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Spring break is coming up, and I'm not going anywhere. So I'm looking for a new game to play next week, and have my eyes on Oblivion. Before I decide to buy it, let me get a gist of what the game is like.
I have not played any RPG games before because they've always seemed too boring and time consuming, so this would be my first (only played FPS and RTS games). Let me ask a few questions:
1) Should I play this game if I have never played any RPG's before?
2) What is the plot of the game?
3) How will it run on my PC? Will I be able to run at 100% view distance and full distant lands? I've seen it on and off, and the visual difference is enormous.

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post #2 of 23
Yes, you should play it even without prior experience.
The plot is that the gates to oblivion are opening, and the emperor is dead. You have to return the throne to the heir.

You'll be able to have full dustance, but I dono about all the other options. Shouldn't look too bad...
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post #3 of 23
Well, I NEVER play RPG's anymore, except for the classic, and awesome, FF series, and I LOVE Oblivion. The game is great and the non-linear story line is amazingly(that a word?) done. I highly recommend it. Especially if your looking for a game that will hold your attention for a while. That's one reason why I got it, I'm mking a move and internet might not be available for a few months.
 
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post #4 of 23
It's a great game, Morrowind was the first RPG I ever played and I was totally addicted to it (Oblivion's predecessor).
The game should run on medium settings on your rig with the view distance all the way up.
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I agree, I am have not been much of an rpg fan in the past years but oblivion really changes that. For one thing you can have first person view which really makes it look like a fps and then another thing is that its just so dense and long that you wont be disapointed in your investment.
Seriously, go for it.
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Ok, this game is basically an RPG with RPG rulesets (for the most part) in real time, in first person.
So it's a first person shooter without guns and the combat is a mix between player skill based combat, and character skill based combat. Combat is one of the best parts of this game, combat is a HUGE improvement over Morrowinds hot or miss dice rolled combat.
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post #7 of 23
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So you basically walk around the map and try to close the gates? How big is the map by the way. Is it like free roaming?
post #8 of 23
Yup it's free roaming. I think the map is about as big as the ones in the GTA series.
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post #9 of 23
If you include the maps in the dungeon/ruins/mine and the such, the map is much bigger then the one of any GTA I'm pretty sure
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post #10 of 23
oblivion is what happens when i fart =).
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