One of the main reasons I hate this game.....

#1 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

Now, there are a lot of reasons I don't like Oblivion too much. The combat, the animation, the main quest, but another one is that everyone in this game looks ugly. I'm not talking about them graphically but them as a real person. I mean, really, there are no actually hot girls in this game besides maybe one that spars at the arena with an Argonian but besides that everyone in the game is just horribly ugly.

I think that if there is a sequel, they should at least get semi-attractive girls. I'm not saying that in a creepy way I'm saying that as in the game just has ugly people.

Oh, and get better voice actors, especially better female voice actors, who seem to have about 3 different voices.

#2 Posted by Joker (675 posts) -

Not ALL the voices were bad. There was just a lot of the same actors doing a load of roles. I personally thought that some of the voices were excellent, like the King.

#3 Posted by mr_registered (109 posts) -

They're not so much 'ugly', just victims of the randomizer. The face creator in Oblivion has a tendency to make all characters look like an embossed relief map of disappointment. But I think if they were going to make a sequel a lot of the bad points would be addressed as Bethesda have become a larger and more prolific developer. Also, at least the lackluster voice acting was better than the wiki entry NPCs from morrowind.

#4 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

The voices where fine, but why the need for hot girls? With the game being mod friendly, you could just have a helmet have the face of someone hot.... That would be weird though.

#5 Posted by breton (1437 posts) -

I'd say they're more realistic than ugly. I mean.. a few of them look to have fucked up on a random face generator, but for the most part they're fine. And I think it's for the best. It's set in a fantasy/medieval era, and they didn't exactly have the appearance or cosmetics we do today. You won't find any Fabios in TES either.

#6 Posted by Elijah (139 posts) -
Joker said:
"I personally thought that some of the voices were excellent, like the King."
Yeah, the King was excellent because it was PATRICK STEWART.
#7 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

Yup, the voice acting was criminal, and the faces looked like scum.

#8 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -

Your right. If I can't jack off over a game it clearly isn't worth my time.

#9 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -
Bellum said:
"Your right. If I can't jack off over a game it clearly isn't worth my time."
There's a difference between having realistically ugly characters(Mirror's Edge springs to mind) and a world populated exclusively by what appears to be fat old meth junkies.
#10 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

I have to agree that when i first started up Oblivion it was obvious everyone had been hit by the ugly stick until the stick broke.

#11 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

It's a fantasy game so normal logic doesn't apply. That's just how everyone looks in Cyrodiil.

#12 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2494 posts) -

um? Mirror's Edge, realistically ugly?
I think the girl from Mirror's Edge is pretty hot...
maybe your standards are just too high...

Back in medieval days, they didn't have a bunch of makeup... so it's more realistic to have the women look more natural like that...

not every game needs hot girls in it... go back and play your DOA Xtreme...

#13 Edited by atejas (3057 posts) -
Vigorousjammer said:
"um? Mirror's Edge, realistically ugly?
I think the girl from Mirror's Edge is pretty hot...
maybe your standards are just too high...

Back in medieval days, they didn't have a bunch of makeup... so it's more realistic to have the women look more natural like that...

not every game needs hot girls in it... go back and play your DOA Xtreme..."
Missed the point there.
What I mean is that she isn't a generic 16 year old jrpg female or a Lara Croft.
Also like I said, make them look ugly. Kreia is an awesome character, and so is the Boss, but don't make EVERY FREAKING PERSON in the world look ugly.
#14 Edited by Vigorousjammer (2494 posts) -
atejas said:
"Vigorousjammer said:
"um? Mirror's Edge, realistically ugly?
I think the girl from Mirror's Edge is pretty hot...
maybe your standards are just too high...

Back in medieval days, they didn't have a bunch of makeup... so it's more realistic to have the women look more natural like that...

not every game needs hot girls in it... go back and play your DOA Xtreme..."
What I mean is that she isn't a generic 16 year old jrpg female or a Lara Croft.
Also what the hell does Mirror's Edge have to do with the medieval age?"
you brought it up earlier...
anyways, I beg to differ about this whole "no hot girls in oblivion" thing...
here are some images:
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/oblivion_2006_05_05_01_14_36_10/51-465112/
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/oblivion_2006_05_14_21_38_33_31/51-465153/
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/oblivion_2006_05_29_00_21_37_64/51-464908/
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/the_elder_scrolls_iv_shivering_islestm/51-378457/
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/ob17/51-259661/
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/obx10b/51-180151/
#15 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -
Vigorousjammer said:
"atejas said:
"Vigorousjammer said:
"um? Mirror's Edge, realistically ugly?
I think the girl from Mirror's Edge is pretty hot...
maybe your standards are just too high...

Back in medieval days, they didn't have a bunch of makeup... so it's more realistic to have the women look more natural like that...

not every game needs hot girls in it... go back and play your DOA Xtreme..."
What I mean is that she isn't a generic 16 year old jrpg female or a Lara Croft.
Also what the hell does Mirror's Edge have to do with the medieval age?"
you brought it up earlier...
anyways, I beg to differ about this whole "no hot girls in oblivion" thing...
here are some images:
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/oblivion_2006_05_05_01_14_36_10/51-465112/
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/oblivion_2006_05_14_21_38_33_31/51-465153/
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/oblivion_2006_05_29_00_21_37_64/51-464908/
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/the_elder_scrolls_iv_shivering_islestm/51-378457/"
Look, I'm saying there's a middle ground between sex symbol and mutant, what's so hard to understand about this?
#16 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2494 posts) -
atejas said:
"Vigorousjammer said:
"atejas said:
"Vigorousjammer said:
"um? Mirror's Edge, realistically ugly?
I think the girl from Mirror's Edge is pretty hot...
maybe your standards are just too high...

Back in medieval days, they didn't have a bunch of makeup... so it's more realistic to have the women look more natural like that...

not every game needs hot girls in it... go back and play your DOA Xtreme..."
What I mean is that she isn't a generic 16 year old jrpg female or a Lara Croft.
Also what the hell does Mirror's Edge have to do with the medieval age?"
you brought it up earlier...
anyways, I beg to differ about this whole "no hot girls in oblivion" thing...
here are some images:
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/oblivion_2006_05_05_01_14_36_10/51-465112/
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/oblivion_2006_05_14_21_38_33_31/51-465153/
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/oblivion_2006_05_29_00_21_37_64/51-464908/
http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/61-20238/the_elder_scrolls_iv_shivering_islestm/51-378457/"
Look, I'm saying there's a middle ground between sex symbol and mutant, what's so hard to understand about this?"
nothing, I'm just saying, I think oblivion hits that middle-ground...
#17 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -
Vigorousjammer said:
" nothing, I'm just saying, I think oblivion hits that middle-ground..."
Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion, man...
#18 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2494 posts) -
atejas said:
"Vigorousjammer said:
" nothing, I'm just saying, I think oblivion hits that middle-ground..."
Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion, man..."
and this is, just like, a message board, man... where you voice your opinion.
I know that you or the OP may think differently, but I'm just stating what I perceive.
#19 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

There are mods that make the game much less ugly and much more playable. PC version, guys. 

#20 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -
Vigorousjammer said:
"atejas said:
"Vigorousjammer said:
" nothing, I'm just saying, I think oblivion hits that middle-ground..."
Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion, man..."
and this is, just like, a message board, man... where you voice your opinion.
I know that you or the OP may think differently, but I'm just stating what I perceive."
...and I'm respecting it.
Heh.

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