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Poll Results: Fallout 3 or Fallout New Vegas?

 
  • 59% (22)
    Fallout 3!
  • 40% (15)
    Fallout New Vegas!
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post #11 of 24
I find I'm dying way too much in New Vegas, which is kind of pissing me off. ****ing Cazadors.

I feel like Fallout 3 had more freedom for me to do what I wanted.
    
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post #12 of 24
I LOVED both, but FO3 probably, because of location.
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post #13 of 24
F3's storyline was amazing and the character development was right up there as well. Additionally the environment/landscape just felt so much more realistic.
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post #14 of 24
FO:NV so far has impressed me more with the story, characters, and DLC, while Dead Money was glitchy, Dog/God was one of the most amazing characters I've encountered in a game in a long while.

So far, FO:NV has a lot of mods which have sucked me in more, judging by some of the posts, I'm assuming some people aren't really roleplayers, because reloading bullets to me was a AWESOME addition, and Caravan was a fun minigame.

FO:NV also had much more humor, the setting was better IMO, and it's been FAR less buggy than FO3, which I have stopped playing for now.

FO:NV simply feels more to the roots than FO3 did, while FO3 was amazing, I've had far more fun in NV.

I love Liam Neeson, but I never cared about my Dad in FO3, actually, the only character I liked was Charon, the ghoul, and the Brotherhood of Steel seemed really pathetic in FO3.
    
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post #15 of 24
Fallout 3 by like an order of magnitude. The main story was way more involving, it had MUCH better/more creative sidequests (even if there aren't as many), and I really didn't get into any of the extra 'stuff' they added to NV like the crafting. There's always enough of everything ... I really didn't need to make any of my own stuff.

One thing I did like better about FO:NV was the followers and the way they boosted your stats, had some personality, and had their own side-quests ... that was a cool addition.

Also it was cool the way the main story could be branched in a few different directions ... it was too bad though that ultimately I just couldn't bring myself to CARE about the overall storyline ... like, at all.

So much so that I never even finished it ... I did the mission to save the President from being assassinated, and after that for some reason I just stopped caring and stopped playing.

Which brings me to the biggest problem w/FO:NV: (imho) it completely lost the emotional component that FO3 had. Although I could see some folks liking this setup, I really couldn't get into ME in FO:NV. I was just this totally unknown, faceless wanderer, with no backstory, no family, no clan, no friends, no ties to anything or anyone. As such, I just didn't CARE about the game or what happened to anyone or anything in it, including my own character.

Although a lot of us complained at the time that storyline was weak in FO3 (it def. got better w/Broken Steel addition though IMHO), in retrospect in actually pretty great in the sense that it sucked you in and made you want to keep going to see how it'd all play out. In FO3, cheesy as it might have been in some ways, you weren't just some nobody, and more importantly, you were on a MISSION.

And the way it played out, you came to care about your dad, his life's work, Three Dawg and his 'good fight', the Brotherhood ... FO3 made you feel like YOU mattered, and that the fate of DC and it's inhabitants mattered.

The great games (Half Life 2 and Prey make for great examples of this) make you feel like you're on a mission, and the fate of EVERYTHING depends on your success.

New Vegas ... it could've been nuked for all I cared, along with my character.

I was disappoint.
    
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post #16 of 24
F3 was better when it came to making you feel like a part of the story and the world. NV felt more like you were on the sidelines of some grand scheme that you were simply assisting with.
also, bethesda should fire obsidian for their incredible lack of support it seems. For instance, with F3 we got DLC/expansion one right after the other, with NV we have recieved one so far with the next one a simple whisper on the wind. Also patches have been few and far between often causing you to get stuck in the game or simply loose an entire save because of a bug that took obsidian way too long to fix.
Sure, NV gave you more customizations, but it also took away a lot of the more hardcore elements of the gear that F3 seemed to have....almost like what happened between morrowind and oblivion (not as badly of course).

overall the world was much better in F3, i felt like there was more to see and there were exponentially more minor details.

F3 all the way. NV is great, and i love the game but it didnt leave me feeling like F3 did.
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post #17 of 24
If we're comparing basic FO3 to New Vegas, then NV takes it easy. I enjoyed how there wasn't a clear cut good or evil. You have more say in what goes on at the end of the game than you did in FO3.

I did like the FO3 environment better though.
post #18 of 24
One's more stable, one has better writing.


It's a tossup. 50/50. Perfect tie.
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post #19 of 24
Fallout 3 wins easily, It was fresh & New! New Vegas just feels really dull to me, but i still play Fallout 3 almost every day on my PC and 360. I Just love it so much also i have the achievements on both consoles. I have explored every nook & cranny, But i still start new games all the time just because i love it so.
post #20 of 24
Still play FO3 every night, haven't played NV for 2 months... decision is easy..
The main thing that let me down with NV is that nearly half of the map is unused! Surely they could have added afew more towns. Now on the other hand the weapons in NV are miles better, the anti material rifle.. wow, I love that thing! But yeah weapons aren't enough to keep me playing a game. FO3 is still my favourite game, and probably will be for a long time.
 
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