Review by LoNesTaro1
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is the sequel the the Elder Scrolls III: Morrowwind and is one of the most popular games out there, even know it came out in 2005. This game starts you out in a jail cell and makes you start on an amazing adventure. This game has awesome game play and the weapons have great variety. Also the world is very big and has no loading screens. The controls in this game are very well mapped and is almost the best controlled game out there. They are simple controls that map the attack action to one button. The menu is also one great part of the game, making weapons, potions, food, etc. go to its own part in the menu. The only bad thing here is that over time you will collect many keys, but you won't find a key ring. So if you don't like scrolling through the menu for a short while, this might annoy you.
The story is what really pulls you into the game. Its main story will keep you into the game for at least 20 hours of game play, but the side missions are what really make the game for people. The side missions are massive in the game and will keep you occupied for hours on end. Also if story isn't your thing you could just go off into the wilderness and do your own thing.
The replay value of this game is massive, after you beat the game you will want to go around and do all the side missions. Even if you complete the main story and all the side missions, you will want to go back and do it all again. There are many ways to do one mission, which will make you want to do all the missions all over and over again.
The graphics in this game are amazing. Once you get the first look into the outside world, the wilderness will leave you in awe. Everything from the trees to the plates look very realistic and detailed. There are some flaws, but over all you will like the way this game looks.
The sound is awesome as well. The relaxing music when walking through the wilderness will soothe you. Its a relaxing melody and will catch instantly. The real music genius will come out when your seen by an enemy. Dramatic drums will start pounding and singers will make the experience even more dramatic. Overall the sound in this game is the best I have ever heard in a video game.
My final recommendation is that this game is worth the money. This is one of the best games out there and definitely worth your time. If you haven't picked up this game I advise you go out right now and pick it up. You won't have any regrets and will have a game that will entertain you for hours on end.
Reviewer's Score: 9/10 | Originally Posted: 04/07/08
Game Release: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (US, 03/20/06)
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