Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A new addiction -- Oblivion

After playing the hell out of Fallout 3, I needed something new. I have only played on a console (PS3) for a little while, unlike millions of others who have enjoyed console gaming for years. I found that I actaually liked the role playing idea behind Fallout instead of all the shooters I have played over the years. It is so much more than the standard first person shooter. So I figured I would try and find something similar to Fallout 3.

I picked Oblivion (or The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion).

Wow, what a great game. It's huge. I can wander aimlessly or follow the numerous quests. The game is simply eye candy too. I was so used to the bleak, post-apocalyptic world of Fallout, and found myself blown away by the beauty of the countrysides in Oblivion.

The game is a real challenge too (for me anyways). There are some serious puzzles to overcome, and the game also has aspects available to those that simply don't want to just hack and slash their way through the game.

It does have it's bugs though. It's interesting to note how similar the glitches are to those in Fallout 3. Even with bugs, this game is well worth it. Too bad it took a year for the developer to support the PS3 (like many other game makers).

I'll be playing this game for many months (r at least until a new Fallout emerges).

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