This is about a video game, yes, but admins, please don't move this thread. It's about a type of media and it's potential influence on political thought. I know lots of gamers also post on the PoliBoard.
If you played it, who did you side with?
Why? Was it an emotional decision, a philosophical one, or just because one seemed more fun?
In the year and a half since I've gotten the game, I've actually played through both factions.
Having played Morrowind and Oblivion, I probably side with the Imperials because... well, because that's just how the series is supposed to go?
Philosophically, they're both 'wrong' - the Empire shouldn't have imposed religious restrictions on the Nords; the Nords should have realized the Empire was playing for time until they reclaimed their lands.
Typically, I go with the Empire, because the 'real' war is on hold, not over. Without an alliance, humans are screwed...
Ulfric working for the elves was a solid twist, IMO.