My husband wanted an X-box 360 for Christmas last year… It was all he wanted. Well now that isn't entirely correct… he also wanted the game "Oblivion" to come out at the same time. Since he had pre-paid for his x-box he managed to get his shortly after they were released. The "Oblivion" game was held up with technical issues for months so my hubby had to make do with a racing game for awhile. I am not much of a gamer but I do like RPG games (Roll Playing Game) and I too looked forward to "Oblivion" being released.
The game finally came out two weeks ago. For those of you who are not familiar with "Oblivion", this game is the KING of all RPG games. You can create your face and character. You can adjust the width of your nose, height of your forehead, color and shape of your eyes, anything you wish to do to a face, you can do it in this game. You can be any number of races including a choice of three different types of Elf, you can be a Nord, an Orc (Something like and Ogre with teeth sticking out of your gums), an Imperial soldier or a cat type person, or other races they offer. Needless to say you have many ways you can create yourself and your choices in this will set how strong and powerful you are in the different skills you will need to live in this new world.
After several hours of playing 'design my face', hubby enters the new world and every few seconds he yells for me to "COME LOOK!" We ooo'd and ahhhh'd at the graphics. We both agree this will be a fun game!
Many, MANY, hours later… hubby relinquishes the controller and allows me to make my character. I must say that she, by far, looks 10 times better then I do. My husband chides me and says I should make her look like me. I smirk and say, "this IS fantasy isn't it? She is what I want to look like!" He smiles and admits she does look good. I tell him, "Stop looking! You're married!"
I usually chose to be an Elf but this time chose to be a Nord. Being a Nord gives me great healing ability. I am good with animals and magic also. I chose the sign of the Lady to be born under and the Mage as my skill. (Mage = means I can cast spells and Lady means I can talk and convince more easily…ha ha truly! I know that is hard to believe.) In previous games I have always used Olivia Jordan or Olivia Angelo as my name. Hubby thought it was time I came up with something new. I name myself, Jada, with no last name. I am going to be so well known in this game I will not need two names! I set forth into the new world.
I am so confident in my ability to play this I stumble into the new world and start immediately fighting my way past rats and goblins. After dieing about 50 times I decided that I need to lower the difficulty for my character. Hubby makes fun of me and says I am a "wuss", but I don't care, because when a rat comes at me, with one fatal swing of my sword, he is a GONER!
I start feeling a little guilty when I make it through the whole first level and never die, not even once, so I go back in and bump the difficulty rating up some. I am getting the knack of this game and my husband and I take turns each night playing for an hour or so.
One thing I love about video games is that the music always warns you when some baddie is coming to attack you. I think of the developers and designers and I imagine when they were making the game... sitting around the table and planning all the details out.... I think how nice it was of them to be so considerate to forewarn us that we should pull out our swords when they change the music and play the scary music. It's like, "Ok let me get my weapon and get in my stance." Look around and see what's coming... and then smash em!
Well, Bethesda, the makers of "Oblivion", must have had a real joker in their design team. I say this because while I was playing the game and I had my character walking in the most beautiful peaceful scenery ... the nice theme music was playing... Hubby was on the computer near me and I was looking for cool things on the game to click on (pick up)… Out of no where and with no warning… a scamp (demon like creature) jumped out right in front of me and screeched as he attacked me. Since I had the volume Really loud. I screamed too! SO loud my husband jumped! I nearly threw the controller! Electric shock waves went through my body and I swear my heart stopped for a couple seconds! Words blurted from my mouth (words that I shouldn't be saying) as I struggled to hit the X key to pull my weapon out and kill the buggar!
It only took a few strikes to kill this scamp… but the damage to ME was done… I have now lost my ability to relax while playing this game! Hubby said I scared him almost as bad the game scared me. He was able to laugh at me much quicker then I was able to laugh at myself.
So now I am only on level 2 and although I am not a big gamer person I have committed myself to conquering this game and tweaking my nose at those brilliant comedians at Bethesda who created this wonderful game.
Check back for more updates on Jada in "Oblivion"!