Best SandBox Video Games to Get as a Gift For Christmas: Fallout 3 and Fallout New VegasNovember 14, 2010 5:36 pm Holidays & Occasions, Video Games
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As the holidays near, parents, relatives and friends go out to buy their kids presents and gifts for Christmas. Sometimes, though, kids aren’t very clear of telling people what they want for Christmas, resulting in parents buying presents the kids have never even heard of. But, in the next few weeks, I’m going to be telling you guys about all the coolest toys, clothes, video games and gadgets that kids want for Christmas ( Because…. well, I am one. ).
There are tons of different kinds of video games, mission, war, action, first-person shooters, simulation, role-playing, but sandbox games are by far my favorite types of games. In most games, you have to play them a certain way, complete certain missions, go to certain places, but in sandbox games, you can do basically whatever you want. You can disobey orders, obey them, be evil, be good, join whichever team you want, roam freely, do whichever missions you want, just play freely. Fallout3 happens to be one of these games.
Fallout3 takes place in the year 2277 in Washington D.C. after the world has been ravaged in a war between China and the USA where showers of nukes fell onto the land killing people in the millions, destroying architectural sites and spreading radiation everywhere, creating mutants and diseased people. You play as a character in the fallout shelter, Vault 101 for the beginning years of your life, until one day, when you are a teenager finishing school, you are forced to leave when your father escapes the vault and vault security thinks you were involved with the escape and threatens to kill you. You have little to no choice but to follow your father and escape the vault. You are then exposed to the dying world of the Capital Wasteland, thus, beginning the game.
Like other video games, Fallout3 has gotten many reviews, some good, some bad, but mostly good. With a rating of 9.0 out of ten by GameSpot, and a 9.6 out of ten from IGN, Fallout3 must be a pretty good game, except for a few other factors. With great animations and graphics for the background environment and monsters of the game, the faces and humans have not so good graphics and animations. They glitch, move in weird directions and twitch every now and then, plus the mouth movements don’t sync up with the sound. Also, there are a lot of glitches, like flying bodies, floating objects and invisible walls.
Fallout3 is available for multiple gaming consoles, like PS3 and PC, but I could only find the XBOX selling link.
Two years after coming out with Fallout3, Bethseda made another masterpiece; Fallout New Vegas. Fallout New Vegas takes place in Las Vegas ( obviously ) in the year 2281 after the same war in Fallout3 between USA and China. Your character is a delivery boy who has to deliver a package to New Vegas from Primm. On his way, he is then shot in the head, left to die. He is then rescued by Doctor Mitchell who nurses him back to health.
Fallout New Vegas is a relatively new game, plus I have never played it, so there is not much else I have to say about it. It has gotten many good reviews and it is a game that I am hoping to get for Christmas.