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'Oblivion' NPC Dialogue Videos Are Taking Over YouTube

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'Oblivion' NPC Dialogue Videos Are Taking Over YouTube

If you ask Elder Scrolls fans which of the games are their favourite, you can always expect a different answer.

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Some will say Skyrim because of the expansive world filled with things to do, while others will say Morrowind because of the intensive lore and strange characters. Then there are those that will say Oblivion because... well, I don't really know why. The game is so unintentionally hilarious that it just struck a chord with people around the world. The graphics are boxy, the physics can be janky, and the dialogue is so stilted and weird - so much so that some genius thought it sounded like some old 'learn English' tapes.

Spotted by Kotaku, these videos on the Whacked-out Entertainment YouTube channel are a bit of a fever dream. We're all familiar with how off and strange some of the Oblivion conversations can sound - sometimes it's awkward writing, other times its half-assed delivery and yet both of these factors are crucially present in one form of video - English edition tapes from like 1987.

These tapes are obviously designed for someone non-English speaking to learn the language. Every word is spaced out when said, ideas are over-explained, and the actors are doing everything they can to make sure they only start speaking when the final syllables are clearly enunciated by the other actor. It's terrible.

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And obviously, because the internet is a clear place sometimes, someone realised these rigid, horribly acted scenes are exactly the vibe of Oblivion cut-scenes. So what did they do? But the Oblivion UI and music over the clips of course. Genius.

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You can see a bunch of these hilarious pieces of art on the Whacked-Out Entertainment YouTube channel but now that this trend has been started, we're sure more awkward old video has this same meme potential. And once the meme is horribly overused, we'll of course have to ask - "Why. Won't. You. Die?".

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda / Whacked-Out Entertainment

Topics: The Elder Scrolls, News, Skyrim, Bethesda

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