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The game is set within a post-apocalyptic, open world environment that encompasses a scaled region consisting of the ruins of Washington, D.C., and much of the countryside to the north and west of it, referred to as the Capital Wasteland. It takes place within Fallout's usual setting of a world that deviated into an alternate timeline thanks to atomic age technology, which eventually led to its devastation by a nuclear apocalypse in the year 2077 (referred to as the Great War), caused by a major international conflict between the United States and China over natural resources and the last remaining supplies of untapped uranium and crude oil. The main story takes place in the year 2277, around 36 years after the events of Fallout 2, of which it is not a direct sequel. Players take control of an inhabitant of Vault 101, one of several underground shelters created before the Great War to protect around 1,000 humans from the nuclear fallout, who is forced to venture out into the Capital Wasteland to find their father after he disappears from the Vault under mysterious circumstances. They find themselves seeking to complete their father's work while fighting against the Enclave, the corrupt remnants of the former U.S. Government that seeks to use it for their own purposes.
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Leonard Boyarsky, art director of the original Fallout, when asked about Interplay Entertainment's sale of the rights to Bethesda Softworks, said: "To be perfectly honest, I was extremely disappointed that we did not get the chance to make the next Fallout game. This has nothing to do with Bethesda, it's just that we've always felt that Fallout was ours and it was just a technicality that Interplay happened to own it. It sort of felt as if our child had been sold to the highest bidder, and we had to just sit by and watch. Since I have absolutely no idea what their plans are, I can't comment on whether I think they're going in the right direction with it or not."
In February 2007, Bethesda stated that the game was "a fairly good ways away" from release but that detailed information and previews would be available later in the year. Following a statement made by Pete Hines that the team wanted to make the game a "multiple platform title", the game was announced by Game Informer to be in development for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. According to game director Todd Howard, the original plan was to recreate Washington, D.C., entirely in the game, but it was reconstructed by half; this was because a full implementation would require too complicated a job and an excessive long-term development.
Emil Pagliarulo, a writer formerly at Looking Glass Studios, was commissioned by Bethesda to write the main script of Fallout 3. He also worked in part to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion's script. Pagliarulo took charge of writing the incipit of Fallout 3, then played by Ron Perlman, and he tried to be inspired by first Fallout's incipit, in 1997, which he considered vitally important to describe the story that Fallout 3 would have to tell. To succeed in making this script effective, Pagliarulo, had to go in the opposite direction to his previous work on Oblivion, which both for setting and characters, represented an extreme Fallout inverse.
The score was composed by Inon Zur, who does not consider himself the only person responsible for the musical work on Fallout 3. Zur cited game director Todd Howard and the sound designer Mark Lambert for helping him to manage the in-game sound implementation, stating he made only 50%. Zur also said that he conceived the soundtrack based on what the player would perceive on psychological level, rather than on what the player would see on the screen, so placing the listener musically ahead over the environment in which he or she moves. Apart from a few exceptions, Inon Zur said that the soundtrack of the game was mainly composed using a sampler.
Tim Cain, Fallout and Fallout 2 game director, praised the art direction and the attention to details in the game but did not like the way the endings were not enough constructed around player's actions and decisions. He was also critical of how the game recycled plot elements from the first two games, such as Super Mutants and the Enclave, saying that if his company, Troika Games, had acquired the license, he would have come up with a completely original story for the East coast. Chris Avellone, Fallout 2's main writer, described the game as having "enough options and tools at [his] disposal to insure [he] was having fun no matter what the challenges", praising the immersion in Fallout's world, the success in carrying on the legacy of the previous two games, and the fulfilling open-world component; he criticized the writing of some characters and some of gameplay's choices in balancing the skills of player character. Will Tuttle of GameSpy commended the game for its "engaging storyline, impeccable presentation, and hundreds of hours of addictive gameplay." Although Edge awarded the game 7 out of 10, in a later anniversary issue it placed the game 37th in a "100 best games to play today" list, saying "Fallout 3 empowers, engages and rewards to extents that few games have ever achieved."
Not all fans were happy with the direction the Fallout series was taken in after its acquisition by Bethesda Softworks. Notorious for their support of the series' first two games, Fallout and Fallout 2, members centered on one of the oldest Fallout fansites, No Mutants Allowed, have criticized departures from the original games' stories, gameplay mechanics and setting. Criticisms include the prevalence of unspoiled food after 200 years, the survival of wood-framed dwellings following a nuclear blast, and the ubiquity of Super Mutants at early levels in the game. Also criticized are the quality of the game's writing, its relative lack of verisimilitude, the switch to a first-person action game format, and the level of reactiveness of the surrounding game world to player actions. In response, Jim Sterling of Destructoid has called fan groups like No Mutants Allowed "selfish" and "arrogant", stating that a new audience deserves a chance to play a Fallout game; and that if the series had stayed the way it was back in 1997, new titles would never have been made and brought to market. Luke Winkie of Kotaku tempers these sentiments, saying that it is a matter of ownership; and that in the case of Fallout 3, hardcore fans of the original series witnessed their favorite games become transformed into something else.
A swamp themed DLC that has players exploring Point Lookout that avoided direct bomb blasts from the initial conflict although has not been left untouched by the devastation of the broader Fallout franchise. While difficult Point Lookout does not require players to complete the entire storyline before returning to the Capital Wasteland which does open some opportunity for experienced players to enter the location and obtain the powerful before returning later to finish the story. Like completing Operation Anchorage above this does provide additional power not originally available in the vanilla Fallout 3 experience so factor in that you will have a slightly easier adventure if you go down this path.
Here we have another review from the Fallout franchise following the release of the much anticipated Fallout 4. Fallout: New Vegas was released in 2010 and while it uses the same engine as Fallout 3, it is not a direct sequel to the earlier title. Unfortunately, because of the time it took me to complete this review I will not be able to visit the original Fallout games ahead of the Fallout 4 release. (Real-life crept in and kept me busy with other things.)
As with the Fallout 3 review, I installed some mods partway through the game. The mods only affect the graphics of the game and do not directly impact the gameplay, which is the one restriction I had for the Fallout 3 review. If I review more modded games in the future, I will most likely keep this restriction.
NVIDIA Reservoir Spatio Temporal Importance Resampling Global Illumination (ReSTIR GI) is a new global illumination technique that calculates per-pixel correct indirect lighting for multiple bounces. It allows indirect light to bathe a scene, and illuminate dark corners that are not even lit directly, in a highly performant manner.
The radio station cheerily directs you to the Nuka-World transit center, somewhere off the eastern edge of the map. If you're in Far Harbor, like I was, you'll have to grab a boat back to the mainland before you can make the trip. Head as close as you can (my closest fast travel was a church), and go over to the map marker. You'll be greeted by a bunch of unfriendly Gunners. If they tear you to pieces, it's a sure sign you're not meant to access this content just yet.
Once the Gunners are handled, follow your waypoint marker to find a wounded man inside. Talk to him and he'll direct you to the monorail, which you can use to head off to a nightmarish theme park full of family fun, dangerous raiders and moral ambiguity. My character has something of a midlife crisis out in Far Harbor, and he responded to the situation by taking a huge number of chems and joining an apocalyptic nuclear cult. So Nuka-World should be fun, I reckon.
The other element is adding more RPG elements that allow the player to make choices that will directly impact their environment and their development. There are more than 50 individual mods included in this overhaul, and the result is beyond impressive.
Next up, GoldenEye 007, which was simultaneously announced by Nintendo for its Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription, as well as directly by Rare for Xbox Game Pass via Twitter. This new version adds online multiplayer to the Switch version, while the Xbox edition has 4K visuals.