There’s not much the best Skyrim mods haven’t polished to sparkling shine in Bethesda’s now twelve-year-old RPG, but now an ambitious new project aims to modernize something you see more than almost anything else as you play. By doing so, this mod could bring a whole new gameplay feel to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
While it can be easy to miss, your character’s first-person animations are something you see almost constantly and are crucial to the experience. Your initial response might be to ignore its importance, but in doing so you have actually proven the point; after all, your character’s hand gesture is literally your primary interaction with the world and people of Skyrim.
The Comprehensive First-Person Animation Overhaul mod for Skyrim, or CFPAO for short, comes from creator PolarRobotFrog, who says the project includes “thousands (yes, I checked and there are actually thousands) of animations to the first person” to replace those of the game. original game. They explain, “This mod replaces nearly all vanilla animations from a first-person perspective, and even adds a few unique ones depending on what weapon or school of magic you’re using.”
This means that if you prefer sword and shield, double tomahawks or any range of magic from the different schools of restoration, destruction, conjuration, alteration and illusion, CFAO will fine-tune your experience for a modern eye. . There are even new animations for Khajiit characters who enjoy using their unarmed combat abilities.
PolarRobotFrog notes that there are a few key exceptions. For example, they didn’t change the animations used while sneaking, like they say “I had a huge bug and I don’t know why it wasn’t working”, so no change yet. They also left the block and shield slam animations alone, as I “couldn’t really think of a way to animate the shield any differently than vanilla.”
Fortunately, they list all known issues and their current plans for the project, along with the installation guide available on the mod’s page. They also recommend other mods as good companions for CFPAO, such as Ersh’s Precision mod for more accurate melee collision detection and dTry’s Skyrim Valhalla combat overhaul, which aims to modernize the feel of combat. melee online with newer games like Assassin’s. Creed of Valhalla and God of War.
It might not be as dramatic a difference as turning the Dark Brotherhood questline into a Skyrim Hitman sim, or opening a skeletal pizzeria in Skyrim, but CPAO feels like one of those mods that could become an easy option for anyone looking to get the best. experience outside of Skyrim, regardless of your other gameplay preferences.
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