The Elder Blog: Fallout 3 (Part 2)

On 25 March 2014, I did a post about Fallout 3. About how much I didn’t like it. A few days later I sold my copy, because I was tired of it. Nearly a year has gone by and I came across another copy and I decided to give it another chance. My thoughts on the game have now changed slightly. Although I admit the game is great, I actually like it less than I did before.

Last time, I complained about having to shoot something 20 times to kill it. About a month ago I played and beat The Last of Us. That game changed the way I viewed gaming. You use melee more than you use firearms. I got used to melee weapons, and now prefer them in other games. Anyway, I was using melee weapons this time playing Fallout 3, and it’s worse than the firearms, because the melee weapons break easily. Everything killed me.

This time, instead of heading directly into DC, I headed north from Vault 101, where I started a different quest, having to hunt down The Family. I couldn’t find them. I ended up Googling their location. Still have no idea where they are.


But there is a saving grace to the Fallout series. The same time I bought Fallout 3, I also bought Fallout: New Vegas. Definitely a 100% improvement over it’s predecessor. I barely used firearms, and killed most of my enemies with the cleaver. I haven’t even beat the game yet and I already intend to replay it, making different choices, like I did with Skyrim. I’ve decided that this time I won’t get rid of Fallout 3, because I still want to try and beat it. As I said at the beginning of this post, I still think it’s a great game despite my complaints with it.


About Trevor Boot

I’ve been officially writing since 2004, when I was 15, but I started writing for fun now and then in 2001, when I was 12. I mostly wrote short stories and poems, but then in 2008, I wrote my first novel, titled Xangsburgh. Before this, my writing never really had any direction. I would just write independent stories that had no connection with each other, so I always had to start over from scratch. With Xangsburgh, I had a fictional city I could base all my stories in, with the stories building on each other. For me, that made writing easier, because now I don’t have to start from scratch every time. I could use Sheriff Brock without having to introduce him every time. In 2011, I realized I really enjoyed taking pictures. Several of my friends would comment that my pictures were near-professional quality. So on top of my writing, I’m also an amateur photographer. In 2014, I published Xangsburgh, as well as a photo book with some of my favourite photos I have taken, and a book of poems I’ve written between 2001 and 2013.
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