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Very Well Thought Out

posted by PilotAndy (LINDSTROM, MN) Nov 1, 2008

Member since Sep 2007

201 out of 211 gamers (95%) found this review helpful

Fallout 3 is a well thought out game. You want a game that makes you want to know more and feel part of the plot. Bethesda was spot on by keeping you anxious to explore without being pressured toward the main goals.

Unlike other games, Fallout 3 really has you thinking about what route you are going to take. The amazing part is that everything you do has consequences. I was shocked when I was handed some heavy decisions that actually made me question my morals in the game. You can truly be the person you want to be and watch the world react to your actions. This leaves incredible room for replay!

The advancement scheme is a great improvement. You can't level up by running in circles for experience points like Oblivion, you have to actually go out and actively engage enemies, pick locks, etc. The skills, attributes, and perks method provides and excellent balance to allow you to really shape your character. No more dead ends just because you wanted to be a tough guy with no brains, or vise versa. Also, it's amazing what freedom you have to do what you want and the plot still ticks. Blow up a good guy, or a whole town, and life goes on.

The controls are very clever. The bullet doesn't go perfectly to where you aim, just like real life. This causes you to be more careful and give yourself room for error. You can take on an enemy in real time like a FPS, or you may activate the action point based VATS system. Both have advantages and disadvantages.

Bethesda cleverly eliminated the problem of picking everything up to sell it and make big bucks. Vendors only have a certain amount of money each day so the economy is balanced.

Graphics are top grade. The attention to detail really makes you feel like your in the era. I love the setting. It's not what we see as the future, but what those in the 1950's thought the future would look like. Very clever.

Overall, Fallout is a whole new experience. Not more of the same like other games so well worth your time!

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posted by ReaperWolf (DACULA, GA) Jan 28, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

21 out of 21 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game was an entertaining joy ride from beginning to end. From simple unarmed combat to the unique V.A.T.S. aiming system, this games blood lust is satisfying. The controls were unexpectedly easy to use and the character interface is fantastic! But, I did notice some corpses falling into the ground and enemies popping out of thin air before your very eyes.
Over all this game had me up at 3 am saying "just one more quest..." which is incredibly rare. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good sci-fi RPG with a very funny twist! A definite must buy!

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Fallout is greatness

posted by Flashcry (SURPRISE, AZ) Aug 16, 2009

Member since Aug 2009

44 out of 47 gamers (94%) found this review helpful

This game has consumed around 50 hours of my gameplay time and i always come back to in when i have nothing else to play. I own it and this is always a game that never fails to keep me entertained, With all the good DLC as well it offers even more gameplay,quests, and achivments and is still very fun to just explore and try to find hidden gems within the game.

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