Excerpt: Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is the first console game to bear the Fallout name, unfortunately it will likely be the last game to bear the Fallout name as well. The series has a very devout following on PC, where the first 2 games were instant classics, so you would expect an almost built in audience for this game, right? Wrong.
Pros: Decent voice work, References to previous games
Cons: Terrible camera angles, Virtually no music, Limited weapon choices, "Been there, done that" feel
Excerpt: Hack-n-slash dungeon crawls have, in large part, been limited to the swords and spells, Dungeons and Dragons type theme. First there was Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance , which was soon followed by Dark Alliance 2 and Champions of Norrath . With Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel , the dragons and knights have been replaced with mutants and shotgun wielding maniacs, but the feeling is still the same. Well, almost. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel looks good, but not great.
Excerpt: Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel takes place in a post apocalyptic wasteland after nuclear war devastates the world sometime after the 1950s. From the poisonous air and mutated creatures roaming the earth, people are moving into underground vaults to survive while the others who choose to remain on the surface are struggling for survival in a wasteland with no law.
Excerpt: One of the staples of 1950's sci-fi and horror cinema was the "big bug" movie. These films sprang up in response to our growing unease with the nuclear age. After dropping the atomic bombs on Japan in World War II and seeing the resulting fallout, it was hard not to wonder if this new age energy was actually a good thing. Japan itself has wrestled with the atomic age ever since those faithful days at the close of the war.