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Oblivion bjuder på en fantastiskt levande spelvärld som det är lätt att förlora sig i. Invånare som lever sina egna liv, bildsköna omgivningar, ett smart system för färdigheter och välskrivna sidohistorier gör detta till ett av de absolut bästa rollspelen någonsin. Är man det minsta lockad av genren är det dags att logga ut från onlinespelen och låta sig uppslukas av Oblivion istället.
Released in March 2006 for Windows and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Oblivion has already earned countless awards from publications around the world and won numerous Game of the Year and RPG of the Year awards. Gamerankings.com and MetaCritic.com list Oblivion as the highest rated game of all time on Xbox 360.
If you're a fan of RPGs or the player versus environment aspects of MMORPGs, then you'll love The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I think of it as a Massively Single-player Offline Role Playing Game; there are a lot of interesting characters out there... they just happen to be NPCs.
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GiN’s 2006 pick for game of the year comes to the PS3. I have played Oblivion on the PC (though while my Pc was not up to the task graphically, my wife often grabbed the Xbox 360 first leaving me to play only on the PC), the Xbox 360, and now on the PS3. I am as pleased as I was on the PS3 as on the other two platforms. And I expect that Oblivion will take home some more awards this year for the PS3.
The relatively small problems that the PS3 version of Oblivion has don't really
take away from the fact that this is one of the most ambitious and enjoyable
RPGs ever released. That ambition was realized in many areas of the game, and
while others, like the Radiant AI (which was designed to give each character a
real life with a daily schedule of things to do and time to sleep) wound up
being a bit of a let-down, this is still one of the best games you can find on
store shelves. If you love RPGs and haven't gotten a chance to see it on the PC or Xbox 360, then do yourself a favor and slap down the cash for Oblivion on the PS3.
Most importantly and most powerfully, however: The completely open-ended nature of this experience creates a very real sense of infinite possibilities. Rest assured that the way you play through Oblivion will differ completely from just about everyone else. You can cast magic. You can fight sword fights. You can collect herbs and concoct potions. You can thieve and steal your way from location to location. You can become a vampire. And so on, and so on, and so on.
But if you don't own this game, you need to. The sheer size and beauty of this world allow you to delve in as deep as you are willing to go, and its presentation on the PS3 makes it memorable and fun. The depth of the story and side quests will keep you coming back for more, so if you call yourself any sort of RPG aficionado, you need to own this game. Right now. Go.
In the end, it's not a question of which The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion you purchase and play - it's a question of what platforms you have access to. What can you play this on? Have you got a high spec PC or an Xbox 360 (I'm assuming you have a PS3!) Does it matter? No. All that matters is that you play Oblivion at some point in your gaming life - and the sooner the better! Even if you dislike RPGs, I know you'll appreciate the expansive, ever-changing gaming world of Cyrodiil - and you're bound to find a guild and a class that suits your playing style too, whatever that may be. It's a shame that the best game on the PS3 is a multi-format title, but Bethesda have put the PS3 hardware to great use, bringing you an adventure that you'll never forget. Well, what are you waiting for? A sign from God, or a threat from the Dark Brotherhood?
At the end of the day I can't help but give the PS3 version of Oblivion a ringing and enthusiastic endorsement. I highly recommend this game for PS3 owners that haven't tried it on other platforms. The PS3 isn't exactly saturated with RPG's right now, so fans of the genre would be foolish not to give this game a try. There's a reason that Oblivion has won dozens of awards on other platforms - it is an almost flawless role-playing game experience with hundreds of hours' worth of content.
Not only that, it's an incredible conversion from Xbox 360 and is far from the inferior ports you get from some other companies. Oblivion requires a substantial time investment to get the most out of the game, but yet it's designed where you can play an hour or 2 at a time and make progress through whatever you're working on, whether it's a story quest, a Fighters Guild adventure, a generic fetch quest, gathering seeds and flowers for alchemical purposes...even sitting around in your house and wishing electricity was invented so you could watch Tamriel TV. Oblivion really does offer the ability to see anything, do anything you want...or do nothing at all if that's what you'd prefer. Instead of wondering what you can do in this world, the question is always, what can't you do? And Oblivion does it better than any other game in its genre.
