Reviews and Problems with The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles
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As Addicting as Oblivion
Ziggy Sterling, Amazon
8 November 2009
Summary: Finally got the expansion pack thanks to a buddy and I seem to spend all my off-time in the Shivering Isles. As addicting as the original game, but with more challenging creatures to beat and new objects to find/collect/use. I've just started, and the missions seem a little sparse, but then again, I have not scoped the entire isles. The missions do seem to take on a darker side and things are definitely more crazy than before!
An occasionally annoying distraction from the main game
Andariel Halo "Disillusioned Smark", Amazon
2 February 2009
Summary: I got this expansion as part of the Game of the Year edition of Oblivion. I was highly skeptical of what I saw as basically a completely different reality world opposite of Cyrodill, and as such I put it off for maybe a year before deciding to enter with my new character. Please note that I am an obsessive-compulsive person, with a sick need for organization, decisiveness, and something else I forgot.
Summary: I loved oblivion besides everything bad about it so I had to get the expansion. The world created is beautiful like always. This expansion will add a pleasurable experience that you will remember.
Summary: Right in the middle of the Niben Bay of Cyrodiil lies the entrance to the realm of Sheogorath called the Shivering Isles. Here you'll find some bizarre things and even more bizarre people. Shivering Isles is the expansion pack to the brilliant Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. Key Features: Two New Armor and Weapons Sets Many new special weapons and magical items About 20-25 hours of new gameplay A good amount of new enemies New conjuration spells New greater power spells...
Summary: If Oblivion is much like Lord of the Rings than Shivering Isles is that combined with the lost mind world of Alice in Wonderland. SI is a world of two sever mental illnesses, dementia and mania. In the middle of these two worlds is the Daedric Prince of Madness himself. When just getting to him is a mission in and of itself this expansion is a wonderful edition to the Elder Scrolls.
Summary: Shivering Isles is a little weird. But that's to be expected. You're playing in the realm of madness. The expansion offers a solid continuation of the play you've loved from Oblivion. The story isn't as engrossing and you're not as encouraged to wander around aimlessly looking for adventure but it is fun. You're not missing anything by not playing this expansion but if you really liked Oblivion and want a reason to keep playing the buy/download Shivering Isles.
Shivering Isles and Knights of Nine, good add ons to a great game
F. B, Amazon
18 February 2008
Summary: When Oblivion first came out for the 360 i put 80 hours into, finished all of the guilds and most of the side quest, after over saturating myself i took 8 months-1 year break, and decided recently it was time to get back into it and I have beat Knights of Nine(which is also on this very same disc) and am half way through Shivering Isles. And here we are... Knights of Nine -Good- ~Lengthy quest (5 hours), fun beginning, cool ending.
Summary: As anyone who has played Oblivion would well know, it is a game that, even when the main quest is finished, there is still tons to do. Well this expansion "The Shivering Isles" should not be missed by any fans or anyone who wants something new to do. There are plenty of new creatures to fight and plenty of new items and weapons. It is simply a must have, if you really must know. There is also a new original back story for this side quest that is pretty interesting.
Summary: After you download the disk onto your 360 you use your old Elder scrolls disk to play. It takes a minute everytime you start to play. New characters, plants and missions keep you interested. I have yet to find anything worth much as far as weapons. They seem to be the same old ones. The missions are a bit more time consuming though.