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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Oblivion Cover.JPG
Developer(s) Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher(s) 2K Games
Bethesda Softworks
Distributor(s) 2K Games (retail)
Steam (online)
Direct2Drive (online)
Designer(s) Todd Howard
(executive producer)
Ken Rolston
(lead designer)
Artist(s) Matthew Carofano
Composer(s) Jeremy Soule
Series The Elder Scrolls
Engine Gamebryo
Physics—Havok
Foliage—SpeedTree
Platform(s) Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release date(s) Windows, Xbox 360
NA March 20, 2006
EU March 24, 2006
JP July 26, 2007
PlayStation 3
NA March 20, 2007
AUS April 26, 2007
EU April 27, 2007
JP September 27, 2007
Latest release 1.2.0416[1] / April 30, 2007
Genre(s) First person Action Role-Playing, sandbox
Mode(s) Single player (first-person and third-person view)
Rating(s) BBFC: 15
ESRB: M
OFLC: M
OFLC: R13
PEGI: 16+
USK: 12
Media DVD, DVD-DL, Blu-ray Disc, Download
System requirements 512 MB system RAM
2.0 GHz processor
128 MB video card
8x DVD-ROM drive
4.6 GB hard disk space[2]
.The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a single-player role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks and the Take-Two Interactive subsidiary 2K Games.^ Elder Scrolls IV. Not much into adventure games.
  • Gear Live Omega Giveaway: The $2,000 Gamestop Xbox 360 Bundle | Gear Live 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That is the most amazing game play video Ive ever seen.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Re: The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion .
  • FORUMS.GAMES.1C.RU - The Elder Scrolls 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.games.1c.ru [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • FORUMS.GAMES.1C.RU - The Elder Scrolls 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.games.1c.ru [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is the fourth installment in The Elder Scrolls action fantasy video game series, following The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.^ A streaming video of this technique in action is available at Planet Elder Scrolls .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, the Elder Scrolls series is a world, not only a game.
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]

^ GR : In the previous Elder Scrolls games, players could literally spends hours and a ton of money creating and upgrading spells and items.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.Oblivion was released on March 20, 2006, for Windows PCs and the Xbox 360.^ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was released by Bethesda Softworks on March 20, 2006.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Release Date March 20, 2006.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ Without such content on the Xbox 360 version, I know that I will be happily parked in front of my PC monitor a little while longer...
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.A PlayStation 3 release was shipped on March 20, 2007, in North America[3] and on April 27, 2007 in Europe.^ Release Date March 20, 2006.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 recent posts .
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4] .Following a number of smaller content releases, a major expansion pack—Shivering Isles—was released.^ And to be honest, I object to having to buy an expansion pack in order to play a game that shouldn't have been released have finished.
  • TES IV: Oblivion [Archive] - Muse Messageboard 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC board.muse.mu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That you can call a friend to follow you ANYWHERE. In Oblivion, I tried bringing a friend in the Shivering Isles, but it diden’t work.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the Shivering Isles expansion how do I get oddities for the museu...
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

.Oblivion's main story revolves around the player character's efforts to thwart a fanatical cult who plan to open the gates to a hellish realm called Oblivion and unleash its horrors on the mortal world.^ The gate opens after you've completed the "Dagon Shrine" quest in the main story; and, of course, it closes automatically if you finish the main story.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Head through the main gate and hopefully no guard will be around.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ The hook this time is for players who like to go around randomly robbing people; but, don't want to join the Thieves Guild (why not?
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.The game continues the open-world tradition of previous Elder Scrolls games, allowing the player to travel anywhere in the game world at any time and ignore or postpone the main storyline indefinitely.^ AM The openness of the world is what makes The Elder Scrolls so much better.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So Elder scrolls IV: Oblivion was a fucking masterpiece in the gameing world.
  • Elder Scrolls V: What to expect? - The Explosm Fora 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GR : In the previous Elder Scrolls games, players could literally spends hours and a ton of money creating and upgrading spells and items.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.Developers opted for a tighter pacing and greater focus than past titles, a design choice praised by the gaming press.^ During the development of TES IV. all of the veterans for lore and game design left of thir own or where fired.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’d rate this as one hell of a pressing issue, considering the video game industry has made more than the film industry for the last three years running.
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]

^ Difficulty=0.0000 Gives greater control over your difficulty level than the slider in the game.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

The game was generally well received.[5] It scored an average of 94% in Metacritic's aggregate (based on ninety reviews, at least nineteen of which produced perfect scores) and won a number of awards. Oblivion had shipped 1.7 million copies by April 10, 2006,[6] and sold over three million copies by January 18, 2007.[7] The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition, a package including both Shivering Isles and the official plug-in Knights of the Nine, was released in Autumn 2007 for Windows PCs, the Xbox 360, and the PlayStation 3.[8][9]

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Gameplay

.Oblivion incorporates open-ended (or "sandbox") gameplay.^ Gamecloud - Morrowind made big advances in open-ended gameplay.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.The main quest can be postponed or ignored as the player explores the expansive game world, follows side-quests, interacts with NPCs, slays monsters, and develops their character.^ You get a big Disposition increase with all the NPCs, which makes all the side quests (many of which require a high Disposition score with an NPC somewhere along the way) much easier.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Bethesda worked to fix these issues, balancing an NPC's needs against his penchant for destruction so that the game world still functions in a usable fashion.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ Of course, you do not have to complete the main story in any sort of time limit and you can take your time and do lots of side quests during the main story.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.Players are free to go anywhere in Cyrodiil at any time while playing the game, even after completing the main quest.^ Completed Main Quest walkthrough!
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ The gate opens after you've completed the "Dagon Shrine" quest in the main story; and, of course, it closes automatically if you finish the main story.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Even more than just bringing characters to life as they go about their daily lives, I'm excited about the use of Radiant A.I. in quests.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.The game never ends, and players may build up their character indefinitely.^ The game will probably end up really good.
  • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

^ Jashin: Tell me, how does questing provide incentive for the player to advance the game story when it's so open-ended?
  • Oblivion Q&A: 4-5-2005 - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For my latest game, I’ve been writing these extensive backgrounds for characters that will never make it or even translate to the game.
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]

.The Windows version of the game is open to almost unrestricted modification, and there are thousands of modifications available on the Internet.^ I understand there are many challenges in bringing modifications to your game to bear on the Xbox 360.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ There are two ways to get around this mini-game: 1) Work on your Alteration skill and use Open Lock spells.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ There are better and more numerous blades than blunts available in the game.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.These modifications vary from minor item changes to complete game overhauls.^ The D-pad is nice as you can set it to be shortcuts for various items/spells/etc that you use quite often in the game.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ This section contains various lists, detailing available in-game items with their stats.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ If you're looking for a way to get these items (weapons, alchemy, etc) in-game, check the Item Spawning section for more info.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.The game pits the player against a wide variety of enemies, including monsters and animals.^ Animals and monsters are fair game though.
  • �������� ��������: Morrowind & Oblivion - Oblivion - ������ �������/Quest Stages - ������� �����/Thieves Guild 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC tes.ag.ru [Source type: Original source]

^ You now have a lot of loot, including a dagger that is capable of one-hit killing any enemy in the game.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ When the game starts there should be places and monsters that are beyond your abilities, this would encourage players to level so they can explore more dangerous areas.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Enemies become stronger and weapons become more powerful as the player's character becomes more proficient in skills.^ Ethernal Demon 10-19-2006, 09:23 AM It introduces more guards, new varieties of enemies, new item textures, weapons etc .
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ Stronger and more powerful, it also drops new Wyvern Scales and Wyvern Heart ingredients.
  • Elric Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal :: For the Morrowind and Oblivion Community (Downloads) 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.elricm.com [Source type: General]

^ More and more I like the character I've chosen--a "pure mage", all magical major skills.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

.This game mechanic, called "leveling", keeps the difficulty constant throughout the game.^ The higher level enemies should level with you because it keeps the game from becoming too easy!
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Difficulty=0.0000 Gives greater control over your difficulty level than the slider in the game.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.The difficulty at which the game is set can be adjusted at any time by the player.^ It's not the quality of the games that have declined, its the mind sets and attitudes of the players, old and new.  .
  • EQ vs. WoW after 6 years on the market - The Pub at MMORPG.COM - General Discussion - MMORPG.com Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.mmorpg.com [Source type: General]

^ Note: Many veteran players recommend that you not use many (if any) mods if you haven't yet played the game through at least one time.
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

[10]
Along with fast-travel, players can use horses to travel from place to place
.The fast-travel system found in Arena and Daggerfall makes a return in Oblivion.^ RPGamer: The addition of a 'quick travel' system is most appreciated; have any other common suggestions or complaints made by the TES community been taken into consideration for Oblivion?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Why make someone start dialog with an NPC in order to be able to fast travel from one spot to another?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ The horse system in Oblivion with fast travel and cities isn't good, and losing horses is very very easy .
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

.When players visit a location, it appears as an icon on their map.^ Fast Travel: while outdoors, open your World Map, choose a location and click its icon.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ A message box will appear reminding you that you should sleep in a secure location for Lucien to visit you again.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ It will be annotated with additional locations in the near future (the ones that in-game don't appear on the map automatically).
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.From then on, players can travel to this location instantly (though the in-game time is adjusted to reflect the length of the journey).^ So there are tons of locations in the world that you cannot travel to in the beginning of the game because you havent discovered them.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Uvani actually does travel from city to city--unlike some games where he would just spawn in the appropriate place at the appropriate time.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Note: Many veteran players recommend that you not use many (if any) mods if you haven't yet played the game through at least one time.
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

[11] .A major focus during Oblivion's development was rebalancing Morrowind's stealth and combat skill sets.^ Each class has a certain specialization (Magic, Combat or Stealth), seven major skills and a bonus of +5 to two attributes .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Do the developers plan on expanding the abilities of this skills in Oblivion, and if so, how?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Buyinh the house in chorrel Since the upgrading from Morrowind to Oblivion, many skills have been taken out and stuck into others.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

[12][13] .The skill system is similar to Morrowind's, but in Oblivion there are fewer skills.^ It might be better to share with you how Oblivion is similar to Morrowind, since each time we essentially start from scratch with each new chapter in the series.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Gavin Carter: There is a difficulty slider that functions similar to Morrowind increasing the difficulty causes you to do less damage while enemies do more damage, and vice versa.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Morrowind may not have been as advanced as oblivion but certainly seemed to have fewer restrictions.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The "medium armor," "unarmored," and "spear" skills are removed altogether, the "short" and "long blade" skills are condensed into a single "blade" skill, and the "axe" skill is merged with the "blunt" skill.^ Talk to him for boosts in your Blade, Block and Heavy Armor skills.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Wait or sleep for a short time long enough for methredel to get the diary she will put it into a chest in her house for the day.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion PS3 Cheats 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ So you can increase any attack skill (blade, bow, destruction spells, block, armor...
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion PS3 Cheats 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

The ability to "forget" spells was also removed.[14] ."Mastery levels", which give skill-specific bonuses when the player reaches milestone levels, were introduced in Oblivion.^ Depending on the type of effect, you may or may not receive any additional Mastery Level perks when increasing a skill with magic.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ As you are probably aware, you level each time you gain 10 levels in your major skills, although minor skills also add to your level up bonuses to each attribute.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ Special ability is excellent for a combat player, skill bonuses pretty good too .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.The combat system was revamped, with the addition of "power attacks" (endowed to the player with the attainment of mastery levels) and the removal of the separate styles of melee attacks present in Morrowind.^ It about combat, level system, acting, questing.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Additionally, MMM already sports 44 unqiue skeleton variants you can fight, each with a different combat style, and 36 different Undead Legions.
  • Elric Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal :: For the Morrowind and Oblivion Community (Downloads) 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.elricm.com [Source type: General]

^ You have to say that the combat system in Oblivion sucked, but it was an improvement from morrowind.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ranged attacks were changed so that hits are based on the player's firing skill rather than the character's numerical skill level.^ Also contains other gameplay-improvement mods, including a health modifier, skill advancement modifiers and a change to your character's total encumbrance.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Spells The potency of your spells is not changed by your skill level in that spell school, your Intelligence or your Willpower.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ InstantLevelUp=0 Change this to 1 (one) to level up as soon as you gain 10 ranks in your major skills.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.Spears, throwing weapons, and crossbows were removed in favour of the bow;[15] the choice came from a desire to "get the feel of [ranged weapons] as close to perfect as possible" as the Havok physics engine allowed.^ Can you give examples of the extent the Havok engine will allow players to interact with the environment?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ The concept of spears,2 swords,throwing weapons, crossbows maybe…throwing knives…would be a plus … .
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Enchantment as a skill by which items are endowed with special powers is not present in Oblivion as it was in Morrowind; items are instead enchanted through plot-specific processes.^ And enchant an item (I usually do the skill one).
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion PS3 Cheats 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ Buyinh the house in chorrel Since the upgrading from Morrowind to Oblivion, many skills have been taken out and stuck into others.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Detect Life spell or enchanted item will make it easier to Sneak around the palace, since you can "see" through the walls.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.Morrowind's passive Block skill became an active feature in Oblivion, activated by a button press, and causing enemies to recoil and be left open for a follow-up attack.^ Open it, and push the button on the left.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Go up the stairs on the left side and press the button.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Walkthrough Part 4 - a knol by Anonymous 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Open the first door on your right, and follow it to the end to end up in the bedroom of Allesia Caro.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[16] .Most of these changes to combat were received well.^ In conjunction with size, stat, and aggression changes as well as the fleeing and behavior code these changes adds a ton of life to the creatures of Tamriel.
  • Elric Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal :: For the Morrowind and Oblivion Community (Downloads) 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.elricm.com [Source type: General]

^ In conjuction with size, stat, and aggression changes as well as the fleeing and behviour code these changes adds a ton of life to the creatures of Tamriel.
  • Elric Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal :: For the Morrowind and Oblivion Community (Downloads) 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.elricm.com [Source type: General]

.GameSpot commended the strengths of the game in each area, finding the game's melee combat "faster and smoother" than Morrowind's, the stealth combat "at least as satisfying" as its melee combat, and the magic- and spell-based combat diverse and uncomplicated.^ Yeah, there's combat, but the game's primary development was in the area of stealth.
  • Oblivion Q&A: 4-5-2005 - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gamecloud - How will the magic and combat systems in the game be handled?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ In Morrowind it did not matter where you struck an enemy in melee combat; a hit was a hit, and the damage was determined independently of where your blow landed.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[17]

