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Worthplaying previews Oblivion
Preview - posted by Vault Dweller on Thu 20 October 2005, 16:36:05Tags: Bethesda Softworks; The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Worthplaying has posted a preview of Oblivion, a "an RPG in the truly classic sense of the word". The preview features mistakes and assumptions, but hey, who's perfect?
Oblivion's use of sound and voice acting deserves special mention. While the game's score is good, it's not what makes Oblivion an amazing use of in-game audio. Uriel Septim is played by Patrick Stewart, and he lends more grace and dignity to his role than I have ever before seen in video game voice acting. Lines from the opening cut scene that would've been laughably trite as text or in the hands of lesser actors become compelling with Stewart's grave, awe-struck delivery.
I never understood that fascination with Patric Stewart in the game. He does the voice of the emperor who dies in the first 5 minutes of the game. Does he come back as a ghost side-kick or something?
Spotted at: RPG Dot