Spotlight – ‘Descent Into Madness’

In a recent PC Gamer article, the best Mods available for Skyrim were given some screen-time and reviewed. From graphical tweaks to game-play additions, the Modding community has gone nuts for Bethesda’s ground breaking RPG. Some Modders have taken this further, and have begun to develop full quests and additional stories just to make Skyrim’s character-rich world an even deeper and more engaging adventure.

One such Mod, ‘Descent Into Madness’, transports the player into a ‘Shivering Isles’ based world, with two main factions, Madness and Dementia. Each faction has unique characters, items, and quests, all of which culminate in a final battle to overthrow the Jarl of the rival city. However, instead of relying on the voices provided in the creation kit, the Modder has reached out to voice actors, hoping to create new and memorable characters that differ from the stock lines of the originals.

‘Descent’ offers a huge variety of new characters, from the Jarl of Madness, an insane Scotsman with Sheogorath-like tendencies, a Blacksmith convinced she is a toad, and, if you look hard enough, a Falmer that suspiciously owns a large golden ring, which he calls his ‘precious’…

Full of film, movie, and lore references, ‘Descent’ is a crazy adventure into a dreamlike landscape that offers surprises for all players, all tinged with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour. The characters jump out from the game; where else will you find a Swedish Sorceress arguing with a Scottish Madman?!

If you’re looking to liven up your experience of Skyrim, why not download ‘Descent Into Madness’ and lose yourself in the insane world of community Mods.


You can find the Mod here.

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