Have you replayed Fallout 3 yet? How was it?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by lmao, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. RRBM

    RRBM First time out of the vault

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    Jul 28, 2011
    I reinstalled it last week in anticipation for Lonesome Road. It was alright.

    I managed to avoid the main quest almost entirely, instead focusing on roaming the Wasteland, looking for bobbleheads and the Victory Rifle.

    Damn thing(s) were hard to find.
     
  2. Richwizard

    Richwizard Stoopid Wun Kenobi Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    Finishing up the second full playthrough. The beginning is cool, in a "Dorothy, your not in the vault anymore" kind of way. Moira and her quest is entertaining. However, I found FO3 fairly light on quests the second time around. There's not enough of them and I run out of stuff to do. After finishing the main quest and Broken Steel, I've been trying quest mods to enhance the game. I highly recommend "Vault 101 Revisited".
     
  3. agiel7

    agiel7 First time out of the vault

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    Oct 3, 2010
    I replayed it twice in the time between its release and New Vegas, and at this point, I'm not sure if I can go back to Fallout 3, even with all the mods.

    I'm not going to lie, I had an alright time with Fallout 3 even with the lazily done story (I don't think Bethesda has bad writers, they just can't write something that isn't "theirs"). So far as RPG sequels that are completely rage-inducing because of the drop in quality and the change in mechanics go, Dragon Age 2 was the one that really made me angry.
     
  4. sulas

    sulas First time out of the vault

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    Sep 5, 2011
    I just did replay it just to be able to make a fair comparison with the prequels. The details are in my signature.

    It's a bit long so to summarize; I did not enjoy it any better than my first play.
     
  5. Ben

    Ben Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 6, 2011
    On #3, the Neutral playthrough
     
  6. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Sep 3, 2010
    Played through it twice, the last time with the Broken Steel DLC.

    Not going to lie I enjoyed it, the vanilla story was meh and rather contrived, but the DLCs were kinda interesting.
     
  7. RyanKelly1112

    RyanKelly1112 First time out of the vault

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    Mar 22, 2012
    i recently started playing fallout 3 again with all the add on's and i must say i think it's far better than new vegas although new vegas is amazing fallout 3 is by far in the top rpg's in the world it's just brilliant how much stuff is in the game and what you can do and where you can go its great and a game really worth buying and playing because i sit playing for hours when i have time
    -Great Game
     
  8. Sabriana

    Sabriana First time out of the vault

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    Sep 1, 2009
    Well, I got the game for 10 euros (~ 15 $) with all the DLC included, and it was kind of fun to roam around a superhero sandbox for a while. Especially for that price.

    I played it once as a good girl, and another time as a ... well, not such a good girl. Not much difference, sadly. I'll try some mods for another play-trough, thanks for the suggestions.

    I lived in the DC area for about 5 years during my uni-student time, and it was kind of heart-wrenching to see the Georgetown area so devastated.

    I went in knowing that it wasn't a RPG in the way I like my RPG's (Choices and Consequences, total control of my PC, etc), so it wasn't a surprise that I was railroaded so often.

    Combat was extremely odd, my PC was utterly overpowered at later stages, she simply was unbeatable, which was a bit amusing. The companions where a joke, and once I treated it like that, it was fairly amusing.

    For the price I paid, it amused me for a few rainy days, and that's fine. If only the name wasn't "Fallout 3". It has little to with the games I absolutely loved.

    And yes, I do prefer Fallout 2 over Fallout 1. Renegade I am.
     
  9. Madbringer

    Madbringer What is it that crawls behind the glass? Orderite

    Apr 9, 2004
    I don't think there's anything wrong with that. I prefer Fallout 2 over 1 as well, though, so i might be biased. Fallout 1 always felt too short and compressed for me, 2 made up for that, although at the price of silly shit and unnecessary corniness. I know lots of people resent it for that, but the good outweighted the bad for me, personally.
     
  10. BLOODYo

    BLOODYo First time out of the vault

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    Mar 16, 2012
    I have played Fallout 3 Twice once with Vanilla, once with DLC's which I'm still doing. It's fun (I've only had the Vanilla for 2 Months) though you get VERY over-powered through doing only 2 things.
    1. Get Winterized Power Armor
    2. Get Autoaxe
     
  11. tennishero

    tennishero First time out of the vault

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    Apr 15, 2012
    excellent art design- better art design than new vegas

    sh!t story- really really bad-

    skyrim was a big jump forward for bethesda
     
  12. LoneSpektre

    LoneSpektre First time out of the vault

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    May 4, 2012
    Playing FO3 for my 5th playthrough. Enjoying every minute of it.
     
  13. CaveJohnson

    CaveJohnson First time out of the vault

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    May 16, 2012
    I still play it to this day, and I wish I could say the same for NV but it was so plagued by bugs I just couldn't.

    I can still explore locations I've been to in FO3 a dozen times and love it, I probably have 500+ hours in the game by now.
     
  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Wait, so yo usya you don't like New Vegas because it had bugs... but you like FO3, that was full of bugs?
     
  15. CaveJohnson

    CaveJohnson First time out of the vault

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    May 16, 2012
    I had no bugs in FO3, other than very minor aesthetic ones. The only issues I had were when I downloaded the DLC, Point Lookout got sluggish at times.

    NV was literally unplayable for me, it locked up constantly.
     
  16. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 12, 2011
    Which platform did you play the games on, Cave Johnson?
     
  17. Flick

    Flick It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 23, 2007
    I have to say it was either the Ps3 or X box. New vegas is a bug ridden mess on them but I still love New vegas more then any game I have played recently. Its not obsidian's fault since they had to use an horrible engine they had no idea how to use. I must say even know I hate the story of Fallout 3 but I do enjoy the atmosphere more and the exploring is better since most areas in New vegas are just dull outside of cities. I just avoid most of the Fallout 3 missions and explore the world, enjoying murdering everything that gets in my way.
     
  18. CaveJohnson

    CaveJohnson First time out of the vault

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    May 16, 2012
    It was on the 360, yes.

    I felt the same way, but Obsidian has been on my shit-list since KOTOR2, although their fans will defend them on that and say it wasn't their fault either, they haven't had a solid track record.

    NV improved on FO3 with the companions, weapons, ammo crafting and things of that nature. I can see how people like the writing and larger amount of paths to take better, but none compelled me.

    I just felt more invested in FO3, I beat NV one time (going with Yes Man and myself) and never cared enough to try it any other way.
     
  19. BFox17

    BFox17 Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 20, 2012
    Playing it again, almost finished with it.
    Well it's a good game, even with its bad story.

    I have to say though, I absolutely despise Operation Anchorage, never before have I been so bored playing a game in my entire life!
    Pitt was quite good, had a story, felt quite rewarding, but glitchy as hell. Point Lookout felt dry in my opinion, just a lot of walking across marshland and doing pretty boring quests to help that ghoul guy. Broken Steel I felt just extended the story and had no real plot, siimply go defeat the big baddies, probably made by Bethesda to answer the call of gamers who felt annoyed that their character had to die at the end. And I hated Zeta as well.

    I can't wait to start New Vegas though, that was my favorite of the entire series :)
     
  20. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I actually appreciated Operation Anchorage - even though it was linear and had a lot of limitations at moment because of the engine, it unfolded pretty well and gave us a piece of pre-War history in an interesting way. Also, if I recall correctly, the writing was a lot better than in the vanilla game.
    It wasn't perfect, of course, and had some dumb moments, but looking back at it, it is probably the best Fallout 3 DLC in my opinion.