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Love/hate #16 LA NOIRE

I first played this back in 2014 or 2015 I think. I watched the review of it like so many other things on Zero Punctuation and for some reason it stuck with me. What sold it was the memes. I had to see what it was all about and was not disappointed.

^ the mandatory image

The actual gameplay is typical Rockstar, slightly clunky walking and driving, the latter suiting the late 1940's. Some damn good looking cars were made back in that era. Unlike GTA or RDR you can't just whip out your sidearm and blow away pedestrians - you are part of the LAPD. Even Nick Kang had a karma system to stop him doing this too liberally, Cole Phelps must get by running over the occasional street walker and get a few points deducted from his mission record.

^ Cole, the hero and the villain (ha)

I kind of liked how they melded the flashbacks showing Cole the by the books officer in the army being a total disaster (well, it's complicated) and being an absolute star in the police (with your help). N…

Love/hate #15 Fallout 3 playthrough #8 (?) 1st time Very Evil + DLC comments *spoilers* 2016 DRAFT DIG-UP

Fallout 3 and me + memories of the one time I played a Very Evil character , intro written 15/03/2018 remembering a playthrough from May 2016!

There are just so many opportunities to be evil. In the Vault growing up and from the moment you exit there are so many opportunities to just cut loose and be a dick. Go to Megaton and destroy it. Fuck up the lives and relationships of Rivet City, from drug additions, jilted lovers and suicidal old men. Help the slaves and then help them into the hands of the slavers, then kill them with pocket grenades and stealth. Enslave people yourself. Help all the clearly wrong people get what they want in every situation. Reluctantly fight for the Brotherhood and screw them over wherever possible. Reluctantly fight the Enclave and embrace everything they give you and do everything they tell you to do, then drink the consequences later (heh).

^The worst 1000 caps you'll EVER spend. Didn't last one fight.

This was just one of those many games in th…