarves and nords to its long lost glory.