I have a friend. He was obsessed with Fallout 3. Obsessed. Hundreds of hours spent in the wasteland. When Skyrim came out I was like, buddy -- you need to play this.
His response: nah, it's dragons and shit. I don't like dragons.
And it occurred to me, despite the fact that these games have an incredible amount in common, there are people out there that prefer one over the other.
It's sort of weird, but I relate. I prefer the fantasy setting of the Elder Scrolls series to the post-apocalyptic setting of Fallout. I can't really explain why. Maybe I just prefer spending time amongst virtual foliage as opposed to the dry dusty feel of Fallout, I dunno.
But, talking to others, I definitely get the sense that people tend to have a horse in this race. They have a favourite.