4 If you liked Oblivion, this should appeal to youTheInquisitor | 24/08/2007 | See all TheInquisitor's reviews (1)Not a too bad'er game despite what some people might say (the demo is availble to try out anyways). Graphics are quite good - doesn't have the 'sheen' that oblivion boasts, but makes up for it in other areas (the background actually merges from, what looks like at a glance, 2D drawn images to 3D nicely and grass will burn from fire spells for instance).The combat system is alittle tricky to get used to - you can't move & attack at the same time (mounted or on foot), which is banefull for new players being a ranger (though you'll soon learn to use traps to hold npc's in place while you pepper them with arrows & spells).Horse riding is a nightmare to the point you'll laugh yourself silly. The horses will avoid objects on their own, so in towns it'll steer itself around. In the countryside, however, you'll find the thing running off somewhere you don't want to go now & then (can be thought as realistic, too). Mounted combat is abit iffy, as the horses take a moment or so to respond to commands, so it becomes more of a burden than a bonus.Many, many items are available. I've counted over 200 different items for most types (200+ helmets, 200+ boots... you get the idea). Once nice addition is that you can upgrade your current weapon with one of the same kind. All items have a class system (the higher the class, the better they are). So a player can add two Class 1 bows together to make one Class 2 bow, and so on. Special abilties are transferred too, so one could end up with a rather powerful weapon after some time. The same applies to spells as well, which are your typical fire, air, water, earth - and of course - necromancy.The one saving grace is that it has multiplayer, which would make it feel more like a Diablo 2. The world is defineately big enough to keep you and your mate busy exploring for quite afew months.So, is it worth the purchase? Well, if you enjoyed Oblivion , Diablo 2 (and similar games) then you should enjoy this one too. At least you can buddy up with a friend & go adventuring in the lands for the first time on this!If you're not too sure about it, then it's worth trying the demo out first (be warned, it throws you in the deep end without a float, you'll have to fathom out what does what on your own - well I did). Give it some patience, get used to how it plays, and you'll probably be pleasently surprised.