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 review of this game.
One thing I have to say is that installing the game went off without a single glitch, and it had one of the fastest install times I had seen even compared to the Call of Duty series. After installation the first thing I do is I of course boot the game up. The software told me I could run it on high settings. As I get into the game I notice some lag, so I toned down the settings a little, took off shadows, lighting except for bloom, and turn the textures to medium and that was it. As I do this I am thinking its going to look horrible now but no, not only does it not lag now it is still a gorgeous game. Also a note to some people I would turn all view distances as far as possible because that will get rid of lag.
Ok now to actually talk about graphics for this behemoth. This game will pull you into a beautiful age where trees are huge, deer run around, and water is crystal clear. I am serious about this. Lighting effects and shadows on the game looks even better, with the glistening of your sword, to the reflection of your hours on the pavement in the form of a dark shadow. All of it is surreal, and yes I shall beautiful. With lighting effects and shadows off everything still looks great. Secondly I would like to point out the musical score in this game is phenomenal and changes when you are in battle. Also weather changes in this game drastically, which adds some very nice atmospheres.
I would love to say more, but I’m sure you all would get it, I would of raved on how good the AI is, the combat, the Inventory as a panel, the worthiness of $50 as a price tag for the pc. The map of Cyrodil that comes with the collector’s edition and the regular edition. These entirely aside this game is great. If you have a decent pc go out and buy even if you can’t run it on all high settings. My only two complaints are that yes it does require a rather beastly machine and when the software tells you what settings you can run on, you may want to tone it down a little.