Sunday, 12 July 2009

Fallout 3

Has taken my life over. It’s an quarterly thing, I think for me to go nuts over some game that totally sucks my life away.

Looking back over the catalogue of obsessions – Mass Effect, Gears of War 2, Bioshock, Fable 2, Conan, Ninja Gaiden 2 and Oblivion, its naturally an RPG dominated list – with Conan, NG2 and GoW2 being the odd ones out. But the action games took up a lot less time than the RPGs.

As with most Bethesda games, Fallout’s  game universe dominates. The open ended nature of the game, the maps and locations and the camera angles are strongly reminiscent of Oblivion. The Game universe – the Capital Wasteland overshadows  the quests and the NPCs. You can go where you want and do pretty much anything.

And thats whats been happening to me. There are 300 plus locations on the main map. Several of these provide random respawn encounters. The quests – while not really original, are suitably epic. The DLC has amazing weaponry. So its around 120 hours sunk in in the last two weeks. Just one more location. Just one more quest. Just one more time with the sneak and the sniper rifle to watch the bloody slow motion sequence of an enemy’s head exploding.

Closed until further notice. I have to complete my bobblehead collection

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