Fallout 3

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  1. Casio

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    lol @ judging games without even getting past the tutorial.
     
  2. V1P3R

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    :rolleyes: Read the post above you...
     
  3. Casio

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    My mistake if you actually played Fallout 3 some more and thought that it was clumsy in combat. I thought you were talking about Too Human.

    The combat in Fallout 3 really isn't an FPS, personally I think it's a refreshing change from the too easy "Hey-if-I-stand-still-for-4-seconds-i-get-all-my-health-back" games that have littered the gaming market. Fallout 3 is pretty hardcore and difficult, I spent 30 minutes of continuous dieing just trying to get past a pack of dogs, as I was low on health and didn't want to use my stimpacks, or high-powered weapons with hard to find ammo. I know many of my mates who would just thought "**** this, I'm going back to play UT".

    But once you get into the story it's pretty involving, and even if you think the main quest sucks, you can just do the side-quests the whole game and not worry about it, or just go around punching heads off people. Both of which are fun in their own right. (Especially with the bloody mess perk :))
     
  4. NLxAROSA

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    That's your opinion, which is cool. But I like to think differently, this game is awesome! :tup:
     
  5. V1P3R

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    I'll admit that is a bad thing, but it means more continuous action than dying and starting over from a save point. Granted, Too Human is not perfect but my friend and I have been having fun playing, competing with the customizing of the player, and getting through the game.

    I guess I just don't like "quests" period. I know you can jump to places, but traveling to get to targets if it's long and boring get irritating FAST. Especially if there's no run feature...
     
  6. Casio

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    Yeah, I've wondering about the run feature as well. Some places are a bit of a hike, I thought they could have implemented a guy with a horse or something who you could pay to take you to places next along you're quest or something.

    Though generally I find that their is some interesting stuff along the way so it doesn't waver me too much. The quest I'm on I basically had to walk from one end of the map to the other. Probably a good 10-15 minute walk. But along the way saw a church on a hill so I went to go inside, when I got inside this crazy guy runs in on fire, and behind him is this baddy with a flame thrower, it was pretty cool and I got a flamethrower too once I busted his ass.

    I found the travelling alot less frustrating and repetitive then say, the old Final Fantasy games, where it'd take you an hour or two just to cross a field because every 5 seconds you'd hear "CRASHHHHH, Duh duh do duh di".
     
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    As a big fan of OBLIVION I have to say I'm not disappointed.I rented PS3 last week and after a bit of a slow start I say it's a must buy for me (once I have money that is)

    After getting through the tutorial (which was actually fun IMO, and whats this GOAT glitch everyone keeps talking about?) it slowed down for a bit and I began to get frustrated with the difficulty. After taking some time to read the help and look at some faqs online I began to get addicted and now I can't stop (it certainly helped that I started finding more bad ass weapons, come to think of it, same thing happened in OBLIVION, I really started enjoying the game when I was able to really **** someone up). All in all this is a great action RPG with a heavy dose of FPS elements, kind of like how Bioshock is a FPS with a heavy dose of action RPG elements.

    PROS
    cool semi-turn based aiming system
    good detailed weapon system
    great (if a little slow sometimes) story/s
    awesome map (I'm from the DC area)
    good challenge compared to other action games
    if you like OBLIVION this will be easier to get used to
    CONS
    still a little glitched (even though I haven't really experienced any of it)
    glitch or not, the notification message issue is simply unacceptable
    can be frustrating in the beginning
    graphics are nothing to write home about (though they are detailed)
    useless and embarrassing 3rd person view
    could have been distanced from OBLIVION more in some respects

    give it a rent if you have the slightest interest in the previews and you probably won't be dissapointed
     
  8. Dragonistic

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    I was considering this game until I saw the weapons available. At first I was like oh this looks cool going round with a classic rifle and such. Then I see a portable nuke thing, miniguns etc. and my interest stopped. I was looking forward to a nostalgic FPS/RPG combo which would allow me to free roam and huge environment and go popping some heads with my sniper or similar old school rifle. I get the feeling I'd need heavier weapons to progress though.

