The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Game » consists of 31 releases. Released Mar 20, 2006

    Travel the continent of Tamriel, defend the land against Oblivion's Daedra hordes, and help fill the empty throne of Cyrodiil in the fourth installment of the Elder Scrolls series.

    katatonic's Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Game of the Year Edition), The (PlayStation 3) review

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    Endless Possibilities Lead to an Incredible Experience

    Having spent a bit of time getting acclimated to the world of Oblivion, I have to say that I'm honestly blown away. I've been a big fan of RPG's all my life, but I never really realized how scripted they all are until I got into this game. I realized how constrained I was in the other games I've played. However, this isn't a fault of the other wonderful RPGs I've experience, it's simply an enhancement of my experience with Oblivion. The fact that you can choose to follow the main quest or not is in itself a breath of fresh air. You can spend hours doing all sorts of side quests that have nothing to do with the story, yet still retain enough individuality to keep you coming back for more. 

    The visuals speak for themselves really, but still photographs can't show you how beautiful this game is in motion. The lighting effects bring everything to life, whether it be the reflection off a pond, or torches barely lighting your way through a dungeon. The same goes for the sound effects and music included. All are top notch and lend a hand to make this game a true epic. Although I absolutely love this game, it is of course not perfect. Sometimes the open nature of the game can lead you to feel more disconnected from the story than you'd like, but this is of course up to you how quickly you progress through the game. Loading times can be a bit annoying, but they aren't terrible. Finally, I found the leveling system a bit odd and not in my favor. As you level up the enemies get stronger proportional to your level, so the game doesn't get too easy. However, if you don't have the "efficient leveling" strategy down then you may get overwhelmed later on (from what I've heard). This can fixed by sliding the difficulty slider down, but this seems like a cheap way out of a funky leveling system. All told, you can go through the whole game at level 1 if you'd like, since the enemies will stay proportionately difficult.

    Overall, this is a great experience and well worth the price of admission. If you let it, it will open up a whole new world that needs exploring.

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      A HUGE and deep RPG that keeps you hooked for countless hours... 0

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      The best game you can buy... 0

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