The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
I feel about the same as what's written here, but also want to add that the leveling system, which is what finally killed Oblivion for me, is so much better in Skyrim. I'd say I'm about halfway through the game's quests(based on number of cities I've visited and can find no more quests in), and everything is still fun.
I like Skyrim's story, world, and quests better than Oblivion, though. Oblivion, I played through the main quest, a couple of sidequests, the expansion, and that was it. I probably still have a good 40-50% of the content left to do, but I just ran out of steam. Hasn't happened with Skyrim yet.
I find the leveling pretty similar, actually. It's just you need to specialize more; unlike in Oblivion, where perks are unlocked as you hit a skill level, in Skyrim you both need to hit the level AND need to have the perks available. It makes you a bit choosier, but also limits what you can do a bit more. And I'll probably be the only person who feels this way, but I do kinda miss the stat system and the athletics skill. It was pretty fun boosting my athletics to insane levels and jumping from hilltop to hilltop.
And spell crafting. Yeah, athletics boosting and spellcrafting are what I miss the most. Other than those, Skyrim is a lot better.