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Hilarious Oblivion Machinima Makes Great Case for Mods

| 2 Aug 2011 11:49

Why walk across Cyrodiil when you can swim through the air or ride a magic zebra?

If you're in the market for an epic swords and sorcery game, then Oblivion might just be the game for you. If you're looking for something a little more left field, then Oblivion - with the help of a few mods - could still be the game for you, as "The Silly Adventures of Mr. Mochi," rather ably demonstrates.

The premise for The Silly Adventures of Mr. Mochi is fairly simple: a hero steps through a magical door, and is transformed into something ... different. From there, Mr. Mochi takes an extended tour of Cyrodiil, visiting its many lovely towns and villages, meeting new people, turning them into sheep or stealing their clothes. Notably, most of Mr. Mochi's powers and abilities are the result of mods, some cosmetic and others that tweak gameplay. There's no dancing, limbo or otherwise, in vanilla Oblivion for example, and definitely no swimming through the air.

The video is the work of YouTube user "The Ninja Cowboy." In the description for the video, Cowboy Ninja said that he hadn't seen any Oblivion machinima that appealed to him, so he had decided to make his own. While the bizarre assortment of mods certainly helps the video's humor, the fact that Ninja Cowboy has a good eye for funny shots and used a great piece of music doesn't hurt either.

It's a shame that PC games in general aren't more accommodating to mods, as there's clearly a lot of creative and skilled people out there. Fortunately, Skyrim - Oblivion's successor - does allow mods, so Mr. Mochi might one day get to hang out with the Nords.

Source: Rock Paper Shotgun

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