Summary: The game is a worthy to stand among the best games of the day. Even after half a decade it's still fun to play. The main strength that Oblivion posses over Skyrim that set it apart is progression thought Factions. Unlike Skyrim where you are bottom of the rank and then you become the leader in finish the qeast line, Oblivion make you work for the title. You have go though many qeast and problem solving to get to the top of the guilds.
Summary: I collect and play lots of computer games and "The Elder Scrolls IV , Oblivion" is one of my top rated games. For me it was my first game I played that was open ended play. You could truly go where ever you wanted and do what ever came your way. When the game was released in 2006 the graphics where awesome and they still look great today. The game has a great story and good acting for it's time.
Summary: I didn't start the Elder Scrolls series with Oblivion, I started with Morrowind, bud I didn't really enjoy that game much. I cant really describe why either, I tried playing that game for hours and the interest just didn't stay with me. Fast forward a few years later when Oblivion came out, I wasn't eager to play, I expected a graphical update, but otherwise more of the same.