oblivion? (in Off-topic)


ThatOneMan August 10 2006 9:24 PM EDT

Hello, im going to be buying a Xbox-360 in the next week or 2. I heard alot about the game Oblivion but never played it and just was wondering if anyone has played it and if its worth buying it. Also wat r some other good games that r out already for the 360.

Goodfish August 11 2006 1:32 AM EDT

Oblivion is amazing- although I have it for the PC.

In comparison, I've heard that Morrowind (ES III) had an equivalent size of nine sq. miles. Oblivion is nearly twenty. This doesn't include dungeons or the like, just solid land.

My brother and I picked it up about a week ago. It's very addicting, and relatively bug-free: no permanent bound items like in Morrowind, or permanent fortify stat spells. I haven't progressed very far in the story because our disc seems to be malfunctioning, but the game is so open-ended, it doesn't really matter. The storyline is literally 1% of the game. I've played for about 14 hours total and would guess I've seen about one full square mile of the map. There are dozens of dungeons, which are fun, challenging, and rewarding (constant effect items can be found starting at Character level 4), with relatively little tedium (I've encountered over two dozen different types of monsters, not including humans). The graphics, needless to say, are astounding- with all the visual effects turned to max, the game looks almost like real life. Our PC is relatively low-end, so we get none of these perks, but I'm sure the 360 would run it smooth as glass.

If you're an ES fan, get Oblivion. If you liked Fable, get Oblivion. Heck, if you own a 360, get Oblivion.

It's literally that awesome.

AdminShade August 11 2006 6:49 AM EDT

I own Oblivion for the PC and it is amazing, I have had to force myself not to spend too much time on it but the area is vast, walking for an hour in almost a straight line and not even coming to 1/4th of the world is big!

Vector August 11 2006 9:20 AM EDT

I personally haven't played it but have several friends that have sold their souls to it, so I think I'm qualified to speak on their behalf.
Everything I've heard/read about the game (which agrees with what's already been said here) is that the game is 1) huge, 2) extraordinarily well done, 3) really huge, 4) Has a good and interesting character development system (making characters is fun!), 5) did I mention how huge this thing is?
I emphasize the hugeness because that's probably the biggest strike the game has against it - if you want to get the most out of your investment in this game, plan on spending a lot of time in it. If you only play games on infrequent occasions, you may never fully get into the game enough to appreciate it - but then if you were that casual of a gamer I'm not sure if you'd have a 360.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 11 2006 1:58 PM EDT

I recommend the PC version over the 360 version hands down. I can't emphasis enough the sheer fun-factor of user-created mods for the game. There are hundreds if not thousands of mods available for it already. I even saw one that went so far as to create a user-controlled boat on a lake. Wow! They also have multiple new quests, new weapons, new textures on tapestries, new all kinds of things.

Anyways, I spend way too much time with it already. :)

AdminShade August 11 2006 4:11 PM EDT

I just started it again, and I'm now slowly emptying an old ruin with my new Nightblade.

=D

ThatOneMan August 11 2006 6:56 PM EDT

hey, thanx for the feedback i think im definitly gonna get it (for 360 or pc i havent decided)
I was reading about the game on some website and i found this Glitch in game or just something really neat and was wondering if anyone has done it and if it really works.
If you have done it and it does work im also just wondering if Dorian is easy to kill (says hes a man so im assuming should be easy)
Hint: Infinite Money Glitch
In the Talos district of the Imperial City is the house of a man named Dorian. Enter the house and kill Dorian. When looting his body, highlight his gold and press A...and keep on pressing. His gold will never run out, giving you access to infinite funds. You can return to Dorian's house to loot money later, but his corpse will disappear after a few days.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] August 11 2006 8:08 PM EDT

like in morrowind, can you steal stuff on tables in shops by grabbing them at the peak of your jump?

Goodfish August 11 2006 10:47 PM EDT

Oblivion has this handy feature- when you mouse over ANY item, it's either a gold hand or a . Gold hand items aren't owned by anyone- you can steal them without fear of punishment. Red means someone owns them, and that person is typically nearby. If someone catches you stealing a " - " item, you get in trouble.

I have to say, the PC version is much, much better.

And cheating in a game like Oblivion isn't advisable the first time around. Do it in later games, when you just want to see how ridiculously strong you can get. Stay legit at least once, especially with all the cheats, bugs, and glitches available in the game (cheats only for PC really, though... console cheating has never been so easy).

DERPA [Red Permanent Assurance] August 12 2006 2:51 PM EDT

The 360 version if you have a weak comp like me. Tried both PC & 360 if you are getting a 360 anyways obliv is a must buy for the very few must buys they have when there are betters of the same game on the Xbox. The opening scene of a new game, the fly-by, is awesome on HDTV. The weak comp would be an issue even on low detail settings. Graphics won't load the whole way until you get closer in some places outside or inside which may undermind sniping in few cases. Enemies outside will be harder to hit with framerate hiccups, herbs are easy to find because grass won't hide much. Lockpicking on the 360 is extra easy with the controller as are more tasks.
Even on low detail comp gets pretty points on faces, lighting, etc. while 360 still has that cartoonish look. Patches and Mods are great since both come with bugs. As you could read on gamespot or so, 360 for those without the powerhouse PCs spending cash on more MS disappointments.
Prey is good tries hard to be Half Life with psychotic add-ons that prove entertaining for the first 40 mins but ended up boring me with the lack of challenge and overuse of close quarters shoot outs with little or no scares. You're probably like others aching for Gears of War. Call of Duty 2 is a very pleasing buy or Advance Warfighter if you're getting Xbox Live which I don't have. Notice all mentioned were FPSs -_- Maybe next year we'll get Baldur's Gate or a full package sports title.
Am looking forward to Okami and Zelda none the less. ;)

ThatOneMan August 12 2006 7:15 PM EDT

i been reading about the game more in-deaph (http://www.papagamer.com/faqs/oblivion_character.txt) and i figured out one of 2 ways i want to make my person. Im looking to go mage. i came up with these to races/birthsigns and i was just wondering if anyone has ever made a guy with this 2 and which of the 2 is best.

1.Breton/Mage
2.High Elf/Ritual

ThatOneMan August 12 2006 7:23 PM EDT

Just a question i just thought of. when i was reading on that site it was talking about how u gain levels. it was saying its better to raise ur minor skills before u raise ur major skills because minor skills dont make you level up. Ok i understand that. But im going to be a mage. All the skills i will use as a mage are going to be under Major Skills meaning im going to level really fast?

DERPA [Red Permanent Assurance] August 12 2006 10:17 PM EDT

gamefaqs.com's char build guides will answer for more and take longer to read then most anything I can put.

Mikel August 13 2006 12:36 AM EDT

The game is wicked good. Very long and entertaining. I have a 360 and have been playing Oblivion for 3 weeks and still haven't done much in my quest(s).
There's a better gold cheat that you can do early on and is not listed on most sites.

use all of your money and buy the best weapon that you can. Get a horse and go to Kvatch. right before you get there, hop off of the horse and equip that valuable weapon, get back on the horse, and sell that weapon to the Merchant in Kvatch. The glitch is that while on a horse you can unequip an equiped weapon, so the game keeps buying it, but you never lose it. You'll get a little gold until you can get a weapon that has a higher resell value than 200. Once you have about 10k gold, zip over to Anvil and buy a nice weapon there. Zip back to the merchant and you can make 200 gc's per pop. You can do this early in the game instead of having to reach the vampire quest.
I'm also a Master Sneak, that's great for backstabbing with 6x damage. Most monsters I can sneak up on and kill in one hit from behind.
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