Couple this with the ability to buy a mount to explore the vast open landscapes for quests and caves and dungeons and you have an awesome freestyle play experience. The storywriting and voice acting are all top notch as is the gameplay and graphics. They decide where to eat or who to talk to and what they say. I know it's dated now, and there are larger, more immersive games out there to rival this, but it will always remain my absolute favourite. Ah Oblivion, a truly amazing game with great graphics and a large fan base. The behavior is flat and its effects total.
With no true Emperor, the gates to Oblivion the equivalent of hell in the world of Tamriel open, and demons begin to invade Cyrodiil and attack its people and towns. My only two complaints are as follows: the levelling system, which sees common enemies getting more powerful depending on your level which kind of makes levelling up pointless aka getting attacked by a common roadside bandit who has elite weapons and armor because of your level when you passed by the same road earlier in the game to be attacked by a barely dressed struggler with iron weapons; and the glitchiness inherent in the game, with slow load times and the occasional crashing. In keeping with the Elder Scrolls tradition, players have the option to experience the main quest at their own pace, and there are plenty of opportunities to explore the vast world and make your own way. Those helpers who were wearing iron or steel armor will still be doing so 20 levels later, whereas the enemy will have some pretty nice gear. Now if you are truely the most anal of gamers when it comes to minor glitches and hiccops then this game may annoy you like I have seen from some of the anal reviewers in this page. And a spellcaster won't have much in the way of roots or snares, making for a lot of backpedaling during combat. It includes a coin a booklet giving you details on the history of the different regions of tamriel the land you play in and a special dvd making of.
Hugely varied and interesting fantasy landscape with a plethora of things to do from alchemy to smithing to enchanting. That aside I would whole heartedly recommend the collectors edition to any fan who just wants a little more. There is a certain quest in the main storyline that simply must be done early on. I have logged 180 hours on my character with all the expansions, have finished every mission, and am just wrapping up exploring every location. There's so much content, in both the cities and the countryside, that I'm astonished that the developers Bethesda were able to put this thing together in a reasonable amount of time.
It's up to you to find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel. My 3rd favorite game of the 7th generation. One of the best games on xbox 360. Overall a superb and ambitious title for the xbox 360. The music is also memorable, yet it doesn't get tedious after many hours of playtime I passed the 25-hour mark last night.
Before Skyrim came on the scene, this was the best game I had ever played, and in some respects still is. The ambient material in the dungeons is awesome. They sleep, go to church, and even steal items, all based on their individual characteristics. The Collectors Edition is wonderful for anyone who is an established fan, the inclusions of a guide book where lovely and the box is a lovely contrast from all the more boring basic game cases. You just dont need the extra stuff in the collectors edition, spend the extra tenner on a Pizza, or some rechargable batteries.
So it was only to be expect that microsoft would get the game emulated on the 360. Each of the main organizations -- the mages, thieves, fighters guild, Dark Brotherhood, et cetera -- has its own drama to unravel, and you're rewarded with some pretty cool loot along the way. This is without doubt my favourite video game. The attention to detail is amazing, I was speechless after I left the first Oblivion is easily one of the best games I have ever played. Numerous factions can be joined, such as the thieves or mages guilds, and each contains its own complete storyline and the chance to rise to the head of the faction and reap further rewards. Lastly and probably the most annoying is that the coin is made from heavy hard metal that has a sort of plastic paint coating, which means it hurts your nails when you flick it, and it doesnt make a ping sound like Two Face's coin in batman when you toss it. The behind the scenes is a nice edition which brings a level of understanding about how things worked.
Oblivion is one of my favourite games of all time with a vast open world beautiful even now and so much to do. Hugely varied and interesting fantasy landscape with a plethora of things to do from alchemy to smithing to One of the best games on xbox 360. The Elder Scrolls games should become the basis that all 3D roamers should aspire to be. Admittedly I wasn't too sure when I first started, but since my character has advanced I'm really getting into it. Until the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim comes out this Fall November 2011 you can get your fill of hacking and slashing your way through this adventure. Hi, I got my collectors edition and it broke, boo hoo. Walking speed is allot faster.
It in no way hampers your ability to play the game. Step inside the most richly detailed and vibrant game-world ever created. Also, I find the Invisibility spell to actually be too powerful. . Oblivion is easily one of the best games I have ever played. The game is all consuming and hard as hell to put down. I've been a little late joining the Elder Scrolls universe, but considering everyone was screaming their excitement about Skyrim I thought I'd start with oblivion.