Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again.
Dumblor wrote this review on .
When The Elder Scrolls : Oblivion was announced, we anxiuosly waited for it, disscusing what we would like to see there, and when it was released, we stormed the stores, taking away any copy available. We happily crushed our dvd-roms with the sexy cd, entitled Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion. The installation screens... They changed about every minute (the install took about 5 minutes), and we had enough time to examine every little piece of the image, anxiously waiting for the installation to complete.
When the installation was complete.... So many pants dry that day... We launched the game we have waited for years, we launched the game we waited since the completion of morrowind, we launched a game we would love, mod, and play for years to come...
The Graphics! Oh sweet graphics! They set a new standart for the time... Mountain ranges, forrests, no matter how far, they were all in your line of sight... Ah....
The Atmoshpere! So deep! Well.... It looked like. Since, all you can ask a local townsman is about his city and rumours! We remmember the lines of text morrowind's people spoke years before, such deep lore, such interesting politics.... And here.
Compared to Morrowind, Oblivion is like a bog compared to an ocean.
And that's Oblivion's post mortem. A little, shallow bog. No More. Maybe less. The only quests I found intriguing were dark brotherhood's quests (my least favorite faction because of Tribunals events).
So, Oblivion is a good game, but when compared to Morrowind - It's nothing.