Plot

.In terms of plot, Oblivion is not a direct sequel to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind or any other game.^ Re: The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion .
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^ The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion .
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^ The Elder Scrolls Re: The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion [ ] 12.11.2004 17:02 # 1110812 .
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[12] .The game begins with the arrival of Emperor Uriel Septim VII (voiced by Patrick Stewart), accompanied by a trio of Imperial bodyguards known as "the Blades", at the Imperial City prison.^ I witnessed Emperor Uriel Septim's assassination.
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^ Patrick Stewart - Emperor Uriel Septim VII (voice) Sean Bean - Martin Septim (voice) Terence Stamp - Mankar Camoran (voice) Lynda Carter - Nord and Orc Females (voice) Ralph Cosham - Breton Males (voice) Wes Johnson - Imperial Males, Lucien Lachance, Dremora (voice) Michael Mack - Redguard Males (voice) Craig Sechler - Elf Males (voice) Jonathan Bryce - Argonian Males (voice) Catherine Flye - ?
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^ Fast Travel to the Imperial Prison district northeast of Imperial City.
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.They are fleeing from the assassins of the Mythic Dawn, a fanatical religious cult, through a secret underground exit in the city sewers.^ You'll soon be attacked by two Mythic Dawn assassins, who shouldn't be too much trouble to take out.
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^ Once down in the basement, Wirich transforms himself into a Mythic Dawn assassin.
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^ Baurus has learned that the enemy is a secret cult of Mehrunes Dagon worshippers known as the Mythic Dawn.
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.By chance, the exit is located in the cell occupied by the player.^ If so, will creatures other than the player be able to enter and exit these interior cells?
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.The player follows the party into a series of catacombs.^ Follow the catacombs--make sure you take opportunities to loot--until you reach a door leading back into the Shrine.
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.There, the group is attacked by the Mythic Dawn, who are staved off by the Blades.^ You'll soon be attacked by two Mythic Dawn assassins, who shouldn't be too much trouble to take out.
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^ As soon as Gwinas has bought the book, corner him and reveal to him the Mythic Dawn is the group that killed the Emperor.
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.Meanwhile, Uriel entrusts the player with the Amulet of Kings, an ancient artifact traditionally worn by the ruler of Cyrodiil, and orders them to take it to a man known as Jauffre.^ I found Jauffre and gave him the Amulet of Kings.
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^ Once the assassins are dead, Jauffre thinks of the Amulet of Kings.
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^ Your first task will be taking the amulet to Jauffre at Weynon Priory near the town of Chorrol.
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Subsequently, an assassin ambushes and kills the emperor, before being defeated. .The sole surviving guard, Baurus, explains that Jauffre is the Grandmaster of the Blades and can be found at Weynon Priory.^ Jauffre is the Grandmaster of the Blades--the Emperor's personal guard--and he bides his time at Weynon Priory outside Chorrol.
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^ Your first task will be taking the amulet to Jauffre at Weynon Priory near the town of Chorrol.
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^ Jauffre will take the amulet and charge you with finding Martin and bringing him to Weynon Priory.
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The player then proceeds to the open world of Cyrodiil.[18]
The Oblivion Gate outside of Kvatch
.It is soon revealed that the lack of an heir for the fallen Emperor has broken an old covenant—the seal for the barrier between the mortal realm and the hellish realm of Oblivion.^ As soon as Gwinas has bought the book, corner him and reveal to him the Mythic Dawn is the group that killed the Emperor.
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.Multiple gates to Oblivion open and a Daedric invasion of Tamriel begins.^ You do not have to complete this quest but it may help if you cannot defend the castle before the Great Oblivion Gate opens.
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^ Once you go to Weynon Priory, the main story advances to the point where Oblivion gates begin popping up in random spots around Cyrodiil.
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^ If the main story is still open, pop into an Oblivion gate and emerge a moment or two later with the necessary item.
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.Jauffre informs the player that the only way to close down the gates permanently is to find someone of the royal bloodline to retake the throne and re-light the Dragonfires in the Imperial City.^ The only way to close the gates and restore order is to find the emperors son.
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^ Your only hope is to find out how to close the Oblivion gate, so the soldiers can retake the city.
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^ Also, he wants your help finding a way to close the gate to Oblivion.
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.Fortunately, there is still an heir to the Septim throne: an illegitimate son named Martin (voiced by Sean Bean), who resides in the city of Kvatch.^ Jauffre told me that the Emperor has an illegitimate son named Martin who is currently serving as a priest in the Chapel of Akatosh in the city of Kvatch.
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^ The majority of the main quest focuses on the long-lost son of the emperor, Martin, who is perfectly voiced by Sean Bean.
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^ The player soon encounters the Emperor himself (voiced by Patrick Stewart ), who later dies and gives you the Amulet Of Kings to give to his son Martin (voiced by Sean Bean ), the new heir to the throne, who you have to protect from a Daedroth named Mehrunes Dagon .
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.Upon arriving at Kvatch, the player is greeted by a fleeing refugee, who explains that the Daedra have destroyed the city and killed many of its inhabitants.^ He directs the player to the city of Kvatch, where he believes the last son of Uriel Septim is located.
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^ Charge into Kvatch with Matius and his men and kill daedra (about four or five).
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^ You do many things in this long difficult quest things like going undercover as an aprrentice for the Daedra Lord, destryoing oblivion gates and even saving a city call Kvatch.
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.The leader of the town guardsmen, Savlian Matius, says he saw Martin escape into the chapel along with a few others, but cannot get into the city, as the Oblivion Gate is obstructing the main city gate.^ Either enter the Oblivion gate or walk into the city and find Martin first.
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^ I have gone into the gate of Oblivion that is right outside of Kvatch and I have Killed all of the enemies and have searched along time but I can't fi...
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^ RPGamer: The addition of a 'quick travel' system is most appreciated; have any other common suggestions or complaints made by the TES community been taken into consideration for Oblivion?
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.After venturing into the Planes of Oblivion and closing the gate, the player assists Savlian Matius in a counter-attack against the Daedra within the city walls.^ There is an Oblivion gate close too, but that's not the point.
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^ I have closed the Gate by taking the Sigil Stone that anchors it within Oblivion.
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^ Elite Bastards: Can segments of the `invisible wall' surrounding the Oblivion player area be dropped for expansions, either unofficial or in mods, to increase the playing area?
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.With the area secured, the player enters the Kvatch chapel and persuades Martin to come to Weynon Priory.^ You have a couple of choices: * Buttonhole Martin now and convince him to go with you to Weynon Priory.
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^ After leaving the prison, the player heads to Weynon Priory to locate a man named Jauffre, who is the Grandmaster of the Blades (the guards assigned to protect the Emperor).
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^ Martin then agrees to travel to Weynon Priory to see Jauffre and get the Amulet of Kings.
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.Upon their return, the player finds Weynon Priory under the attack of the Mythic Dawn and discovers the Amulet of Kings has been stolen.^ Next you have to find the Amulet of Kings.
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^ He wants you to track down the Mythic Dawn and find the Amulet.
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^ As you enter Oblivion, you'll find a Kvatch guard under attack by daedra.
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.Jauffre orders the player to escort himself and Martin to Cloud Ruler Temple, the stronghold of the Blades.^ Jauffre decides the safest place for Martin is the headquarters of the Blades: Cloud Ruler Temple.
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^ A huge battle ensues, and the player escorts Martin to the Temple of the One.
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^ You can return to Cloud Ruler Temple if you wish, but Jauffre and Martin aren't going to tell you any different.
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.Martin is there recognized as the Emperor and is given command of the Blades, while the player is sent off in search of the Amulet.^ After leaving the prison, the player heads to Weynon Priory to locate a man named Jauffre, who is the Grandmaster of the Blades (the guards assigned to protect the Emperor).
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^ When you arrive, Martin is introduced as the Emperor, gives a little speech and heads off to settle in.
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^ The player heads there and manages to locate Martin; unfortunately, the entire city is being destroyed by Daedric forces, as an Oblivion Gate opened in the middle of it.
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.After gathering information with the help of Baurus, the player is tasked with infiltrating the secret meeting place of the Mythic Dawn.^ Dagon is the ruler of the hellish plane of Oblivion, and seeks to conquer the mortal realm with his Daedric armies and the help of a mysterious cult called the ' Mythic Dawn '.
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^ When you enter, you'll meet a non-hostile Mythic Dawn member.
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^ Baurus has learned that the enemy is a secret cult of Mehrunes Dagon worshippers known as the Mythic Dawn.
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.When the player manages to infiltrate the inner circle of the Mythic Dawn, their leader—Mankar Camoran (voiced by Terence Stamp)—escapes to his Paradise through a portal, taking the Amulet of Kings with him.^ The player is able to kill Mankar Camoran and escapes with the Amulet of Kings.
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^ I must enter the portal, kill Mankar Camoran, and recover the Amulet of Kings .
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^ Either way Mankar Camoran will escape to the Realm of Paradise with the Amulet of Kings.
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.The player takes Mankar Camoran's book (the Mysteriam Xarxes), which has the power to open a portal to the Paradise, before escaping the shrine.^ Martin performed the ritual and opened the portal to Camoran's Paradise.
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^ He's ready to open a portal to Camoran's Paradise.
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^ The player is able to kill Mankar Camoran and escapes with the Amulet of Kings.
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.Martin deduces that the only way to recover the amulet is to create a portal to the Paradise and follow Camoran.^ Martin performed the ritual and opened the portal to Camoran's Paradise.
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^ He's ready to open a portal to Camoran's Paradise.
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^ Martin then realizes that they need to open a portal to Mankar Camoran's Paradise, the man that is in possession of the Amulet of Kings.
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.A "collect-the-pieces" quest begins, as the player seeks out three key artifacts necessary to recreate the portal.^ To finish the quest, seek out Velwyn at the Count's Arms.
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^ The player then goes treasure hunting, gathering up the necessary items needed to open the portal.
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Martin Septim, as voiced by Sean Bean
.With all three retrieved, Martin reveals that a final ingredient is needed: a Great Sigil Stone from a Great Gate similar to the one that devastated Kvatch.^ Talk to Martin and he'll reveal the final item he needs for a portal to Paradise: a great sigil stone.
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^ There's no way to take them on one-by-one, you'll have to put up with all three hitting you at once.
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^ Your primary job is to keep Martin alive until the great gate opens.
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.Martin and Jauffre hatch a plan that involves allowing the city of Bruma to be attacked by the Daedra so that a Great Gate can be opened.^ The other involves getting Bruma ready for the opening of the Great Gate.
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^ Once the Great Gate opens enter it.
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^ This will open the gate, and allows you to get the stone.
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.The player then must venture into the gate and obtain the Great Sigil Stone.^ I reached the Great Sigil Stone and closed the Gate.
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^ In order to enchant an item without using a sigil stone, you must have a soul gem with a captured soul.
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^ Head into the Rending Halls, up to the Corridors of Dark Salvation, and once you get to the Sigil Stone chamber, do the deed.
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.On the battlefield before Bruma, Martin gives a moving speech before charging the Daedra.^ Martin and Jauffre will follow and give a speech to the other guards.
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^ When you arrive, Martin is introduced as the Emperor, gives a little speech and heads off to settle in.
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^ Harrow will lead you to the main shrine and you'll hear Mankar Camoran himself give a little speech before disappearing into his own little "Paradise".
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.Many men are lost but a Great Gate is finally opened.^ Once the Great Gate opens enter it.
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^ You do not have to complete this quest but it may help if you cannot defend the castle before the Great Oblivion Gate opens.
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^ The other involves getting Bruma ready for the opening of the Great Gate.
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.Within, the player obtains the Great Sigil Stone.^ I reached the Great Sigil Stone and closed the Gate.
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^ Once all three are open, the Mythic Dawn will open a Great Gate, which I must enter and retrieve its Great Sigil Stone.
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^ Kill either one, enter the Sanguis and run for the great sigil stone.
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.A portal is created at Cloud Ruler Temple and the player is sent to Camoran's Paradise.^ He's ready to open a portal to Camoran's Paradise.
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^ You can return to Cloud Ruler Temple if you wish, but Jauffre and Martin aren't going to tell you any different.
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^ Jauffre decides the safest place for Martin is the headquarters of the Blades: Cloud Ruler Temple.
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After bypassing a host of monsters and obstacles, the player confronts Camoran in his throne room and slays him and his family. .When the player takes the Amulet from Camoran's neck, the Paradise evaporates.^ Either way Mankar Camoran will escape to the Realm of Paradise with the Amulet of Kings.
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^ Martin has found a section of the Mysterium Xarxes which describes a ritual which will allow him to open a portal to Camoran's Paradise, where Manker Camoran has taken the Amulet of Kings.
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^ I delivered the Mysterium Xarxes to Martin, and told him that Mankar Camoran had escaped to Paradise with the Amulet of Kings.
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.The player returns the Amulet to Martin, and the Blades travel to the Imperial City to re-light the Dragonfires and end the Daedric invasion.^ Travel to the Imperial City to make Martin officially Emperor.
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^ Travel to the Imperial City prison.
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^ I need to travel to Fort Ontus to retrieve the Necromancer's Amulet, and return it to the Imperial City.
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.There, the Daedra begin a desperate final assault and overrun the Imperial City.^ There are a number of ways in which you can track down Faelian, but, by far the quickest and easiest is to Fast Travel to the Talos Plaza district in Imperial City.
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^ Buyinh the house in chorrel I haye put items in a crate in the imperial city I done a quest in burma I went back 2 the crate and the items weren't there where are they ???????...
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is a descendent of Springheel Jak living in the Imperial City named Jakben, Earl of Imbel.
  • �������� ��������: Morrowind & Oblivion - Oblivion - ������ �������/Quest Stages - ������� �����/Thieves Guild 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC tes.ag.ru [Source type: Original source]

.The player and several others fight their way to a small temple named the Temple of the One, in the Imperial City Temple District, to find that a 200-foot tall being is wreaking havoc in the city, revealed to be the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon himself.^ You'll find yourself fighting in the clouds over Imperial City.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ First find one of the many bridges around the Imperial City.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion PS3 Cheats 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ Joining the Thieves Guild can be done in two ways: In the Imperial City's Trade District, steal something and let a guard catch you.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.The player and Martin fight their way into the Temple, where Martin shatters the Amulet of Kings to merge himself with the spirit of Akatosh, the Dragon-God of Time, and become his Avatar.^ So the timing of it becomes a key strategy in fighting.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Either way Mankar Camoran will escape to the Realm of Paradise with the Amulet of Kings.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ I should also be aware that J'Ghasta is expecting trouble, and has paid off the guards to look the other way if our fight spills out into the city streets.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

After an epic fight, the Avatar defeats Dagon, before turning to stone. .Martin disappears, the gates of Oblivion are shut forever, and the throne of the Empire again lies empty.^ You get to take the guards into Oblivion, along with Captain Burd, and shut the gate.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Either enter the Oblivion gate or walk into the city and find Martin first.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Buyinh the house in chorrel How do you close the Oblivion gate near the city that has been destroyed (The quest where you find the emporer's son Brother Martin)...
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

.In a final monologue, Martin describes the events in an optimistic light and states that the future of Tamriel is now in the player's hands.^ Your final mission is at hand: protect Martin.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.Lord Chancellor Ocato of the Elder Council proclaims the player Champion of Cyrodiil, and the player is given a set of Imperial Dragon Armor as a reward.^ Just got the Imperial Dragon Armor and I'm really unhappy with the enchantment on it...
  • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When you finish the main story, you are proclaimed the Champion of Cyrodiil and everyone loves you.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Chancellor Ocato has ordered a suit of Imperial Dragon armor forged for me in gratitude for the services I rendered to the Empire during the Oblivion Crisis.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[18]

Development

.Work began on The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion shortly after the release of Morrowind in 2002.[19] By mid-September 2004, Oblivion had been officially announced and its title released.^ Re: The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion .
  • FORUMS.GAMES.1C.RU - The Elder Scrolls 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.games.1c.ru [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Overall: Elder Scrolls does it again with Oblivion.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was released by Bethesda Softworks on March 20, 2006.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[20][19][21] .The game was developed by American developing company Bethesda Softworks.^ We were able to speak with Pete Hines from Bethesda Softworks about the upcoming Xbox360 (and PC) game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ It is unclear whether or not they will release a TES MMO. However, if they do, it will have absolutely no impact on the numbered TES titles developed by Bethesda Game Studios.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The original game and official plugins use these .bsa files (it stands for Bethesda Softworks Archive).
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

.The PC and Xbox 360 versions of the game were co-published by 2K Games and Bethesda.^ XG : What differences will there be between Xbox 360 and PC versions?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Also the pc version has the ability to look better then the xbox 360 version.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Without such content on the Xbox 360 version, I know that I will be happily parked in front of my PC monitor a little while longer...
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[22] .The official release date for the PC and Xbox 360 versions was originally November 22, 2005, but developmental delays pushed it forward to March 21, 2006.[23] Bethesda had initially intended for the late 2005 publication so that the game could be an Xbox 360 launch title.^ Also the pc version has the ability to look better then the xbox 360 version.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bethesda has released the v1.1.511 patch for both PC and Xbox 360.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ XG : What differences will there be between Xbox 360 and PC versions?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[24] .The PlayStation 3 version of the game (ported by 2K Studios) was released on March 20, 2007 in North America,[25] and on April 27, 2007 in Europe.^ Release Date March 20, 2006.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was released by Bethesda Softworks on March 20, 2006.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ AlianKK 25.03.07 20:27 .
  • ������ / Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, the / ������� ������� TES IV:Oblivion �� PG 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.playground.ru [Source type: Reference]

[26] .In the interim between the PC and Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release, graphical improvements were made to the game and the PS3 version was subsequently praised for its enhanced visual appeal.^ Also the pc version has the ability to look better then the xbox 360 version.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Graphics: Visually the game was stunning.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ XG : What differences will there be between Xbox 360 and PC versions?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[27][28]
.While developing Oblivion, Bethesda concentrated on creating a system which allowed for a more realistic storyline with more believable characters and more meaningful quests than in the past.^ Ugly McGee with their character creation system.
  • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

^ Even more than just bringing characters to life as they go about their daily lives, I'm excited about the use of Radiant A.I. in quests.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Probably more than I will ever go into before finishing the main quest.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

.The game features improved AI (courtesy of Bethesda's proprietary Radiant AI),[29][30] and improved physics (courtesy of the Havok physics engine).^ We rely on a heavily tweaked version of the Havok SDK for our in-game physics and it does a bang up job on its own.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ XG : How does your Radiant AI system work in the game?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Physics are another feature that we made a priority from the start and they are incorporated into every facet of the game from magic to combat to traps.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[31][32] .It sports impressive graphics for its time, taking advantage of advanced lighting and shader routines like high dynamic range rendering (HDR) and specular mapping.^ HDR (High Dynamic Range) works only with newer video cards with "Pixel Shader 3" support.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Advance very slowly and try to take them on one at a time.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ High level characters that can take on six or so enemies at the same time (along with the ten or so Bruma guards at your side).
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[16][31] .Bethesda developed and implemented procedural content creation tools in the creation of Oblivion's terrain, leading to the expedited creation of landscapes more complex and realistic than those of past titles.^ Elder Scrolls modders have several years of experience under their collective belts when it comes to creating content for ES games, but will Bethesda be providing any additional support in the form of, say, tutorials on new tools, web chats with the developers, etc.?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ What will Oblivion do to raise the bar on your past successes in regards to creating an epic narrative?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ The most major of them is undoubtedly the introduction of our procedural content tools, which allow us to churn out realistic environments much more quickly and efficiently than we could in Morrowind .
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[33][34]

Environment

An in-game screenshot showing Oblivion's user interface, HDR lighting and long draw distance, improvements made as part of a goal to create "cutting-edge graphics"
.While designing Oblivion's landscape and architecture, developers worked from personal travel photographs, nature books, texture images, and reference photographs.^ Normally, this isn't a problem since Oblivion is designed to automatically load any meshes, textures, etc.
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

^ The person I talk to doesn't have that problem, he can talk and play Oblivion at the same time and have it still working.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

[16] .Procedural content generation tools used in production allowed for the creation of realistic environments at much faster rates than was the case with Morrowind.^ It's much better than in Morrowind.
  • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

^ The most major of them is undoubtedly the introduction of our procedural content tools, which allow us to churn out realistic environments much more quickly and efficiently than we could in Morrowind .
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ If you are using shadows, the High setting will be much more realistic at the cost of frames-per-second.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

[33] .Erosion algorithms incorporated in the landscape generation tools allowed for the creation of craggy terrain quickly and easily, replacing Morrowind's artificially smoothed-over terrain.^ And whereas Morrowind featured primarily smoothed over hills due to being done by hand, our programmers incorporated erosion algorithms into our landscape generation, giving us awesome craggy mountain vistas that would take us forever to do by hand.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Whereas in Morrowind, "mountains" were basically big, smooth lumps on the landscape, now we can easily create realistically deformed terrain.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ The most major of them is undoubtedly the introduction of our procedural content tools, which allow us to churn out realistic environments much more quickly and efficiently than we could in Morrowind .
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[33] In accordance with a shift of graphical focus from water to flora, the Bethesda development team enlisted a number of technologies to aid in the production of large and diverse forests.[35] .One such was IDV's SpeedTree package, which allowed a single programmer to generate a complete and detailed tree model in a matter of minutes through the adjustment of preset values.^ To fix this, I have to transfer the main folders one at a time (such as the whole textures directory, not every single file within).
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

^ To fix this, I have to transfer themain folders one at a time (such as thewhole textures directory, not every single file within).Mayjustbeanissueonmyend,however.
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

.Designers used bloom effects to give the game an ethereal look—a design element that has been used in a multitude of recent games, including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.^ When you drill down to the basics of game design, what makes a game fun to play is pretty much the same whether you're using a gamepad or a mouse and keyboard.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't know what advice anyone could give you since you don't own the game and havn't tried using the tweakguide.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ I know that this game has been out for some time now, but for those of you looking to pick it up used or new with the expansion pack, this review is for you.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

[34]
.Although Oblivion does not have deformable terrain, it has dynamic weather and time, shifting between snow, rain, fog, and sunny and overcast skies, along with the darkening red sky near Oblivion portals.^ Will Oblivion return to the location based music concept apparent in earlier installments of the TES series, with dedicated music for dungeons and different aspects like timing and weather?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Oblivion will have NPC shifts and will all say different things depending on what time you talk to them...
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We use a dual-layered system in Oblivion to more realistically transition between different types of weather and to better model the way clouds move in the sky.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[36] .Oblivion also uses more multi-level environments than previous games, varying the topology to a greater extent than Morrowind.^ I love looking into the newest games that look great and looking for their flaws because those games are all about the graphics, BUT I never had that expectation for Oblivion because after playing and completing morrowind I had too much to look forward to in oblivion OTHER than graphics improvements.
  • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

^ Even more than just bringing characters to life as they go about their daily lives, I'm excited about the use of Radiant A.I. in quests.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ The D-pad is nice as you can set it to be shortcuts for various items/spells/etc that you use quite often in the game.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

[13] .The game's view distance is far greater than its predecessor's, extending player sightlines to the horizon and giving views of distant towns and mountain ranges.^ Distant Land: turning this off has the same effect as moving the View Distance slider to about 50% and turns Distant Buildings and Distant Trees off as well.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ I think that the issue here is that too many posters are talking about WoW 's player base rather than the game.
  • EQ vs. WoW after 6 years on the market - The Pub at MMORPG.COM - General Discussion - MMORPG.com Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.mmorpg.com [Source type: General]

^ It either is too restrictive to give a good representation of what the game is about, or it is far, far, far too big to ever release as a demo.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.According to a Microsoft press release, Oblivion's game world is approximately 16 square miles (41 km2) in size.^ GridsToLoad=5 The Oblivion game world is composed of square cells.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ To measure the framerate in Oblivion, open the console in-game by pressing the backtick (`) key--on US English keyboards, backtick is directly left of the numeral 1 key.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Speaking of large areas, we know Oblivion takes place over 16 square miles and that forests and caverns are a given, but are you including any locales that might seem new and exciting to Elder Scrolls veterans?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[37] .Wilderness quests, ruins and randomly generated dungeons were added to fill surplus space.^ In addition, some dungeons and quests are randomly generated.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ The wine chest is on the top level of the outer ruin-- you only go into the dungeon during the associated quest.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ So you'll find a few wilderness quests, lots of ruins and random dungeons, and lots and lots of flavor touches, like ambient wildlife and hunter NPCs.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[33] .Content in the dungeons was densely packed, with an increase in the frequency of creature encounters, quest NPCs, and puzzles.^ There will also be new creatures, dungeons, and quests.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ You get a big Disposition increase with all the NPCs, which makes all the side quests (many of which require a high Disposition score with an NPC somewhere along the way) much easier.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ No more clones of creatures or NPCs where each one is identical, with MMM every encounter is different because every creature -- even those of the same race -- is uniquely different.
  • Elric Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal :: For the Morrowind and Oblivion Community (Downloads) 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.elricm.com [Source type: General]

[33] .The populations represented in Oblivion, however, do not match the numbers attested in previous in-game literature—populations of "thousands upon thousands". The development team decided to set the NPC populations at a level that would play well, rather than one that would match game lore, since the presence of multiple NPCs on screen can slow down the game.^ The population in Cyrodiil, the assumed main setting for Oblivion, is said to be thousands upon thousands.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Still one of the best games I have ever played.
  • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

^ This is the longest game you will ever play however not one second of it is boring.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

[38]
.Oblivion (unlike previous games in the series) presents few loading screens as the player travels through the game world—only when moving from interior to exterior environments, or when fast-traveling, does the game pause to load.^ Oblivion is the only game that does this.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ This game does not run all that well without at least a few basic tweaks.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ The CTD occurs when I launch my game, after, of sometimes during the Bethesda movie, or just 2 second into the first loading screen.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

