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.
I seriously never got what's all the hate on this game about. Sure, the face models are terrible, but that ain't a reason to bury this game so badly. In fact, in some aspects I like it even more than Skyrim. Gave me a hundreds of hours of great and enjoyable gameplay, and it has a soft spot in my heart.