Fallout 3 Review
Ok, so here's my Fallout 3 review. Overall I really like this game and I've become pretty addicted to it, but I still think that there are some element that are missing to make this an epic. Here is my full Fallout 3 review:
All I have to say is WOW... Even though I don't have a super gamer's comp ( and I had to upgrade my vid card just to play) the game's graphics really suck you in.
VATS and combat
I am so glad that they kept the VATS combat system of the older Fallouts. Honestly, without it, it wouldn't have really been Fallout. I just love how you can enter a room full of raiders, and just VATS headshot them one after the other. The animation sequences was really well done too.
What can I say about this...it just sucks you in. The graphics, the quests, the exploring...
Nothing new here, but it a great way to make a game less linear. At this moment, my character is good because I always play a good character first. On my second run at it, I will definitely play an evil character.
AHHH, the trusty PIPBoy 3000. Never leave the vault without it. It's great that it acts as a sort of flashlight too. If only I had figure that out sooner in the game...
I've heard some people complain about the fact that the main quest is so short, and I agree. That why there are so many side quests available to play. And depending on how you play the game, some are available and some are not.
I've spent countless hours roaming the wasteland. Once I hit level 20, I got the explorer perk to get all the locations and I've discovered that there are still many minor locations that don't have a marker.
A lot of players are encountering crashes in the game, including myself. It's very annoying to know that the game will crash every couple of hours. I got into the habit of saving my game very often because of that.
The PIPBoy maps are so confusing. I got lost countless times trying to figure my way around in buildings.
Dude, Where's my car?
I was very disappointed to learn that there where no transportation other than your feet. I would have figured that the wastelanders would have some form of vehicles. I mean, the enclave have helicopters, why can't I have a motorcycle. At least I found out how to run faster.
Supply and demand is not a factor in the wasteland. How dumb. It doesn't matter who you trade with, the only thing that affects price is your barter skill and trader perk.
What to do with caps?
There really isn't much you can do with caps once you've pimped out your pad. I have every weapon I could want, 1000s of ammo for each, more stimpacks than I can count. So what do I do with the 10k+ caps that's left over? Donate it?
So that's my 2 cent on Fallout 3 review. If you have your own review, please post it in the comments.