If they like the open character progression and the ability to go lots of places at your leisure, would actually say they would enjoy DQ9 more than Witcher 2, which is am more focused, less open game than Skyrim and DQ9.
Pretty much do people like the system or do they like the tone of the story, i'm personaly of the belief the draw of Elder Scrolls is not the story.
Then again i recomend everyone play DQ9, because people get the impression it's just a jrpg and those aren't anywhere near as popular now, but it's basicly a single player mmo.
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Thanks, guys, so many suggestions to research.
What I liked the most about Skyrim is the huge world where you can run for hours without a load screen in sight, gave me flashbacks of Shadow of the Colossus.
The scennery also helped, very natural and believable environments for the most part.
I absolutely loved the mods since you can change almost everything from the characterīs appearance to the climate.
I like the story too but itīs standard fantasy fare.
Itīs the sidequests that kept me coming for more.
Some are really funny (A Night to Remember), some are a bit disturbing (cannibalistic rituals, ugh) but all in all, they keep things fresh and interesting.
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Aye, see... The Witcher II is probably not what you're looking for. It's much more story-focused and while the areas are large and quite variable, they're not open-world. It does have a really good story though (at least I think so, but I'm barely 1/3 of the way through it) and a lot of amusing sidequests, but it's fairly linear in terms of world exploration.
At the same time, the choices you make in Witcher 2 do matter. I'm already thinking of what I'm going to do differently in my second playthrough, and I'm not even halfway through the game yet. It's not really accurate to call the game linear.
Well a game I can think of the fits your description would be ...
There are tons of mods and the community is still really active.
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