posted by JonnyKill (WINTERSVILLE, OH) Nov 3, 2008
Member since Nov 2005
This game is OK, good graphics, decent game play and maps. Just not my cup of tea.[BUT] If you like the wander around and find stuff, talk to people type game(RPG), and you like Mad Max films. THIS IS THE GAME FOR YOU!
If you want accuracy when you shoot and more of a kill them now ask questions later game. This may not be for you.
With many plus attributes, map size, Pip Boy wrist communicator, and decent story(from the little I saw). The major problem for me, is the call your shot before you take it method seemed very flawed. As was the overall shooting accuracy. If you call a head shot and have over 90% accuracy, why does it take 2 or more shots to kill someone/something? Same thing for point blank range. You pop the guy in the head and it takes more than 2 shots most of the time. If it has to do with radiation on the planet, guess I just didn't get it.
I love the story and the journey you go through in Fallout. You can be anything to anyone. Good or evil you can take yourself in so many directions. I enjoy the VATS combat system, however manual aiming blows. The graphics are.. well.. choppy at times. It seems that development time wasn't given to the PS3 like it should have. Ive had glitches, stalls, freezes, pop in constant jaggies and other problems arise while playing. I leveled up once and the computer never let me adjust skill points or gain perks. The technical issues that mar this version of the game keep it from being an easy 9. Its too bad too. Hopefully it gets patched to make it more stable. Its worth experiencing, just have some patience with the inconsistencies.
This game is not fun, at least for me. Some of the little worry about this game was that it might end up being Oblivion done post apocalyptic-style, and I have to say that it tooootally is that. If you liked/loved Oblivion, that is a good thing perhaps. The game's pace is sloooooow, the combat is slooow(or if you don't use VATS, pretty ugly and broken).
I was really into the game during its setup and opening 'mission', but once you are in the wasteland it is all downhill. That is unless you like fetch quests, clunky combat and heavy menu interaction. Basically, if you want that Oblivion post apocalyptic, this is for you. Otherwise BEWARE.
PS: the glitches in this game didn't bother me much, I know there has been some complaining about this, the PS3 version.