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Fallout 3: Touched by God

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Fallout 3: Touched by God

Preview - posted by DarkUnderlord on Wed 25 June 2008, 14:20:15

Tags: Fallout 3

... or "What happens when people who don't actually know the lore behind a computer game, decide to review it anyway". According to Gameplanet:

Just an aside - your father at one point shows you a bible passage set in a picture frame that your mother claimed as her favourite. It’s from revelations, and it’s worth repeating here: “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is a thirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” Prophetic indeed, and a glimpse at Bethesda’s attempt to link casual first-time gamers with the lore of the Fallout series.​
Okay, I'll admit it. I'm a bad Fallout fan. I seem to have completely missed the biblical references in the first two Fallout's and how they were a part of the lore. Someone fill me in please.

The article actually covers quite a bit including the hacking mini-game (you choose words from a list... Whatever happened to using a skill?), the 30 hit points restored for 150 points rad damage water drinking issues, how meeting DogMeat is randomly determined, how "A Boy and his Dog" has more to do with getting DogMeat in the game then the fact that DogMeat is the name of the damned dog you meet in the original Fallout and how perception determines when the enemies show up on your radar. Oh and there's a bit about VATS:

You can run around randomly shooting at creatures as you would in a conventional shooter, however on occasion you're going to come across an enemy you can't simply blast your way through. Your character's HUD shows hit points on the lower left, above the compass, and on the lower right you have your action points, which are used when performing a V.A.T.S. attack. Once you have selected the V.A.T.S. menu, the entire game pauses and highlights various body parts on any enemies in your field of view. These body parts, such as "torso", "head", "lower leg", etc. all have a percentage chance-to-hit associated with them. From here you simply select which body part you want to target, queue up as many shots as you want to take (each requires action points) and sit back to watch the action.​
A conventional shooter...

Spotted @ Briosafreak has a blog now... who knew?

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