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August 24th, 2013, 06:22
Originally Posted by Angus Prune View Post
The Fallout series up until 3, despite its overtones of 50s camp, was fundamentally grounded in reality.
Like the city of New Reno being run by 1930s style mobsters in Fallout 2? You have an interesting view of what "grounded in reality" means.

Originally Posted by Angus Prune View Post
Even taking FO3 as game apart from the Fallout series, it's jarring and immersion breaking to keep encountering these aliens in human clothing, and they're everywhere. Factor in the complete disregard for series canon and you have a game almost custom made to annoy RPG fans and fans of the Fallout series alike. I suppose it can be fun if you're looking for something like a Saint's Row game, where bizarre things happening is the point, but as an exercise in world building it fails on every level.
That's odd, because I've been a fan of the series since FO1, and I didn't find anything jarring or immersion breaking about FO3. In fact, I found it more immersive than the previous games.
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