Honestly, it frustrates me when people will play a game like Skyrim for 50, 60, 80 hours and then have the audacity to call it boring.
Well, guess what: I played FFXIV 1.0 for several months
until I realized that the white knight in shining armor that would deliver me from my feeling of emptiness simply didn't exist
. And when a game gets as many raving reviews as Skyrim, you'd imagine it really deserve the praise. And now, to completely confuse you, I believe it really does.
I think Whales and sandpark are on the right track concerning one of my main issues. I simply became too strong (hard mode, if that's what the second-to-highest option was called, btw), all dragons started to look alike, and yes, in the end I killed two of them within 10 minutes. Arrow, arrow, arrow, run in with raised shield, circle to the flank, attack, block tail swipe, attack, block tail swipe, attack, block tail swipe, dragon dead, oh crap, those bones are too heavy for my weight cap.
I fully give Skyrim credits for the first 20 hours (10 was definitely an understatement, you're spot on). And 20 hours of fun was definitely
worth the investment. But it simply failed to provide me with the twists, the awe, and the hilarious humor the Witcher did, because the whole story was presented in a way that made me care a lot more about the beauty of the landscape than its (soulless, stereotypical, unidimensional) inhabitants.
And that's where we should stop arguing. The Skyrim lore simply failed to catch my heart (and I read every single book
I found! EVERY SINGLE ONE, because I wanted to be drawn in), and it succeeded with yours. Dragon Age also failed to do that, btw. It must be a matter of taste then. Edited, Mar 6th 2013 6:52am by Rinsui