posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 02:46 PM
Hello, glad the elder scrolls is enjoyed by so many! I have over 650 hours clocked into skyrim, and i can tell you right now, it is in no way shape,
or form better than oblivion man, this is from a hardcore gamers perspective.
They catered to casuals and action junkies, and took out the following : spell making, stats, restricted enchantments (at max 2 per item, compared to
the like 8 or 9 i would put in oblivion), acrobatics (your stuck jumping a VERY mediocre height, and die if you fall about 13 feet or so, very easy to
die), spells (the spells they do give you are pretty crappy dude, not even gonna lie), spells that IMPORVE your stats, like increasing acrobatics 100
points, arrows have a limit on how far they can go till they "dissapear" after that, so no decent sniping (unless you fix it in the .ini files),
auto kills (and they do it a BUNCH, unless you turn it off with a mod), quest (theres no where as many guild quest, you can complete most guilds in a
few hours time, plus the guilds in general kinda blow, dark brotherhood is a bit of a letdown man......), they put these "infinite" quest in the
game, but they end up being fetch quest- and you even end up doing the same ones over and over.
Alchemy's been dumbed down as well you have to go to a TABLE to make potions instead of carrying amblecs ect., no birthsigns, lame race powers, no
classes (every class/race ends up being the exact same by the end i.e. master of everything (and you level skills and such MUCH MUCH faster)) which
isin't BAD, but takes the diversity out of which race you should choose. and so many more things man....
basically, they dumbed down the "rpg" elements to the point that its seriously not even funny. anytime people compare oblivion and skyrim, all they
can say is "but the graphics!!........", i think alot played the 360 version, and not the ps3 or pc version of oblivion, because when i played the
ps3 one a few months ago, the graphics were STILL pretty darn good (and im SPOILED on pc graphics), so yes while its a good game, it just "wasn't up
to par" as an elder scrolls man.
you can even become GODLY, but not a true GOD like in oblivion (300 acrobatics, 250 speed, 300 athletics, 100+ restoration), restoration in the
previous game made you able to "enhance " your stats like above, with just pure magic and 100 restoration. ALL restoration does in skyrim is heal
you can even "power level " in skyrim, to the point you can break the game in a few hours if you truly want, but you don't get the same level of
satisfaction "powerleveling", as you do in oblivion, because the no spell making makes it all for naught, you dont have the option to make spells
(that took a large part of my game up, making wacky spells I.E. +100 speed on touch combined with +100 % shield on touch, cast on a horse, and you
have a jet that goes like 700 miles per hour)
OR like for example, i made a spell to improve speed of what i touched 100 pts, then went into a cave and lured all the enemies to me, then used a
shield spell to shield me 100% (u still get damaged, not too much tho), then used the speed spell on THEM so they could hit me way faster to get my
armor up fast. they were hitting me so fast they would accidentally hit and kill each other, so i made a spell to shield them, and a spell to heal
them, doin this, i got my armor from 50 to 100 in about 40 mins lol.
those are just examples of what you can do in oblivion that you can't in skyrim, and i've only played vanilla oblivion, because you never run out of
stuff to do if you have a thinking ,witty mind, to make cool enchantments, spells (paralyse within 50 feet 15 seconds on touch), and your own fun. so
please do play skyrim, it's fun by all means, just insanely dumbed down dude, to the point its kinda not a real "rpg" like say morrowind and