View Full Version : The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Discussion

September 10th, 2004, 05:10 PM
I can't wait for Oblivion, I have Morriwind GOTY, and i just love it, and i am going to download Arena from elderscrolls.com!

How do others feel about The Elder Scrolls Series?

September 10th, 2004, 05:19 PM
I thought Morrowind was too much of the same. All the cities and stuff looked similar and it wasn't varied enough. Plus I prefer RPGs that focus more on the main storylines and sub-quests relating to this storyline as opposed to completely random quests with nothing to do with the main story.

September 10th, 2004, 05:39 PM
I like it's the way all the side quest are set up, it gives you so many options for playing the game, but i can see how you don't like it

September 10th, 2004, 05:41 PM
I can see how you would like it. :) I like having the option to do lots of extra stuff, but I prefer staying focused on the main storyline. That Oblivian magazine cover at the Elder Scrolls website looks okay. One thing that would be cool is talking for every character. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic had that, but it came on like four or five CDs. :)

September 10th, 2004, 05:58 PM
Yeah, talking for every character would be great, i think KOTOR did that well, and it was a great game, i am planning on also buying KOTOR II when it comes out

September 10th, 2004, 05:59 PM
Yeah, that's my most anticipated game at the moment. LucasArts announced today that the X-Box version in the U.S. will be released in December, 2004 and the PC and International X-Box versions will be released in February.

September 10th, 2004, 06:31 PM
Yeah, i'm really anticipating it to, on those lines, what side were you in KOTOR, and what side will you be in KOTOR II

September 10th, 2004, 06:36 PM
Another Game i am waiting for the SG-1 game which i belive is coming out Fall 05

September 10th, 2004, 06:40 PM
We don't really know anything about that game, though. I play as a Light Side character (Scout, Jedi Guardian). Once I play it through once, I always play it through in the exact same way.

March 25th, 2005, 11:24 AM
Wow, there's already an Oblivion thread!!! I guess it just got burried (good thing I didn't start a new one).

Well, I'm not a veteran to the Elder Scroll (TES) series, but I got hooked with a Morrowind, that I borrowed from a friend. Normally, I don't like most RPGs, but this was different. I think one of the interesting things about MW was that it was so epic in size as well as openness. You could do whatever you want. you could decide to "beat the game" by playing through the main quest, or you could decide to ignore it completely. It was a true role playing experience, you played a character that you created in the way that you wanted to, with no constraints. Of course your actions had consequence and you would be "restriced" in that sense, but you could decide whether or not to deal with those consequences.

I agree with DC on how the game might not "drive" you towards a main quest/goal. Although that was the point, the devs acknowledge that it drove away as many sales as it created. As such, their trying to do fix that in Oblivion, still keep the openness but also provide a storyline and setup that draws you in and keeps you playing. A lot of MW was traveling and you couldn't always take a quick form of transport, so it can get real boring, real quick for those who don't like that. I think that's one thing the devs re working on.

I'm especially looking forward to the Radiant AI. NPCs being able to talk not just to you, but eachother, and interact with you, other NPCs anf their envrionement. They'll get hungry and go get food by either hunting, buying, or stealing it! Then they could get caught or get into trouble and they'll move around the town instead of being stuck in one spot or area. I think this will be an exciting feature and I can't wait!!!

March 25th, 2005, 11:44 AM
Yeah, I didn't even realize there was an oblivion thread! I'm a huge fan of morrowind and i own both the GotY and the regular morrowind for Xbox. I love the screenshots of oblivion at the official site, and they just make my jaw drop every time i look at them. They're just so lifelike. Is there that much info on a release date? Because all i know is that it wil be out for 'next generation consoles', which means it will be at least another year.

This and Stargate: The alliance are the only two games I am interested in for the future.

March 25th, 2005, 12:08 PM
Ditto on this and SG: Alliance being the only two games I'm looking forward to.

As far as a release date goes, no there is not mantion of one and Bethesda nor the devs are even going to tell us untill they have a good idea of when the game will be ready. As it looks, most people are guessing late 2005 or early 2006. It is hinted at being availlable on the next XBox (I think it's called XBox 360), but when that comes out is also not very definitive. I think Microsoft isn't 100% sure of a release date for that system.

As far as SG: A goes, I think that game will be out on the current XBox and therefore much earlier than Oblivion.

March 25th, 2005, 03:55 PM
Oh yeah, this game is shaping up to be pretty sweet :) Morrowind and the two expansions were some of the best RPG games I've played, and from what I've read about Oblivion it's going to improve on that formula :)
The screenshots I've seen for it so far look very impressive - can't wait for it!

