Been playing Oblivion most of the weekend since I hurt my back Saturday morning. Wow this is a great game. I play World of Warcraft for a while but stopped because I didn't like having to team up with people to do certain quests - of course the $13.95 a month after paying $50 for the game was hard to swallow as well. One thing I miss from WoW was exploring and fighting creatures in the wilderness. You never knew what you were going to find. Oblivion, for me, is like WoW offline. Its perfect for me. Recently my character was bitten by a vampire and so now I am one. My face has changed, I am stronger and faster, I can't be in the sun without taking damage. I keep having nightmares about "feeding". I am really impressed with this game. Though I said I didn't lilke Morrowind due to its look and feel I think after oblivion I am going to give it another try. I have the gold edition and one of the expansions lets you be a werewolf! The down right sexy engine of Oblivion pulled me in but its the great gameplay that is keeping me there.
If you like RPG games at all you must get Oblivion.
Oh, I am about 6 hours into the game and I have only done the first part of the main quest which by itself is like 40 hours.