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Oblivion scores 10/10 at Boomtown
Review - posted by Vault Dweller on Tue 28 March 2006, 19:44:27Tags: Bethesda Softworks; The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Boomtown has joined the elite group of site claiming that Oblivion is perfect. Like totally.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a triumph of modern adventure gaming. To call it a role playing game is perhaps too limiting, it implies too much about stats and rolling D20s rather than getting stuck into the action.Then maybe we shouldn't call it a role-playing game. Just a thought.
Oblivion is an epic adventure, a milestone in gaming and a rare treat. That a game so complex and unashamedly hardcore has garnered so much attention from the mainstream gamers is a signal to many that dumbing-down and blinging-up everything isnâ€™t always the path to success.Unashamedly. Yep, that describes this paragraph very nicely.
Here we have a game that is intelligent and uncompromising yet wonderfully easy to get involved with and enjoy. Yes there are problems with the levelling system, without these issues weâ€™d be in danger of this actually being the proverbial perfect game. Perfection or not, Bethesda has created a milestone in gaming with Oblivion, a free-form adventure of such a high quality that I cannot do anything but offer our highest score. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is not perfect, but itâ€™s the best game in town, avoid it at your peril.So, the game is clearly not perfect, but it gets the perfect score. Makes sense.