[39] .The game world is cordoned off at its edges by an invisible wall.^ I bet you noticed this only in this one place because you got good view on imperial walls from every position in the game world, so it`s easy to discover.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ You can build off our game world in any direction.
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^ There is a border you basically hit an invisible wall and the game says youve reached the edge go back.
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.In most places, the development team built this limit around a physical barrier, like a mountain.^ As much as possible, we try to make this a physical barrier, like a mountain, but that just looks odd sometimes, so we go with the game message.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ I spent like 15 mins picking up a rat from different places around his body and throwing it.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most likely I have to be standing in a special place for the keyhole to open up.
  • �������� ��������: Morrowind & Oblivion - Oblivion - ������ �������/Quest Stages - ������� �����/Thieves Guild 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC tes.ag.ru [Source type: Original source]
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Wherever this was not possible, the screen displays a message stating "You cannot go that way, turn back" and prevents the player further access.^ Just go back the same way you came.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Run back the way you came.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Walkthrough Part 4 - a knol by Anonymous 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Go back out the way you came in.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

[40]

Additional content

Content from the "Horse Armor" content package had a mixed reception
.Starting in April 2006, Bethesda released small packages of additional downloadable content for the game from their website and over the Xbox Live Marketplace for US$1–3.[41] The first update came as a set of specialized armor for Oblivion's ridable horses.^ I got Oblivion in April 2006, so I played it right when it came out.
  • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have xbox live and I updated my Oblivion game, but the updates are only on the hard drive not ...
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Xbox.com: We've read some comments in the press that you're kicking around the idea of downloadable content via Xbox Live.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.It was released on April 3, 2006 and costs 200 Microsoft Points, equivalent to US$2.50[42] or GBP1.50;[43] the corresponding PC release cost was US$1.99.[44] Although gamers generally displayed enthusiasm for the concept of micropayments for downloadable in-game content,[42][45] many expressed their dissatisfaction at the price they had to pay for the relatively minor horse armor package on the Internet and elsewhere.^ PM So what is the cost for Microsoft points for the 360?
  • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With the Xbox 360 having been in North American gamers hands for almost a week, people have had plenty of time to experience next generation games.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Point is were all here loving the game regardless, I’ve got great faith in Bethesda that TES5 will blow us all away.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[42] Hines assured the press that Bethesda was not going to respond rashly to customer criticism.[45] .New releases continued into late 2006, at lower price points and more substantial content, leading to a better reception in the gaming press.^ BT: The graphics debate between NVIDIA and ATI is always in the limelight with the release of any new game.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ I love this game and I love it even more now that I understand the game better and ditched my first character and started a new one and am about 40 hours into my new charachter who is more than twice as powerful as my first one who has about 30 something hours on him.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ (There's another entrance to the mine, but it leads directly into some trolls that are better approached from behind.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

[46] Oblivion's final content pack was released October 15, 2007.[47]
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition cover for PlayStation 3
.The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine is an official plug-in for Oblivion released on November 21, 2006. Downloadable on the Xbox Live marketplace for the Xbox 360 and available for retail purchase for PC users, the expansion content was included in the original version of the PlayStation 3 version.^ Re: The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion .
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^ Also the pc version has the ability to look better then the xbox 360 version.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Overall: Elder Scrolls does it again with Oblivion.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

[48] .The plugin was developed, published and released in North America by Bethesda Softworks; in Europe, the game was co-published with Ubisoft.^ If Bethesda EVER make an online game out of TES, I’m going back to good ol’ Ubisoft Montreal!
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More Wilderness Life -- Another community plugin developed by Dae, More Wilderness Life adds hundreds of new spawn points across Tamriel to help fill the bare, empty areas Bethesda left in the game.
  • Elric Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal :: For the Morrowind and Oblivion Community (Downloads) 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.elricm.com [Source type: General]

^ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was released by Bethesda Softworks on March 20, 2006.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[49] .The plot of Knights of the Nine centers on the rise of the sorcerer-king Umaril, and the player's quest to defeat him with the aid of the lost Crusader's relics.^ Wayshrines are essential in the Knights of the Nine quest.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Further, Lathon asks if you'll allow him to join the newly formed Knights of the Nine.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ When you finish the quest, you'll be the leader of a new guild: Knights of the Nine.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

[50] .Although it made little change to the basic mechanics of Oblivion, it was judged by reviewers to be a brief but polished addition to the game's main plot.^ Another upgrade I think is that its not as easy to get sidetracked from the main mission in oblivion as it was in in the 3rd game.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Im 180hrs into the game, as for the main quest i havent got that far into it still but have done literally hundreds of side quests and explored basically 80% of the map.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ I hope that the interface for ESV will change dramatically, although Oblivions was still nice.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[51]
.The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles, the only expansion pack for Oblivion,[52] was released on March 27, 2007 for Windows and Xbox 360. The expansion offers more than 30 hours of new adventuring, and features new quests, new voice acting, monsters, spells, armor, and expanded freeform gameplay plus a new land "that [players] can watch change according to [their] vital life-or-death decisions".[53] A PlayStation 3 version was confirmed and released in 2007.[54] Shivering Isles takes place in the realm of madness ruled over by the daedric prince Sheogorath.^ Re: The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion .
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^ Overall: Elder Scrolls does it again with Oblivion.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was released by Bethesda Softworks on March 20, 2006.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[7] .The player is tasked by Sheogorath with saving the realm from an approaching cataclysm known as the Greymarch.^ Within the Realm of Sheogorath, players can explore the two extreme sides of the god’s madness – the sublimely creative and the completely psychotic.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ Rather than expand into another province of Tamriel, Bethesda dipped into the lore and decided to transport players to the 'Shivering Isles' known also as 'The realm of Madness', the daedric realm ruled by the prince Sheogorath.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

.At E3 2007, it was announced that a Game of the Year Edition for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion would be released in September 2007. The Game of the Year Edition includes the original game as well as the Shivering Isles and Knights of The Nine content packs,[55] but not the other downloadable content.^ Re: The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion .
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^ Overall: Elder Scrolls does it again with Oblivion.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was released by Bethesda Softworks on March 20, 2006.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[56] In North America, the game was released on September 10, 2007 for the Xbox 360 and PC,[57] and on October 16, 2007 for the PS3;[58] in Europe, it was released on September 21, 2007 for the Xbox 360 and PC, and on October 8, 2007 for the PS3; and in Australia, it was released on September 28, 2007 for the Xbox 360 and PC, and on December 13, 2007 for the PS3.[57]
.On the Internet, there exist many third-party modifications (or mods) for the Windows version.^ Install Microsoft Defender (for Windows computers) Please note that we cannot be responsible for the effects of any third party software including Malware on your computer system.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - PS3 vs. Xbox 360 | SPIKE 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Im asking is there anything else that teaches me on how to mod, except the internet.
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

^ However, if you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, the official mod installer will not work.
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

.Made with the The Elder Scrolls Construction Set, these mods change many aspects of the game (including the visuals, gameplay, and user interface) and add original content such as new races, explorable game areas, armor, and weapons.^ Gameplay: The gameplay has made an improvement sense "Elder Scrolls 3".
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ It adds a lot of new stuff to the game.
  • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In an attempt to avoid this conundrum, the expansion for the popular Elder Scrolls IV will add a unique twist to the established formula - it changes little gameplay wise, but adds a whole lot of totally new and unique content.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

[59]

Audio

.Oblivion features the voices of Patrick Stewart, Lynda Carter, Sean Bean, Terence Stamp, Ralph Cosham, and Wes Johnson.^ The majority of the main quest focuses on the long-lost son of the emperor, Martin, who is perfectly voiced by Sean Bean.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ The voice acting is also incredible with ppl like patrick stewart and others on the list, i dont believe this game will fall short in to many if not any categories.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ RPGamer: Patrick Stewart aside, have any well-known voice actors been involved with the Oblivion project, and if so, who and how large a part do they play in the game?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[60] .The voice acting received mixed reviews in the gaming press.^ The voice acting is also incredible with ppl like patrick stewart and others on the list, i dont believe this game will fall short in to many if not any categories.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also the combat system is great and the spellcasting is right along with it, but what really drives this game is the characters and the great voice acting.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gavin Carter : We just recently announced that Lynda Carter, Wonder Woman herself, will be doing voice acting in the game, so we're very happy to have her aboard.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

While many publications praised it as excellent,[17][61][62] others found fault with its repetitiveness.[63][64] The issue has been blamed on the small number of voice actors and the blandness of the dialogue itself.[65] .Lead Designer Ken Rolston found the plan to fully voice the game "less flexible, less apt for user projection of his own tone, more constrained for branching, and more trouble for production and disk real estate" than Morrowind's partially recorded dialogue.^ Gavin Carter: There is a difficulty slider that functions similar to Morrowind increasing the difficulty causes you to do less damage while enemies do more damage, and vice versa.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ After more than a year and several official game patches, it seems unlikely that Bethesda will ever correct this bug.
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

^ It’s not a game-breaking problem, and for me, it was not much more than a minor annoyance.
  • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

.Rolston tempered his criticism with the suggestion that voice acting "can be a powerful expressive tool", and can contribute significantly to the charm and ambience of the game.^ The voice acting is also incredible with ppl like patrick stewart and others on the list, i dont believe this game will fall short in to many if not any categories.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can also use standard Charm spells, scrolls or the Imperial race's Voice of the Emperor power.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Also the combat system is great and the spellcasting is right along with it, but what really drives this game is the characters and the great voice acting.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."I prefer Morrowind's partially recorded dialogue, for many reasons.^ Xbox.com: Oblivion reportedly has hours and hours of recorded dialogue, unlike Morrowind where most characters spoke a greeting phrase only.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

But I'm told that fully-voiced dialogue is what the kids want."[66]
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Oblivion's soundtrack was created by Jeremy Soule, a video game composer whose past scores had earned him a BAFTA award in the "Game Music Category" and two nominations for an AIAS award for "Original Music Composition". Soule had worked with Bethesda and Howard back during the creation of Morrowind, and, in a press release announcing his return for Oblivion, Soule repeated the words he had said during Morrowind's press release: "The stunning, epic quality of The Elder Scrolls series is particularly compatible with the grand, orchestral style of music I enjoy composing the most."[67] As in his compositions for Morrowind, Soule chose to create a soft and minimalist score so as not to wear out users' ears.[68] .Soule stated that, while composing the music, he did not imagine any specific characters or events; rather, he wanted it "to comment on the human condition and the beauty of life."^ Where r some empty soul gems i can use to break the vampire curs Please I want to be human again I don't want to stare at my accomplices and see that their scared of me.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

In a 2006 interview, he related that this desire came as a result of a car accident that occurred during his composition of the score. .He said, "I ended up rolling in my car several times on an interstate while flying headlong into oncoming traffic ...^ I play it all the time with my clan and have only 330 hours tallied up.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ First time I did it, it was easy but then I turned into a vampire and my acount got messe...
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Furthermore, any time you end up in a hand-to-hand scuffle, you'll be at a disadvantage.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

I felt no fear ... .I simply just acknowledged to myself that I've had a good life and I would soon have to say goodbye to all of it in a matter of seconds."^ EGM_BlizzardKill Says: August 19th, 2009 at 1:38 am All good, and they announced RAGE 3 years b4 it comes out?
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you could just say the main differences from morrowind I would be ever so happy.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Can you imagine what people would say if you had to load every eight seconds while riding the horse in Wind Waker?
  • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

Soule sustained only minor injuries, but commented that his feeling during the crash—"that life is indeed precious"—remained with him throughout the rest of the composition.[69]

Reception

Reviews
Publication Score
Famitsu 38/40 (Platinum)
Game Informer 9.5/10 (Xbox 360), 9.5/10 (PS3)[70]
GameSpot 9.3/10 (PC), 9.6/10 (Xbox 360), 9.5/10 (PS3)[71]
GameSpy 4/5[72]
IGN 9.3/10[73]
Gamepro 5/5
PC Gamer US 95/100
OXM 9.5/10
Compilations of Multiple Reviews
Compiler Score
Game Rankings 94/100 (based on 102 reviews)[74]
Metacritic 94/100 (based on 53 reviews)[75]
X-Play 5/5
Awards
Award Publications
Overall
Game of the Year
G4, Spike TV,[76]
Golden Joystick awards, Shacknews[77]
PC/Xbox 360
Game of the Year
GameSpy Gamer's Choice awards, IGN Reader's Choice,
Gamespot Reader's Choice, Interactive Achievement Awards,
360 Gamer Magazine
RPG of the Year IGN, IGN Reader's Choice, G4
GameSpy, GameSpy Gamer's Choice awards,
GameSpot, Gamespot Readers Choice
Game Revolution, Interactive Achievement Awards
Editor's Choice IGN, GameSpot,
PC Gamer US, PC Gamer UK[78]
.Reviewer reaction to the English version of Oblivion was almost entirely positive.^ The reaction to everyone in the company playing the Xbox 360 version has been extremely positive.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.At Game Rankings, the game holds an average review score of 94% for the Xbox 360,[79] 93% for the PC, and 93% for the PlayStation 3 version.^ Also the pc version has the ability to look better then the xbox 360 version.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ XG : What differences will there be between Xbox 360 and PC versions?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Without such content on the Xbox 360 version, I know that I will be happily parked in front of my PC monitor a little while longer...
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

Most reviewers praised the game for its immersiveness and scope—traits which won it awards from a number of outlets.[6] The television program X-Play awarded the game a 5/5, and Eurogamer stated that the game "successfully unites some of the best elements of RPG, adventure and action games and fuses them into a relentlessly immersive and intoxicating whole". In Japan, game magazine Famitsu awarded Oblivion a 38/40, giving it their "Platinum award". GameSpot called the game "simply one of the best role-playing games ever made." Gamepro gave the game a 5/5.[80]
1UP.com and several other publications criticized the repetitive and occasionally absurd nature of conversations between in-game NPCs: "...when an NPC greets you with a custom piece of dialogue (such as a guard's warning) and then reverts to the standard options (like a guard's cheerful directions just after that warning) it's more jarring than the canned dialogue by itself."[81] Reviewers also criticized the leveling system of Oblivion, pointing to its clumsiness and the nonsensical skill-leveling. .Official Xbox Magazine said that the Xbox 360 version of the game suffered from occasional frame rate drops, though they were not as frequent as the Windows version, as well as longer loading times on a Core system which lacks a hard drive.^ Without such content on the Xbox 360 version, I know that I will be happily parked in front of my PC monitor a little while longer...
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^ The reaction to everyone in the company playing the Xbox 360 version has been extremely positive.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ With the Xbox 360 having been in North American gamers hands for almost a week, people have had plenty of time to experience next generation games.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[82]
IGN stated "none of those minor criticisms hold back Oblivion from being a thoroughly enjoyable, user-friendly, gorgeous experience with enough content to keep you returning time and time again", awarding it a score of 9.3.[83]
.In addition to the awards won by the game itself, Patrick Stewart's voice work as Uriel Septim won a Spike TV award,[76] and the musical score by composer Jeremy Soule won the inaugural MTV Video Music Award for "Best Original Score" through an international popular vote.^ The voice acting is also incredible with ppl like patrick stewart and others on the list, i dont believe this game will fall short in to many if not any categories.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ RPGamer: Patrick Stewart aside, have any well-known voice actors been involved with the Oblivion project, and if so, who and how large a part do they play in the game?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

The game was nominated for five BAFTAs.[84]
Preceded by
Resident Evil 4
Spike TV Video Game Awards' Game of the Year
2006
Succeeded by
Bioshock

Rating change

.On May 3, 2006, the Entertainment Software Rating Board in North America changed Oblivion's rating from T (Teen 13+) to M (Mature 17+), citing game content not considered in the ESRB review.^ Koroush Ghazi 11-21-2006, 04:07 AM I think it may well be a problem with Oblivion's support for these newer graphics cards.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ What audience is Oblivion going to be aimed towards; Specifically, what do you believe the final ESRB rating are you working towards?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ GlobalTimeMultiplier=1.0000 Changes the rate at which time passes in the game.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

"The presence in the PC version of the game of a locked-out art file that, if accessed by using an apparently unauthorized third party tool,[85] allows the user to play the game with topless versions of female characters."[86][87] In response to the new content, the ESRB conducted a new review of Oblivion, showing to its reviewers the content originally submitted by Bethesda along with the newly disclosed content. .The ESRB reported that Bethesda Softworks would promptly notify all retailers of the change, issue stickers for retailers and distributors to affix on the product, display the new rating in all following product shipments and marketing, and create a downloadable patch rendering the topless skin inaccessible.^ I love all of the official downloadable content Bethesda has created.
  • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arquen also realizes this is all very new to me, and told me I'd be fine as long as I just followed along.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ I'd like to thank Gavin Carter and all our wonderful contacts at Bethesda Softworks for their efforts in bringing us first news on some of the technology behind their next instalment, Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[85] Bethesda complied with the request, but disagreed with the ESRB's rationale.[88] .Although certain retailers began to check for ID before selling Oblivion as a result,[89] and one California Assemblyman used the event to criticize the ESRB's ability,[90] the events passed by with little notice from the public and gaming journalists.^ One of the most useful items in the game!
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Before using TGTC and Koro's Oblivion guide, Oblivion was hardly playable for me.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ There's only one unicorn in the game, and it's conveniently located south and a little east of the shrine in Harcane Grove.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

[86] .Although the mod was only used in the Windows version, the rating was changed for all systems.^ Thats how you use the money glitch, on the Ps3 Version of Elder Scrolls: Oblivion On the Xbox 360 version, it had you kill Dorian, and you'd be stuck with looting only 20k, least on the Ps3 Version all you have to do is Bribe, Paralyze, then loot.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion PS3 Cheats 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ Note that you do NOT need Better Bodies installed in order to use this mod, nor will this mod conflict with any version of the Better Bodies plugin.
  • Elric Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal :: For the Morrowind and Oblivion Community (Downloads) 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.elricm.com [Source type: General]

^ Sorcerers are all about raining death and destruction on their enemies using only magic.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

Controversy with Limbo of the Lost

.On 11 June, 2008, GamePlasma, a gaming news site, posted an article showing that certain places in Majestic Studio's Limbo of the Lost appeared to have been copied from portions of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.^ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion didnt make its anticipated Nov.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ I Have the actual disc for elder scrolls IV oblivion.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We’re thrilled with the response that Oblivion has received to date and feel that Shivering Isles will offer a whole new and different experience to anyone who played and enjoyed Oblivion,” said Todd Howard, executive producer for The Elder Scrolls.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

Content from Thief: Deadly Shadows, Sea Dogs, and World of Warcraft, among others, had also been plagiarised.[91] .The Majestic Studio game depicts its lead character walking in numerous shops and offices drawn from Bethesda's source material for Oblivion.^ We have another division – ZeniMax Online Studios – which is lead by Matt Firor, and they are working on an MMO. They have not said anything about what game they are making.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Information in this section is compiled from a variety of sources, some for games other than Oblivion.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Todd and Bethesda Game Studios are hard at work on their next big game, and we’re not ready to discuss it.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[92] After the plagiarism was discovered the game was pulled from sale and the developers issued a statement stating they were "shocked and mortified".[93]

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  90. ^ Feldman, Curt; Thorsen, Tor (2005-07-05). "Politician wants San Andreas rated Adults Only". GameSpot. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6128702.html. Retrieved 2007-07-02.  
  91. ^ Lodata, Ryan (2008-06-10). "Limbo of the Lost or Oblivion?". GamePlasma. http://gameplasma.com/news/index/view/id/621/. Retrieved 2009-11-14.  
  92. ^ Images from rockpapershotgun.com at [1] and [2]
  93. ^ Aaron Linde (2008-06-24). "Limbo of the Lost Makers 'Shocked and Mortified,' Issue Response to Plagiarism Accusations". Shacknews. http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/53294. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  

Further reading

  • Burman, Rob (2007-02-16). "Sean Bean Gagging for Oblivion". IGN UK. .http://ps3.ign.com/articles/765/765380p1.html.^ You can read more about this in the oblivion tweakguide (page 4); http://www.tweakguides.com/Oblivion_4.html .
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Link to OBMM (http://timeslip.chorrol.com/obmm_download.html) .
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE FINDING THIS INFORMATION* Try this program: http://www.gtopala.com/index.html SIW is a self-contained program--i.e.
    • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

    .Retrieved 2007-08-03.
     
