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. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 6, 2010
    I would like to add one thing on the topic of:

    Will Fallout 3 have a fanbase of comparable size to the one Fallout 1/2 have now?

    I expect it will be bigger. But I also think that depends on how many Fallout games are released and what the quality is like. Most people would agree that Fallout 2 is better than Fallout 1. Fallout: New Vegas may well be better than Fallout 3. In that case, people may gravitate towards that title. Or Fallout 4, or any future release.

    If Fallout 4 is done in a completely different engine years after Fallout 3, they may have a completely different fan base.

    If Fallout 3/New Vegas are considered similar enough to be the equivalent of what people might consider as Fallout 1/2, then I would expect the fan base/sites to primarily group them together (much like this site does with 1/2).

    Will there be some kind of fan base? Undoubtedly... just looking at Bethesda's other titles, Morrowind and Oblivion, we can see they continue to have a strong following (Morrowind nearing the 10 year mark).
  2. ii_am_Ghost

    ii_am_Ghost First time out of the vault

    Oct 1, 2010
    hi i'm new to no mutants allowed but have been visiting the site many times for information about the game.

    For the pole i said absolutely not because of the story because of it been so easy but because of the sure fun you have playing it. It will be remembered for years to come.
  3. smber2cnma

    smber2cnma First time out of the vault

    Sep 29, 2010
    I voted, of "course it will look at the sales." But I also agree that the people who now claim to 'remember it fondly' are just remembering seeing slow motion exploding body parts and toying with mini-nuke launchers. They will have zero interest in playing the game within 2 years if not already.

    Much as I bought Oblivion...thought it completely broken, cried as it got GOTY awards then enjoyed the game once heavily modded. I'm sure FO3 would be the same...if I cared to look for those mods. FO3 was so bland, I played through once, tried a second time to experience different combat and game choices, got about half way and stopped. How people can enjoy 100's of hours fetching Nuka Cola bottles or magic bobble heads if beyond me. There was and is still great potential for a deep immersive universe in modern Fallout games, but 3 didn't get close. Oblivion was the same though. Why have 2 dozen abandoned/decrepit forts and 0 active ones? Would it not help the empire to atleast rebuild and use a couple of these? So, Bethesda really gives me no hope. But their tool sets are great and the mod community does work magic all its own at times. That's why buying a Bethesda game for Xbox or PS3 is simply idiotic.
  4. John B.

    John B. Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 24, 2010
    A year ago if you had asked me my impressions on fallout three I would have given you a blank stare before with a surprisingly rock living response of "they made a sequel for fallout after tactics?" That being said I did play the game, about four-six months ago with all the expansions, and a few choice mods including cube experimental, and other than the mods I thought the game was extremely lacking, and really, I'm not going to be surprised if it's forgotten after the NV hype dies down.
  5. UnadoptedTrack

    UnadoptedTrack First time out of the vault

    Oct 25, 2010
    I don't care if it's remembered. I just want people to stop insulting it.
  6. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    It's not a person, dude, I'm sure its feelings aren't getting hurt.
  7. Enclave 86

    Enclave 86 First time out of the vault

    Nov 12, 2010
    It really depends where you are coming from, I will always remeber Fallout 3 as the game that introduced me to Fallout, as the game that introduced me to the 50's, got me into collecting Vinyls and made my go to school in a Fedora hat and tie.

    From a gameplay standpoint I like it, I like just walking around, living off the land, hunting animals etc.

    However, when this game was coming out in 2008 I got hooked in it after liking Oblivion so much, I figured I should get some knowledge of the backstory and history so I bought Fallout 2 and I loved Fallout 2, it's my favourite of the series. Then I played Fallout 3, saw the ridiculous Megaton, the lack-luster attempts to make me care for Dad, the silly Vaults like 108, the utter massacre and stupidity of the Enclave (which even after Fallout 2 I loved) and the big, fat question mark of why the hell they, the now retarded super mutants and the Brotherhood were even in it (the BoS weren't in Fallout 2 much but I did a lot of reading on the Vault).

    If I created my own story through it was a lot of fun for me, hundreds of hours.

    I suppose I will remember it as a guilty pleasure, the game which got me into all the 50's music, clothes, design which is an important part of who I am today.
  8. Thomas de Aynesworth

    Thomas de Aynesworth Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 9, 2010
    People will be playing Fallout 1 and 2 long after Fallout 3 has disappeared from the historical record.
  9. lemonold

    lemonold First time out of the vault

    Jul 8, 2010
    Like a cold beer on friday night, the next day you are to hungover to remember anything, all you know is that is was nice at first then it fucked you over.
  10. Empty09

    Empty09 Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 26, 2009
    I'm forced to remember FO3 since I remember it as that game which introduced me to the god among games Fallout 1.
  11. Thomas de Aynesworth

    Thomas de Aynesworth Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 9, 2010
    Sometimes I have nightmares and when I wake up, Fallout 3 is sitting at the end of my bed.

