It’s hard to think of a game that at the time created such an absorbing and interactive world as Oblivion, other than possibly its predecessor Morrowind and more recently Fallout 3. It’s guaranteed entertainment, at £9.98 from Gamestation you simply can’t lose – other than your life - as there’s potentially 100+ hours of fighting, exploring and questing to be had. It looks like Tesco has it for £9.47 but you're looking at a wait of at least a week, if not two.
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Oblivion was universally acclaimed, from its beautiful game-engine to the expansive plot, Oblivion delivered a finely-tuned gaming experience and was set in a vast open-world environment. You could, more so than the island-locked GTA series, go anywhere and do anything. Only the recent Fallout 3 really manages to match it on this front, but the drab post-apocalyptic landscapes can’t compare to the lush rolling countrysides of Cyrodiil rendered in Oblivion.
It’s refreshing that for Oblivion the developer Bethesda listened to the criticism it received over Morrowind. The combat has been much improved, so it doesn't quite seem like the same-old button mashing of old. While the dialogue has also improved a notch, it can still be a little stinky in places.
As a highlight in the history of gaming Oblivion still stands out strongly. It is, by all the definitions of the word, an adventure: strike out into this brave new world, explore new locations, meet new people, kill a few of them and experience an unfolding story that has an impressive ending.
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