There are some games that are tough to rate because they may do very limited things very well, or do a lot of things rather well. Oblivion does a lot of things extremely well, and everything else very well. It’s hard to find anything to complain about here. The main quest, side quests, townspeople, graphics, open-endedness, etc combine to make one of the best videogames available on any console. The game lets you do whatever you want, since a reload is only a few button clicks away. And that freedom is something very few games can actually deliver. As I mentioned above, the PS3 version does have the Knights of the Nine content built in. If you haven’t played the game, you definitely have to as soon as possible.
As great as Morrowind was (and it was difficult at the time to imagine better), Oblivion is a game that does everything ten times better. It also makes playing any other game out there seem trivial. Oblivion is not just a game, it's an experience. And where most games feature a good first level or a cool end-boss, Oblivion's strength lies in its scope and its consistency. There has never been a game created that was so detailed or so realistic and it gives me such hope in the videogame industry when I play a title made with such integrity and care. Oblivion is without question the greatest video game I have ever played or reviewed (and reviewed again!) and it's also an experience unlike any I have ever had. The best part however, is knowing that Bethesda will eventually, much like Morrowind, make it even better.
If you’re aching for a game to put some time into, Oblivion will certainly deliver if you enjoy western-themed RPGs. With seemingly an unlimited amount of things to do for a huge amount of time, it is certainly a must-buy. If you waited on buying the PC/X360 versions and have a PS3, it might be worth it to you to give Oblivion a shot on your Cell-powered machine.
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Overall, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a much needed RPG for the new PlayStation 3 library. Although the game is essentially a direct port of the Xbox 360 and PC version released a year ago, it is still a port of a game that won RPG of the Year and Game of the Year almost uncontested. If you already own the game for Xbox 360 or PC, you probably won't need to pick this up. You can download the Knights of the Nine and have essentially the same package. However, if you haven't played Oblivion yet, you'll definitely want to get a copy of Oblivion as soon as possible.
This game has something for almost everyone and is probably going to be the best value for money until the next in the series comes out! No excuse, go buy it NOW!
Fort d'un univers immense regorgeant de surprises et de secrets, The Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion parvient sans mal à capter l'attention du joueur et à la conserver durant des dizaines d'heures sans que celui-ci ne s'ennuie jamais. Il faut dire que le nombre de quêtes est hallucinant, et que leur quantité n'a d'égale que leur variété. En outre, cette aventure passionnante est servie par une réalisation magnifique et l'on ne se lasse pas de déambuler sur les chemins de Cyrodiil à toute heure de la journée. Un jeu d'exception qui se doit de figurer dans la ludothèque de tout possesseur de PlayStation 3 !
The relatively small problems that the PS3 version of Oblivion has don't really take away from the fact that this is one of the most ambitious and enjoyable RPGs ever released. That ambition was realized in many areas of the game, and while others, like the Radiant AI (which was designed to give each character a real life with a daily schedule of things to do and time to sleep) wound up being a bit of a let-down, this is still one of the best games you can find on store shelves. If you love RPGs and haven't gotten a chance to see it on the PC or Xbox 360, then do yourself a favor and slap down the cash for Oblivion on the PS3.
The bottom line is that if you haven’t experienced this game yet, and you happen to own a PS3, you now have no excuse. This is one of the greatest adventures currently available anywhere and well worth the investment. PS3 owners have been clamoring for another must-own title and this is truly the case here. Unless you have already explored Cyrodill on another platform, there is no excuse not to snag this one up immediately.
The PlayStation 3 version of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is every bit as impressive as the Xbox 360 and PC versions. However, this isn't necessarily the best version of the game. This version does come with the Knights of the Nine add-on, which will add about 10 hours of gameplay to the already lengthy game, but it doesn't come with any of the other downloadable additions made available on the Xbox 360. In terms of extras, the PC trumps both other versions because of a wealth of free player-created content. Even with a relatively modest amount of added content, the PlayStation 3 version of Oblvion packs well over 100 hours of adventuring to keep you entertained for months to come. Ultimately, the version you decide to purchase comes down to a matter of preference, but one way or another, you should definitely play this game.
