So while waiting for Fallout 4 I decided to play Skyrim again. Because I had deleted all my files on my PS3, I had to start from scratch and decided to go about doing things differently.
One of the things I did this time around was doing the side quests for Solitude. I had read and read and read up on Potema Septim time and time again throughout TES games. So when I heard a group of necromancers were attempting to bring her back I got a little excited. Then I went down to the catacombs under Solitude and fought her. What a really big let down. I mean fighting with her was about the same as fighting any Dragon Priest. Just didn't feel like there was anything special about the quest or dealing with her.
I was a little confused. I mean this was THE Potema Septim, the Wolf Queen right? The necromancer queen that was served by zombies and met with vampire generals? The same queen that may or may not be responsable for driving Pelagius mad? The queen that has something like 7 or 8 volumes about her? And she is what, a minor foot note in the game. I really felt like an excellent oppertunity was missed here. By that I mean Bethesda had games and games with little bits of lore and text about her. Building up the lore and mental picture of who she was. Massive build up, and then bam, she is nothing more than a minor bad guy. (Although finding her castle all sunken underground was pretty cool, but the catacombs was just another dungeon, nothing that really stood out to me.)
I don't know, in the end its just my thoughts on the subject. I just felt like there should have been more to her after hearing about her since Morrowind. Heck if I had the option I would have joined with her. I was already playing as a Vampire Lord/ assassin anyway. Its not like I'm the good guy of this story lol.
So what do you think about Potema? Did you think the quest(s) did her justice? Do you think she should have had a more prominent position in the game? Why do you think Bethesda sold her short? Or do you think that they did?
(just curious as to others opinions, not attempting to start a fight or arguement, this is a game, we play it for fun. Thank you. Also curious because I'm much more of a Fallout fan than TES so I'm sure that many of you probably have a better grasp of the lore than I do. So its entirely possible that I thought the Wolf Queen was more important than she really was.)