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Today’s category is my favorite Role Playing Game, or RPG (not rocket propelled grenade). This choice was easy for me since, which I love a good RPG, one has always been loved more than others. Only one has taken up months of my life with fun, adventure, and epic battles. that game is none other than:

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

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This game… The memories… It’s all so great. I remember playing this game all day and not even accomplishing anything, it was just that fun. I ended up getting 100% of the achievements for Oblivion on the Xbox 360. I was so proud, but even after that I kept on playing. There was something about the gameplay that never got boring, gameplay I have only seen in Elder Scrolls games. I’ve realized that while RPG’s aren’t my favorite genre, I really enjoy the medieval setting that some bring to the table. Bethesda is hit and miss with me for this reason, since I love the Elder Scrolls games but am not too fond of the Fallout games, even though the gameplay is very similar. It’s a setting thing. I either like super futuristic space travel games like Mass Effect or old medieval games like the Elder Scrolls, when it comes to RPG’s. I’ve played many in both settings but still, Oblivion takes the cake.

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I really appreciate a good sword fight in games. I like to be a tank-like character so that I can wear the heaviest armor possible and hold the biggest weapons and just strike down my foes with brute force. My favorite character to play in Oblivion (I had a few) was my female Nord. She was such a boss, and I never lost a fight. She was pretty ugly, really large, but always in charge. I loved being able to make various characters of all races though, it’s fun to change it up. The story line in Oblivion was fun and intriguing. It felt different and unique compared to other games like it, but followed along the Elder Scrolls timeline. One of my favorite things about Oblivion was the scenery. It was just so beautiful and at the time, it was some of the best graphics yet.

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These reasons, and so many more, make The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion my favorite RPG.

Honorable Mention:

Mass Effect 2