First of all, I was neutral when I started playing the game, my only thought was: "Hope this game is good". But after installing the game, a drop of cold sweat came down my 7 day beard... there it was, at the launch application, the "Data Files" option! A quick flash of Oblivion came to my mind...a sip from my beer and it was gone... Thank god!
All heil the Data Files! The only way to make Oblivion playable!
Started the game... War... war never changes... although appears that fallout does! Don't get me wrong I'm not talking bad about all the game, there were some parts that I kinda enjoyed, like the flying heads and wadawada...
Well let's start... WARNING THIS ARTICLE MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!
The birth, it was good actually, I think that this is the first game were you can actually see your character birth and your growth (Spore doesn't count), but there were some minor flaws, no big deal though, when babies are born they can't see, and we really can't know if they can listen, but as I said no big deal there, and it doesn't make the game bad, at least you can see your mother's legs... But what I can't really understand is how can a baby jump? Yeah when you are a little more older and you are at your room, you can jump! I have never seen a 1 year old baby jump, they almost can't stand up for god sake!
Moving on... The escape from vault 101...
In this part you can choose to kill (or not) the vault overseer, and this allegedly changes the relation you have with his daughter (personal recommendation, since you can't get laid with her... kill the bastard! Don't stay in friends zone!), but at the end, when you reach the vault exit she talks to you, and what you know... it's the fucking same if you hadn't killed her father. And notice the quality of the voice acting here, you can really feel the drama she's on... I bet the voice acting company name is "No Emotions Inc".
Nice city, it was what you expected from a Pos-Apocalyptic event, but the bomb in the middle of the city, I think it's too much... Imagine this, you were living in the Wasteland and you had to build a city, you had two places, one over the river, and the other were a big armed nuclear bomb was... sure you'll choose option number two right?
Either way, you go to a bar, and there you'll find a mafia looking guy... wait I recognize his voice... (a tear of blood came down my face, landing on my sweaty hand...)
May the Night Mother be with you...
BRING ME MORE BEER!
sorry about that... so Lucien Lachance... I mean Mr. Burke asks you if you are interested in blowing that city up, kinda natural right? At least I speak for my self, when I go to a bar there's always a guy that I have never seen asking me to blow up the town...
Another thing that really made me mad was the hooker, I paid the 120caps to the lady, I followed her upstairs into the room, I closed the door and... SHE WENT TO SLEEP! No getting laid in this game... Hurray virgin of the Wasteland! And you know what? YOU DIE VIRGIN!
At this point I'm going to talk only about some events, I really can't remember all that happened in the game, but I kept going in the main quest, find dad.
The No Panties zone!
One thing that I remember from previous Fallout games was the explicit content, many times not in images but in words, and to say the true I kinda felt that some descriptions were missing, sure blowing heads of, or crushing limbs are fun, but images are not as powerful as our imagination, that's one of the reasons that made D&D popular. One thing that Bethesda could have made (since the text description are gone) was to make all as explicit as it was in the old days, but they have failed in that task, even panties were out of the equation...
"Lady you forgot your pant... HOLY SHIT YOU GOT NO ASS!!!"
Maybe they were trying to have another kind of rating, but that even don't makes sense, since there's all that gore from the fighting and also some other references to sexuality like this lamp for example:
At this point I think that they only didn't wanted to make models with underwear, it was faster this way right? And since I found a lot of bugs in this game I guess that I am in fact right.
"Hey Lady show me your panties! No? Then your loss!"
Look, some Radroaches and BUGS!
To be 100% true I was expecting that this game would have some bugs since this game was based in Oblivon, but I wasn't expecting so many, even path finding bugs. Although I must say that NPC's AI were improved, at least I haven't seen two guards from the same faction fight which other.
Many quests in this game involve following some NPC (extremely boring, I am not joking when I say that this may take 10% of the total gameplay time), and many, many times, I end up with them getting stuck on all kinds of things, and worst some times, they make a 180ļ turn because looks like they went to the wrong way. And guess what, if you manage to get close to them, they will stop and ask "What's wrong?", I tell you what's wrong, IT'S WRONG THAT THIS IS TAKING SO MUCH TIME!
For future games I recommend Bethesda programmers to study A* algorithm.
"I'm going this way until I got passed, no matters what!"
This bugs that I have referred I still can handle, but one thing that I can't accept is flying things, there should be some kind of realising law that prohibited games with this kind of bugs to be released. Really Bethesda you screw up big this time, I was enjoying the robot fight and all, but them...
Look out Japan, America finally found the power of flying robots!
So here's now my rating:
Yes they are kinda nice, not the best I have seen, but they are good, so it gets a 9.
One thing that can make a game stand out is the music, and I don't remember any time at the game to listen to music, expect to that crappy radio, in a big loop. And only thinking about the voice acting... ehhh...
It's an fps, and the VAT ehh... after some time you just forget it exists. And the pipboy kinda makes me dizzy, and since you get out of bullets really quick It can become a really pain in the ass.
Wait there's more, you know how much time it took me to finish this game? 7 hours to be exact, I just followed the main quest, and still I got a little lost at the middle. And if you ask me if I want to play this game again my answer is no, I'll just play fallout 1 or 2.
I'll tell you now all the game's history: Find dad, and then finish dad's work. And that's it.
I'll be honest on this, if you are a fallout fan, do NOT
play this, if you are an Oblivion fan, you may enjoy it. For myself, I'll get another pack of beers and bury this game, because it's a RAD+10 title, and I'm not wearing a RAD-Protection suit. read