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Great game...terrible bugs
on December 4, 2015
I really wanted to love this game. I wanted this game to join the ranks of many other AAA titles that I have in my collection. Unfortunately, it is now just sitting on my shelf collecting dust. There were countless times where the game would drop frame rates so badly, it was like trying to play Crysis 3, on max settings, on a consumer desktop from Best Buy. And if the dropped frame rates weren't bad enough, the game would randomly freeze for a few seconds, go back to normal and then ultimately end up freezing all together, forcing me to eject the disc and making my PS3 restart.
Dropped frame rates and freezing aside, this game is a blast to play. I lost myself for hours in its post-nuclear environment exploring the wasteland and completing missions. It is so much fun using the Experimental MIRV and seeing how much mayhem I could cause. There are so many things to do in this game it is undoubtedly a must have for any gaming library.
There are many reviews out there saying that the GOTY Edition has more bugs and issues than the normal version of the game. While I can only speak for the GOTY Edition, I wouldn't be surprised if the normal Fallout 3 had less issues. It's a shame that Bethesda won't be releasing anymore patches in order to help correct the dropped frame rates and freezing.
From time to time, I still try to play the game, but I'll only be able to get about 10 minutes of gameplay before the game freezes up completely.