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Reviewed: Oblivion
Producer: Bethesda
Required System:  PC or Xbox360
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf
Date: August 27th, 2006

 

One of the oldest franchises in PC gaming history is Bethesda's Elder Scrolls series. Originally envisioned as a fighting game, their first title, Arena, started a new theory of PC roleplaying titles based around exploration and open-ended play. While many people have claimed that Rockstar Games started the "sandbox" gameplay genre with the Grand Theft Auto series, knowledgeable gamers would be hard-pressed to avoid admitting that Elder Scrolls games follow the same pattern of letting the player do what they want to do.

With Oblivion, Bethesda have taken their engine and gameplay ideas to the next level, expanding their world and reaching closer to the size of Arena's gigantic map. They beefed up the character system, made quests more and more interactive, and pushed the graphics once again to their limit.

The resulting title? Perhaps not as good as it could be, as many PC add-ons have shown, but an amazing title that should not be missed.


Added:  Sunday, August 27, 2006
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Score:
Page: 1/3

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