#1 Posted by manhunter1000 (25 posts) -

I have to say I am kind of dissapointed by skyrim. Although it's a great game, I prefer oblivion to it, vastly. I found the talking and item picking to be much more precise. It also didnt have those weird animation kills that seem to happen randomly in skyrim. The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

#2 Posted by Vinny_Says (5709 posts) -

Item picking?

Just turn off the animations.

Your musical tastes are subjective, it's not like it's fingers scratching a blackboard that's used as the soundtrack.

#3 Posted by drac96 (670 posts) -

I disagree

#4 Posted by Doctorchimp (4076 posts) -

There are a lot of people on the internet, of course there's going to be that one crazy person. You're that guy. Congratulations.

#5 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@drac96 said:

I disagree

Then you took an arrow to the knee? 
#6 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3052 posts) -

You can turn off those kill animations, you know. Could not disagree with you more, and I love Oblivion.

#7 Posted by Demoskinos (14828 posts) -

Talking is so much better. It doesn't do that weird ass zoom into their face thing and it doesn't stop time in the game world. Makes conversation feel much more natural.

#8 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

But those warriors from Hammerfell have curved swords!

#9 Posted by Chemin (632 posts) -

Nah, everything is better in Skyrim. Then again, Oblivion was a disaster so that's perhaps not saying much, but Skyrim is a fairly good game overall though.

#10 Posted by SuperSambo (2865 posts) -

I sold my Skyrim due to bugs that seemingly only happened on my save. None of them were game breaking in the fact that I could still play the game, but it is hard to play a game based on story when dialogue is skipped in a second and quest prompts just don't appear.

I loved Oblivion, however I'm going to wait a bit before I re-enter Skyrim

#11 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

as much as talking sucks in skyrim, talking in oblivion sucked twice as much, so you crazy

#12 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

@manhunter1000 said:

The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

Same composer as Oblivion and Morrowind. Don't know what you're getting at.

Unless you're just being contrarian for the sake of it, in which I totally see what you're trying to do.

#13 Posted by ajamafalous (11994 posts) -
@Matfei90 said:

@manhunter1000 said:

The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

Same composer as Oblivion and Morrowind. Don't know what you're getting at.

Unless you're just being contrarian for the sake of it, in which I totally see what you're trying to do.

Maybe he doesn't like the DOVAHKIIN popping up every time you fight a dragon?
#14 Posted by josher14 (32 posts) -

i prefer calling it the elder scrolls v instead of skyrim... and i always say "veeee" instead of 5.

#15 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@Matfei90 said:

@manhunter1000 said:

The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

Same composer as Oblivion and Morrowind. Don't know what you're getting at.

Unless you're just being contrarian for the sake of it, in which I totally see what you're trying to do.

Maybe he doesn't like the DOVAHKIIN popping up every time you fight a dragon?

Not much different to the battle themes that came on in 3 and 4 when a creature/enemy targets you.

#16 Posted by ajamafalous (11994 posts) -
@Matfei90 said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Matfei90 said:

@manhunter1000 said:

The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

Same composer as Oblivion and Morrowind. Don't know what you're getting at.

Unless you're just being contrarian for the sake of it, in which I totally see what you're trying to do.

Maybe he doesn't like the DOVAHKIIN popping up every time you fight a dragon?

Not much different to the battle themes that came on in 3 and 4 when a creature/enemy targets you.

He just hates Nords.
#17 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@Vinny_Says said:

Your musical tastes are subjective, it's not like it's fingers scratching a blackboard that's used as the soundtrack.

So is preferring one game to another. What a pointless statement.

#18 Posted by spiceninja (3062 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@Matfei90 said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Matfei90 said:

@manhunter1000 said:

The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

Same composer as Oblivion and Morrowind. Don't know what you're getting at.

Unless you're just being contrarian for the sake of it, in which I totally see what you're trying to do.

Maybe he doesn't like the DOVAHKIIN popping up every time you fight a dragon?

Not much different to the battle themes that came on in 3 and 4 when a creature/enemy targets you.

He just hates Nords.

Fucking racist...

#19 Posted by manhunter1000 (25 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror said:

You can turn off those kill animations, you know. Could not disagree with you more, and I love Oblivion.

I did not know that.

#20 Posted by Milkman (16789 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@Matfei90 said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Matfei90 said:

@manhunter1000 said:

The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

Same composer as Oblivion and Morrowind. Don't know what you're getting at.

Unless you're just being contrarian for the sake of it, in which I totally see what you're trying to do.

Maybe he doesn't like the DOVAHKIIN popping up every time you fight a dragon?

Not much different to the battle themes that came on in 3 and 4 when a creature/enemy targets you.

He just hates Nords.

He's probably an elf.

