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If you like feeling like you know your character's full life from the very beginning, get it. You literally start from birth. You can also play after you beat the main quest, which isn't true in New Vegas.

As far as opinionated things go, I like the textures in Fallout 3 more than NV. Some of NV's textures look like they were just plucked right out of TES3. The reputation system is an interesting feature, but I don't find it necessary. The radio stations in FO3 are far more appealing than in NV as well.

So, if you loved New Vegas or if you just want to try the Fallout universe out again with a slightly different flavor.
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If you like feeling like you know your character's full life from the very beginning, get it. You literally start from birth. You can also play after you beat the main quest, which isn't true in New Vegas.

As far as opinionated things go, I like the textures in Fallout 3 more than NV. Some of NV's textures look like they were just plucked right out of TES3. The reputation system is an interesting feature, but I don't find it necessary. The radio stations in FO3 are far more appealing than in NV as well.

So, if you loved New Vegas or if you just want to try the Fallout universe out again with a slightly different flavor.

That is if you have Broken Steel or Anchorage (can't remember) DLC installed. If it's "just" Fallout 3 installed then it'll end.
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The textures in both games are meh at best. You're better off getting a mod for that. As for the ending, Obsidian thought it best to end the game so the ending could have wide-reaching changes and not disappoint the player when they respawn and nothing's different. There are, however, mods to fix that if you wish that to be fixed.

For me, having improved FPS controls and a miles better reputation system keep me from starting Fallout 3 anymore.

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That is if you have Broken Steel or Anchorage (can't remember) DLC installed. If it's "just" Fallout 3 installed then it'll end.
Broken Steel.
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High texture mod looks nice. Believe it pushes your vid card a lot more so might want to research that.
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Harddrive more than vid card unless you go bonkers with the 4096x4096 textures.
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Hi everyone,

So there is currently a major steam sale, and I'm determining whether it's worth it to get Fallout 3 GOTY or not. I already own Fallout NV, and people have told me that it's basically an update of F3 (new weapons, iron sight, reputation + karma, etc.). So is it worth it, or should I try another game?
Did you like NV? If you did then definitely buy Fallout 3 GOTY. It has all the DLC, is the same game essentially expect you perk every level, which is cool, expect you do become over powered.

I bought it, its worth $20 for sure.
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FO3 > NV

Im a HUGE Fallout fan since the original! and FO3 was the best, Vegas' story was a major let down, the rep feature was disapointing also.

Fallout 3 was by far the better game overall - the quests the characters just everything.

I'd say go and grab FO3 and play through it you wont regret it!
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FO3 > NV

Im a HUGE Fallout fan since the original! and FO3 was the best, Vegas' story was a major let down, the rep feature was disapointing also.

Fallout 3 was by far the better game overall - the quests the characters just everything.

I'd say go and grab FO3 and play through it you wont regret it!
I agree ... I much preferred FO3 to NV. The only thing better about NV in my book is that you have a lot more control over the outcome, it's a more 'branched' main story which is pretty cool. However, there's WAY more creativity to the side quests in FO3, whereas NV just had mostly Fed-Ex sidequests.

Mostly I ended up 'caring' a lot more about what was going on in the game world in FO3. NV I feel like I have to try to make myself care ... I've been playing for a couple months now, still haven't finished. Eventually I will, but ... meh ... it's just hard to give a crap about the fate of Hoover Dam.

Brotherhood of Steel and Point Lookout are really good DLC's as well The Pitt is decent, but the other two (Anchorage and esp. Zeta) are kinda boring.
    
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FO3 story has a bigger "picture" to it. NV is just about getting revenge. Still enjoying more so the characters I meet than the actual story line.
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