where can you start. oblivion quite simply is life in another world. anything is possible, you can eat sleep buy a horse, ride it, go hunting, fight a battle, go into hell (oblivion) lay waste to a whole town just because you feel like it. you can buy a hovel, buy a house, buy a castle! buy your own weapons, enchant them, make your own spells, complete quests become the leader of a faction, start out as the lowest of the low and build yourself up to become the thing of legends. this really is a whole other life.
The graphics even now, when this game is nearing getting its bus pass and pension book, are breathtaking. Quite frankly the view of a golden sunrise when you have spent the last quarter on an hour climbing to the top of a snow topped mountain is only surpassed by reality itself. the addition of these expansions only increases the lifetime of these games as 'knights of the nine' offers an additional storyline that will add an extra main game onto the already expansive story including more weapons spells and a order of knights at your disposal.
Then 'Shivering Isles' brings another enormous (if somewhat insane) world, accompanied with the expected set of endearing characters, quests, creatures and things in general to do. as is to be expected this is all portrayed in the same beautiful and unendingly explorable way.
i must admit there can be at times momentary lag as the game catches up with you movement. but this is the only drawback and is far from off-putting. this game is in all honesty almost incompletable, i personally have spent around 150-200 hours over the whole time it has been out and i can safely say im not even close to finishing everything even on the main game, let alone the expansions. without a shadow of a doubt the best money i have ever spent.
a genuine must have for every gamer. you'll not be able to put it down for a long time.