Has Skyrim aged well or have modern RPGs more or less eclipsed it?
Got it on GamePass but it feels kinda ancient during my first 30 minutes.
It's World is still unrivaled. No game has one that is as interactive and alive. So many named NPCs with unique dialogue, who have their own lives and schedules. The world is so wonderfully crafted, I can remember the geography of certain areas as if I had really been there. Simply amazing. Something like the Witcher of AC: Valhalla, have maps that just feel like window dressing, even if they are beautiful. They have well written characters, but they feel more like actors on a stage than people who really inhabit a world. Skyrim feels like it's own reality in a way no other open world game does, expect for maybe some of BGSs other outings.