The game has received many comparison to open world role-playing games in the Elder Scrolls series of games, such as Skyrim.
Combat has three main types, with exceptions. Two, melee and ranged, are equipment based. There are various melee and ranged combat styles. Each style has separate skills and equipment, that are individually trained. Magic also has different spells, but all are trained similarly using similar equipment and the same skills.
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