Will Fallout 3 be remembered?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by Tagaziel, Nov 18, 2008.

Will Fallout 3 be remembered in 10 years' time?

  1. Absolutely. It will leave a lasting impression.

  2. Yes, it's a great game.

  3. Propably, yes. Look at the sales numbers.

  4. Maybe. I don't really know.

  5. Rather not, it's a mediocre game that's fun, but forgettable.

  6. No, the gamers will grow up and it will be forgotten.

  7. What, Fallout 3 exists?

  8. Yes but for the wrong reasons.

  1. squinty

    squinty First time out of the vault

    Sep 2, 2008
    I think that people (new and old) need to remember that this is a FALLOUT fan site. Thats all things fallout including 3 which is is apparent that many people are uncomfortable with. After many replays I can't say that it lived up to my expectations but there were many enjoyable moments. There are a group of people who will trash this game no matter what and put spin on anything related with a view to present it in a bad light. There are others that will not hear a thing said against it. I cannot believe that these two extreme points of view are accurate. I know that people feel safer when they belong to groups but perhaps its time everybody grew up and discussed the game in a balanced manner instead. Still where would the fun be in that :lol:
  2. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Yup. EXACTLY.
  3. Canaris

    Canaris First time out of the vault

    Mar 29, 2009
    Fallout 3 will be remebered AS A EPIC FAIL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Morgus

    Morgus First time out of the vault

    Apr 17, 2009
    It'll be remembered, like Super Mario Brothers on the NES is remembered today. Well, maybe not SMB. More like...maybe Zelda? I dunno. It's pretty great, but not the BEST EVAR.
  5. superstartran

    superstartran First time out of the vault

    Oct 30, 2008
    The truth is Fallout 3 isn't Fallout 1 or Fallout 2, and many of the diehard fans here are fairly angry about it. Couple with the fact that Bethesda did it's normal routine of trying to make too epic of a game, they lost focus and made a pretty good game, but not an excellent one.

    When you have played as many quality games as a hardcore gamer since the 70s, you're a bit more critical about the games you play. Yes, Fallout 3 does not live up to the hype. However, that's not to say it's a terrible game. Compared to what has been recently release for the past 2-3 years or so, Fallout 3 is actually an excellent game. Yes, the writing sucks, yes there are bugs and terrible script writing. It could have been alot worse though.

    As a computer programmer for the past 15 years or so, I can tell you right now that Fallout 3 was no easy feat. Yes, Bethesda did use the same engine, however it was very obvious that they made heavy modifications to it, and there was alot of work done. Shit hits the fan; it happens. Crap happens, and in a game that is so vast as FO3 is, it's very hard to to catch all of the bugs/glitches/etc. I really wish people would get off this dead horse already. Yes, Todd is an idiot. Yes, they could have done better. However, I'd love to see anyone here even attempt to make something remotely similar to FO3.

    That being said, I am not defending FO3 like it's the next coming of Jesus. It's not. It's not an excellent game compared to FO1 or FO2. It's simply above average. However, it's hard to compare a modern game to a classic masterpiece. Comparing FO3 to it's modern peers however, and it looks pretty damn good in comparison.

    Edit : On a side note, I would like to add that even though Bethesda pretty much did fail at making a Fallout game, they did succeed at giving us a modern engine that can be easily modified, so that Fallout fans can make their own Fallout game, in their own vision. After playing FO1/FO2 and a great amount of mods, I think it was time for a new engine to use. Sure; the engine isn't perfect, but it is highly versatile and powerful (Just look at some Oblivion mods to see the evidence).
  6. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

    Sep 25, 2008
    Noob gamers will eat it up, Fallout fans hate it. I'm not sure if the nublets will remember it, but we certainly will.
  7. freduardo

    freduardo First time out of the vault

    Nov 12, 2008
    Yes, I think it will be remembered. Say what you will about Fallout 1 and 2's style, content, freedom, etc. For me, the bottom line is that I did not like playing either game, got bored and did something else. I preferred Wasteland.

    Fallout 3 on the other hand, for all its faults, is a blast to play and a great game provided you do not get stuck deciding that it 'fails to live up to' the promise of a sequel. Sure, it's not a sequel to Fallout 1 and 2, and I'm glad for that. It's its own game that happens to be based on an earlier franchise. And thereby, simply because it will be 'that f-ing fun game I played 10 years ago and that took months and months of my time and I still enjoy playing from time to time' I think it will be remembered.
  8. randy Mc rupp


    May 6, 2007
    I will be remembered but unfortunately for the wrong reasons.

    I wish I could remember it, because of the fun I had playing. But instead I will remember it for being the definitive proof that the era of good PC games is finally gone. And console kiddies have finally taken over the market.
  9. coliphorbs

    coliphorbs Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 2, 2008
    Fallout 3 will be remembered - for better or for worse. But it is the title that will be remembered.

    The game itself.. well, it's pretty forgettable. It's "big fans" will move on to the next platform, TES5 or FO4, because that's all there is to it, really -- a platform for mods in a generic sandbox game (the standard Bethesda formula, if you will). The experience itself - the quests, the story, whatever - they won't reach a cult status as Ultima, Deus Ex, Fallout, etc, have by virtue of providing a great experience.
  10. NFSreloaded

    NFSreloaded Still Mildly Glowing

    May 5, 2009
    I voted Propably, yes. Look at the sales numbers, although I wish the answer was Fuck no, crappy games deserve to be forgotten.

