Recommendations for Skyrim alternative?

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  1. Aristia

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    Hi, I don't post a lot and had a little look to see if it has been asked before but nothing turned up so my question is this...

    What is a good RPG like Skyrim? I've finished the main quests and about to start wandering around without much purpose because I'm not ready to say goodbye to it yet. I love the large open maps (especially sandbox), a bit of fighting is cool but not too hard core as I prefer to adventure and puzzle things out. Definitely needs to be 1st person. Rust looks cool but it is in dev still. Is there much around for me? I prefer single player btw. I've googled quite a lot but nothing much tickles my fancy :(

    Thanks guys :D
     
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    There is nothing because Skyrim is the best RPG ever made.A modded out Morrowind will be the next choice for 1st person.
     
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    LOL yeah I know what you mean! Must find something to sooth the itch while waiting for TES6 :D Morrowind was irritating me loads as you walk so slow (unless I was inexperienced back then). Maybe I should go through and play them all again!
     
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    If it doesn't have to be in i a fantasy setting you can always try Fallout 3 or Fallout: New Vegas. More of a future apocalyptic setting which won't give you as pretty views, but the story and fighting is well worth it (can play on easier settings to make the fights easier).
     
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    Thanks! I will look that one up :D
     
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    I can HIGHLY recommend Fallout 3 and Fallout 3 - New Vegas. Both are great games in a similar vein/feel to Skyrim.

    It is set in a post apocalyptic world.

    Happy gaming.
     
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    The VATS in those games also make it a little better for those of us that aren't too adept at first person shooters with guns.
     
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    "VATS"? Thanks for the suggestions! I've also discovered Assassin's Creed though it doesn't feel as fluid as the others but it has potential. I put Fallout on my wishlist till it goes on sale :)
     
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    Ah thanks RE: VATS. Thanks everyone for the recs! I'll probably go with Fallout then on payday :D
     
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    I know this is a little late, but Dragon Age Inquisition is out now. I have only played about 4 hours so far, but it seems pretty decent.
     
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    I am looking forward to DA:I. I am hearing some good things! I played the first one, and thought it was great game.
     
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    Not going to play DA I till i finish the 1st 2, as i would totally fricking lost if i didnt :|
     
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    FYI, I started playing DA:I on the weekend and so far I would score it a 9/10!

    Honestly the best single player campaign that I have played all year.

    @LavaCaverns - Hurry up and finish DA 1 and DA 2 because you are missing out on an awesome gaming experience with DA:I
     
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    Some people will probably tell you that you can safely skip DA2, me included.

    I was a huge fan of DA:O, couldn't stop playing until I finished it and DA2 was a huge disappointment, played maybe 10-15 hours and gave it up.

    DA:I so far is great fun and seems very promising.

    Don't forget to import a custom world tailored to the choices you made in the previous game(s) using the Dragon Age Keep. You can only do it in the start of a game and if you were attached to the story and characters of previous games, it adds to the atmosphere.
     
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    Actually I'd still recommend playing DA2 if you can stomach the extremely repetitive gameplay and scenery. It's not a very long game if you skip the side quests, its story and characters aren't that bad, and it leads directly into DA:I. Plus some of its characters have very important roles in DA:I.
     
  18. Aristia

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    DA did catch my eye a bit! One to try later though as I bought FC3 and am hooked on replaying the Tomb Raider series again. Old brain cells a bit duff as I can't remember a lot of levels I'm playing :eek: unless I skipped them back then lol
     
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    I recently purchased FC3 on the steam sale and have to say I'm really enjoying it. Will probably move to FC4 if I can ever stop playing DA: I :)
     
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    Haha :D I got mine in the Steam sale too!
     

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