Before the fall

You also shouldn’t expect the lewdness of Fallout 2, as Hines reckons it got “a little too caught up in trying to be funny or controversial or whatever.” Which is a shame, as certain we thought choosing to be a low-paid fluffer at a post-apocalyptic porn studio, only to find the fluid exchange left them with a traditional RPG poisoning, the height of hilarity back in 1998. Whatever the case, the smart bets are for Fallout 3 to be a free-roaming, first-person action/RPG - with more dialogue, violence and grit than The Elder Scrolls has ever seen.