Reviews and Problems with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
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Save the World With Sean Bean!
1 March 2010
Excerpt: Say what you will about the Elder Scrolls series, but where they come from, they make 'em big and chock full of stuff to do. So it is with Oblivion, the latest and largest entry into the series, this time taking place in the Empire of Cyrodiil during what may be its final days.
Excerpt: The Elder Scrolls series has strong PC roots, though its presence is growing in the console arena. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was released simultaneously for the PC and Xbox 360, and while the 360 version lacks access to the mod community of the PC, it is still a very solid entry that offers...
Excerpt: MMORPG's do a great job of immersing players into a virtual world where they can always find something new to do or someplace new to explore every time they play. But this year, Xbox 360 owners can find a very similar experience in the single-player RPG, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion .
Excerpt: I've played a fair few RPGs in my time, yet Oblivion has me completely stumped. I've taken some notes during my ridiculous number of hours spent playing Bethesda's monster, and most of them are brutally negative.
Excerpt: “Bigger and mostly better” is one way to describe Oblivion , the fourth installment in the Elder Scrolls series. An ambitious and engagingly epic fantasy RPG, Oblivion improves on many of the problems its predecessors faced.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Knights of the Nine Review
10 September 2007
Excerpt: When The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was finally released earlier this year, it was to critical acclaim and numerous awards including Golden Joysticks. This one game was responsible for millions of Xbox 360 and PC users shunning the outside world as they spent hundreds of hours exploring the...
Summary: Oblivion is, simply put, the best Action RPG on the market, in the history of the world, ever! A massive, beautiful world filled with interesting character and a great plot coupled with easy to master controls for all aspects of the game make this a must-play for all PC gamers, RPG fans or not.
Conclusion: The hype was over the top, the gameplay is shoddily reliant on the uninspired system of travel; not to mention fairly repetitive, the music is decent but its timing is abrupt, and the graphics are a mess. The narrative, as if I even have to clarify, is asinine.
Excerpt: If you're a PC gamer and you haven't heard of Oblivion, you may perhaps want to come out from under your box at some point in the near future. Wait, that's a little unfair. If you're a PC gamer and you haven't heard of the Elder Scrolls games, you definitely need to come out from under your box as...