Excerpt: The Elder Scrolls is one of gaming’s most famous Western role-playing series. It’s been a PC-focused franchise, for the most part, with the first two games exclusive to Windows, and the third, Morrowind, ported to the original Xbox a few months after its initial release. With Oblivion, Bethesda Softworks decided to try their hand at developing for the HD consoles, first the Xbox 360, and a year later, the PlayStation 3. And they were remarkably successful.
Excerpt: "That cake looks too good to eat!" ...Although I've heard this said many times in my life, I've never really understood it. No matter how beautifully a cake is decorated, the point of a cake is to be eaten. Now that I've played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion , I think I understand. Only, with Oblivion , as soon as I was done uttering that statement, I would proceed to grab a fistful with my hand and shove it in my mouth and then just start playing with the cake.
Excerpt: This is a rare and remarkable achievement--a huge, open-ended, complex, detailed role-playing game that's fun to play and a pleasure to behold. Oblivion not only delivers everything that earned the Elder Scrolls series the devoted loyalty of a huge following of fans, but also significantly improves on the weaknesses of its 2002 predecessor, Morrowind.
Pros: Huge, lavishly detailed world offers tremendous amount of action and adventure, Main mechanics like combat, stealth, and magic are fun and well designed, Impressive artificial intelligence and hundreds of believable characters, Outstanding symphonic score, as well as excellent voice acting and sound effects, Tremendous replay value, plus gorgeous graphics to make it easy on the eyes
Cons: Frequent though fairly brief loading times, You might run into some technical issues with performance
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition Review
23 April 2009
Excerpt: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is without doubt one of the finest games to grace the PC and consoles during this generation. It's a huge, stunning adventure that lets you go anywhere, exploring and tackling quests as you see fit. If you're a PlayStation 3 owner who is yet to sample the delights of Tamriel then Ubisoft's Game of the Year should be high on your list of future purchases.