A friend gave me a copy of the Fallout collection, which includes Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics. I’ve been reading all the buzz about Fallout 3, and since I haven’t played any of the Fallout games, I’m obviously missing just what the big deal is. Apparently Fallout 3 is scheduled for an Autumn 2008 release, so that should give me plenty of time to play at least Fallout.
I like science fiction, so you’d think that I’d have played Fallout by now. I really like that, at least from preliminary pictures, Fallout 3 is set partly in Washington, DC. I used to work not too far from the White House, and I grew up in Northern Virginia, so the familiar setting is neat for me. I’m not sure whether my computer will be able to handle Fallout 3 next year, but I can at least start at the beginning of the series.
I don’t have a good reason for not having played all of those “really awesome” computer games of 10 or so years ago, except that I didn’t have my own computer and my access to a computer was limited. I don’t have a good reason for not playing those games now, except a bit of laziness and that daunting feeling you get when you’re about to embark on something potentially momentous and/or time consuming and you can’t quite bring yourself to get stuck in — almost like housework or a large project.
I won’t get started on Fallout in earnest, however, until I complete Mr. Robot. Guild Wars activity to recommence soon as well.
* The title of this post references The Vault, one of the reinforced structures used to house some survivors of a nuclear war in Fallout.