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Arrow to the knee

December 12, 2016

Earlier in September, after nearly a year of immersive gaming, completed “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” including its expansions “Hearts of Stone” and “Blood & Wine”, having tackled all quests, sidequests, and explored every spot of its large world.

After such a rewarding game experience and hundreds of hours of excellent entertainment, pondered for some time which game to buy next, wondering which would bring me the most fun as well as provide a solid gaming experience for at least a hundred hours.

Ultimately decided to stay within the same genre and purchased “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition” when it was released in October. Although an older game, the remastered version of Bethesda’s fantasy adventure boasts improved visuals, includes the official add-ons and brings the game to Playstation 4.

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As evident of the many screenshots that permeate my Twitter timeline, I’ve invested many hours into “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition” since its release and am tremendously enjoying the game. Much like “The Witcher”, got hooked on “Skyrim” from the first hour I played it, or to coin a phrase from the game itself, it is as if ‘I took an arrow to knee’ and have since played dozens of hours already.

While the differences between “Skyrim” and “The Witcher” are as obvious as their similarities, am loving “Skyrim” even if “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” had more engaging characters and quests with more haunting consequences to the choices you made. On the other hand, even during this first playthrough, can already imagine how fun and challenging it will be to replay the game from the beginning with a different character build type and approach, considering it does offer more of a role-playing aspect and liberty.

Now on to explore another dungeon or off to slay the next dragon! Fus Ro Dah!

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