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In short, when taking its beauty, length, and replay value into consideration, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is probably the best game on PS3 right now, whose impact is lessened only by the fact that it’s a port of a year-old game. Should the downloadable content available elsewhere eventually find its way to the PS Store in the coming months, it’s poised to only get better.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is an epic game that deserves all the praise it has received since its release last year. The PS3 version is just as grand and impressive as the previous versions, if not slightly better in the graphics department. Sure, the PS3 gets ambushed from the shadows on the downloadable content, but its recovering and still has a lot of fight left. Oblivion is an easy “must have” for all PS3 owners, this is omega of role-playing games that likely won’t be surpassed until the Elder Scrolls V.
If there's anything PS3 owners desperately need right now, it's a game with a lot of longevity to help make it through a slow spring and summer. PS3 owners, welcome to Tamriel!
Ultimately, the PS3 version of Oblivion sits in an odd position: It's better than its predecessors in some negligible ways, and worse in others. It currently lacks the ability to add expansions via download...but it's a feature that's expected to arrive (via a patch, presumably) in the not-too-distant future. Where it counts, it's almost identical to the 360 version...but it includes an expansion 360 owners must pay an extra $10 for. Ignore the existence of any other version of Oblivion and this is an easy 10. The fundamental game is just so epic, the world so vast, the options so varied, that you'll find more quality gameplay shoehorned into this disc than just about any other game I can think of.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a video game tour de force. An RPG instant classic with endless depths of replay value, Oblivion will give any RPG fan of any kind an experience they’ve never had before. Amazing from top to bottom, gamers looking for something to justify their $600 purchase will find a good start in Oblivion. Gamers should be aware that Oblivion is powerfully addictive. If you are prone to video game addiction, Oblivion is not an ideal purchase; it’s extremely easy to get lost in the depth and ease-of-use that Oblivion has. Otherwise, go out and pick up Oblivion if you’re like me and you’ve never played it (or any ES game); it’s a must-own experience.
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The newest installment in the Elder Scroll series is as polished and addictive RPG you'll find on any platform. With so much exploration and adventure at your fingertips, this is just what the doctor ordered for the struggling PS3. Hopefully, Sony will soon iron out their issues regarding downloadable content and Oblivion can continue to keep fans occupied until some of the other heavy-hitting games arrive later this year.
While it doesn't feature some of the downloadable content that's already available for the X360 version, Bethesda has assured us that it'll be coming shortly. The PS3 version does feature additional content, such as the Knights of the Nine faction and more. On top of that, visually, the PS3 port is the clear victor. In any case, Oblivion is one of those RPGs games that you'll likely play for months and months, without end. The sheer scope is so immense, that it feels as if the game has no end. Furthermore, the sense of freedom is arguably the best an RPG game has ever seen. But most importantly, Oblivion's learning curve is what you make of it. Meaning, it can be complicated or easily accessible - the choice is yours. Do not pass up Oblivion if you're an avid RPG fan, you'd be a fool if you did.
Coming back to the question of what Oblivion is: Oblivion is a refreshing, immersive, massive, satisfying and hugely impressive game. It’s a game that will appeal to a lot of people (to varying degrees), although admittedly not to everyone, and no two experiences will be the same for different people. Oblivion is much more an immersive experience than a game, but both the presentation and the gameplay have come a long way since Morrowind. Best of all, it’s a game that both PC gamers and console gamers can agree on.
Si a ello le sumamos una épica banda sonora y unos efectos de sonidos a la altura, el resultado es un juego de rol imprescindible, una experiencia tan profunda, espectacular y duradera (verlo todo nos puede llevar unas 250 horas) que te descubrirá lo que puede dar de sí la llamada "nueva generación". Sin duda, de lo mejor que hay en PS3 hasta el momento.
Oblivion is an RPG and I know that genre scares the hell out of the mainstream gamer. Have no fear though; Oblivion will appeal to just about everyone with just a passive interest in gaming and once you set foot in Morrowind it’ll take a strong person to leave without closing at least a few of those pesky Oblivion gates. Game of the year for the PS3? Oh yes!
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is easily one of the PS3’s premiere titles. The game has tremendous depth, is more than merely tasty eye candy, and delivers a role-playing fix that anyone who has a PS3, is an RPG fan, or just a gaming fan, should own.
The unsung killer app for your new console, Oblivion might be getting on a bit but this sprightly makeover means it's still the belle of PS3's ball and absolutely begs to be played all the way through to completion - a whopping hundred hours later!
