Ah yes, Skyrim. A game that is so optimized and widespread that you can probably run it on your toaster at this point. Skyrim is the fifth installment of The Elder Scrolls series and has been widely popularized for its epic theme and almost perfect RPG nature.
Another extremely popular game from this series is Oblivion, which has many of the same elements as the classic RPG games, but with its own style and memorable characters. Since these games are both quite popular and well-made, you might find yourself wondering if you should play Oblivion before Skyrim, since it came out earlier.
Well, good thing we’re here then! We are going to give you all of the answers you need, as well as a brief overview of both games so you know what you are getting into.
Should I Play Oblivion Before Skyrim?
The answer is no. While there are some connections between the two games when it comes to the lore, there is absolutely no need to play Oblivion before Skyrim. With that being said, it does not mean that Oblivion is a bad game. On the contrary, you should play the game if you have the chance since the story is excellent and the gameplay is quite satisfying.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Oblivion tells the epic tale of a kingdom in ruin because of its lack of a leader. The last king of the region has been killed, and gates to Oblivion, another dimension, have started opening everywhere. It is your job to locate someone of royal blood to take the crown so they can shut the gates of Oblivion.
However, doing that is no easy task since the gates are bringing forth monsters known as Daedra that are hell-bent on killing everything they encounter. Fighting enemies and completing quests will allow you to level up your character and improve certain stats, depending on what you need and want to be.
Something about this game that is appealing is the open-ended gameplay where you can either follow the main quest or roam the lands and see what you can find and how you can improve your character. The culmination of the story and the excellent gameplay make Oblivion one of the best games to come out, and you should play it, without a doubt!
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Skyrim is one of those games that you can always come back to because it has a lot of appeal as a very well-made and high-quality RPG. In this game, you play as the Dragonborn, a prophetic warrior who can consume the souls of dragons and use their voices as Shouts.
This prophecy and your heritage will take you across the lands with the goal of completing your quests. However, just like in Oblivion, you do not have to follow the main story rigidly, but you can just walk around and start any quest you come across for some bonus experience and loot. There is an upgrade system in this game that lets you specialize in different skills depending on what you want to do. Want to be a warrior? Invest in two-handed skills. Mage? Magick!
There is a lot of build variety and different things to do in Skyrim, all that you have to do is start playing! No matter the way you choose to play, Skyrim is always an unforgettable adventure that you can always come back to.
How Are They Connected?
The games share the same universe, but their storylines aren’t really connected since the events of Skyrim take place 200 years after Oblivion. If you’re worried that you will miss out on the story if you skip Oblivion, you don’t have to.
That would be all when it comes to these beasts of RPGs. We firmly believe that Skyrim will remain a constant classic that many gamers will play all the time, both veterans and new players. We also sincerely hope that you have found the answers you were looking for and that you have learned something new today.
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