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Essays 15 February 2022, 15:50

author: Marek Jura

The Best Community-Created Story Campaigns

Mods are usually about visual and technical improvements. Story content prepared by fans is a rarity – it requires a huge amount of effort to make everything work as it should. Here are the most famous examples.

Enderal: Forgotten Stories – Skyrim

  1. Core game: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
  2. Evolved into a standalone title: yes

Enderal is a project so huge that it's hard to believe in its "faniness." On Reddit, some even looked for proof that it was in fact a commercial production of Bethesda, seeking to increase interest in Skyrim. Enderal took a long time to create and at the beginning there was little indication that fans would be able to complete their work at all. From the very beginning, they promised a rich lore and ambiguous independent heroes. Impossible? And yet.

The time we can spend in the world of Enderal varies, depending on the way the game is played, from 30 to an exorbitant 125 hours. So it's much more than your average modern commercial RPG! The plot suffices for a few evenings less, but there is also something to do beyond that on the island. Survival mechanics don't allow you to feel too confident, and the sleek crafting system is not inferior to Skyrim.

Although the developers didn't avoid a few minor mishaps (such as disappearing textures), in the end it is impossible not to appreciate Enderal for what it has evolved into. Especially when we play the latest, standalone version, Forgotten Stories, which adds even more side quests and improves the spell mechanics and leveling system.

  1. The Enderal: Forgotten Stories mod is available on Steam

Marek Jura

Marek Jura

In 2016, he graduated in philology at UAM. Since then, he has been reviewing prose, poetry, movies, series, and video games for GRYOnline.pl. He took his first steps in the journalism industry as a newsman in a local tabloid. He ran his own company - he designed, created, tested, and sold board games. He published several short stories and is also preparing his debut volume of poetry. Trains martial arts. A feminist, vegan, fan of pineapple on pizza, cat lover, dislikes Bethesda and Amazon, likes Lovecraft, Agents of SHIELD, P:T, Beksiński, Hollow Knight, performance, abstract art, game mods and dumplings.

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