  • Carless, Simon (2007-01-18).^ Schizm 02-05-2007, 01:18 AM I'm thinking of dling OOO and a few other mods.
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Whizzer 02-01-2007, 03:14 PM I believe there are about 25-30 gates.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Crazy Asian 01-29-2007, 03:32 AM A .7Z file is a compressed file - the ESP will be within it.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ."Bethesda Confirms Oblivion Expansion For Xbox Live Distribution".^ We'll be watching to see how they work around the user created content, as it can't be sanctioned by Microsoft and Bethesda, and therefore won't be distributable currently over Xbox Live.
    • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Knights of the Nine: This mini-expansion to Oblivion includes previously released material through Bethesda's official mods store (both for PC and X360).
    • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Buyinh the house in chorrel How do people get xbox live for the 360.I want it so I could get the expansions for Oblivion like Knights of the nine.I just have premium xbox 360 and...
    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

    Gamasutra. .http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=12424.^ Http://www.Elderscrolls.com .
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ AM Apparently (http://rpgcodex.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=15230&sid=c6d98d9234050f2d3d48e5c08f8ef566), Bethesda has trademarked "Shivering Isles" and "Knights of the Nine".
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This thread at the ESF (http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=540768&hl=) might interest you.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    .Retrieved 2007-06-26.
     
  • Gibson, Ellie (2007-03-20).^ WORMGERM 06-24-2006, 01:26 PM I finished the main quest in about 20 hours and I am up to about 60 hours.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ El sanchez Says: Mai 25th, 2007 at 20:03 @ S.L. Glaub auf scharesoft oda so gibts die auch auf deutsch .
    • Form ID Liste für Items | OblivionInfo.de - Leitfäden, Tipps, Übersichten, Infos, Tutorials & Blog zu TES IV 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.oblivioninfo.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Elhoim 09-03-2006, 06:20 AM If you want a better looking LOD mod, check this out!
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    "Scrolling Up". GamesIndustry.biz. .http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=23597.^ This thread at the ESF (http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=540768&hl=) might interest you.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ AM I just installed these mods (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=71419) and WOW..
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Harvest [Flora] http://www.tessource.net/files/file.php?id=2037 Removes or changes the 3D art for plants after you harvest them.
    • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

    .Retrieved 2007-06-27.
     
  • Joynt, Patrick (2006-03-29).^ MrSatan 04-21-2006, 06:03 PM Minor Updates today.
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Wally The Gator 03-24-2006, 06:35 PM Anyone with oblivion...how is she?
    • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ MrSatan 04-14-2006, 06:27 PM Kind of a slow day, only had one mod update so far.
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    "The Oblivion of Western RPGs: Is the PC RPG Dead?". 1UP. .http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3148996.^ Http://www.Elderscrolls.com .
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This thread at the ESF (http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=540768&hl=) might interest you.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You can read more about this in the oblivion tweakguide (page 4); http://www.tweakguides.com/Oblivion_4.html .
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    .Retrieved 2007-06-13.
     
  • Martin, Matt (2006-10-11).^ J-Mag 04-10-2006, 11:51 AM I DLed the better sky mod last night.
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ LazerFX 12-13-2006, 10:54 PM Just spotted an awesome user-submitted video on Gamespot.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Koroush Ghazi 10-11-2006, 06:51 AM I've moved this to the the Oblivion thread in the PC games forum, as that's the correct place to discuss this stuff.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    "BVG signs Oblivion engine for next-gen titles". GamesIndustry.biz. .http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=20319.^ This thread at the ESF (http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=540768&hl=) might interest you.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ AM I just installed these mods (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=71419) and WOW..
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Beautiful Stars (http://www.tessource.net/files/file.php?id=2520) The night sky looks so much better with this.
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Retrieved 2007-06-27.
     
  • Miller, Ross (2006-10-07).^ Citizen Philip 02-27-2006, 10:35 AM It was a review, get over it.
    • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

    ^ MrSatan 04-14-2006, 06:27 PM Kind of a slow day, only had one mod update so far.
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Koroush Ghazi 10-11-2006, 06:51 AM I've moved this to the the Oblivion thread in the PC games forum, as that's the correct place to discuss this stuff.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ."How modders saved Oblivion".^ I have beat oblivion 3 times and every time I forgot to save it Now I have forgot how to do the part wh...
    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

    Joystiq. .http://www.joystiq.com/2006/10/07/how-modders-saved-oblivion/.^ Http://www.Elderscrolls.com .
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Wally The Gator 03-24-2006, 06:35 PM Anyone with oblivion...how is she?
    • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This thread at the ESF (http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=540768&hl=) might interest you.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    .Retrieved 2007-07-09.
     
  • Miller, Ross (2007-07-26).^ Rirath 02-26-2006, 09:07 PM There's far, far, far more previews than just this one guy, and most of them are quite positive.
    • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

    "Oblivion producer predicts breakout hit in Japan". Joystiq. .http://www.joystiq.com/2007/07/26/oblivion-producer-predicts-breakout-hit-in-japan/.^ Http://www.Elderscrolls.com .
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This thread at the ESF (http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=540768&hl=) might interest you.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You can read more about this in the oblivion tweakguide (page 4); http://www.tweakguides.com/Oblivion_4.html .
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    .Retrieved 2007-07-29.
     
  • Ransom-Wiley, James (2007-01-09).^ Droopz 01-24-2007, 07:15 PM I fairly sure I read somewhere that those are shadow problems caused by some combination of settings.
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jonas Beckman 01-19-2007, 04:29 PM I don't really remember that much about how the gauntlets really work but that could be the cause.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Crazy Asian 01-29-2007, 03:32 AM A .7Z file is a compressed file - the ESP will be within it.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ."Bethesda mum about Oblivion expansion".^ We were able to speak with Pete Hines from Bethesda Softworks about the upcoming Xbox360 (and PC) game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
    • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Knights of the Nine: This mini-expansion to Oblivion includes previously released material through Bethesda's official mods store (both for PC and X360).
    • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

    Joystiq. .http://www.joystiq.com/2007/01/09/bethesda-mum-about-oblivion-expansion/.^ Whizzer 02-01-2007, 03:14 PM I believe there are about 25-30 gates.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Http://www.Elderscrolls.com .
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ (More money for Bethesda) You can read about it here: http://www.elderscrolls.com/news/press_101706.htm Probably the first DLC to actually be worth the money.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    .Retrieved 2007-07-09.
     
  • Rose, Alan (2006-08-09).^ MadCat 08-09-2006, 03:26 AM Completing a certain quest and killing vamps to sell their vamp dust is probably the quickest way to get a lot of cash.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ DigiWiz 02-26-2006, 09:08 PM "There's far, far, far more previews than just this one guy...
    • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

    ^ File size: 15.08 MB Added on: 07-May-2006 .
    • Elric Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal :: For the Morrowind and Oblivion Community (Downloads) 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.elricm.com [Source type: General]

    ."No official Oblivion expansions planned".^ Knights of the Nine: This mini-expansion to Oblivion includes previously released material through Bethesda's official mods store (both for PC and X360).
    • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

    Joystiq. .http://www.joystiq.com/2006/08/09/no-official-oblivion-expansions-planned/.^ MadCat 08-09-2006, 03:26 AM Completing a certain quest and killing vamps to sell their vamp dust is probably the quickest way to get a lot of cash.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Majin 04-06-2006, 12:51 PM Game Enhancing Mods BT Mod Official Link (http://www.beider.org/btmod/) This is the NUMBER 1 required mod for any PC user.
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Http://www.Elderscrolls.com .
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    .Retrieved 2007-07-09.
     
  • Stanton, Aaron (2006-05-16).^ Beach 07-16-2006, 08:09 AM new Oblivion movie by Valkyrie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSAnGy5gwIg beautifully directed .
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Karol3 09-05-2006, 01:10 AM Oh im not good with zip files, most of them dont work.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ MadCat 09-20-2006, 07:35 PM Shrubs have been identified as a potential culprit in framerate dips in forested regions by the UniqueLandscapes mod team.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    "Oblivion's Missing Physics". GamesFirst!. .http://www.gamesfirst.com/index.php?id=1246.^ Ring of the Vipereye Fix http://www.tessource.net/files/file.php?id=2400 Changes the quest reward, Ring of the Vipereye (from "Lifting the Vale") to a non-quest item so you can sell it, stow it away, or whatever.
    • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Go through a list and read for yourselves Video showcasing the mod's fetures: http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/theelderscrollsivoblivion/video_player.html?id=IXNlxGTw5bsPvDHb .
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Http://www.Elderscrolls.com .
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    Retrieved 2007-07-09
    .  

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Box artwork for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Developer(s) Bethesda Softworks
Publisher(s) Bethesda Softworks, 2K Games
Release date(s)
Windows
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
Genre(s) RPG
System(s) Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Direct2Drive
Players 1
Rating(s)
BBFC: 15
ESRB: Mature
OFLC: Mature
OFLC/NZ: R13
PEGI: Ages 16+
System requirements (help)
CPU clock speed

2GHz

System RAM

512MiB

Disk space

4.6GiB

Video RAM

128MiB

DVD drive speed

8xDVD

DirectX version
Version 9.0
Expansion pack(s) The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine
The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles
Preceded by The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Series The Elder Scrolls
For the mobile game, see The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion Mobile.
.The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is the fourth game in the Elder Scrolls series of RPGs.^ More info on Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - More info on Bethesda Softworks .
  • Oblivion review :: rpg codex > putting the 'role' back in rpg > www.rpgcodex.net, NOT .COM! 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.rpgcodex.net [Source type: General]

^ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Прочитано 9202 раз) .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.a1tv.ru [Source type: General]

^ Elder Scrolls IV. Not much into adventure games.
  • Gear Live Omega Giveaway: The $2,000 Gamestop Xbox 360 Bundle | Gear Live 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Starting as a prisoner in the Imperial jail you must find the heir to the Empire and prevent the denizens of Oblivion from conquering Cyrodiil.^ Oblivion You are jailed.
  • "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" What makes this the best RPG computer game ever? - Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion for PC - Epinions.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

^ The aged ruler soon meets his demise, and despite your humble status, it falls to you to find his hidden heir.
  • RPG Vault: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Team Q&A #4 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC rpgvault.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ As you attempt to fulfil the Emperor's final wishes to seek out the last heir to the throne and close the gates of Oblivion, expect to get awfully sidetracked.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Review -- PlayStation Universe 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.psu.com [Source type: General]

Controls →
Walkthrough →

Table of Contents

Getting Started
  • Controls
  • Creating your character
    • Attributes
    • Races
    • Classes
    • Leveling
  • Combat Skills
  • Magic Skills
  • Stealth Skills
World
  • World Map
  • Dungeons
  • Aylied Ruins
  • Mines
  • Oblivion Gates
  • Points of Interest
Items
  • Weapons
  • Clothing
  • Armor
  • Jewelry
  • Books
  • Generic Magic Items
  • Unique Magic Items
Walkthrough
  • Allies for Bruma
  • The Arena
  • Daedric Quests
  • Dark Brotherhood Introduction (Part I)
    • Part II: Vincente Valtieri
    • Part III: Ocheeva
    • Part IV: Lucien Lachance
    • Part V: Final Chapter
  • Fighters Guild
  • Mages Guild Introduction (Part I)
    • Part II: Raminus Polus
    • Part III: Arch Mage Traven
  • Thieves Guild Introduction (Part I)
    • Part II: Armand Christophe
    • Part III: S'Krivva
    • Part IV: Gray Fox
  • Being a Vampire
Towns & City Quests
  • Anvil Quests
  • Bravil Quests
  • Bruma Quests
  • Cheydinhal Quests
  • Chorrol Quests
  • Imperial City Quests
  • Leyawiin Quests
  • Skingrad Quests
Other Quests
  • Miscellaneous Quests
  • Master Skill Trainer Quests
Magic
  • Spells
  • Scrolls
  • Alchemy
  • Spellmaking
  • Enchanting
DLC Quests
  • Horse Armor
  • Repairing the Orrery
  • Frostcrag Spire
  • Dunburrow Cove
  • Unearthing Mehrunes Razor
  • Deepscorn Hollow
  • Spell Tomes
  • Knights of the Nine
  • Shivering Isles
  • Battlehorn Castle
Appendices
  • Houses
  • Horses
  • Bestiary
  • How to use the Console
  • Mods
  • Skill Trainers
  • Tips and tricks
  • Glitches
  • Achievements

External links

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  • Obliv-o-Map, a fully interactive Flash version of the in-game map.^ Older versions of the game will no longer crash when adding land at the southern border of the map.

    ^ Color Map Mod (2.5MB) - This mod replaces the in-game world map with a color version; a nice visual touch.
    • TweakGuides.com - Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Tweak Guide 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The PC version can be modded to become an interactive Sexual game...
    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Video Game Review 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.commonsensemedia.org [Source type: General]

    Has all location markers but no quest markers as yet.
  • UESP Oblivion Map powered by the Javascript-based Google Maps API. No quest markers as yet.
  • Oblivion Mod Wiki a great little wiki that has far more oblivion mods then we could list.

Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ I like the guy falling from the sky - and the guy at the start that signs your papers and Nords - GO NORDS! People who got further in the game will probably recognize more.
  • xkcd • View topic - Elder Scrolls: Morrowind (Merged:Elder Scrolls Question) 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC forums.xkcd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can learn more about these other continents and lands from the game books, Mysterious Akavir The Pocket Guide To The Empire: The Wild Regions.
  • Oblivion and the Elder Scrolls World - Onthexbox.com 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ I would like to see more of this; the game world changing based on your achievements and what happens in the game world.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Cover art for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Developer(s) Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher(s) 2K Games
Bethesda Softworks
Designer(s) Todd Howard, Executive Producer
Engine Gamebryo
Physics - Havok
Release date Windows, Xbox 360:
March 20, 2006 (NA)
March 24, 2006 (EU)
June 23, 2006 (RU)
July 26, 2007 (JP)
PlayStation 3:
March 20, 2007 (NA)
April 26, 2007 (AU)
April 27, 2007 (EU)
Genre CRPG
Mode(s) Single player (first-person & third-person view)
Age rating(s) BBFC: 15
ESRB: M
OFLC: M
OFLC (NZ): R13+
PEGI: 16+
PEGI (Finland): 15+]]
CERO: D
USK: 12+
Platform(s) Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Media DVD, DVD-DL, Blu-ray Disc
Input Xbox 360 Controller, SIXAXIS controller, keyboard, mouse
System requirements 512MB System RAM
2.0 GHz processor
128MB video card
8x DVD-ROM drive
4.6 GB Hard disk space
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, or Oblivion, is a single player fantasy-themed action-oriented computer role-playing game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks and the Take-Two Interactive subsidiary 2K Games.
^ More info on Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - More info on Bethesda Softworks .
  • Oblivion review :: rpg codex > putting the 'role' back in rpg > www.rpgcodex.net, NOT .COM! 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.rpgcodex.net [Source type: General]

^ Elder Scrolls IV. Not much into adventure games.
  • Gear Live Omega Giveaway: The $2,000 Gamestop Xbox 360 Bundle | Gear Live 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oblivion is a new generation action-adventure Elder Scrolls game.
  • Oblivion review :: rpg codex > putting the 'role' back in rpg > www.rpgcodex.net, NOT .COM! 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.rpgcodex.net [Source type: General]
  • Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.wargamer.com [Source type: General]

.It is the fourth installment in the Elder Scrolls video game series.^ Not the Elder Scrolls series, apparently.
  • Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages Blog 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC blog.uesp.net [Source type: General]

^ What is the Elder Scrolls game world called?
  • Oblivion and the Elder Scrolls World - Onthexbox.com 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ The Elder Scrolls games have had terrible, terrible storylines.
  • Elder Scrolls V not in the works, there's a 'chance' for Elder Scrolls MMO 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was released on March 21, 2006 for Windows PCs and the Xbox 360.^ Oblivion was released in April 2006 on the 360 and PC , and in March 2007 on the Play Station 3.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition announced on E3 » Best game review blog: Gamers Guide 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC gamez-vault.com [Source type: General]

^ Release Date: March 20, 2006 .
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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^ March 21 2006 .
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

.A Playstation 3 release was shipped on March 20 2007 in North America,[1] and April 27 2007 in Europe.^ Release Date: March 20, 2007 .
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (ps3) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Release Date: March 20, 2006 .
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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^ Release Date March 20, 2006.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

[2] .One expansion pack, Shivering Isles, and a number of downloadable minor content releases have followed.^ To duplicate items after downloading Xbox 360 Shivering Isles expansion pack do the following: 1.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Cheats, Codes, Hints & Secrets for Cheats - IGN 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC cheats.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ The expansion pack The Shivering Isles added the realm of Sheogorath, ruled by the Daedric prince of madness.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition announced on E3 » Best game review blog: Gamers Guide 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC gamez-vault.com [Source type: General]

^ Related Walkthroughs - List of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion walkthroughs and guides Related News - Xbox 360 gamers without a Live account will soon be able to enjoy the massive Shivering Isles expansion pack for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, says developer ...

.The game was well-received by critics, winning numerous awards[3] and scoring an average of 94% in Metacritic's aggregate.^ The first game in the series was Arena, winning several RPG of the year awards for its innovative design.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ This edition of the game will include the origional award-winning game, along with both the Elder Scrolls® IV: Shivering Isles ™, and Knights of the Nine ™ expansions of the game.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion News and Media - GameGrep 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Its actually quite surprising that game developers were able to win a battle this significant so early on as well because at the time they had almost no recognition as a legitimate industry.
  • Oblivion Nude: Elder Scrolls goes Mature (M) — Elliott C. Back 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC elliottback.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4] .Oblivion sold well: 1.7 million copies by April 10 2006,[5] and over 3 million copies by January 18 2007.^ April 2006 @ 18:44 .

^ April 2006 @ 10:14 .

^ April 2006 @ 18:26 .

[6] A package including both Shivering Isles and the official plug-in Knights of the Nine, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition, was announced on July 9 2007, with a planned release date in September 2007.[7]
.Oblivion's story focuses on a former prisoner drawn into a Daedric Lord's plan to conquer the mortal plane.^ Dagon is the ruler of the hellish plane of Oblivion, and seeks to conquer the mortal realm with his Daedric armies and the help of a mysterious cult called the ' Mythic Dawn '.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ Oblivion is divided into numerous lands each of which is ruled by a separate daedric prince.
  • The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Portal - Lore 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.oblivionportal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If the main story is still open, pop into an Oblivion gate and emerge a moment or two later with the necessary item.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.Gates to the hellish realm of Oblivion are opened, through which many daedra flow.^ Dagon is the ruler of the hellish plane of Oblivion, and seeks to conquer the mortal realm with his Daedric armies and the help of a mysterious cult called the ' Mythic Dawn '.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ Buyinh the house in chorrel Hey I was playing oblivion and I was doing the allies for bruma qeust when I went to the anivil obilivion gate I killed all the daedra and went in all...
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To the south is a refugee camp, where you get the full story of daedra spewing forth from an Oblivion gate.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.The game continues the open-ended tradition of previous Elder Scrolls games, allowing the player to travel anywhere in the game world at any time, including the option to ignore or postpone the main storyline indefinitely.^ What is the Elder Scrolls game world called?
  • Oblivion and the Elder Scrolls World - Onthexbox.com 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Big-time players play big in big games.
  • Bucky Brooks 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.nfl.com [Source type: General]

^ AM The openness of the world is what makes The Elder Scrolls so much better.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Developers opted for a tighter pacing and greater focus than past titles; a design choice that was well-received in the gaming press.^ Game of the Year award-winning titles like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, as well as critically acclaimed titles like Warhammer Online: Age ...
  • The Elder Scrolls - Boxxet 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was specifically designed to work with The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind NIF files but may work with NIF files for other games as well.

