With Fallout 4 rumoured by this trustworthy K-pop site, I'd like to say what I think of this.
THAT DEVELOPS THIS GAME
NEEDS TO BE
Fallout: New Vegas was actually good and did none of the following:
Let's look at Fallout 3. It was shit. Granted, the first playthrough was cool, but Fallout 3 has so many problems it isn't even funny.
We'll start with the main story. Being born and being a baby who's all like "hey i'm a baby" was cool. The Tunnel Snakes ruled. The G.O.A.T. was great. Then it goes downhill. Liam Neeson escapes the vault, and the Overseer decides that it's probably a good idea to declare martial law and make everyone panic. Amato's Pizza helps you escape, ends up hating you for killing her cunt father, and bingo bango, you're out of the vault.
So, your first instinct is to find that rascal, Liam Neeson, right? Good, because the game agrees. You travel around, doing favours for people so that you can find him, and eventually you do. You enter the computer simulation he's trapped in (WHICH IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA), and have disappointing adventures. Tranquility Lane was a good idea, but it was executed poorly. Aside from the premise, that is.
You rescue Liam Neeson, and he informs you that he's working on a water purifier! You have to be secretive, though, because the evil Enclave also wants to activate the water purifier! Oh, the gall! You find the parts to fix it or something, then the evil Enclave attacks with the intent of turning the water purifier on. Since that is also what Liam Neeson wants, he naturally floods the purifer with radiation that it couldn't actually have, and kills both the Enclave (including their colonel, Colonel Autumn) and himself. Nuts.
Due to this unexpected turn of events, you need to get a GARDEN OF EDEN CREATION KIT to fix the water purifier. You decide that this is the best solution, despite the G.E.C.K.'s ability to be better put to use anywhere else. Unfortunately, only one vault in D.C. has a G.E.C.K., and it happens to be protected by a city full of... wait for it... CHILDREN. WOOH.
You go to the children's village, and, naturally, they hate adults and refuse to let you in until you either do tasks, or have previously wasted a perk on "TALK TO CHILDREN". So, after you deal with these children who you cannot harm in any way, you get to go into the vault. You rescue a new friend and he gets the G.E.C.K. for you. Unfortunately, you are ambushed by the not-dead Colonel Autumn in a way you can't possibly avoid. Golly!
Anyway, you get to their base and fight your way through highly-trained soldiers and meet the president (not Obama). He is a robot. He asks you to poison the water purifier, but you can be all like "you mustn't do this thing!!!" and he'll blow himself up. Gee willickers!
You reunite with your posse, and decide to turn the water purifier on, which is also the goal of the Enclave. Due to this overwhelming consensus, a massive battle is fought with a giant robot. You reach the purifier, and meet Colonel Autumn. Again. You can either shoot him (bang bang), or you can talk at him until he kills himself. Whatever. Naturally, the purifier is still full of radiation, so you have to go in to enter the arbitrary activation code manually. This kills you. Even if you have a buddy who is immune to radiation, or even healed by it, they refuse to enter. Cunts. The game ends forever until you pay $10 for the DLC.
Then there are the sidequests. Let's just skip to the one we all know is horrible. Tenpenny Tower. This gem features no satisfying solutions, instead giving you a nice "2 deep 4 u" "life sux" message. ONE FACTION WILL ALWAYS DIE, EVEN IF YOU ARE PEACEFUL
UNLESS YOU IGNORE THE QUEST ENTIRELY
THEN ANNOYING RADIO MAN WILL CALL YOU A CUNT
In Fallout 3, you have a binary number of JESUS POINTS. You gain Jesus Points by killing evil people, resolving situations peacefully, or giving to the poor. Washing lepers, unfortunately, was scrapped early in production. You lose Jesus Points by killing good people, instigating violence, or taking from the poor.
In the quest 'The Power of the Atom', you get to blow up an entire town. This makes no sense right off the bat, since the game only has two towns, and the other one is A FUCKING MAZE OF SHIT, but that's beside the point. Say you blow up this town. You lose ALL your Jesus Points. Makes sense. After all, you can't turn the other cheek while blowing up a town. Because of game limitations, the Jesus Scale only goes 1,000 points in either direction.
So, maybe you don't want to be evil any more? Maybe you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour? But how will you get rid of those 1,000 Anti-Christ Points? Simple! Giving water to a beggar nets you 50 Jesus Points! This means that 20 waters will cancel out blowing up an entire town! Since a water is only 20 Wasteland Fun Bux, that means you can get out of Hell for the low, low price of 400 Wasteland Fun Bux! An absolute bargain! BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE Call in now and we'll DOUBLE your order, absolutely free! That's right; for the low, low price of 400 Wasteland Fun Bux, you get 40 bottles of water, enough to change you from Satan to Jesus Christ himself OVERNIGHT!