Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Latest Timewaster

Well, I've got a new one. You'd think it would be something productive, something worthwhile. Something that builds character. Or muscle. But no. It's another video game. I haven't played MOO in weeks - not it's Fallout 3.

Fallout 3 is the sequel to, wait for it, Fallout 1 and Fallout 2. Fallout 1 (or just Fallout), in particular, was a really awesome game that came out in 1997. Like the rest of the series, it was set in the post-apocalyptic 23rd century, as you make your way through the nuclear wasteland and try to survive. Think Mad Max without the cars. The storyline was immersive, the voice acting was awesome (especially for the time), and it was just a hoot. RPG, of course, all the best old games were RPGs in my opinion.

Fallout 3 is quite a bit different. It's an RPG, but it's an "action" RPG in that it's also a first person shooter (FPS, think Doom or Quake). It's set later than the first Fallout, but in the same post-nuclear holocaust wasteland. The graphics are amazing, the voice acting is great, the music in the background is awesome. So although the game play is very different, it's just a way cool game. I don't play FPSs as a rule, but this one I'm stickign with. So it's now officially the newest Timewaster. All hail Fallout 3.

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