Well I gotta say - I am now completely hooked on Oblivion. I owned it about 4 years ago when it originally came out on the Xbox 360. I tried to get into it, but I guess I just didnt have the patience to try understand everything. But 4 years later my patience must be a lot better because I am loving games like this!!!
Oblivion is very very much like Fallout 3. The only difference is Oblivion reminds me of the olden times because you use swords and can ride around on horses, etc. Oblivion is such a nice change as far as the graphics go too. Fallout 3s setting takes place after a nuclear blast so the world is all gray and washed out with no living things (eg plants, etc). Oblivion is the exact opposite of that, with Deer running around in the forest grazing, with plants and rivers everywhere....The graphics are actually amazing considering the game is 4 years old.
I cant say enough about the depth of game play in Oblivion...It actually makes Fallout 3 look small and simple in comparison....and that is a HUGE achievement.
If you have never played Oblivion, I recommend you pick it up. You can buy it new for $29.99, but you can find it used for a lot cheaper.
PS - I got the GOTY (Game of the Year Edition) which includes the Shivering Isles expansion pack for I believe $19.99 (??)
That is one He77 of a game for $20!!!!
I am about 8 hours in and I am about 1% done the game!!!