So what? Personally, I enjoy Mystic Quest very much. This doesn't mean that the game doesn't suck.
Was Mystic Quest a tech demo?
I thought we were talking about the Elder Scrolls series and RPGs in general? You are off-topic.
Nice dodge. I made a simple request: "Please define the standard by which Oblivion was merely a "glorified tech demo" that doesn't also include, oh, every other video game ever made." What is Super Mario Bros.? One of every other video game ever made. On-topic.
I couldn't care less about voice acting.
You brought it up. Do try to keep your frothing bile straight.
I'm talking about low-quality writing and characters conversing about topics that they simply cannot know about.
Again, completely unique in the world of video games. No other game features this quality.
Is it really so difficult to believe that people can enjoy a game despite its flaws? It's not like you're the only one that sees it. It's just, despite your insistence that you "couldn't care less", you seem to be among the few that cares so passionately about it as to launch into hysterics on a message board over it.
What I dislike is the gradual decline of quality Bethesda games.
It's a shame when people dislike imaginary things. Bethesda games have seen amazing improvement since at least Daggerfall. Maybe Arena realy was just the crown jewel of videogamedom, in which case you'd have a point. But have you ever played Redguard? ::sigh:: Kids these days.
I pointed out what I thought was wrong with Oblivion.
You called it a tech demo, and now you're wriggling to avoid expounding on that assertion. I don't know why. If it really is a tech demo - unlike every other game in existence - it should be easy for you to explain why. Instead you've just vomited out a list of things about the game you didn't like, which would be valid if I had asked you what you didn't like about the game. But I didn't ask you that. I don't care what you didn't like about the game; as I suspected, your list is about the same as mine. Yet I'm not running around calling it a tech demo or other such impassioned nonsense.