3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
No Bethesda, it IS Oblivion with guns,
This review is from: Fallout 3 (PS3) (Video Game)
After MGS4 came and went, Fallout 3 was my next most anticipated game of the year, and after finally getting time to play it, I find my feelings on the final product a bit mixed.
It is as open and free as you'll expect if you've played previous Bethesda classic Oblivion, as Fallout 3 is pretty much identical in how most of the game works, but with a delightfully fifties centric view of a possible post apocalyptic future where you're free to roam the lands around ruined Washington DC following a fairly interesting central quest that sees you cross paths with some very well realised creatures and denizens of the wastes and presents a very satisfying, if slightly repetitive world in which to live.
The game looks great for one. Better than Oblivion for sure, and the ability to blow pieces off your enemies is both amusing and very satisying to the combat, which would otherwise feel like a fairly generic FPS title to be honest.
Unlike Oblivion though, Fallout doesn't really have many terribly engaging side quests outside the main storyline. No 'Assassin's Guild' type affairs in here I'm afraid. Plus the whole game seems to be a lot shorter than Oblivion, as I finished it in around 40 odd hours, whereas Oblivion lasted closer to 80 when I played it.
It's definitely a great game, but not the Oblivion destroying monster we'd been led to expect. Still a must buy though.
As a side note on this PS3 version too, I've read much about it's supposed myriad technical problems, but when I played it, I encountered very few myself. The game crashed on me once, and there is a fair bit of tearing in the scenery in the game, but nothing nearly as severe as the media has been suggesting. See for yourself and judge is all I can say folks. Just don't miss Fallout 3.