The Fallout series is very unique. Back then, arpeegees meant either manlymanly men who wield big swords and cast magic spells, or a bunch of teenage boys on estrogen who wield large swords, and hang out with girls less pretty than them. The Fallout series is about survival. The utterly ruined state of the U,S of A, accompanied with the cheerful vibe of the 40s made for one of the creepiest and most interesting RP Gs
to ever grace the computer screen. While i am happy to say that the third installment keeps the tone of the superb 1 and 2, it does some things differently, for better or worse.
The story is fairly nice. After running away from home, you are thrust into a wasteland that home of yours provided protection from. Im not spoiling anything else, but i'll tell you it involves water, daddy, and a government-organization-remnant organization(coughcoughENCLAVEcoughcough) trying to fuck it all up. Now while real is brown is a trend that seems to follow any "hardcore" shooter, Fallout 3 uses it so many times, it is actually funny. The character models mostly look distinguished, but ofen dive straight into the uncanny valley.
But other than that, the game is very good by itself. Gameplay might take a little too much from Oblivion, but it is still incredibly fun. This is an RPG, and if you go all Gordon Freeman in the early stages in the game, you will be extremely fucked. Also, there are a lot of weapons to choose from, so go ahead and pick your poison. The music is good as well, and i always play that channel playing the 40's songs, because it clashes extremely well with the horror of the wasteland.
But now, we get to the bad. Correct me if i am wrong, but Bethesda seems to have a trend of releasing their games with enough bugs to fill an entire house. Even with the patches, it is still has a bajillion holes. Also the character animations are stiff, and unreal. I know it's because of the size of the game, and they had to make the deadline, but the lack of polish still had to be noted. The karma system wasn't well implemented as well, but this was a problem Fallout had from the beginning, and i'm running out of words to type.
But if you can look over these flaws, Fallout 3 will last you a long time. And if you get the DL Cs
, you won't be leaving "Captain Justice, savior of the universe" any time soon either