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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion


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"Modding Community is the saving grace!"
5 stars"

Seriously the vanila oblivion is a severly overated game, it has so many flaws that the gaming masses and journalists seem to ignore.

When it first came out I hated it.

However, some 3 years down the track with the help of a very dedicated modding community this game has been turned into one of the greatest games of all time.

Make sure you mod the lame bits out of the game as soon as oyu get it. To give you an Idea the base game is about 6 gig's and I have added a little over that in mod's.

Some recomendations.

Fcom convergeance (OOO,Warcry,frans, MMM…) Deadly reflexes. Quarls texture pack. (if you have a high end computer) Beautiful people Natural habitat line of sight mods for no popup (needs very high end pc) Supreme magika and Midas magic. Streamline 3.1

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"Very Good"
4 stars"

TES IV: Oblivion I was watering at the mouth when this game hit the shelves in South Africa (2006) before coming to New Zealand. R350 later and almost 80hours over 3 months and the reality dawned that it just might have been a premature climax. Well layed out with a good balance of skills and magic, beautifal sceneary and realist environment make this a real 3d world to get lost in. But the downturn to the Graphic Splendor is the AI – not that great, things like silently killing someone in one part of the city and suddenly guards from Palace on the other side of the city come running to inprison you, the same conversations carried out and you soon realise that the AI is really just strings with multiple options and a roll of dice determines the NCP decisions. Also the bloody Gate to Oblivion really force you to complete the main quest to go and injoy the world as Tamril. I have yet to play the expansions but im hoping that things have been balanced out better. I was also disappointed that i could join any guild and rise the ranks and freely join another guild opposed and rise the ranks. Id highly recommend TES III Morrowind first but Oblivion has serious potential and well worth its price.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"The Good Bad and not so Ugly"
4 stars"

The good Oblivion is a good game it has more content and almost bottomless well of content Provided you have a good PC (see below) it makes you itch to explore the lovely medieval setting and getting involved with the guilds and also the freedom to explore makes it a great game. Also there are custom mods which are great fun and easy to load

The bad it does lack in some areas though and should be improved. Like the mediocre combat system, which has serious flaws, and unbalances, which are sometimes annoying. Like the strange ability to run backwards strafe the same speed as running forwards and lack of jumping animations is quite sad making it easy to exploit the simple hack block then hack again combat system. Also the combat techniques are hard to implement and some are of no use at all or even the whole skill set. Also minor bugs that most are fixed with the patch thankfully.

The ugly To run the game successfully and to really enjoy the graphics most people have to improve their computers to really expensive ones. Also the unique Lvling system is a blessing and a curse because it makes it always challenging but takes the fun out of exploring. It is peculiar that later on the game where you fight outlaws who are more richer (with their equipment) than most of the shop keepers in the towns put together

But I still love the games and there are mods to fix the most serious flaws. 4/5

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. With no true Emperor, the gates to Oblivion (the equivalent of hell in the world of Tamriel) open, and demons begin to invade Cyrodiil and attack its people and towns. It's up to you to find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel.

In keeping with the Elder Scrolls tradition, players will have the option to experience the main quest at their own pace, and there will be plenty of opportunities to explore the vast world and make your own way. Numerous factions can be joined, such as the thieves or mages guilds, and each contains its own complete storyline and the chance to rise to the head of the faction and reap further rewards.

Oblivion features a groundbreaking new AI system, called Radiant AI, which gives non-player characters (NPCs) the ability to make their own choices based on the world around them. They'll decide where to eat or who to talk to and what they'll say. They'll sleep, go to church, and even steal items, all based on their individual characteristics. Full facial animations and lip-synching, combined with full speech for all dialog, allows NPCs to come to life like never before.

  • Live Another Life in Another World. Create and play any character you can imagine, from the noble warrior to the sinister assassin to the wizened sorcerer.
  • Next Generation Graphics. Pixel-shader effects and high definition televisions are fully supported to create unprecedented visuals, including lifelike towns, dungeons, and the most realistic forests ever created in a game.
  • First Person Melee and Magic. An all-new combat and magic system brings first person role-playing to a new level of intensity where you feel every blow.
  • Radiant AI. This groundbreaking AI system gives Oblivion's characters full 24/7 schedules and the ability to make their own choices based on the world around them. Non-player characters eat, sleep, and complete goals all on their own.
  • Realistic Characters. Oblivion's features over 1,000 non-player characters who come to life like never before with facial animations, lip-synching, and full speech. They even engage in unscripted conversations with each other and you.
  • Open-Ended Game Play; Short Challenges. The enormous world of Oblivion is open for you to explore at your own pace, and shorter challenges such as fighting bandits, mixing potions, creating magic items and persuading friends keep the challenges coming.

System Requirements:

Windows XP; 512MB System RAM; 2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor; 128MB Direct3D compatible video card, and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver; 8x DVD-ROM drive; 4.6 GB free hard disk space; DirectX 9.0c (included); DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card.
Release date Australia
March 24th, 2006
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