- 2K Games
- M - Mature
- Genre RPG
Best... Game... Ever. 10/28/2008
This review is from: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition PC Game
the environments are dazzling and stunning. the characters seem to actually have lives that go on when you aren't there. Even when you turn your computer off, some people are conversing drinking fighting buying or dying. with 150+ hours of game play included it has to be one of the best. you will find yourself moving around the massive 55 square kilometer lands for no specific quest. you will find a cave, then look up the mountain, see a beautiful waterfall, walk up to it, then see a herd of deer running down the other side of the mountain into a lush valley with a lake, you decide to take one down for the meat. once you reach the lake, you see a bandit duking it out with a cougar, you help the bandit and kill the cougar, but then he turns on YOU! you quickly poison your weapon as the battle drives you into the ruins of a nearby fort. fighting from atop an ancient tower you finally knock the bandit off the edge and he falls to his death, and you are 4 km from your starting point.
this does not come with the additional plugins, but you can find those around the internet. I would highly recommend them, as they add another 10-15 hours of gameplay and make it seem that much more real. you do kind of get spoiled though...
as you level, everything else around you levels too. this is no longer the case in fallout 3, another marvelous Bethesda title. if you want to play on the "hardcore" difficulty but still have a chance, don't sleep. thats right. When the game tells you "contemplate on what you have learned to increase in level" this means sleeping. your actual level will not change but you can increase levels in swordfighting, blocking, acrobatics, medicinal etc. this will give you an edge against your opponents
people compare Oblivion to another unnamed MMORPG with 10 million players. Comparing Oblivion to that is like comparing a gold brick to a piece of... something else. do yourself a favor and buy this game. not only does it have 150+ hours of gameplay, but you will find it has a lot of replayability as another race and\or the opposite gender. also, it is almost impossible to become an expert in every study. my first 148 hour game I was good with swords, heavy armor, and destruction magic. my second time through I was good with light armor, axes, and alchemy.
Bethesda became my favorite video game developers after this game.
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