Skyrim Vs. Fallout 4? Now that is a hard one. Both of them are made by Bethesda, and both are RPG (Role playing games). They allow for non-linear game play which is what makes Bethesda and their games so great.
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Skyrim is set in a medieval where dragons roam free and folklore is heavily told about a prophesized Dragonborn (you). The Dragonborn is the main character that is said to be able to destroy dragons and absorb their life force to prevent them from resurrecting and continue to wreak havoc in the world. In Skyrim the possibilities are endless as it is a free world and you can basically do anything you want with the additions of mods. The mods in skyrim is what makes the game so great. If you don’t know what mods are, they’re basically modifications that you can make to the game to give yourself a more immersive gameplay such as higher quality graphics, more realistic lighting, better NPC(Non-player character) interactions, and a whole bunch more that have yet to be made.With mods, the fun never ends. If you finish the main storyline, you can add new content that modders have made such as side quests, or a completely new storyline. The fun never ends in Skyrim. You will find yourself hours into the game without even realizing it when you pick up the game.
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Fallout 4 is very similar to Skyrim in that it is a free world, the only exception is that instead of swords and magic, you are armed with guns and power armor. Fallout 4 is set in a post-apocalyptic setting after an all out nuclear war. Almost everything in the game is out to kill you. I died over 20 times just an hour into the game. To make your life a little easier modifications are back for the game. Since this is a new game (November 10, 2015), there are not as many mods as Skyrim, and for this I find Skyrim much more fun. Along with the mods, I find that Skyrim’s storyline is much more entertaining and diverse. Now I haven’t finished Fallout 4, only about half way through, but I would play Skyrim anyday over Fallout 4. Now don’t get me wrong, Fallout is a good game, it’s probably just the lack of mods that bore me the most.
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Skyrim and Fallout 4 are both highly entertaining games and I would recommend both to anyone. But as of right now, if you haven’t picked up any of these titles and want to get a RPG game, I would suggest Skyrim, due to its timeless fun and never ending add-ons.