One Skyrim player has lowered the game’s graphics straight through the floorboards by running it on a laptop charitably described as old, and we can’t get over its demastered look.
Reddit user SomberKlepto shared an ancient-looking version of Skyrim apparently running on a laptop from 2012. The ironic thing is that Skyrim was originally released in 2011, so either this laptop was outdated even back then or it’s running one of the newer, slightly updated versions of the game like the Special Edition. Probably both. If this is how the base game looks, we don’t even want to think about what the Skyrim: Anniversary Edition and its 500 mods might do to this machine.
The image speaks for itself. Shadows have been stripped out or reduced to crude gradients. Textures either haven’t loaded in or have been flattened to obscurity. Our hero’s sword looks like a shaped bone with shoe laces and the NPCs at this cathedral are apparently sharing one low-res face. Come on, the big guy in the back looks like a playable fighter we haven’t unlocked yet.