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Xbox 360 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion


Registered Member
Oblivion is one of those games that got pushed back from launch and is looking to be here in a month or two. Oblivion is probably the game that made me want the xbox 360. Hopefully it'll live up to the hype.

From XBox360 dot com said:

Step into the most richly detailed and vibrant game world ever created. The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion™ is the latest chapter in the epic and highly successful saga from Bethesda Softworks. Oblivion is the sequel to the best-selling, award-winning role-playing game (RPG) The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind®, named 2002 RPG and Game of the Year for Xbox®. Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics.

* Good and evil: Create and play any character you can imagine, from noble warrior to sinister assassin to wizened sorcerer.
* Melee and magic: An all-new combat and magic system brings first person role-playing to a new level of intensity where you feel every blow.
* Stunning graphics: Pixel-shader effects and high-definition televisions are fully supported to create unprecedented visuals, including lifelike towns, dungeons, and the most realistic forests ever created in a game.
* Radiant A.I.: This groundbreaking artificial intelligence system gives characters full round-the-clock schedules and the ability to make their own choices based on the world around them. Non-player characters eat, sleep, and complete goals all on their own.
* Realistic characters: The game features over 1,000 non-player characters who come to life like never before with facial animations, lip-synching, and full speech. They even engage in unscripted conversations among themselves!
* Enormous environments: With its non-linear game play, the huge world of Oblivion is open for you to explore at your own pace, and shorter quests such as fighting bandits, mixing potions, creating magic items, and persuading friends keep the challenges coming.


New Member
I liked everything about elder scrolls 3...except the most important parts like the fighting style and magic use. If they have drastically improved that part of it, then it should get xbox game of the year. I haven't found any reviews or information on this game really though, if anyone knows of any let me know.


Registered Member
They've changed a lot about how you fight in Oblivion. There is no more dice rolls type combat, where you're hitting them but not always doing damage. Now, if you make contact you do some type of damage, and same goes for the person your fighting. You can also block with weapons as well as with sheilds, which can absorbe all or some of the damage. When weapons collid, wheather from blocking or from striking at your opponent at the same time he is, you recoil and are pushed back. Same, goes for magic, if you hit them they take damage, no more dice rolls. You can also seamlessly use magic and weapons, so you can slash and stab at enemies with your right hand, and throw fireballs or shoot lightning with your left. Overall, fighting has become much more action packed and realistic.