About Enderal: Forgotten Stories (Special Edition)
Enderal: Forgotten Stories - A Unique Spin on the Skyrim Engine
Welcome to the World of Skyrim, Reformatted With a Brand New Story
Skyrim Lore at Its Finest
Imagine how the world of Skyrim would look if it was given a new spin; what would it be like, where would the characters be, and how much would it change the experience? Enderal: Forgotten Stories will answer these questions and more thanks to the revitalizing lore it possesses.
Enderal: Forgotten Stories is an open-world action RPG developed by SureAI. The team launched the Skyrim mod in 2019 but has since added several new features to the popular conversion. With higher-quality images, improved performance, and more, Enderal: Forgotten Stories (Special Edition) has even more to offer fans.
Much More Than a Mod
Enderal is described as a conversion for TES V: Skyrim Special Edition; it is a massive game mod that puts the characters in a world of its own as well as brings forth new lore to explore. Even the skill systems and gameplay mechanics are unique to Enderal, as they further change the way the mod is represented beyond the aesthetics. As a concept, Enderal stands out for the impressive overhaul that changes everything about the original Skyrim game.
Concept Rating: 5/5
New and Improved
As far as graphics and audio are concerned, the game looks just as nice as it was back when it was originally Skyrim. The different locations throughout the game are each given great care and attention to detail as expected in a modern video game, and not one world is given more respect than the other. The characters are also believable in terms of looks as much as they are in motivation, ensuring that they do not remain outdated and continue to remain representable.
Adding onto this section, the audio is equally as well-thought-out as the graphical presentation. The voice acting is strong as well and is made for both English and German fans of this project. As for the rest of the sound effects, they are both different from what Skyrim's audio was like as well as high quality, a common trait that many fan games of late have achieved.
Graphics & Audio Rating: 5/5
The gameplay for Enderal: Forgotten Stories is different from the original Skyrim game as mentioned before; the mechanics as well as the skills achieved from playing throughout are brand new and give this title a new identity than had it been a mere reskin of Skyrim. There are new experience points to earn, the survival mechanics are different from what Skyrim originally had, and the combat is much harder to play than even the already complex Skyrim is.
The gameplay for Enderal: Forgotten Stories is different from the original Skyrim game...
The skill system of the game presents several new special abilities to learn. Players can achieve these abilities from repeated playthroughs, encouraging players to keep revisiting the game. As for the other activities to do, while not fighting any enemies, players can stay in their housing system and personalize it to however they want it to be. It's everything an MMORPG would have while keeping everything refreshing for new players.
Fans of Skyrim may want to adjust to Enderal: Forgotten Stories' game mechanics if they think this is a reskin of the original Skyrim game. As mentioned, the gameplay and skill settings are brand new to this game, and nothing has been reused from Skyrim despite the game being a mod of the game. Either way, both fans of Skyrim and those who are new to either game will enjoy the long gameplay as well as the many features at their disposal.
Gameplay Rating: 5/5
Hats off to SureAI
Enderal: Forgotten Stories is one of those games where the fans show their true potential among the big brands of the gaming market; everyone worked their hardest to make this game feel less like a mere reskin of Skyrim and more like a brand-new experience for everyone to enjoy. The overall experience is brand new for this mod, and nothing about it feels reused from the source thanks to the efforts made to give the game a brand-new identity. For those wanting to seek more from Enderal: Forgotten Stories, new updates are brought every once in a while, and they lack any of the nonsense that plagues modern DLC issues.
Replay Value Rating: 5/5
Enderal: Forgotten Stories is a remarkable way to reinvent the wheel as a modified version of Skyrim; with 30 to 100 hours of playtime worth delving into, players will not be disappointed with this fan-made mod.