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Oblivion: Shivering Isles Q&A

Oblivion: Shivering Isles Q&A

Thanks to the XCN, we got a new interview - this time with Bethesda, about their upcoming The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion expansion, named Shivering Isles. It'll be released on the 27th of March, and will cost 2400p on the Marketplace. Inside you'll find alot of thoughts about the Oblivion era, upcoming DLC, Isles game time, images with world map and much much more.

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Commented on 2007-03-21 21:08:06
theres a chance this may never show up on the ps3 version.
Commented on 2007-03-21 21:48:14
can't wait...still think price is abit too high
Commented on 2007-03-21 22:13:26
Yeah. Price seems a bit too high.... :(
Commented on 2007-03-21 23:01:00
no shader fix info :(

map looks nice
Commented on 2007-03-22 00:03:36
This expansion does look very in depth and well thought out but at 2400 mp, (which i believe is 30$?), i just don't think that paying for half of the original game is justified by "25hrs" of gameplay.
Commented on 2007-03-22 00:21:46
Great interview.

But im not too keen on downloading a 1+gig expansion...what about that retail version? how difficult/hard can it be?!

And can we use those new weapons and spells in Cyrodiil?
Commented on 2007-03-22 01:11:12
Yep yep, they are working on Fallout 3, or have been for a quite a while. We will see new information this year of it that's sure. But for oblivion, I haven't just gotten interested in it, don't know why.
Commented on 2007-03-22 09:59:10
Great interview.
Although I really would have liked to something about monster levels. Will the monsters in shivering isles simply adjust to the player characters level again?

I don't like this at all. It find it essential that (in rpgs) you sometimes have to evade some monsters while you can kill others with a single strike. That's the way it was in Gothic 2 and it really makes a great atmosphere.
In contrast, in oblivion, you encounter wolves on the road when you begin and when you are level 127 you encounter giant were dragons all over the place (or something like that).
Or the bandits on the road wear full plate armors and have magic swords.

Well, apart from that, oblivion is one of the greatest games ever, of course.
Commented on 2007-03-22 14:34:26
Price is insane...

How big it will be? 1+ GB?
Commented on 2007-03-22 16:06:58
I dont see why you guys are bitching about the price expansion packs are usually always $30 and to say that 25hrs for $30 isnt enough is just dumb most $60 games wont even give you that much
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Commented on 2007-03-22 16:34:23
2nd pic looks very morriwind-ish.
Commented on 2007-03-22 17:25:53
Yeah, but if it's 25hrs in the same way Knights of the Nine was 10 - 20 hours, it will be about 5 :(

I romped through Knights in about 2 hours. Hopefully there are lots of random things to do, not just the main quest.
Commented on 2007-03-23 12:27:23

but by the time PS3 owners have played through the main game fully, Fallout 3 will be on the horizon.
Commented on 2007-03-26 17:29:54 In reply to peoples
To my understanding, you will be able to use all the items and weapons back in the main game. I'm actually looking forward to finding the sword that levels up as you use it.

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