Why Oblivion Is My Favourite Elder Scrolls Game

Steve from Gamespresso discusses why The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion is his favorite game of the series.

"If only Skyrim had the personality and the character of its predecessor, it would probably have been one of my favorite games of all time – matching a huge technical achievement with fond memories and creativity. As it stands though, Oblivion takes the crown, if only due to the fact that I’d choose fun stories and characters over technical achievements any day."

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NukaCola1485d ago

Great game. I really loved the missing painter quest. It just popped up and was so unique for an RPG at the time.

mattritchiegspresso1485d ago

Oh absolutely. That was awesome, as was the quest where you were stranded in the middle of the ocean if you walked onto one of the ships. Good times :)

Kappa Mikey1484d ago (Edited 1484d ago )

plus the dark brotherhood and thieves guild missions were definetely better in oblivion.

Anyone else remember the creepy stalker fan who used to follow you around lol.

KrisButtar1485d ago

I loved Oblivion as well, my major beef with it was the leveling to always get the +5 +5 +5 stat boost as sometimes I would forget and then end up with a couple +1s

Varmint1485d ago

Yeah, Oblivion's levelling system is its biggest flaw. I only play it with a traditional XP system modded in as a result.

Tex1171485d ago

So, have we entered the phase where the last Elder Scrolls game was better than the current one?

Morrowind still rocks.

andrewer1485d ago

IMO Morrowind is the best one, still playing it every now and then :)

Bimkoblerutso1485d ago (Edited 1485d ago )

I'll throw my hat in that ring. Still my favorite too.

"AAAHHHH yes, we've been expecting you. You'll have to be recorded before you're officially released. There are a few ways we can do this, and the choice is yours..."

That whole intro part is permanently tattooed on my brain, haha.

Lukebb911485d ago

I like both but skyrim is my favourite i would love bethesda to do a collections game morrowind, oblivion and skyrim all updated with new content.

psuedo1484d ago

If you're talking about PC I saw it in wal-mart the other day. It includes every one including daggerfall, and the first one. Skyrim, oblivion, and Morrowind. Pretty sure it has all the DLC too. 39.99 I think it was?

Lukebb911482d ago

Thats good but i was talking about consoles. Xbox one and ps4, all three games bundled together with updated graphics, bug free, all dlc included as well as new content, i just want to see morrowind in the best possible quality the ps4 or xbox one can provide.

psuedo1481d ago

Mine as well just get morrowind for the pc. Easily ran on computers now. Plus all kinds of mods. On steam for 19.99 I'm thinking about picking it up tomorrow.

Summons751485d ago

I love all the Elder Scrolls games. For the modern ones it's hard to place, Morrowind is tons of fun but it did not age well at all. Oblivion is only slightly ahead of Skyrim for something simple, it felt like a fantastical world. If they remade Oblivion with the updates of Skyrim then it would be unbeatable.

Thefreeman0121485d ago

for me the controls and the fighting/spell mechanics were too wonky in oblivion for me. Skyrim at least made it easier to figure spells and shouts out. the combat was a little better as well

Summons751484d ago

I agree that's why I like Skyrim because they fixed a lot but a lot they took away would have been awesome in Skyrim. If only it felt as fantastical as Oblivion

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