before i start i want to say skyrim isnt a bad game in fact from a technical level its amazing but i feel im the only one who feels it was too how do i say this ... streamlined.
first some backstory My first elder scrolls game was morrowind and it was one of the best games i played the sence of exploration, the dungons design the enemys everything was great it had probles but i went in knowing that it would be aged so the graphics and old style combat system didnt bother me.
then i played oblivion and i enjoyed it it was fun but it didnt have the same exploeration feel as morrowind the enmys were genaric the dungons feelt seperated from the main overworld and the overworld itself felt empty just an ecuse to go frome cave to cave. but i loved all the gameplay improvements like combat and the leveling system.
and then i played skyrim. i was suprised at the lack of classes it made the charactors seem shallow as they were all specified to a certain playstyle instead of making your own the non-story dungons were the only ones that seemed to have much time put into them most were a stright line. and the overworld was useless as it was bassicly padding between the towns and caves with verry little to do while exploring. it just seems that skyrim because of its streamlined nature lost the feeling of a grand adventure morrowind and even oblivion had. im sorry if i wasted your time i just wanted to vent my fellings to people who may understand