Video games round up – Fallout: New Vegas, Fable 3 and Black Ops

Fallout: New Vegas
Bethesda’s newest iteration in the long-running series is great, building on the mechanics and storytelling of “Fallout 3.” The combat system returns from the previous “Fallout” game, receiving some tuning to tighten up the experience.

Two issues I’ve encountered with the game so far include the number of bugs and glitches. The second is the inability to play the game after the finale to the story line. Despite these problems, the game is wildly fun with a great story, fun game play and plenty of things to explore in the post-apocalypse Mojave Desert.

Fable 3

It took until the third game in the series, but Peter Molyneux and the people at Lionhead Studio finally got the morality system just right.

Replacing the very polarized system from the previous games, “Fable 3” forces the player to make tough choices as king of Albion. You have to make choices where you can be popular and get people killed or be hated and save lives. Unfortunately, I can’t go into much more detail without ruining the story.

One of the problems with the game comes from the fact that you can totally fudge the decision-making in the end if you know what to expect or have played through once.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Undoubtedly the most hyped game in some time, “Call of Duty: Black Ops” has some major issues. PC gamers like me have noted several problems with lag and other technical issues. The console versions of the game seem to be faring far better.

Beautiful cinematics and intense firefights are plentiful in the game.

Although it feels like an update to previous games in the series, the game still has fun in it unless you like playing PC multiplayer online.