Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition
Come to PAPA!!!!! OBLIVION FTW!!!
This in my words ... IS GOING TO BE EPIC!!! First off they are givng you a $10 off coupon for skyrim. Then there giving you a metal case, map, game, the making of dvd, and the 2 big expansion packs. But the best part is they are giving PS3 owners trophie support!!! So even if you already have oblivion or are new to it pick this title up!!! Its worth it!!!
Game = Excellent
Going to gamestop I knew there would be no trophies, the other dlc from xbox, and of course bethesda not fixing any of the major bugs, like the vampire curse. I still wanted to own this great Elder scrolls game, because I only played it on my friends xbox 360.
Great AI, the sounds are like back when it takes place, the characters show a lot of emotion and I'm even talking about a 5 year old game. If you don't own this game and have wanted to experience it this is a great buy with the map actually having all areas in the game, $10 off TES: Skyrim with its strategy guide and the making of Oblivion itself on its own disk.
What I didn't expect to see was on the plastic case covering for the steelbook was this red non-black label saying GREATEST HITS. Even though it doesn't affect the game in anyway I still find it quite disheartening that it is not the black label shown above as the cover.
Awesome game with loads of time for the newcomers and extra content for those who just adore this game.
Does support Trophies!!!!
This game will have trophy support!!!! Don't understand why people are saying it doesn't or wont have it... I own the GOTY edition but am going to pick this up purely for this addition.
A great game
I first purchased Oblivion about four years ago. I had my Xbox 360 then, and I had never played it before. When I did play it, I couldn't stop, it was so much fun and so addicting! After having it for a year, I actually got tired of it. I had made around seven characters, all with different skills, talents, etc. I decided It was getting a little boring. So I sold it. A year later, I saw the special game of the year edition at my local Walmart. It was only 20 bucks and it had both expansions, both of which I never played. I bought it for my PS3 because my 360 got RROD. The PS3 version has much better graphics, however it is riddled with bugs, glitches and occasional freezing. Nevertheless, I played the tar out of it. After another year of playing it, I decided to sell that copy. Now it is one year later, and I'm actually craving some Oblivion. Call me obsessed, but Oblivion is a true masterpiece. Can't wait for Skyrim.
Sad but true..IMO
I was really looking forward to the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition figuring maybe a couple bugs would have been fixed and perhaps finally PS3 user's of this grand game would get all of the small but very much enjoyable DLC that the Xbox360 user's of the game enjoy such as. Mehrunes Razor,Horse Armor and Battlethorn Castle to name a few. but unfortunately we get none of that now I don't particularly mind not getting much of that extra stuff but I would have at least liked Trophies and fixes to the bugs that were in the previous installation of the PS3 version of Oblivion. I mean it is a very good game I mean excellent in every sense of the word infact I am very excited for Skyrim but in all honesty to those of you who like myself may own both a PS3 and an Xbox360 I honestly have to say if you want the best Oblivion experiance possible get the Xbox360 version.
Did Bethesda fix the bugs for PS3/360?
GAMER BEWARE: I was excited to hear Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was being re-released, hoping Bethesda had fixed the major "game ending" animation and save file corruption bugs, as well as the vampirism glitch. Apparently, there's an unofficial animation bug patch for the PC, but none for the PS3/360. According to some online sources, Bethesda stated they were aware, but WOULD NOT be fixing them. Therefore, this is likely an UNFIXED reprint. To my knowledge, there is no statement from Bethesda saying this isn't the case. I personally experienced the animation and save file bugs. THEY ARE GAME ENDING! In two gameplay attempts, I was never able to complete the game, resulting in hundreds of gaming hours wasted. Several examples of the animation bug can be found on YouTube.
Only worth it if GS doesn't have a used GOTY Ed.
Oblivion is a fantastic game. There, I said it. Now with that said, this release of the game really isn't worth it, especially for PS3 owners. It has been confirmed by Bethesda on their blog that this is just a repackaging of the GOTY edition they released earlier (lack of additional DLC available on XBOX, glitches and no trophy patch). This would only prove good for someone who has never played it before, and only if a used GOTY edition is no longer available. This game gets a low overall rating from me, even though I am willing to say the individual aspects are great. This is an attempt to milk more dough out of the game without even trying to fix or improve it for everyone, but especially for folks who game on a PS3.
"Epic Re-release" = Epic fail.
I pre-ordered this when I first heard about it, got very excited for it too. I couldn't wait to play the game on my PS3 and not have to worry about all the horrible, game destroying glitches. I was also pretty psyched to be able to finally get the Oblivion trophies, too. But then Bethesda had to go and be lazy. I'm sorry, but no glitch-fixes, no trophies, and no different DLC equals a waste of $30 to me. If you've played this already, just wait for Skyrim. If you haven't played this already, it's possibly worth getting.
I only say possibly because you could buy a good used copy of the GotY edition and get a map, and the DLC. The only things this re-release offers that are new are the steelbook, and the coupon, which is actually only $10 off if you get BOTH Skyrim and the guide.
Bottom line: Epic fail.
Same 'ol game, perfect for newcomers to the series
Ive put a good 100-200 hours into this game back when it first came out (on both PS3 and Xbox360). This 5th Anniversary Edition is basically a slightly fancier re-packaging of the Game of the Year edition. I dont find this to be a bad thing though.......their goal in doing this is to gain some extra fans to the series before Skyrim comes out and from what i see its doing the trick. Alot of people are complaining about how this PS3 version wasnt given trophies or didnt get any major glitches fixed (these people being older fans). And i can understand their irritation with that, cause I myself was upset when I found out that the trophies were not going to be in this game. But like i said we arent the main people they are targeting with this edition (even though I personally bought it since i traded in my GOTY edition for it months ago so had no real choice in that matter). But Im honestly discovering Cyrodiil all over again, its been so long since ive played the game that it feels like ive never played it at all. and im loving it! The music and feel of the game still draws you in after all these years. The graphics still feel like they hold their own well enough too. The character models are a bit rough around the edges, but the upcoming Skyrim will be fixing that soon enough! The most fun comes out of exploring and doing all the guild questlines. So really when it comes down to it if you are a fan of any open world RPGs and you havent played Oblivion yet, now would be the perfect time to pick this edition up. I hear its pretty limited though, and the price tag is very decent.....so best get it before its gone! Because the closer we get to Skyrim's release the harder it will be to find and the more expensive Oblivion might become in stores.
This is the exact same thing as the Game of the Year Edition of Oblivion. Same expansions available and same expansions missing (look at the PC and 360 versions for details.) This is an extremely sad way to milk a game, and this is coming from a die-hard Oblivion fan. Find the Game of the Year Edition, I gurantee it's cheaper and you get the same results as this game.