Fallout: New Vegas is my current addiction. For those of you not in the know Fallout: New Vegas is a video game set in a post-apocalyptic world that is recovering from a nuclear war in 2077. The game is set in 2281 where humanity is still stuggling to rebuilt civilization. As expect there are many factions involved: some working towards the betterment of humanity, some working to exploit humanity and other who are using humanity to their own ends. The player ultimately decides which path they want to take: do you want to be the wastelands messiah or the wastelands devil? The choices you make in the game decide your karmic level and ultimately the way you interact with the different factions.
Of course the game isn’t just about social interactions. It is first and foremost a first-person shooter. Many of the quests you pick up have you exploring desolate locations populated with irradiated creatures: including giant geckos, glowing radioactive ghouls, super mutants, nightkin and the like. Other quests have you collecting medicines, drugs or supplies to help the communities and outposts across the wastelands.
My addiction with this game comes from the amount of things that you can do in the game. There are around 200 locations that you can discover, around 100 quests with the multiple factions, and hundreds of items to collect.
The only problem I have with this game is the bugs that are part of it. I have at least one quest that I can’t finish because of a bug. Thankfully it isn’t an important mission.
Now how addicted to the game am I? I’ve likely but in about 40 hours over the past couple of months playing it. And with that I’m going to end this and get back to the game!