#21 Posted by punkxblaze (2985 posts) -
#22 Edited by Dry_Carton (76 posts) -

@manhunter1000 said:

I have to say I am kind of dissapointed by skyrim. Although it's a great game, I prefer oblivion to it, vastly. I found the talking and item picking to be much more precise. It also didnt have those weird animation kills that seem to happen randomly in skyrim. The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

Almost everything in Skyrim is better than in Oblivion. The things you mention are very small in comparison to the scope of the game. There has to be something big you're forgetting.

#23 Posted by demonknightinuyasha (466 posts) -

I'm looking forward to Reckoning more than Skyrim. Though I'm also going to wait a while on Skyrim regardless to give them times to work out the bugs (I just finally got around to modding Oblivion and giving it another shot and I'm already addicted to SWTOR so I'm not in any hurry XD ). Though if they're doing anything right with Skyrim to get me on board it was making it Nordy as fuck :3

#24 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

@Milkman said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Matfei90 said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Matfei90 said:

@manhunter1000 said:

The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

Same composer as Oblivion and Morrowind. Don't know what you're getting at.

Unless you're just being contrarian for the sake of it, in which I totally see what you're trying to do.

Maybe he doesn't like the DOVAHKIIN popping up every time you fight a dragon?

Not much different to the battle themes that came on in 3 and 4 when a creature/enemy targets you.

He just hates Nords.

He's probably an elf.

Dunmer resident of Windhelm, mystery solved.

#25 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

Hey, speaking of Skyrim, I stopped playing it 5 minutes ago!

#26 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Troll? In any case, i respectfully disagree with you sir. Although i could say that in a much different way.

#27 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

I hated Oblivion, stupid talking wheel minigame, between that and generally having no fucking clue as to what was going on I quit after 10 hours in.

#28 Edited by TwoLines (2811 posts) -

Oblivion had a better conversation system. Well... not 'better', it just had more options. Like, you had more conversational options. But Skyrim does everything else better. So yeah, in my opinion Skyrim>Oblivion.

#29 Posted by huntad (1939 posts) -

@SuperSambo said:

I sold my Skyrim due to bugs that seemingly only happened on my save. None of them were game breaking in the fact that I could still play the game, but it is hard to play a game based on story when dialogue is skipped in a second and quest prompts just don't appear.

I loved Oblivion, however I'm going to wait a bit before I re-enter Skyrim

I did the same, due to my unplayable PS3 version. I may get back into it in a couple years, but I'm not really sure anymore.

#30 Posted by cap123 (2477 posts) -

So far, in my 20 hours of the game, the only two things that are superior in Oblivion in my opinion, are the quest organisation system and the bartering system.

#31 Posted by Tennmuerti (8100 posts) -
@Matfei90 said:

@Milkman said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Matfei90 said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Matfei90 said:

@manhunter1000 said:

The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

Same composer as Oblivion and Morrowind. Don't know what you're getting at.

Unless you're just being contrarian for the sake of it, in which I totally see what you're trying to do.

Maybe he doesn't like the DOVAHKIIN popping up every time you fight a dragon?

Not much different to the battle themes that came on in 3 and 4 when a creature/enemy targets you.

He just hates Nords.

He's probably an elf.

Dunmer resident of Windhelm, mystery solved.

Let's fucking stab him and dump his body in the river. No one will care anyway.
#32 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

No, you don't.

#33 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3052 posts) -

@manhunter1000: I could have sworn there was an option to disable the animations, but I didn't see it when I checked a little bit ago.

#34 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -
@Doctorchimp said:

There are a lot of people on the internet, of course there's going to be that one crazy person. You're that guy. Congratulations.

For he is the chosen one! 
#35 Edited by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

Sorry mate, but you're crazy. Oblivion was just a tech demo for what would lead to Skyrim. There was so much to hate with Oblivion that they fixed in Skyrim. The lack of a real fanatasy identity for one- Oblivion just felt like a low-rent LOTR. And magic was effing boring to use in IV. In Skyrim I'm a pure mage because firing double handed fireballs is outstanding.

#36 Posted by OtakuGamer (1237 posts) -

The only thing from Oblivion that beats Skyrim is the UI.

#37 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

Skyrim makes Oblivion obsolete on all accounts except story, since Oblivion still has a different story to tell.

#38 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

@manhunter1000 said:

I have to say I am kind of dissapointed by skyrim. Although it's a great game, I prefer oblivion to it, vastly. I found the talking and item picking to be much more precise. It also didnt have those weird animation kills that seem to happen randomly in skyrim. The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

Skyrim is just Oblivion with a new coat of paint so there's really no difference other than cosmetics.

#39 Posted by Humanity (9236 posts) -

@Chemin said:

Nah, everything is better in Skyrim. Then again, Oblivion was a disaster so that's perhaps not saying much, but Skyrim is a fairly good game overall though.

