On people saying that Borderlands and Fallout 3 are the same

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Making her intention explicit with the title of the editorial, Nicole Kline from WarpZoned reminds us why it's dumb to state that Borderlands and Fallout 3 are the same game and why wasteland settings can still be very different. Here's a snip on the latter:<blockquote>There is NOTHING AT ALL similar about these settings. Borderlands is a science fiction game set on an alien planet called Pandora, which is an attraction for treasure hunters looking for the fabled Vault. It’s chock full of colorful locals, alien monsters, and a plethora of loot. Sure, it’s a “wasteland,” and it’s got a lot of stuff made out of trash, but it’s an alien planet that is primarily populated by crazy people. Fallout 3 is an alternate history science fiction setting, in which nuclear war destroyed the Earth back in the 1950s, meaning everything is nostalgic and 50s style. The beginning of the game takes place in a Vault in which survivors have lived for generations, but your character escapes and wanders the surface. The surface is a “wasteland,” yes, and again, it has a lot of stuff made out of trash, but that’s because it’s all the people on the surface have left. The similarities in how it looks really stop there.</blockquote>
  2. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    Oct 13, 2008
    Of course they are different. In Borderlands the combat was fun.
  3. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 23, 2009
    You can't really compare a game that is a first person Diablo and whatever Fallout 3 is.

    Does that mean that F3 is an alternative history to the alternative history? :V
  4. rehevkor

    rehevkor It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 19, 2005
    My favourite is "pseudo-alt-history science fiction"
  5. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Yeah. Well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
    I had to at least use tactics every once in a while in F3 and F:NV. Borderlands, you just had to be decent at getting headshots(I think Mordecai was unbalanced, though, with those buckshot revolvers).
  6. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    Oct 13, 2008

    I liked the combat in NV more than Fallout for some reason but the melee fights were still pretty reminiscent of Team America
  7. MACtic

    MACtic First time out of the vault

    Nov 1, 2006
    Yup pretty much the same games alright.
  8. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    I would like to remind you all that game exploits is not considered tactics. In Fallout 3, you have no tactics.
  9. MurkyShadow

    MurkyShadow Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 15, 2004
    Indeed. Any maybe Borderlands doesn't try to be something it isn't.
    Another difference for me would be, I liked Borderlands. And the
    last shooter I liked may have been Duke Nukem 3D. :?
  10. Relentless666

    Relentless666 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 23, 2008
    Borderlands and Oblivion are not the same, which means Borderlands and Fallout 3 are not the same. Case solved!
  11. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Thanks for clearing that up Nicole Kline, I don't think I would have ever figured that out without your guidance.
  12. Kerr-Plomb

    Kerr-Plomb It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jan 1, 2009
    The thing that connects both the most are the bad shooting mechanics, both simply feel somewhat sluggish.

    But then again for a quaker everything feels sluggish.
  13. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 10, 2011
    Nah, they're not anything alike. Borderlands was actually fun.
  14. dev

    dev Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 25, 2004
    its a same never-ending story like between "call of duty" & "battlefield", "quake" & "unreal tournament", "cola" & "pepsi" etc. etc., so im quit.
  15. RRBM

    RRBM First time out of the vault

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pepsi is clearly the superior beverage.
  16. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008

  17. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hey pictures from the cola wars.
    Many lives were lost during that struggle.
  18. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    Coke seems to have the upper hand, which is all fine and dandy, I don't wanna live under Pepsi's oppressive rule. Coca-Cola, FUCK YEAH!
  19. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    I dunno man, looks to me like Pepsi have made an alliance with Doritos! Now that's a deadly flavour!

    Coca-Cola seems to be taking casualties too!
  20. brfritos

    brfritos Humma Kavulaaaaaaa

    Sep 8, 2009
    Very funny ... :clap:

    As for the article:
    What a difference, hun?

    The real problem is they are the same shit, is all about loot, loot, loot and who shots first, wins.
    Your attributes and build don't matter too high when a game is like this.

    Therefore, the same game. :roll: