Well i'd give it an 8 out of 10.Main reasons are the same as Mr.Matts,and very good review of the faults and pluses of the game.But i also feel that the constant load times and sometimes chugging framerate are a true drag when you're going through a beautiful forest on your horse and suddenly the whole thing freezes for 2-3 seconds then herky jerkies you along for about another 5,depending on the area and all of the data that needs to be loaded up for it.Another thing is that the overall fame/infamy system is rather unbalanced.For example having 87 points of fame and 31 points of infamy,and you get a snide comment or cruel sentence upwards of 40% of the time.Now i can go on to the debateable problems.For one though it is realistic and draws you into the game when a body or item stays there after it's dead rather than dissapearing,but an option to dispose of the body like on morrowind would have been welcome,as it's just plain odd when you walk into a store such as Lelle's quality merchandise store half a year after completing the fighters guild quest to stop the thieves raiding his store,and their bodies are still there.Is he really so lazy he can't just take them and dump 'em into the waterfront?And another thing to add to Mr.matt's character customization issue is how the baseline of the neck is strangely cut off from the body,and the head's complexion and tone are very different from the body's,basically making character's heads feel less like a part of their bodies and more like a mask or helmet.The next arguement is that some of the most engaging quests and most fun as well happen to hold the worst glitches from time to time,and they sometimes drag on past the point of satisfaction,and into plain boredom(a.k.a the "Lifting the Vale" quest)where you seem to be killing the same exact monster over and over again,with no difference in how they fight or look.It almost makes it seem like there's a pattern to every creature's attack!The final thing is the leveling system.Some of possibly the most fun types of enemies to fight and most challenging dissapear as you get stronger,replacing them with enemies ranging from arduous to fun.And tell me how the arena grand champion, "the greatest fighter who ever lived", is only a puny level 10 wimp!?!I beat him with three strikes from my staff of shock(mind you it did 80 damage per charge).And Mannimarco,"the king of worms,the all destroyer",has a little iron dagger to poke you with....and he can only summon up to a skeleton guardian?
Well i hope my comments didn't draw on too long or get too nitpicky,and i also hope i didn't accidentally just rephrase some of Mr.Matt's words.Thanks for reading!:smokin:
What the Hell is GUI?
17th June 2002
GUI = Graphical User Interface.
I agree with many of Mr.Matt's points. I found the Aid For Bruma quest very repetitive and stopped after recruiting about 4/5 towns. I feel some of the textures on faces aren't very detailed, like the Emperor looks like shit, I know he's old but his face looks really manky. The voice acting is superb, although more variation in what you hear people talking to each other about would be nice. Also a variety of voices should have been added as a lot of characters seem to use the same voice. I would like the game optimised, the few bugs and crashes ironed out and the self shadowing ugliness sorted. The game on the the whole is fantastic, with a little polish from a future patch it will be unsurpassable for a long time.
Yeah, I didn't like the Emperor. The voices irritated me to.It kinda pissed me off that like a Nord an Orc have the same voice. Couldn't the guy change his voice tones, at least?
I didn't make it!
i gave it a 10 because elder scrolls is the best trilogy ive played on xbox 360
I gave it a ten because I'm biased. I love this game, it's the best RPG I've ever played, which doesn't say much, but the fact that you can modify ANYTHING in the game if you know how, as well as fix it, defintialy makes some of the annoying things seem not so bad. Though it didn't have the great, screaming at the top of my lungs moments that Shadow of the Colossus did, and it had some serious bugs and framerate issues on my computer (which is actually my fault--I've downloaded my way into a virus pit :D), it's just awesome. I love the physics, especially when I can drag every body in the town and put them in a pile in the center with skulls and skooma pipes in a circle and dance =D
Well, Oblivion does a superb job in the music department. The sound effects of Oblivion are very well done. Everything you would expect to hear from Oblivion is heard in the game in one hell of a package. Whether it is the flowers, grass, rocks, towns, snow, mountains, water, beaches, everything and anything looks incredible in Oblivion. As an added bonus, the people living in Oblivion look and act believably.
-.5 because of the combat system.
I gave it 9.5, despite the fact it freezes whenever an oblivion gate comes into view. And crashes now and then. And Some characters' voices change abruptly in the middle of a conversation (usually beggars). And, at higher levels, I find random bandits wearing very high quality armor. Oh, and I can't increase the damage of my ebony longsword over 21 points even with my "slasher" spell activated... plus texture loading errors now and then :D Also, I hear some really stupid conversations between the NPCs "What is going on with you?" "Do you believe any of these tales about Oblivion gates opening all around Tamriel?" "Oh." "Goodbye" see?
9.5, i have been bugged many times in the game forcing me to load a point to get back to the quest ie: person: "pleas come back tomorow to see sum guy.." you: "can i see him now" person: "has a day passed?... No? ... then i have no new info for you".. you "WTF.." ... Repeat the above --^ despite these flaws i find the game to be immersing. the graphics is another problem, my 6800s in SLI start lagging and framerate drops below 10fps if there are more than 5 NPCs on the screen. another thing is the great forest, i am forced to stare at the sky most the time or turn off my grass because looking at the undergrowth drags my fps to 1. yea i dont know how i didnt notice that bandits in full elven gear come at you and demand 100 gold LOL