Originally Posted by Sacred_Path
The things I've read repeatedly against Oblivion are:
- level scaling
- console influences, like the dialogue mini-game
- fewer skills
IOW, simplifcation/ greater accessibility and consolification. I don't think anyone would disagree that there is a certain portion of players out there who tend to take offense at anything that smells of these things. I also expect this portion to be more vocal and outspoken than those people who don't mind these things or are actually targeted by them.