Ye Olde Game Review: The Elder Scrolls Oblivion
System: 360, PS3, PC
ESRB Rated: M
Close shut the jaw's of Oblivion
You are a prisoner in the Imperial City Prison after a bit of character creating. Are introduced to your cell and a Jerk in the adjacent cell who says that the guards are coming after you. Not necessarily true, their just passing through, and with them none other then Emperor Uriel Septim. The Emperor tell you that he has seen you in his dreams and that today He will die. After words he opens a secret door in you cell and try to make you escape only to be cut off by assassins. After a little fighting and a bit of a Tutorial you are tapped with your back against the wall and your ass up a creek as a Assassin sneaks in behind you and kills the Emperor, and allowing the doors of Oblivion to open.
First off I might say that have a bit of a bias towards this game, fantasy Based RPG's are the bread and butter as far as video games are concerned. And this is defiantly in a class on its own. The world of Oblivion is one of the largest I have ever seen in a video game. Consisting of at least 150 different location, 5 different storyline based quest taking about 10 hours each and 20 to 30 smaller missions taking from to 10 to 30 minutes. You will easily spend a 100+ hours in the game.
Graphics: 4/5 Compared to other games of the same time period, it is way above most of them.
Sound: 3/5 Most of the swords and shields smashing sound the same. And there is about 100 to 200 different characters and only 5 or 6 voice actors.
Writing 5/5 This has set the standard for most all RPG's.
Replay Value: 5/5 3 years and Hundreds of hours later I am sill playing it
Overall 5/5: Oblivion WILL take you!