I'd like to take this blog oppertunity to be a bit of an informer today because I learned of something quite interesting yesterday in the PC Fourms and if you haven't heard then you're lucky to be my friend because I will tell you so that you don't miss it because I love you all; now don't take that too seriously.
So...anyone heard of Fallout? That post appocalyptic future RPG? Created by Black Isle and is (next to the sequel Fallout 2) considered one of the greatest RPGs of all time? The game that makes Fallout 3 (according to another fourm...won't say which one but you could probably guess *cough* SW *cough*) look like a joke? No? Well...it's just that post appocalyptic future RPG created by Black Isle and is considered to be one of the greatest RPGs of all time and makes Bethesda's Fallout 3 to some look like a joke.
This so called "masterpiece of a game" apparently just went free (yes...FREE. F.R.E.E) on GOG for the weekend. So get it whie it lasts and even if you have Fallout on disc already I say just get it anyways because discs break...believe me...I know from experience.
A fascinating deal, I must say, one that could put Steam to shame. I rember way back when I came to this site (three years ago...HOW BOUT DAT $#!+!?) that I was just getting caught up on quite a lot of things like GOTY awards for previous years and such and during the 2009 GOTY Awards on GS they allowed the users a chance to go back in time and see the 2008 GOTY winner (Spoiler: It was Metal Gear Solid 4) and one of the runner ups was a "little" game called Fallout 3. The videos of the game were fascinating and drew me into the dark world and I wanted to learn more of this appocalyptic game. In fact, it also won IGN's GOTY in 2008 over Metal Gear even though IGN practically LUSTED over the game; saying things like "if we could give a game an 11/10 this would be it," and all that nonsense.
Paraphrasing of course but the message still stands that they REALLY liked MGS4 and to see Fallout 3 turn on Vats, shoot Snake in the head with a Lincoln Repeater, and come in and take its place as IGN's GOTY is truly a shock. Yet, as some call it, the "Mos Eisley of GameSpot" said otherwise against the game with claims that I am too lazy to look up for but let's just say they thought the game to be boring, a little broken, and a weak entry in the venerable series. These words got me interested in the games that came before and, as a matter of fact, were what got me into Morrowind. Oblivion, Skyrim, and Fallout 3 looked so completely imppecable and totally AWESOME from videos. How could people talk smack of them? What blasphemy is this!? How good can these past games be?
Well, Morrowind I can CERTAINLY say has MANY features that make it a one of a kind masterpiece and hearing the complaints I can see how it can still after 10 years rise over it's successors and still stand the test of time. Still, questions are left for me to discover...how is Oblivion and Skyrim to me? I played the "first" and am pretty far in to give an opinion so how will the successors work for me? Will I be a crodigy old cynic and look down with detest against Skyrim and Oblivion or will I not care and have a great time and call them each one of a kind to all. Same thing for the Fallout series. This deal, like my Morrowind gift, shall be the start of my descent into a new RPG world. Will I like what I see or pull out to the new and fresh?
Only I and I alone show see that for myself. Anyways, in the mean time, you all have fun with this deal and your memories of Fallout while I begin mine. I've got a good feeling about these games...no turning back now...for war....war never changes.
Goodbye GameSpot friends, wish me luck in this "old" age war.