I don’t even need to talk about Fallout’s history or anything of that nature. Instead I’ll just say, I love Fallout, the whole series!
The first Fallout game (released back in 1997) is what got me into cRPG games and it’s one of the best games I have ever played. It’s the kind of game that you can play for a thousand times and still discover something new. The story, characters and gameplay are amazing but what I love most about it it’s the atmosphere and the post-apocalyptic experience.
Since then I have played all the Fallout games and recently nostalgia hit me and I started playing them again. But this time I started with Fallout 3 mainly because I love the first person combat and because of the huge amount of mods that you can install and completely change the game. For those of you that haven’t tried out any mods I recommend the Fallout Who Vegas (available for Fallout New Vegas) mod that allows you to play as the Doctor from the Doctor Who TV series. Speaking of Fallout and Doctor Who here’s 2 neat t-shirt designs that you guys might like.
Another great thing about Fallout is that no matter how many hours you play it, you will still find things that surprise you, either random encounters or unmarked locations. By far one of the most interesting in Fallout 3 is the alien crash site. Just follow the power lines south from the MDPL-13 power station. There you will find an alien corpse and the Alien Blaster, the most overpowered gun in the game.
Perhaps the most surreal of the random encounters is when you find your old childhood friend Amata being interrogated by two Enclave soldiers demanding to know where she got her Pip-Boy, and the exact location of her Vault. Actions have consequences and no matter what you do this time it’ll end up bad for you. If you sit idle and watch the soldiers will open fire and kill your friend and if you try to come to her aid she’ll just shout at you to go away right after you kill the Enclave soldiers.
The Fallout games aren’t perfect (but then again which video game is?) and when I play them their shortcomings pale before the fun that kept pushing me ahead to explore some more of the Capital Wasteland or New Vegas.
But enough about that, I’ll leave you guys with some of my favorite Fallout t-shirts. They’re a must have for any post-apocalyptic vault dweller.