Ok guys, I'm going to tell you a stupid thing to do.
Are you ready for the stupid thing?
Play Fallout 3 and Fable 2 at the same time!!!
I purchased Fallout 3 about a day after it came out. I played it for about 5 days, clocking in twenty hours. Those twenty hours were spent almost exclusively exploring and completing side-quests or encountering random situations. I was enthralled by the universe and combat. Post-apocolyptia is a place I want to be! I was convinced I wouldn't put this down until it was over. It was wonderful. The best gaming experience I had all year.
Oh hello Mr. Postman, why thank you for the mail.
Not relevant to my interests at the time. I hated the first one. It had plenty of good ideas, but executed them with the precision of a penis in the dark. I was curious as to how Fable II had shaped up. I knew I still hated the art style, but I would not let myself be that judgmental. I would play only until the child stage was over, just to whet my whistle. Don't worry Fallout 3, I'm coming back. Just going to dinner with my weird uncle I haven't talked to in a few years.
I didn't play Fallout 3 again for fifteen hours.
This baffled me. I still loved Fallout 3, it had almost everything I wanted in a game (MINUS SHIT ANIMATION JESUS BETHESDA GOD) and I desperately wanted to go back, but for some odd reason Fable II had me. It really carried emotional weight, and in Fallout 3 I would feel bad for doing mean shit, but there was generally less organic consequence. Fable II excels here. Narration in games has always been my main draw. Yeah, multiplayer is fun, but I play games for the unique way of story telling. Don't get me wrong, Fallout 3 has a pretty cool story, but I didn't really feel the weight of the world on my shoulders. Fable II doesn't put that on your shoulders, but it doesn't need to. I'm out for revenge and thats all that matters to me.
On the other hand, Fallout 3 takes the cake with atmosphere and setting...for me at least.
It's a troubling thing, playing these games at once. There are time constraints, constant indecision, and they bring out the flaws in each other. There were times while playing both games that I stopped and said, "Wow, I wish Fallout 3/Fable 2 had done it this way." and in that context, it makes both games a disappointment to me.
That doesn't mean they're bad by any means, I'm enjoying them both thoroughly, I just don't recommend being an impatient dumbass like myself.
Oh what the hell am I saying?
Whats on my mind, that's what.
Anyway, what do you all think? Does playing games on and off, at the same time detract from the overall experience of both?
Is orange juice really all that good for you?