Imagine this iOS Skyrim app

#1 Posted by SolracFB (28 posts) -

What if there was an iPhone / iPad app that let you do all the menu based activities in Skyrim. You would upload your save file to a server and the app would pull the data. You would then do things like equipping armor or smithing through the app. Depending on the nature of the activity, you can have it take effect immediately after loading your save on the console, or queued up until you reach the right place. For example if you equip some armor, your character would be wearing it upon loading the save file, but if you crafted a new sword, you would have to go to a forge and the game would tell you that you have a sword queued up and you would just need to confirm to get your sword. This way  you could still have a Skyrim experience while attending a boring family reunion, and you could maximize your console time exploring, fighting or moving the story along. Things you could do through the app: equipping items, marking items as favorites, smithing, enchanting, using alchemy, trading with any merchant you've previously met, examining the map, fast traveling, examining skill trees, assigning pending perks, reading any book in your inventory, admiring a 3D model of your character, browsing the achievement list, etc. I hope you are now as sad as I am that this doesn't exist.

#2 Posted by mikey87144 (1649 posts) -

It sounds nice but the only real thing I would like from an app is the ability to read the books outside of the game. Some of them are really good and it would be nice to read them while I have some time to kill.

#3 Posted by mordukai (7128 posts) -

Batman: Arkham City has and iOS app that helps you keep track of the riddler trophies and riddles you solved. Quite helpful if you're going for for all of them.

#4 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

@mikey87144 said:

It sounds nice but the only real thing I would like from an app is the ability to read the books outside of the game. Some of them are really good and it would be nice to read them while I have some time to kill.

I think there is a file you can download and use the ibooks reader or whatever it's called to read the books from the game with. I think there was even a thread here on Giantbomb linking to it a while ago.

#5 Posted by WiFiPirate (141 posts) -
#6 Posted by mikey87144 (1649 posts) -
#7 Posted by anthanoid (32 posts) -

@mikey87144: You can import it into the Kindle app. Works just fine.

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