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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Review

If you’re a huge fan of The Elder Scrolls series, you’ll definitely find The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to be worthy of your time. The game was originally planned as a launch title, and it’s one of the most intimidating games you could ever find in the market. The game features a rich and compelling main quest, along with tons of side quests and customization options to choose from.

What is The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion?

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a single-player RPG which allows you to create a hero from scratch and then go on exploring open-ended areas, dungeons, as well as forests. It’s an offline game, which means play throughout the game all by yourself. As your character grows much stronger, you’ll be able to obtain powerful weapons and armors, and even unlock new and powerful spells. Designed to provide an open-ended experience, Oblivion’s biggest plus is its huge and massive world. You are free to go wherever you want, complete side quests, or engage in tons of exciting activities at your own pace.

Game Progression

You start the game as an escort to the emperor of Tamriel through a maze of underground caverns. However, as you venture through the caverns, the emperor eventually got killed by evil goblins. On his last breath, he has requested you to search for the lost heir to the throne and protect the land from the demons that were released from Oblivion.

You have the option of playing the game in first person or third person perspective. By playing in first person, you will be able to see the world through your character’s eyes. Meanwhile, playing on third person allows you to see your character at all times and be aware of the things that lurk behind you.

Design and Quality

The game features visually appealing graphics for both PC and Xbox 360 version. You can find real-life physics such as day and night mechanics and lighting effects. The environment also features wild animals and other creatures that move about in every location you could think of. Moreover, the game’s combat system is just as notable as its graphics and sound quality.

With such a massive game, you can expect it to have some bugs. Fortunately, Oblivion has only a few minor issues making it a more stable product compared to Morrowind. Occasionally, you might encounter issues such as crashes while you play the game. There are also some minor visual bugs and glitches you might encounter throughout the game, though they’re not that serious.

Pros

  • Incredible single-player RPG experience
  • Open world environment for countless exploration
  • Immersive graphics and sound

Cons

  • A few, occasional bugs and glitches
  • Not available in multiplayer

Verdict

Easily one of the best and most engaging RPGs on its genre, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is definitely worth trying for RPG and The Elder Scrolls fans out there. Despite its share of occasional bugs and visual glitches, they still won’t affect the overall pleasure and experience the game has to offer.