^ The game was originally going to be about, well, arenas, but that idea was scratched in favor of adapting the developers' home-brew D&D setting , Tamriel, into a computer game.
  • The Elder Scrolls - Television Tropes & Idioms 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

Contents

Gameplay

.Template:Seealso Oblivion is a fantasy-based role-playing adventure game and an example of open-ended or sandbox gameplay.^ Gameplay: game play is easy.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ Oblivion the worst game ive ever played.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC search.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Marketed as a role-playing game.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Review - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Download - Softpedia 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.softpedia.com [Source type: Original source]

.The main quest may be delayed or completely ignored as the player explores the expansive game world, following side quests, interacting with NPCs, and developing a character according to their taste.^ Completed Main Quest walkthrough!
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Talking npcs and 100's if not a thousand quests outside of the main game quest.
  • Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.wargamer.com [Source type: General]

^ There is the save-the-world main quest line which I have yet to complete.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.The player is free to go anywhere inside the land of Cyrodiil at any time while playing the game, and even after completing the main quest storyline the game never ends, allowing the player to build their character in whatever way they want, with no restrictions on skills or equipment.^ There are two ways to complete this quest.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: The Shivering Isles - PC XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ You can go in whatever order you want.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Walkthrough Part 4 - a knol by Anonymous 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ You can spend 100 hours playing the game and never touch the main quest.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.The game contains many enemies for the player to fight, including monsters and animals.^ Animals and monsters are fair game though.
  • �������� ��������: Morrowind & Oblivion - Oblivion - ������ �������/Quest Stages - ������� �����/Thieves Guild 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC tes.ag.ru [Source type: Original source]

^ You now have a lot of loot, including a dagger that is capable of one-hit killing any enemy in the game.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ When the game starts there should be places and monsters that are beyond your abilities, this would encourage players to level so they can explore more dangerous areas.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many enemies, quests, and treasures are "leveled", or become increasingly difficult, as the player gains levels.^ The Fighters Guild and Mages Guild quest lines are pretty straight-forward, while others, like the Arena make the player get creative against progressively difficult A.I. gladiators.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ The higher level enemies should level with you because it keeps the game from becoming too easy!
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Oblivion, quests and combat encounters are "leveled" relative to the level of the player's character.
  • Elric Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal :: For the Morrowind and Oblivion Community (Downloads) 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.elricm.com [Source type: General]
  • Oscuro's Stuff - Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul Readme 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC jorgeoscuro.googlepages.com [Source type: General]

.The player, however, has the option of adjusting the difficulty level.^ In future versions I will tweak with more detail what kinds of items appear in certain dungeons, according to the difficulty of each place, and not mainly based on the level of the player.

^ If you are a low level when doing this, i suggest going to the options menu and lowering the difficulty so your skelton doesnt kill you.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion PS3 Cheats 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

[8]
.The fast-travel system found in Arena and Daggerfall, but left out of Morrowind, returned in Oblivion.^ When you get out, you can Fast Travel to Sanguine.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, I liked the silt strider/teleportation in Morrowind than the fast traveling, and I hope they bring that back.
  • Elder Scrolls V: What to expect? - The Explosm Fora 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.explosm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After I started playing morrowind, I got a Cyrodiil Transportation mod (guild guides, equivalents to siltstriders) and disabled fast travel.
  • xkcd • View topic - Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.xkcd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In Oblivion, if a player visits a location, it appears as an icon on their map.^ I have taken a snapshot of the exact location as it appears on the Oblivion map.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Fast Travel: while outdoors, open your World Map, choose a location and click its icon.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Players are now able to instantly travel to locations they have previously visited.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

.The icon may then be clicked to visit that location, with time elapsing in the interim.^ Fast Travel: while outdoors, open your World Map, choose a location and click its icon.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Posts: 1846 Joined: Thu May 17, 2007 11:52 pm UTC Location: Eastern Standard Time Top .
  • xkcd • View topic - Elder Scrolls: Morrowind (Merged:Elder Scrolls Question) 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC forums.xkcd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is also a fast travel ability that allows you to click on places you've visited previously and travel there, after the correct amount of time has passed.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

[9] .Oblivion also introduced ridable horses while removing Morrowind's transportation options, such as Mages' Guild teleporters, silt striders and teleporting spells.^ Numerous factions can be joined, such as the thieves or mages guilds, and each contains its own complete storyline and the chance to rise to the head of the faction and reap further rewards.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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^ Thankfully Oblivion has a built in teleport option which allows you to instantly travel to any area you’ve uncovered.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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^ In fact, were it not for the “fast travel” option (select any visited area from your map to transport there instantly), Oblivion would be a 400-hour bore.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion | OXM ONLINE 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.oxmonline.com [Source type: General]

.The game also removed all levitation spells and items, as the cities in Oblivion are separate cells from the rest of the world and thus must be entered into, and exited from, the town gate to avoid glitches.^ All in all, Oblivion is a great, fun game.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Collector's Edition (PC) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ GridsToLoad=5 The Oblivion game world is composed of square cells.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Another important change to the player's interaction with the game world is the removal of the ' Levitate ' spell.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

[10] .Select non-player characters may enter and exit areas at will, and will do so quite often, following the Radiant AI's commands.^ While typical for this type of game, creatures and NPCs (non-player characters) can be hit with weapons and will bleed and die.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Video Game Review 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.commonsensemedia.org [Source type: General]

^ So, in a way, everything NPCs do is at some point governed by Radiant AI. In certain factions, you will meet what we term "continuing characters."
  • Waiting For Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion - Fan Interview III 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.waiting4oblivion.com [Source type: General]

^ Oblivion features a groundbreaking new AI system, called Radiant AI, which gives non-player characters (NPCs) the ability to make their own choices based on the world around them.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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[11]
.One major focus during Oblivion's development was correcting Morrowind's imbalance between stealth, combat and magic skill sets.^ There is now a better balance between combat, magic, and stealth skills.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ You can choose any of the three major skill sets; Combat, Guile, or Magic.
  • The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Cheats for Playstation 3 - The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Cheat Codes, Tips & Hints 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.chaptercheats.com [Source type: General]

^ One of Oblivion’s myriad of non-playable characters (NPCs) poses this question to your character during the spectacularly epic fourth chapter in the Elder Scrolls series (and the first since 2002’s Morrowind on Xbox).
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion | OXM ONLINE 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.oxmonline.com [Source type: General]

[12][13] .The skills system is similar to Morrowind's, though the number of skills is decreased, with the medium armor and unarmored skill removed altogether, and the short blade and long blade skills condensed into a single blade skill.^ The skill number has been condensed into 21.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Review - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Download - Softpedia 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.softpedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The scripting system is quite similar to Morrowinds.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ The gap left by the large number of removed skills (medium armor, enchant - now a perk for members of the mage guild -, dagger, shortsword, and longsword, unarmored) allows patient players to touch the 100 skill barrier with ease.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Review - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Download - Softpedia 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.softpedia.com [Source type: Original source]

[14] .The game also introduced "mastery levels," which give skill-specific bonuses when the player reaches a certain level in that skill.^ The guards in-game (indeed, in front of the PC) are easily destroyed by the daedra that players face in all but the lowest levels.
  • The Elder Scrolls - Television Tropes & Idioms 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ In future versions I will tweak with more detail what kinds of items appear in certain dungeons, according to the difficulty of each place, and not mainly based on the level of the player.

^ Their attempt to make the game balanced at all levels by making all creatures in the game scale to the player's level was also poorly implemented.
  • xkcd • View topic - Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.xkcd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The combat system was also revamped, with the addition of "power attacks", generally given by mastery levels, and the removal of the separate styles of melee attacks present in Morrowind.^ In Morrowind it did not matter where you struck an enemy in melee combat; a hit was a hit, and the damage was determined independently of where your blow landed.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Combat animations, aside power attacks, still look gruesome.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Review - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Download - Softpedia 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.softpedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After you return from the random attack, you will be given a leveled amount of gold.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: The Shivering Isles - PC XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.Ranged attacks were also changed, so that the determination of a hit is based solely on whether the arrow struck the target in-game, rather than the character's skill level.^ These changes apply also to range attacks.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Downloads / Details -- Strategy Informer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.strategyinformer.com [Source type: General]

^ That damage value will be modified based on the attacker's skill, luck, fatigue, type of attack selected (more on that in a second), and on the target's defensive stats, armor, fatigue, and whether or not they're blockingand even the weapon's condition comes into play.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The game begins with your character imprisoned, in a tutorial level that reminded me greatly of Baldur's Gate II. You do some dungeon-crawling, the beginning of the plot is revealed, and you begin to personalize your character, both in appearance and in skills.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Hands-On Preview | Gamers With Jobs 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamerswithjobs.com [Source type: General]

.Spears, throwing weapons, and crossbows were removed as well, while staffs no longer counted as weapons, but are only used for casting spells.^ As you all know, some skills have been merged - one Blade skill for all bladed weapons, one Blunt skill for all non-bladed weapons, some skills have been dropped, some concepts have been changed - enchanting is no longer a skill, but a service, staffs are "rocket launchers" and can't be used as melee weapons, crossbows are gone again, etc.
  • Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.wargamer.com [Source type: General]

^ A. The only way to take spells out of your spellbook is to use a console command: player.removespell hhhhhhhh where hhhhhhhh is the hex code for the spell.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Cast the spell you've just created and wait for the sound of weapons equipping.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Cheats, Codes, Hints & Secrets for Cheats - IGN 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC cheats.ign.com [Source type: General]

[15] .The choice came from a desire to focus all development efforts in ranged weapons on bows specifically, to "get the feel of those as close to perfect as possible", as perfect as the Havok physics engine allowed the team to do.^ The additional resources will allow us to expand our publishing efforts-both our own titles and those of other studios-and to pursue development of more titles, working with internal and external development teams.
  • Destructoid - Elder Scrolls MMORPG confirmed! (Update: Un-confirmed by Bethesda!) 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm not saying adding in all the extra features that mounted combat would require would necessarily be a bad thing, I'm saying that given how fully-featured our current combat is, we feel we need to keep our focus on polishing that and making it as good as possible.
  • Oblivion Q&A: 4-5-2005 - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The AI was a primary focus, so we developed the Radiant AI system to allow us to breathe life into a world with well over 1500 characters.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.Morrowind's passive Block skill became an active feature in Oblivion, activated by a button press.^ Elite Bastards: In the early days of nailing down the Oblivion design, what were the key features that you held off implementing in Morrowind that you were determined to implement in Oblivion?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Buyinh the house in chorrel Since the upgrading from Morrowind to Oblivion, many skills have been taken out and stuck into others.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In morrowind, you would randomly block attacks based on the level of your block skill.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When, in the new system, an enemy is successfully blocked, they now recoil, offering an opening for attack.^ Assuming they don't block the attack.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ Since they are officially considered enemies of the ruling Mage class in the Imperial City, they do not take kindly to those that intrude on their new-found lairs.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Downloads / Details -- Strategy Informer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.strategyinformer.com [Source type: General]
  • Oscuro's Stuff - Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul Readme 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC jorgeoscuro.googlepages.com [Source type: General]

^ They could now have amazing, huge interactive environments and new fatality-combos galore with no worrying about framerates.
  • PlayFeed Giveaway: Xbox 360 Limited Edition Faceplate | Playfeed 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC games.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[16]

Plot

.Although it is set after the previous Elder Scrolls games chronologically, the game is not a direct sequel to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind or any other game.^ What Elder Scrolls games were released before TESIII: Morrowind and what happened in them?
  • Oblivion and the Elder Scrolls World - Onthexbox.com 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ My first encounter with an Elder Scrolls game was with Morrowind.
  • The Elder Scrolls Traveler -- weekly TES eZine: The Elder Scrolls Traveler: Issue 5 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC elderscrolls.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ What is the Elder Scrolls game world called?
  • Oblivion and the Elder Scrolls World - Onthexbox.com 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

[12] .Oblivion begins with the arrival of Emperor Uriel Septim VII (voiced by Patrick Stewart), accompanied by a troupe of Blade bodyguards, at the palace prison, seeking to flee from a group of assassins—later revealed to be members of the Mythic Dawn—through a secret underground exit.^ An assassination attempt on the Emperor Uriel Septim VII forces him through the prison you are being held in.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ I witnessed Emperor Uriel Septim's assassination.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ As soon as you have the amulet, a Mythic Dawn assassin jumps through a secret door and kills Septim.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

By chance, the exit is located in the cell occupied by the protagonist. .The Emperor frees the player, and sets off through exit into the catacombs as the protagonist follows.^ The following may also be of assistance if the character has progressed beyond character generation: The player name can be changed through the console by pressing the ` (tilde) key, and entering the following: player.SetActorFullName "Player Name" (where Player Name = the name of the character).
  • Download: The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion - Shivering Isles - Patch v1.2 - PC 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.gameswelt.de [Source type: General]

^ Before following him through the door into the temple, go back and pick up your kit and re-equip yourself.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ UseWaterDepth=1 Set to 0 (zero) to turn off the ability to see into water (water surface becomes opaque).
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.At the end of the catacombs, the group is ambushed, and quickly overwhelmed by assassins, which results in the protagonist taking on the task of guarding the Emperor while the surviving bodyguards engage the enemy.^ You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC search.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ You are tasked with finding the rightful heir to the throne after witnessing the assassination of the emperor.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ High level characters that can take on six or so enemies at the same time (along with the ten or so Bruma guards at your side).
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.While awaiting the result, Uriel entrusts the protagonist with the Amulet of Kings, a special amulet that can only be worn by those of the Septim bloodline, and orders the player to take it to a man named Jauffre.^ A. The only way to take spells out of your spellbook is to use a console command: player.removespell hhhhhhhh where hhhhhhhh is the hex code for the spell.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ The player is able to kill Mankar Camoran and escapes with the Amulet of Kings.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ He directs the player to the city of Kvatch, where he believes the last son of Uriel Septim is located.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

.Immediately afterwards, an assassin ambushes and kills the emperor before he is, in turn, defeated.^ You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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^ Emperor Uriel Septim VII is assassinated by Mythic Dawn , but not before seemingly accidentally freeing yet another convict from the Imperial City Prison (the PC).
  • The Elder Scrolls - Television Tropes & Idioms 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.The sole surviving guard, Baurus, questions the protagonist, and explains that Jauffre is the Grandmaster of the Blades, and can be found at Weynon Priory.^ Jauffre is the Grandmaster of the Blades--the Emperor's personal guard--and he bides his time at Weynon Priory outside Chorrol.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ After leaving the prison, the player heads to Weynon Priory to locate a man named Jauffre, who is the Grandmaster of the Blades (the guards assigned to protect the Emperor).
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ Your first task will be taking the amulet to Jauffre at Weynon Priory near the town of Chorrol.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.As the game progresses, it is revealed that the Emperor's death has allowed multiple gates to Oblivion to open, and a Daedric invasion is to begin as a result.^ Bethesda Softworks’ open-world role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion will be joining its processor Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind in the Game of the Year edition club.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition announced on E3 » Best game review blog: Gamers Guide 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC gamez-vault.com [Source type: General]

^ The game begins with your character imprisoned, in a tutorial level that reminded me greatly of Baldur's Gate II. You do some dungeon-crawling, the beginning of the plot is revealed, and you begin to personalize your character, both in appearance and in skills.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Hands-On Preview | Gamers With Jobs 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamerswithjobs.com [Source type: General]

^ To measure the framerate in Oblivion, open the console in-game by pressing the backtick (`) key--on US English keyboards, backtick is directly left of the numeral 1 key.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.The only way to close down the gates permanently is to find someone of the Septim bloodline to retake the throne and re-light the Dragonfires in the Imperial City.^ The only way to close the gates and restore order is to find the emperors son.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Your only hope is to find out how to close the Oblivion gate, so the soldiers can retake the city.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, he wants your help finding a way to close the gate to Oblivion.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Fortunately, it is also revealed that there is indeed still an heir to the Septim throne: an illegitimate son named Martin Septim (voiced by Sean Bean), who resides in Kvatch.^ The majority of the main quest focuses on the long-lost son of the emperor, Martin, who is perfectly voiced by Sean Bean.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ The player soon encounters the Emperor himself (voiced by Patrick Stewart ), who later dies and gives you the Amulet Of Kings to give to his son Martin (voiced by Sean Bean ), the new heir to the throne, who you have to protect from a Daedroth named Mehrunes Dagon .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ He directs the player to the city of Kvatch, where he believes the last son of Uriel Septim is located.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

.However, the Daedra have Kvatch under siege and the protagonist has to venture into the Planes of Oblivion and close down the gate.^ Closed an Oblivion Gate (50) .
  • The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Cheats for Xbox 360 - The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Cheat Codes, Tips & Hints 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.chaptercheats.com [Source type: General]

^ He needs me to close a gate to oblivion, and then he will send h...
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The mortally wounded Emperor gives you the fabled "Amulet of Kings" and charges you to find the one that can close the Gate to Oblivion.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

.After having closed the gate, the protagonist arrives at the Kvatch chapel and persuades Martin to join him to travel back to Weynon Priory.^ Ask him to follow you back to Weynon Priory.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ I must proceed to Kvatch at once and bring Martin safely back to Weynon Priory.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Once you go to Weynon Priory, the main story advances to the point where Oblivion gates begin popping up in random spots around Cyrodiil.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

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Oblivion Gate
.Upon arriving, the player finds that Weynon Priory is being raided by the Mythic Dawn and the Amulet of Kings has been stolen.^ He wants you to track down the Mythic Dawn and find the Amulet.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ When you make it to Weynon Priory to hand in the Amulet click on the 'Assisstance' bar and he will offer you weaponry.
  • The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Cheats for Playstation 3 - The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Cheat Codes, Tips & Hints 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.chaptercheats.com [Source type: General]

^ The mortally wounded Emperor gives you the fabled "Amulet of Kings" and charges you to find the one that can close the Gate to Oblivion.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

.Recovering from the attack, Jauffre orders the protagonist to escort himself and Martin to Cloud Ruler Temple, the stronghold of the Blades in the Jerall Mountains.^ Jauffre decides the safest place for Martin is the headquarters of the Blades: Cloud Ruler Temple.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Go to cloud ruler temple turn difficulty to zearo, attack a blade they will attack.
  • The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Cheats for Playstation 3 - The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Cheat Codes, Tips & Hints 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.chaptercheats.com [Source type: General]

^ You can return to Cloud Ruler Temple if you wish, but Jauffre and Martin aren't going to tell you any different.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.At Cloud Ruler Temple, Martin is recognized as the Emperor and is given command of the Blades, and the protagonist is sent off in search of the Amulet.^ Jauffre decides the safest place for Martin is the headquarters of the Blades: Cloud Ruler Temple.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, when rescuing martin and coming to weynon priory, once you collect jaffre, DONT go to cloud ruler temple and they will both keep following you…thats quite an entourage for you.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rewards: -> For a few minutes, watch two Blades practicing outside Cloud Ruler Temple and get +2 Blade .
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.After some investigating, the protagonist arrives at the Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon, a Daedric cult lair run by the Mythic Dawn, believing the Amulet to be held there.^ Dagon is the ruler of the hellish plane of Oblivion, and seeks to conquer the mortal realm with his Daedric armies and the help of a mysterious cult called the ' Mythic Dawn '.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ The next big problem is that Mehrunes Dagon will also be there attacking people.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ The Mythic Dawn Guard will let you into the shrine.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.The Mythic Dawn's leader Mankar Camoran (voiced by Terrence Stamp) escapes to his Paradise through a portal using a mystical book called the Mysterium Xarxes.^ Tar-Meena told me that Mankar Camoran is the leader of the Mythic Dawn.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Frisk the body to find a book: Mankar Camoran's Commentaries on the Mysterium Xarxes, Book 1.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Mysterium Xarxes, which could prove useful.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.The protagonist recovers this book and returns it to Martin, who deduces that the only way to recover the Amulet is to follow Camoran, and create a portal to the paradise as well.^ He's ready to open a portal to Camoran's Paradise.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Naked_Lunch proceeded to give the Amulet of Kings to Nicolai and POOPERSCOOPER, who used its power to create a wordfilter throughout all of Cyrodiil, making communication impossible.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivious - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Martin then realizes that they need to open a portal to Mankar Camoran's Paradise, the man that is in possession of the Amulet of Kings.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

