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Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year


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A True PS3 RPG Essential

posted by algonath (PEARSALL, TX) Oct 17, 2007

Member since Apr 2006

33 out of 40 gamers (82%) found this review helpful

OBLIVION: GOTY for PS3 is truely one of the best RPGs for Sony's Console. It may have no online capabilities or co-op on neither system. But provides grand entertainment in solo mode for many many many hours to come. A true time killer.
With the entire game of the orginal award-winning Oblivion, Knights of the Nine, Shivering Isles, and the downloadable content.

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Addressing the Haters

posted by spowell44 (JERSEY CITY, NJ) Mar 1, 2009

Member since Apr 2008

12 out of 14 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

If you read through the user reviews on this game you will notice something. People who stuck with the game player over 50 hours usually give this game high reviews. Users who aren't smart enough to figure how to play this game, or patient enough to let the game develop, gave it low ratings. To those user's you need to stop wasting time and server space writing your reviews on something you really didn't cover. This is not an instant gratification game; you will not become a knight in a day or finish it in a weekend. You don't jump in and start killing everyone in one hour of game play. I saw one user who couldn't figure out how to use the map so he returned it and gave it a low rating. Another who called it first person swordplay? Apparently he didn't see this game is first person OR third person.

It's like doing a book review in school and slamming the book because you didn't like the prologue or pictures. I mean let’s be serious.

In my eyes Oblivion is a ten. You will get a lot of bang for your buck. Tons of customization, clever real time role playing, interesting combat, magic, and countless quests. And yes, for that reviewer... there is a map and it’s simple to use. For you graphic lovers the graphics are good enough. keep in mind its a few years old. If you don't mind using your head a little, and want a game that last a little bit with a cool story and action get this game.

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Not a fan of games with Magic or Magicka...

posted by mjdunn (FORT PIERCE, FL) May 8, 2008

Member since May 2008

7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

I hate games with almost every RPG game. My best friend has bugged me since this game came out to try it. I finally broke down and bought it when I purchased a PS3 (after replacing a 360 3 times...I wanted a game that was going to last until the good games came for PS3). The first part of the game in the sewers is really boring, but once you are out...WOW. I was impressed with the graphics being that the game is 2 years old.

It took a good week of playing for me to even understand just how huge this came is. It was non-stop fun after the sewers. I played the game for almost 2 months before ever starting the main quest. I was trying to complete all of the side quests first.

I recommend getting the book on it or checking out the oblivion wiki that is online. There are some glitches in the game that can ruin it for you. I would have to start over to become the grey fox...when it comes time for him to pass the cowl, the game freezes. The oblivion wiki online will tell you if you do this while on this quest, this glitch will occur...very helpful.

Great game minus the glitches and the entire horse thing. You can't attack while on a horse and the horse doesn't respond like it should. Any game maker that does something with a horse should look at Assassins Creed. Also a lot of loading screens...but what could you expect when the game is this huge?

You also have the option of switching from 3rd person to first person by clicking the right thumb stick in. I wish all 3rd person action games would implement this.

Also allows you to save the game whenever you want regardless of where you are. Nice feature for those that need to leave their house in a hurry.

After playing this, I look forward to Fallout 3 and the next Elder Scrolls game...whenever that is.

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