More Reviews
REVIEWS Boo Bunny Plague Review
If you think you can enjoy the definition of budget game design, this one might make you laugh.

Minimum Review
With so many shooters crowding the marketplace, it’s refreshing to see Minimum take the low-fi route through Steam Early Access.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Halo: The Master Chief Collectio Preview
Microsoft and 343 Industries want to bring the entire Halo saga to Xbox One and this collection does exactly that with new graphics for Halo 2.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Release date: 09/30/14

Alien: Isolation
Release date: 10/07/14

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Release date: 10/14/14

The Evil Within
Release date: 10/14/14


LATEST FEATURES Sunset Overdrive Co-op Is a Thrill Ride and a Half: TGS Multiplayer Hands-On
I play a co-op round of Sunset Overdrive with seven other people at the Tokyo Game Show.

Ori and the Blind Forest is Enchanting as Hell If Hell Were Magical as Shit [TGS Hands-On]
I want to protect her. It. Him. That. That thing. Ori.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES The Updating List of PAX Indies
We're heading to PAX Prime! Are you looking to check out a few unique indie games while you're there? UPDATED: Dragon Fin Soup, Dungeon of the Endless,

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137 Background: I own and have completed every entry in the Ninja Storm series, so there is inherent bias but luckily this isn’t a review. These are just my thoughts on a fun series I chose to pick up after my Dragon Ball Z Budokai days. I am also only about 3 episodes behind in the...

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Member Review for the PC

By:
McCoy
06/26/09
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE RPG 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER Bethesda 
DEVELOPER Bethesda 
RELEASE DATE Out Now
M Contains Blood and Gore, Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence

What do these ratings mean?

Ah, The Elder Scrolls... I remember a few years back when I recieved The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for Christmas. And what fond memories I had of playing it. I was excited when I heard that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion had been released.

Now, the storyline, well, it's nothing overly special and different. Quite simply, the Emperor is assassinated, you are sent out to find his son, seal the dark gates of Oblivion, save the world, blah, blah, blah, quite honestly, I think we all know how this story goes without me saying much more. Thing is, it doesn't seem like it's extremely important either... I mean, you can go everywhere and yet no chaos breaks out at all. Oh well, anyway, aside from the main story, there are TONS of quests you can do, such as the Fighter's Guild, Mage's Guild, Thieve's Guild, Dark Brotherhood (my personal favorite) and tons of others.

There are many changes in Oblivion that I favored over Morrowind. One, food actually exists and is in practically every home. People actually HAVE lives, as they will go about their everyday business on their jobs, eating, talking to others, sleeping, you name it. Also, the possibility to purchase a horse or a home and furnishings to a home make it even more realistic. Another major overhaul on the realism factor is that objects are actually affected by gravity, while in Morrowind they weren't. When a creature dies, their body will go limp and striking their body will move their body/limbs accordingly. Flames actually hurt this time around... you can actually break out of jail... guards will hunt you down... the list could go on. All of this put together, you can see the depth of reality is nothing short of extrordinary. And the most amazing thing yet- the entire game is modifiable. Mods can be added and anyone can literally create anything using a Construction Set from the Elder Scrolls website, making limitations almost completely disappear.

Overall, Oblivion is an amazing game.


More information about The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
 
comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution