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  • Summary: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition presents one fo the best RPG's of all time like never before. Step inside the most richly detailed and vibrant game-world ever created. With a powerful combination of freeform gameplay and unprecedented graphics, you can unravel the main quest at your own pace or explore the vast world and find your own challenges. Also included in the Game of the Year edition are Knights of the Nine and the Shivering Isles expansion, adding new and unique quests and content to the already massive world of Oblivion. Expand
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  1. Nov 30, 2011
    yes, the mechanics can be broken or boring, yes there are only like, 4 voice actors for over 1,000 NPC's, yes, the game map is only 20 minutes across if you run, (daggerfall was 2 weeks) yes, the gameplay mechanics are easily exploitable (alchemy) BUT GUESS WHAT. THE HUGE OPEN WORLD MAKES YOU FORGET ALL OF THAT. Expand
  2. Aug 9, 2011
    Four or five years after its initial release Oblivion can look dated in places but beneath the surface there's a truly excellent game and an exemplary RPG that's as finely crafted as it is bursting with detail, a real life-sapper. Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2011
    A visually beautiful game. For me the game is bolstered by how enjoyable it is just to explore. Without that, it would be just a well polished, but mediocre game. The main story is cliche and uninspired. The dialogue was TERRIBLY repetitive and rarely aroused any emotional reaction in me. I would rather have read interesting, variable, and interactive text than have listened to NPC's repeat voiceovers like that and have little choice in effecting their attitude towards me other than by killing or stealing or casting a spell. I couldn't have cared less about the characters. There aren't really any ethical dilemmas in the game. To kill or not to kill. To steal or not to steal. To accept a quest or not to accept a quest. That's about it. Also, just about every enemy stronghold is the exact same thing over an over again. You walk in, kill them, take their loot and leave without ever knowing who they were, why they were there, or why you wanted to kill them. This could be understood for, say, undead or ogre's but this is policy even for "human" bandits. You can't trade with them or speak to them. They just want to kill you because you are there. This feels very unnatural and drew me out of the game. There is also a dire lack of variability in enemy type and tactic. One of the things Oblivion's creators tried to sell the game on is it's massive amount of content. I would rather have had less, more interesting content. But again I say the heart of Oblivion is exploration and on this front alone the game stands as a wonderful achievement. Expand
  4. Mar 31, 2013
    Oblivion is a very good game. Better than Skyrim in my opinion mainly because Oblivion's quests and leveling systems are better and people actually care about what you do! The game is very vast and will suck you in for many hours. Worth the buy! Expand
  5. Dec 30, 2011
    The Elder Scroll IV: Oblivion - GOTY is exactly like Fallout 3. Or perhaps Fallout 3 is exactly like Oblivion. I played the former way before I played the latter and I was rather surprised that a game-developer could pull a stunt like this. Oblivion is not a bad looking game but it suffers from the exact same flaws as Fallout 3: the world is simly insipid, the NPC's too wooden and the inventory management unbearably inefficient. I couldn't tell you much about the story, I gave up trying to play GOTY when one of the very first quests assigned to me turned (Catch some fish) out to be so horribly broken that I couldn't finish it. After looking around on the web trying to figure out what I was doing wrong it turned out that Oblivion is simply unplayable, even if you get the GOTY version. There are a bunch of fan-made patches but the very fact that the game requires fan-made patches (and the developer still being in business) is simply outrageous. I'm not a fan of fantasy games and although some games can persuade me to stick around (Fantasy Wars, King's Bounty) Oblivion is not one of them. What a terribly boring and inherently broken game. Expand