WHOA WHOA WHOA. Skyrim is amazing and deserves ALL of the hype and praise it gets. The game could literally last you years.
I agree with Minecraft though. Was fun for a while, but now it's just boring.
Let's take a look at what Skyrim does well:
Let's take a look at what it doesn't do well:
Combat (in a game focused on combat, no less)
Dialogue (it's absolute horseshit)
Questlines (remember when becoming the head of a faction took more than six quests? Not to mention how garbage the MQ was)
RPG elements (attributes were taken out why, exactly? Never mind the fact that there are once again less skills than in previous games)
Difficulty (artificial as hell)
Skyrim is an above average game, at best, but it mainly rides on the coattails of previous games in the series. It can barely even compare to Oblivion as an RPG, let alone Morrowind or Daggerfall. Maybe I'm just not the target audience of Bethesda anymore. A game that I've been playing a lot lately is Dark Souls, and it absolutely blows Skyrim out of the water. The lore and storyline are more interesting, partially because it's not spoon-fed to you, and the combat is miles ahead of Skyrim. Enemies actually feel threatening, and the difficulty goes beyond something having a lot of health, and you needing to chug health potions while you attack it. Exploring the world is also thoroughly more entertaining, with the vertical element adding a real sense of danger. The game has an oppressive atmosphere in the best possible way, kind of like Silent Hill 2, but with less fog. The quests are far more interesting, taking you to a variety of locales, all extremely different from one another, and the dialogue, although used sparingly, is quite good.