I was never much into role-playing. Sure, I’ve played a few, such as Knights of the Old Republic and PokÃ©mon (on the GameBoy Pocket, which shows how old school I am; it was also a long time ago, so don’t look at me like that), but that was about the extent of it. No, I was never a big Dungeons & Dragons guy. I may have been a nerd, but I wasn’t that much of one.
Anyways, I’ve been hearing a lot recently about Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, a fantasy-themed RPG that actually came out sometime in 2005. On all the forums I frequent, Oblivion was highly recommended, even to people, like me, who weren’t that into role-playing. Forget World of Warcraft; this was the big one. So I figured I’d buy it. To my surprise, every store I went to still had the game priced at $50, the same price it was at two years ago. For most computer games, the price drops sharply after a few months, from $50 to $30, and from there to $9.99 or less in a bargain bin, depending on how good the game is. For a game like Oblivion to stay that expensive for so long was actually a good sign. Usually means it’s still in high demand.