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Yet another 9.5 Oblivion review

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Yet another 9.5 Oblivion review

Review - posted by Vault Dweller on Sun 19 November 2006, 15:55:40

Tags: Bethesda Softworks; 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. Oblivion’s story and game play is as involving as ever. ‘Free Form’ and ‘Detail’ are golden rules in the Elder Scroll’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 NPC’s in the game talk with you and to other NPC’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. I’ve easily dropped 51 hours into the game and I’m not even halfway done yet! It’s a huge game world and it’s filled with all sorts of things to keep you busy; quests, ancient ruins, dungeons, wandering monsters, you name it! It’s like there’s too much to do. Is that possible in a CRPG? It ain’t bad that’s for sure!

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 aren’t enough or not to you’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 heart’s content.
Two bad you all those "staggering amounts" of classes will end up creating one "fight/thief/mage" class in the end.

You’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 I’ve seen in a very long time. Already the market is taking note and taking the ‘Oblivion Approach’ in designing their CRPG’s. If they’re as good as Oblivion all the better. Bottom Line, if you like RPG’s, you must get this one!
The foretold RPG apocalypse definitely cometh.

Spotted at: RPG Watch

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