.A "collect-the-pieces" plot begins, as the player must recover three key items that are necessary to recreate the portal.^ I must enter the portal, kill Mankar Camoran, and recover the Amulet of Kings .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ The player then goes treasure hunting, gathering up the necessary items needed to open the portal.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ To turn the tide of darkness the player must find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Having acquired all three items, Martin reveals a final item that needs to be used in order to create the portal, a Great Sigil Stone used in a Great Gate to the Planes of Oblivion, similar to the one that devastated Kvatch.^ I reached the Great Sigil Stone and closed the Gate.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the most useful items in the game!
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Then go around closing Oblivion Gates and collecting the Sigil Stones.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.Martin and Jauffre hatch a plan that involves allowing Bruma to be attacked by the Daedra so that a Great Gate can be opened.^ The other involves getting Bruma ready for the opening of the Great Gate.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Buyinh the house in chorrel Hey I was playing oblivion and I was doing the allies for bruma qeust when I went to the anivil obilivion gate I killed all the daedra and went in all...
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Especially since the first daedra to come out will be commensurate with your level at the time the gate opened--not your level when you come back through to sweep the area clean.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.The protagonist then must venture into the gate and obtain the Great Sigil Stone.^ I reached the Great Sigil Stone and closed the Gate.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ In order to enchant an item without using a sigil stone, you must have a soul gem with a captured soul.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Head into the Rending Halls, up to the Corridors of Dark Salvation, and once you get to the Sigil Stone chamber, do the deed.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Arriving on the battlefield of Bruma, Martin gives a moving speech before charging into battle against the Daedra.^ Now quit whining and get into the game before you give it a 0.
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^ Charge into Kvatch with Matius and his men and kill daedra (about four or five).
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Against archers and mages: The basic tactic here is the same--avoid getting into a long-range battle with these types of characters.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.Many men are lost, but a Great Gate is finally opened.^ Once the Great Gate opens enter it.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ You do not have to complete this quest but it may help if you cannot defend the castle before the Great Oblivion Gate opens.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ The other involves getting Bruma ready for the opening of the Great Gate.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

The protagonist enters and recovers the stone.
.Upon returning to the Temple, a portal is created and the protagonist ventures through, arriving at Camoran's paradise.^ He's ready to open a portal to Camoran's Paradise.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Martin then realizes that they need to open a portal to Mankar Camoran's Paradise, the man that is in possession of the Amulet of Kings.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ With these Martin is able to successfully open a portal to Paradise, and the player ventures into it.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

.After fighting through Camoran's men, the protagonist confronts him in his throne room, and slays him in battle.^ A single graduate (the PC) has to fight their way to Dagon through Oblivion, defeat him, and free their partner .
  • The Elder Scrolls - Television Tropes & Idioms 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ It led through the secret areas in back including a hidden throne room while being chased by the Count himself.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Walkthrough Part 4 - a knol by Anonymous 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Think about that before you decide to stand and fight in the throne room.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.Upon his death, the protagonist takes the Amulet from Camoran's neck, and sees Paradise evaporate around him.^ Martin then realizes that they need to open a portal to Mankar Camoran's Paradise, the man that is in possession of the Amulet of Kings.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ No one will notice your presence as you listen to Mankar Camoran's speech and watch him disappear with the Amulet of Kings.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Jauffre will take the amulet and charge you with finding Martin and bringing him to Weynon Priory.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.The protagonist returns the Amulet to Martin, and the Blades travel to the Imperial City to re-light the Dragonfires, ending the Daedric invasion.^ Travel to the Imperial City prison.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Walkthrough Part 4 - a knol by Anonymous 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Fast Travel to the Imperial Prison district northeast of Imperial City.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Fast travel to the Waynet Inn west of the Imperial City.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Downloadable Content FAQ/guide - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.However, the Daedra begin a desperate assault of their own and overrun the Imperial City.^ Here's how you do it: In the Imperial City, Talos district, find a house owned by a person named Dorian, it will be called "Dorian's House".
  • The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Cheats for Xbox 360 - The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Cheat Codes, Tips & Hints 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.chaptercheats.com [Source type: General]

^ Unlimited Gold In the Imperial City, Talos district, find a house owned by a person named Dorian, it will be called "Dorian's House".
  • Cheating Dome: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The cheats for Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.cheatingdome.com [Source type: General]

^ Not much is known about the plot, however, you begin life as a prisoner in an Imperial dungeon.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

.The protagonist and Martin fight their way to the Temple of the One, in the Imperial City Temple District, to find that a 200-foot tall beast is wreaking havoc in the city, revealed to be the Daedric Lord Mehrunes Dagon himself.^ You'll find yourself fighting in the clouds over Imperial City.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ First find one of the many bridges around the Imperial City.
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^ Joining the Thieves Guild can be done in two ways: In the Imperial City's Trade District, steal something and let a guard catch you.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Martin fights his way into the Temple, and shatters the Amulet of Kings to merge himself with the spirit of Akatosh, the Dragon-God of Time, becoming his Avatar.^ So the timing of it becomes a key strategy in fighting.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ The Dragon Break primarily refers to a temporary disruption of the normal flow of Time (the sphere of Auriel or Akatosh, the Dragon god) that may have occurred during the First Era.
  • Oblivion and the Elder Scrolls World - Onthexbox.com 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Martin then realizes that they need to open a portal to Mankar Camoran's Paradise, the man that is in possession of the Amulet of Kings.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

He defeats Dagon in one final confrontation. .The Amulet of Kings is destroyed, Martin disappears, the gates of Oblivion are shut forever, and the throne of the Empire again lies empty.^ The mortally wounded Emperor gives you the fabled "Amulet of Kings" and charges you to find the one that can close the Gate to Oblivion.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ There is also the main task - Save the world from the Daemons of Oblivion, who have assassinated the king and are trying to destroy the world of mankind!
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ At the end of the main quest (amulet of kings) you will have to take martin to the temple of the one, but before you do lord Dagon arrives.
  • Cheating Dome: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The cheats for Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.cheatingdome.com [Source type: General]

.A final monologue by Martin, describes this in an optimistic light, claiming that the future of Tamriel is now in the protagonist's hand.^ Your final mission is at hand: protect Martin.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Once Martin's joined you, he and Ocato begin discussing Martin's claim to the throne and re-lighting the Dragonfires.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.After the battle, Lord Chancellor Ocato of the Elder Council proclaims the protagonist Champion of Cyrodiil.^ When you finish the main story, you are proclaimed the Champion of Cyrodiil and everyone loves you.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Rumor has it that a very powerful vampire lord has brought to Cyrodiil a feared relic in order to cleanse it of its power with the aid of other elder buddies of his kin.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Downloads / Details -- Strategy Informer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.strategyinformer.com [Source type: General]
  • Oscuro's Stuff - Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul Readme 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC jorgeoscuro.googlepages.com [Source type: General]

[17]

Setting

.In preparation for the game, developers gathered together materials from all manner of sources—"mountains of photographs snapped from ventures outside the dark confines of our office...huge numbers of nature books that our artists use for recreating authentic trees, grasses, and plants."^ Those folks come up with what the scope of the game will be, what it will look like, what the systems will be, how it will all fit together, and so on.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Anyway, our goal is that you could play the entire game just using magic, and have that balance the same way combat or stealth does.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ There shouldnt be any technological buzzword out there that current games are using that we dont have built into our renderer.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

"Texture images, reference photography of architecture, natural formations" that the team has drawn from personal trips overseas also formed a part of the team's sources. ."We pull," said producer Gavin Carter, "from as many sources as we can get our hands on."^ Gavin Carter Our friend Gavin was surely jesting with us, because every gate is more or less the same.
  • Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.wargamer.com [Source type: General]

^ Gavin Carter : Our fan community is an endless generator of great ideas for the game.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Gavin Carter: Our primary focus at Bethesda is to try and make a really good game that's fun to play, and then put it on as many platforms as possible.
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[16] .Where, in Morrowind, the chief graphical focus of the team was on water, the chief focus in Oblivion lay on its forests, its "big, photorealistic forests".[18] The inclusion of procedural content tools allowed for the creation of realistic environments at much faster rates than was the case with Morrowind.^ It's much better than in Morrowind.
  • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

^ Gavin Carter: Economy has been a much bigger focus for us in Oblivion than it ever was in Morrowind.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ In Oblivion, light and shadow will affect your ability to sneak, NPCs to the player appearing and disappearing, lockpicking requires much more than just selecting a tool from your inventory and activating the lock.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

[19] .Using IDV’s SpeedTree technology, for example, Bethesda artists were able to "quickly generate complex and organic tree shapes with relative ease". Bethesda's Noah Berry attests that "using parent/child hierarchies and iterative branch levels comprised of highly modifiable cylinder primitives, an entire tree shape can be created in a manner of minutes, just by adjusting numerical values and tweaking spline curve handles".[20] Instead of Morrowind's artificially smoothed-over terrain, erosion algorithms incorporated in the landscape generation tools allowed for the creation of "craggy mountain vistas" quickly and easily.^ Whereas in Morrowind, "mountains" were basically big, smooth lumps on the landscape, now we can easily create realistically deformed terrain.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ And whereas Morrowind featured primarily smoothed over hills due to being done by hand, our programmers incorporated erosion algorithms into our landscape generation, giving us awesome craggy mountain vistas that would take us forever to do by hand.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, a modified version of a third party tool known as SpeedTree is being used to render the (oddly enough) trees.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

[19]
.Oblivion does not offer deformable terrain, although, like Morrowind, it does offer dynamic weather and time, shifting between snow, rain, fog, sunny skies, overcast skies, etc.^ I interact with a dynamic world all the time in real life As someone who played oblivion on the 360, although you say it was geared to the console, it still feels like Bethseda haven't quite figured out how to make console games work.
  • xkcd • View topic - Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.xkcd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I hate RPGs, but I've really been enjoying Oblivion (although I do like to take the time every now and then to laugh at all the stupid elf and orc crap).
  • Rory - Neopoleon : Review - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.neopoleon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While there is no wind other than a constant, gentle breeze, you do get rain/thunderstorms, fog, snow (no blizzards though, because there's not much wind).
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[21] .Developers pushed the game's view distance "extremely far out", so that the player character can see "for miles - mountains, towns on the horizon, grand forests in the distance, everything", according to Carter.^ The game world is a collection of small towns connected by vast expanses of randomly-generated scenery that goes on for miles and miles and miles and...
  • Rory - Neopoleon : Review - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.neopoleon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Looking out as far as the eye can see, it's possible to observe Admiral Jimbob sailing the void.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivious - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ So it feels both natural to the player (understanding everything they see happening on the screen) and at the same time, were able to keep it as a true role-playing experience where, ultimately, the success or failure of your character will be based on his/her stats, not yours.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.Oblivion makes more use of multi-level environments than did previous games, varying the topology to a greater extent than did Morrowind.^ Sadly, Oblivion does require more 3rd party mods to make it a finished game than Morrowind did.
  • xkcd • View topic - Elder Scrolls: Morrowind (Merged:Elder Scrolls Question) 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC forums.xkcd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Get Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul, it makes the game more difficult.
  • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Daggerfall later limted the world to only two provinces, Hammerfell and High Rock, but made the world way more detailed and less repetitive, Morrowind then scaled further down to part of the titular province while making every single village significant and adding all sorts of detailed features to the terrain, and Oblivion takes place in a province smaller than in the previous game but with way more graphical detail.
  • The Elder Scrolls - Television Tropes & Idioms 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

[13] .A higher density of content was pursued in the creation of the game's dungeons, with a greater level of "monster encounters, quest NPCs, puzzles, and our brutal physics-based traps" than Morrowind had.^ This includes monster encounters, quest NPCs, puzzles, and our brutal physics-based traps.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Standing on the top of a tall hill and gazing at the landscape below is even more breathtaking than before, thanks to a greater level of distant detail in the environments.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (ps3) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ There are plenty of very large dungeons, to be sure, and we're trying to provide a higher density of content than we did in Morrowind .
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[19] .The populations represented in Oblivion do not match the numbers attested in previous in-game literature—populations of ‘thousands upon thousands'. The development team decided to set the NPC populations at a level that would play well, rather than one that would match game lore.^ The population in Cyrodiil, the assumed main setting for Oblivion, is said to be thousands upon thousands.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Id played on of their previous games.
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]

^ Chris S gave it a 6 : Oblivion is one of the most overated games I have ever played.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC search.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[11] .According to a Microsoft press release, Oblivion's game world is approximately Template:Convert in size.^ How big is the game world in Oblivion?
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ Bethesda Softworks’ open-world role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion will be joining its processor Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind in the Game of the Year edition club.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition announced on E3 » Best game review blog: Gamers Guide 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC gamez-vault.com [Source type: General]

^ To measure the framerate in Oblivion, open the console in-game by pressing the backtick (`) key--on US English keyboards, backtick is directly left of the numeral 1 key.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

[22]
.Oblivion, unlike previous series games, offers few loading screens or breaks in the action as the player travels through the game world.^ How big is the game world in Oblivion?
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ Bethesda Softworks’ open-world role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion will be joining its processor Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind in the Game of the Year edition club.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition announced on E3 » Best game review blog: Gamers Guide 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC gamez-vault.com [Source type: General]

^ The CTD occurs when I launch my game, after, of sometimes during the Bethesda movie, or just 2 second into the first loading screen.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

.Only when moving from interior to exterior environments, or when fast-traveling, does the game pause to load.^ Oblivion is the only game that does this.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ As for the engine, my key wish: NO LOADS LONGER THAN FIVE TO TEN SECONDS DURING GAMEPLAY, DAMMIT. Exceptions for large interior areas, fast travel and extreme transitions as required, obviously, but Far Cry 2 has made all other games pale by comparison.
  • Oblivion And On | Rock, Paper, Shotgun 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.rockpapershotgun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fast Travel to the sewer entrance where you started the game (just outside Imperial City Prison).
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

[23] .The gameworld of Oblivion is cordoned off at its edges by an invisible and impassable wall.^ Elite Bastards: Can segments of the `invisible wall' surrounding the Oblivion player area be dropped for expansions, either unofficial or in mods, to increase the playing area?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a border you basically hit an invisible wall and the game says youve reached the edge go back.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

.In most places, the development team built this limit around an insurmountable physical barrier, like a mountain, but as this was not always possible, there are places where the screen displays a "you've reached the edge - go back" message, and prevents the player further access.^ Any place in the world that you've been to can be accessed instantly simply by going to the map and selecting that place.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Hands-On Preview | Gamers With Jobs 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamerswithjobs.com [Source type: General]

^ Go back to Methredhel; there's one last task for you.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ I've grown to not really not like that screen.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion -- DailyGame 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.dailygame.net [Source type: General]

.The player character may still look into these regions, however, as the team still built in landscape several miles deep.^ However, I'm tired of looking at my character.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Still, if you run into problems with some textures not loading, you may want to check the dates on the files.
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

^ Against archers and mages: The basic tactic here is the same--avoid getting into a long-range battle with these types of characters.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

[24]

Development

Main article: Development of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
File:ElderScrollsOblivionScreenshot11.jpg
In-game screenshot showing Oblivion's user interface, HDR lighting and long drawing distance.
.The first rumors of another Elder Scrolls release after The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind began to circulate in June 2004,[25] and were confirmed in the official announcement of Oblivion on September 10 2004.^ Re: The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion .
  • FORUMS.GAMES.1C.RU - The Elder Scrolls 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.games.1c.ru [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Overall: Elder Scrolls does it again with Oblivion.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox.com: Work on Oblivion began almost immediately following the original Xbox release of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind , did it not?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[26][27] .As of the announcement, Bethesda had been working on Oblivion for 2 years, since 2002,[27] just as Bethesda was finishing up with Morrowind.^ Bethesda Softworks’ open-world role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion will be joining its processor Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind in the Game of the Year edition club.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition announced on E3 » Best game review blog: Gamers Guide 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC gamez-vault.com [Source type: General]

^ Bethesda have stated they are finished with any further Oblivion material.
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

^ Fighting is a case of just working your way up the ladder.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

[28] .In the same timeframe, Bethesda's Elder Scrolls team was split in two: half, mostly designers and artists, were sent to work on Morrowind's expansions; and the rest, mostly programmers, were sent to work on technology for Oblivion.^ Same trick works in Morrowind.
  • The Elder Scrolls - Television Tropes & Idioms 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Re: The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion .
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^ Overall: Elder Scrolls does it again with Oblivion.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

[15] .The team's goal then was, in the words of executive producer Todd Howard, to "create the quintessential RPG of the next generation", with a focus on a "combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics."^ We’re thrilled with the response that Oblivion has received to date and feel that Shivering Isles will offer a whole new and different experience to anyone who played and enjoyed Oblivion,” said Todd Howard, executive producer for The Elder Scrolls.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ The goal of every Elder Scrolls game has been to create the experience of a pen & paper RPG on the computer, where a player is only limited by his or her imagination.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ It goes back to Todds (Todd Howard, executive producer) philosophy that great games are played, not made.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[12] .Producing for next generation machines, rather than a cheap upgrade, gave Bethesda an additional four years of development: four years that "all but guaranteed" a punctual launch alongside the Xbox 360, four years that offered room for Bethesda to start from scratch.^ Xbox 360 - General discussion .

