sure there are a lot of similarities to other games, but they are for the most part good similarities. it is a little too similar to oblivion to me however, you definitely know it was built on the same engine, as it has the same restraints and quirks. so i am able to play it reasonably well as far as not experiencing a lot of crashes etc, but i do have these problems: intermittently i can see flashes of my wallpaper through the game render layer. and some really bizzare graphics corruption. as you can see instead of the normal fov effect when in menus i am getting some strange pixelated mess. anyone have any ideas here?