GameSpot: Fallout 3 Review

A lot of games make a big deal out of player choice, but few in recent memory offer so many intricate, meaningful ways of approaching any given situation. You fulfill or dash the spiritual hopes of an idyllic society, side with slavers or their slaves, and decide the fate of more than one city over the course of your postapocalyptic journey through the Washington, DC wasteland. Your actions have far-reaching consequences that affect not just the world around you but also the way you play, and it's this freedom that makes Fallout 3 worth playing--and replaying. It's deep and mesmerizing, and though not as staggeringly broad as the developer's previous games, it's more focused and vividly realized.

The Good

* Freedom to explore what you want, when you want
* Fantastic, intricate quests can be completed in a variety of satisfying ways
* VATS combat system results in all sorts of tense and gruesome encounters
* Outstanding art design makes for a desolate DC
* Rewarding mixture of excitement and atmospheric exploration.

The Bad

* The story and characters can feel a bit sterile
* Combat feels mildly clunky.

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Ninja-Sama4277d ago

but I will be getting resistance 2 instead...can only afford so many games :(

InMyOpinion4277d ago

"It's a shame, in light of these impressive design elements, that the PlayStation 3 version is shockingly inferior to the others from a technical perspective. Although the Xbox 360 and PC versions display the occasional visual oddity and bland texture, these nitpicks are easy to overlook. Sadly, the jagged edges, washed-out lighting, and slightly diminished draw distance of the PS3 release aren't so easy to dismiss. We also experienced a number of visual bugs on the PS3. Character faces disappeared several times, leaving only eyeballs and hair; limbs on robots went missing; some character models had an odd outline around them as if they were cel-shaded; and the day-to-night transition may cause odd streaks on the screen as you move the camera around. This version doesn't even offer trophies, whereas the Xbox 360 and PC versions offer Xbox Live/Windows Live achievements."

Only an idiot would buy the disabled PS3 version.

TheColbertinator4276d ago

Wow Bethesda really half-assed the PS3 version.But yes the PC and 360 versions are simply better.I'm picking the PC vrsion for Direct2Drive in a few days

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TheIneffableBob4276d ago

The other front paged story was for the PS3 version. This one is filed under the 360 section, although the PC version also shares the same score.

TrevorPhillips4276d ago

cannot wait for this game picking it up on friday along with dead space :D the best year of my life

swiftshot934276d ago

fallout looks awesome but the ps3 review said that there are a lot of bugs. Has Bethesda confirmed a patch b/c i HATE glitches and bugs.

btw were there that many bugs in oblivion (never played it)?

MiloGarret4276d ago

Just wait a week or so after release to buy it if you're concerned about bugs. If they are significant they'll get a patch out fast.

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