FO3 or FO: NV?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by LoneSpektre, May 6, 2012.

Which 'un?

  1. Fallout 3

  2. Fallout: New Vegas

  1. LoneSpektre

    LoneSpektre First time out of the vault

    May 4, 2012
    For those who enjoy FO3 ( I know a lot of you hate it), which game do you prefer? New Vegas or FO3, and why?
  2. MelonHead

    MelonHead First time out of the vault

    May 6, 2012
    New Vegas

    Can't really explain it
    It just has something that Fallout 3 didn't have
  3. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Can't say I didn't enjoy FO3. It is a fun post-apoc, sandbox exploration game, with some brilliant little details I loved.
    Generally, I think it is a great game, if looked like that. But an awful Fallout game, and a bad RPG.

    FNV, on the other hand, is a great RPG and a brilliant continuation of the series. Better story, dialogues, characters, setting... Simply, everything.

    So FNV for me.
  4. person

    person It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 29, 2011
    I've got to agree with Atomkilla on all fronts. It's the feeling you have as you play that separates them.
  5. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Jul 26, 2003
    Atomkilla does a pretty good job of summing things up. New Vegas, no contest. F3 is a lot of fun, and I might even go so far as to say it provided a great experience at times, but it wasn't a great game overall-- it didn't tell a great story or provide (m)any memorable characters, it didn't have a lot of internal logic, there wasn't much challenge, and it was inconsistent in too many ways to list. F:NV was superior in nearly every aspect.
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    This Thread.
  7. SealyStar

    SealyStar It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 23, 2012
    FONV for sure.

    NV has a larger game world, more-advanced crafting, better (though not perfect) balance, a more-memorable and less-cliched story and cast, and a much better "Fallout" feel to it.

    FO3 has a small game world, "crafting" that was programmed by apes, horrible imbalance, a forgettable and cliched story and cast, and basically feels like it had "Fallout" stuck on as a marketing ploy.
  8. BOS_Warlord

    BOS_Warlord First time out of the vault

    Apr 11, 2012
    New Vegas

    All around better story, enviroment, DLC, interaction, crafting and weapons.

    I do love me some FO3 tho, just NV has engulfed me.
  9. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 30, 2009
    fo3. I mean, you got to walk around ruined DC and mountains and a skyscraper and so many super cool places, but all the places in nv were either bland and boring or unbelievable (the strip? puhhhhlease :roll: )
  10. person

    person It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 29, 2011
    That's true . . . there was a certain campy feeling to New Vegas (that truck filled with nuclear waste leaning over the cliff in Cottonwood Cove . . . the hell?), whereas Fallout 3 took everything pretty seriously. Still, that campy feeling kind of makes me shrug and think, yeah that's Fallout.
  11. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    May 5, 2006
    Well for me it's VN, I liked quite a bit of F3 but not the main plot, the side quests could be a little repetitive but some parts where gold and some of the DC area was prity cool, but Nv owns them all.

    Oh I feel Cottonwood was there for the Diplomatic / not very combative character to take a stab at the Legion. An it's also there for a combative character to dump a load of radiation on to the Legion like they did to the NCR controlled town near by, prity much a radioactive fuck you.
  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    I enjoyed Fallout 3 very briefly, but it was a massive disappointment. Fallout: New Vegas wins easily. It was better than F3 in every way. The decisions you made actually had consequences. F3 did not do that very well. I honestly don't see how anyone can say F3 is better TBH. It really is no contest like many have said. FNV is simply a better game all around. F3 did have a fairly unique setting, that seems to be what many fans of the game liked most about it, but it was pretty bland in comparison to FNV.
  13. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Antediluvian as Feck

    Sep 14, 2009
    I haven't played F3, but surely by now it's been modded to an inch of its life. The modded version can't suck as much as the vanilla version...or is the game beyond salvation?
  14. DevilTakeMe

    DevilTakeMe Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Sep 12, 2011
    I did have some fun in Fallout 3, but it's rather bland and boring for the most part. Only a few locations are actually interesting (and most simply serve as 'dungeons'), and it's just not a well-written story, no matter how miuch

    The best part of the game is the ability to mod it. And the mods for the game are much much more enjoyable than the Vanilla game.
  15. LoneSpektre

    LoneSpektre First time out of the vault

    May 4, 2012
    I've come to the conclusion that I like NV better than 3. That is all.
  16. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    The only nice thing in FO3 are those lasers beams projectiles, but since FNV has them (not only in the same rifles, but also in that badass laser tommy gun), FNV wins hands down, it's not even funny to compare, imo.
  17. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Fallout 3 got boring pretty quickly. I was praying I'd stumble upon the Brotherhood, alas, I did, but that didn't make the game last any longer for me.

    I completed FO3 hoping it'd end fast, and that New Vegas would be by far a more fun game.

    And I got NV straight afterwards. The game's content is extremely fresh and fun to play through (except DLC, two of which I never finished), but I was put off by the same engine, which honestly got on my nerves. I even stopped playing after some time, then resumed, then stopped again...

    Gamebryo can make even a true Fallout seem like trash.
  18. Knight Captain Kerr

    Knight Captain Kerr Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 27, 2011
    I think they are both great games but New Vegas is better.
  19. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Oh no, it's not a Gamebryo's fault! Just look at Civilization IV or Defense grid, for instance. I believe that with a different perspective plus some neat combat system, even Gamebryo-based Fallout could be pretty good.
    Only the engine running inside Todd's head is invalid. :mrgreen:
  20. Carnivàle

    Carnivàle So it goes

    Oct 8, 2011
    Old World Bl... I mean, New Vegas.