And the first night was great! I wandered, I got familiar with the world again, and most of the game kinda came back to me. But after that first night the magic quickly faded.
It's not a bad game at all, it's just a game that I've already spent hundreds of hours with. I was able to have fun for a play session or two but that seemed to jog all my memories of the game so after that point it felt like I was just going through the motions in a game I already knew.
I'm really glad that Skyrim Special Edition exists for those who missed it last console generation. It's a great game if you haven't played it before. But for me I think Skyrim has already taken up enough of my life. I'll just wait until the next Elder Scrolls game instead.
I can't complain too much, they did give it to existing owners on Steam for free!