Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Game Review: Fallout III

Anyone who sees the avatar (picture) I have in place of my picture in my blogger profile and is familiar with video games knows I am a fan of the Fallout series of video games. I have played Fallout and Fallout II MANY times and I have solved them both. You may have noticed my posting schedule has been a bit erractic, well that is because I made the biggest mistake in my life...I gave in and purchased Fallout 3 knowing damn well HOURS, if not DAYS or even WEEKS of my life will get sucked into the black hole that RPG based video games. I curse the programmers at Bethesda for bringing my all time favorite series back from the dead.

This game is visually stunning...the grphics are unbelieveable, it is based on the Oblivion game engine which Bethesda is now famous for. The beauty comes at a price though...the game takes a beast of a machine to run. I have a 1 year old Dell with a Core 2 Duo processor 2.13 ghz, 4 gigs of RAM as well as an ATI Radeon XL1300 series video card and I can only run the game in low quality graphics mode (which is still frikin great).

Here are the requirements:
Minimum Specifications: Recommended Specifications:
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: 2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor Intel Core 2 Duo processor
RAM: XP: 1GB System RAM
Vista: 2GB System RAM 2 GB System RAM
Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better) NvidiaDirect X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI 3800 series)
Supported Video Card Chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce Series 200, 9800, 9600, 8800, 8600, 8500, 8400, 7900, 7800, 7600, 7300, 6800; ATI HD Series 4800, 4600, 3800, 3600, 3400, 2900, 2600, 2400; ATI Series X1900, X1800, X1600, X1300, and X850

Not for the faint-hearted...

The game is fun as hell and actually starts with your birth...literlly you open your eyes after coming out of your Mom's womb into your father's waiting arms. The game play is fast paced as there in no turn based combat as there was in the first two games. This is a first person shooter make no mistake. All the familiar skills and special abilities are there as well as precision based attacks which Fallout fans will be familiar with.

A tidbit from the product description:
"For 200 years, Vault 101 , a fallout shelter, has faithfully served the surviving residents of Washington DC and its environs, now known as the Capital Wasteland. Though the global atomic war of 2077 left the US all but destroyed, the residents of Vault 101 enjoy a life free from the constant stress of the outside world. Giant Insects, Raiders, Slavers, and yes, even Super Mutants are all no match for superior Vault-Tec engineering. Yet one fateful morning, you awake to find that your father has defied the Overseer and left the comfort and security afforded by Vault 101 for reasons unknown. Leaving the only home you've ever known, you emerge from the Vault into the harsh Wasteland sun to search for your father, and the truth."

Here is the teaser trailer...I can't stop humming this friggin song:

Here is video of actual gameplay from E3:

This is easily one of the best games I have ever played. I am a few hours into it and totally addicted at this point. If you are a fan of post apocalyptic game you will really like this game...assuming you have to hardware to even run it.

I give this 5 Nuke Colas out of 5!!!!

...that is all.

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  1. hmmmm..a video game or spending on preparation'??? Hmm..you sound serious!

  2. Sounds too cool!! Love those RPG since commadore and nes days (because who had a computer back then). No way this computer could handle that, but now I know why ds was looking to upgrade his.

  3. This moron spent 30-50 buck's on a game instead of ammo or food??? Leave him to die!

  4. You MO-rons as Mayberry would said should lighten up...I'll leave your comments here so you can live in eternal stupidity...

    BTW My preps are in order. Thanks for asking....

  5. amazing game, the only thing i can suggest is that you avoid finishing the mainline quest to find your father.

    it will take you to really awesome places but there are so many side quests to do that you will have fun for a long long time without doing the mainline quest.

    lets just say, you'll be disappointed with the ending.

  6. Sounds Like a great game enjoy your pleasures in llife flea!