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Enter Cyrodiil... after setting aside 200 hours of your time 3

Oblivion is the fourth edition to the Elder Scrolls series, a franchise of role playing games developed by Bethesda that have risen to fame for allowing players to embark on an epic journey and become the character they want to become. Even years after its release, Oblivion is an amazing adventure full of surprises, mysteries, and interesting locations that one could easily spend up to 200 hours playing it .  That's not good, is it? The main quest line in Oblivion follows your character as he or...

8 out of 11 found this review helpful.

Oblivion is a really great RPG,but with a few issues as well. 0

 want to make things clear from the beggining:the only Elder Scrolls game I had played before Oblivion was Morrowind.My experience with that games was about 1 hour.I mean,I can't say it wasn't a great game,considering the fact that it was released in 2002,but I didn't like it at all,it didn't sucked me in it at all.Maybe I wasn't the adept of an open-ended game, having played & replayed both Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic games,which gave a sense of freedom,but not exactly.To make thi...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A stunningly beautiful game, hindered by the stupidest mistakes. 1

    The first thing that strikes you when you start this game up is that it’s a pretty big one. Oblivion’s location of Cyrodiil is big... Huge. And not to mention diverse. Without the in-game map you’d almost definitely lose your bearings as soon as you so much as changed direction and your jaw is very liable to fall of at the first sight of the environment from the very moment you find the exit to the sewers, where the story starts; mountains, forests and lakes – all in the same vista. It is so...

3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Should come with a health warning; WILL TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE!!! 1

I was a bit hesistant over Oblivion IV as I'm not really a fan of RPG (haven't really got the patience for them) but picked this game up and thought I'd give it a go. To my suprise I found myself deeply immersed in the storyline and couldn't put the game down. I am currently playing through the game for the third time as I want to max out my characters abilities before moving the main storyline forward. The graphics of this game are amazing especially in HD. The choice and variety of character...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The best game on the Xbox 360 to date!!! 0

There are no words I can use to describe this open ended, role playing, action-adventure game!!! So lets get right into the review!Story: Well there is no "one" story occuring in Oblivion. There are a bunch of conflicts, problems, and quests to embark on. The "main quest" starts you off as a prisoner(which is totally customizable). Without spoiling this great story lets just say that fate throws your character into an epic quest to save the world. It is the typical save the world story and it is...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A journey through an amazing magical land. 0

 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is the fourth installment of the Elder of Scrolls series, and one of the best games this generation can offer. You can easily spend dozens and dozens of hours in it, and you'll do it knowing you're in for a gaming experience of a lifetime. This game is so immersive that almost breaks your heart just to bear the thought of it coming to an end eventually. Oblivion's innovations and well-developed mechanics transform it into one of the most complete and satisfying ex...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Great intent, poor execution. 0

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a hard game to review. In the end I guess it just comes down to it not being a very fun game at most parts, but it definitely could be loved by a major D 'n' D fanatic. Oblivion is really a game with a few 3 great strengths. One is the customizability in the game which is really outstanding. You can make your character any way you want him/her and you have a variety of options to choose from. It's second strength is in it's graphics. The game was really the firs...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

STUPID !!!!!! 0

I bought this thinking it would be some kind of add-on that would let you fight while riding your horse or something cool but I was terribly mistaken. I really should pay more attention to what I am buying but it sorta surprised me that all I was getting is some stuff to make my horse cooler looking or something. Sure it has a little bit of practicality sense it gives your horse more health but most people have a horse like shadowmere that wont die anyway. Who cares about some nameless horse in ...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Crap. 5

This game is awful. It's a super-easy monotonous grind of identical quests and the most generic setting and characters you could imagine. The lack of imagination in this game is almost overwhelming. There is no freedom in this game. Oh, there's a vast uninteresting world to explore, you can do whatever quest you want in your own order. But we're not talking about freedom to do quests in whatever order you want, we're talking about real freedom to do whatever you want, which Oblivion severely lac...

4 out of 13 found this review helpful.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 2

I hope you have a lot of free time on your hands. In fact, its best to say goodbye to your friends and family right now, you aren’t going to see them for a long time. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will instantly suck you into its world and keep you there for months. Its do-what-you-want gameplay and massive world combine to create an almost flawless game that is incredibly fun to play and improves upon the previous installments. The good news is that you don’t need to know anything about the pr...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Pros and Cons: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 0

The world of Tamriel is in peril by the evil forces from the realm of Oblivion, and in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion it's up to you to restore peace to the land. You don't however, have to play the main quest right off the bat. In fact, I myself didn't actually get into the main story until about 50 hours in. This shows one of the true beauties of this game: choice. Once you step into the beautiful world of Tamriel, what you do and the order you do them in is entirely up to you. Bulk up, join a...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Oblivion is truly a shining beacon for RPGs. 0