^ What has the 360 offered you compared to the Xbox?
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^ View All Xbox 360 Games .
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[29] Howard describes this as an aspect of Bethesda's greater goal of "Reinvention", where the team's goal is to make "a new game that stands on its own, that has its own identity".[15]
.As they had done with previous games in the series, Bethesda threw out their old content and technology and began work anew.^ Bethesda worked to fix these issues, balancing an NPC's needs against his penchant for destruction so that the game world still functions in a usable fashion.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ Sigh, there was once a dream that was Arena, then that dream was enriched with narcotics by Adding Daggerfall and Redguard to the series, old games but still good ones, the creation of Morrowind was the climax of Bethesdas glory, when they fired the original Morrowind creaters, and those that were left just waclked out the front door because they didnt like what bethesda was turning into.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We have another division – ZeniMax Online Studios – which is lead by Matt Firor, and they are working on an MMO. They have not said anything about what game they are making.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A new engine was envisioned, one which would take advantage of advanced lighting and shader routines, like high dynamic range rendering and specular mapping.^ I just like it when they come up with one that fits what I'd be taking anyway so I don't have to come up with a name.
  • xkcd • View topic - Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.xkcd.com [Source type: General]

^ Ok Im not going to go into a long reason of why I should have one, but I really would like one.
  • PlayFeed Giveaway: Xbox 360 Limited Edition Faceplate | Playfeed 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC games.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Articles like the one at hand tell us when to take a step back from preorder and wait for the reviews.
  • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

[28] .The final product was shipped with an engine formed of a mixture of in-house tech and Numerical Design Limited's Gamebryo engine,[30] "tricked out" in collaboration with Bethesda's graphics programmers and NDL.[16] Senior producer Ashley Cheng has described the game as "pixel-shader heavy", taking advantage of the technology to render metal, wood, stone, blood, skin, and water; an advance over Morrowind, which had only used the tech to render water.^ A large number of meshes have been altered to take advantage of the game engine's parallax shader.
  • Elric Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal :: For the Morrowind and Oblivion Community (Downloads) 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.elricm.com [Source type: General]

^ Video The graphic engine used in Oblivion is an improved version of Gamebryo, the same used in Morrowind.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Review - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Download - Softpedia 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.softpedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Section 9: Graphics Engine 9.1 What engine will Bethesda be using to develop Oblivion?
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

.Oblivion was to use normal maps, diffuse maps, specular maps, and parallax maps,[31] which Howard described as "kind of like displacement mapping".[32] In Radiant AI, Bethesda introduced a new artificial intelligence system that would allow non-player characters to dynamically react and interact with the world around them.^ I liked the character interaction.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Hands-On Preview | Gamers With Jobs 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamerswithjobs.com [Source type: General]

^ Oblivion features a groundbreaking new AI system, called Radiant AI, which gives non-player characters (NPCs) the ability to make their own choices based on the world around them.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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^ Where is the dynamic news system?
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Review - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Download - Softpedia 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.softpedia.com [Source type: Original source]

[33] .Oblivion was to use Havok as its physics engine, following in the footsteps of Half-Life 2.^ It seems as though a highly modified Havok Physics engine will be used.
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ The demos we saw at E3 show that the physics engine youre using for Oblivion is top-notch, and the things weve heard about the environments realism is astounding.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Section 9: Graphics Engine 9.1 What engine will Bethesda be using to develop Oblivion?
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

.Havok models the game's representations of telekinesis, theft, traps, tumbling,[34] paralysis, area effect fireball explosions,[35] and the contact between arrows and their targets; arrows, in Oblivion, may lodge themselves in objects and thereby increase their mass.^ X = Area covered by arrow trap .
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Magickas target and area effects are less costly.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Downloads / Details -- Strategy Informer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.strategyinformer.com [Source type: General]

^ There’s a difference between pornography and nudity, and unlike Grand Theft Auto’s intense sexuality, Oblivion’s nude models are used in the artistic process of creating the game.
  • Oblivion Nude: Elder Scrolls goes Mature (M) — Elliott C. Back 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC elliottback.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[34]
.Keeping with the spirit of past games, Howard promised to keep with the spirit of "big-world, do-anything"-style games, feeling that a certain size and number of choices were needed to make role-playing feel "meaningful";[12] but now there was to be greater emphasis on keeping the game focused.^ It also makes playing any other game out there seem trivial.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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^ How big is the game world in Oblivion?
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ It can really make the game world feel alive.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

[15] .Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing for Bethesda Pete Hines saw the developments between games as less an issue of design focus and more as a "natural side effect of improving and refining how the game works".[36] Oblivion would include fewer NPCs and quests than Morrowind, and mindless filler, which Howard felt the team had been guilty of in the past, would be avoided.^ How big is the game world in Oblivion?
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ Morrowind was less buggy, but still had issues.
  • xkcd • View topic - Elder Scrolls: Morrowind (Merged:Elder Scrolls Question) 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC forums.xkcd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gamecloud - How will the AI and conversation systems for NPCs in Oblivion work?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

[15] .In exchange, Producer Gavin Carter later explained, there would be greater focus on length and depth in the quests.^ Gavin Carter: There are innumerable elements that we wanted to improve from Morrowind.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Gavin Carter: There is a difficulty slider that functions similar to Morrowind increasing the difficulty causes you to do less damage while enemies do more damage, and vice versa.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Game is absolutely amazing though, there is such a massive depth in the game and all quests are very atmospheric and entertaining .
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

.The new quests would be "much more complex", much more "rich"; they would be quests "with more alternate paths, more chararcters [sic] to connect with, who actually have personalities"; and there would be less focus on aspects of gameplay too far removed from the central plot than there was in Morrowind.^ It's much better than in Morrowind.
  • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

^ We like to keep the focus much more on the heroic than the domestic.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ There will also be new creatures, dungeons, and quests.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

[37] .The role of the player character in the main quest was to be changed as well.^ There is so much you can do on this game that will keep any player coming back for more even after you have completed the main quest.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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^ Player Character Changes In Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul, PC changes affect the defining characteristics of your Avatars.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Downloads / Details -- Strategy Informer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.strategyinformer.com [Source type: General]

^ Daggerfall featured several different factions for the player to join outside of the Main Quest, all of which will give players hundreds of hours of side-questing.
  • The Elder Scrolls - Television Tropes & Idioms 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.In contrast to past games, where the player character would play a type of "chosen one", Oblivion would have the player character "find him, protect him, and help him."^ Still one of the best games I have ever played.
  • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

^ One, where do you prefer to play this type of game?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Chris S gave it a 6 : Oblivion is one of the most overated games I have ever played.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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[38][39] .Aside from that, in the opinion of Hines, "the main quest has similar themes and tones as in past Elder Scrolls games", and should still feel "epic", simply because of the way the gamespace is designed: with openness in mind.^ What themes from past Elder Scroll games will Oblivion explore?
  • Destination: Morrowind 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC morrowind.ttlg.com [Source type: General]

^ What is the Elder Scrolls game world called?
  • Oblivion and the Elder Scrolls World - Onthexbox.com 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ I still love the Opening theme Song when the game loads.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

[39] .Improving that aspect of the experience, said Hines, came mostly from improved information presentation.^ In the end when it was all said and done, out came a game that caters to the RPG hardcore crowd with the games longevity, and yet it provides an interesting and great experience for the non-RPG playing crowd.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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[38]
.After an almost four-month delay, Oblivion went gold on March 2 2006[40] and was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 on March 21 2006.^ Release Date: March 20, 2006 .
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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^ March 2006, 21:50 Get it.
  • TES IV : Oblivion [Archive] - The Hidden - Source 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.hidden-source.com [Source type: General]

^ Release Date March 20, 2006.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

[41] .The game was the first RPG title to be released for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console.^ Xbox 360 Game Trailers and Videos .

^ View All Xbox 360 Games .
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^ More Xbox 360 Games .
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[40] .In addition to the standard release, a "Collector's Edition" was made available for both Windows and Xbox 360 which includes the 112-page Pocket Guide to the Empire, a Bonus DVD containing concept art, renders, and an approximately 45-minute long documentary on the making of Oblivion, and a coin replica of the in-game currency of Tamriel.^ Submit New Xbox 360 Guide .
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^ Its the collectors DVD edition.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ View All Xbox 360 Games .
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[42] .The game was released for the PlayStation 3 on March 20 2007.^ Release Date: March 20, 2006 .
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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^ Release Date March 20, 2006.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ Release date of expansion pack is rumored to be March 23 2007 (both PC and Xbox 360 versions), though date was not yet officially confirmed.
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

Audio

.Oblivion features the voices of Patrick Stewart, Lynda Carter, Sean Bean, Terence Stamp, Ralph Cosham and Wes Johnson.^ If I get a new computer I'll probably pick up Oblivion, if for nothing else other than the Sean Bean factor.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Hands-On Preview | Gamers With Jobs 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamerswithjobs.com [Source type: General]

^ The majority of the main quest focuses on the long-lost son of the emperor, Martin, who is perfectly voiced by Sean Bean.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ Outside of the orchestral score Bethesda Softworks went all out with the voice over talent bringing Patrick Stewart, Sean Bean, and Terrance Stamp to give voices to their characters.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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[43] .The voice acting received mixed reviews in the game press.^ The voice acting is also incredible with ppl like patrick stewart and others on the list, i dont believe this game will fall short in to many if not any categories.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ List of all known English reviews to this day, along with links and grade that the game received, can be found in this thread of our Oblivion forum.
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

^ Also the combat system is great and the spellcasting is right along with it, but what really drives this game is the characters and the great voice acting.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While many publications characterize its voice acting as excellent,[44][45][46] others found fault with its repetitiveness, even while commending its general quality.^ The voice acting is also incredible with ppl like patrick stewart and others on the list, i dont believe this game will fall short in to many if not any categories.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I found I could still talk to many NPCs like this, even though it was quite obvious that I was undead.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ How many times I've heard "Blah blah blah - what a bore" from some incredibly lame voice, I can't even count.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[47][48] .The issue has been blamed on both the small number of voice actors[49] and the blandness of the written dialogue itself.^ Things are much worse in Oblivion, as there's much more voiced dialogue, and to save money the number of voice actors for the 20 race/gender combinations was halved to ten.
  • The Elder Scrolls - Television Tropes & Idioms 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

[50] .Lead Designer Ken Rolston found the plan to fully voice the game "less flexible, less apt for user projection of his own tone, more constrained for branching, and more trouble for production and disk real estate" than Morrowind's partially recorded dialogue.^ The plugin is not free - PC users may buy it for $1,99; those who own Xbox 360 version of the game will have to pay $2,5.
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

^ Gavin Carter: There is a difficulty slider that functions similar to Morrowind increasing the difficulty causes you to do less damage while enemies do more damage, and vice versa.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ All of our dialogues are voiced, and I wouldn't be surprised to find that we've got more of them than any other game ever (a guess, but it wouldn't surprise me), so you should hopefully hear quite a bit of variety.
  • Oblivion Q&A: 4-5-2005 - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Rolston tempered his criticism with the suggestion that voice acting "can be a powerful expressive tool", and can contribute significantly to the charm and ambience of the game.^ You can also use standard Charm spells, scrolls or the Imperial race's Voice of the Emperor power.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Also the combat system is great and the spellcasting is right along with it, but what really drives this game is the characters and the great voice acting.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gun had great voice acting and a fair story, but unfortunately the game play seemed a little lame.
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]

Ultimately, his opinions were superseded. ."I prefer Morrowind's partially recorded dialogue, for many reasons.^ Xbox.com: Oblivion reportedly has hours and hours of recorded dialogue, unlike Morrowind where most characters spoke a greeting phrase only.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

But I'm told that fully-voiced dialogue is what the kids want."[51]
.Oblivion's soundtrack was created by Jeremy Soule, a video game composer whose past scores had earned him a BAFTA award in the "Game Music Category" and two nominations for an AIAS award for "Original Music Composition". Soule had worked with Bethesda and Howard back during the creation of Morrowind, and, in a press release announcing his return to composing for the series, Soule repeated the words he had said during Morrowind's press release: "The stunning, epic quality of The Elder Scrolls series is particularly compatible with the grand, orchestral style of music I enjoy composing the most."^ Oblivion is a new generation action-adventure Elder Scrolls game.
  • Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.wargamer.com [Source type: General]

^ Re: The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion .
  • FORUMS.GAMES.1C.RU - The Elder Scrolls 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.games.1c.ru [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Overall: Elder Scrolls does it again with Oblivion.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

[52] .As in his compositions for Morrowind, Soule chose to create a soft and minimalist score so as not to wear out users' ears.^ These shrines may only create a Black Soul Gem one day out of the week, so you may have to wait.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[53] .Soule has stated that, while composing the music, he did not imagine any specific characters or events; rather, he wanted it "to comment on the human condition and the beauty of life."^ Where r some empty soul gems i can use to break the vampire curs Please I want to be human again I don't want to stare at my accomplices and see that their scared of me.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

In a 2006 interview, he related that this desire came as a result of an unfortunate car accident that had occurred during his composition of the score. ."I ended up rolling in my car several times on an interstate while flying headlong into oncoming traffic," he relates.^ I play it all the time with my clan and have only 330 hours tallied up.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ First time I did it, it was easy but then I turned into a vampire and my acount got messe...
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Furthermore, any time you end up in a hand-to-hand scuffle, you'll be at a disadvantage.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

"...I felt no fear.... .I simply just acknowledged to myself that I've had a good life and I would soon have to say goodbye to all of it in a matter of seconds."^ A monster of an RPG that raises the bar for all future console epics; ‘Live another life, in another world’ says it all.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
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^ For one, all the female characters in oblivion have faces that resemble dudes, and second, the only reason that anyone would mod off the clothes on a character anyways is for kicks!
  • Oblivion Nude: Elder Scrolls goes Mature (M) — Elliott C. Back 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC elliottback.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would've just picked the lock on the other door but I broke ten, yes ten lock picks trying to open the door!
  • Pimpin reviews: Oblivion (An attempt at satire --- A must read for TES veterans) 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.escapistmagazine.com [Source type: General]

.Soule managed to leave the accident with only minor injuries, but the feeling he felt in those moments before the crash ended—"that life is indeed precious"—remained with him throughout the rest of the composition.^ Before leaving, pickup the copy of Palla: Volume 1 (it's the only copy!
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ If you take his quest, it will end with him asking you to take his life (easiest solution).
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ When you go up against him it appears hes going to fight back as he rushes at you but then stops suddenly and begs you to end his life.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion PS3 Cheats 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

[54]

Reception

.Reviewer reaction to the English version of Oblivion was almost entirely positive.^ The reaction to everyone in the company playing the Xbox 360 version has been extremely positive.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ List of all known English reviews to this day, along with links and grade that the game received, can be found in this thread of our Oblivion forum.
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

^ Current version of the patch is compatible with any English version of Oblivion, except for copies purchased from Direct2Drive.
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

.At Game Rankings, the game holds an average review score of 94% for the Xbox 360,[79] 93% for the PC, and 93% for the PlayStation 3 version.^ Also the pc version has the ability to look better then the xbox 360 version.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion [Archive] - eBaum's World Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forum.ebaumsworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 360 version is exactly the same as the PC version.
  • TES IV: Oblivion [Archive] - Muse Messageboard 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC board.muse.mu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PC XBOX 360 .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion News and Media - GameGrep 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Most reviewers praised the game for its immersiveness and scope—traits which won it awards from a number of outlets.[6] The television program X-Play awarded the game a 5/5, and Eurogamer stated that the game "successfully unites some of the best elements of RPG, adventure and action games and fuses them into a relentlessly immersive and intoxicating whole". In Japan, game magazine Famitsu awarded Oblivion a 38/40, giving it their "Platinum award". GameSpot called the game "simply one of the best role-playing games ever made."^ It's funny when you play a game as immersive as this one.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ Oblivion is a new generation action-adventure Elder Scrolls game.
  • Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.wargamer.com [Source type: General]

^ A staggeringly ambitious game that successfully unites some of the best elements of RPG, adventure and action games and fuses them into a relentlessly immersive and intoxicating whole.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC search.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

Gamepro gave the game a 5/5.[80]
.1UP.com and several other publications criticized the repetitive and occasionally absurd nature of conversations between in-game NPCs: "...when an NPC greets you with a custom piece of dialogue (such as a guard's warning) and then reverts to the standard options (like a guard's cheerful directions just after that warning) it's more jarring than the canned dialogue by itself."[81] Reviewers also criticized the leveling system of Oblivion, pointing to its clumsiness and the nonsensical skill-leveling.^ You can learn skills 5 times each level.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion PS3 Cheats 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ What is the point of leveling up in Oblivion anyway?
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That’s what you’ll say after playing Oblivion for more than an hour.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC search.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

.Official Xbox Magazine said that the Xbox 360 version of the game suffered from occasional frame rate drops, though they were not as frequent as the Windows version, as well as longer loading times on a Core system which lacks a hard drive.[82] Although the Xbox 360 version is slightly more favored by critics, many noted that when tested on a high-end system, graphics and performance on the PC were better than those of that console's version.^ View All Xbox 360 Games .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for Xbox 360 Cheats - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Cheat Codes - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Unlockables, Guides, Achievements, Secrets, FAQs, Walk-Throughs, Hints 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aren't alot of reviewers already saying the PC version runs slightly better than the 360?
  • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

^ XG : What differences will there be between Xbox 360 and PC versions?
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

IGN stated "none of those minor criticisms hold back Oblivion from being a thoroughly enjoyable, user-friendly, gorgeous experience with enough content to keep you returning time and time again", awarding it a score of 9.3.[83]
.In addition to the awards won by the game itself, Patrick Stewart's voice work as Uriel Septim won a Spike TV award,[76] and the musical score by composer Jeremy Soule won the inaugural MTV Video Music Award for "Best Original Score" through an international popular vote.^ The music for the game was done by Jeremy and Julian Soule - 1.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (video game) - giantbomb.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ Music by Jeremy Soule and sound effects are another praise-worthy achievements.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Sound: Once again, good 'ol Jeremy Soule (The John Williams of the game world) has delivered a stunning and emotional score.
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

The game was nominated for five BAFTAs.[84]

Rating change

Main article: ESRB re-rating of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
On May 3 2006, the Entertainment Software Rating Board changed Oblivion's rating from T (Teen 13+) to M (Mature 17+), citing game content not considered in the ESRB review, including "more detailed depictions of blood and gore" than had been previously considered, and "the presence in the PC version of the game of a locked-out art file that, if accessed by using an apparently unauthorized third party tool, allows the user to play the game with topless versions of female characters."[55] The "third party tool" in question was a game modification, the "Oblivion Topless Mod".[56][57] In response to the new content, the ESRB conducted a new review of Oblivion, showing to its reviewers the content originally submitted by Bethesda along with the newly disclosed content. The new review resulted in an M rating. .The ESRB reported that Bethesda Softworks, the game's developer and publisher, would promptly notify all retailers of the change, issue stickers for retailers and distributors to affix on the product, display the new rating in all following product shipments and marketing, and create a downloadable patch rendering the topless skin inaccessible.^ Unraveling the game plan of Bethesda Softworks .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion News and Media - GameGrep 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Other games developed by Bethesda Softworks (5) .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for Xbox 360 Cheats - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Cheat Codes - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Unlockables, Guides, Achievements, Secrets, FAQs, Walk-Throughs, Hints 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Publisher: Bethesda Softworks / 2K Games .
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC search.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[55] Bethesda complied with the request, but disagreed with the ESRB's rationale.[58] .Although certain retailers began to check for ID before selling Oblivion as a result,[59] and one California Assemblyman used the event to criticize the ESRB for failing once again,[60] the events passed by with little notice from either the public at large or gaming journalists in particular.^ One of the most useful items in the game!
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Before using TGTC and Koro's Oblivion guide, Oblivion was hardly playable for me.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ Merchants now sell the new types of armor and provide better equipment a little sooner than before.

