Vault Life

Player Rating4.29/8

"#366 overall, #28 for 2012"
based on 164 ratings since 11/22/2012
played 1,797 times (finished 161)

Story Difficulty2/8

"walk in the park"

Play Length2/8

"So short yo' momma thought it was a recipe"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

A game about my favorite video game ever. You play as a female, (so sorry to you males out there!) and observe the life of the Lone Wanderer. This is my first game, so tell me how I do? I may or may not make a sequel...It depends. ^-^

*A homage to my favorite video game.*

[I do not own Fallout  3 or it's characters]


Player Comments

Note: this story is 1/3 actual review, 1/3 review of my old comment, 1/3 "I am fucking idiot" remarks, you've been warned.

I remember this story. I thought it was pretty great, because it was based off one of my favorite games. But, just because I thought it was great doesn't mean it actually is, after all, it's well established I was a fucking idiot when I was 11. And, well, this doesn't exactly hold up too well either.

It's painfully linear, with only a handful of choices that in no way shapes the outcome of the story. There's not even a choice for your character's gender, something that was in the actual game, probably because the author didn't know about scripting or was too lazy to include an alternate path for males. And of course I had to complain about it in a much weirder way when I was younger, because I thought playing as a female protagonist = bad and gay. It's not, but still, when you're basing your story off an RPG where you can choose the player's gender, you should at least include the option or leave the player's gender vague.

The writing was decent. Not bad, not good. Decent. There were a few typos and it's got a lot of "and then this happens" instead of actual writing. The branching and choice aspect is where this story falls super flat, however; it's so linear it might as well have been put up on a fanfiction site instead of a CYOA site. At the very least dumbass 11 year old me commented on that, even if he didn't rate the story lower for it.

I think what really brings this story down aside from that is the fact that it really does nothing new with the Fallout 3 story. There's a few minor changes that are never brought up again, and for the most part it's just a beat for beat novelization of the Fallout 3 prologue with the illusion of choice. And when you're posting something like that on a CYOA site, then it's a problem.

Overall I rate this a 3/8 because of nostalgia for Fallout 3 and the fact that the writing is competent. I rate 11 year old me and his stupid comment a 1/8.
-- Chris113022 on 8/26/2019 1:29:15 PM with a score of 0
Well, this is good, but it basically just retells the beginning of Fallout 3, (My favorite game of all time as well) which, for some reasons, no one really likes. I always thought it was cool to get attachted to the characters early on, and live through the Lone Wanderer's life.

Alright, the story has amazing grammar, but I don't like that you have to be a girl. The game is basically the same either way, not counting moments where other characters note your gender. And, it wouldn't hurt to rewrite another path to be a boy, just like it wouldn't hurt to have dialouge choices.

As I mentioned earlier, the player has no real dialouge choices when interacting with characters. It basically has you talking to people and picking the rudest options there are. I always tried to be nice when interacting with good characters, and I was a dick to bad characters.

Either way, although the game has it's flaws, it's still very good. Vault Life gets a 6/8. It's definately worth every cent.
-- 11302 on 7/21/2014 9:47:16 AM with a score of 0
God Howard jerkoff fanboy fallout sucks and my DICK is HUGE eat my fuck
-- Nigger on 6/6/2019 7:49:52 PM with a score of 0
It's just not good.
-- Dre on 5/22/2019 8:51:07 PM with a score of 0
Not nearly long enough.
-- Isabella on 12/18/2017 8:27:48 PM with a score of 0
cool but how is this anything like fallout 3?
-- epix on 10/11/2016 11:58:23 AM with a score of 0
Very interesting... Will you continue it?
-- CurseOfTime on 3/27/2016 5:36:06 PM with a score of 0
Love it! The ending was confusing tho... I hope you write more! :)
-- pixeldip on 10/23/2015 7:26:50 AM with a score of 0
I liked everything... but the ending.
-- Malkalack on 7/21/2014 8:54:47 AM with a score of 0
It was good. Not the way i wouldve played the game, but still. GOTY 2008 :D.
-- Tim on 3/30/2014 5:50:30 PM with a score of 0
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