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. Oppen

    Oppen FIXT n°1 fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    1. Good point, didn't thought about that. Anyway, you actually said there were raiders nearby, so they shouldn't have a hard time finding nothing, I'd rather just invade the homes and check if there is something I can use. Then, finding Silver is pretty easy for them.
    2. Yeah, I recall the member coming from the Pitt. I'm almost sure DC BoS members tell you they have a closed doors policy. Maybe I'm just confused, like you said, with NV.
    3. Good point. Doesn't say nothing about the raiders:settlements ratio, though.
    4. No, that's not what I try to do (but I do get confused sometimes), but to refute based in common sense, you only need to know what you are trying to refute. And for that, you only need to read it.

    5. I was too lazy to search for the word in english. Since it's not my main language and I do not explain too often how babies come, I didn't remember the word :P
  2. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    Regarding Point 4; that's not really true. If you're addressing everyone like we're the YouTube community, then absolutely, yes. That line is a common cop-out that they use when really it means "I don't actually know, but I'm going to assert this BS as if I do."

    Most, however, DO pay attention and learn/observe, and what they glean from their attentiveness forms an opinion. They have those reasons backing that opinion. Over time, that opinion is reinforced, while its origins become clouded with time. Eventually we assert our opinions without recollecting exactly what facts we had that formed them in the first place.

    Happens. To. Everyone. All. The. Time. Doesn't mean we should disregard what other people say when they have good reason to say it, but don't remember specifically what. Just inquire into the details.
  3. FOvet

    FOvet Wandering the Wastelands

    Aug 26, 2012
    WOW this is a tough one for me. If I HAD to choose one of them, I'd say I like FO3 better, even though admittedly FONV is closer to cannon.

    Why? I like the atmosphere of FO3 better than I do NV. I like being able to explore the wasteland without running into a friggin settlement of people every couple of in-game miles.

    I also like TRUE random encounters. It added a strong sense of danger, knowing you could run into a deatchlaw or Guai at any given moment. I really missed this in FONV, as if I wanted to avoid cazadores and deathclaws, all I had to do was stay out of their respective areas.

    That said, NV boasts superior gameplay. There's the traits system which brings back another element of character creation that was lost with FO3. There are weapon modifications--another element of FO2 that was missing from 3. Iron Sights is HUGE for me, as I'm a sniper at heart, who only uses vats for close range combat. There's the crafting system, a very nice touch to the FO series, and one I wish was present for FO2. Finally, I like the HC mode that NV offers, which FO3 does not.

    That said, I still enjoy the atmosphere and exploration of FO3. That, combined with true RANDOM encounters, gives FO3 the edge for me, though both are really fun games to play. So a message to Bethesda/Obsidion/whoever the effing hell is making FO4: LEARN FROM BOTH FO3 AND FONV! Also, stay true to cannon this time :)
  4. Renegadexss

    Renegadexss It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 26, 2011
    I liked the feel and atmosphere in 3 better but quest/story goes to NV.
  5. Makta

    Makta The DICKtator

    Jul 29, 2010
    Get FWE and it fixes most of those things :P Alltho the crafting is far worse from NV even with the mod.. /shrug I don't think i crafted more than 2 items in my last 3 runs. And there might be iron sight mods out but i havent thought about it untill now.. I guess i'll be swimming in mods by tomorrow >>
  6. flipdarkfuture

    flipdarkfuture First time out of the vault

    Dec 3, 2011
    I own both FO3 and FNV, and I definitely say with certainty that FNV is better.

    The atmosphere is excellent, the weapons are awesome, the perks are top-notch, and its just better in every way than FO3.

    I mean, F03 was fun, but it did get a little boring at times.

    With FNV, and especially with the dlcs, it never gets boring.
  7. CthuluIsSpy

    CthuluIsSpy A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 20, 2011
    Ai, I've finished NV about 5 times, and would still play it for another 5 times.

    I've finish Fo3 once, and tried to play it again. I lost interest shortly after starting.
  8. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 12, 2011
    Well, the poll up top seems a bit one sided, at the moment.
  9. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Why should people vote Fallout 3 if they prefer Fallout New Vegas?
  10. CyBeRdEmOn

    CyBeRdEmOn First time out of the vault

    Sep 29, 2012
    Fallout 3. Not only did introduce me to Fallout (never was a PC gamer, not to mention the originals came out when I was like 6), but it also had the advantage of not taking place in A FUCKING DESERT. I loved the NV DLC, especially OWB & Honest Hearts, and loved the crafting, modding of guns, iron sights (not to mention moar gunz) and basically every improvement they made on Fallout 3, I just didn't like the locale; they should have made Vegas like it is today with warehouses and residental areas instead of all that desert. The urban environment just makes it more evident that the world has gone to hell and I love that.
  11. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    It's always the tiiiiiiiiniest things that shape a person's outlook on something. "I love 80% of B, but I prefer A overall." I always find it curious.

    Besides, that poll won't be "one-sided" until it's 900 to 30. At least then it would appear to have reached "the average audience".
  12. Ziegler629

    Ziegler629 First time out of the vault

    Sep 30, 2012
    I would have to say that New Vegas is better. "Fallout" 3 got me started on the series and I definitely enjoyed it, after all if I didn't I wouldn't have gone looking for 1 and 2. What makes me think New Vegas is better though has to be that it brings the series back west where it belongs and the already mentioned flaws of Fo3.
  13. CyBeRdEmOn

    CyBeRdEmOn First time out of the vault

    Sep 29, 2012
    The series belongs wherever the story is most interesting; be it North, East, West or South. As long as its in the States and the story is good, I honestly don't care where Fallout 4 takes place, but to say it 'belongs' in the West because that's where the first 2 games took place is just absurd.
  14. Ziegler629

    Ziegler629 First time out of the vault

    Sep 30, 2012
    I enjoyed exploring the Capital Wasteland it just felt like the series should have stayed closer to where it began instead of the opposite side of the United States in my opinion. I suppose the story could only stay in the west coast for so long though.
  15. Richwizard

    Richwizard Carbon Dated and Proud

    Jan 18, 2010
    When they set a Fallout game in a different part of the continent, it should have different story and character elements. I like the Brotherhood of Steel as much as the next Falloutphile. But, Fallout 3 should have had people, mutants, and factions that were indigenous to the DC area to make it distinct. I can see the Enclave having a base in DC since they were supposed to be a remnant of the US government/military. But the Brotherhood, super mutants, centaurs, etc. were out of place.

    Fallout 3 was a fun game in it's way, but the events and factions of New Vegas fit the setting much better.
  16. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 12, 2011
    I never said that.
  17. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Okay, misunderstood you then.
  18. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 30, 2009
    Voted for fo3
  19. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    O RLY!?

  20. BigBoss

    BigBoss Your Local Scrub

    Dec 24, 2012
    At first I was going to say New Vegas. But after I read this post I thought about it, and thought to myself "which one did I enjoy more"...

    Fallout 3