    Ah well, I hope that New Vegas becomes a worthy 3rd part.

    There is already a third part? Get out of here! :falloutonline:
  11. lasix9

    lasix9 First time out of the vault

    May 29, 2009
    As everyone has already stated, yes and no.

    I agree with those that subscribe to the idea that there is a massive gap in the gaming generation. I still remember the original NES. Most mainstream gamers can't say that.

    In terms of fallout 3, I'd have to say I've already forgotten about it. Sadly, like many, I had high hopes.

    It really scares me how little game designers put into something, and the masses eat it up like candy. I understand we all have our preferences in games.

    But really... Fallout 3 was (and still is) an absolute failure in my opinion. Did Bethesda really believe they could actually sway the original Fallout fans by jamming Oblivion up the proverbial ass of the series? Please.

    As I said, already forgotten. I think people like those on the boards will forget about it.

    However, the traditional mainstream gamer will remember it, but to what extent? What will they remember? Fallout, or the Oblivion engine?
  12. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    I started playing games in 90's and I'm critical about the games I play. I'm not a hardcore-nerd-gamer (as some people describe them), just someone who enjoyes quality games/movies/food. So when I see "Fallout" name on the cover, I expect it to be "Fallout" game, not something else!

    I'm also not a oracle, so I can't say if this POS called Fallout 3 will be remembered.
  13. wexer9

    wexer9 First time out of the vault

    Jul 17, 2009
    I chose "Absolutely. It will leave a lasting impression."

    Why? Because I am new to the Fallout series. I am playing Fallout 3 first, and I am coming at it from an RPG/FPS lover's perspective.

    I also played Oblivion, which I loved.

    I enjoy Fallout 3's graphics, fun weapons, and varied quests. I did find the story a bit weak, though, and I missed the guild-type structured quest-lines from Oblivion.

    Unlike most of the posters here, it seems, I didn't grow up with Fallout 1 and 2, so I have nothing to compare Fallout 3 to. I can't criticize it for its deviation form the Fallout world described by the first and second games.

    While I'm sure many of these people would simply describe Fallout 3 as a dumbing down of the Fallout series for a more mainstream audience, which to some extent it is, I still find it to be a brilliant and refreshing game.
  14. F.E.V.DippedDoofus

    F.E.V.DippedDoofus First time out of the vault

    Jun 2, 2009

    Anyways, I voted for the sales numbers, sadly if you over market the hell out of a product, it seems to be the next best thing to sliced bread these days, Sham-Wow anyone?
  15. wexer9

    wexer9 First time out of the vault

    Jul 17, 2009
    Thanks for the correction. The black background doesn't contrast well with Firefox's spell checker.

    So what's your actual feeling about Fallout 3? A mediocre game that was over-hyped and over-marketed?
  16. Ranich

    Ranich First time out of the vault

    Jul 18, 2009
    It will definitely be remembered, from countless awards, the number of sales.
  17. comscar

    comscar It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 8, 2009
    It will probably be remembered. Once it becomes forgotton, bethesda will release some shitty DLC, or announce a sequel to keep it alive.

    But what is worth remembering in this game? Everything that is done in it has been done before, and even better.

    I really want it to be forgotton. I wish i could forget it right now.
  18. WolfWitness

    WolfWitness First time out of the vault

    Jul 20, 2009
    Probably, yes. But not just because of the sales but for the notoriety and the negative conflict it caused among fans. And maybe those awards it got.

    Though I agree that FO3 will probably end up as Tactics around here once the next Fallout game comes out. Fairly remembered, but the first two FO's will always overshadow it. Just like Jagged Alliance fans are to JA2: Unfinished Business.

    I myself find FO3 pretty good, I exactly love it but it does deserve credit of being pretty fun and interesting especially for those folk who never played the originals. Still, I'll probably be more likely to be playing the next new mod of FO2 or Jagged Alliance 2 than a FO3 one.

    So overall, it'll be remembered as a great game for the new gaming generation that's not exactly tweaked to suit older fans.
    Though I think it wouldn't be as bad if Beth use a subtitle instead of "3"
  19. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    Yes, it will be remembered. There's always going to be someone who will remember something. I still remember SkyRoads.

    Many people bought, played, and enjoyed Fallout 3, myself being one of them. It's a fun game, and decent. Is it as good as the original Fallout? No.

    And let's tell it like it is: a majority of the gaming community today didn't really know what Fallout was until Fallout 3. But, thats probably because they are from a different generation of gamers.

    Will Fallout 3 be remembered 5 years from now? Yes. 10 years? Yes. 15? Probably. 100? Who knows, with teh interwebs, this sort of information will be around. When it comes to a century from now, I'm sure it will just be mentioned in some gaming history information database. Hell, who knows if video games will be around a 100 years from now. :lol:
  20. BeigeFury

    BeigeFury First time out of the vault

    Apr 7, 2009
    Fallout 3 is like being a massive metal fan, and getting an Atomic Kitten album for Christmas.

    Like being a cocaine addict and being given sherbet.

    Like being a straight man and paying a hooker who later turns out to be a transvestite.

    I will remember it, I will remember it as the biggest disappointment of 2008.