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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion review
11 August 2013
Excerpt: Reviewing The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in 2013 feels sort of strange. After all, the fifth game in the series, Skyrim has been out for a while and, in many ways, makes this one feel obsolete. Compared to its successor, Oblivion comes off as clunky. While I don't wish to belabor this point, I feel that I still should mention a few of those improvements anyway, just for comparison’s sake.
Excerpt: o·bliv·i·on (1) forgetting or having forgotten; forgetfulness (2) the condition or fact being forgotten (3) official overlooking of offenses; pardon Okay, let me first start with the reason I have given you the definition of oblivion. When I first read the title of Elder Scrolls newest installment, I was shocked. I thought of the phrase 'blown into oblivion'. Having never given the word much thought before, I took it to mean that oblivion meant it would no longer exist.
Excerpt: Oblivion may very well be the wisest game purchase you’ll ever make, as such is its size, you won’t be needing another game for months to come. With a gargantuan world to explore and a possible final gameplay time of over 100 hours, the game is vast in more ways than one. Before you can set foot with wide-eyed wonder into this beautifully realized world, you must first- via an extensive character creation tool- create your characters appearance.
Conclusion: Upon booting up The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the first time, the game feels overwhelming. Massive…daunting…basically, any synonym for freaking huge works. This left us (as it may for most) a bit unsure as to where to proceed, the right choices to make, or even what on earth is going on.
Conclusion: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is simply the most comprehensive game and experience on the Xbox 360 to date. While a few other games on the system might do one or two things as good or slightly better than Oblivion, none of them come close to overwhelming experience that is Oblivion. Simply put, it is the one Xbox 360 game that everyone should own.
Excerpt: Oblivion – what can be said about this game? Well, it’s the fourth in the Elder Scrolls series, it was developed by Bethesda Softworks, published by 2K Games and quite frankly, it’s BRILLIANT! In fact, it’s quite possibly one of the best RPG’s to date. True to the genre of Role Playing Game, the player is able to play the role of a character any way he or she wishes.
Summary: I came into Oblivion already knowing I would enjoy it as I
have always enjoyed the Elder Scrolls series. This game is nothing short of
amazing. The massive environments, the huge amount of quests, and of course,
just being able to mess around in this massive land. The graphics are outstanding
along with the audio in the game creating one massive RPG experience.
Excerpt: Writing this review proved to be a great deal harder than I'd imagined. I think there are two reasons why: First, Oblivion is a huge and multifaceted game. There's a lot of ground to cover and it's easy to concentrate on the few negatives while skipping over a lot of the positives. Second, it's really hard to talk about the game without referencing Morrowind regularly.