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Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year

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GF Rating
8.5

11069 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Anyone for Interesting?

posted by solomonC (BURLINGTON, NC) May 7, 2011

Member since May 2011

The game is interesting, meaning somewhere between good and bad. Good, as the gameplay is good; bad, as in the content is unnaturally terrible.
I'll start with the optimistic. It is an RPG; if you're looking for sword-fighting, and nothing else, i cannot redirect you, unfortunately. It is a flight up from Morrowind, and the AI are very well thought out. The weapons, along with the other graphics, are outstanding; 10 for them. The combat gets an 8, because it is an engine that is complex while simple. Complex in the fact that blood spatters, every well aimed hit does damage [unlike morrowind]. Simple, in the fact that aside from power attacks there are no special moves.
The non-combat actions such as talking, bartering, alchemy and other things are good [8.5]. This is because the AI does leave a little to be desired, alchemy is too simple, and bartering should've stayed just like it was in morrowind.

i hate the polytheism and magic put in the game
The content is much too bloody, much too gory, much too sexual, violent... the list goes on and on. Listen, all these review are written from a Christian perspecitve. Duh! my profile name is Solomon Christian!
So, if you dont care about the second part of this review, the game is good for ages over 25.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Was fun until it glitched and I didn't care anymor

posted by mxchickmagnet86 (HAWTHORNE, CA) Apr 5, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

I was having fun but about 4 story missions in one of the NPCs would not follow me which makes the mission impossible. I loaded and retried this 3 times and it still didn't work at which point I didn't care anymore and returned it to gamefly.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Oblivion, Elder Scrolls IV

posted by Kennelmout (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Dec 30, 2010

Member since Dec 2010

This game is terrible. I had been playing another Bethesda game, Fallout 3, for a while and absolutely loved it. Since Oblivion had such amazing reviews I thought I'd give it a shot. Well, I have to say that I was seriously disappointed. I can't begin to imagine how the reviews are positive. Oblivion is just like Fallout 3 in many ways. In fact it seems like it IS fallout 3 with different maps and weapons, and a differently stylized menu. But the graphics seem worse to me, the menu is horrendous and aggravating to use. The gameplay control stinks; it reminds me of playing Doom on Windows '95.

It's as if Bethesda was sitting around one day, and said "how could we make something like Fallout 3, but crappier?" No...no it's like the Bethesda team let their little brothers come in and make a game, and Oblivion is what came out...pun intended.

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