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Opinion Clickbait Cringe 10 fucking years later, skyrim is still my go to for my open world rpg fix

JokerMM

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what kind of sorcery is this? i simply cannot escape this game, it became a tradition for me to just visit that world every few months just to explore and do some side quests,i don't even like the gameplay, the crazy part is, i've never modded it before, and i KNOW once i do that that's another 1000 hours down the drain

does anyone else feels the same?
 

Saber

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Does anyone find the same?

Simple answer: no.

Skyrim has nothing remarkable fun or worthy for exploration. Loots and enemies are basically rng over rng. Not to mention discovering a place in Skyrim worth nothing but a fast travel point, if the place is really usefull anyway(most of times they're not). Also you aways gonna be punished in the game, thanks to a dumb scale mechanic that scales the loot and makes unique itens worse if you have lower level than the game wants.

When you take a closer look, Skyrim is nothing but a mediocre experience overall. The only thing that saves it is the mods. Mods transforms the game.
 

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that's because there's no other.

oh wait, there is: The Elder Scrolls Online, which by now I guess is already the biggest TES ever and you can play with friends in reasonable parties of 4 rather than the idiotic 16+ bozos chatting and pushing buttons until a central target is done of traditional MMO. Or play solo as usual.

why TESO hasn't received any attention is beyond me. I'd die for a VR mode...
 

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what kind of sorcery is this? i simply cannot escape this game, it became a tradition for me to just visit that world every few months just to explore and do some side quests,i don't even like the gameplay, the crazy part is, i've never modded it before, and i KNOW once i do that that's another 1000 hours down the drain

does anyone else feels the same?
I like it too, but I haven’t put those kinds of hours into it myself.

I am avoiding starting the Dragonborn quests this playthrough until I’ve gone and explored around the world some. I know that’s old news to many of you but I only started playing this on switch and it’s all still new to me.
 
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For those who really resonate with TES - especially Morrowind forward - it's more about the sense of place imho. Sure there are games that do certain elements much better, but few equal the sense of inhabiting a magical "otherworld" like TES. For the right type of player, it's so easy to get lost within.
 

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Well most modern games are extremely bad 3rd person cinematic games or bad hero shooters or bad battle royale games so I can't blame you for playing last gen games.
 
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R6Rider

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I started playing through it in VR somewhat recently. Even after countless hours in the game, VR still adds enough to still be enjoyable.
 
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Could you name some of the “must have” mods? I’m kind of vanilla playing this with mods.
 
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BennyBlanco

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OP, you should try this. IDK how a free conversion mod for skyrim wound up officially on steam but it is really good.

 
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CloudNull

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I don't get these comments. So the OP says that this is "my" go to game. Emphasis on mine. If someone enjoys the game, let them? I'm completely baffled that people make comments such as this.
I’m completely baffled by people like you who are so sensitive. Grow some thicker skin and a sense of humor.

Im sure OP will be fine. He asked people’s opinion and I gave mine in a cheeky manner.
 
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Next gen console + 4k mods + 60 fps = awesome looking game.

I think I've put in 75 hours of goofing around with the main quest, Dawnguard DLC and all the random shit.

The biggest problem with Skyrim and Fallout games is the loot is shit. It gets to a point, the only thing worth grabbing are magic potions and lock picks for usage and gold. And keep Black soul gems in case you want to cure vampirsm. Everything else worth taking is to sell off.

In a Diablo game, you get a sword with 5-6 magic properties across tons of possibilities.

In Skyrim, the best sword will be something like does +25 fire damage + enemies take extra damage when on fire.

Just to show how shit the loot can be, I got that Otar mask long time ago, and I still use it because no other head gear I've found has such high base armour and 3 magic resistance properties. Looks cool to boot.

