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8.3

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10

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Really?

posted by Lone_Wanderer (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Jun 21, 2011

Member since Jun 2011

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I don't understand how so many people complain about dying and not finding ammo. It's an RPG not first person shooter, the story and exploring are the main aspects and fighting is a relatively minor part. People who say they wander around for 45 mins finding no enemies with a BB gun with no ammo just plain suck at this game. Any human you find has a gun and ammo and killing them is so easy using VATS, which is one of the main aspects of this game. VATS proves that this is an RPG and not a FPS. If you are looking for a fast paced action game, then keep looking. If you enjoy slower more story driven games, then look no further as Fallout 3 is probably one of the best games.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Fallout!

posted by jakeow (CEDAR RAPIDS, IA) Nov 5, 2010

Member since Sep 2010

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Fallout 3 is that rare game that can be returned to at any time, for any reason. The reality is that as incredible as the side quests and the main story are, as fresh as the gameplay felt, and as much exploration there was to do in such a well realized world, the final result is that the whole is much greater than the sum of the parts, and that is saying something.

Like a well written piece of music, every aspect of Fallout 3 is just one part of what makes the entire thing so incredible. Get this game if you like a great story, but be prepared to waste hours on side quests. Get this game if you like to explore, but understand that you'll be returning to Megaton over and over again for the familiarity. DON'T get this game if you don't like video games. It's probably not for you, otherwise, this is a must play.

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10

Perfect

Instant Classic

posted by ipwn007 (BOISE, ID) Nov 3, 2010

Member since Aug 2010

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

There's so much that can be said about Fallout 3 and such a small space to do it in. First off, everything about the game is crafted to near perfection. Every detail is well thought out and placed in the environment perfectly. The environment itself is a post-apocalyptic masterpiece just itching to be explored. The characters in the game are mostly unique and a joy to talk to.

Fallout 3 is an RPG in some ways similar to The Elder Scrolls games (also by Bethesda) and in some ways not. The vast open world just waiting to be explored is one area Elder Scrolls fans will find familiar and immediately appreciate. Another similarity is the absolutely stunning attention to detail and depth of the lore.

The morality system in Fallout 3 really allows you to forge a unique path. Many actions have consequences which grant positive or negative karma and this will affect how certain characters react to you. Thus you must constantly think before you act. The amount of choice in the way you play out the game is something that will have you replaying the game at least once more.

The combat, especially the VATS system, is incredibly satisfying throughout the game. In VATS the game essentially pauses and allows you to pick your shots in a sense. You can choose to aim for certain body parts, all of which display an accuracy % depending on the weapon you are using, the distance to the target and your skill. Thus you can try to cripple a target's legs or arms, aim for a critical headshot or play it safe and go for the body shot. You only have a limited amount of AP to use VATS (though it regenerates) so you must use VATS strategically.

If you're still pondering if Fallout is the right game for you, let me just say that it's an instant classic that will forever change your appreciation of video games. It's well worth a rent and you'll probably end up purchasing it because it's worth countless hours of fun (with plenty of DLC too!).

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