Fallout 3 is simply a brilliant ADULT game. If you own an XBoX 360, and like to play ADULT games, you have got to play this one!!! The game starts out slowly while you learn the controls and customize your character. It isnt an easy game to learn since there are several menus you have to be familiar with to play effectively. There is a learning curve and you probably wont pick up the game and be blasting in 5 minutes like Halo. The game has a storyline and unfolds in great detail over a period of time as players quest through areas infested with many enemies. You will often encounter other characters in the game that will react differently based on how you are behaving within the game. The quest areas are vast and contain a lot of items to collect. Some areas can only be reached when the player attain a certain skill, while most are open at any time. I was stunned at the level of gameplay, detail, and magnitude of this game. The graphics are very good, but more important than the quality of the graphics is what is shown. This isnt pretty, it's truly a post apocalyptic Washington DC area. Some (frankly many) of the images shown are DISTURBING. The world of Fallout 3 is exactly what you would expect after a nuclear war, right down to the radiation and skeletal remains. This isnt a straight shooting game, although there is a LOT of shooting. It isnt a straight exploration game, although there is nearly limitless exploration. There are MANY missions or quests to do within the game and it is common to have them lead to another and so on. There are also puzzles and character skills building strategy to consider. The game mainly focuses on your character's choices and everything that happens afterwards as a result of your behavior. If you are good, some characters will like you or hate you. If you are bad, the same applies. You will have to interact and make choices in nearly every location. Your choices do have consequences. The expansion packs add at least another 30% or more to the game - which is already huge. There are literally hundreds of locations to explore. It will take you WEEKS, if not almost a month to finish the game if you explore all the areas. There are even areas not offically marked to explore as well. The game is so large, you may question if it ever ends....trust me, it does have an ending. I will say that I played the other highly rated games such as GTA - Halo - Gears. I played and beat all of them in a few days. They were fun, but Fallout 3 is in a different lea There are frequent uses of foul - very foul language. There is gratuitous violence and plenty of bloodshed. There are also drug use themes. This is a truly outstanding game, but this is an ADULT game, with ADULT levels of language and violence. It is not suitable for children or young adults. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. I beleive Fallout 3 may be the best game on XboX 360. I can't wait to see if they make another one!!!
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