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Archive for May, 2009

Fallout 3 : Brotherhood of Steel

It was fun, and certainly worth the $10, but where’s the Shivering Isles equivalent for this great game? I’m done with the new content and 3/4ths of the way through level 26… sigh. Grinding when there’s no significant pocket of enemies you can throw yourself against is kinda boring.

I didn’t find the expansion difficult except for the new creature types. All I can say is thank god for Fawkes, or I’d be dead several times over, especially from the ghoul ravagers.

The new weapons are fun, but the A-231 Plasma Rifle still beats every weapon for efficient use of ammo vs. damage output… and that one doesn’t even require an expansion.

The announcement of Obsidian doing Fallout 3 : New Vegas makes me smile. First off, because I live there, I’m curious to see what they include from the Vegas area… I’m betting Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Parump, Red Rock, State Line, and of course the Vegas strip… maybe death valley or the valley of fire. Seems like you’re going to need some kind of transportation to get around though… we’ve got a lot of nothing between places out here. Even more grin-inducing though is that a lot of the original Fallout 1 & 2 crew make up the core of Obsidian, so I’m betting it’s going to be just as witty and fun to play as the first two were. FE3 was a great game, but missed out on some of the humor the first two had in spades. We’ll see if that finds its way back in to the franchise.

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