Fallout 3: On the Mother Ship

Fallout BoyAt some point last year I was doing a little podcast for MMORPG.com with my friend Chris Coke when a story came across the show notes. Fallout 4 was in development! I’d never played a Fallout game (I know, I know – pleb status), but Chris’ description of “Skyrim in a post-apocalypse environment” intrigued me. I decided that I’d keep an eye on this title in the off chance that it would someday be placed squarely within my budget range via Steam sale.

Well, that didn’t really happen this Christmas. While Fallout 4 did see a sale price, it was still a bit more than I wanted to spend. However I did notice that the previous Fallout installments were on sale, and at quite the bargain – under $5 each. In mulling this over, I casually threw a question out to Twitter about whether I should drop a few bucks on Fallout 3 or Fallout New Vegas, if I had to choose. To my great surprise, within about ten minutes of asking that question, a couple of Twitter friends had Steam-gifted me copies of both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4! Have I mentioned how awesome and sweet you guys are? This was probably my favorite moment this Christmas, not because I received two great games, but because someone actually succeeded in surprising me, which seems to happen less and less as the Christmases wear on. BTW, I also want to thank everyone who was thoughtful enough to send me games. I am truly blessed with great people.

Continue reading

Advertisements

The Sky’s the Limit: Skyrim Review

I’ve purchased Skyrim a couple of times. When it first came out, I bought it for the PS3 based on the word-of-mouth I was hearing from co-workers. For whatever reason, I never really got into the groove of using a controller for an RPG, and quickly abandoned the idea. About two years later, still encouraged by strong reviews and graphics that were very appealing to my gaming tastes, I picked up the Ultimate PC edition on Steam for a little over $25. This time, I tried a little harder to understand the game, but still found it frustrating and turned to more familiar titles to fill my precious free time.

Continue reading