Oblivion is indeed a top-notch, wildly entertaining game, but I would not say it is the 'greatest game of all time.' I have spent incalculable hours playing that game, and I know I will consider it one of my favorites for years to come. But, there are so many great games out now that it is hard for anyone to say that one game is THE BEST. For example, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, is a great deal more challenging and has sooo many more weapons, magic, and weapon types (such as spears, crossbows, ninja stars, throwing daggers, etc...). Personally, my favorites include Zelda, Final Fantasy, Gears of War, Fallout, Super Smash Bros., Starcraft, and numerous others. To compare games of different genres, such as Zelda to Starcraft, or Oblivion to Gears of War, is virtually impossible.
Oblivion is as fun as it is addicting, but it can also limit the experiences you can have with other games. My advice to you is: EXPAND.
Oh, and Skyrim will most likely be THE BEST GAME EVER!!!!
Think about it. If they didn't get your credit card number, sooo many people would just rent games and never contact Gamefly again. There would be no penelty to renting and keeping a game during your trial. That's why they need your number, leverage.
Pshhhhhhhhh FFX was soooo badass. Story was amazing, the characters were unique and relateable (for the most part), the battle system was new but still held that old sense to it. And the Sphere grid. THE SPHERE GRID!! lol
But being a long time FF fan (beaten every one but 5 & 6), I would have to consider 7-10 to be equally great games. FF X-2, XII, and XIII were all really good games, just reeeeally bad Final Fantasy's.
In my opinion, XIII was the worst FF, but I think FFXIII-2 has the potential to be great. From what I hear, they're going to change a lot, and the official trailer looks all-in-all badass. We'll just have to wait and see if it delivers. Otherwise, we'll all have to wait for XV...
Anyway, I think future FFs still have potential, but it could go either way.
Also, I would do as amcferron85 says. Lost Odyssey is kickass.
There's a service called Fast Return. In essence, when you put a game in your mailbox to return it, when your post office sees the game, they will notify Gamefly that your game is on its way back. Gamefly will then send out your next game without having to wait until Gamefly themselves receives your returned game.
However, I don't know if this service is optional or not; your post office may already be doing it. Also, at least for me, it doesn't seem to be very consistent. I've had to wait anywhere from 3-6 days for a new game.
Other than that though, there is no way to get games faster. I would suggest returning a game in the beginning of the week to ensure you have a game to play over the weekend, because if you return a game late in the week, say Friday, it would probably be Tuesday, Wednesday, or even Thursday before you got a new game because of the weekend. Hope this helps.
Well... the same thing happened to me for Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii. The first two copies I got from GameFly wouldn't work; they froze at certain points or just wouldn't start up. The only thing you can do is just send back the copy and get another one (make sure to report that this copy didn't work either). If a third copy doesn't work, then it must be a problem with your console.
When you click a game in the search results, it will tell you availability next to the 'Rent' button. If you aren't getting games on a regular basis, I would suggest adding more to your GameQ to ensure you get games regularly.