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Old 07-26-2013, 01:46 AM   #1
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Loved Skyrim...Hated Oblivion

Maybe if I had played Oblivion before Skyrim, my opinion of Oblivion would be more favorable.

I just found Oblivion so frustrating. From lock picking to quest/character glitching to just finding Oblivion mostly boring in the story aspects. I found Oblivion to be a real chore to complete. I'm just wondering if others have felt the same as me?
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:49 AM   #2
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I played through Oblivion first and I personally like Oblivion so much more than Skyrim. Skyrim is still amazing, but I got more enjoyment out of Oblivion.
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Maybe if I had played Oblivion before Skyrim, my opinion of Oblivion would be more favorable.

I just found Oblivion so frustrating. From lock picking to quest/character glitching to just finding Oblivion mostly boring in the story aspects. I found Oblivion to be a real chore to complete. I'm just wondering if others have felt the same as me?
I feel the same, I'm trying to play through Oblivion now after beating Skyrim and I do enjoy SKkyrim much more but i realize Skyrim was made years after.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:24 AM   #4
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Glad someone did. I felt Skyrim was by far way to easy to earn the best stuff. Quest wise I still give the advantage to Oblivion. I really could give a fuck about Dragon Shouts and never used then unless required in my 200 hours of gameplay.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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I am of two minds...

Oblivion had a richer world than Skyrim, I feel... more colourful and mysterious.
in Skyrim you met draugr, draugr and more draugr... and then some more draugrs, draugrs, and after that another draugr.
in Oblivion it didn't really feel like that.
however, Oblivion's character models and 7 voice actors dragged down the experience quite a bit.
also the character levelling system was very annoying. to max out your character you had to be *very* specific about what you did and didn't do.

still though... neither of them beats Morrowind.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:01 AM   #6
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I have yet to play Skyrim but I'm hoping for the collector's edition for Christmas this year (along with the next GTA). I finished my last guild earlier and started the main story line today and I'm down to only 3 achievements left so I'm guessing I'm not too far off from the end.

Oblivion is okay but I really miss some features from Morrowind. I liked the guild ranking system so much better in Morrowind and this one is just disappointment. It was more challenging in Morrowind, having to complete the quests as well as skill requirements too. Oblivion sure looks nice though, but it feels like it's lacking in extra things to do compared to the last game. Everywhere you turned there was a tomb or something to visit. I'm not saying there isn't lots in Oblivion, but it seemed like Morrowind gave me more to do. Still worth the $20 I spent at least though, and I can't wait to try out Skyrim.... just have to figure out if I want to do that first, or GTA *wonders*
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:09 AM   #7
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Same here....I played Skyrim first so that's probably what spoiled Oblivion for me...because I found Oblivion to be very boring and all around awful, from lock picking, to combat and the quests themselves.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:00 PM   #8
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Perhaps I should have read this thread before buying the GOY version of Oblivion, haha. Oh well, it looks like an easy (albeit timely) 1250.

Though Skyrim is obviously huge, it is definitely repetitive. 250+ hours of killing the same enemy and exploring the same cave is a bit tedious.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:57 PM   #9
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I'm not so keen on Skyrim compared to Oblivion, Skyrim does a lot of things I'm not really keen on, like shouts which just feel like glorified spells and letting the player waddle when they're over-encumbered, also Oblivion's Shivering Isles is one of the best DLC I've played.

Of course Skyrim handles levelling better and doesn't stick minotaurs everywhere when you're a high enough level, let alone the world of Skyrim feels more alive, and more to the point the NPC faces don't look like hamsters.

Of course Morrowind blows the two out of the water easily.

But yeah, Oblivion is an easy 1250 with Shivering Isles, AS LONG AS ONE OF THE GATES DOESN'T GLITCH OUT ON YOU AND NEVER LET YOU CLOSE IT!
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:32 AM   #10
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I tried Oblivion out years ago when I first got my Xbox and didn't like it, so I traded it back in. Last year I finally decided to buy Skyrim and loved it, so I bought Oblivion and am currently playing through it. It's really not as fun as Skyrim, but I still like it.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:24 AM   #11
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I just beat Oblivion . . . I just can't get into Elder Scrolls. I don't know why, but I just don't care for it like most people. Oh well . . . easy 1250!
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:37 PM   #12
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Yeah I find Oblivion fun, but Skyrim IMO has so much more improvements over it. I have about 40 hours in Oblivion going for everything still, and I just find Skyrim way more enjoyable to play.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:11 PM   #13
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Oblivion is a lot more fun than skyrim was for me. The only improvement I liked in skyrim was the combat.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:24 AM   #14
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i much prefered oblivion. not sure why though i guess i just prefered the map, missions and storyline. LOVED go into the oblivion realm!
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:23 PM   #15
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I played Skyrim first and I like both games. Honestly, they both have their own pros and cons. The graphics are better in Skyrim and the world is much more expansive but Oblivion is still fairly massive and you don't really have to worry about saving every few minutes for fear of the game freezing on you, which was a pleasant surprise for me. That got really old in Skyrim. (And, yes, I did have the game installed before I ever started it.) There are some elements of Skyrim that I miss while playing Oblivion but not enough to make me hate it. They're both great games in their own rights.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:03 PM   #16
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I didn't get Skyrim for a long time because I didn't really enjoy Oblivion at all.


But Skyrim was pretty damn awesome. Huge improvement
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:25 PM   #17
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Well, ive just returned to oblivion after a 4 year gap lol after never completing it! I have 100% completion now on skyrim and imo skyrim is superior in every way.i still think oblivion is epic but two major things stand out for me that made skyrim better.overhauling the user interface was the best thing to happen to skyrim imo and the graphics! You cant defy age and im afraid oblivion shows its age against skyrim,not a flaw just reality and the new interface on skyrim made the game much more user friendly,kinda frustrating this now im back to finish oblivion! Still,enjoying the experience again overall.oh one nitpick with skyrim and thats the shouts! Thought they were unnessessary & tbh i never bothered with them (unless i was forced too!) but overall,neither game bad,just skyrim came along AFTER this so obviously you would expect it excell in most departments!
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got back to oblivion recently. got it for 5$ after I 100%ed skyrim. I'm liking it a lot so far. only hate how it's hard to find a merchant and shop keep in this one. love both. 5 hours in loving it. bought in October last year Damn backlog still is bad decided after 1000ing far cry 3 yesterday to start oblivion next.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:27 PM   #19
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I would of love Oblivion if halfway through the game the save file got corrupted. Even since then any game 2 save games files pretty much just 2 cause of auto save.
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I would of love Oblivion if halfway through the game the save file got corrupted. Even since then any game 2 save games files pretty much just 2 cause of auto save.
Elder Scrolls and Fallout games allow you to have dozens of saves simultaneously.

Don't tell you were only saving to the one slot!
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:33 PM   #21
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Only got one achievement in Oblivion, got 1000G in Skyrim. I fell in love with Skyrim right from the start when you come across your first dragon. A lot of glitches though, had to read a guide so you don't mess up your game.

Just carrying on Oblivion now actually. (Backlog of games really)

Oblivion looks really old with the graphics, Skyrim was gorgeous.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:45 PM   #22
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I found that the main story in Oblivion was taxing, I liked doing everything else. Skyrim seems to have more things to do with a greater variation. I love the main quest as well. Going back in any franchise is always hard because of the natural progression of technology and aspects of the game. I love them both, but Skyrim has my heart.
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