Sorry for not entertaining you with a witty play on words for my title, this being the normal and downright childish retort I usually start my reviews for one of a number products that I have purchased from this site.............(and breathe).
Fallout 3 is everything the next gens have needed for a long time; the next gens consoles have been polluted by easy and quick to complete gun hoe action fiestas for far too long and it's time for some substance, Fallout 3 is most certainly it.
Most of you are wondering, as I was; is it going to be big?
well as I'm not the type of person to just randomly bash out a review after only an hour of playing with no actually research, or clear though, I have immersed myself into the world of the capital wastelands for a good 37 hours +.
I starting to think that maybe I was nearing completion, after all I had completed about 30 quests, killed over 250 people, countless mutants, animals vegetables and minerals, and was getting that feeling of "I must be nearly done now?.........) , when after a few phone calls and chat around the office, I discovered a couple of people, who also like my good self had done around the same amount of in game hours as I , to my surprise we hadn't been or seen, the same places as each other, or activated the same missions.
So you have 3 people, 37 hours of game play each, and no stories to compare around the drinks machine.
So is it big? umm, well yes. It's BIG!
And to those who make comments as such, "oh I had to travel underground to get to somewhere as it was blocked off by a 25 foot high wall?" , well I don't know about you but I hate walking in a straight line to get everywhere in a game. So a detour through some dark nasty subway tunnels or in through a mutant ants nest is a welcomed break from the normal "compass point to objective" go forward approach.
And also, before making poor comparisons between Oblivion and Fallout 3 or statements like
"It's Oblivion with Guns"
please do remember Fallout existed more than a Decade before Oblivion, hence the numbering of the title Fallout 3, fallout 3 being the 5th in the series......what yes I can count, Fallout 1, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics 2.1 Brotherhood of Steel(PC), Fallout 2.2 Brotherhood of steel (Xbox), Fallout 3....