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Old 04-21-2007, 07:17 PM   #10
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I'd have to put my vote on Oblivion/Shivering Isles as well, at least when it comes the the game world. The large open world can produce some very impressive views from high ground where you can see very ar. There are also many very stunning locations, in particular during sunset or sunrise with water nearby.

Some random tourist photos with pretty colors

Characters are a mixed in quality. Making a good-looking head is insanely hard and time-consuming. (Makes you admire nature for getting it right so many times in real life. ) Requires the better head texture mod though or it will look too low-res to look good. The body models look fairly believable, though perhaps a bit on the skinny side. But the animations... ugh. A clear improvement from Morrowind, but this is still one of Bethesda's weak points. The stances, poses and moves makes the body models look uglier than they really are.

When it comes to spell effects however Oblivion is sadly lacking compared to other games. All spells work the same, some unimpressive projectile and a little explosion and potentially some force when it impacts. Neverwinter Nights 2 is much more visually impressive in that regard even though it isn't a fully 3d world without any real physics. Bloodlines have some rather good-looking and varied spell/discipline effects as well.

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