I just started to play Oblivion again last night.

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by The Dopamine Cleric, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. SL¥DE

    SL¥DE Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 21, 2007
    I would have liked MW better if the combat wasn't so abysmally drab.

    I like the setting and overall look of the game, and I would have probably gotten into it more if I would have had a better combat engine.

    I think OB's combat, since its factors are not based as much on random chance, is a bit easier, but only because it's not as frustrating as MW's "Swing at something for 15 seconds and only hitting three times" style of combat. I also do better when I don't have to rely on dicerolls, so it's also a matter of preference.

    Oh and BTW: Daggerfall is still my favorite Elder Scrolls game, but that's cause I ramped up my Speed to 100 and combat became a non-factor. 8-)
     
  2. cody92

    cody92 Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 29, 2007
    i did the first couple things in the story, well i went to some town, looked around.

    i played the game for 3 hours total, nothing happend, im not even going to give that game any score because i had zero fun playing it, only frustration because it was so ridiculas. when im in a first person perspective and i walk up behind someone and attack them around 40 times with a dagger and every time misses, now i understand this is an rpg but this is complete bullshit. worthless game.

    i would of given oblivion like a -6/10 but they wouldnt let me.
     
  3. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Oct 26, 2007
    In Fallout 3 if I, as a sniper, spend 90% of every combat situation running full speed backwards in circles while shooting an enemy who needs 25 hits to die, like I had to in Oblivion as an archer, I WILL go crazy.

    That is my biggest fear when it comes to combat in FO 3 - it will feel soooo wrong.

    I played about 90 hours of Oblivion before I left it without having finished it (was the head of every guild though - another totally braindead feature), and I have not had a craving to go back yet.

    It looks good though. Best part of the game is actually exploring the pretty landscape, but then again this gets boring after some hours ...
     
  4. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    cody92 I am amazed you aren't banned from the forum yet. All you do is trolling, not one of your posts was backed up by solid arguments.

    Just because you don't like playing a game (or simply DON'T KNOW HOW) means you can rate it as "shit"? You rate a game after 3 hours of gameplay? Are you serious? I played Morrowind countless times, even though had serious problems during the first playthrough (takes time to understand the mechanics). Yes, the combat sucked, but the game is great nonetheless. Lots of freedom, lots of quests, original landscape, great graphic (for the year 2003) and a decent story are it's valors. Yes, it's not an action game where you get attacked every 15 seconds by hardened assassins or the towns have hundreds of scripted events, it's pretty slow, but the game deserves IMO an 8\10, not less.
     
  5. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    I agree with that. I know that Morrowind may not be the best rpg ever ( no choices and consequences whatsoever, linear story, boring combat system even though it lies on stats ) but it is not that bad either. It failed when compared to Daggerfall but overall design was decent, some of the guilds were interesting and the general atmosphere was cool. 1/10 ? Come on...
     
  6. TTTimo

    TTTimo It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 26, 2008
    Although I am stating how I dislike some areas of Oblivion (very), I am not entirely writing it off as rubbish. The parts I enjoy are the graphics, as mentioned by Daimyo, and the amount of detail they put into the game.

    I played Morrowind as well, and don't really prefer one over the other. Same difference, only thing is OB had more 'features'. I am fine with OB combat, just find it a bit unwieldy at times (mouse sensitivity too high, easy to navigate menus with faster pointer, but combat becomes 'jumpy').

    It's just the obvious peeves that I'm annoyed might make its way into F3.
     
  7. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Aside from the fact that his writing is atrocious, there's not much wrong with saying he thought the game was really boring, you know.

    8/10?
    Wow. No way was Morrowind 2 grades away from perfection.

    Really, the game was very boring and very broken. I don't think the atmosphere in the game was any good either.

    The fact that you could become all-powerful in a matter of hours didn't really help matters either.
     
  8. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Merged with an older similar topic.

    Oblivion was shit unless you mod all the enemies out and play it as a hiking simulator in the beautiful forests.
     
  9. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    OK, maybe 7\10. But it's not shit, goddamnit and definetly (was then) worth playing.
     
  10. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    I'm pretty sure that Oblivion was made with the goal of being the ultimate Tree Simulation experience.

    EXPERIENCE THE WONDERS OF OAK, BIRCH AND WALNUT TREES LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE!
     
  11. SL¥DE

    SL¥DE Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 21, 2007
    Well, probably another reason I don't mind the combat, I'm all melee.

    I noticed the archery sucks in OB, useful only for getting a long-range sneak attack in with some poisons. And even then the melee sneak attack is far far superior.

    But since I never relied on ranged as a viable combat tactic in any of the ES games, it never bothered me.

    You might like the Attack & Hide mod, it allows you to be able to hide again even if you attacked a target, if, of course, you can get away unseen in the first place.
     
  12. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    What I liked about Oblivion's combat was the feeling when I hit someone's shield real hard - BANG - and he would stagger and step back and then maybe hit my shield - BANGGGGG - and I would successfully repel the attack. Those moments felt great. Otherwise - meh.
     
  13. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Oct 26, 2007
    The Larch.

    :)
     
  14. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    I wonder how close will F3's melee combat be to the the one from OB?? Oh, and will there be an option to toss fireba....grenades with a seperate button, without going to inventory?
     
  15. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Ya know...if the trees there were all taken from real-life and portrayed accurately, then they allowed you to read a description with all sorts of information by looking at them, then removed everything else about Oblivion being an action game or RPG...I would buy it.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  16. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    my issue with oblivion is the dialoge reminded me of ultima 3.

    ultima 4 came out in what.. 1989? and it had fucking kickass dialogue that makes oblivons dialoge sound like what a dog sounds like when you step on its tail.
     
  17. The Dopamine Cleric

    The Dopamine Cleric ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ Orderite

    Nov 3, 2007
    *Bump*

    I'm going to try to play oblivion again and review it.


    I'm really bored.
     
  18. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
  19. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Be forewarned of this. Though your intentions are indeed and noble and you've acted as such in the past don't forget that even the smallest exposure to such temptations could be the beginning of a path that will lead you to the dark side.

    *This post may or may not be affected by the fact I am playing KotOR 2 for the first time.
     
  20. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Have you tried it with FCOM and the unofficial patches? Makes it much more playable imo.


    Is it as good as the original? I've played through the first one three times on the xbox and twice on the pc, so more of the same would be just fine.