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is Oblivion worth playing still even if I've already played Skyrim?

#1GawdDawgsPosted 1/27/2014 11:22:41 AM
Oblivion was one of those games I just never got around to playing, nor really had much interest in until now. I've played both Fallout games, and just last year I played through Skyrim and enjoyed that. So, how has Oblivion held up? Is it still considered a good game? How well has it aged?
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#2glassghost0Posted 1/27/2014 11:24:47 AM
Many people, myself included, would say that Oblivion is the better game, so yes, I would say it's very much worth playing still
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#3simonbelmont2Posted 1/27/2014 11:27:12 AM
I loved Oblivion and I played it years ago soon after it was released. I haven't played it since though and I don't know how well it has aged.
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#4stapler87Posted 1/27/2014 11:29:24 AM
I think Oblivion's a great game and I highly recommend it. If you do get it, be sure to get the Game of the Year edition so you can get the Knights of the Nine and The Shivering Isles.

The Shivering Isles alone makes it worth the price.
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#5Dragon NexusPosted 1/27/2014 11:36:26 AM(edited)
Only thing I really dislike about Oblivion is that level system that punishes you for specialising in the class you actually want to be.

Want to be a mage? Best choose abilities like heavy armour, two handed swords, archery and one handed weapons then.

Why? Because you level up after gaining ten points in your specified abilities. And you gain stats based on which abilities you improved between levels. So if you major in magic stuff, you're going to level up frequently and have maybe a couple of points to spend on your stats, but if you choose warrior abilities, you can use your magic as much as you like, then when you're ready to level up you can switch to your two handed weapon and boost it up ten points and pour all those lovely oints into your stats.

It's completely counterintuitive and very micromanagey.
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#6pothocketPosted 1/27/2014 11:45:29 AM
Oblivion has one of my favorite RPG features ever that was sad to see it didn't make the cut for Skyrim: the conversation mini game!

Given the nature of videogames, you can't just have a conversation with anyone you please. No, all the dialogue has to be scripted and pre-planned. So that's why Oblivion has these mechanics that abstractly represent being able to chat up anyone about anything.

Even though the system was very "gamey" it helped a ton with the immersion for me, just being able to shoot the **** with NPCs for no reason and not needing a reason to talk to them just to be able to do so.
#7SkilzMCPosted 1/27/2014 11:46:36 AM
But, but that awful dialogue mini-game.
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#8TrugamerPosted 1/27/2014 11:57:44 AM
Yes it's actually a better game in many ways and the graphics still hold up pretty good.
I liked the magic better in Oblivion and the game actually has an arena to fight in
#9stapler87Posted 1/27/2014 12:02:58 PM
SkilzMC posted...
But, but that awful dialogue mini-game.


My life is wretched and dull in comparison.
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#10master_gamr1231Posted 1/27/2014 12:05:55 PM
SkilzMC posted...
But, but that awful dialogue mini-game.


Once you get the hang of it, it's really easy to boost other people's dispositions. The only thing I dislike is how arbitrarily it cuts you off from raising it any higher.
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