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Mini Review: The Forgotten City – A Delightful Puzzle Box Of Ideas

A long time ago in a city far, far away.

On the surface The Forgotten City doesn’t look anything too special. It’s got some pleasing visuals and gets its fame from being based off a pre-existing Skyrim mod. You’d be forgiven for believing it would be shackled by that preconception, but it really isn’t. The team at Modern Storyteller have taken the basis of that original mod and curated something truly unique which they can call their own. It’s a story filled with twists and turns, and it’s so far from its Skyrim origins that you would barely know its history.

Of course, some of those elements remain in play – namely when speaking to other characters, which you do a lot of. Unlike the RPG trappings of Skyrim, The Forgotten City is a narrative-driven adventure, filled with choices, interwoven plotlines and intrigue. It all stems from its plot, which may take a while to sink its claws into you, but once it does, it’s hard not to be swept along for the ride.

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