Bethesda has a long history of epic first person RPG games. So it should come as no surprise that Fallout 3
will follow this same route.
Here are 10 things you may or may not know about Fallout 3
for the Xbox 360, PC and PS3.
10. You start the game in a "vault" as a child. Choosing your character's appearance affects what your father's character looks like.
9. The intro section of the game is play in the Vault, a bomb shelter, in which you customize your character, and learn about the story.
8. The entire game utilizes the Oblivion engine, but every piece of the engine has seen an upgrade.
7. Bethesda spent months on the Pip-Boy Model 3000 interface. This is the main screen in which you select weapons, customize your character and even listen to Radio stations.
6. Bethesda licensed over 20 songs from the 1940's that you can listen to on the radio stations. You can tune your Pip-Boy 3000 to any of this and listen while walking around.
5. "Destruction is the new trees"
4. The presentation of the quests, and other textual information on screen uses this really slick fading effect. That alone adds a ton of atmosphere to the game.
3. The VATS system that is used for aiming allows for quite a bit of strategy in big fire fights. It also yields some pretty gruesome results. The game is BLOODY!
2. Water is used to heal yourself, but all water has amounts of radiation in it. Certain water has more than others, and you need to balance the radiation poising with healing as well as worry about reducing your radiation.
1. You can have a dynamic impact on the world, including blowing up entire "cities" with Nuclear weapons.
There's really so much more to say about Fallout 3. Even though the game is a year off, at this time it looks incredible. There seems to be a variety of weapons, including mini-nuke launchers, and the ability to customize and upgrade/repair weapons with other weapons. Top all of that off with ability to choose good and evil deeds during your quest to modify the outcome of the game and you've got one hell of an RPG experience.