How come none of you told me Fallout 3 is so damn good!?
It's Oblivion with guns and that's just fine with me. It seemed like Fallout got some backlash from some gaming media folks when it first came out possibly because they begrudgingly were thinking about all the other shorter triple A experiences available at the time. I think people would be ravenous about it had it come out in March like Oblivion did, and it's interesting to hear people on podcasts going back to it. Also I'll add that calling it Oblivion with guns isn't quite fair because it's a more condensed polished experience and I thank Bethesda for this. I forgot how much fun it is to wander around in a fully realized world brimming with stories for me to stumble into.
I think my favorite part of the game has been it's biggest shortcoming. The lack of a varied soundtrack has lead me into a minigame of pairing albums from my music collection to my play sessions. My favorites so far?
Donnie Darko Sountrack? Yes it's moody atmospheric music that I like but would rarely listen to. Further down this theme I'll be trying the Secret Chiefs 3.
Also Portishead albums are awesome adding to this lonely weary traveling experience. I listened to "Dummy" on one play session, and I'll give their self titled album a chance too.
Nothing makes me feel like kicking raiders' asses like the earlier tracks on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs debut album "Fever to Tell" and the sadder songs at the backend aren't a bad match either.
I haven't played for more than a few days but Bad Religion is in the playtime listening agenda, what with their constant references to nuclear holocaust and post apocalyptic times. Metallica for ass kicking?
And there's always old timey stuff like Nina Simone to give a feeling of reminiscence.
I'm sure I'm not the only one crafting my own soundtrack for Fallout 3, so any other suggestions for appropriate music pairing?