Soo Fallout 3 huh? Well this is a first or third person RPG on the 360 as people should know also on the PC as Game for Windows (meaning two sets of achievements
) well simple fact this is just a WOW game. This review will be giving a general overview on this titan game however will go into dept and detail within some topics.
Well main story is your a "vault dweller" and your dad thought it was clever to leave the this "vault" and its your job to find your father in basic terms...as the player you get to customize your character how you like make him or her black white chinese upto you! The main ways this game works are from different in game mechanics which i will explain now.
The game can be considered to work on a 3 core game basis. Karma, Leveling (skills), Combat (V.A.Ts).
Karma is used in the game to basically judge you on how you took on a situation a good example of this is when your outside Rivet Cuty and theres a Strangle sat down and he asks for water, and you can either not give him any or give him some, if you give him some you will result in Good Karma. If you steal from people or kill "innocents" you will result in Bad Karma. Simple mechanic which works perfectly within the Game.
Right, Leveling. At the beginnign of the game you get to pick your S.P.E.C.I.A.L which are Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intellegence, Agility AND Luck, These result in giving you different characteristics overall for example Luck helps you find more rarer items or Random events, also Charisma helps your Speech which can be used in dialog to get you something better (in most cases). Then to top this when you level you have 20 points to start off with and you can place these points onto skills such as Big Weapons, Lockpick, Sneak etc. This helps determine basically how powerful your character is with this since specialising in Big Weapons means you can use Rocket Launchers, Miniguns and etc. to a high degree making it easy to use. As well as these after everytime you level you gain perks! AFTER EVERYTHING YOU GET EVEN MORE!!!! I KNOW I WAS LIKE GOING CRAZY TOO!!!
However this is needed when looking into this, since these perks help your charcter in numerous ways from giving extra skillpoints to skills to being able to have animals like you? (seems crazy but can have its benefits) and yet this is still just a Dint...A FREKING DINT! into Fallout 3.
Then theres Combat system or in other terms V.A.T.s which is a special targetting system within the game which can be used (you dont need to use it if you dont want to however,...without it you dont get the same satasfactory of blowing someones head of
if im honest) however yeah.... V.A.T.s basically works on this simple basis term....The higher your skill in a certain weapon category (Big Guns, Energy Weapons, Small Guns, Melee Weapons) the higher % of hit on the target, as well to this, it determins on What weapon you use and the Distance/Position of the target then gives you like i sed a % on the target but ... but ...BUT! its not the easyyy....they went for MORE! you can aim for certain parts of that target soo like you can aim for the headshot or YOU CAN SHOOT THE GUN out of the targets hand and then...blow his head off! However this me seem like a easy way out, Bethesdia thought this through and put AP (Action Points) which limits the amount of hits you can do in one go, when used you will have to wait for replenishments.
Well thats, Overall Rating on the Game System 9/10
Now even more! Well within the game theres obviuosly a Main quest which is around 14-18 quests long (tbh i never counted and dont care just giving a rough overview) however then there is another like 40+ side quests to do...as well as the 3 DLCs which add another like million hours of fun
however yes...Now more intresting which may allow you to buy the game, Every Quest is an Achievement worth 20G (unless storyline related) and the majority of the achievements are Quest related however there some which is like, "pick 50 locks.....Hack 50 terminals....Collect all bobbleheads" and so on but like i sed theres around 9 of these ones (again never counted them i cba with that if you want to check TA archives on the game) yes i did say BOBBLEHEADS! this is the in-game collectable and there is erm one for Each S.P.E.C.I.A.L and for each skill which is erm 20 ... or 30 i forget however each bobble head gives you a bonus 10+ skillpoints on that skill which helps AAAAAAAA LOT!
For Story and Leveling system 10/10
Sounds within the game vary in a Large proportion, The gun sounds are fitting for the each gun if that make sense? for example the Pistols sound like a pistol and not a Nuke so this is a nice little thing which appeals to me. Also the dialog from characters are very good, since the voice of a character fits the look of the character giving it a personality, and with this you can choose certain options to talk back to the character almost like an conversation however you have only 2-6 options to choose out of. The world itself in a sound style is quite pleasant, with my surround sound headphones, the game sounds in each invidual place and atmospheric creating the mood for the player. This i enjoyed since it gave maybe a Dungeon a dark and desolate atmosphere which it needed to get the player to be more wary and more into the game itself.
The sound can be disputed to be really really good or just okay since there is kind of a limit of sounds since every Shotgun sounds pretty much the same (even if its an Combat Shotgun and the Terrible Shotgun) you would think they may change the sound a little to make the gun sound more powerful than it is which could be a positive aswell as an negitive in peoples views. I Rate the sound 7/10
Well to finish this Review off, within the game as i said there is weapons, however there are erm Legendary? weapons? if thats what we want to call them which are basically One of a kind weapon such as Lincolns Reapeter which a throughout the game and if you want them all!!!! this adds maybe 10+ hours ish...
Well after all this i will state some negitives since i dont want to appear "Bias"....Well the only means of transport is to walk to every location however on a positive note once you discovered a location you can just fast travel to if ever you need to again. Well erm another bad thing is...Sometimes your screen glitches..the best way to explain it tbh is if you ever played MW2 and done the Elastic man glitch its like that on your screen, basically our screen looks normal and sometimes when you look somewhere you will have these weird grey shapes pulled across the screen like erm an elastic band lolz...o O O !!! also sometimes AI have a weird thign and spaz out for nooo reason (this maybe only me but yeah) erm anything else bad please comment but thats general jist of that as most people would agree,
Well this is my Review on Fallout 3...i Know i havnt mention Graphics but in simple terms They arnt Shit...and they arnt AMAZING! but they are really good, The sounds within the game are clean and very crisp but this review was more on the Gameplay more than anything.
But i Would Rate this game a 9/10 out of anything