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Witcher 3 44 66.67%
 
Skyrim 22 33.33%
 
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Skyrim is more make your own story. The actual story is such a small part it feels more like a side quest. The real content is in all the amazing things to find. TW3 is more live someone else's story with a bunch of distractions keeping you busy.

To me Skyrim has far more imagination and variety which keeps me interested. TW3 has a much more narrow focus, good for keeping you interested in the main story but not to keep me interested in the game in the long run.



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I couldn't get into the witcher, but I've spent like 200hours in Skyrim.

Some of the Witcher 3 problems imo, handholding with a story that didnt draw me in as especially interesting or unique, I find it awkward to control Gerald whereas Skyrim in 1st person felt natural, Witcher 3 felt kind of ugly to me whereas I love the design and landscape of skyrim in 2011 and still find it easier on the eye than many of Witchers 3 more realistically rendered but less appealing locations. Lastly Skyrim immediately pulls me in with the character customisation and atmosphere.

Im bias because Oblivion really sold me on the elderscrolls universe but even that took like 3 different attempts before I actually got into the game. I'm hoping to give witcher another shot later this year

Last edited by Otter - on 10 February 2020

Playing Skyrim is like ordering a pizza. You can have em put whatever you want on it (even if it's some outlandish combination of things), get it in various sizes, you can save half for later and it eat it cold...whatever. It's Pizza. It's always gonna be pretty solid.

Playing Witcher 3 is like going out to a really nice restaurant. You're gonna get dressed up. There's gonna be a limited number of dishes to pick from, but everything is gonna be absolutely top quality. The menu is designed in such a way that everything synergizes, and stimulates your palate a certain way. You're gonna be there with others, whether it's family, business partners, friends, or a date, and have a lot of engaging conversations. It's a whole experience.



I choose Skyrim.

I love exploration and doing what I want, going blind into skyrim felt amazing, it has a lot of small things I found out and enjoyed.

Meeting a giant for the first time who one hits you to death and let you fly all the way to Black Marsh, find a cave that leads to a Dwemer cave that ends up in blackreach and then finally find out you spend 6 hours today in one cave.  Make a house, get married and have children. Find a blind bandit who reads a book, steal the book and find out that their is no word written in the book it is all optional but only adds more value to the experience.

The story can be described as boring but their is so much lore and so many books to read it all depends on your choice and I prefer it instead of following a long story that I hardly enjoy.

Sure the civil war can be dissapointing and I enjoy when people who played the game for hundred of hours find out that a Truce was also possible 

Sure the games after daggerfall became more simple but I am fine with it.

A game like Daggerfall with the graphics/gameplay of today seems impossible.

Daggerfall was to hardcore for me, accepting a quest to bring a potion to a sick person and failing it because you explored some caves/villages and the person died from his sickness is rather annoying.






Last year i got myself hyped up to play skyrim again and got bored 4 hours into the game,not the mention annoyed from all the bad dialogue so yeah for me personally it did not age well.
As outdated the graphics of the Witcher 3 will get it will still have its amazing dialogue,characters, and storytelling to hold on to and that's making me picking the side of wolfie boy.



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Skyrim, but I think each has its upper hand, possibilities in Skyrim and how a small task sidequest could evolve into something so big is why I voted for Skyrim



Skyrim, because VR and mods.



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I expected this to be a closer race, but well, there it is.

Love or hate em, they're almost certainly the two most iconic and influential WRPGs of the past decade.

The end of the 2020s we may well be having similar debates over Elder Scrolls 6 vs Witcher 4, lulz. (Oh who am I kidding, Elder Scrolls 6 is clearly coming in the 2030s for PS7 and Xbox Zero)



curl-6 said:

I expected this to be a closer race, but well, there it is.

Love or hate em, they're almost certainly the two most iconic and influential WRPGs of the past decade.

The end of the 2020s we may well be having similar debates over Elder Scrolls 6 vs Witcher 4, lulz. (Oh who am I kidding, Elder Scrolls 6 is clearly coming in the 2030s for PS7 and Xbox Zero)

Has the Witcher 4 been announced lol? On a Serious note, I think Bethesda has some pretty big shoes to fill with the ES6, which is why maybe we have yet to see it. I mean how can they top Skyrim? Apart from that, the genre has some real contenders now like the W3, BotW, HZD, RDR2, etc. It is a different scene from the one they faced when they released Skyrim back in 2011. It will take a lot to impress the masses the same way  they did nearly a decade ago.



SammyGiireal said:
curl-6 said:

I expected this to be a closer race, but well, there it is.

Love or hate em, they're almost certainly the two most iconic and influential WRPGs of the past decade.

The end of the 2020s we may well be having similar debates over Elder Scrolls 6 vs Witcher 4, lulz. (Oh who am I kidding, Elder Scrolls 6 is clearly coming in the 2030s for PS7 and Xbox Zero)

Has the Witcher 4 been announced lol? On a Serious note, I think Bethesda has some pretty big shoes to fill with the ES6, which is why maybe we have yet to see it. I mean how can they top Skyrim? Apart from that, the genre has some real contenders now like the W3, BotW, HZD, RDR2, etc. It is a different scene from the one they faced when they released Skyrim back in 2011. It will take a lot to impress the masses the same way  they did nearly a decade ago.

Not yet, but I'm sure at some point in the next decade they'll make it given the runaway success of 3 and now the show haha.

And yeah, that's the problem with not only following up such a popular game but also the ever increasing and improving competition, it's getting harder and harder to blow people away. Maybe that's one reason they decided to sit out a whole gen, so the leap would be more dramatic.