How does one handle coming back to the RPG (Fallout 2 for an ex.) after a long time.

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by The_Den_Resident, Apr 21, 2024.

  1. The_Den_Resident

    The_Den_Resident It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jan 26, 2022
    It's been almost two years since I played Fallout 2 with only playing it for about an hour four times between the nearly two years since 2022. I have currently 468 hours in the game, but man I don't know how I did it about two years ago. I came back today and played for three hours giving me 468 hours from the 465 hours I played before.

    (This idea can be applied to any RPG game how do you come back to it after a long time? I mention Fallout 2 for this specific case. But it can be for Fallout 1 as well.)

    But yeah, how do you guys/gals retrace your steps? Do you leave notes behind before stop playing the game for a long time? Do you wing it? Or is your memory awesome that you recall everything you did last?

    I did remember a couple of my goals.
    - Get as many companions as I can into the Bishops casino upper floor. Done! ✔️
    - Go to SanFran and do the quests there. Oh no I forgot to get Chip's spleen! Poor Chip r.i.p, =(

    Anyways what do you folks do? When coming back from a long hiatus, do you have a set plan? Following the old one or make a new one because you forgot?

    So how do you handle coming back from a long hiatus?
  2. Aurelius Of Phoenix

    Aurelius Of Phoenix Psued.

    Mar 9, 2018
    I end up restarting, then playing other games, and then the loop repeats until I can't stand doing it anymore so I stare at the game for a second and play something else. This happened to me with the Shadowrun games and Pillars of Eternity. I'll finish them someday.
  3. Iprovidelittlepianos

    Iprovidelittlepianos Vault Senior Citizen

    May 12, 2020
    Usually I start a new save while keeping the old one, telling myself I’ll come back to it eventually. I never do.
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  4. Hawkwing74

    Hawkwing74 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Feb 20, 2024
    This is what I do as well. I was on my fifth Baldur's Gate 3 run before I even finished the game.
  5. Risewild

    Risewild Antediluvian as Feck
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    I just restart. My memory is so bad that I can forget almost everything I did in a game if I don't play it for a week...
  6. PlanHex

    PlanHex Legislative Senator oTO Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Nov 4, 2007
    I am a bit compulsive about only playing one game at a time and finishing it, so this rarely happens, and I would always restart, because if I have put the game down it is likely because I deliberately stopped.
    I can't really recall picking up an old save ever, though I suppose I must have at some point in my life...
    I've finished lots of games and books I didn't like much due to the compulsion to see it through to the end too.
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  7. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    Aug 9, 2017
    I always read through the quest journal- both the started and completed quests to help refresh my memory.

    Classic Fallouts are a bit worse in that regard, only having the goals listed and getting crossed out as they're finished.
  8. Yossarrion

    Yossarrion It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 25, 2022
    I usually playthrough it once or twice a year. So when I go back I just restart