Project Brazil Brings Background to New Vegas
Those talented modders are at it again, this time turning quite a few hands to Fallout: New Vegas, with Project Brazil. A mod which aims to provide context to New Vegas and set up a prequel tale, starring an all new protagonist, characters and locations.
"This is a near Total Conversion for Fallout: New Vegas. Fallout: Project Brazil adds an all new story around a new player character, an adopted resident of Vault 18, embarking on a quest to a hidden complex in the ruins of Los Angeles. Along the way you'll discover a pitched battle between the Survivalist Army, the New California Republic, and The Super Mutants, which shapes the politics and events leading to the NCR's invasion of the Mojave. The story takes place in 2260 - many years before the "Courier" awakes in New Vegas, while the Enclave struggles to rise again on the West Coast."
A hefty undertaking to be sure, but one that could prove to be a great addition to the series if handled correctly. It promises to provide two new game areas to play in, Black Bear National Forest and Los Angeles Boneyards. No, it's not actually set in Brazil, apparently that name is because "The artistic form and story themes are heavily influenced by the Monty Python veteran Terry Gilliam, the classic 1985 film Brazil." Fair enough.
Releasing in instalments, the first three parts should be releasing this month, with much more to follow. If you want more Fallout in your life and can't wait for a fully fledged sequel, then you should check this out.