Elder Scrolls: Oblivion

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  1. THWIP*

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    O.K., NOW THAT WE HAVE A TRAILER, WITH SOME EARLY GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE.....WHAT DO YOU THINK?
    MY WIFE AND I ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS GAME, AS WE SPENT COUNTLESS WEEKENDS WANDERING AROUND IN 'MORROWIND', AND PLAYED THROUGH THE GAME WITH 2 DIFFERENT CHARACTERS.

    FIRST, I REALLY HOPE THEY GET THIS ONE RIGHT......BUT I REALLY WANT IT TO RELEASE CLOSE TO LAUNCH, IF NOT BY X-MAS.
    FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN, THEY REALLY DID A BEAUTIFUL JOB WITH THE COMBAT.

    THE GRAPHICS LOOK A LITTLE WASHED-OUT, AND THE ARCHITECTURE LOOKS 2-D IN SOME SHOTS, BUT I'M SURE THE FINISHED PRODUCT WILL BE STUNNING ENOUGH.

    THE SCOPE OF THE GAME WILL BE SO LARGE (THOUGH NOT AS LARGE AS 'MORROWIND'), THAT THE GRAPHICAL SACRIFICES ARE ACCEPTABLE, IMO.

    FROM THE TRAILER, IT SEEMS LIKE THE PLOT WILL BE MORE PREVALENT THIS TIME, RATHER THAN OBSCURE LIKE IN 'MORROWIND'.
    WHAT'S GOT ME CONCERNED A BIT, IS THAT I HAVEN'T HEARD MUCH ABOUT THE NON-LINEAR ASPECTS THAT WERE SO GREAT ABOUT 'MORROWIND'. WE SPENT ABOUT 80 HOURS JUST "GOOFING OFF", COLLECTING STUFF AND REMODELING OUR VARIOUS DWELLINGS. THE FACT THAT YOU COULD ACTUALLY ALTER THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR VIRTUAL HOME, BUY ADDING/REMOVING TORCHES, CANDLES, AND ASSORTED DECORATIONS AND TREASURES, REALLY GAVE THE GAME AN IDENTITY THAT SET IT APART FROM ALL OTHERS......ESPECIALLY SINCE IT WAS JUST AN ADDED BONUS, RATHER THAN AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE EXPERIENCE.

    OVERALL, I THINK THIS IS SHAPING UP TO BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST HITS OF NEXT GEN, IF 'BETHESDA' DOESN'T RUSH IT OUT, WITH A TON OF BUGS......OR DELAY IT INTO IRRELEVANCE. IF THEY DO IT RIGHT, THIS COULD BE THE BEST ACTION/RPG EXPERIENCE EVER. :cool:
     
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    Morrowind was horrible, and this doesn't look much diffrent, just prettier
     
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    Morrowind was awesome, and this looks much different. Much improved combat, better stealth, better/longer quests and a more focused story.
     
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    NO...YOU SUCK! :mad:
     
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    Don't pay that N'wah any attention...
     
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    :D:up:

    THAT, AND "TAFF/TAFFER" ARE MY FAVORITE VIDEO GAME INSULTS.
     
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    I very rarely get called an "N'wah" on Morrowind, it's usually just scum or swit :(

    Anyways, yeah, Oblivion looks great. Great graphics, great gameplay, more variety, a better editor PC-side, it's everything I wanted out of it.
     
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    AWWWW......WELL, YOU'LL ALWAYS BE AN N'WAH IN MY BOOK. :D:up: :p
     
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    I like when the women say "N'wah". They deliver it with such cutting sincerity. :D
     
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    Morrowind was great the only thing that made it a little poor was its graphics and the sound besides that I thought it was great, thank you for making this thread THWIP* I am looking forward to the next Morrowind I think it looks great
     
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    YEAH......WHEN THEY SAY IT, IT'S HARD TO TAKE IT AS ANYTHING OTHER THAN "ASS-HOLE" OR "JACKASS". :o
     
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    I tried to like morrowind, I really did. I just couldn't get into it. Not my kind of RPG, I guess.
     
