I know I’ve mentioned this a number of times already, and I’ll do my best to make this the final post on the topic, but Oblivion is so incredibly fun. After 73.5 hours of gameplay, my level 34 Wanderer (a character class I created) has finally completed the main quest line. I’ve rid the world of Tamriel of those pesky Oblivion gates, and generally saved the entire populace from annihilation. Fortunately, the game doesn’t end there. I’ve completed 81 quests so far, and still have a total of 15 active quests under my belt. There’s no telling how many I have yet to start. My character has risen to the top of the Thieves guild, is nearly to the top of the Mages guild, and is on the way up in the Fighters guild (I haven’t even started the Dark Brotherhood line of quests). To say that this game is packed with stuff to do is an understatement.
Unfortunately, I’ve run into a number of crashes recently. I occasionally get dumped to the desktop when performing a quick-load, and my graphics card has conked out a time or two (I’ve got to build a new machine). But thankfully, the sheer joy I get from playing this game overshadows these annoying problems. And the upcoming game patch that Bethesda announced will hopefully solve these issues. If you still haven’t purchased this game, I highly recommend it. Oblivion is a purchase you won’t regret.