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Doesn't Deserve Bad Ratings!!

posted by notthatguy (BOSSIER CITY, LA) Nov 2, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

85 out of 96 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

THIS IS NOT A SHOOTER!! It is a Role-Playing Game which means it is a large world, with tasks/quests to accomplish and you don't shoot everyone on sight. So expect a rather slow and drawn out storyline along with gameplay. As with any RPG, it takes longer than a week for your character to reach their full potential!

This is a great game as long as you are not expecting a hardcore shooter! This game IMHO, does a great job of combining the aspects of both a shooter and an RPG! That is what makes it a fun and unique game to me.

I like the fact that they start you in an underground vault at first, and then you emerge into the real nuclear wastelands. The game does a great job of keeping you uninformed of everything that is going on and making you find out all of the information on your own. So, for a long time you will personally feel like you don't know what is going on!

It also does a great job at letting you choose your own unique game decisions, some of which have unreversable consequences.(I accidentally got the Sheriff of Megaton killed) I mean really, the game takes you wherever you want to go!

The graphics are great(HD). The detail and artwork is astonishing! The controls are similar to Oblivion, but if you've never played Oblivion then they may give you some trouble. There is not really a good tutorial on how to use everything that you will be using. Sound and sound effects are good and detailed. The A.I. in this game surprised me! Each character whether creature or human had their own level of intelligence.

My only complaint is that I had to frequently stop in the middle of my quests so I could go find more ammo to buy, which seemed to be scarce for more guns than others.....usually my favorite one. It didn't seem to matter though, because I frequently emptied ALL of my guns! Which left me with only my Brass Knuckles or Combat Knife :( So, every bullet counts! I may need to change the difficulty?

Anyway, I'm clickin' "Keep It" on this one!

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posted by Fly6622 (OCEAN SPRINGS, MS) Mar 31, 2010

Member since Mar 2010

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is amazing. If you haven't played this game yet it is a total must! The overall gameplay(to me) is just extrodinary, but only one problem. After you beat the campaign you can't go free roam anymore. Also, very good graphics for a game of its scale. Great game overall. High replay value. Must BUY or RENT. Can't wait for Fallout: New Vegas!!!!

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Fallout3... Game is too addictive!!!

posted by tURTLEbUSH (HYATTSVILLE, MD) Jan 15, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I never played Fallout or Fallout 2, the only reason I bought 3 is because I live in Maryland and I know most ot the areas that were in the game (Germantown, Bethesda, Olney, DC etc.) and I wanted to see how they put those places in the game, I am usually a Madden/NBA gamer, with a few shooters here and there, But this was my first RPG since FF on PS2. I must admit that I was captivated by the story and the 'openess' of this game... I literally played for about 6 hours straight... and didnt know it. Im still playing the add-ons and they are just as good as the regular game. This game has ALL the makings for a big time Sci-Fi/Action/Adventure movie... with sequals, Im just waiting for one of these big time producers to grab it up and get a cast and script going... I really cant wait to see the Fallout Universe on the 'big screen'

The Game is a 10/10 IMO... Just realize the scenarios in this game arent too fictional (Nuclear Wasteland, Raiders, Small Colonies) ok, maybe not the weapons and super mutants... but the Fallout reality is not far fetched.

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