E3 2008: Fallout 3 Our Best of Show

As far as multiplatform titles go, Fallout 3 takes the best of show at this past E3. The game, although not as heavily featured, is one of the most anticipated games to be hitting the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. From the makers of the Elder Scrolls series, this game is like a combination of Oblivion and first-person shooter. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where the world has been torn apart, so to speak.

One of the best features the game touts is the VaultTech Assisted Targeting system (VATS), which allows you to pause the action and then choose where you want to target your enemy. It then plays through is cinematic type of action and you can watch your opponents get annihilated, that is if you have chose where to shoot them properly. Every body part has a percentage, indicating your chances of hitting that location. Every part also costs a different number of action points to choose that location. Depending on how many points you have you can pull off multiple attacks before the game moves on. You can play the game in real time if you so choose, but the targeting is not sharp like other shooters, but that is where the beauty of the VATS system shines. Its meant to be used and more fun too.

The game promises 100 hours of gameplay, which should not be doubted from Bethesda, and is of epic proportions. The game runs on the Oblivion engine with current modifications, so that should give you an idea of the graphical standpoint of the game. The game is what you make it. As in Oblivion, you can do what you want and change how you play the game. Customize your character, go down to a village, go pick a fight in a ruined nearby town. The choice is yours and one of the most compelling features of the game. This is one game that will suck you in for hours at a time before you even know what hit you.

Prepare for the impending fallout doomed to hit us all on October 28, 2008.

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