Originally Posted by Kefka
Skyrim was an awesome game
I never played Gothic 2, but I did play Risen and like the vast majority of game critic thought it was much better than Risen
(simply check metacritic for that, though to be fair the games did come out a few years apart)
Your personal taste our your own. But I don't see how one can denie the overwhelm commercial and critical success of Skyrim.
You don't like it that is fine, you have your own taste.
I personally tend to find the critics to be very accurate, both for movie, tv shows and games