Oblivion (if it gets released this year), SG:Alliance and Battlefield 2 - should be a great year for gaming 8)

Battousai the Manslayer
March 23rd, 2006, 02:03 AM
Who's got it, who's getting it- everything Oblivion, bring it to this thread.

I'm going to try and get a 360 tomorrow, I've heard the PC is having quite a few buggy issues, but that's to be expected until they patch that up-

March 23rd, 2006, 05:08 AM
I have the collector's edition for my 360. The game is awesome, very addicting. MS had finally picked up the pace with the 360 production so you shouldn't have too much trouble finding one soon.

Battousai the Manslayer
March 24th, 2006, 07:38 PM
I just finally found a 360 myself, this is the best game ever made.

Major Gambit
June 20th, 2006, 08:24 PM
does anyone else have this game for 360 or PC? I think it's amazing. It has over 500 hours of gameplay!


With that said, my character is level 12 right now, i am Grand Champoin of the Arena, Listener or the Dark Brotherhood, im just a Swordsman of the fighters guild, and only an apprentice in the mages guild. I have a really cool two handed sword i found in an oblivion gate, and i have the special Dragon armor.

June 20th, 2006, 09:34 PM
It's ok, very good looking graphics on the PC (and if you've got a high end PC. HDR lighting looks very nice :)), but unfortunately I don't find the actual game as compelling to play as Morrowind. In fact, I haven't played it for awhile now. I think the game has been 'dumbed down' as to make it more accessible for non-RPG players, and it's lost the the gameplay of the previous Elder Scrolls games.

June 24th, 2006, 06:45 AM
There are some aspects of Morrowind I liked better and some aspects of Oblivion I like better. Its hard to tell which one I like best because right now I am really into Oblivion.

The graphics in Oblivion are much better as is the fighting. I do like the fast travel but it does make the world seem smaller. I also like the arrows pointing the way to where your going so you dont have to search for cave entrances for hours like you did in Morrowind. But then with the absense of blight storms and the beautiful graphics I probably wouldnt mind so much in this game and the arrows really do add to the sense of "dumbing down" and it does make the game easier. I wish somehow they could use arrows for some things but not all things.

Same with the leveled enemies. I think it is a good idea to have leveled enemies in the main quest because Morrowinds mainquest was wwwwaaaaaayyyyy too easy once I got to it. On the other hand, there should always be areas of the game where the enemies are at a set level so you cant go there unless you are strong enough. As it is you can go anywhere at the beginning of the game and still live through it so there is no real reason to level up. I am also NOT a fan of the leveled loot because once you get to level 20 or so it becomes ridiculous how every bandit has Glass or Deadric armor.

The NPCs in this game are much better then Morrowind which is cool. Their doesnt seem to be as many guilds however. Also, I wish that if the civilans are going to steal they would freaking surrender to the gaurds instead of always getting themselves killed. And I wish when you are forced to work with the gaurds you could explain to them why staying back and using arrows or sneaking is better then just rushing ahead into a group of deadra, but whatcanyoudo.

I also dont like that you cant where clothes with your armor or that you cant mix and match your armor the way you could in morrowind with your left pauldron being glass and your right being drwarvin or something. The Glass armor in Morrowind looked much better too.

I think Morrowind had a lot more into the gameplay itself while Oblivion has had a lot more put in the graphics. It doesnt seem quite done. But then buy the time I decided I really really wanted to fully play Morrowind I went and got an xbox and got the GOTY version which means it had 2 expansion pacts already in it... that ofcourse makes the game even bigger. I think Oblivion is a good start and if Bethesda builds from here (and doesnt bleed the fans dry for cash) I think that the depth it is currently missing can be added.

As it is Oblivion is awesome. Currently I have a level 26 Dark Elf Crusader. I am Champion of Cyrodiil, Champion of Arena, Master of Fighters Guild, Arch-Mage of Mages Guild. Oh, and I finished that dang Nirnroot quest. I was going to do Theives Guild and DB but in light of my characters current status I think I need to create a new character to do that. I am thinking Khajit or Argonian (but I already played and Argonian in Daggerfall so probably khajit).

June 24th, 2006, 08:40 AM
Um...shouldn't the title of the thread be Elder Scroll not Elder Scross. And I definitely am getting this game.

Don't know what it's about though.

June 24th, 2006, 03:39 PM
Eh, I got bored of it fairly quickly. It was great for the first few days, however I absolutly hated going into dungeons, they were long, and fighting the enemys was boring.

Now, don't get me started on the Oblivion Gates. God I hated doing these things, and the colour scheme made me feel like throwing up.

The great things were all the storys and dialogue, and alot of the missions that didn't involve "going into generic dungeon and retriving the kings lucky purse" were great.

The main story was a gaint let down, it was short, easy, and fairly boring.