I have more than three hundred hours of gameplay under my belt for Skyrim and with the game reaching its second anniversary soon, you may be wondering why the hell I am still talking about it. Thing is, most of my gameplay has previously been on the Xbox 360 version and now I have access to a PC version with not only all the official DLC, but also one mod I have been itching to try-out since I first heard about it: Frostfall.

One of the things that’s always annoyed me about the difficulty in Skyrim is that while you can make battles more intense and difficult, surviving in the game’s terrain has always been easy, the main conseqeinces being death by falling off the side of mountains or drowning. This is an icy, cruel environment with terrain and climates as nasty if not more dangerous than many of the beasts you’ll meet in the world. Frostfall adds that realism, it gives hunting a purpose and food. It gives you pause for thought before venturing out into a snowstorm. It makes you think twice about wearing that skimpy set of armour.

Here’s my first diary about the mod, where I try to give you a feel of what it’s like. Enjoy.

You can find out more about Frostfall and where to download it for PC at the mod’s official site here.