War, war never changes.
(Fallout 3 and 4 and not Fallout New Vegas)
It’s been a couple of years since I played Fallout 3 for the first time. Fallout 3 meant for me one of the most time-consuming endeavors of my life. I started playing casually like I guess everyone does, then it became a full-time job. The problem was that at that time I had a real full-time job and I was also studying in college. I bought the game for the computer. Then, because I bought a PS3, I bought the game again for the console and later I bought it again for the computer this time buying the game of the year edition. I was officially addicted to the game, having started the game more than five times.
Many games are great works of art. But being the post-apocalypse theme one of my favorites themes, this game is something else. I would be in college, or on my job and I would suddenly and deeply desire to go home to play. I made a schedule for playing. I would wake early to play an hour and then after college and work played another 2, 3 or sometimes even 4 hours more.
I felt inspired. Profoundly inspired by that game. I have to admit that the game had some rough edges but the game was a masterpiece. Then came Fallout New Vegas. That game was kind of fun but it lacked heart. It was playable, but nothing more. It was not an inspiring game and when I get to the end of it I even decided that I no ending was good enough and therefore I would refuse to finish it.
Many years later came Fallout 4. The wait was long and I considered myself a lot more mature. I was now a married person and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to enjoy the game like I did when I was younger. Also, the reviews were saying that the game was too similar to the last two games. I took some savings and went to BestBuy and bought a PS4 and a Fallout 4 game.
Again, and just like the 3rd edition of the franchise Fallout 4 turns to be a crazy time-consuming endeavor. But this time was different I sat down with my wife and we started playing day in and day out. It was like playing a novel. We played together, every night, every day, every holiday, and every opportunity. Yes, I was more mature, but Fallout 4 was more mature too and my approach to playing was also more mature.
Maybe for people who had not grant themselves the opportunity to play video games won't be able to understand how deep, profound and meaningful, they could be. Obviously, we are not talking about, car games or pointing and shooting games, we are talking about the video game as an art form, as a way of expression, like a good book, a sculpture or a great painting.
The game, played in the context of our relationship, unified us as a couple. We even started to understand a deeper part of us as individuals and as a couple, cause we use the game express our thought about life, priorities, dreams, desires and much more. We can not guarantee that the game is going to make your relationship stronger but we can assure you that the game is a great game.
If interested in the game, here are both Fallout 3, Fallout 4 and Fallout 4 VR which is coming December 1.
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