Post-nuclear Boston is a Fun Place

This isn’t a game review. It’s a celebration of achievement. Sure, it’s not a significant achievement in the grand scheme of things, but few of mine are. So I drink from the fountain of accomplishment whenever I can.

I enjoy gaming, but I’m casual about it. I like doing single player campaigns to follow the storyline of the game. It’s like watching a movie while getting to shoot things in the face. What’s not to like about that? Plus they allow me to move through them at my own pace, which is a bonus considering I have to invest time in adult responsibilities like paying the mortgage and parenting. I also maintain a busy social calendar full of going to movies and restaurants by myself as well as having to constantly work my way through my Netflix queue because it’s completely bananas.

I tend to steer clear of the multiplayer death match scene. It isn’t because I’m antisocial, really. I don’t play enough to memorize every detail of the maps so I can shoot someone in the ass with a rocket launcher when they come around a corner. I also have a natural aversion to being told how all of my female relatives are going to be violated by someone whose testicles haven’t descended yet.

I wasn’t at all familiar with the Fallout series, but everything I read and saw suggested it was a lot of fun. So I took a chance and got the latest installment, and I’m glad I did. I’ve had a blast playing it. There’s so much to do and you can play it any way you want. I’ve just finished the main quest line and the story is great. There are four different groups you can align yourself with and your allegiance changes the main quest line and alters the story. It’s a huge open world and it took a while to play through while maintaining some semblance of adult functionality, but it’s a good time for sure. I’ve thought about starting a new character and playing through it again to see how differently things go.

But I decided to work on hooking up with the sassy brunette chick instead. Insert comment about art imitating life here.


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