The timing of Dragonborn is pretty optimal too, coming as a welcome boost to playability and new challenge to a game that, letís be honest, has been around a while now. More than any other company it seems, Bethesda are adept at extending a gameís relevancy and lifespan beyond its traditional length. Without the DLC packages, Skyrim would most likely be relegated down many gamerís playlists currently, but the steady stream of fresh content has helped it beat out newer titles to retain its place in disc trays and hard drives the world over. In some ways itís a demonstration of the idiom that beauty is temporary, but class is permanent. Skyrim, while aesthetically beautiful, is already starting to look dated visually when compared to new games such as Halo 4, but under the hood its excellent mechanics and gameplay still allow it to hold its own, with regular once overs of its paintwork.