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Fallout 3: Game of the Year (PC)
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|Vault-Tec engineers have worked around the clock on an interactive reproduction of Wasteland life for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own vault. Included is an expansive world, unique combat, shockingly realistic visuals, tons of player choice, and an incredible cast of dynamic characters. Every minute is a fight for survival against the terrors of the outside world – radiation, Super Mutants, and hostile mutated creatures. From Vault-Tec, America’s First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation.|
PUBLISHER: Bethesda Softworks DEVELOPER: Bethesda Game Studios RELEASE DATE: 10/13/2009 PLATFORM: Xbox 360™ / PLAYSTATION®3 systems, Games for Windows GENRE: Post Nuclear Role-Playing
With Fallout 3 Game of the Year edition, experience the most acclaimed game of 2008 like never before. Create a character of your choosing and descend into an awe inspiring, post-apocalyptic world where every minute is a fight for survival. Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition includes the original game as well as all five of the Fallout 3 Game Add-on Packs:
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Its one of the most maddening things, when you get stuck because of a known bug or glitch. I've tried to play Fallout 3 for months and half the time I get to a point and just give up. the DLC content - is lackluster. the Broken Steel DLC as far as I'm concern actually breaks the whole darn game. I've tried and I'm done with Fallout 3. Game of the Year??? What a crock of stupid.
Just bought and am playing F:NV... it is 10x better. am looking forward to Fallout 4.
If you haven't played Fallout 3 or seen any of the trailers or gamer videos, you are in for a treat. Released in 2008, the story literally and figuratively begins with the birth of your character. After choosing your attributes, you experience, via growing older, a couple short scenarios in which you learn how to maneuver and use the controls. Then... WHAM... you are released into the vast post-apocalyptic landscape of the mid-Atlantic U.S.
You are given a main quest, and many, many side quests, which requires extensive walking and exploration throughout the territory. In order to complete quests, you must interact with NPCs, choosing which factions to support or fight against. In your personal menu, known as a PIP-boy, you will see how the different affiliations view your character, i.e., "Evil", "Good", or "Neutral". Found items can be cobbled together into weapons and ammo, and armor and weapons deteriorate with use, so you will have to replace them or increase your repair skill. Skills are increased by completing tasks or reading magazines, which provide a timed increase in the skill, or by reading books, which provide a permanent in crease in the skill.
How long the game takes to "finish" depends on how you like to play games. If you want to simply jet through the game, get it over with, then you could complete the main quest in a couple of days. If you're like me, and need to pick up every single item and walk every inch of the territory, then the game becomes never-ending - I've logged over 600 hours. You can always finish the game and restart, selecting different attributes and changing which factions you want to support; some achievements can only be accomplished this way.
The game is beautiful with immense detail, shading, perspective, and the scaling is incredible. At one point your character must climb atop a satellite relay station and walk across the upturned dish. Several of the tiles are missing and as my character peered through one of the gaps to the ground far below, I experienced vertigo.
Although futuristic, the game incorporates retro advertising, appliances, vehicles, and aesthetics from the 1950s, a source of irony as that was the era of the Cold War. The retro nature of the visuals also provides humor and charm - something lacking from most FPS games. There are also many references to movies, T.V. shows, and popular culture, such, The Iron Giant, The Jetsons, Star Trek, and Them! (the 1954 film)... and be on the lookout for wayward teddy bears.
I cannot gush enough about this game, but anymore information will simply detract from the experience of discovery. Yes, the graphics are a little dated, but the game is so well-developed that it is hard to believe that it is a mere video game and not a virtual world, such as, Second Life. (sigh) I wouldn't mind living there if I thought I could actually survive an attack by a Deathclaw.
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