Saturday, February 4, 2012

10. Fallout 3 (360)

So, the nuclear armageddon has come and passed, but you’re living in style underground in Vault 101… that is, until something goes wrong and you’re forced to come to the surface. Once your eyes adjust to the sunlight, you realize that the world is in bad shape, really bad shape. The surface has been blasted to hell and buildings are crumbling apart on streets with bombed out craters. Worst of all, unlike the vault which had its own little purifier, the water in the world is irradiated. Your only lead to a better life is to find your father, who is a scientist researching how to clean up the world’s polluted water supply. So, with a cold wind at your back, you brave the unknown world of Fallout 3, praying that there’s a bit of hope left. So, that’s the story anyway. If you think that’s good, just wait until you actually start playing the game. Fallout 3 is everything Oblivion was, which makes sense because both games were made by Bethesda, but grittier and better. Like Oblivion, you can go anywhere you want to and complete quests in any order. Unlike Oblivion though are the gray moral choices you’ll have to make, there’s not always a perfect moral option to pick in a destroyed world like this. Also, unique to Fallout 3 is the V.A.T.S. system, in this mode you can freeze time and selectively target an enemy. To me, Fallout 3 is superior to Oblivion because of the moral dilemmas and, quite simply, I just like post-apocalyptic settings.

No comments:

Post a Comment