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Fallout 3. My new Favourite game.,
This review is from: Fallout 3 (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
When I bought Oblivion I was single, jobless and penniless. I had never really played an RPG before and i wanted to get into games design. Oblivion was so life-afirmingly good that i played it obsessively! 15 hours a day easy, I fell in love with the characters i loved the game play and the story was awesome, but i think it was the freedom to do anything i wanted that i preffered the most. And sucked me in, it was very immersive. They've made it easier to jump around things too, no invisible collision walls or boring, linear, one directional maps. The metro system for example is like a rabbit warren! lovely.
Fallout 3 is Oblivion with guns. But that my friends is not a bad thing at all. Its a brash statement anyway, its not Oblivion, its in a post-apocalyptic world where you have to survive. There is no enphasis on building powers or anything, instead gameplay has moved the other way and everything you do is aimed at your staying alive. Whcih at first glance maybe doesnt sound exciting, but exploring becomes an obsession. you want your character to survive because you care about her (I always go girls in games for some reason!)
The animation is much better so you can wuite happily run about in 3rd person view without feeling like you're controlling something animated by chimps. I'm an animator and that was one of Oblivions biggest let downs..was how crap it looked when you jumped. There's still a slight element of that in Fallout but its been cleaned up alot.
There really is just so much to talk about. I got the hospital last night, i was playing at about 2 in the morning and it is so atmospheric its scary. It beats games like Condemned down with a stick, and Condemed's knack at scaring the bejesus out of you is unrivalled. Apart from begin atmospheric it is devestatingly beautiful. The textures are rich and lovely and the environment design is beautiful. You will often find yourself just standing... *sigh* :)
You need this in your life. although admittedly you might want to think about moving in by yourself or losing the girlfriend. I've had it for 3 days and already notched up 16 hours.