PS3 Opinions (and PS3 vs PC version)

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by sentorio, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. sentorio

    sentorio First time out of the vault

    Oct 16, 2008
    I already wrote my first opinions of the game ( ).

    I started to play game in PS3, I'm not quite sure it's because of a bigger screen or not but PS3 looks almost better. PC even with a decent system (dual core 3.0 Ghz, GTS 8800 SLI) you are dropping frames. PS3 seems like 60 FPS all the time, at least I didn't notice any jerking.

    - Lesser GUI settings.

    - Slower loading time

    - Slower save, lack of quicksave

    * Interfaces are quite usefull

    + Lockpicking is so much more fun because controller will feedback you about forcing the lock, so you can actually feel like you are lockpicking :)

    + There is hotkey option where you can quickly switch / use items (didn't notice that in PC even if exists).

    After playing it more than once now vault section is terrible boring to replay so be sure that you save the game just before the vault so you can change all of your settings if you want to play it again.

    Game is OK, it's definately playable however it's lacking the fallout spirit as in tactic and strategy level. Almost all stats seems useless, I don't see a point to increase most of them, to me only usefull skills are :

    - Lockpick
    - Science
    - Repair (for some quests)
    - 3 Guns

    SPECIAL seems even more useless, I'm sure there are modifiers etc. however in the game you don't feel like anything effects anything, Beside of VATS stats.

    VATS is crucial in PS3, I'm a terrible shooter with PS3 controllers so almost all the time I use VATS.

    Overall I think PS3 version is better than PC, it's totally suitable to play from a distance (assuming you got 32"+ screen), so you can just sit back, relax and play the game slowly. Which leads the worst bit of F3 lack of actual action. It's so slow paced so FPS part of the game feels shitty, also it's not turn based so there is no strategy at all beside of running back to a cover.

    Also they didn't implement a cover or lean system either which makes FPS part of the game even worse.

    Bunch of random thougths of mine. Hope it comes usefull for people whom planning to buy PS3 version.

    Don't forget there won't be any DLC in PS3 but I don't think anyone actually bother about this game that much and keep playing this game until a DLC arrive :)
  2. sentorio

    sentorio First time out of the vault

    Oct 16, 2008
    3 stupid bugs in PS3:

    - Crashed (never seen a game crash in PS3 before, rebooted itself)

    - I actually stuck between 2 items, couldn't jump and move I had to load from the previous save.

    - Sometimes you enter to VATS but can not cancel, and if you are out of ammo then you have to load from the previous save !

    edit : Added a new bug
  3. Bal-Sagoth

    Bal-Sagoth Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Nov 1, 2008
    Well lets see PS3 gripes

    1. No exclusive content

    For those that actually care (I personally do not as I will not pay for a few more hours of content that should have already been included in the game). Beth is getting quite the little rep for giving PS3 owners the shaft these days. I think it is cute how the public relations person would not comment on the details of why this is but I am sure we can all agree M$ forked over some serious cash to keep it 360/PC only.

    2. Graphics, honestly and again this coming from me I live with someone who has the PS3 version, on the same HD TV the 360 looks a tad bit better. I say tad and I really mean tad, as in if you did not put them side by side you would probably never notice.

    This from what I can tell once again goes back into the fact Beth decided to focus this as a 360 title and it was more of a "port" to the PS3. The PS3 is notoriously hard to program for and to actually get those "superior" graphics the system is capable of takes a lot more money and effort and clearly Beth was not willing to invest in this.

    The other issues are opinions really, such as the controller preference and what not. All three versions have bugs so yeah.

    Ah yeah that was all mainly 360 vs PS3, it should be said a High* end PC will smoke both of them (as it always does) in the graphics department. Not to mention possible mods.

    If only my alienware had not fried its HD

  4. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    It's also crashed on me as well. In the hundreds of hours of gameplay I've logged on my PS3, FO3 was the first to cause a crash.

    Also, I love the "game freeze" whenever you get an online notification.