Should I play Shivering Isles?

#1 Posted by Riddell (355 posts) -

I bought Shivering Isles (and Knights of the Nine) when they were on sale on XBL a few years ago but never actually got around to playing it. For those that have played it, is it worth my time to go back and finish it? Or has the time passed and I should just move on with my life. 

#2 Posted by rosebud04 (369 posts) -

Depends on how much you liked Oblivion. 

#3 Posted by amomjc (978 posts) -

If you enjoyed Oblivion I say go for it, Shivering Isles was better than the original quest line in my opinion.

#4 Posted by Khann (3092 posts) -

I personally thought Shivering Isles was excellent. Reminded me of Morrowind for whatever reason.

#5 Posted by Jothel (1012 posts) -

Yes. yes you should.

#6 Posted by lord_canti (1657 posts) -

shivering isles  was awesome and i enjoyed it more than the main game the interesting style made it worth playing

#7 Edited by Make_Me_Mad (3213 posts) -

Shivering Isles was probably my favorite part of Oblivion, although I think they could have done better with Sheogorath.

#8 Posted by Bollard (6340 posts) -

Sheogorath was my favourite character, just play it already!

#9 Posted by Monte (235 posts) -

StYeah it was a lot of fun. Better than the main questline but not as unique and consistent as the other questlines. Still, its very colorful and there are lots of neat items.

#10 Posted by Riddell (355 posts) -

Thanks guys, I'll be sure to give it a go.

#11 Posted by Arbie (1480 posts) -

I was about to add to the "play ittttt" posts but seeing as you've already made up your mind I'll just say - let us know how you find it!

#12 Posted by JasonR86 (10003 posts) -

If you liked the gameplay of Oblivion then you should definitely play Shivering Isles.  It's the same gameplay with more interesting characters and a more interesting, aesthetically pleasing world.

#13 Edited by JJWeatherman (14795 posts) -

Glad you're going to play it. I remember having a lot of fun with it. It's definitely a strange and interesting little spin-off. 
(and when I say little, I mean quite large)

#14 Posted by buft (3409 posts) -
@Riddell: definitely, the shivering isles story is better than the original story and there are some great boss fights 
#15 Posted by EvilTwin (3312 posts) -

Play Knights of the Nine too if you haven't.  It's not as long (or good) as Shivering Isles, but there are some pretty awesome moments in it.

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