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This game is AMAZING!
GRAPHICS- The graphics were amazing! They were pretty much flawless. Very realistic... well kind of... I mean, maybe if you shoot someone in the head, their head won't explode, but still VERY impressive. It makes you wonder how long it took them to make the WHOLE map. The water is great, the buildings, the rock/ mountains. They all have such great detail to them. Even the smallest little thing, like graffiti, or the little screws in a bunker. FLAWLESS. I give them a A++
CONTROLS- I could see little improvement. I LOVE the V.A.Ts system, as I always have. You can't jump all that high. I guess it is pretty good though considering that you're usually carrying 80-120 pounds of stuff. Something that did bother me was when you were trying to "climb" a mountain, (walk over it) you would hit a wall (invisible boundry) so you would have to go AROUND the mountain. There is one area called the "Quarry Junction" full of enemies too hard even for my lvl 27 charector to defeat. So I tried to climb (jump/walk) over a little rock formation, but it turned out to be another wall I could NOT get past. So, since I couldn't kill the "Death Claws" to get into Quarry Junction, I could not complete the quest. B
GLITCHES- The worst thing about this game. It will stop when you're walking, so the game freezes for about 5 seconds and then keep going. It would permenately freeze so I would have to turn off my xbox and turn it back on. You have to save constantly because if you screw up a quest, well, you're screwed. You practically must pray when doing a quest, because sometimes when you're trying to talk to somebody, to turn in a quest, for some reason you can't turn it in. You are stuck with no way to finish the quest. The glitches are their worst mistake. D
CHARECTORS- Great designs, very original, good apparel. Good enemies, I love the companions. A+
PLOT- A little difficult, but very original. A
I give this game a overal score of 9/ A
This game has frozen up on me multiple times, many of which i hadn't saved (or AutoSaved even) in the last 10 minutes. It freezes, it has slowdown, the load times get increasingly long if you don't take breaks...but it's still fun.
You can sink a ton of time exploring the wastes and checking out the locales and it's 90% of Fallout's fun for me. The quests, much like FO3 are either fetch quests or "go kill this" quests. Sometimes there's cause for stealth but not so much.
This plays nearly exactly like FO3, which is good, but it's also so similar that it becomes repetitive. The dialog is usually good, but borders on stiff when dealing with the NCR or Cesaer's Legion. Most of all, the main storyline (which has at least 4 distinct ways to end itself as far as i know) is pretty basic...revenge, the obtaining power for yourself (independent), NCR, Cesaer, or Mr House.
The bugs and the similarity to FO3 bring it down a bit but it's still a lot of fun. Explore and conquer...but after uncovering the whole map, you may think "Gee, do i really have to go back to the storyline?"
As always fallout features a stunning attention to detail and graphics and succeeds on setting the correct atmosphere. Although the amount of bugs, glitches, and freezes is much higher than most games its easily overlooked by the game play and the story line. The new weapon mods make it your weapons even better. Overall I'd say this is a must own game to be played again and again to see the many paths the story can take based on your actions. 8/10