The Elder Scrolls is one of the most popular and influential video game franchises of all time, with millions of fans around the world. The latest installment, Skyrim, was released in 2011 and has been praised for its immersive open-world gameplay, rich lore, and modding community. However, some fans are not satisfied with just Skyrim, and want to revisit the previous games in the series. One of them is Oblivion, which was released in 2006 and is widely regarded as one of the funniest games ever made.
Oblivion is a game that does not take itself too seriously, and often features hilarious situations that are caused by its quirky physics engine, buggy AI, and absurd dialogue. Some examples of Oblivion’s humor are:
- A random Nord who is standing in a huge pile of snow, while ranting about how he needs more snow in his life.
- A Wood Elf who is buried up to his neck in snow, while saying “indeed” eerily.
- A man who tries to shoot arrows at a dummy right in front of him, but ends up hitting himself or other NPCs.
- A man who zooms out from a fallen villager and then zooms back in as she stands up and says “people here are very friendly”.
- A man who accidentally kills himself by shooting himself with his own bow.
These clips have been shared by many fans on social media platforms like Twitter and YouTube, where they have received thousands of likes and comments. Some fans have even started a trend called #OblivionHumorChallenge, where they try to recreate these scenes or come up with their own.
Oblivion’s legacy lives on
Oblivion may be an old game by today’s standards, but it still has a loyal fan base that appreciates its unique charm and creativity. Many fans consider Oblivion to be one of the best games ever made, regardless of its flaws or criticisms. Some fans even argue that Oblivion deserves more recognition and respect than Skyrim or other newer games.
Oblivion’s humor may be unintentional comedy at times, but it is also intentional comedy at other times. The developers at Bethesda have acknowledged that they wanted to make a game that was different from their previous titles, such as Morrowind or Fallout 3. They wanted to create a game that was more whimsical and fantastical, but also more realistic and grounded. They wanted to make a game that was both funny and serious.
Oblivion’s humor may not be for everyone, but it is certainly for those who enjoy it. It is a testament to the power of imagination and creativity in video games. It is also a reminder that sometimes less can be more.
The Elder Scrolls fans are celebrating “the unintentional comedy of Oblivion” by sharing clips from the game on social media platforms like Twitter. They are showing their appreciation for the game’s signature jank and hilarious NPCs. They are also showing their nostalgia for the game’s unique charm and creativity.
Oblivion may be an old game by today’s standards, but it still has a loyal fan base that considers it one of the best games ever made. It may not be perfect or flawless, but it is certainly fun.