Fallout 3, its like a fallout post apocolyptic skinned oblivion.
Its missing the black humour its overly serious and none of the sidequests
tie into the main quest like they did in the previous 2 games, the graphics are
awesome. The gameplay is ok. Vats is pointless if your anywhere near ok at fps
games, although can make the some battles easier, especially early on.
I reccommend not doing any of the questline past the GNR bit until you have
done a crapload of the sidequests (and there are lots of them), because in true
oblivion style you can finish the main questline in less than 2 hours. The end
quest i didnt even realise was the end quest until i saw the cutscene, which
was awesome but left me feeling ripped off a little. Although the reward for
doing said sidequests is generally an OK piece of equipment or some more story
behind the situation and history of DC during and post nuclear war.
If you played the 1st and 2nd fallout games you may find this game
lacklustre, however if this is your first foray into the fallout storyline you
may find this game superb.
Some of the skills seemed pointless (sneak anybody?), although i do admit
running around putting live grenades in peoples back pocket was fun it hardly
allowed me to do much more.
Your allies seem to only be there to die in interesting ways infront
The leveling system is better than in oblivion.
I found the supermutants very lacking. In the older games unless you were
geared to the teeth you really didnt want to encounter them, in F3 they are very
common and very easy to beat even with simple weapons(pistol) + vats, or just
say a hunting rifle with a half decent smallguns skill. 3 in the head you know
I did enjoy this game, i overlooked the lack of humour, the fact that none
of the sidequests tied into the main story line and that nomatter what you say
to most people (no matter skill or alignment) the outcome is always the same.
I overlooked all of this because well… it was a nice sidestory to the
original games and blowing peoples heads off is 3 kinds of kickass. But then
I finished the main questline. DONT DO IT unless you plan on playing through
again, I couldnt bring myself to run through a complete second time because it
was really similar to the first time around even though I changed my alignment
from good to bad
Really Im just sick of games I cant spend 40–60 hours on the main quest.
Gameplay >>>>>>> graphics…
TLDR: 4/5 for players new to the fallout series MUST PLAY if you havent
played the other fallout games, BUT dont do the main questline past GNR/rivet it
feels far too rushed after that. Spend your time on sidequests!!!!!!!
3/5 for players seasoned in the fallout series. DO play it if you have played
the other fallout games! But dont expect the gold that were the
I would say the main problem is that the original team (interplay iirc)
didnt make this game… but we will never see the game they were making.