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Yet another 9.5 Oblivion review
Review - posted by Vault Dweller on Sun 19 November 2006, 15:55:40Tags: Bethesda Softworks; The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
GameClubCentral has posted one of those 9.5 Oblivion reviews, praising Oblivion for redefining the standards for the genre and advancing our civilization in general.
Once you pick your jaw up off the floor, its time for you to get into the game. Oblivionâ€™s story and game play is as involving as ever. â€˜Free Formâ€™ and â€˜Detailâ€™ are golden rules in the Elder Scrollâ€™s games and Oblivion is no exception. You can chose to embark on the quest or ignore it completely and nose around whatever the game has to offer. The NPCâ€™s in the game talk with you and to other NPCâ€™s in the game, wandering about the world with their own agenda and schedules. Shops open and close at different times of the day and not everyone you encounter will want to deal with you. The game is rife with quests. Iâ€™ve easily dropped 51 hours into the game and Iâ€™m not even halfway done yet! Itâ€™s a huge game world and itâ€™s filled with all sorts of things to keep you busy; quests, ancient ruins, dungeons, wandering monsters, you name it! Itâ€™s like thereâ€™s too much to do. Is that possible in a CRPG? It ainâ€™t bad thatâ€™s for sure!Two bad you all those "staggering amounts" of classes will end up creating one "fight/thief/mage" class in the end.
Not only does Oblivion offer you hours of content to enjoy, it offers players a myriad of ways to do it. the game provides a staggering amount of character classes to choose from. If those arenâ€™t enough or not to youâ€™re liking, you can even create your own. (Another hallmark of the Elder Scroll games). With eight playable races offering unique abilities as well as a boatload of avatar customization options to choose from, you can mix and match to your heartâ€™s content.
Youâ€™re probably thinking that this game is too good to be true.Not really, but carry on.
Gripes aside, Oblivion is an excellent CRPG, one of the best Iâ€™ve seen in a very long time. Already the market is taking note and taking the â€˜Oblivion Approachâ€™ in designing their CRPGâ€™s. If theyâ€™re as good as Oblivion all the better. Bottom Line, if you like RPGâ€™s, you must get this one!The foretold RPG apocalypse definitely cometh.
Spotted at: RPG Watch