While the PS3 version of Oblivion is superior to the 360 one, the PC still reigns supreme due to the customization possible. If you want the best-looking version of Oblivion and don't have an amazing PC, then the PS3 is easily the route to go. However, if you already own the 360 version and were thinking of trading it in for this, there's really no need to. The PS3 version may look and run slightly better, and it may include Knights of the Nine from the get-go, but the status of the expansion is something you have to consider, and the fact that there's really nothing new should convince you to stick with what you have. As long as you have Oblivion on any of the available platforms, you're already good to go with hundreds of hours of possible gaming excellence. Then again, if you really wanted to justify your purchase of the PS3, you may want to pick this up.
To conclude there is really only one thing to do with Oblivion and that’s buy it. I am not a huge fan of role playing games and didn’t like Morrowind, but I absolutely love Oblivion. No other game gives you such freedom and in such vast landscapes. Oblivion is brilliant value as you could quite easily get 100+ hours out of this game. Worth every penny.
Over the past year, you've probably already heard how great The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is from PC and Xbox 360 owners, and it maintains that same pedigree on PlayStation 3. There's no doubt that it stands alongside Resistance as the system's crème de la crème even if it does have its own share of bugs and a lack of downloadable content found elsewhere. A must buy for fans of fun games -- no RPG bias required.
However, if you haven't played it yet, this is easily the best game out for the PS3. With 100 or 200 hours of quality entertainment on one (Blu-Ray) DVD and so many different ways to play, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Oblivion can be nearly paralyzing just figuring out what it is you want to do next. However, what you definitely want to do first is pick up a copy. Don't worry, you can still have spiky hair if you want to.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is truly an RPG masterpiece and the PlayStation 3 version doesn't change that. Gamers who haven't tried Oblivion thusfar can safely pick the game up, knowing they'll experience one of the best games of the last couple of years. Compared to the X360 game, this version currently lacks downloadable bonus content (which will probably be resolved when the Shivering Isles expansion gets released), but has improved graphics, a better framerate and shorter loading times. Still, if you have the PC to run it, you might want to opt for that game, since it supports the hundreds of free high-quality mods.
The lighting effects are gorgeous. You’ll want to stop to observe the orange, gold and fuchsia clouds passing over a valley at sunset. Every area is strewn with loot that you can examine and take. There are thousands of opportunities to steal as well. Generally loot that you can acquire legally or quasi-legally is everywhere. Your items can be combined, upgraded repaired and sold, all in a well tuned RPG fashioned. My female dark elf battle mage joined the mages guild, giving her access to all the food, clothing, books and equipment that she can find in the mages guild lodgings in every town. It also provided her with a free place to sleep.
Ich hoffe, ich habe die Zeitschleife endlich durchbrochen. Wochenlang musste ich einen Xbox 360 Titel nach dem anderen auch auf der Playstation 3 durchkauen. Damit ist nun endgültig Schluss. Oblivion dürfte der letzte Titel gewesen sein, der mit solch einem gewaltigen Abstand veröffentlicht wurde. Wenn die Publisher in Zukunft die Multi-Plattform-Titel zumindest einigermaßen zeitgleich veröffentlichen, fällt mir ein Stein vom Herzen. Zu Oblivion selbst gibt es eigentlich nicht viel zu sagen. Der Titel ist immer noch ein hervorragendes Rollenspiel. Die Verbesserungen machen zwar keinen Neukauf für Xbox-360 und PC-Besitzer erforderlich, garantieren aber Playstation 3 Besitzern die wohl beste Spielerfahrung. Deswegen vergebe ich trotz des hohen Alters eine satte 9. Wenn Ihr Oblivion also bislang noch nicht verfallen seid und seit kurzem eine PS3 Euer Eigen nennt – zugreifen. Dringend!
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Even a year later, Oblivion doesn't just hold up well, it's aged like fine wine. Without a doubt, it's a must purchase for any PS3 owner who didn't have a chance to play it on the 360 or PC. On a console filled with ports, it's the cream of the crop. It's just too bad there's nothing new for those coming back for seconds.
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This is for gamers who have PlayStation tattooed on their foreheads and wouldn't dare look 360 in the face. It's the best PlayStation 3 to be released so far, but only if you've never touched another version.
