Reviews and Problems with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
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One of the Worst Designed Games I've Ever Quit Playing...
10 March 2012
Summary: I purchased Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion thinking it would be a great introduction to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, since I'd heard so many raving reviews of the new game. Do NOT be fooled: this game is truly awful. Graphics aside (they were fine for the time), this game has some of the least intuitive play controls of any game I've ever played in 25 years of gaming. Rotating the camera, for instance, is cumbersome.
Summary: I love RPGs. So after seeing all the reviews. I bought this first for the Xbox 360. I tried playing it, thinking it will get better... And it didn't. Then I saw the Anniversary Edition and thought, maybe I didn't give it a good chance. After playing for a month or so. I am trading it in. One thing I hate is the "go to jail" part. You can't do anything without getting caught. And the load times.... I swear I am loading much more that I am playing.
Summary: Do not be fooled. This is just a more aesthetically pleasing version of the Game of the Year Edition of Oblivion. They added nothing new to the gameplay, they added nothing new in terms of expansions. Everything you got in the GOTY edition you get here plus some odds and ends goodies like the Making of DVD, Map, steel case etc... They did nothing to fix any glitches such as no cure for vampirism in the PS3 GOTY edition. I am pretty sure Bethesda hates the PS3...
Summary: I gave a five for the game and a 1 for being misled. When I placed the order at amazon,the picture clearly stated that there was trophies. This being the main reason for buying this edition. Also it still says "add on Content". The only add on content available is Shivering Isles at $30. This is already included in the package and also colt more than the GOTY or 5th Anniversary Edition. I am guessing that the two weeks delay was to reprint the insert.
Summary: I will keep this brief. I am a huge fan of the Elderscrolls series with Morrowind being my favorite game of all time. When Oblivion first released I was excited but apprehensive because I didn't think it would be possible to recapture the same magic I felt playing Morrowind for the first time. As it turns out I was correct. While Oblivion was an excellent game a few of the design decisions didn't quite sit well with me.
Nothing new here, just another game dev trying too pull more money out your pocket.
Bruce Kane "Truth hurts", Amazon
15 July 2011
Summary: This is sad on so many levels. Bethesda knew that PS3 user have been begging, and pleading for the dlc content PC and 360 user got, and trophies. And guess what? We didn't get it. You basically are getting the GOTY edition again, with the same map you get with the GOTY edition, and a added bonus, which is the blu-ray of the making of the game, which is mainly for the fan boys.
Summary: I have played Fallout 3 and Oblivion and will not get fooled again, they are full of bugs and you always have to wait like 20 seconds when ever you go through another door its so annoying and I think thats why the game takes so long. To make any progress in the game you have to play at least 3 hours straight, and Sony tells us to not play the PS3 for longer than 1 hour straight or it will burn up and become unusable.
Summary: This is just going to be short, because it's more of a rant review. Bought the game, and unlike the back of the box, there's no add-on content (the DLC from Xbox) and there's no trophies. So, what you're buying is a rehash of what you've already played. Hopefully, the PlayStation 3 isn't overlooked for Skyrim.
Summary: There is just way too much Oblivion content that could have been released and they didn't even try it, worst of all its always been available on every other platform. They were also incredibly slow to release Skyrim DLC to PSN (it was finally released with little fanfare about a month before it was all put in a new retail edition) while it was available for PC and XBox 360 right away, again, and Bethesda had the nerve to blame PSN.