So, I just finished the main quest in Oblivion, and just as in Skyrim, I got really disappointed. It is short, boring and really not creative at all. I mean, does -every- town need to have one gate that they need me to close, really, everyone? Stupid Oblivion gates. I just sprinted through them anyhow, good thing my character is so fast.
Other than the fact that the main quest being so bad, the game is actually really pretty and an intriguing world to explore. Some mods here and there to boost it (I didn’t change the landscape nor the textures) it was really fun to explore, but oh my, the race hate against the Khajiit or furlicker as my character was generally called.
As you may have noticed, I play as a beautiful female Khajiit, with bow and speed. An archer is something that I always seem to choose in the Elder Scrolls games. It is the most fun way to play in my opinion, and the fact that I can see the creepy people first before they see me is a big bonus, and to be honest, I wouldn’t have been able to play any of the “beast” races if it weren’t for the character mod that I added. I generally think that they are really “ugly” and often just go with the elves, but this mod really made all the races way better looking. The mod is called: Oblivion Character Overhaul v2
I pushed as many quest mods into my game as I possibly could and I haven’t regretted any of them. Mods that are really worth mentioning are Malevolent and Chorrol Plateau, really well made mods that makes you want more weather it’s to build your own house or get possessed by an piece of armor. A standing ovations to all the people placing their voices in quests and making the epic quests as well. Good work and I am envious of your creativity.
Another mod that I wouldn’t have lived without, being the hoarder that I am, is my pack donkey mod. Pushing all my loot onto him was essential for all my dungeon/gate runs and just to make my hording pay off, I added another mod that let me own my own adventure store, complete with a shopkeeper and a guard. Thanks to that and my hording, I have never needed to think about septims again in the game. In my bank (that is a mod as well) I have collected over 250.000 septims by now.
I have to ask however, why aren’t any quests built around flowing meadows and kind places rather than always forcing me into scary dungeons or Ayleid ruins that makes all those scary sound (I added some extra sounds to my game as well) and that are almost only inhabited by the walking dead?
After 85+ hours, I have managed to finally get off my ass and finish the main quest just because the gates were starting to bug me to much. I also played through the Shivering Isles quest and hands down, that little expansion is way better than the entire main quest of Oblivion, isn’t that fun?
I would recommend this game but … I’ll just say, play Morrowind instead, way better.