I was disappointed like everyone else when Oblivion didn't make its release alongside the PS3, but it was well worth the wait. Let's get one thing straight though: Oblivion will consume you. It'll consume your life, your performance at work will suffer and you might not see friends in weeks. With hundreds of hours of gameplay, and an unprecedented amount of quests to be completed, I couldn't possibly recommend Oblivion enough. Great job Bethesda. Sorry social life.
If you are a RPG fan and want to get what has to be the best solo fantasy game currently on the market you will not find any better than this. Just plan to loose a few months of your life as it is the type of game that will have you playing it every chance you can get.
The lack of multiplayer might also be a sticking point for some players -- its MMO-like qualities seems to be crying out for both solo and co-operative play -- but Oblivion still tops our list for its broad scope and rich content that will keep people playing for hours... weeks... even months on end.
However, the fact of the matter is that you're still getting a tremendous game that finally gives Playstation 3 owners something they deserve: a great game that makes the most of a next-generation console system.
Oblivion isn't perfect. As big as the world is, there are set pieces that are recycled near-ad nauseum, the music can cut in and out abruptly, the... um... look, it doesn't matter. This is as good as Western RPGs get on consoles, plain and simple. The fact that most PlayStation gamers haven't had a good WRPG in... well, ever, shouldn't detract from the fact that even a year after the original release, Oblivion is every bit as addictive and expansive as any game you'll drop $60. And oh how you should.
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Is the PlayStation 3 version worth getting if you already own the game for the PC or Xbox 360? Sadly, no. The PS3 version only includes Knights of the Nine with nothing in terms of downloadable content or the Shivering Isles expansion. Therefore your experience is more complete with the original release from a year ago. That being said if you own a PS3 and don't have the ability to play the game on other platforms then buying this is an absolutely must. It's one of the best games for the system despite the fact that it's technically a year old. Highly Recommended
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By now you’ve probably heard that this game is amazing and has won many awards last year. It’s finally made its way onto the Playstation 3 and although it’s late, it’s definitely worth the wait.
The PS3 version does contain a bit of extra content. It features the Knights of the Nine faction expansion, but all of the other expansion content is absent. Sorry, no horse armor here. It's hard to ignore the fact that while all your friends are visiting the madness in Shivering Isles, your Johnny-come-lately self is still in slamming shut those fiery gates. The inclusion of all the additional content would have helped make up for the yearlong wait for this title.
För den som ännu inte tagit sig igenom Oblivion är det verkligen dags nu och Playstation 3-versionen är ett mycket bra alternativ. Det bjuder utan några som helst problem på över 40 timmars högkvalitativ underhållning och det sätter en hög ribba för kommande rollspel att ta sig över. Det är däremot mer tveksamt om Playstation 3-versionen är den bästa. Den är visserligen bättre rent tekniskt än Xbox 360-spelet, men är du ute efter de nedladdningsbara expansionerna är det i dagens läge säkrare att satsa på någon annan version, om du har möjlighet till det.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion voor de PlayStation 3 is net zo geweldig als het origineel dat was op de Xbox 360 en de PC. Bovendien zijn de laadtijden wat korter en is de aanvulling Knights of the Nine al inbegrepen. De reden dat deze game geen 10 meer krijgt is omdat de standaard nou eenmaal al meer dan een jaar geleden is gezet en deze port daarom te laat is om de hoogst mogelijke score te consolideren. Dat neemt uiteraard niet weg dat Oblibion een must-buy is voor iedereen die het spel nog niet gespeeld heeft.
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a game that seems to never end as the amount of things to do is immeasurable. You would think that in a game this big that the developers would cut corners, but Bethesda shows why the Elder Scrolls series is so popular and why they are great game makers. With great graphics, great sound and great gameplay, only a few annoyances manages to keep it from being legendary. If you’ve played this on the Xbox 360 or PC there is no reason to play it again, however should you have not had the chance for either, you really can’t go wrong with Oblivion as it caters to any level of RPG gamer.
Auch wenn es keine exklusiven Quests, Waffen oder Monster gibt: Oblivion ist auch auf der PlayStation 3 die erste Wahl für Rollenspieler. Das Abenteuer rund um die dämonischen Pforten hat im Jahr 2007 nichts an Reiz verloren - im Gegenteil: Die Landschaften sehen auf der PlayStation 3 noch einen Tick besser aus, die Konturen auf Holz und Stein wirken einen Tick plastischer und auch die Ladezeiten hat man gut im Griff. Nach den enttäuschenden Umsetzungen von Splinter Cell und F.E.A.R. zeigt das Team von Bethesda, wie man es richtig macht. Natürlich handelt es sich dabei nur um Feintuning, aber das ist genau der kleine Schritt nach vorne, den man als Käufer erwarten darf. Und immerhin ist auch die spannende Kreuzritter-Quest dabei!
