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Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year

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GF Rating
7.9

5557 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

Stop playing fable and pick this up

posted by Awesomenes (LEWISTON, ID) Mar 31, 2008

Member since Oct 2006

11 out of 13 gamers (85%) found this review helpful

This game is good. It is kinda hard to get use to, but overall it is good. The game has a lot of glitches though, which is mainly why I'm marking down the score. You really have little control over your environment, but yet so much. This game sucks at the very beginning, makes you slam your fist into the TV and wish you picked a different class. The middle is good, you start to get the feel of the game. The end kinda sucks, their is really no sense of accomplishment. Their a lot of side quests, weapons, armor, etc. If you pick up this game I highly recommend playing for 2 days then starting over, so you know what your actually doing.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

It had to lose a point over the first

posted by propel639 (ODENTON, MD) Dec 9, 2007

Member since Nov 2007

20 out of 25 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

Oblivion is one of the best RPGs that I have ever played. However the GOTY edition was not much of an improvement over the original. In fact I was disappointed when I got it because there was only one expansion in the game. The original Oblivion for PS3 already had the Knights of the Nine expansion included. And that was half the advertisement for the GOTY edition. The only real expansion in the game was the Shivering Isles. It was a good expansion with a handful of new missions, but that was it. Only a handful. Nothing too exciting. None of the areas in Cyrodil that were previously locked or non existent for the original opened up in the expansion. It is a great game and I would recommend it to anyone who has not played either one yet. However, if you already own Oblivion don't invest in this expansion unless you really need to have shivering Isles.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Medieval Grand Theft Auto

posted by Tarquin (DANVILLE, VA) May 10, 2008

Member since Mar 2008

12 out of 15 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

If you like RPGs and sandbox style games like Grand Theft Auto, then you are in luck my friend. This a game that you can rush through the main quest and forget to literally stop and pick the flowers along the way. Or spend countless hours just wandering the countryside. Oblivion's story is standard "you save the world from ancient evil" and is somewhat flawed. But you will hardly notice that during the countless side quests which will distract from remembering that.
The one thing Oblivion does differently than other RPGs is a skills based leveling system. You don't simply kill monsters for experience points. Nor to monsters drop gold like some fleshy slot machine.
Nope.
You gain levels by using your character's skill set. If you do not like any of the pre-made classes, then make your own. The game even lets you try out a class for a little while before asking you to commit to one.
Having said that there are some downsides to this game.
Most notably is the use of old game mechanics. You often face a loading screen when you move through a door. The voice acting is very much recycled by a hand full of actors. Also in today's age where seamless loading is the standard... Seeing "loading area..." messages every few hundred feet is a little distracting.
Other than that, just be forewarned that you will lose a lot of sleep to this game.
PLEASE NOTE: Only the XBox 360 and PC version have access to extra downloadable content. No such love for PS3 owners.

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