F is for Fallout

I’m not a PC gamer, so I never really paid much attention to the series before 3 was released for consoles in 2008. From the moment Fallout 3 began, I knew it was something special. For starters, there’s Ron Perlman’s perfect narration that begins with the iconic “War, war never changes.”  I remember the first time I got out of the Vault and looked around the Wasteland.  There are so many things I love about Fallout, from building your own character, the extremely large areas to explore and the music. The music in Fallout is amazing and helped me gain an appreciation for older music I never heard. These are a few of my favorite Fallout songs:


The last song used to get stuck in my husband’s head. He complained about it before he also got addicted to Fallout. lol

I never imaged a video game about the aftermath of nuclear war would be so…. wacky?  Fallout’s alternate universe is where pop culture’s stuck in the 1950’s and the bombs dropped in 2077. Fallout 3 takes place in 2277.  While wacky seems like a strange word to use, Fallout’s charm is its sense of humor and numerous little touches that make the game great. (Dandy Boy Apples and Fancy Lad Snack Cakes? I want them even if they are full of radiation. ) Besides that, the game is huge and there’s few things I like better then being able to get lost in exploring a video game. Sure there’s plenty o’ glitches in both Fallout 3 and New Vegas, but the games are that good. So engaging that when you get stuck in rubble, literally stuck with your character’s leg going through the building, you curse a bit under your breath and reload the game.

I think I’m going to play some New Vegas right now….



12 Responses to “F is for Fallout”

  1. great post! 😀

  2. Matt likes this game too!

  3. I am not a gamer but I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts about gaming. Your passion for it really comes through and it makes me want to find out what gaming is all about.

  4. Billie Holliday is amazing 🙂

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  6. I bought my husband that game for Christmas. He loves it and is still playing.

  7. Wacky is good. I think I will stay away though–I have a tendency toward obsession and have committed to leaving it at writing for the next forty years or so… I’ve avoided the games thus far and know myself to well ti try to learn.

  8. Right, you don’t expect a video game about the aftermath of nuclear war to be wacky. Good post.

  9. The closest I get to gaming is to bop around on the Wii. I’m guessing that doesn’t count. ;O)

  10. Sounds like a good game, nice review.

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