You have the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty. Tamriel's previous emperor has been slain, and with no true ruler the gates to Oblivion open and demons begin to invade the people and towns of the empire. It's up to you to find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel.
While I came to the Elder Scrolls scene later than most, I dove into Oblivion and enjoyed every minute of it. Hours upon hours of quests, equipment to collect, and replayability mixed with easy modding and entertaining dialog equal one of the best single-player RPGs I've played in recent years. My opinion may be skewed by the inability for my computer to properly run Skyrim, but I digress; I'm perfectly content with playing Oblivion.
Played this game so many hours. The open world is just amazing and there is so much to do. I also liked the guildes/quests from the addons (knights of the nine). The houses were nice too and you could just dump your stuff everywhere you want (soul gems at the tables) and make your house look wealthy and your own. (skyrim resets that though :( ) First time out of the sewers was great and I just wondered off into the land and accidently stole something and they chased me. Then stumpeled upon a burning city where people were asking my help. The immersion was so great. Also the ability to make mods/download them is nice.
This is most certainly one of the most immersive RPG's known to date.
The thing that makes it so emmersive the the tonns of voice acting and brilliantly implemented fighting tactics.
Even the more modern variant (Skyrim) Can't surpass the premium status of this game.
Welcome to the Imperial City! You, prisoner, are in jail for something you cannot remember, but don't worry! It was destiny that brought you here! Or at least that is the explanation I got from the Emperor. Oblivion is a beautiful game for its time with the loads of wildlife and how beautiful the area was. The civilians will even have conversations on the streets about events that have been going on. The story is a fairly good one, so this makes it a fantastic game, right? Well, no. Not really. The gameplay grows to be repetetive after a while and I cannot count the number of times I've been arrested for having no stolen items and being a law abiding citizen. The combat system is fairly difficult as well. I constantly have to sit and heal myself after a fight with the little buggers from Oblivion. The ranking up system is something I do not understand either. You'd think it would be as easy as kill a few things, rank up some skills and you're good to go. Well, no. I've ranked up 3 or 4 of my skills and I cannot continue because I am still a level 1. The sidequests can be fun, too, but I'd like to be able to carry on with my primary mission. Either way, It's a fun, but difficult game that I would recommend trying if you're into a little challenge.