I've recently been looking into the Elder Scrolls series. I saw Skyrim at E3 and it looked great! I don't really know much about the ES series, so I just wanted to know what the ES series is about. Might not get Oblivion mainly because I just pre ordered Assassin's Creed: Revelations and the next time I'll get a couple of extra bucks for games and stuff is during the holidays. That's after Skyrims release, so should I just get Skyrim? Is ES one of those series that you have to play the previous one to understand the story?
Please, fill me in.