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Is Oblivion the best Elder Scrolls game?

Discussion in 'Oblivion Discussion' started by Sir Orcberry, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Sir Orcberry

    Sir Orcberry Member

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    In my opinion it is, because it still retained an rpg feel while improving greatly on Morrowind's weak points, but I want to hear some other opinions.
     
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    Mercutio Assistant Regional Manager

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    "Morrison" lol

    Morrowind ftw
     
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  3. Sir Orcberry

    Sir Orcberry Member

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    Lol auto correct

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    Felidae The White Wanderer

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    Whilst Skyrim is technically the better game of the two, I enjoyed playing Oblivion more. In my opinion the quests were more interesting, the characters were more memorable, the scenery was a lot more pleasant to look at and the soundtrack was absolutely fantastic. Of course it could be nostalgia talking seeing as how it was my first RPG, but I just remember Oblivion having a much better atmosphere than its sequel.
     
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    lyndi_dather Spell Slinging Derp

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    I like all 3 equally actually, but I play Skyrim a lot more for the realism.
     
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    hershangames Well-Known Member

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    Well first of all there's 5 not 3 ESOs. Second, I think each one has their strong points.
    Arena and Daggerfall focused on the map(arena having 600.000km2 and daggerfall having 250.000), I know nothing about More owing so I'll leave that blank, Oblivion focused on the RPG experience, weapons breaking, RPG stats and more, and on the stories, especially the main questline; and Skyrim focused on the gameplay experience, better graphics, better enemies, better combat...

    If I had to choose one I'd say Skyrim, but Oblivion is pretty good to.

    EDIT: also, compared to the rest of the franchise, Skyrim is more of a sandbox. If between lvl 0 and 30 you made your character a great assasin, you're still in time to make him into a juggernaut. In Oblivion, if by lvl 30 your character is an assasin, that's his destiny for the rest of his live.

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    lyndi_dather Spell Slinging Derp

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    Yep, you kinda hit the nail on the head. Morrowind is actually pretty similar to Oblivion, with the exception of combat. I still prefer Morrowind over Oblivion though, but I guess that's just me. Skyrim is of course a better RP experience.
     
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  8. Sir Orcberry

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    Yea. I was mainly focusing on the three/four hd titles, morrowind, oblivion, skyrim, and eso, but I see your point

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    lyndi_dather Spell Slinging Derp

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    In my opinion, ESO shouldn't be included in the series, but that's just me lol
     
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  10. Sir Orcberry

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    It was a good game, just not worthy of it's predecessors

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    lyndi_dather Spell Slinging Derp

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    It's not made by Bethesda, and is not really similar either.
     
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  12. Sir Orcberry

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    True. I do like the fact that you can visit a lot more of the provinces then other es games

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    Yea, but they are really bland after a while lol, especially Shadowfen
     
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  14. Sir Orcberry

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    Yea. They don't feel alive, like in skyrim or oblivion

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    It's an MMO, it's to be expected though. It won't be like the single player titles that Bethesda makes. It's still fun, but I don't play it much.
     
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    I don't have ESO but it seems like a good game. It's to be expected that the other titles are better, since they focus on the game experience and not so much in the multiplayer experience.

    In Skyrim you could find a Daedric Dagger in an enemiy's corpse and say hell yeah!! In ESO you can't do that or some players would be OP by sheer luck, destroying other players's experience.

    So basically yeah, for an MMO, ESO is great, for an Elder Scrolls it's nothing special.

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    I don't have ESO but it seems like a good game. It's to be expected that the other titles are better, since they focus on the game experience and not so much in the multiplayer experience.

    In Skyrim you could find a Daedric Dagger in an enemiy's corpse and say hell yeah!! In ESO you can't do that or some players would be OP by sheer luck, destroying other players's experience.

    So basically yeah, for an MMO, ESO is great, for an Elder Scrolls it's nothing special.

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    Kohlar the Unkilled Time for some ale

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    It's hard for me to say which game I prefer the most: Skyrim or Oblivion. Each game does some things better than the other. I would say that if you prefer melee fighting and archery, you'll prefer Skyrim. If you prefer being a mage, then it's overwhelmingly Oblivion, and that's where Oblivion tips the scales. The use of magic is so vastly superior in Oblivion that now that I've experienced it, I could never again play a mage in Skyrim.

    There's also the main quest to consider. Featuring two of the greatest voice actors possible, Oblivion sucks you in from the beginning when you encounter emperor Uriel VII. Then you spend the rest of the quest working with Martin Septim, a charismatic leader that makes you want to follow him. There are no parallels to this in Skyrim. Delphine, Esbern, and Arngier serve their purpose, but fall short of what Oblivion offers.

    So why have I gone back to Skyrim? Immersion and character creation. There is a gritty realism which makes the experience highly immersive. The only time in Oblivion that I experience the same level of immersion is when exploring Aylied ruins. Skyrim's character creation is also vastly improved over it's predecessor, and character creation is of foremost importance to me in a game as I'm unlikely to play any game that doesn't have such a feature. Followers are also greatly improved, which is important to me since I always have one. I'll certainly go back to Oblivion as I have a great in-progress game going that I'll want to finish. :beermug:
     
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    It is good, but the delivery of the game sorta failed. Zenimax said the game was made to cater towards single player and MMO players, but it doesn't. ESO has a TES feel, but it caters a lot more to a multiplayer experience.
     
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  20. LotusEater

    LotusEater I brake for blue butterflies

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    The only thing I prefer about Oblivion is the leveling system. I have a number cruncher streak so leveling a perfect 5/5/1 was extremely fun for me but Skyrim is better in every other way imo.

    Graphics are kinda neat but way too Willy Wonka'ish for my taste. I've read a lot of people proclaim the factions to be vastly superior in Oblivion but I totally disagree. I thought they were terrible compared to Skyrim, but I'm definitely in the minority on that one.

    Spellmaking was fantastic at first but ultimately anti-climactic to use. WEEEEEEEEEEEAH.... POOF! WEEEEEEEEAH...POOF! Felt like I was hurling puffy pillows. I would have liked a few effects to have been included in Skyrim but regardless, Skyrim magic feels more satisfying to cast.

    I would say: Skyrim>Morrowind>Oblivion. I have no experience with earlier games so can't comment on those.
     
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