Disclaimer: This was an article I wrote a few months ago as a piece of game journalism.
Life Sucks, So Does Oblivion
Applied Criticism of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Oblivion is widely popular among role-playing game fans for both consoles (Xbox and PS3) and PC’s alike. This article isn’t to knock the game down a peg over its mechanics or its storytelling because I seriously didn’t get far enough to get into the game to know much about either.
The point of this article is to knock the game down a peg for how easily it brings out the lazy nature in me and reminds me of how easy it is to waste time over nothing. It made it very clear to me early on how much work it would take to really get to the meat of the game.