Originally Posted by frazod
I like these games, but I'm something of a completionist. I want to find every weapon, get every perq, max out my stats, and travel to every location. I generally find that more fun that the story itself. And I thought the main story line of Oblivion was definitely the weak link, especially since the game sucked when you had a bunch of NPCs fighting each other. For me completing the side quests was a lot more fun, especially the assassin's guild stuff.
But eventually I just hit a wall and that was it. That point came about halfway through Shivering Isles. On day I just quit and never started again.
Fallout 3 was much better, as was Fallout New Vegas, although I still haven't finished that one, either.
I'm exactly the same way, although I do love story on top of my completionist OCD.
I can't tell you how many hours I spent in Morrowind/Tribunal/Bloodmoon. Hundreds I'm sure.
Oblivion just...didn't have the same appeal to me. It looked better but it felt emptier, if that makes any sense. I played for a while and then just stopped.
I played Fallout 3 more, all the way to the end of the game (I think), but I never finished that one either. Never got new Vegas. I know it's better than FO3, but I think I'm done with Bethesda, for a while at least. I'll try Oblivion sometime after I finish Dragon Age 2 (hell, The Witcher 2 is out in May, this is the year for games it looks like...), see if I like it any more now than I did in '06 and '07, and then figure out if I want to play Skyrim or not.
Knowing me I'll end up getting it. 'cause I'm weak.
Although The Old Republic may be out by then, and that will probably kill the rest of my gaming for a while.
(And there's Mass Effect 3 sometime around Christmas. Christ.)