What's up with the oblivion hate?
Well, to me Oblivion is slightly better than Skyrim.... Slightly. I dunno it seems Skyrim has more freedom.
But my ideal between the two go like this:
Oblivion = Fantasy world, so much fun to see what lurks in the "beyond"
Skyrim = Same fantasy world with a realistic edge. Thats what kills Skyrim for me its just TOO realistic for me man... I love it to death though but it just feels a bit half done compared to all the stuff that Oblivion had you know?
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I loved Oblivion despite all the criticism it had
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From: HunterTrainer72 | Posted: 2/20/2013 8:29:30 PM | #101
Same fantasy world with a realistic edge.
haha oh wow.
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The reason nobody on this board likes Oblivion is because they were unfortunate enough to have to play the Xbox 360 version.
I have the PC Version, thank you very much. My first vanilla playthrough was meh at best, but it's still stupid that goddamn BANDITS had full sets of Daedric Armor, which is rare as hell on Morrowind.
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I loved oblivion - buying it on all 3 major platforms.
I didnt like everything keveling with you though. So much so that i would stop myself leveling up so i didnt reach cap quickly.
I didnt like the oblivion realm either. Once youd be inside 3 oblivion gates you had pretty much seen every layout available. Boring
Although now skyrim is out. I think oblivion is crap.
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no memorable characters. (no the stupid guy who gets tricked in the dark brotherhood is not a good character shut up). like not even remotely.
the main story was well, dumb. i mean i REALLY appreciated how oblivion, you weren't a super destined ultra powered hero. you were just some dude a guy saw in a super vague vision one time. you weren't blessed by the damn gods, or the reincarnation of some ultra hero. you were just some dude. i LOVED that, but aside f rom that one thing, it was meh. i mean if there is any game where you're a glorified errand boy, its oblivion. you don't even save the day at the end, martin does, you just steal his glory.
oblvion woulda been MUCH better if you played as martin, or bastard child of the emperor. sure it'd lock you into being an imperial. or at least human. but it woulda been so much better and more personal.
also oblivion had SEVERE flaws with its leveling system, and how it handled leveled loot/enemies. to the point where it was almost a bad thing to level up, since at a certain point you'd stop getting more powerful, but the enemies would keep getting more powerful.
DB SPOILERS the thing i hear praised the most about oblivion was the dark brotherhood questline, which honestly made me feel like an idiot. not cus i was tricked. but because i was "tricked" by something i was like "oh, dead drops huh? i bet im following the orders of someone else, this is pretty obviously going to bite me in the ass later". it was a really dumb way to do it, since it made no sense for the earlier missions to be face to face and the later ones to be dead drops. i saw the twist coming from a mile away. it just makes the entier brotherhood look like laughable incompetent idiots. why its praised so much is beyond me.
-Character creation was god awful.
Yes, they were. You could easily screw yourself over and make enemies too difficult and seeing countless bandits later on wearing full or mostly full daedric and glass armor was pretty off putting. Also I dont see a point in leveling in a game that takes 10 swings from your iron sword at level 1 to kill a goblin and 10 swings from your uber diamond sword of pwning at level 50 to kill a goblin. It just makes me feel like there is no point in leveling.
And Skyrim actually has interesting things off the beaten path that you can explore to find while Oblivion was severely lacking in that regard. I actually go out of my way and explore more in Skyrim than I did in Oblivion because of this and Im still finding a lot of new things 350 hours in.
I was talking about the progression of the series with equipment. Morrowind you could equip a left and right gauntlet, a left and right pauldron, a cuirass, greaves, boots, a helmet, pants, a belt, a shirt, two rings, and a necklace on top of weapons and shields. In my follow up post I even said there were things that Oblivion did better and Skyrim did worse, this was one of those.
And they did that to actually liven up the dungeons in this one which was also something I found very lacking in Oblivion, they made them more unique instead of the same mine or ruin with just a number following it.
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I honestly liked Oblivion more than Skyrim. It's storyline was much better than, "Oh my god, a dragon wants to destroy the world". And it's atmosphere was outstanding.
The graphics were pretty great for its time too. It was nice to see such a huge game with great graphics. Skyrim didn't give me that same effect. Sure, Skyrim's graphics are much better, but it's expected now.
Oblivion wasn't perfect and there are still some things in Skyrim that I wished Oblivion had. However, I still think it was better.
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