Reviews for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion


Funny faces, fantastic fantasy and fable

averagestudent | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all averagestudent's reviews »

First off, sorry for the kind of forced 'F' alliteration in the title! You start in the game as a prisoner (a staple in all ES games) before getting free and starting your adventure. The feeling you get when you first step out into the world and realise you can do anything you want is exquisite- one of the best gaming experiences I've had, as everything is so colourful and vibrant. Without spoiling too much, the main story follows your character as you attempt to stop the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon by closing all the Oblivion Gates- hence the name 'Oblivion'. I personally have never finished the main quest line, so I cannot speak for that, but I have completed many of the side-questlines and other one-off quests that are available throughout the world, and while some of them may be less than stellar many of them have amazing stories and premises that are lacking in the fetchquests of Skyrim. Where this game falls flat is the level scaling and the ability to complete a lot of the Mage/Fighters/Thieves guild storylines without having to choose between them, or even be very proficient at that activity. The level scaling is rather broken, as you're either far too weak or far too strong, and there seems to be no in-between stage. Overall a fantastic game that I cannot recommend enough, and if you enjoy the lore and story of Skyrim you will love this game, despite the step down in graphics and character models.



ysk1985 | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all ysk1985's reviews »

This game is good but as fan of the original game on PC, this PS3 version feels a little lack luster. The graphics are slightly worse than the PC version on highest, but it looks amazing. Many people were slightly disappointed at the gameplay as it doesn't live up to its predecessor Morrowind, but the story is still great and you will get hundreds of hours of gameplay in this game like all the Elder scrolls series. Get this if you are waiting for a price drop on Skyrim, or if you are interested in the Elder Scrolls lore. I highly recommend this game.