gamers (92%) found this review helpful
They have included all of the extra content for this magnificent title in one package. Hopefully, they won't try to repackage it again as goodwill only goes so far.
What can be said about Oblivion? Simply put, it is the greatest RPG ever. There is never a lack of things to do. Never a lack of quests to do. I never played the earlier Elder Scrolls titles, but I so wish I had now. You can spend 30 hours doing quests and not TOUCHING the main quest --- yet not feel like you're wasting time. The world is so well thought out and full of things that leaving it is the LAST thing you're looking to do. The audio is outstanding, the visuals are amazing, and the sheer technical feat of getting a world this huge into a single DVD is remarkable.
This game delivered on all of the promises and I never expected it to actually be as good as I hoped. It definitely was. The only thing that could make it better is if there was more of it.
And THAT is where the Shivering Isles expansion comes in. I did not play the other ones, but this expansion pack simply added a lot to the game and had the game hit the 130 hour of play level, which is astonishing since it didn't really drag at any point.
It is a MAJOR change of pace from the original titles as the visuals look much, much different and fit the vibe of being basically under the control of the mind of a complete lunatic. The missions are decent and are more quickly paced than in the main portion of the game (which, I remind you, is awesome). The characters are insane here, some humorously so and some frighteningly so, but it is a change of pace that is noticeable and appreciated in this world.
posted by AquaFunk16 (BATTLE CREEK, MI) Nov 3, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
gamers (97%) found this review helpful
MOM: I can't believe you wasted 120 hours of your life on a video game. ME: Mom, I am (at the time) 20 years old, in college, and working. I'm sorry if I want to escape to a world where I am a respected Imperial. I fought vampires last night, joined the Brotherhood, grew in ranks throughout the Mages guild, invaded a Goblin-invested village only to find out I was drugged prior to the attack, fought countless bandits and monsters, was sucked into a painting where I fought mutated Trolls, assassinated everyone at a party one by one turning them against each other, closed the gates of Oblivion and I saved the world with Sean Bean. Did you save the world with OO6, Mom? I'm thinkin' no, you watched Rachel Rae.
Graphics: 10/10 Now outdated when compared to Fallout. The graphics are still amazing and will always be amazing. Sometimes you may get bored of exploring (very doubtful) and you just by chance look up. You see the stars, the clouds, the moons. You see birds, lands you've never heard off, islands, lakes, rivers, caves, caverns, monsters, and towns. And then, you finally remember you're playing a game.
Sound: 10/10 Did John Williams compose the score for Elder Scrolls IV? No, but we could say he did. They'll believe it.
Controls: 9/10 Slightly uncomfortable sometimes, but very rarely. It's very fun switching from 1st to 3rd person. 1st person fighting is much better. It gets intense! The controls become part of your body after a while.
Gameplay: 10/10 I love this game. In my opinion there has never been a game that has EVER come close in comparison to this game. After 115 hours of playing I finally completed the story. That's because I spent the rest of the time, doing expansions, and side-quests. Was it worth it? Absolutely. I actually was so into this game, I beat everything. I had such an epic time... I don't think I could ever pick it up again because it was so great. :P
I'm pretty sure I will duel anyone who doesn't like this game.