Games with a similar levelling system to Oblivion ?

#1 Posted by JustSuds (11 posts) -

Hey, it took me a few years after I bought it, but I finally got into oblivion a few months ago and I love it. I'm just wondering if anyone can recommend any games that have a similar levelling system? ie, where every action you perform makes you better in that particular area and related areas.

I would like to implement a similar system in a game that I am making, and could use some more related material (similar games) to observe.

#2 Edited by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

Shit, there are like 4 on the tip of my tongue that I can't quite get at. I'll get back to you if I remember.
Oh, and I would consider looking into how Fallout uses perks, because Oblivion's leveling thing is cool, but perks allow for you to be what you want without going into grinding.

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#3 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@JustSuds said:
" Hey, it took me a few years after I bought it, but I finally got into oblivion a few months ago and I love it. I'm just wondering if anyone can recommend any games that have a similar levelling system? ie, where every action you perform makes you better in that particular area and related areas.I would like to implement a similar system in a game that I am making, and could use some more related material (similar games) to observe. "
Go play Morrorwind. Its a great game. 
#4 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

Fallout but I'm sure that's obvious.

#5 Posted by august (3845 posts) -
#6 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5826 posts) -

Morrowind is the only other game I can think of that's exactly the same (no surprise there).

Fable works somewhat similarly. For example, you get more strength exp if you use melee attacks, or more agility exp if you use ranged attacks.

#7 Posted by tds418 (190 posts) -

Kind of an oddball suggestion, but if you want a game from a different genre you might want to check out Test Drive Unlimited 2. You get experience for doing virtually everything (driving on unexplored roads, inviting friends to your house, buying cars, winning races, joining clubs, etc.) which allows you to level up in different areas.

#8 Posted by august (3845 posts) -
@Pinworm45 said:
" Fallout but I'm sure that's obvious. "
None of the Fallout games have the system he's describing.
#9 Posted by JustSuds (11 posts) -

Thanks guys, that's a *great* selection of games. I'm shocked at how quickly they came.

@The_Laughing_Man, @FancySoapsMan, I've played Morrowind :-)

@tds418 I'll look into that game, I don't mind a shift in genre, in fact, the more diverse the system is (but achieving the same goal); the better.

@august Never heard of this one, but the title alone excites me. *clicks*

Another suggestion I just got from elsewhere was Borderlands. Which I've played and also loved. Specifically how every shot you make counts towards your proficiency with that weapon. That system is very simple however.

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