It all started while talking with a coworker about how much I was disgusted with Call of Duty’s repetitive gameplay and the lack of any meaningful updates to the game. My boss at the time was a gamer and said if you like playing games with guns and things that go boom I bet you’ll like Fallout 3.
What’s Fallout 3?
Fallout 3 is a RPG where you live in a vault with your father and some other vault dwellers. As you grow into a teen your father disappears from the vault and you are forced to escape from the Overseer and vault security. Once outside the vault your main mission is to find out what happen to him and why he would leave the comfort of the only home you have ever known to go out into a cold dystopian world surrounding Washington D.C.
Okay he didn’t say dystopian or most of what I have written above but he did say that it was a wasteland with some really awesome adventures that I can blow shit up. And yes this did peak my interest.
I remember the trip to GameStop and buying a copy of the game for Xbox 360. I even remember not playing Call of Duty for months as I was so focused on searching the wasteland of Fallout 3.
I remember being killed by my first real encounter with a radscorpion bugged half into a boulder and the ground. Even so I so low level I would still have died from the encounter.
I remember coming across a Yao guai in the mountains and how quickly it moved not to mention how fast it killed me at my level. It just showed that no matter how high of a level you were there still were dangers in the world of Fallout 3’s wasteland.
And even so it still wasn’t my most memorable moment in the game.
To Be Continued.