[this is the 360 version] To be honest I've only played it for an hour, afraid that's all I can stomach. My brother gives me a run down of the controls, easy peasy! lets go. I've played the first 15 minutes of the PC version and it showed me promise. But so I'm not repeating it my bro loads up his save. I don't know the details, we're on a horse, theres some ape-like thing chasing us and a wolf appears from the foliage. First thoughts were "Damn this hill looks ugly". It was night, the plants all have a sharp white glow to them that looks horrendous in 1080i (might be easier on the eyes in 720?). So we're galloping over hills n stuff, loving the night sky graphics, disgusted with the draw distances. There was an obvious ring around the player of 10 or so metres of dense plants, then it just cut off. You could even clearly see the wolf lying there, as you approached it would become hidden again, then arise as if to surprise you? Textures lacked so much detail. It's my own fault I think. The way Oblivion is hyped up to be the super beautiful game that can't run properly even on a PS3 sorta makes you expect something stunning. The only positive stinging on me was size of the world. Found it funny that if you're on a horse and you run off a rock/cliff, the galloping noise still plays, OOPS! Then the frame rate. This is absolutely what killed it for me. It stuttered too much, like every 5 seconds there would be a brief pause, and the framerate running through all the grass was hideous, I'd estimate it at 20fps and totally detracted from the enjoyment. The loading was horrendous. It would be brilliant if they paused the game when it first loads up so I could have taken my dog for a walk or made myself a snack without being killed ingame. I never noticed a PSP taking this long to load. If I had to do that everyday I'd probably go back to playing my glorious PS1. Even the loading for entering a house was terrible, and the way your movement doesn't slow down was an oversight. I mean it's nice to run outside but indoors in such an enclosed area just looked silly. The music is brilliant. I really liked the loading music (I suppose you have to really), reminds me of LoTR to no end with the melodies. But that's a very very good thing, audio guys get my approval. Maybe I can't see the forest because of the trees, maybe theres a good game down there somewhere. I can't find it amidst the problems that seems to plague all these free roaming games (movement always looks buggy?). Would it help if I lowered the resolution to 720 or 480? I've always valued smooth framerates over high resolutions through years of PC gaming.