I love this game a lot. And I love it for reasons not shared by most people. People would usually like the game for... I dunno, it's side quests, it's story, gameplay, character progression etc etc. I love all of that too, but there's some other reason why I keep returning to this game year after year.
The game is just beautiful in every aspect. The music, the landscapes, the books, there's ... something which sets this game apart from ALL other games, however great they may be.
So today I somehow stumbled upon one of the game's beautiful OSTs, and reading the comments, I realized I was not alone in how I felt for the game. (beautiful comments on YT are rare and refreshing, btw)
So here are some of the tracks, and some REALLY awesome, poetic comments. MAN I gotta go back and play this game.
"This song expresses something that can't be written in words. Something about riding out on a long and lonely journey....I'm at a loss."
This clip reminds me of traveling in the great wilderness of Cyrodiil. The stars shimmer above me, like diamonds in the dark, endless firmament. Accompanied are the moons of Secunda and Masser, illuminating the environment with their mystical moonlight.
I am alone, yet I do not feel alone. I feel safe and peaceful, as I run through the countless of trees, to finally reach a hill - looking down at the mighty Empire of Cyrodiil.
Standuble 2 ^
This song reminds me of melancholy, loss and grief. It's the feeling (especially at time when the song uplifts from the sorrow) that everything is always changing, what is lost is perhaps lost forever and for good or ill we must be strong and move on without it, hopefully into a new, yet different golden age of peace or happiness. This is what this song reminds me of, its so beautiful. I was in love with it as soon as I first heard it, far above the other songs for me.
This brilliant heart warming piece of music, most definately reflects on the losses weve suffered throughout war, the soldiers that risks thier lives for use, the familys torn apart, the marriages split, the children without parents, desctruction and chaos. Although the world is far from peace, this song reminds us of what peace is and to never give up, it always brings a tear to my eye.
How i would love to live in these times. Hunting with my brothers, Searching Unknown lands, Drinking ale with my Friends after a hard Days work, hiking mountains and hunting deers. Has anyone else looked up at the night sky in oblivion and seen its beauty and wished for a world just like it?
I have so many flashbacks when I hear this piece...walking in a Count's presence, exploring the countryside, jumping off dive rock, hunting...walking through the Imperial City,,
I always liked the solitary feeling of traveling while the music played. I love the moments you make for yourself in Oblivion.
I don't know what to say about all this, but I felt I just had to write something down and see whether other people feel the same.
One of the unique things in this game is, even though it's very open world and can be played in any way, there are somethings that all Oblivion players share and can laugh about. Like how the music suddenly changes, and you turn around, looking for enemies, but don't see anyone. The battle music increases your tension, and suddenly you look down, and see a mudcrab slowly making his way towards you.
Mudcrab 1- Look, it's the Hero of Kvatch.
Mudcrab 2- Oh ya. We should go say hi.
Mudcrab 1- Oh my God dude, Your going to try to attack him aren't you?
Mudcrab 2- Hehehe. Yes.
Mudcrab 1- You're such an idiot. You're a fucking crab. He'll kill you.
Mudcrab 2- I can't help it. I was created for this.
Mudcrab 1- To annoy the living shit out of every person who approaches a body of water, and to get yourself killed in the process?
Mudcrab 2- It's why we're here!
Mudcrab 1- OPEN YOUR EYES!!!
So tell me what your thoughts are on these aspects of the game! Do you live the game the way some of us do, or did you just rush through and fast travel your way to the end (My cousin did that. Murder, in my opinion)
All I can say is: Can't wait for 11/11/11!