How A Surprisingly Insightful 'Oblivion' Quest Tackled Police Abuse


#1

In highlighting a frightfully real-world problem in a power fantasy setting, 'Oblivion' illustrated both problems, and the false promise of simple solutions.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/8x83mp/how-a-surprisingly-insightful-oblivion-quest-tackled-police-abuse

#2

Oblivion is by far my favorite Elder Scrolls, and it’s mostly because of the memorable quest lines. Skyrim was such a let down to me in that regard.


#3

man i feel like “both the solutions end the quest in functionally the same way” is less brilliant commentary via quest design and more that they didn’t wnat to spend resources on potentially remodelling a city’s legal system but

more power to the strength of interpreting bethesda questlines i guess


#4

Or not involved in crimes, as the case may be.