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May 11th 2015, 10:41 PM
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Hmm, let's compare some other open world rpgs with Skyrim. That seems fun.

Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning:
The repetitive side quests in Amalur are way worse. The game gloats on its hundreds of hours of quests, yet I can tell you that at least 90% of them follow the same exact pattern of go into dungeon, kill thing, loot thing. The combat system is fun enough that it doesn't stop being fun until the lack of monster variety gets to you. The main quest is okay. It's nothing special but it's not better than Skyrim's.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen:
The only time the dragon that's supposedly going to destroy the world appears in the game is at the very beginning and very end. I found the storytelling really weak, but I still ended up playing through the end because the combat system is addictive and when you're fighting some huge monster like a hydra it's pretty damn exciting. I actually kind of want to say that the main quest line of Skryim was better than this one and the Skryim's was really disappointing. There are some really great aspects of this game but storytelling isn't one of them.

Divinity II: Ego Draconis
'Bout halfway through the game the villain does actually destroy the world- or at the very least show that he will. The area you were in before gets covered in a poisonous fog and above the fog lies an armada of flying fortresses. So the game goes from a typical do these receptive quests for this one village and get to know these people. Care for them. Now they're dead and there's nothing you can do. The quests get reminiscent of Oblivion when you go into gates to kill some antagonist goon. It seriously feels a lot like entering a gate of Oblivion. If the game cleaner mechanics and a more expanded dragon form it'd be fantastic.

I could do more and/or expand but I'm tired and feel like going to sleep so that's what I'm going to do. Bye.
Side note. Hello Meta, you should make this if you want to. Goodnight.