    Shame, I'm just not into the 'Oh my god look how much I :censored: that guy up' type weapon, and am much more precise in my killing (on games :sly:)
     
  9. land sea air

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    I seldom use anything bigger than the standard hunting rifle or the laser pistol when out in the open, I use heavier weapons like the auto shotgun and minigun when I get in a bind (which I often do because I tend to rush in on enemies rather than take them off from a distance) depending on your style of game play you could just as easily sneak up on enemies and take them out with the sniper or hunting rifles, which would give you the added bonus of doing much more damage if they don't see you. Though I have the portable nuke I have yet to use it since ammo is very limited and very expensive, the largest weapon I've used so far is the standard missile launcher, and even that is only for emergencies since it's a slow weapon in general
     
  10. Dragonistic

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    That sounds more promising, maybe I'll take some more interest in the game if I get a chance to play it some time and the physics and such feel right. My friend is getting it for 360 (not a close by friend but I'll try it eventually I'm sure.
     
  11. KieranMurphy

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    Amongst my character's specialties are small arms skill and repairs skill, so he rarely if ever uses Miniguns, Missile Launchers etc because he's not very good with them. He mainly relies on rifles (Lincoln's Repeater!), assault rifles and shotguns for combat and scavenges enemies for weapons for repairing his own. If I have the carrying capacity, I'll pick up some heavy weapons just so I can trade them. He also has decent lockpicking, hacking and medicine skills as they're very useful. Energy weapons - plasma rifles, laser rifles etc. he's not much use with so again he just scavenges them if he can to trade with.

    He will also make homemade bottlecap mines and nuka grenades from spare parts so he was some efficient explosives in case of attack from very nasty enemies. Hint: If you see a Deathclaw running towards you, throw a bottlecap mine in his path. It'll blow him to pieces.

    Decide for yourself if you want your character to be good with heavy weapons, good at smooth talking his way out of trouble, handy with laser rifles and similar weapons, good at sneaking around and pickpocketing people, etc. Unlike in Oblivion you can't eventually be a master of everything by sheer grind, the level cap is 20 and you're then stuck with your current skills and perks, so you gotta decide what kind of specialist or maybe all-rounder you want. You certainly don't have to use missile launchers and mini-nukes if you don't want to.

    I've 50+ hours knocked up so far and I love it. Best game I've played in a long time.
     
  12. Picc84

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    I rented this game today. I'm in the train station looking for my farther. So far its a great game. I'm OBSESSED with Oblivion, and this is pretty good. Maybe a buy later on, but I still need to learn more about it and get into it more. any tips?
     
  13. land sea air

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    resist the urge to go into DC at lower levels, you may get frustrated with how much you get killed. be thorough in your exploration and try to talk to everyone
     
  14. Picc84

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    I don't get it, how do I get around? The metro? I stll dont get how to get somewhere in there?
     
  15. NLxAROSA

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    And that's the cool thing about this game, you can play it just the way you like it. Big weapons are certainly not required, I hardly ever use (or need) them. I have the mininuke, but I only used it to see what it did. ;)

    I usually use an assault rifle (this is considered a small gun) for the bigger enemies, and a hunting rifle or 10mm submachine gun for the smaller enemies. I also have a high sneak skill which allows for more critical hits when hitting an enemy that has not spotted you. If there is more than one enemy in the area, one or two frag grenades is usually enough.

    I suspect you can even create a very strong melee character and not need guns at all, just beat the crap out of those super mutants. :lol: Though I have not tried it yet.

    BTW, did you know you can kill an enemy by pickpocketing them and placing a live grenade in their inventory? :lol:

    That's what I've always liked about the Fallout games: you can play it any way you want it, there are very few restrictions. Cool addition is that you can also create weapons from stuff you find (if you have the schematics). I have created a Railway Rifle which shoots railway spikes, very nice. :)

    Yes, the underground is the easiest way to travel. Make sure you have an active quest, and use the local (not global) map to navigate.
     
