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Skyrim – A Cause For Exploration

In the snowy valley outside Winterhold, amidst hills and mountains galore, awash with foreign plant life and fantastical creatures eager to harm my character; I come face to face with a common wolf.  It stares me down from a distance, growling and standing its ground, expressing discomfort and anger at the very sight of me, an unfamiliar antagonist trespassing upon its habitat.  I maintain a cautionary range, readying my battle axe and hand full of fire, not necessarily eager to row with the snarling beast, but at least anticipating the necessity to defend myself.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – Lasting Influence and the Future of Tradition

Modern systematics behind stealth gameplay can be traced back as early as the NES era, and I’m not strictly referencing Metal Gear, here. Influential RPGs like Chrono Trigger arguably initiated the concept of sneaking around enemy territory to effectively ignore combat scenarios altogether.

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