Oblivion out today

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by brandons1313, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. brandons1313

    brandons1313 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 18, 2004
    I'm going to pick up a copy in a few hours if I can find one. If anyone has the game, let us know what you think about it.
  2. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    What is this a "FIRST!" kind of post? This is basically a contentless topicstart that doesn't offer anything remotely interesting to say.
    Thus: bad three-legged dog.

    As for Oblivion, Saint Proverbius posted a 'review' on the Codex (Yes, you smilinghappydevguythingie, the codex), here's the full text:
  3. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    In other words, the game is an even bigger piece of shit than we originally thought?

    Great. Just great. It's good to know that Fallout license is in such good hands.
  4. Lost Metal

    Lost Metal Olde Skull

    Jan 3, 2004

    This is exactly why I won't be buying Oblivion. I don't need to buy shit and test it out, to know it is going to be a pile of crap. The fact that its a Bethesda product, should be enough for most people to know that they shouldn't waste their money.

    The whole gaming industry is and always will be based on hype man. I guarantee that every further installment of the Elder Scrolls series, will promise all sorts of cutting edge features and graphical enhancements. I also guarantee that all those cutting edge features will only half-ass be there, and the graphics, although they will be great, will be poorly implemented.

    This "rpg" game will please the masses, but I seriously doubt any true roleplaying game fans will ever be satisfied or duped by a crap Elder Scrolls product.
  5. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Well, it's a first impression by the Codex, which is always negative, and for good reason, since this in no way any RPG.
    There have been some positive mentions, though, mainly regarding the quests, which are somewhat surprising and can still be completed after mucking up if you're creative, and the dialogue, which is actually better and gives the NPCs some personality.
  6. Bloodlust

    Bloodlust Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 19, 2005
    Is there something wrong with the codex? I can't seem to be able to access it for the past 2 days.
  7. Jahakob

    Jahakob First time out of the vault

    Aug 4, 2005
    Should I feather then tar myself for liking Fable and Ocarina of time? Or should the tar bucket only be brought forth when I play games made 2003+ labeled as RPGs? Will you never love me for who I really am?

    Seriously though, have no idea how it will be. I guess it will be a Fable, only bigger and better looking, no real replay value (that crap about choosing path and making your own choices is getting old, we all know it's nothing to talk about) and good for some simple fun in a couple of weeks. 7/10, 8/10?
  8. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    I suspect it is *worse* than Fable, because Fable at least had a good engine powering it.
  9. Morol

    Morol First time out of the vault

    May 25, 2005
    Me neither…
    It must be the horde of Oblivion fans, trying to access the site and writing post about how kewl Oblivion is.
  10. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Yep, the Codex has been sporadic over the past days, although it seems to be a DNS problem since Firefox reports a 'failed to look up' instead of a 'failed to connect' error.
  11. keyser Soeze

    keyser Soeze Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 15, 2005
    I really have no idea if this will be good or a flop.

    I hear the most fantastic storys by the "fan boys" and some pretty hard criticism from "codex" people :)

    I didn't like MW.

    Lifeless world and boooooring fighting system. But both these issues should have been dealt with so i dent know.

    snip by Sander
    We don't want or need to know anything about that. Bad gangster.
  12. zioburosky13

    zioburosky13 Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 24, 2004
    Lesson for game developer: NEVER develope a game on PC and console platform at the same time. *cough* :roll:

    Think I'm gonna sell mine when it arrives... :lol: Anyone?
  13. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    problem with fable is that its far too easy for the auto-save to become corrupted. when that happens you basically lose that "charecter" and this usually happens when you try to exploit to get lots of xp or get lots of hp/mana expanding pots.
  14. Quantos Leap

    Quantos Leap It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 6, 2005
    I've decided I'm going to go about playing the game as if it is an action game; maybe then, my buyer's remorse will diminish, because Oblivion is hardly an RPG.

    Blar, I should have waited. Both things I most hated about morrowind were not fixed as said they were, the boring combat and the generally lifeless world are still highly intact. Next time Bethesda, instead of relying on some shoddy AI gimmick to make the NPCs interesting, do it yourselves, because the former did not work. And if "Mount & Blade" can have excellent medieval combat, so could Oblivion.

    Gosh, I could go on and on about the many problems with this game, but I won't. Ahh, nothing like good marketing and hype to replace solid RPG design. Hey, I can't say it didn't have an effect on me, I bought the game afterall.

    Next time though, I will not make the same mistake. Unless there is a completely different design philosophy behind Fallout 3, I won't even consider buying it. It's not just me, I'm certain many others will be doing the same thing. We're not impossible to please, just make the fucking thing like a Fallout game should be made.

    Also Ratty, the game seems better than Fable, and so does the engine. From a technical standpoint, the game is sound and quite goodlooking, with an interface more conducive to a mouse and keyboard than the fable interface. Unfortunately, those don't make up for the unfavorable game design in general.

    *reloads oblivion*

    I'll be damned if I don't at least *try* to have some fun with it.
  15. Paladin Solo

    Paladin Solo So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 7, 2003
    "Try?" Do, or do not. There is no "try."
  16. Lost Metal

    Lost Metal Olde Skull

    Jan 3, 2004
    I've always known that no matter how big the hype, Bethesda just wouldn't fix the "lifeless" world and "boring" combat. Simply put. They don't know how.

    Regardless, I wouldn't get so down just yet, Mingus. I'm sure with the extreme popularity of the game, will come a few high quality mods. Just might have to wait a bit.

    Also... get drunk before/during hell even after you play, that should increase the fun factor 10fold! This tactic worked perfectly for me when I bought Deus Ex 2 and realized it was total garbage.
  17. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    i wanna buy it to see how badly they fucked up an RPG even considering something like Fable with its low bar.

    but i also dont want to get it for like 2-3 weeks to give time for the first patch and to get a 7800 gt or 7800 gx.

    the 6200 turbocache really isnt fast enough to do oblivion any kind of justice i think.

    plus if whats so good about oblivion is the graphics i dont want to prejudice myself by having such a low-ball card for a game like this.
  18. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    I'm going to have it late next week, we'll talk then. Keep those impressions coming.
  19. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    From what I've been reading on the Codex, and laughing at the morons that come in there (anything is a role playing game cause you can pretend to play a role LOL!) there are some good and bad points to Oblivion. The good points being that the combat is better than Morrowind and that the NPCs now have some personality.

    The bad parts seem to be that graphics are nowhere near the next-gen they promised, with pop-up, poor draw distance, ugly-as-hell faces and incredibly annoying load screens every few seconds when outside. Further the conversations can be somewhat nonsensical and only a few NPCs are really cinematic and unique.

    Lastly, the interface is complete and utter console crap on the PC. Hotkeys are uncommon, with no I for inventory and M for map but F1 through Fwhatever for different parts of the UI, but this is documented *nowhere* in the manual. What's more, everything is done by non-intuitive icons, without tooltips and no text whatsoever in a non-scaleable window. Meaning that whether you're running on 800x600 or 8000000x600000, you're going to be seeing exactly five icons without text in the inventory windows, which means lots and lots and lots of scrolling.

    Oh, and they fucked up the German localisation text-wise. The voice-acting done by Take Two seems to be superb, but Bethesda did the text, and they managed to do such a good job at it that they translate 'minor healing' with 'Feuerball'(fireball).
  20. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    I bought it last night, unfortunately one of my hard drives started dying yesterday so I was up all night backing up things and re-installing windows instead of playing it. Fun! I'll post my first impressions later today.