    Until this stops I suppose I will remember it.
  12. Shadow of the Wastes

    Shadow of the Wastes It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 8, 2010
    Before I say this, I should say I like Fallout 3.

    Now that I've invalidated all my opinions here, Fallout 3 is a Bethesda game. They have a good name as a developer (for some good and some bad reasons, they don't make explicitly horrible games but they have some pretty lol-worthy flaws that modders fix and they take credit for "lol awesome game.") and Fallout 3, what it did right and wrong is probably the reason we have New Vegas as it exists, one of my favorite games ever.

    So remembered, yes, at least for a time.
  13. darby70

    darby70 First time out of the vault

    Dec 21, 2010
    Honestly, Don't take this wrong I love fallout 1 and like fallout 2, Bethesda saved the fallout series from extinction. If fallout 3 was not made then Interplay would never try to make a fallout game, they sold the rights, and the fallout series would be forgotten only to be remembered by communities such as this. This would be a sad situation because fallout is a great franchise, heck interplay would never have tried to make FOOL if FO3 hadn't done so well. Fallout would later be revived by some other company 10 years after Interplay closed, and that would likely be unsuccessful due to low fan base. I for one am glad FO3 came and introduced me to FO and, I absolutely loved FO1 because I prefer the "serious" fallout experience not the comedic.
  14. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Honestly, we could have lived without Bethesda saving Fallout from extinction.
    All they saved was a name and some elements from Fallout, and not the spirit on which it was based.

    If ten years from that hypothetical point the franchise was indeed brought back by a company it would perhaps be because it includes fans in its staff who really remembered the old games well and wanted to make something like that, rather than to find a new package that can be wrapped about the Oblivion kind of gameplay.
  15. Ytsejamfish

    Ytsejamfish First time out of the vault

    Nov 18, 2010
    (first of all, sorry if my English is not correct, I'm from Argentina).

    In my case, yes. Fallout 3 is one of my fave games ever. I knew the
    Fallout franchise but never played them, this one was my first.

    I didn't know it was made by Bethesda (I'm a big fan of the Elder Scrolls) and when I first played I was like "OMG this is a sci-fi Oblivion, wtf?". But I really got addicted to it. So, again, yes, I will remember it, because it made me have a great time and lots of fun and introduced me to the Fallout world.

    This being my 2nd post here: great board guys, I have been reading it everyday since I signed up! Keep on the good work!
  16. darby70

    darby70 First time out of the vault

    Dec 21, 2010
    Man you guys love your fallouts, well I guess all of us will have to rely on modders for our Isometric turn based gameplay from now on.
  17. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

    Jan 18, 2011
    Why would it be remembered ?
    Because of mods or ... story ? FPS elements ?
    Anything that other games don't have better in them or mostly the same ?
    Maybe multiplayer .. wait not that .
    Windows LIVE ! - yep that's it . Look at my achievement !

    Now joking aside :
    If there weren't a ton of games better out there then maybe it would be remembered . But Fallout 3 just relies on the cult of games before . And console players . Of course it did revive the series thankfully , but Vegas improved everything there is to it and has more remarks in the game based on original series , Fallout 3 has just some strange "funny" issue .
    I salute anyone who can still listen to Moira and not shoot her in the head .

    And btw Fallout 3 effectively killed game signature NPC , Harold . Either way he's grounded ... may holy napalm rest on his soul now .
  18. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Define "remembered".

    Most fans of the series and those assholes who only like FO3 will remeber it, of course. Some with bitter taste in their mouth, other's with jolly memories of destroying Mothership Zeta.

    But it will certainly be remembered, because it's impact on the series and it's fanbase, whether we like it or not, is major.

    Now, talking about the quality of Fo3 and should it be remembered, is a totally different discussion.
  19. Vik

    Vik It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jan 6, 2011
    I honestly don't think it will be remembered at all 10 years from now. It can be pretty fun, but after new vegas it just pails in comparison. I think if anything, New Vegas will be remembered.
  20. TopUSGun

    TopUSGun First time out of the vault

    Jul 1, 2011
    Considering all the awards and great reviews Fallout 3 got I doubt it.