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Afternoon all,

This may seem like a bit of a wierd one, but bare with me...

my gf loves Harry Potter and fantasy themed films/ books in general.
So I tried to get her to play oblivion as I thought she'd really love the open gameplay, and becoming a powerful mage. Trouble is, she is new to gaming having only really played the odd "big fish games" style games. So oblivion even on easy is a little too killing orientated, and a little hard for her. Without sounding patronising...
Anyway, I wondered if there are any mods that mite make the game easier, maybe enemies have a % lower health overall, or maybe something that will make her magic more powerful ?
I toyed with the idea of dropping a cloak somewhere for her to find, with really high hit points, but not too hot on modding the game myself.

anyway, any help or suggestions, or maybe even an alternative game ?

thanks guys

BTW-

I have searched the forums, looked at all previously mentioned mods on other threads and also the tes nexus, so any "google is your friend" or links to generic threads detailing lists of mods will be ignored.
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Did you turn down the difficulty in the options? You can slide it all the way down to easy. The game is really easy at this setting.
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yep, lol put it to the very easiest setting, its her first attempt at playing an fps !

she tried Fallout 3, but got scared and kept dying, so gave up lol
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Unless she's into the nitty gritty parts of Fantasy RPG genre I can't see her enjoying it too much. I think you'd probably have a better chance of getting into an MMORPG like Rift or LotR.
My fiancée likes Puzzle Quest games and will play the odd smash and grab style games like Diablo II, Titan Quest or Torchlight but even as a fan of the genre she won't touch a hard core FP RPG like Oblivion. She could also try something like Reccetear or Terraria (which is great to play together).
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I like the idea of an rpg we could play together, is Terraria the one to try ?
I'll certainly look into it, thanks mate


EDIT: is Terraria the really cartoony looking one ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terraria


not sure this is quite right, but its certainly got me thinking about the possibilities.... I like the idea of us playing through an RPG together over the LAN. She'd love that, if only for the fact I would do the killing and she could do the puzzle solving
Edited by Term` - 8/8/11 at 6:31am
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I like the idea of an rpg we could play together, is Terraria the one to try ?
I'll certainly look into it, thanks mate


EDIT: is Terraria the really cartoony looking one ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terraria


not sure this is quite right, but its certainly got me thinking about the possibilities.... I like the idea of us playing through an RPG together over the LAN. She'd love that, if only for the fact I would do the killing and she could do the puzzle solving
Trust me when I say this ~ I would have never tried Terraria but I got it cheap on a price mistake and couldn't put it down for weeks. It's not an RPG but it's a loot and survival game very addicting.
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post #7 of 17
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mite look into it then,

think I'd still like to get her into Oblivion if I can, but then I guess its maybe a doomed idea, given how much killing is involved in the average mission/quest ....
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she tried Fallout 3, but got scared
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Just turn the difficulty slider down for her. Oblivion is a really beautiful game. I can't see her not enjoying at least just exploring, I mean its such a large game. I would waste hours just walking around.

Tell her to collect herbs and try doing some alchemy, that should be pretty easy.
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Just turn the difficulty slider down for her.
People need to read the OP before commenting. Seriously.
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