[56]

Modifications

.Template:Seealso In addition to commercial plug-ins from Bethesda, there are many free third-party modifications, also known as mods, available for the Windows version.^ How to install plug-ins manually (based on a Morrowind tutorial by lochnarus) FOR BEGINNER MOD USERS :: 1.
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

^ Here are the solutions that bethesda provided me with, in case if anyone needs help with plug ins: 1.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ It changes thousands of variables of this excellent game and also merges into it several very popular third party modifications.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Downloads / Details -- Strategy Informer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.strategyinformer.com [Source type: General]

.These mods change many aspects of the game, such as adjusting the visuals, gameplay, user interface, and adding original content such as new races, explorable game areas, armor, and weapons.^ While many players only run a few simple mods that change some basic elements of the game, many other players run 50, 100, or even 200+ mods at once, dramatically altering and expanding numerous aspects of the game, as well as adding thousands of new weapons, armor, spells, NPCs, creatures, companions, dungeons, and quests.
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

^ Frankly, I think in both cases there’s no real reason to change the ratings if an internet mod is necessary to access the ‘inappropriate’ content.
  • Oblivion Nude: Elder Scrolls goes Mature (M) — Elliott C. Back 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC elliottback.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also contains other gameplay-improvement mods, including a health modifier, skill advancement modifiers and a change to your character's total encumbrance.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.The availability of modifications for the PS3 version is currently unknown.^ Some time earlier Bethesda confirmed that Oblivion for PlayStation 3 will be released on March 20, however, fate of PS3 version of Shivering Isles remains unknown.
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

[61]

Expansion packs

Downloadable content

.Template:Details From April 2006 onwards, Bethesda began releasing small, downloadable packages of content from their website and over the Xbox Live Marketplace for prices equivalent to between US$1 and US$3.[62] The first package, a set of horse armor for Oblivion's steeds, was released on April 3 2006, costing 200 Microsoft Points, equivalent to US$2.50[63] or GBP1.50;[64] the corresponding PC release cost was US$1.99.[65] Although gamers generally displayed some enthusiasm for the concept of micropayments for downloadable in-game content,[66][63] Oblivion's horse armor release caused significant discord on the forums of the Internet, as gamers disputed whether the item was worth its cost.^ Bethesda Softworks has released first official plugin for Oblivion - Horse Armor Pack.
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

^ Finally, an xbox version with downloadable content.
  • Gear Live Omega Giveaway: The $2,000 Gamestop Xbox 360 Bundle | Gear Live 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This game on Xbox 360 Live is gonna blow us away.
  • PlayFeed Giveaway: Xbox 360 Limited Edition Faceplate | Playfeed 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC games.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[63] .On April 4, 2006, the day after the first content release, Bethesda representatives made a variety of broadly similar responses to inquiries regarding the content pack.^ Bethesda Softworks has released first official plugin for Oblivion - Horse Armor Pack.
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

^ Developer Bethesda Softworks Genre: RPG Release Date - Mar 23, 2006 - Mar 23, 2006 - Unknown .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for Xbox 360 Cheats - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Cheat Codes - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Unlockables, Guides, Achievements, Secrets, FAQs, Walk-Throughs, Hints 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Again, it's a shame that Bethesda have implemented this system, in retrospect it would have been much wiser on their part to only release regular expansion packs like they did with Morrowind.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

.Regarding the cost of the add-on, Hines stated that Bethesda aimed for a price point that "fit".[67] Hines assured the press that Bethesda wasn't going to respond rashly to customer criticism,[66] while other Bethesda representatives were stating that future micropayment plans remained uncertain.^ "At a recent press event, Bethesda's VP of Marketing and Public Relations Pete Hines told attendees not to hold their breath in regards to a new game in the Elder Scrolls franchise.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion News and Media - GameGrep 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Time will tell, and within the next year we are expecting announcements that will bring more light on Bethesda's future plans.
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

^ The price for the new mod will be about $3, which is higher than for all other paid mods from Bethesda (although it seems that Razor will be the smallest of them in terms of file size).
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

[68]
.April 4, 2006 also saw the announcement of two new downloadable content packs for the coming weeks: an "Orrery" quest that would see gamers setting out to repair a Dwarven Orrery; and a "Wizard's Tower" that would offer a new home for player characters, complete with the capacity to grow herbs, summon atronachs, and make spells.^ Download: New Shaders Pack (v1.6 .
  • The Elder Scrolls 4 News: FileFront Network Insider #120 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC elderscrolls.filefront.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New Downloadable content for Oblivion!
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

^ I can't wait for those new texture packs to come out as well.
  • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[68] .1UP.com predicted that, given Bethesda's response to customer criticism, those releases would be somewhat more substantial than the "Horse Armor" release was.^ More armor sets would be cool.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After more than a year and several official game patches, it seems unlikely that Bethesda will ever correct this bug.
  • ES Forum Archive - *** OBLIVION MODS FAQ *** 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.yacoby.net [Source type: General]

^ According to Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion sold more than 1,7 million copies worldwide, both PC and Xbox 360 versions, in 20 days since it was released.
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

[66] On April 7, 2006, Bethesda priced the "Orrery". Offering what GameSpot called "more bang for less buck", Bethesda set the PC release price at US$1.89, and the Xbox 360 release price at 150 Microsoft Points, equivalent to US$1.88.[69]
.New releases continued into late 2006, finding better reception in the gaming press.^ When a new Splinter Cell game is released, I get it.
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]

^ BT: The graphics debate between NVIDIA and ATI is always in the limelight with the release of any new game.
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ OOO-Potions: This esp adds into the game the new regen based potions for Fatigue, Health and Magicka.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Downloads / Details -- Strategy Informer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.strategyinformer.com [Source type: General]

.The "Thieves' Den", a 2.27 MB download offering the chance to "Uncover a famous pirate's lost ship and claim it for your own", was released on May 22, 2006 for the Xbox 360, priced at 150 Microsoft Points, "roughly" equivalent to US$1.89.[70] "Mehrunes' Razor", a quest revolving around a mage in search of the deadly Daedric artifact known as Mehrunes' Razor, was released on June 14, 2006 priced at US$2.99 for PC users and 250 Microsoft Points, equivalent to US$3.13, for Xbox 360 owners.^ The plugin is not free - PC users may buy it for $1,99; those who own Xbox 360 version of the game will have to pay $2,5.
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 users since June 7.
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

^ June 13 2006 .
  • Tamriel Chronicles - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, TES IV Fansite, Oblivion forums 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.tamrielchronicles.com [Source type: General]

[71] .On July 13, 2006, "The Vile Lair", sporting a hidden crypt called "Deepscorn Hollow" for players bitten with Oblivion's vampirism bug, was released.^ July 13, 2006 12:12 PM Lynne said: If you enjoyed the storytelling aspects of Oblivion, my guess is that you’ll be blown away by Planescape: Torment.
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]

^ July 13, 2006 12:00 PM Johnny Hartmann said: LA is no different.
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]
  • Writing Oblivion - The Artful Writer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC artfulwriter.com [Source type: General]

^ By the time Oblivion is released, I'll have a brand new system (it's coming next year (2006), right?
  • Oblivion Q&A: 4-5-2005 - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Like the "Orrery" and the "Wizard's Tower", Bethesda set "The Vile Lair"'s PC release's price at US$1.89, and the Xbox 360 release's price at 150 Microsoft Points, equivalent to US$1.88.[72] On August 31, 2006, "Spell Tomes", adding books with "wondrous and powerful magic spells" to the random loot of fallen foes, was released for the price of US$1.00 on both the Xbox 360 and the PC.[73]

The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine

Main article: The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine
File:Oblivion GOTY.png
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition cover for the PlayStation 3.
.The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine was a content expansion announced on October 17 2006, and released on the Xbox Live Marketplace, online, and as a stand-alone Windows boxed product on November 21 2006 in the United States.^ The Elder Scrolls Files is not responsible for their content.
  • The Elder Scrolls 4 News: FileFront Network Insider #120 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC elderscrolls.filefront.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Re: The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion .
  • FORUMS.GAMES.1C.RU - The Elder Scrolls 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.games.1c.ru [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • FORUMS.GAMES.1C.RU - The Elder Scrolls 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.games.1c.ru [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was released by Bethesda Softworks on March 20, 2006.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[74] .In Europe, the release would come two days later, on November 23.^ It would appear my days of killing for the Dark Brotherhood have come to an end.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ I have to say, and I can’t believe the words are coming out of my mouth (or the words are being typed on the keyboard I should say), WoW would make a better MMO any day.
  • Elder Scrolls V in 2010 | Game Stooge 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They will be releasing the game as a retail disc coming your way on November 20th for $29.99 .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion News and Media - GameGrep 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[75] .The Windows retail release includes all of the previously released add-ons from Bethesda, allowing players without an Internet connection to play them.^ Add all spells to player .
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Every release will include a separate readme specifying which files are new, and therefore need to be unzipped during the upgrade, and which ones remain the same as in previous versions, and therefore they must not be unzipped again into your Oblivion/Data folder.

^ To add your own music, which will play at random in-game, simply copy and paste a song into one of those five folders.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Comprehensive Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Knights of the Nine is included in the PlayStation 3 version.^ Beach 11-28-2006, 08:21 AM erm Doesn't Knights Of The Nine PC version come out on December 4th?
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ I strongly recommend you to purchase the retail version of PS3 'Shivering Isles' if you own the previous version of PS3 'Oblivion' for it already contains 'Knights of the Nine'.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ I cant wait 'till the Knights of the Nine box set including all of the past plug-ins is released next week.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

[76] .Knights of the Nine added a new guild, the eponymous Knights of the Nine, which the player may join.^ The hook this time is for players who like to go around randomly robbing people; but, don't want to join the Thieves Guild (why not?
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ Reestablishing the order of eponymous Knights of the Nine, the PC recovers all artifacts and kills the evil wizard.
  • The Elder Scrolls - Television Tropes & Idioms 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Further, Lathon asks if you'll allow him to join the newly formed Knights of the Nine.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.The quests for this faction are centered around a pilgrimage to find holy relics while abstaining from evil deeds.^ When you talk to the man who talks about the end of the world and you have completed the 'Pilgrimage' quest, you will have to find the items of the crusader.
  • The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Cheats for Playstation 3 - The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion Cheat Codes, Tips & Hints 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.chaptercheats.com [Source type: General]

^ When you get the quest update telling you to talk to the knights about the other Relics, go around the circle and speak to the knights.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

^ If the gates are all closed and you've previously finished the Boethia and Peryite quests, you may still find some bloodgrass growing around the wreckage of closed gates.
  • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

.Other content included in the Knights of The Nine downloadable content (P.C.) includes: Horse armor, Wizard's Tower (a livable tower ideal for role-playing mages), Vile Lair (an underground lair ideal for vampires and members of the Dark Brotherhood), Mehrunes' Razor (a quest where the player can discover the Mehrunes' Razor), the Orrery (an observatory in the Arcane University), Spell Tomes (books found in dungeons that teach the player spells), and Thieves' Den.^ I already cured vampirism before I started the dark brotherhood quest.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Included in the The Thieves Den official plugin.

^ Found in the The Vile Lair official plugin.

.While the PS3 version of Oblivion contains "Knights of the Nine", the added content which comes with the PC version is not included.^ Without such content on the Xbox 360 version, I know that I will be happily parked in front of my PC monitor a little while longer...
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

^ Beach 11-28-2006, 08:21 AM erm Doesn't Knights Of The Nine PC version come out on December 4th?
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^ Reestablishing the order of eponymous Knights of the Nine, the PC recovers all artifacts and kills the evil wizard.
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles

Main article: The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles
An official expansion pack entitled The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles was released on March 27 2007 for Windows and Xbox 360. The expansion offers 30-plus hours of new adventuring, features new quests, monsters, expanded freeform gameplay and a new land "that you can watch change according to your vital life-or-death decisions."[77] A PlayStation 3 version is confirmed and is expected to be released in 2007.[78]
.Shivering Isles takes place in the realm of madness ruled over by the daedric prince Sheogorath.^ It's called Shivering Isles, meaning you get to adventure in the realm of Sheogorath, The mad daedra god :happy: It looks rather amazing, the terrain is way different than in Cyrodiil, it varies and has all kind of funny things.
  • TES IV: Oblivion [Archive] - Muse Messageboard 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC board.muse.mu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rather than expand into another province of Tamriel, Bethesda dipped into the lore and decided to transport players to the 'Shivering Isles' known also as 'The realm of Madness', the daedric realm ruled by the prince Sheogorath.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ Screens: http://actiontrip.com/features/360/theelderscrollsivshiveringisles.phtml (Like the look of the golden saint guard, hope the armor is or can be made fully playable like the Auroran gear) Shivering Isles features more than 30 hours of new gameplay and allows you to explore an entirely new plane of Oblivion – the realm of Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

[6] .The player is tasked by Sheogorath to save the realm from an approaching cataclysm known as the Greymarch.^ Within the Realm of Sheogorath, players can explore the two extreme sides of the god’s madness – the sublimely creative and the completely psychotic.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ Rather than expand into another province of Tamriel, Bethesda dipped into the lore and decided to transport players to the 'Shivering Isles' known also as 'The realm of Madness', the daedric realm ruled by the prince Sheogorath.
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition

.On July 9 2007 at E3 2007, it was announced that a Game of the Year Edition (GotY) for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion would be released in September 2007. The Game of the Year Edition is to include the original game as well as the Shivering Isles and Knights of The Nine content packs.^ Elder Scrolls IV. Not much into adventure games.
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^ The Elder Scrolls Files is not responsible for their content.
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^ Re: The elder scrolls IV: Oblivion .
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.In Australia the "GotY Edition" will be released at a price of AUD$79.95. The GotY Edition will be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 at the price of US$59.99 and on the PC for US$49.99.[7][79] As of mid-August 2007, the release dates were set at September 10 2007 for the Xbox 360 and PC in North American markets;[80] September 11 2007 for the PS3 in North American markets;[81] and September 14 2007 for the Xbox 360 and PC in European and Australian markets.^ (Isn't that closer to the PS3 US release date?
  • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

^ This game-play modification to TES IV: Oblivion is the most popular to date, with over 120,000 downloads in North American servers since April, 2006.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Downloads / Details -- Strategy Informer 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.strategyinformer.com [Source type: General]

^ Without such content on the Xbox 360 version, I know that I will be happily parked in front of my PC monitor a little while longer...
  • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

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  • Carless, Simon (2007-01-18).^ September 08 2007, 23:34 QUOTE(Zmaster @ Sep 8 2007, 01:57 PM) [snapback]10908633[/snapback] is there a mod request forum?
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    ^ Ivan111 19.01.07 18:08 .
    • ������ / Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, the / ������� ������� TES IV:Oblivion �� PG 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.playground.ru [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Whizzer 02-01-2007, 03:14 PM I believe there are about 25-30 gates.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    .Bethesda Confirms Oblivion Expansion For Xbox Live Distribution.^ HQ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Xbox Live Gamers (23) .
    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for Xbox 360 Cheats - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Cheat Codes - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Unlockables, Guides, Achievements, Secrets, FAQs, Walk-Throughs, Hints 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I’m a fan of Morrowind, and I can’t wait to see what they do with Oblivion and Xbox Live.
    • Gear Live Omega Giveaway: The $2,000 Gamestop Xbox 360 Bundle | Gear Live 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We'll be watching to see how they work around the user created content, as it can't be sanctioned by Microsoft and Bethesda, and therefore won't be distributable currently over Xbox Live.
    • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

    Gamasutra. .Retrieved on 2007-06-26.
  • Gibson, Ellie (2007-03-20).^ WORMGERM 06-24-2006, 01:26 PM I finished the main quest in about 20 hours and I am up to about 60 hours.
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    ^ Elhoim 09-03-2006, 06:20 AM If you want a better looking LOD mod, check this out!
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ AlianKK 26.03.07 20:50 .
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    Scrolling Up. GamesIndustry.biz. .Retrieved on 2007-06-27.
  • Joynt, Patrick (2006-03-29).^ MrSatan 04-21-2006, 06:03 PM Minor Updates today.
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Wally The Gator 03-24-2006, 06:35 PM Anyone with oblivion...how is she?
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    ^ MrSatan 04-14-2006, 06:27 PM Kind of a slow day, only had one mod update so far.
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The Oblivion of Western RPGs: Is the PC RPG Dead?. 1UP. .Retrieved on 2007-06-13.
  • Martin, Matt (2006-10-11).^ J-Mag 04-10-2006, 11:51 AM I DLed the better sky mod last night.
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ LazerFX 12-13-2006, 10:54 PM Just spotted an awesome user-submitted video on Gamespot.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Koroush Ghazi 10-11-2006, 06:51 AM I've moved this to the the Oblivion thread in the PC games forum, as that's the correct place to discuss this stuff.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    .BVG signs Oblivion engine for next-gen titles.^ Overall: Bethesda did a very good job on this next-gen title, Oblivion is one of best games I have ever played and I dont really care for RPGs that much.
    • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Graphics: This IS a next-gen title.The graphics are absoloutly awesome.
    • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: General]

    GamesIndustry.biz. .Retrieved on 2007-06-27.
  • Miller, Ross (2006-10-07).^ FantasticRhino 07-18-2006, 06:47 PM Elhoim: Welcome to the forums.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ TheDooce21 10-28-2006, 07:20 PM I have no idea what's causing it but I get the same thing.
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    ^ Crunch 10-12-2006, 06:22 AM cheers.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Technical Discussions [Archive] - Page 6 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    .How modders saved Oblivion.^ I have beat oblivion 3 times and every time I forgot to save it Now I have forgot how to do the part wh...
    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Questions and Answers, Xbox 360 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: Original source]

    Joystiq. .Retrieved on 2007-07-09.
  • Miller, Ross (2007-07-26).^ Ivan111 18.02.07 09:26 .
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    ^ Nalzur 26.04.07 02:09 .
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    ^ Rirath 02-26-2006, 09:07 PM There's far, far, far more previews than just this one guy, and most of them are quite positive.
    • Oblivion Pre-Impressions at Wired [Archive] - Evil Avatar 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: General]

    Oblivion producer predicts breakout hit in Japan. Joystiq. .Retrieved on 2007-07-29.
  • Ransom-Wiley, James (2007-01-09).^ Droopz 01-24-2007, 07:15 PM I fairly sure I read somewhere that those are shadow problems caused by some combination of settings.
    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jonas Beckman 01-19-2007, 04:29 PM I don't really remember that much about how the gauntlets really work but that could be the cause.
    • Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Gameplay Discussions [Archive] - Page 4 - TweakGuides Forums 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.tweakguides.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ivan111 03.02.07 09:29 .
    • ������ / Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, the / ������� ������� TES IV:Oblivion �� PG 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.playground.ru [Source type: Reference]

    .Bethesda mum about Oblivion expansion.^ We were able to speak with Pete Hines from Bethesda Softworks about the upcoming Xbox360 (and PC) game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
    • Welcome to My Oblivion Fan Site! -- 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Knights of the Nine: This mini-expansion to Oblivion includes previously released material through Bethesda's official mods store (both for PC and X360).
    • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Juuso 27-02-2007, 02:52 PM Time to resurrect this thread, since Bethesda is making first proper expansion for Oblivion.
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    Joystiq. .Retrieved on 2007-07-09.
  • Rose, Alan (2006-08-09).^ MadCat 08-09-2006, 03:26 AM Completing a certain quest and killing vamps to sell their vamp dust is probably the quickest way to get a lot of cash.
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    ^ DigiWiz 02-26-2006, 09:08 PM "There's far, far, far more previews than just this one guy...
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    • Elric Melnibone and the Elder Scrolls Web Portal :: For the Morrowind and Oblivion Community (Downloads) 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.elricm.com [Source type: General]

    .No official Oblivion expansions planned.^ Knights of the Nine: This mini-expansion to Oblivion includes previously released material through Bethesda's official mods store (both for PC and X360).
    • BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle, Microsoft Xbox 360, FAQ 18 January 2010 5:18 UTC www.stageselect.com [Source type: General]

    Joystiq. .Retrieved on 2007-07-09.
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    • The OFFICIAL Oblivion mod sticky! [Archive] - [H]ard|Forum 10 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.hardforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Oblivion's Missing Physics. GamesFirst!. Retrieved on 2007-07-09.

External links

  • Oblivion Overview — Official Home Page
  • OblivionWiki — An Oblivion wiki.
  • The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages — A wiki focusing on Oblivion as well as the other Elder Scrolls series games.

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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Developer(s) Bethesda Game Studios

Publisher(s)2K Games
Bethesda Softworks
Distributor(s)2K Games
Designer(s)Todd Howard
Release date(s) Windows, Xbox 360

NA March 20, 2006
EU March 24, 2006
RU June 23, 2006
JP July 26, 2007
PlayStation 3
NA March 20, 2007
AUS April 26, 2007
EU April 27, 2007
PSP
NA December 32007

Genre(s) Action-oriented RPG
Mode(s) Single player

Rating(s)BBFC: 15
ESRB: M (Mature 17+)
OFLC: M
OFLC (NZ): R13+
PEGI: 16+
PEGI (FI): 15+
CERO: D
USK: 12
Platform(s) Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

MediaDVD, DVD-DL, Blu-ray Disc, UMD
System requirements512MB System RAM
2.0 GHz processor
128MB video card
8x DVD-ROM drive
4.6 GB Hard disk space[1]

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a roleplaying video game. It was made by the American game maker Bethesda in May 2006. The game is for the Xbox 360 video game console and the PC (computer). It was also made for the Sony Playstation 3 in May 2007.

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Awards

This game got the "Game of the Year" award at the Golden Joystick Awards. Many gaming magazines such as the official Xbox magazine for the United Kingdom rated it a 10 out of 10. The game is only offline. It can not play against people on Xbox Live although people can download extra content for the game. The extra content can also be bought on a DVD or BluRay. Some of the downloadable content comes with the Knights of the Nine retail disc.

Events

Events from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion happened after the game The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. The Emperor Uriel Septim VII gets killed by assassins while trying to escape the Imperial City, which means that Nirn (the world) has lost its shield against the Daedra from the plane of Oblivion, which comes through the opened gates of Oblivion. The goal of the game is to find the Emperor's son, defeat the attacking Daedra, and end the invasion by shutting the gates.

The player may also join a few guilds, groups that let the player do tasks for them, and once the player has completed all of their tasks, the player is in charge of the guild. Unlike Morrowind, the player can join every guild they can get into.

Expansion

There are two Expansion Packs for Oblivion: The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles. This expansion adds a new land: The Shivering Isles ruled by crazy god Sheogorath. Here you must defend the land from invading Knights of Order, and stop their attacks. There is also The Knights of the Nine which adds yet another quest.

References

  1. Adams, David (2006-02-01). "IGN: Oblivion Specs Revealed". IGN. http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/685/685072p1.html. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 


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