  16. CAMAROBOY69

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    I think thats where Heather was when we had the game and she said the game started to just get more frustrating instead of fun. So that was the deciding factor to not buy the game. We might re-rent it sometime when the buzz of all these other new games wears off.
     
  17. Delphic Reason

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    Raising your strength and guns (small or big) seems to be very effective if you don't want to die every five minutes. At least through the first 5 levels. Personally, I've focused a lot on "small guns", "strength", and "endurance", above and beyond other perks/skills. Seems to be working a treat.

    The above members are certainly correct in their assessment of the DC underground. Wait till you are at least level 4 or 5 to go in there. Make sure you have a ton of ammo, and some grenades to boot. I polished off a bunch of side-quests before I started the trek to Galaxy Radio (Level 5 or 6 I believe), and it still had me wetting my pants (and down on ammo) when I arrived at Galaxy Radio. Those who have made it through the quest know what I'm talking about. Fun quest.

    I haven't been able to afford any of the "schematics". I may focus on that a bit so I can get some interesting weapons.



    ;)
     
  18. Picc84

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    I've made it to Galaxy Radio, I talked to that guy there Dog whatever, and now I'm traveling to fix his dish... This is hard!
     
  19. Casio

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    This game is so mega epic i haven't had a chance to post about it. I'm close to level 17 now. Small Guns+Sneak is a life-saver, start with that first, and you can get good hits on baddies from afar, and then generally it's only a couple of shots till death. Once you get into the later bits of the game it's worth starting to build up laser weapons cause more are around.

    Big Guns is kinda pointless, cause it's easier to kill people without going into VATS with most of them. The minigun is particularly useless in that regard.

    You can make a Melee only guy, even unarmed is fine too, as long as you have enough strengh and can find some spike/brass knuckles early.
     
  20. NLxAROSA

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    Completed the game first time round now, took me about 40 hours and I haven't even done half of the sidequests. This game is definitely one of the best games I have on PS3 and I will play it again with a different character. :tup:
     
  21. Picc84

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    Eh, you guys are going to make me buy this arent you? I need to put in more hours at work...
     
  22. J-PaP

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    I just jumped on ebay last night and typed in ps3 to see if anything interesting came up. auction finishing in 30 seconds for fallout 3 was there and figured eh what the hell lets bid and won it. So thats yet another game for me to complete over the holidays.
     
  23. Solid Fro

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    I just exited the Vault. It appears I'm not the first to leave 101...

    How come I can't see my face? Did I spend three hours on replicating me gone to waste?
     
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    Anybody heard any word regarding the patch? I'm holding off playing this through till the trophy patch is added (that and i have a few other games to finish anyway)
     
  25. NLxAROSA

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    Did you try quitting to the main menu and reloading your save? That usually fixes the face glitches.

    There is a patch underway, but Bethesda has not announced a releasedate yet.
     
  26. Solid Fro

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    Oh, nothing like that. I meant seeing your face inside the game. In Oblivion, you could see your character in the menu screen. Fallout 3? Don't know.
     
  27. NLxAROSA

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    You can see your face (and change it) at the various hairdressers in the game. :)
     
  28. Solid Fro

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    I don't have much hair to dress up.

    What should I do first in the game? I can't venture too deep into the Wasteland or I'll get slaughtered.
     
  29. NLxAROSA

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    Go to Megaton, do some quests there. :)
     
  30. TigJackson

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    I bought this game last Thursday for my PS3, and I've played it a lot since then. I found out that you can sort of see your face (in game) if you Hold the L2 Button, and Rotate the camera with the R3 Button (right analog stick). It's not like Oblivion, but you can actually see the front of your character in FO3, including his/her face if you fiddle enough with the R3 Button. I don't believe that it is recommended to do this while engaged in combat.:)