QUOTE(miggidy @ Oct 21 2005, 07:23 PM)
Oblivion certainly looks great, and I love adventure role playing games.
But I'm a little intimidated by this game. I feel that once I start playing, I will enter this fantasy world and no one in the real world will ever hear from me again
Same here. Plus, you see all of those guys who play way too many Rpgs, and I don't want to become one of them.
I might pick it up one day, who knows. I'm just planning on keeping close with the online shooters...
Playing an rpg for 200+ hours can be a good time, but looking back onto the amount of time you spent with the game - what was it all worth? I mean, sure, it was fun and you had a good experience with it, but time-consuming gaming feels a lot more satisfying and 'pointful' when it's with other people or friends (via online or multiplayer). That's just my opinion from personal experiences, though.
I'm all up for a good single player story and single player gameplay, but if I'm gonna spend 200+ hours and be really thrown into a gaming-world, I'td feel a lot more meaningful if there was a decent end result to live with (memories, funny times, records, random things, conversations, clans, experiences, etc).
Personally, when I play very time-consuming games by myself for many, many hours - when I'm done, my experience is forgettable.