On the heels of the amazing success of the original game, which has earned countless awards from publications around the world and won numerous Game of the Year and RPG of the Year awards, comes the enriched and expanded Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Game of the Year Edition. This new product will allow players who have never played the 2006 Game of the Year to experience Oblivion for the first time with additional content. Included with the original game is the official expansion, The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles, and the downloadable content, Knights of the Nine. In addition, gamers can continue their existing games of Oblivion and experience the new quests and areas offered by the expansion and downloadable content. ESRB rated RP for Rating Pending
User Ratings and Reviews
5 Stars You Should Play This Game.
For the 8 of you who haven’t played this game yet, what are you waiting for?! (Of course, we all know there’s way more than 8 people who’ve not played this game, but…) There’s so much to do. So many places to go, so many people to meet (More than a few to kill, whether they be contracts from the Assassin’s Guild or just random Necromancers or other unsavory folk, rivals to evil people), fame to obtain, friends and enemies to make, and two, yes, TWO worlds to save!
This game is HUGE! The Province of Cyrodiil is relatively small compared to other games, but given all the ruins and caves and camps and mines and everything to find and explore, it feels, thankfully so, a LOT bigger than it is. If it were so easy to just traipse from one end of the land to the other (Some places you can’t Quick Travel to until you actually find them, even with the place marked on your map, others, you just can’t Quick Travel to) there’d be no ruins to discover. And what’s a game like this without exploration? Ruins and caves are full of monsters, and where there’s monsters, there’s more than likely treasure!
You can pick a class at the beginning after some trial play, or you can make your own. If you make your own class, definitely pick Armorer, Heavy Armor, Security, and Sneak as four of your seven class skills. These are necessary. As many monsters as you can one-shot with sneak attacks (not to mention actually getting close to them for a sneak attack), locks to pick, and as often as you’ll need to repair your weapons and armor, Sneak, Security, and Armorer are necessary skills. And then Heavy Armor for the superior protection they afford, coupled with the diminished degradation and elimination of encumbrance from obtaining high levels with this skill, Heavy Armor will also fail to slow you down if you routinely work on your Athletics skill, which goes up on it’s own as you hoof it from place to place! Of course, having Athletics as a class skill will allow it to level up faster…
I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of anything in this game. There’s so much in it, you’ll likely play it for months and still find new things to do, even if you pursue everything but the main quest at the same time. There’s bound to be things you missed.
In short without actually saying anything other than general information, this is what RPGs should be.
4 Stars Damaged case.
I didn’t get the game on time, and when I did, the case was damaged. Having said that, this games is amazing. Highly recommended.
5 Stars It is fun but…
This is really a great game. It is fun and it does take some serious thought into defeating your enemies. The problem that I have is it is one of those games that you can get so sidetracked by different quests that I forgot what my main quest was. The Prima guide for this game is as thick as a phone book and believe me you”ll need it. It isn’t a walk through either. You have to spend a considerable amount of time creating your character based on strengths, flaws, magical ability, hand to hand combat, theft ability, etc. Also learning how to make potions and use them properly is difficult and I’m still learning. I have been killed about a thousand times trying to battle ghosts or spirits. The hand to hand combat is pretty straightforward but not easy. You have a variety of weapons to use and they are plentiful. Killing is ok if you are attacked but if you murder someone you are history. I learned not to steal really quickly in this game because you can whenever you want and the game will prompt you to. You will get thrown in jail and they take everything that you have accumulated away (Kind of like in real life). You have to pick a million locks in this game and I make sure I grab every lock pick I can find because you will break more lock picks than you will open doors or treasure chests. I really don’t see how you can beat or finish this game though. It is like playing chess a bit but the strategy is based upon the character you build. Right now I’m a female Dark Elf with black hair and I made myself look gorgeous so I can get information. I started off as a Female Khajiit but I was ugly and not many people would give me information. Another big part of this game is the way the public thinks about you which is based on the character you have chosen and how you look (which you get to make literally). I will probably be playing this game next year still trying to get to the final quest. If you are looking for a structured game with a certain goal to achieve this is probably not for you. If you are looking for a game that requires a lot of planning, wandering, fighting, and trying to figure things out this might be a game for you. I give this game 5 stars just for the scenery. 4 stars on fun because it is so detailed I might end up going @#%@ this and move on to a game that does have an end. Not anytime soon though!!!
5 Stars great game
This is one of the best games I’ve ever played on any system. I had this on PC but hadn’t played in quite a while and picked this up. There is no other single player rpg that attains the same level of depth as this one. Throw in both expansions for the game of the year edition and you have a great value.
5 Stars Amazing game–lots to do!
This game is the next game in the Elder Scrolls series after the also excellent Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
Like Morrowind, you are a character who starts out in prison and then freed to explore and do quests. Like Morrowind, you can make a female or male character and pick their race and class.
There are various races to choose from: Dark Elf, High Elf, Wood Elf, Argonian (lizard people), cat people, and a few Human types. Each race has its own strengths and weaknesses. Choosing a race can make a difference in what type of class and specialization you choose.
There are three basic specialization to choose from: Magic, Combat, or Stealth. These will be the main focus of how you play. You can use magic spells to heal, create illusions, increase/decrease stats, etc. You can use combat by fighting barehanded or with swords, axes, clubs, etc. For stealth, you must learn how to pick locks, sneak undetected, and perhaps even use invisibility/illusion spells, etc.
There are many classes to choose from. You can even make your own. Some examples of classes are warrior, thief, assassin, monk, mage, battlemage, paladin, etc. Of course, you can make your own class if you wish. Each class has a variety of attributes (strength, intelligence, willpower, speed, endurance, etc) and skills (Blade, Alchemy, Illusion, Conjuration, Speechcraft, Armorer, etc).
In order to improve your character’s level, you must constantly use your main skills in that class. For example, if you are a warrior and one of your main skills was Blade, you must use a blade of some sort and use it in combat in order to increase your skill level.
In the game, you start out in the character creation menu, which shows your character’s face. You create your character’s appearance, race, and gender at this point. Then, as you go through the dungeon, you will be exposed to a variety of weapons and skills. At the very end, a guard will ask you what is the class you have chosen. You choose (or create) your class, skills, and attributes at the point.
From there, you are free to explore! A wide world is open for you to explore, do quests, etc. You can choose to do the main quest or other quests. You can join one of the guilds (Thieves Guild, Mages Guild, Fighters Guild, etc). You can even join the assassins guild (the Dark Brotherhood), if you want. You can just enjoy the sights (beware of enemies, though) or you can fight in the Arena. The choice is yours.
This game is very open-ended with tons of quests and sub-quests to choose from. The NPC characters are moving, talking, and feel alive. Some quests require you to find a certain character by finding out his/her schedule–what time does he go the bar, what time she sleeps, etc. The animation is smooth, the environments are beautiful, and the action is exciting.
There is so much to do in this game, as long as you do not mind fighting (there are lots of danger around the corner). I highly recommend this, especially to those who like real-time action RPGs or medieval types of RPGs.