Let's be straight: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has received a lot of praise over the past few years, and is widely heralded today to be one of the greatest games of all-time. Whilst some of this may have been hyperbole or exaggeration, the game certainly deserves considerable recognition for its achievements. Oblivion is definitely a truly groundbreaking game; both in terms of style, gameplay and technical presentation. It gives you an interesting, detailed and fantastical world to play aroun...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Best RPG On The Xbox 360. Period... 0

2K Games and Bethesda Softworks have not only made a wonderful game with Oblivion, but it is without a doubt the best in the Elder Scrolls franchise. Oblivion's predecessor, Morrowind, was a great game all itself. The creators at Bethesda only made it much better than Morrowind. The main problem with Morrowind was the combat system. When I played Morrowind, and was engaged in combat with another, I attack the person, but it almost always had the same effect, not striking the person and causing d...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Certainly not as bad as Horse Armor, but... 2

The Orrey is one of the two initial DLC packs announced for Oblivion, with the promise of being able to see inside the locked door at the arcane university and go on some sort of adventure. It certainly sounded better than horse armor, which to this day is one of the better examples of overpriced and unneeded downloadable content. After all, The Orrey must be way better than Horse Armor, right? In actuality, The Orrey is a bland 15-minute quest that consists entirely of going to random bandit ca...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Oblivion was a bland experience from start to finish. 0

 Granted, I wasn't a big fan of Mirrowind. I'm also not a huge fan of PC RPGs in general, but I like to give them a shot. I knew what to expect with Oblivion, but I stuck with it until the very end. With that said, it's an OK game. I can understand why some people were addicted to it. There's a ton of things to do in this game, not all of them are my idea of fun or excitement, but there is a ton of (mundane) tasks to complete. The world wasn't something that sucked me in, since it ...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Good game with some flaws. 0

Another title in Elder Scroll series, that is easy to recommend to a RPG player.GameplayThere isn't anything unique in combat there are strong attacks(Hold RT), weak(Pres RT), block(Hold LT) that's it, kind of boring, but when you defeat an enemy he falls in a very satisfying way that makes you ignore the boring combat. Mage thou is very different from a warrior and I think it's more interesting being a mage, there are tons of spells, not to mention you can make them, also casting spells is more...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Oblivion 0

What can I say about a game where it has a second title of “Oblivion?” Besides the fact that it is one of the best games of all time. I was a little bit skeptical when buying the game for one reason; I had played Morrowind at a friend’s house and never did get into it. Another note was I met almost all the recommended settings. The only thing I didn’t hit was the processor speed it suggested 3 GHz I have a 2.8 Dual Core. Then as I saw previews for it I decided I would buy it. Here is my official...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Absolutely Stunning! 0

The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionThis game gets a perfect 10 in my book. It's absolutely mind-boggling how good this game actually is. It is perhaps the greatest game ever created. And then they come along and give us the Game of the Year Editions?! Yowzas! They made perfection, better!This is the most immersive, the most ambitious, the largest, the longest, the most open-ended, and the most addicting game I have ever played in my nearly 25 years of gaming. I have seen everything from the release o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Immense 0

Bethesda's fourth installment in the Elders Scroll series knocks down every RPG and raises the bar higher than I feel any other game has dreamt of.The story is typically western, although highly original and you will not see all of it coming. A prisoner in the dungeons of the Imperial City, you are whisked into the Emperors escape plot from assassins. They still get him, but as he dies he tells you of a secret heir and hands you an amulet that protects the world of Cryodill. This sets you off on...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Oblivion Review 0

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was pretty fun for me on my first play through. There were some things that I though were missing though.The graphics are wonderful. Truly a massive difference from previous games and the music is great as well. When I heard the re-done version of the Morrowind theme I almost cried, it reminded me of the great times I had with Morrowind and how much fun I'd have with Oblivion.First off, the way they introduced combat was a little linear at first(in Morrowind they p...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The best game to date. Period. 0

This is by far more than a game. Its the biggest revolution in gaming since Zelda:Orcarina of Time. Let me break it up for you ----------------------------------------------------------- Gameplay: There isnt too much to say here. You walk, you talk to people, and the talking is like all RPG's you choose what you want to say, choose your response etc. Everything is normal, then comes the fighting system. Even thought it is very simple (right trigger to attack, basically) it is very effective. Tr...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

dont feel so oblivious of the real world while im playin oblivion 0

        oblivion:oblivion for the pc is a good game, but not really a good rpg. the graphics are great and the audio and musical score is so beautiful and serene and immersive, more so than the damn game. i think there is an element of quantityover quality here, for example when you enter a place you see a npc there, just standing there doing nothingwhich makes the game less realistic, along with fact there are no children in the game. the menus are tediousand time consuming, forcing you to scro...

0 out of 4 found this review helpful.

An incredibly detailed and deep adventure awaits. 2

There are just not enough games like Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion these days. If you play this game for just one hour, then you will be amazed at the detail and complexity of the experience. This is one of those "effort games" where it seems that the developers spent thousands of hours and tons of energy into making it. Effort is one thing, but does it directly relate to how fun it will be? In this case, it's a positive "yes". Graphics - 8/10: For an early game for the 2 next-gen consoles and the...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Settle in...Oblivion's gonna eat up your life for a while. 0

oblivion does everything well. name it...the answer is hell yes. i could go on about the beautiful environments the excellent stories, the character depth in design, the online aspects, or the great combat. i'm not going to tho.for me this game is all about immersion. the first time i wandered into a goblin lair and i saw the giant rat being roasted on a stick, the lines of skulls hanging from the cave ceiling and the guard so close my heart tried to stop...well i knew then i'd stumbled onto som...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Elder Scrolls IV: The Review 0

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has raised the bar for "sandbox RPGs". It allows you to do almost anything you want, anytime you want, anywhere you want. For example, if you don't feel like saving the world and closing Oblivion gates, you can go... be an Assassin! Or perhaps a Thief, or become an Arena combatant. You could forego all of those and just look for treasure in the numerous dungeons and caves littered throughout the land. There's no pressure to follow the main storyline. That being sai...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An ambitious game that fails to achieve its full potential 0

Arguably the first true next-generation rpg, the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion sports a huge world to explore, countless npc characters to meet, and a mind-blowing array of quests to embark on. However, the core of Oblivion's fighting engine is dull, and the world, while beautiful, is repetitive. The sword-to-sword combat that dominates the game is clumsy, and you'll be duking it out with foes toe-to-toe in mind-numbing "you thump me, I thump you" duels. Warning: if you picked the wrong type of ch...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the Greatest Games on the 360 0

At first I hated Oblivion, but after I continued to play it I found it more and more enjoyable to play. I rented it and by the end of the third day I was dead set on returning it. I forced myself to play more and after about five or six hours of play time I was well established as a character and engulfed in the story. I continued playing and bought it immediately after I returned it. The story is very good and the side quest help make your character more power with stronger abilities and allian...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion is simply one of the best games ever! 0

The story immerses you like no other, the main storyline behind is that you play as a character who is given the task of finding the lost heir to the throne of Tamriel, the empire is crumbling and the gates of Oblivion opening up across the land with demons marching across the land. You must unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy everything. The plot builds up from there and it is very engaging and exciting, trust me! At the start of the game you are allowed to customise your chara...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 0

Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion is one of the best games I have ever played. I do not normally like role playing games, but this is no average role paying game. It is more like a cross between GTA and Lord of the Rings. The wide open gameplay is so incredible. The settings range from a grimy city to mysterious elven ruins. The graphics also do a great job of portraying these regions to make them look almost life-like. The character models and armor are also ver nice. The only problem with the graphics...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Grows on you. 0

Lets get this out of the way, if you're a hardcore RPG gamer Morrowind is better, for everyone else, this game is equal to, if not better than Morrowind. Bethesda made some good improvements this time around, but they also made some downgrades for the sake of accessibility, and they're also still the faulty programmers they've always been, glitches and all.The graphics are very good, fantastic if you consider how early in the Xbox 360's life span this game came out. Everything is extremely well ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Oblivion review 0

The elder scrolls oblivion is a great rpg full of lush feilds of fruits lushush trees greatly detailed forestes and under water caves along with caves and people.The thing is that if you have played the leder scrolls 3 morrowind when you start this game you would think it was what took place before morrowind because in morrowind it says you were thrown in prison for an unknown crime in the imperial city and in oblibivion you start in a imperial prison being thrown in jail for an unknow crime for...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

oblivion review 0

oblivion is a great game along with great graphics, controls, loads of content such as towns, cities, forts, shrines, ruins, campsites, dungeons, caves etc for you to indulge and explore. and there are four guilds for you to join and complete quests. but to be honest i only have really liked the dark brotherhood, thieves guild, and random side quests. i find myself only trying to complete the main, fighters, mages guild just so i can say i have completed them. the levelling up system up is stupi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Secret Short Review 002- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblvion 0

THE ELDER SCROLLS IV: OBLIVION  + Amazing graphics for the time  + Great writing  + Enormous world with intricate detail  - Character models are... a bit odd (ie, ugly face)  - Vocal acting gets repetitive  - Slow pacing  The summaries above pretty much summed up my feelings toward this game, however there's one thing I need to mention. This game really does rest on your personal tastes to fully enjoy. Are you not a fan of medieval-style worlds? You prefer guns instead of swords and magic?...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

