|One of the best blogfest badges ever.|
"...talk about a game you play or used to play; tell us how it works and share your love of the game with the rest of us. It can be any kind of game you like, from World of Warcraft to Hopscotch, from Monopoly to Blackjack and everything else in between. Tell us what you love about that game."Now...which one to choose...
Seriously...this is a very hard question to answer. I've talked about video games a lot over the last two years, and there are so many to love and adore.
That being said, it should come as no shock to my regular readers that I have an obsession (perhaps unhealthy) with Fallout 3.
What is it about this game that does it for me? It has everything.
From the very start, it's the music. Not just the instrumental menu screen, though it is fantastic and consumes your senses. Basically, it sets the tone. If you watch the opening sequence, there is "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" by The Ink Spots. Fitting, proper. Pull back, and you're in a post-apocalyptic environment. The music suggests alternate timeline. It is there throughout the game.
Then, throw in Ron Perlman as the narrator. Such a great voiceover job. Some other familiar voices in there, like your dad...but I won't ruin that surprise.
It's a role-playing game disguised as a first-person shooter. It's set in a decimated, post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. There are mutants. There are people. There are creatures that used to be bears that are now just messed up and brutal.
Yes, cockroaches survived.
For me, this game has it all. I know for a fact—because we've discussed it at length—that my BIL prefers Fallout: New Vegas over Fallout 3. I wholeheartedly disagree. Don't get me wrong, I liked New Vegas, but Fallout 3 had everything I ever wanted in a game. This is probably why I have it for Xbox360, PS3, and PC. Trust me, if they made it for the iPad, it would be downloading as we speak.
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