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Oblivion for the PlayStation 3 is still a class act, but those solo PlayStation 3 owners might be better served by the upcoming Game of the Year edition.
Sans renier un seul instant le monstrueux héritage des Elder Scrolls, Oblivion est l'occasion de démocratiser pleinement la série en la rendant plus intense, plus accrocheuse et plus cohérente. Le passage sur Playstation 3 est correct, surtout que la localisation des textes a enfin été revue ! Avec la quête des neufs intégrée, cette version est donc tout à fait alléchante pour qui n'aurait jamais touché au jeu sur PC ou Xbox360. Les autres sont sans doute déjà passé sur The Shivering Isles.
Oblivion is een game voor RPG-gamers met ontzettend veel tijd, geduld en drang naar vrijheid. Je wordt bijna compleet in het diepe gegooid en je mag doen wat je wil in de game. Deze vrijheid is zeker niet voor iedereen geschikt en kan er voor zorgen dat je letterlijk verdwaalt in de game. Persoonlijk had ik het wel na een tijdje gezien in Oblivion, ook al liep de verhaallijn nog door en waren er nog veel gildes die gespeeld konden worden. Hou je echter van deze vrijheid, dan is Oblivion de beste RPG die je kunt aanschaffen voor de PS3.
It's debateable whether Oblivion is a great adventure, but it's certainly one of the broadest around and one that's a willing canvas for a variety of approaches from its players. It's best suited to those with an eye for the smallest of details, or else the dungeons, townhouses and fields seem identical to those just passing through. Played with care and tolerance - two major caveats - it's unbeatably absorbing, and once you enter into its mode of thought and grasp its logic, it's beautiful. If you don't, it seems bloated and silly. Ultimately, it's several confident steps closer to the self-contained RPG utopia that Bethesda outlined with Morrowind, but still hasn't reached it.
Malgré les nombreux bugs graphiques et sonores qui sautent aux yeux et aux oreilles, Oblivion reste un excellent RPG, et surtout le meilleur sur la console de Sony. On aurait aimé voir ses défauts disparaitre, mais l’année de retard n’a pas été mise à profit pour cela. L’extension « Chevaliers des Neuf » est la bienvenue car elle gonfle considérablement la durée de vie du jeu, qui était déjà énorme. Si vous n’êtes pas rebuté par la sensation énorme de liberté que ce titre procure, et que vous n’y avez jamais joué sur une autre plateforme, jetez vous dessus ! Sinon il faut avouer que cette version d’Oblivion n’apporte rien de neuf, et souffre des mêmes problèmes que ceux rencontrés sur PC et Xbox360. Cela dit, passer à côté de ce chef d’œuvre de Bethesda serait une grave erreur.
Oblivion is certainly an instant classic and its success can only mean good things for the future of RPG gaming, although the depth and detail of the world of Tamriel are let down somewhat by an overly simple combat and magic system. With several add-ons available and the first full retail expansion coming soon, this game is sure to be a favourite for years to come.
Although virtually every other genre has incorporated RPG elements, no other RPG has so thoroughly taken in the ideals of the sandbox genre as Oblivion. It gives you a massive playspace, a finely tuned (if sadly flawed) RPG engine to play in it with, and lots of other AI-driven people to play with. Turn it on to drop 30 hours of sleepless joy into at a shot, or fire it up and spend 20 minutes making the perfect spell for your next quest. There are very few games out there that will give as much to you as you put in, but this is one such game.
This Dungeons & Dragons-style RPG—thou dost dareth to maketh meade pharrts at the King's ye olde roundtable! Prepare to die, Lord Dingus!—gets ported to the PS3. Once again, you build your character from scratch (we made a porn star-ninja!) then take him/her on a quest that could potentially last a hundred hours or more. You'll find all kinds of creatures to fight, most of which are about as hideous as the girls left in a Daytona Beach bar at closing time.