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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Gen. Discussion & Info


#1 Technique   I AM THE SECRAT INGREDINT CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:43 AM

Release Date Announced! March 20, 2006!


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Took me a while to configure this, but I finally got it right. The above list is a compilation of all the new previews, hands-on reports, videos, interviews, etc. that just came out. I know I already made another topic about this, but I thought I'd make a general topic about the game so that people could discuss it.

I hope you enjoy it. :)

I have already placed a preorder down for the Collectors Edition of the game for the 360 and I can't wait for this game to get released. It's been in development for almost 4 years now. I know once I get my copy I'm going to dance around like a joyous idiot, yay.

Anyways... What are your opinions about this game?

#2 Tha Xecutioner   Smutty Literature CAGiversary!   3614 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:46 AM

It's the only huge game in March I will have to skip on buying for a while (money issues). Aside from that fact it still looks amazing and I can't wait to waste my whole summer playing it.

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#3 2Fast   S2000 CAGiversary!   4847 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:48 AM

I cannot wait for this to come out. I've banned myself from buying any other games until Oblivion comes out to prepare myself (and because it's going to set me back about 76 big ones).

#4 Technique   I AM THE SECRAT INGREDINT CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:53 AM

It's the only huge game in March I will have to skip on buying for a while (money issues). Aside from that fact it still looks amazing and I can't wait to waste my whole summer playing it.


Yeah, I know what you mean. Lots of good games are coming out in March for the 360. GRAW, The Outfit, Battlefield 2?, Burnout Revenge?, and not confirmed, but definetly probable, OBLIVION!

#5 AshesofWake   chum is fum CAGiversary!   4589 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Halo: The Master Chief Collection
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:53 AM

if it comes out on March 20th, that's gonna suck so much, first day of finals...
WHAT A HORRIBLE NIGHT TO HAVE A CURSE

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#6 TC   Better w/o Kinect CAGiversary!   3051 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2006 - 04:00 AM

Thanks for putting this together. Nice work. :D

#7 Eastsidecracker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   913 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 04:03 AM

^I recommend you not get it on launch, but more toward the end of your finals. It would be tempting to start, and then addicting.

Me, I didnt even know what this game was about, just that lots of people wanted it. Im not to big of an rpg fan, but did like KoToR and Fable, and after listening to gamerandys podcast and the preview, im now hyped up for a big rpg adventure.

#8 Technique   I AM THE SECRAT INGREDINT CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:02 AM

^I recommend you not get it on launch, but more toward the end of your finals. It would be tempting to start, and then addicting.

Me, I didnt even know what this game was about, just that lots of people wanted it. Im not to big of an rpg fan, but did like KoToR and Fable, and after listening to gamerandys podcast and the preview, im now hyped up for a big rpg adventure.


Yeah, I couldn't believe it when I told my friend this was going to be a great game and he was like, "no dude..", or something like that. He read an EGM preview and instantly changed his mind...

My older brother got me into this series about 2 years ago when he uncovered his copy of Arena. I was suprised it was complete with the instruction manual and box. This game took up a whopping 5 floppy disks and back then you had to send away for the patch which was also in the box my brother found. You can download this game for free on The Elder Scrolls website now.

Back on topic to Oblivion now, here's the Wiki site - http://en.wikipedia....ls_IV:_Oblivion
Lots of information on there.

#9 David Hibiki   Well then... CAGiversary!   9259 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:58 AM

I had no problems with Morrowind GOTY except for the combat. I hope they improve the combat this time around and It's more fluid, and this game should own and be enough RPG for me for my 360 for a good year +

It's just that simple.


#10 A7las   RCTID CAGiversary!   332 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:59 AM

I started playing TES III: Morrowind again this year, and I simply had to stop. I'd find myself spending an entire day playing it, and I just can't be doing that because the college work doesn't finish itself. TES laughs at your feeble attempts at self-control... I just hope that Oblivion doesn't single-handedly ruin me.

#11 Technique   I AM THE SECRAT INGREDINT CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:31 AM

Tomorrow, Gaming Steve is going to be releasing his Hands-On preview podcast. I can't wait!

#12 doubledown   Funky Daddy CAGiversary!   11667 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2006 - 02:06 PM

I cannot wait for this to come out. I've banned myself from buying any other games until Oblivion comes out to prepare myself (and because it's going to set me back about 76 big ones).


If ANY CAG pays $76 for the CE, they are nuts. BestBuy.com has it for $65. Plus, there is a 10% off coupon for Best Buy. So, you should be able to get it for $60 or so.

I have it on pre-order....only the regular edition. I'm not a BIG RPG fan, but enjoyed a few.

#13 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24428 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:59 PM

I'm getting this on day one...with the 10% BB coupon of course ;-)

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#14 jam3582   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   908 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2006 - 11:55 PM

have it pre-ordered also cant wait


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#15 Ozzkev55   Admitted Primus Fan CAGiversary!   3821 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 01:03 AM

I can't wait for this game, I hope it lives up to the hype

#16 Technique   I AM THE SECRAT INGREDINT CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2006 - 02:12 AM

Gaming Steve's new hands-on preview is up. The OP is updated with the link to it. I'm going to listen to it in a little bit here. Enjoy. :)

#17 Tyvan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   285 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:01 AM

This thread Rocks! Thanx Tech!

#18 sj41   That's Bitchin' CAGiversary!   5189 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2006 - 09:56 PM

Cool stuff. Thanks for setting this up and updating it.

#19 Arkay Firestar   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1422 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 11:30 PM

Its too bad the series has been compromised in order for the developers to sell to a larger market by making the games on consoles.