I actually kind of don't see that many differences between the two. Skyrim really does seem like pretty much Oblivion to me and I wouldn't say that it was a disaster. The beginning of the game is amazing. I was as hyped for Oblivion back in the day as people were/are for Skyrim now. Maybe thats why I can't get too excited about this one.

#40 Posted by Potter9156 (941 posts) -

Oblivion was like TES purgatory.

You just have bad taste in games.

#41 Posted by The_Ruiner (1056 posts) -

I think Fallout 3 and new Vegas were more interesting stories in far more interesting worlds...but Skyrim is just better than those games in almost every way. And it's worlds better than Oblivion.

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#42 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

I dunno, dude, I really liked Skyrim...

#43 Posted by 9999dmg (132 posts) -

The questlines for the Dark Brotherhood and to a lesser extent, the Thieves Guild were unquestionably superior in Oblivion.

Without spoilers, the DB one was completely terrible aside from how you stumble upon the questline. In oblivion there were like 3 plot twists, it was great.

The Thieves guild questline was ok but it just felt a lot less epic. You had a quest to steal an actual elder scroll in the Oblivion questline.

#44 Posted by babblinmule (1262 posts) -

I put somewhere between 150-200 hours into Oblivion, and seriously, Skyrim is far, far better than Oblivion was.

#45 Posted by Elyk247 (367 posts) -

I like Oblivion more, too. Skyrim's great and my GOTY, but Oblivion had better quests and rewards.

#46 Posted by AlecOfTheWest (279 posts) -

@manhunter1000 said:

I have to say I am kind of dissapointed by skyrim. Although it's a great game, I prefer oblivion to it, vastly. I found the talking and item picking to be much more precise. It also didnt have those weird animation kills that seem to happen randomly in skyrim. The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

"Talking" is more precise? Really? Surely you remember the Wheel-Of-Fortune persuasion system? The complete lack of dialogue choices? Not sure what you mean by "item picking", but not much is lost in taking away the ability to mix-and-match your cuirass and greaves (though it is a valid complaint, if that's what you really mean). Animation kills can be turned off. And it's all a matter of opinion, but the ambient music in Skyrim actually creates an atmosphere, unlike Oblivion's music which just added to that generic medieval fantasy feelings.

#47 Posted by Chemin (632 posts) -

@Humanity said:

@Chemin said:

Nah, everything is better in Skyrim. Then again, Oblivion was a disaster so that's perhaps not saying much, but Skyrim is a fairly good game overall though.

I actually kind of don't see that many differences between the two. Skyrim really does seem like pretty much Oblivion to me and I wouldn't say that it was a disaster. The beginning of the game is amazing. I was as hyped for Oblivion back in the day as people were/are for Skyrim now. Maybe thats why I can't get too excited about this one.

Oblivion's gameplay was broken, Skyrim's is not. That's enough of a difference. But then we have better story, more interesting environments, better design (especially characters), better combat. So, yes, in my opinion Skyrim is better in pretty much every aspect. Don't get me wrong though, Skyrim is not an awesome game, several of the factions and guilds are way too short and boring, the loot-scaling is still broken making exploration absolutely pointless, the story is not that good (even if it's better than Oblivion), and it's pretty unbalanced.

I was extremely hyped for Oblivion at the time, because Morrowind is my favorite game of all time. And that's also why Oblivion was the biggest and most severe disappointment in gaming history, for me. That's also why I was pleasantly surprised by Skyrim, because it's actually playable, and has some redeeming qualities. The only things Oblivion had going for it was the Dark Brotherhood and the Shivering Isles expansion, especially the latter, but the core game was still broken so I couldn't enjoy them as much as I wanted.

#48 Posted by manhunter1000 (25 posts) -

@AlecOfTheWest said:

@manhunter1000 said:

I have to say I am kind of dissapointed by skyrim. Although it's a great game, I prefer oblivion to it, vastly. I found the talking and item picking to be much more precise. It also didnt have those weird animation kills that seem to happen randomly in skyrim. The music in skyrim is also obnoxious from time to time.

"Talking" is more precise? Really? Surely you remember the Wheel-Of-Fortune persuasion system? The complete lack of dialogue choices? Not sure what you mean by "item picking", but not much is lost in taking away the ability to mix-and-match your cuirass and greaves (though it is a valid complaint, if that's what you really mean). Animation kills can be turned off. And it's all a matter of opinion, but the ambient music in Skyrim actually creates an atmosphere, unlike Oblivion's music which just added to that generic medieval fantasy feelings.

I got really got at that wheel of fortune thing. And thats persuasion. I am talking about talking to somebody and getting info. I often don't know who has a dialog tree and who doesn't. And even though oblivion was sometimes long winded, skyrim is really really long winded.