gamers (100%) found this review helpful
There are only a handful of games that come close to the enjoyment Fallout 3 brings to me.
This is the most fun I've had playing a game in years. The open game play and decision making you're allowed is what makes this game. If you're thinking of renting it, do it. You'll probably end up buying it.
FALLOUT - REAL REVIEW - NO FANBOI STUFF. must read
posted by CNTRINSGNT (MANVILLE, NJ) Nov 6, 2008
Member since Aug 2007
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
As usual I will give you the good and the bad of this game, with a final thought.
========= the good =========
GREAT graphics, top of the line for sure, running in 1080p on a 46 samsung... its godly.
GREAT story. Its brilliant. It almost reminds me of a few movies except it could be its own movie, and im almost sure it will be.
VERY VERY GOOD VALUE. this game is long, its not ment to be rushed through, so dont get the wrong idea.
Achievments are just that, a real achievment. If you get 1000/1000 you are ELITE. bottom line. Figure about 120 hours of gameplay.
Weapon system is amazing, make weapons, repair weapons, many to choose from.
Skills- special training, all of these options are great. I like lockpick the most. Again many many to choose from.
========= THE BAD =========
This is a game where saving is key, you can easily make the wrong choice and blow an entire quest which also means no achievment. So if your going for a 1000/1000 you better save 1000 times. No joke!
Some times the comapss system is a little off, for example I have friends who spent hours trying to follow an arrow when the arrow was telling them they had to use a subway system, but they thought it ment go straight... lol... just crazy! It should flash for down or up, something to that effect.
Some achievments are bugged, for example, if you into a building before you activate a quest that includes it the achievment might not pop. I see this being fixed along with some other minor bugs soon.
=========================- ===== FINAL THOUGHT =========================- =====
This game is not a FPS (FIRST PERSON SHOOTER). ITS more like fable based on earth that has been nuked with guns playing an important role.
Gameplay can be slow and tedious, so be prepared. This is a game worth buying because if you plan on fully enjoying it it will be in your que for quite some time 3 months + at least.
gamers (89%) found this review helpful
Fallout 3 is one of those games that u will find once in a blue moon it seems, with such amazing graphics, story telling, and of course, gameplay. Fallout 3 starts you out in an underground safe home known as Vault 101 where you will get a basic tutorial of the game, eventually certain events thrust you out of vault 101 and into the capital wasteland, and from that point on you are free to do whatever you like. One of the strongest points in Fallout 3 is the sheer variety of places your character can go, whether its a town struggling to survive in the harsh world, an abandoned building, a subway, there's almost endless possibilities to where you go and what you do there. Naturally, things aren' t going to be all fine and dandy in a post-war wasteland, so you'll end up against a variety of foes from the lowly raiders, to the fearsome super mutants. There are two ways you can dispatch your foes, you can do it the old-fashioned way and just blast away, or you can use a very unique tool called V.A.T.S. which can freeze time, let you choose which body part you want to shoot at, tells you the percent chance of hitting that part, and delivers the shots in slow motion. Leveling up is also very deep, as you get to upgrade skills and give yourself unique abilities called perks. Another strong point in this game is the graphics, the nuclear apocalypse is as detailed as one can expect, with such amazing effort put into detail such as crumbling buildings, torn clothes, and the character models look great too, each character has a unique look and functions realistically. The sound effects are great as well, the gunshots and taunting are very clear and sound as if you were right next to a machine gun as it was firing. And finally, the storytelling is what i believe to be the game's strongest point. Aside from the main quest, each and every place you will find in the capital wasteland has its own little backstory for you to discover. In short, this game is near perfection