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    THERE IS NO "TRY", ONLY "DO". :mad:
     
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    The graphics are impressive, but I just couldn't get into Morrowind and if Oblivion is anything like that, I won't like it. It had too much to do, with no motivation to do it. It was like a really advanced MMORPG, and you were the only one playing.
     
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    THAT'S WHERE THIS GAME WILL BE DIFFERENT. THEY REALLY PAID ATTENTION TO THE THINGS FANS HAD GRIPES ABOUT, AND SET OUT TO CHANGE THEM. THE FIGHTING LOOKS GREAT, THE A.I. IS SAID TO BE AMAZING, AND STORY IS TO BE MORE "FOCUSED", AS 'WHATSHISFACE" PUT IT.
    MOST PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T LIKE 'MORROWIND', NEVER REALLY GAVE IT A FAIR SHOT. IF YOU DIDN'T DEVELOP YOUR CHARACTER......WHICH COULD TAKE 20-30 HOURS OF GAMEPLAY......YOU LIKELY WOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN A TRUE SENSE OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE. THE COMBAT GOT MUCH BETTER WITH IMPROVED STATS, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS STILL VERY SIMPLISTIC. THE OPEN -ENDED GAMEPLAY WAS IMPLEMENTED WELL, CONSIDERING HOW MANY DIFFERENT VARIABLES THEY HAD TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION. BUT THE BEST PART, IMO, WAS THE LACK OF LINEAR GAMEPLAY.......WHICH IS VERY RARE IN VIDEO GAMES. LIKE I SAID, MY WIFE ENJOYED IT IMMENSELY, AND SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS JUST EXPLORING AND DOING "INTERIOR DECORATING". SHE EVEN CREATED HER OWN CHARACTER, AND PLAYED THE GAME THROUGH BY HERSELF. HELL, ANY GAME THAT SINGLE-HANDEDLY GETS YOUR SPOUSE INTERESTED IN GAMING, GETS AN "A+++" IN MY BOOK. :up:
    I'D RECOMMEND GIVING 'OBLIVION' A TRY, IF YOU LIKE THE FANTASY GENRE.
    I CAN PRETTY MUCH GUARANTEE IT WILL BE A DRASTIC IMPROVEMENT OVER 'MORROWIND'.
     
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    the decelopers are making it so its more mainstream friendly
     
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    Guess it means it's gonna be IW'd
     
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    you gussed wrong
     
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    Invisible War sacrificed level design for graphics. Unfortunately for the Deus Ex franchise, it needs great level design to let you appreciate the gameplay.

    Since Morrowind's formula just needs a huge, fully built world means that the improved graphics, gameplay, story, etc... will just serve to make it even better. This game will be awesome.
     
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    well the landmass is bigger, I think overall the scope is huge compared to morrowind believe you me.
    I mean NPCs Have daily schedules.
     
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    The *traversable* landmass is bigger. There's no steep ass mountains or huge areas of water, everything is walkable. Only about 1/3 of Morrowind's map was actually able to be explored without flying or teleporting.
     
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    NO WATER OR MOUNTAINOUS AREAS TO EXPLORE? :confused: DAMN....THAT SUCKS. :(
     
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    There's mountains and there's water, but the mountains aren't so steep you can't go up them now, and the water is plentiful, but it's not like if you want to go across a map you have to swim for five years.
     
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    OH......WELL, AS LONG AS THE MOUNTAINS AND WATER ARE EXPLORABLE, I GUESS THAT'S FINE. :up: STILL, I ACTUALLY ENJOYED BEEFING UP MY STATS AND SEEING JUST HOW FAR I COULD GO, AT THE SAME TIME; I WAS SHOCKED AT JUST HOW FAR AND DEEP THE WATER WENT. :confused: ONCE I GOT HIGH ENOUGH AGILITY AND STAMINA, THERE "AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH" TO KEEP 'THWIP*' AWAY. :D :o

    BTW.....DID YOU EVER FIND THE OLD GUY UP ON TOP OF THE ISLAND UP IN THE NORTHERN SEAS OF VARDENFELL? HE WAS CRAZIER THAN A SHlTHOUSE RAT. :confused:
     
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    The guy who killed people who came to his house?
     

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