• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Composition aimed at reviewing 2 video games. How does Fallout New Vegas (2010) compare to The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind (2002)?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Two games with a release difference of about eight years...both being RPGs in their own right and both having similar gameplay...the big question is: How does "Fallout New Vegas" (2010) compare to "The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind" (2002)? (from left to right: Morrowind and Fallout New Vegas) Fallout: New Vegas Review Before early 2009, I had not heard of the Fallout series. I was too busy playing this neat RPG called Morrowind, which is riveting despite the minor issues with AI and combat. Now I have a game in front of me which is fairly recent (came out in Fall 2010), and is surprisingly similar to Morrowind. Of course, the setting is different and you have many more options in gameplay. The story is that you play as a courier who tries to deliver a package from Primm to New Vegas, who gets shot by a fierce raider gang and is saved by an intelligent robot named Victor. Victor takes the player to Doctor Mitchell, where the game begins. ...read more.

Middle

For example, you can choose the Rapid Reload perk which allows you to reload your weapons 25% faster than the normal rate. Cool, huh? After leveling up, I decided to spend about half of my allotted time to go and kill some mutant ants. I loved testing the combat system, especially with the VATS. Basically, if you have enough so-called Action Points, you can choose to shoot any part of the body of your victim. Then, prepare to watch as litres of blood come oozing out of their bodies in full HD! Or otherwise...you can make a nice cuppa instant coffee with extra foam. Mmm... Morrowind was pretty simples when it came to combat. All you did was use your sword, dagger, hammer, club, spear, spell, staff, shortsword...etc... to pummel your enemies. Finally, both games have quests. You can choose either to agree to help people or not. Sometimes you are kinda forced into completing the quest if the quest-giver offers you an enchanted sword or a nice gun prior to completion. ...read more.

Conclusion

Although, it is implied that I do not really like the Fallout game, my opinion changes when describing the "VATS" combat system, I use a lot of emotive language and show my utter amazement to the feature, for example the transitive verb "oozing". I use the colloquial noun "cuppa" instead of "cup of" because it adds humor to the article and also, to create consonance and rhythm between the concrete nouns "cuppa" and "coffee". I used the adjective "simples" instead of "simple" as it makes a reference to popular culture. It also adds to the sibilance of the list of weapons which Morrowind has. I added an image below the list to illustrate my point on the variety of weapons which Morrowind had. Finally, I include the list of sources where I have acquired my images. It uses the standard layout and grammar in a sources list until when I say "Words - from my own brain :P". This is used for humor and the :P emoticon emphasises that I am in tune with colloquial language and modern ways of conversing in an electronic mode text. This contrasts with the headline which looks and reads professionally. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Composition section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Composition essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    The Crucible: Discuss the changes in the relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor in ...

    3 star(s)

    To which she replies 'You -have been tortured.' This idle conversation is a step back in the development of their relationship, either due to having not seen each other for a long while or due to each of them knowing that their relationship is coming to an end.

  2. The difference between a tabloid and broadsheet article

    The example of this is '"Black S***"' and '"F****** black"'. Journalese is used heavily throughout the article to add more drama to the story. Lexis such as 'twisted', 'taunted', 'stripped' and 'jeered' are examples of this feature. I would expect more examples of journalese to be present in a tabloid

  1. Detention centres are factories for producing mental illness (Proffessor Patrick McGorry , Australian ...

    So how dumb is this ? No only do we summit these poor people to humiliating detention akin for no crime akin to a prison settlement, we inflict such a traumatic experience on them while their in detention that it leaves stars of mental illness to the point where it manes them from participating in society.

  2. Las vegas

    Waves and waves of over-friendly Americans brushed past me, greeting me with an enthusiastic "Hey there!" laced with a thick American accent, as I made my way through the crowds to my hotel room. Finally! The first moment to myself since I landed; even in the airport toilets I was

  1. Macbeth's character

    After the visit from the witches, Macbeth begins to demonstrate his fixation and obsessive nature over the prophecy. Macbeth's obsessive nature and perplexed thoughts concerning the possibility of committing murder, manifest his frenzy for power. At the outset, Macbeth is hesitant to admit what he is thinking, but his dark

  2. English short story.

    Cassie wiped the thick layer of dust of it and began to read out loud. Murder in Bakily, On the 16th January 1981, a body of a 16 year old boy, Justin had been found in his---- err... I can't see that properly, it looks smudged."

  1. Witness 1985 Short Story. Composition and commentary.

    The Amish boy had been the only witness to a police officer?s murder, but Carter didn?t know why the interview was so important. ?Nah I didn?t get around to it,? said Carter sleepily, stifling back a yawn. ?What?s goin? on man?

  2. Essay plans for debating questions about technology and science in modern society.

    Environment degradation 1. ?The world is coming to an end? 2. It would be natural that the world would be asking for more in the future in terms of demand for goods, since currently they are living in comfort, thus facilitating more production, more output ? increase depletion of resources 3.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work