The Lone Wanderer's long journey through the wasteland.
Morgan Cahall "so many books so little time", Amazon
11 September 2012
Summary: You are the Lone Wanderer. Your journey starts off while you are still a citizen of Vault 101. Oblivious to the outside world and to the dangers that await you in the not too distant future you go about the normal teenage rites of passage as you prepare to take on the adult responsibilities of being a vault dweller. Unfortunately for you, fate has other plans. On your 18th birthday you wake up to the sounds of screams and alarms.
Summary: For 20 bucks you get the base game, and 5 DLC packs. The game itself is buggy, the visuals not great, and the characters very awkward looking, but is easily made up by the massive world space and quests that keep you with something to do. I would HIGHLY recommend getting this on pc, if you have the rig, purely for the modding potential. You will find that although the game is big, its quite empty.
Summary: It took 6 days for the game to get to my house (I went for the free shipping). Unless you live near the processing center, or paid for rush shipping, don't expect to get it the next day.
Pros: It's a great game. The characters, weapons, locations, and enemies are quite interesting. The story is good depending on how deep you immerse yourself. The downloadable content provides nice journeys if you don't feel like playing the main story line.
Cons: It comes with two discs. You need to make sure you have plenty of room to spare on your Xbox 360 hard-drive if you wish to install all of the downloadable content. Expect to use 4 gigabytes. Once you have all the downloadable content installed on your hard-drive, the second disk is no longer needed. I assumed the downloadable content would already be in the original game itself. As for the game play, I got a headache playing it the first few times. This game is too op...
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Summary: I bought this game for the PC over the summer, but ran into trouble with my PC not being able to handle the sheer size of the game when in use. Large maps, characters, actions, etc. Instead I bought an Xbox a while later and played through New Vegas a few times before finally returning to the original Fallout 3, and better yet the game of the year edition has all the DLC included. This game is fun and addictive.
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