Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Falling Out With Fallout... Living In Purgatory





After nearly 100 hours of gameplay, the discovery of nearly a hundred locations as diverse as Megaton, Tenpenny Towers, The Republic Of Dave and Lamplight Caverns, such notable characters as Gob, Mayor McReady, Daring Dashwood and DJ Threedog, after bartering, trading, stealing and sneaking, creating weapons from vacuum cleaners and surgical tubing, slaughtering raiders, slavers, traders, deathclaws, rad-roaches, super-mutants, capitalists, federalists, anarchists and bomb-worshippers, not to mention the endless wandering, wandering, wandering and wandering...



...I am now officially sick to bloody death of Fallout 3! I have made the huge mistake of wandering into perhaps the biggest open-world game developed for a console, using no guide or walkthrough, playing "by ear" (as it were) and meandering through the most ridiculous route any gamer could ever take.



I've unintentionally avoided main missions whilst fulfilling nearly every bastard-side-fucking-cock-mission there is to engage in. Enough is enough! I've resorted to online maps, guides and walkthroughs. Eventually, I've been led to Vault 112 and the rather splendid Tranquility Lane simulation. I've met my pops and it looks like I'm on the path to conclusion and closure...

NEVER AGAIN!!! From now on it's strictly linear gaming, possibly using a walkthrough EVERY TIME. I might even only play 'on rails' games from now on... What is certain is that I'm going to choose my next game very carefully. Might go back a generation or two to the safety of the Dreamcast, PS2 or Saturn... Might stick to the PSP for a bit... But I will never, ever play anything as big as Fallout ever again. Life's too fucking short!

9 comments:

Junlee said...

I know what you mean. Time is too sparse these days, people are busy, and as you said, life it too short to be spending hundreds of hours on a game...unless of course you don't have a DAMN thing to do and you have no job like myself.

But I spend so much time trying to find a job that I haven't really been gaming much recently anyway.

gnome said...

Hehehe... guess you shouldn't try the original Fallout's then...

Sonny Boy said...

Thanks for cheering me up Father K, that post was hilarious!

blondejon said...

NOW CAN I SAY I TOLD YOU SO

NebachadnezzaR said...

May I suggest you play Oblivion next? xD I've only sunk 115 hours on it...yet... Yup, I'm still playing it :P

blondejon said...

it took me 12 months to get through morrowind and i put in over 80 houirs on skies of arcadia on the dreamcast....

fatherkrishna said...

I actually liked the ending stages of Fallout, but not the final conclusion. Unlike Shenmue, which I spent days on, my time in Fallout now seems somewhat tainted...

blondejon said...

like finding out the first girl you kissed is now a man...

fatherkrishna said...

Who told you about that???!!! LOL!