It is clear that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are two of the best role-playing games available on consoles and PC. Skyrim was released in 2011 but has a loyal fan base and is still being played today. And The Witcher 3 is certainly one of the most talked about games in recent memory, due to its great characters and mature storyline. But which of the two games is better? Would an evening playing The Witcher 3 be a more enjoyable experience than hunting dragons in Skyrim? Read on to find out.
If there is one thing that Bethesda has never really got right about its games, it’s the characters. And like in their earlier game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the characters in Skyrim are your stereotypical medieval fantasy lot, unidimensional beings who say things like: “A nord’s last thoughts should be about home”.
The Witcher 3, however, features complex characters with deep motivations, such as the emperor of Nilfgaard played by Game of Thrones actor Charles Dance. And of course, the witcher Geralt himself is one of the most interesting protagonists in a video game in years, as he is a man facing many difficult decisions in a morally ambiguous fantasy world. So The Witcher 3 is a clear winner in this category.
WINNER: THE WITCHER 3