Fallout 3

Discussion in 'Console & PC Gaming' started by NLxAROSA, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Antonisbob


    This thread came out of nowhere.. But man I haven't played this game in ages, I have new Vegas, and beat it just recently. There should be a general Fallout discussion thread, as I have Fo:Tactics as well.
  2. neema_t

    neema_t Premium

    United Kingdom
    I'm playing through NV again, the first time I kind of left it alone for too long and forgot what was going on, so I started again and decided to take it more seriously (i.e. not killing almost everyone). I was doing quite well until I visited the Great Khans, one of them said 'hail Caesar!' to me so I essentially killed the lot of them. Then I looted that same guy's body and read a note he had on him and it turns out he was a spy. Oh well.

    I find I'm levelling up very quickly at this point, I think it's probably going to make the DLC far too easy if I wait until I'm done with the main game because I suspect I'll be close to level 50 by then. Cazadors and Deathclaws should really give you less XP as you level up, there have been a few times where I've been up against a huge number of them and as a result gotten a large chunk of XP from them.
  3. F1 fan

    F1 fan Premium

    This. I'm dying for info on Fallout 4. I had heard that Obsidian will be making Fallout 4, but can't find any concrete info. I really hope they are. NV was far better than F3 as far as I'm concerned and Obsidian have recently hired one of the guys behind the original Fallout.
  4. crunchMONKY78


    United States

    Has anyone here played the first two Fallout games? Does each game have it's own storyline?
  5. F1 fan

    F1 fan Premium

    Yes. As a matter of fact, I'm thinking about starting a new game in fallout 2 right now.
  6. coolboy48


    Looks like the original Fallout is FREE at GOG right now until Saturday.

    I'll get that and wait for the resto-project on NMA to be ready.

    (Also been waiting for Killap's final resto-version for Fallout 2 for the past 1.5 years.)


    On Fallout 3:

    To be honest, I did not really mind Fallout 3 on the PC at least.

    Sure it was initially very (and still fairly) buggy and the writing was meh and they ruined Harold and the idea of Supermutants and the Brotherhood of Steel and everyone looked and sounded the same and ......

    But as a 'generic' open-world-explore-everything-game it was pretty decent and paid itself in the number of hours I sunk into it.

    There is actually much item-placement-detail put into the massive game world.

    The main theme is quite awesome.

    The classic Fallout gore is present by default, which was unfortunately mostly tied to Bloody-mess in New Vegas. (Ability to blow up detached heads, torsos, limbs.)

    Game-over ragdolls are fun.

    The Pipboy character menu/inventory/quest log is easy to use and looks nifty. (At least compared to Skyrim's suprisingly plain and possibly console-optimised UI.)

    The general visual design, while occasionally not particularly classic Fallout-ty, was quite decent looking and nailed the 50's style retro-futuristic feel. There also seems to be a much greater focus on the horrors of nuclear annihilation.

    While many everywhere complain about the Gamebyro engine, at least it runs somewhat decently on lower-end hardware and is easily moddable/tinkerable.

    On Fallout 2:

    I'm experienced but far from good at this game.

    For me, high agility and perception is always a must. The former is usually maxed out.

    Grinding or doing as many quests as possible is a basic requirement even at the easiest difficulty. After my first semi-blind playthrough, I have always played a 'good' person who completes all quests perfectly for the maximum XP.

    Playing as a low intelligence character is almost impossible but occasionally hilarious. The game manual even warns you!
    (I tried a 'cheat' character with maxed out SPECAL.)

    Speaking of character models who look the same...... :lol:
    (Yes, I know it is due both to limitations of the game engine and time of the artists, who have to 'draw' each individual frame for moving, performing actions, the various gory deaths.....)

    Spoiler?: The car is annoyingly buggy even with the official and unofficial patches.

    The game-over screen scares the heck out of me still and always equates to a quick monitor off or a large hard cover book shield. :nervous::scared::)

    Would prefer a close up of a cracked Pipboy screen, maybe around a skeletal arm, with the analog heath counter at zero and some comedic vault-boy effect on the screen.

    Potential spoiler: This is why I sometimes attempt a relatively early, quest related, dash for that potentially dangerous place in the west with that 'free' power armor once I get the car.

    The general sense of humour in this installment is great and sort of highlights one of the series' unique points.

    Another spoiler: For some strange reason, I always create female characters named 'Buffy'. If you played before, do you know why?
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2012
  7. JDMCivic


    Just as a heads up for anyone yet to get the dlc packs for fallout 3 or New Vegas on ps3, they are currently discounted on playstation store.