Name reasons you thought Fallout 3 was better than New Vegas

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by Sn1p3r187, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    IIRC didn't Fallout 3 have separate skills for guns and bigger guns? I kinda like that approach, I imagine training with big weapons would be quite different from ordinary firearms.
     
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  2. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    Well, so did the originals haha. It was a good idea a bit let down by the smaller arsenal.
     
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  3. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    Honestly this fixes everything.
     
  4. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    Removing most markers is one of Breath Of The Wild's best traits, really. Then again that's kind of a way to avoid having to come up with 200 different names for "Boko camp"/"Bunch of Ruins".
     
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  5. SquiglyContiello

    SquiglyContiello It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jan 3, 2018
    The Markers is what seperates a glorified check list and a truly immersive world.


    It still doesnt make Bethesda games good though.
     
  6. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Mildly Dipped

    Dec 6, 2016
    Not a easy job balance everything perfectly.
     
  7. Risewild

    Risewild Half-way Through My Half-life
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    Erm... Right outside of New Vegas walls you have Freeside, you have the Crimson Caravan compound, you have the Followers medical clinic, you have the Thorn, you have the Gun Runners compound and store, you have Camp McCarran, you have the Fiends, you have the NCR sharecropper farms, you have Westside, etc.
    If that is not lively, I don't know what is.
     
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  8. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    Well of course, I'm just saying it has its setbacks and flaws still. And some vey goddamn big ones. There still are details in the map added when you discover them, mainly justa rea names. Which is a pain in the ass to examine unless you set pins and remember your logic.

    Not much for one of the few active cores of the whole Wasteland, but I'm rather just meaning how static that place feels. The Gun Runners are just a robot behind a desk and some whatshisface NPC, McCarran are only really moving in the inside, the sharecropper farms I used for a prime example of empty areas and the Fiends are a bit further away. I should have maybe rather have specified of the East side, which is wehrre you'll be coming from if you followed the normal path AKA most people's first impression.
     
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  9. Daniel The NCR Veteran

    Daniel The NCR Veteran I'm NCR and Proud.

    Apr 9, 2018
    You have a point, but can you really blame the same people who got given 15 months to do a game, and also having to do the game for both console and PC? Let's not forget about the whole "being given an outdated Fallout 3 build" and the fact that Obsidian wasn't exactly a company with a lot of money on their hands. I know you're talking about now, what NV is because you can't change what it is now. But be aware that this isn't what the devs had on their minds.
     
  10. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    I'm perfectly aware. But there's a point where you have separate developer intentions and the final product, and I'm solely talking about the latter.
     
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  11. The Man From Nowhere

    The Man From Nowhere First time out of the vault

    Oct 28, 2017
    I will say I liked how Fallout 3 started the trend of letting you set up an official shop, or rather a home of sorts, to also decorate as your character see's fit (whether you wanted a pre-war theme, brothel theme, science lab theme, raider theme, etc.) depending on your characters style. Just an "official" room or home to stay it. A home base of sorts that was somewhat acknowledged to be yours by the outside.

    Never cared much for settlement building, at all, but I do love the personal space Fallout 3 and New Vegas allowed with either Megaton, Ten Penny Tower, Novac, etc. or even the Lucky 38 or some of The Strip Casinos.


    Though I'd have liked to changed the interior of the rooms I had in New Vegas, depending on which character I was playing.
     
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  12. Daniel The NCR Veteran

    Daniel The NCR Veteran I'm NCR and Proud.

    Apr 9, 2018
    Yup, I understand. Who knows how many things Bethesda themselves said "Change" or "Remove" to and we don't know yet, eh?
     
  13. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    For sure. One of my favorite things to do in Fallout 3 and New Vegas is bring back all the unique items in the game back to my house for display.
     
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  14. The Man From Nowhere

    The Man From Nowhere First time out of the vault

    Oct 28, 2017
    I love and want the ability to create my own player home just not sprawling cities n shit like that.

    Always felt I needed a place to hang my hat and take a rest between my adventures.
     
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  15. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    Really all they needed to do was code it so that when you cleared a location, the containers became safe to store things in. Then you could use whatever location you wanted as a player house.
     
  16. Daniel The NCR Veteran

    Daniel The NCR Veteran I'm NCR and Proud.

    Apr 9, 2018
    Would be cool, especially if you want to roleplay as someone who's self-sufficient and has stashes everywhere. Sort of like a base-game Dean Domino
     
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  17. Snark567

    Snark567 First time out of the vault

    Apr 11, 2018
    I loved the warm desert vibe and colorful city in Fallout 3
     
  18. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    Yeah, that would open up new strategies too, which adds more depth to the core gameplay. Truly a missed opportunity.
     
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  19. Arnust

    Arnust Maybe you've seen it, maybe, in a dream...

    Feb 2, 2016
    Player Homes are cool but honestly, modded ones have all the QoL and features you'd like. Like "dump all X type items" functions, crafting benches not a short walk away from each other and best of all: Zork on the terminal. My favourite was either the Sink from the OWB dlc or the Caves Of Primm included player home.

    If only gamebryo had it so you could comfortably place and balance weapons on the best display position instead of awkwardly dropping them around and praying for them to stay uprgight, that is if they don't despawn or glitch through the geometry.
     
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  20. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    Come on dude, that's like the best minigame in Fallout.