Fallout 3 reviews round-up #11

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Per, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Air Rifle

    Air Rifle First time out of the vault

    20
    Oct 28, 2008
    20 hours in, I feel confident in saying this is a better game than Fallout 2. All of the weird, niggling animation problems, occasional strange NPC behavior, etc. that are distracting at the outset seem really minor once you grasp the scope of the game and become properly engrossed in it. I can understand reviews spending a lot of space detailing issues and then go on to give it a 10/10. I mean, yeah there are problems, but the overall game's good enough that I stop noticing or even caring about them.

    If you're just putting around Megaton and you're unimpressed, give it some time. The game seems to get better the deeper you go in.
     
  2. lewis

    lewis It Wandered In From the Wastes

    100
    Oct 3, 2008
    OMG OMG i can see it coming, this game its going to suck gentlemen hahahahahahahahahahahaha, today the kids dont care about choises and consecuenses just explosive action.
     
  3. Zeld

    Zeld First time out of the vault

    65
    Jul 31, 2008
    You know, makes you kind laugh.

    I mean, we were worried about things like mini nuke and rock-it-launcer + teddybears.

    Tip of the iceberg.
     
  4. Seikima

    Seikima First time out of the vault

    1
    Nov 1, 2008
    This just set off so many alarms I couldn't think straight, and was forced to register just to respond. :P (I'm a long time lurker, but first time poster.)

    Admittedly, the FO name does make it harder to judge the game on its own merit. But beyond that you're 100% wrong here.

    EDIT: Ok, you're probably also not wrong about the success and GOTY part.

    Have you read any of the discussions with Beth about their goals with this game or their reason for naming it FO3? They've reiterated time and time again that FO1 was their model. And every time they're asked why they chose to name it as a numbered entry in the series (as opposed to "Fallout: Who's Your Daddy?" or WTF ever) they respond that they weren't just trying to use the Fallout world for a spinoff or anything, they wanted to make it an official sequel in the series, NOT just a spiritual successor.

    This is why so many Fallout fans are upset. I've read many people here agree that they wouldn't have such a negative attitude about this game if it were just a spiritual successor. Instead, Beth has brazenly taken it upon themselves to call this game the next entry in the series, though it bears virtually no resemblance to the originals.

    That said, I have not yet played FO3 and won't condemn it without trying it for myself. But, given my hatred for Bethesda after the way they turned TES into a bucket of bile, I really don't want hand my money over to them until I can try the game and find out if it's even worth playing.
     
  5. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    No way is it better than Fallout 2, the story is crap, the writing is crap, the world feels overpopulated, the fallout atmosphere is not existant (nuclear exploding cars anyone?).....
     
  6. ShatteredJon

    ShatteredJon It Wandered In From the Wastes

    183
    Oct 29, 2008
    Too bad you never know you strike it until your already under water.
     
  7. Air Rifle

    Air Rifle First time out of the vault

    20
    Oct 28, 2008
    The game is more engaging than Fallout 2. It's more atmospheric (oh gasp, EXPLODING CARS vs. cough, excessive lame self-referential humor, cough). I don't think either of the games are Oscar Caliber Screenplay material here, but I find myself infinitely more engrossed in the world of F3.

    Also the idea that the writing in the original games is some sort of untouchable zenith is ridiculous. It was solid, but my fond memories of the games don't stem from those impeccable dialogue trees.
     
  8. ShatteredJon

    ShatteredJon It Wandered In From the Wastes

    183
    Oct 29, 2008
    It's cool and all you like the game, cause in some respects it is likeable. But if Fallout 1 & 2's dialogue is an 8/10 then FO:3 dialuoge is a sad 2/10. Yes, IMO, its a huge downgrade. And as an old school roleplayer, I know dialogue is paramount to making a good roleplaying game.
     
  9. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    What about stupid slap-stick humor vs. that "lame self-referential humor"?*

    And like the only stupid thing in Fallout 3 are the exploding cars.


    *I actually like the humor in Fallout 2, it just didn't fit the game.
     
  10. Josein

    Josein First time out of the vault

    38
    Oct 14, 2004
    Well, for starters, both are different games, aren't they? It's pointless compare both games to see which is "better". The gameplay, for instance is totally different. You could say, at least that you enjoy fallout 3 more and that's ok, I guess.

    As concerning the "better" thing... maybe you just have to wait when you complete the game and want to replay it and how many times to change the way you play.
     
  11. lewis

    lewis It Wandered In From the Wastes

    100
    Oct 3, 2008
    lets call the joker because hes the only one who can understand this game.
     
  12. Degas

    Degas First time out of the vault

    14
    Sep 8, 2008
    Well...

    I did not know that. Thank you for informing me in a calm and orderly way..

    It seems Fallout 2 somewhat bested F3 in this too then. But they could spread the cost of modelling their icons over two games, while there has been only one Beth game yet . And since it compares well to Fallout 1 in that matter, one might argue that it has as many weapons as would be expected of a Fallout sequel.
     
  13. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    Hey man, nothing personal with you.
    I just see too many misinformed people here who suddenly decide Bethesda did a better job based on that misinformation and it pisses me off.