The graphics, interface, and gameplay have been altered from the original spirit of the series in order to make the game playable on a console, and to me that's just selling out.

I'll be getting the PC version and hoping that the developers haven't forgotten that this kind of game is MADE for the PC.

#20 Technique   I AM THE SECRAT INGREDINT CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:29 AM

Updated OP with new previews and a new review score.

#21 Technique   I AM THE SECRAT INGREDINT CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2006 - 11:45 PM

Release date announced! Look in OP!

#22 Technique   I AM THE SECRAT INGREDINT CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 March 2006 - 09:23 PM

updated with new podcast.

#23 TC   Better w/o Kinect CAGiversary!   3051 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2006 - 12:22 AM

http://www.walmart.c...duct_id=4265903

Oblivion guide for $12.77

#24 Technique   I AM THE SECRAT INGREDINT CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2006 - 12:28 AM

http://www.walmart.c...duct_id=4265903

Oblivion guide for $12.77


nice, here is a slightly better deal for $14.31 shipped - http://www.overstock...&cid=80486&fp=F
I've never shopped with overstock.com. Are they reliable?

#25 Roufuss   is now a coupon CAGiversary!   21591 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2006 - 12:28 AM

http://www.walmart.c...duct_id=4265903

Oblivion guide for $12.77


Ugh, Prima got the rights for the guide?

The Morrowind guide was decent, but Prima has fallen a long way since then. I wish they would have got the same author is that guide, but I don't think they did... I'm going to have to look at this one in the store before I blindly throw down money on it.

After getting tons and tons of penny guides, when it comes to PC ones Prima is the worst... Brady is a bit better, and Sybex is the king of them all.

I called my lady friend last night and said my buddy had to beat off on my chest, she is kinda pissed at me, but it was the best idea I had all night, and I stand by it.



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#26 TC   Better w/o Kinect CAGiversary!   3051 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2006 - 12:42 AM

nice, here is a slightly better deal for $14.31 shipped - http://www.overstock...&cid=80486&fp=F
I've never shopped with overstock.com. Are they reliable?


Not sure how reliable Overstock is. I'm not a big fan of China-Mart AKA Walmart, but they usually get my guides to me in a decent amount of time.

#27 mbstuff   bringback icecream cereal CAGiversary!   611 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2006 - 03:56 AM

Why do people seem inclined to get the 360 version over the PC version? The PC version of Morrowind was superior (at least I'm told, never played the Xbox morrowind), and the PC version of Oblivion should be better than the 360 version (as long as you have the PC horsepower). Plus the PC version is cheaper.

What am I missing? Did they really develop Oblivion with console controls in mind? Or does the 360 version look as good as the PC version running on state of the art hardware? Playing on a big TV opposed to the monitor?

My first inclination is to get the PC version, if only for the inevitable patches, mods, expansion packs, etc. But I'd be willing to give the 360 version a chance (and wait for the inevitable expansion-included gold collection in two years for the PC) if it's got some positives.
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#28 TC   Better w/o Kinect CAGiversary!   3051 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2006 - 04:17 AM

Why do people seem inclined to get the 360 version over the PC version?


The answer is four fold. I don't want to waste the cash to upgrade my pc to the specs this game would require. My eyes have gotten used to playing games on the big screen HDTV. I sit in front of a computer half the day at work I'd rather not spend hours on end sitting in front of one at home. My computer is only used for work and porn. :D

#29 Roufuss   is now a coupon CAGiversary!   21591 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2006 - 04:25 AM

Why do people seem inclined to get the 360 version over the PC version? The PC version of Morrowind was superior (at least I'm told, never played the Xbox morrowind), and the PC version of Oblivion should be better than the 360 version (as long as you have the PC horsepower). Plus the PC version is cheaper.

What am I missing? Did they really develop Oblivion with console controls in mind? Or does the 360 version look as good as the PC version running on state of the art hardware? Playing on a big TV opposed to the monitor?

My first inclination is to get the PC version, if only for the inevitable patches, mods, expansion packs, etc. But I'd be willing to give the 360 version a chance (and wait for the inevitable expansion-included gold collection in two years for the PC) if it's got some positives.


PC version is better simply because it includes the TES Construction Set, meaning we'll see a boatload of mods to the game very quickly. Some of the mods for Morrowind made it feel like a whole different game, and there are 1000's of them... I expect the same for Oblivion.

The only disadvantage is Oblivion will require a good PC to run imo, so most people are just inclined to get it for the 360.

I called my lady friend last night and said my buddy had to beat off on my chest, she is kinda pissed at me, but it was the best idea I had all night, and I stand by it.



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#30 Technique   I AM THE SECRAT INGREDINT CAGiversary!   2387 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 March 2006 - 04:28 AM

Why do people seem inclined to get the 360 version over the PC version? The PC version of Morrowind was superior (at least I'm told, never played the Xbox morrowind), and the PC version of Oblivion should be better than the 360 version (as long as you have the PC horsepower). Plus the PC version is cheaper.

What am I missing? Did they really develop Oblivion with console controls in mind? Or does the 360 version look as good as the PC version running on state of the art hardware? Playing on a big TV opposed to the monitor?

My first inclination is to get the PC version, if only for the inevitable patches, mods, expansion packs, etc. But I'd be willing to give the 360 version a chance (and wait for the inevitable expansion-included gold collection in two years for the PC) if it's got some positives.


Some reasons why I am getting the Xbox 360 version instead of the PC version are: I can sit on my couch and relax while I am playing on a nice TV, the 360 version will take advantage of the rumble pack which allows for a little realism, I like to chill out with friends on my couch while playing. I would like to get the PC version for the mods and everything. Maybe I will get it sometime down the road when I have finished the main quest on the 360 version.