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Skyrim or Oblivion??? And why?

  1. RPGDude77 profile image61
    RPGDude77posted 4 years ago

    Skyrim or Oblivion??? And why?

  2. Richard Rowell profile image61
    Richard Rowellposted 4 years ago

    Skyrim, easy. Oblivion I just never could get into, but Skyrim was a much more interesting world for me to explore.

  3. JohnGreasyGamer profile image83
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 4 years ago

    Too many reasons why not to go Skyrim in my honest opinion. From the top of my head, it just dumbed down way too many aspects such as getting rid of parkour (and Athletics and Acrobatics), the menus, dialogue and choices, cookie cutter talent trees and investing in real estate. There was no strategy to combat and magic was an absolute joke, as Fire was the only thing that had major results. Add to this technical issues like freezing (especially at the start of the game), missing textures and more invisible walls than you can shake a stick at, and you've got one of my least favourable RPG experiences.

    It did have its good points though. The story was very well told, but the characters and factions had zero depth or meaning. The character models, while muddy and grey were quite nice to look at and the voices were spectacular. The environments when they weren't just rock, snow and tree were great and the quest model was superb.

    I think most of the reason why I'm so bitter about the game is not the product itself, but how players and developers treat it like a standard RPG and not the Elder Scrolls. For me it just wasn't very memorable and because of that, most of my mental recollections of the game are bitter.

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    Get both. I got into the Elder Scrolls series with Oblivion and it was one of the most memorable gaming experiences I've ever had. The detail, freedom, and surprising moments made for a game that I would never hesitate to recommend. Not to mention the modding community extended the replay value considerably. Skyrim, in my mind, is more of the same (in a good way). It takes what Oblivion did and builds on it, adding one of the most exciting features (dragons). While dragons are a bit cliche in fantasy, nothing really compares to the first time you face off against one of these behemoths in the wild. It's exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. And once you get the dragon shouts, your play style will never be the same.

    So, that's just a small part of why I would recommend getting both. I feel like skipping either one would be a huge oversight for anyone who likes the genre (or video games in general).

 
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