"It's Fallout with elves!" 0

I'm not really sure why Oblivion, the 4th game in the Elder Scrolls series, didn't click with me the first time (or the 5th, for that matter). Fallout 3, the game Bethesda made afterwards, is one of my top 5 games ever and that's not something I throw around lightly either so Oblivion, with its roughly similar gameplay should be a perfect fit, no? After all, the "it's Oblivion with guns" description was often thrown around for Fallout so might as well reverse it for this game. Unfortunately, the...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Oblivion is one of the biggest disappointments in years. 3

    Let's get right down to it: in a slew of Xbox games, one game stood above all, even above Halo. That game was The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind. It is a staple in modern gaming, creating the best game world yet to be seen. You could spend hours upon hours playing this game, but the odds are that you wouldn't see everything it had to offer. It is, to put it simply, a masterpiece, and easily one of the best games yet created. It's because of this that Oblivion is such a massive disappointment. Wh...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The best game you can buy... 0

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is the latest game in the series and now it's also available for the PS3.The game is just amazing from beginning to the end.You will have to create your own character at the beginning of the game,you can choose races, hair styles,colors and many more things regarding your physical appearance.Besides this you will also have to choose other facts which will determine how you character will develop in the game.It is just like in the previous game in the series but it'...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

"A world, yours to explore..." 0

“A world, yours to explore…”          The world of Oblivion is amazing. It is one of the biggest games I have ever played. 8 major cities each with its unique architecture makes Oblivion rich in stories and culture. There are so many adventures in this game you will not be putting this one down anytime soon.          The story is not one of Oblivion’s shining points. It starts off strong but after a while it becomes more of a chore until the ending. The ending is great even though you don’t do m...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Quite possibly the largest scale game ever made 0

What is so different about this game compared to some of the other games you play you may ask yourself. Well oblivion is a fun immerse huge rpg like no other. The best thing about oblivion is it will have you playing it for months upon months there is so much to do so much to discover so much to upgrade it is simply something you cannot miss out on. another thing about oblivion is it improves itself upon morrowind in so many way the combat system is no longer mindless hack n slash and the leveli...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One way to spend a week... or two. 0

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was Game of the year in 2006, three years later it is still a must buy for all xbox 360 owners and RPG lovers alike.  What makes this game so superb, is that it does so many things well, from the massive open-world, spectacular visuals, awesome controls, and the engrossing story that you can't help but see to the very end, this game will keep you hooked for a minimum of 30-40 hours.   The epic story starts with a monologue from the Emperor of Cyrodill, Uriel Septi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An amazing game that any fan of RPG's should own 1

     The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion is literally the deepest game I have ever played.  There is no limit on what to do in this game.  From going to a city's main castle and kicking over the guards dinner on the floor, to robbing the local sword shop of everything they own.  There is no shortage of fun in this game, so lets get started.     The player starts off in a prison, unknowing of their own crime, when the king of Cyrodill walks in and explains that "he is the one" and you are whisked away ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 0

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblvion is a RPG for those players who would love to have an open world in which to explore.  The game begins with you in prison, and after breaking out you end up with an Amulet which holds the fate of the entire world.  You’re exploring may be limited to the province of Cyrodiil, but that doesn’t mean that there is a lack of things to do.  You can do quests that range from being sneaky, using magic, hack and slash, and even murder.  To be honest, the game is beautiful vis...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

how RPG should be done, dont skip on this game. 0

Oblivion: Elder Scrolls IV. Review(xbox 360) Main Review: Its hard to know where to start in the vast, vagrant as well as beautiful and seemingly endless world, which by no means is a bad thing seems you'll lose yourself in the game and you wont want it to end. It is clear form the word go that this game is an elder scrolls game from the music to the visual and spoken references to previous installments, almost everything is typical to elder scroll. You will begin watching a powerful and c...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Review: The Elder Scrolls IV Oblvion 0

The Elder Scrolls IV Oblvion is an amazing RPG. It takes place cyrodiil, the capital province in the fictional land of Tamriel(The entire planet the series takes place on is Nirm if you want to go more to detail) It is on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.The land of Cyrodiil is huge... a little too huge. It's great that they made such a large area too explore, but most of it are just forests. Although the forests are different in every general area which is nice.Oblivion's gameplay is great. The combat feel...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

By the Nine Devines...I'm never gonna finish this game... 0

Best Feature: There is so much to do! So many ways to do battle, stealth, magic arrows. Create the character you want, be the bad guy, good guy or something in between... Worst Feature: THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO! You'll never do it all without using a huge chunk of your life! Game is buggy in a some places. Move over Grand Theft Auto! You thought you showed us the meaning of free form gameplay!? You know nothing! Oblivion has shown me that, even GTA gives you a bit of a direction to got in from t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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