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post #31 of 491
Anyone have any luck with availability from CompUSA?
post #32 of 491
Im waiting for CompUSA to show available too.... Until then I have GRAW to occupy my time for awhile longer...
post #33 of 491
Just grabbed mine at Best Buy during lunch. I had a 10% off coupon. I also picked up the massive strategy guide........
post #34 of 491
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

Anyone have any luck with availability from CompUSA?

Are they running a sale or something?

NM, I just answered my own queston.
post #35 of 491
I haven't played it myself (no 360), but I watched the first two hours of Greg Kasavin's 12-hour marathon live-feed on GameSpot. Pretty damn impressive, overall. (He played from 6 PM PST until 6 AM while they broadcast it live; he spent a couple of hours practicing before they started in order to get the hang of the controls). Certainly character management, which I've stated elsewhere is what bugs me most about RGPs, was kept to a minimum. Kasavin doggedly pursued the main quest at maximum speed, teleporting everywhere and never stopping to take in the scenery and exploring very little, which was disappointing, but it whet my appetite. It's definitely in the list of the first titles I'll pick up when I finally get a 360 .
post #36 of 491
Picked up the collector's ed. and big Prima guide during lunch (what the hell...what's $90 when you're already spending $80). First RPG...hope to check it out later today.
post #37 of 491
This game looks awesome!
post #38 of 491
This can be the main thread for the game.

Anyone playing it right now? I am on my lunch break and I went home and am playing it. Sweetness.
post #39 of 491
Just got home with the collectors ed. and game guide. Will play tonite after work and try to post some impressions late night.
post #40 of 491
Picked it up from Circuit City during lunch, stuck at work for the next 3 hours

They price matched CompUSA Ad, $43. + tax .. great deal
post #41 of 491
Picked up the game and strategy guide from Gamestop at lunch. Looking over the manual now and jonesing to go home. Definitely not going to be a long day for me...well, it'll feel long, but I plan to take off at a reasonable hour.

I finished up GRAW this weekend (also an excellent game if you haven't played it), so now my plate is clear for Oblivion.
post #42 of 491
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Originally Posted by Shok View Post

Picked it up from Circuit City during lunch, stuck at work for the next 3 hours

They price matched CompUSA Ad, $43. + tax .. great deal

Thanks for posting Shok... I'll try that I my CC too.
post #43 of 491
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Originally Posted by celluloideyes View Post

This can be the main thread for the game.

Sounds good, we need one main thread. I'll make this one a sticky.
post #44 of 491
Merged threads.
post #45 of 491
Here's a little tip for those having loading problems in some areas.

Official from Bethesda:

"Oblivion uses the Xbox 360 hard drive extensively to cache (copy and reuse) data. This is done to optimize all loading the game does. It has been found in rare cases on some Xbox 360s that the cached data can get overly fragmented. This exhibits itself by the game taking a long time to load anything from menus, dialogue, sounds, objects, levels, and more.
To solve this problem, reset your Xbox, and hold down the A button as the game is booting up. If any button is held while Oblivion is loading, it will clear its hard drive cache, and create a new one. Once you see the Bethesda Softworks logo video, the game is already loaded, and the cache should have been cleared.
Note, this does not effect your game in any way other than loading. You will not lose any saved data."

http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/i...owtopic=273721
post #46 of 491
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Originally Posted by HoodedSoldier View Post

Here's a little tip for those having loading problems in some areas.

Official from Bethesda:

"Oblivion uses the Xbox 360 hard drive extensively to cache (copy and reuse) data. This is done to optimize all loading the game does. It has been found in rare cases on some Xbox 360s that the cached data can get overly fragmented. This exhibits itself by the game taking a long time to load anything from menus, dialogue, sounds, objects, levels, and more.
To solve this problem, reset your Xbox, and hold down the A button as the game is booting up. If any button is held while Oblivion is loading, it will clear its hard drive cache, and create a new one. Once you see the Bethesda Softworks logo video, the game is already loaded, and the cache should have been cleared.
Note, this does not effect your game in any way other than loading. You will not lose any saved data."

http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/i...owtopic=273721


Interesting, thanks for the tip, I wonder if this is my problem, bought oblivion yesterday loaded up and showed the intro movie, then I hit a button to create a character and I got a disc read error. From that point on I get a disc read error every time right when the Bethesda logo comes up. Tried wiping the disc with a cloth and there are no visible scracthes at all.
post #47 of 491
I didn't know this was a single player game only.

I've wanted this game since I read about it, but I thought it was a MMORPG not a MSRPG (Massive Single player RPG).

Damn. I didn't buy it, but I might change my mind. I was looking forward to playing this with "friends" on LIVE.
post #48 of 491
Thank God its here. I initially said I was not going to buy any games until this came out because this was all I was waiting for since launch. Needless to say this is the 7th game I have purchased. Now I can take a break and log on some good hours with one game. This game is great so far. I lost many hours of sleep on Morrowind and I can see the same thing happening here with Oblivion. You can spend hours just roaming around the country.
post #49 of 491
As I get deeper into the game I am liking it more and more and starting to take side quests although I still find myself getting a bit lost.
post #50 of 491
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Originally Posted by xxThe Deanxx View Post

As I get deeper into the game I am liking it more and more and starting to take side quests although I still find myself getting a bit lost.

that right there is exactly why I'm getting the game and worried about it at the same time. I've liked what I've read so far as it seems maybe a bit easier to follow the main quest now.

I'll rent it from Gamefly. If I like it enough after a while, I might buy from them at their discount (+ the new 5% discount and the $5 off they're offering me right now).
post #51 of 491
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Originally Posted by xxThe Deanxx View Post

As I get deeper into the game I am liking it more and more and starting to take side quests although I still find myself getting a bit lost.

Dean... do you think the strategy guide could help in this area?
post #52 of 491
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

Dean... do you think the strategy guide could help in this area?

Yes, and I bought it for that very reason. But I like to figure stuff out for myself so if I can't find my way I will ultimately consult the guide.
Keep in mind I'm a real noob with this type of game and I tend to get lost easily anyway.
post #53 of 491
Dean walks up to the nearest guard "Pardon me I am looking for the next achievement, can you assist me?"
post #54 of 491
I'm playing this on the PC, but I'm sure 360 owners that have this game will agree with me on this: I'm literally speechless with awe.

3 hours of game time later and I've barely even begun, for the most part.

This feels next generation to me in every respect.
post #55 of 491
Loving the game so far.... I'm glad that it has a brightness slider since it seemed a little dark on my DLP projector. The artwork is pretty amazing and I love the fact that you can just explore the world entirely. The combat reminds me of my old King's Field days a little bit.

Playing on the hardest level of difficulty is just that, difficult!
I love the challenge though. This game is going to consume me.
post #56 of 491
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Originally Posted by Kysersose View Post

This game is going to consume me.

Exactly why I'm avoiding it (for now). I don't have the time and I'm WEAK!!

Jasman
post #57 of 491
Do you get skill increase for reading books on shelf like in Morrowind? I read through a few in different shops and have not come with any increase.
post #58 of 491
so is the feeling that the 1st person view is good? Does it loose some rpg qualities because of it? Does anyone play in the over the shoulder view? Is it servicable, deficient, on par?
post #59 of 491
I am using the first person view. The third seems lacking in animation and I found it detracted from the game. Its made to be played FP as are all the ES games IMO.
post #60 of 491
I've started playing , but have no idea what kind of character I'm going to play. I'm leaning toward a the Wood Elf (Stealth-Mage-Fighter) from the guide. So far seems really pretty cool.
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