Sorry John for taking so long to reply I have been at sea, but highly recommended. You also have the same taste as me, and although oblivion is more of a relaxing adventure than an in your face shooter I think you will like it, even more so if you were a fan of The Elder Scrolls series of games. I think its now coming of age too, like Morrowind before it the modding community are starting to bloom with their collective brilliance and ability to give the game far more longevity and diverse add-on adventures for a multitude of personal tastes. If you havent tried morrowind thats also still very recommendable, if you listen to the forums you will pick up on the odd comment which I agree with that even though Oblivion has come on leaps and bounds technically, Morrowind had something in the atmosphere of the game no-one can quite put their finger on that still makes people go back to it. If you ever want mods for Morrowind try http://www.mwmythicmods.com/telesphoros.htm
I think this site is the most comprehensive collection of mods.
I am undecided as to which site for Oblivion at the moment but the following is pretty goodhttp://www.oblivionsource.com/?page=modfor...;project_id=495
If you give either a go be warned they can take up a fair amount of your life, the hook is when you get into the mods they can be very diverse, even perverse and often encourage moral/ethical arguments which the authors have a job defending sometimes. Having a fifteen year old daughter who loves the game has given me some dilemmas as to what to include sometimes, (which is another good thing about Morrowind, it works on my laptop), for instance one mod introduces a faction of female courtiers you could join if so inclined who use their "talents" to grow within the game.... teaching my daughter to become a world famous adept whore didnt seem like a good choice to include. You get the picture. Its interesting in a lot of ways, my wife loves animal companions on adventures while I am away at sea, and I developed a female character who is a pretty close representation of my wife and with the aid of a few mods we can get up to all sorts of mischief while apart. Anyway hope you find either as good as we did. They are both huge adventures, be sure to register and download the patches too, the first versions werent without teething troubles.