 
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what kind of sorcery is this? i simply cannot escape this game, it became a tradition for me to just visit that world every few months just to explore and do some side quests,i don't even like the gameplay, the crazy part is, i've never modded it before, and i KNOW once i do that that's another 1000 hours down the drain

does anyone else feels the same?
Yep. I feel 100% the same. No other open world RPG has ever pulled me in the same way as Skyrim. It's something else.

Modding the game is amazing. Giving the player character better animation is great, but two of the most transformative changes I think, is being able to lock on to enemies and dodge/roll.

The melee combat becomes infinitely better.
 
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Hugare

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That game would be Fallout 3 for me

Finished it on the PS3, running like shit, and loved every second of it. Including all DLCs.

Replayed it 3 more times on PC. Everytime feels fresh.

Love exploring Washington, love those quests (Tranquility Lane is GOAT), soundtrack, atmosphere ...

New Vegas didnt come close due to the Mojave desert being so, so boring to explore. And I felt much more motivated by F3 main quest of finding your dad.

Was never able to play Skyrim to completion. Melee combat is atrocious and main quest was meh.
 
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Skyrim is a very good game and wile I can understand the hate it get, if it click with you it's an amazing game like only Bethesda know how to do.
I've searched for something similar, but nothing come close for the world building, the quest, the story, the sense of discovery and the choices of killing pretty much everybody. And there is so much to do especially with the DLC's.
BUT it need mod's.

Kingdom Come is really good, but' it lack the fantasy aspect. Witcher 3 is good too but it's not really comparable and the combat system is... meh imo.
And I think some people should replay Oblivion, because I'm sure there is a lot of biased memories. You think Skyrim didn't aged well? Replay Oblivion, for real.
Other good RPG's I can think of are in top view like Divinity II, Tyranny, Pillars of Eternity etc...

For those who really resonate with TES - especially Morrowind forward - it's more about the sense of place imho. Sure there are games that do certain elements much better, but few equal the sense of inhabiting a magical "otherworld" like TES. For the right type of player, it's so easy to get lost within.
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I couldn't agree more OP. Apparently some people here always thought Skyrim and the Elder Scrolls franchise in general sucked. I wonder what could have happened recently to illicit such a shift?
 
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Miles708

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Skyrim it's going home for the holidays. Is reading a book by the fire. Is enjoying the journey and the freezing cold. Is enjoying standing outside in the rain.

It's the absolutely least cinematic game out there, and that's the prime reason why i love it so much. It's not like going to the cinema, is listening to a story told by an old man.

Skyrim is great, is full of content, is full of surprises, and there's always something to discover. I love it so much.
 

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I can relate with having certain games function as comfort food. That said, I'm curious to know what other open world RPGs have you tried in your search for a fix for the past decade.
 

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Got to laugh at all of the revisionist history about Skyrim after a certain acquisition. Game is legendary.
 
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I couldn't agree more OP. Apparently some people here always thought Skyrim and the Elder Scrolls franchise in general sucked. I wonder what could have happened recently to illicit such a shift?

My ex was into Skyrim. I played it for a couple of hours and hated the experience. I reacted in an identical fashion to the Witcher 3...
 
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Dacon

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That's sad.

Yep, it's so sad that OP has a game they continue to enjoy a decade later, instead of moving on to the overpriced half games and unfinished alphas that we so commonly get today.

I haven't played Skyrim in a while, but I'm glad you still enjoy it and can continue to get value out of your purchase even now so long after its release.
 
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I played it for the first time back at the beginning of the year....I found it to be just ok,nothing special....I enjoyed rpg lite games like Assassin's Creed Origins/Odyssey a lot more tbh.
 

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Got to laugh at all of the revisionist history about Skyrim after a certain acquisition. Game is legendary.
Nah, no history revisionism when somene talk shit about skyrim combat or story or optimization etc, they were shit since day one.
 
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It's a bug ridden repetitive mess but I really enjoyed it 10 years ago. I'm just happy I played on PC so I could fix some of the game breaking ones through the console. Today there are far better games though. Haven't revisited it since the VR version came out which I tried for around 30 mins.
 
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