I'm kinda OK with this. I love Skyrim but in the end it was more about what it could have done that what it actually did, as fun and epic as it was it was also disappointing. Skyrim was a huge world with plenty of locations and quests, but it was empty and dull to explore, there was nothing going on. You play a game like Far Cry 3 and you have people going about their lives, events unfolding, battles being fought, it feels alive and dynamic, RDR has this as well. Skyrim had all the potential, it could have done this and it just doesn't do anything at all. Take the different camps lying around, some Imperial, some Stormcloak and at some point in the story you choose one side or the other. If this was FC3 you'd have a whole sub section of the game where you attack and take over all these camps for your chosen side and this would affect the local area that camp controls, the patrols would change to your side, things like that. Skyrim does nothing like that and the world feels bland without it.
Also, incredibly, for such a large mountainous world, it feels very flat, like all you are doing is running across the surface. It's a bare bones RPG, the basis for something better, so bring on Fallout 4 and hope they have learned from this and built on what they have.
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