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oblivion - current king of games,
This review is from: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PS3) (Video Game)
Wow. that is the simple way to put it. before this game was even out, i was reading up on it on the website. as soon as it was, i began saving money to get a pc capable of running it. but then i heard it was coming out on ps3. i am a ps fan, as they are always reliable. as soon as the game was out i got it.
and it did not disappoint. the graphics are stunning, only enhanced by the ps3. the game runs so smoothly, with no loading screens lasting more than 15 seconds, and the controls are easy to master. there are no jolts as you just stroll around, unless there is a sudden huge change in the area you are in (e.g. - about 50 burning dogs falling onto a scared town of cat-men). even then this only lasts for a few seconds.
but now for the gamplay itself. the first thing which struck me was how much improved the combat is since morrowind, it's predescessor. swords axes and whatever weapons you can think of on there are all used realistically. the power attack feature is brilliant, as it often makes you life easier while looking cool. magic has also improved. spells have brilliant effects and are likely to send people flying. paralsis spell are one of the most fun. you can cast on someone, then sit back and laugh as they topple into the water nearby. one improvement im thankful for is how opponents now die. instead of falling in one of a small number of preprogammed ways, they fall realistically. after all, it made no sense to hit a man with a battle-axe straight in the chest, and have him fall towards you.
the knights of the nine questline and weapons added in is another great feature of the ps3 version. it is almost as gripping as the main quest itself, or indeed almost any the well though out quests.
this is a must have for ps3 owners.