This is a Post For People That Don't Care About Skyrim

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The gaming community has gone a little Skyrim crazy, but for every fan of The Elder Scrolls there's another that couldn't care less. For those people we have bunnies and commenter Taggart451's rallying cry in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.

Anyone else not interested in Skyrim in the slightest? I'm glad that everyone is having so much fun with it, but I don't like many games of that style. The same thing happened when GTA IV came out and everyone was loving it. A friend let me borrow it, but I thought it was incredibly boring and gave it back after a week.

Please, keep having your fun, I'm not trying to troll you. I just hope that I'm not the only one... I feel like the internet is shunning me any time I say anything not-positive about it.

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It isn't the openness I dislike about these games, but moreso that the openness is pointless. Traverse empty generic terrain with random enemies and maybe a randomly generated cave or two along the way. I get bored of the freedom after sightseeing for 2 minutes, and wish there was substantial gameplay or story happening instead. Red Dead Redemption is the greatest offender in recent memory. The freedom and open landscape it throws at you feels more like a desolate prison. Like the ending of Time Enough at Last.

Is Skyrim similar? Or do you feel like through exploration you're actually doing something? And is the environment actually interesting and give you things to do while you're avoiding your story responsibilities? I feel odd coming to the realization that I hate most open world games, because I have such fond memories of Morrowind. Too scared to touch it again with a decade of gaming perspective; I'll leave that with nostalgia.