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. RogerMaxson37

    RogerMaxson37 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 9, 2011
    No, not at all. How ridiculous.
  2. brandonhart61

    brandonhart61 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 24, 2011
    It will as it's a great game with great reviews, but I suppose you can't please some people...
  3. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 12, 2010
    I fail to see how Fallout 3 will be a 'classic.' Games in a particular series are a dime a dozen. Hardly any effort is made to make each installment in a series unique. As soon as Fallout 4 comes out, people will bash on Fallout 3 for all of it's many many many faults. Fallout 4 will be ushered as the new standard of RPG's and Fallout 3 will become an afterthought. Games today are disposable.
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Shoot me again. I ain't dead yet. Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Great reviews doesn't make a great game. A great game will truly pass the test if it is played in 10 years. If it is a great game you can look past the old graphics, and slightly dated gameplay. How many games have gotten high scores only to be forgotten completely in a few years time?

    Edit: Fixed drunk post.
  5. brandonhart61

    brandonhart61 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 24, 2011
    We'll have to see in 10 years time but I think it will. Many games with high scores are still played to this very day; GTA III, Ocarina Of Time, Pokemon Gold and Silver received many perfect reviews back in the year 2000 I believe and got recent remakes last year, Metal Gear Solid for the PS1, Deus Ex for the PC and Doom 3 which was about 8 years ago will be getting a sequel soon enough (one I'm waiting for). I'm just saying, a game that has good reviews is more likely to be remembered than one that doesn't.

    Another point is that, while I like Fallout 2, it didn't receive brilliant reviews (more luke-warm for not improving it over the original), not many people remember it save for the several fan-sites like this. If I was to go up to a an average game and say "do you remember Metal Gear Solid for the PS1?", they would most likely say "Of course I do". Of course, it all depends on whether the new generation of people have ever played it before or heard of it because that's was the 'remembrance' depends on./
  6. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Certainly not, not for me. Look how quickly previous games fade away when new Bethesda ones come out. Does anyone really remember Oblivion now that Skyrim is out? Nah. Fallout 3? Even less.

    Bethesda do the same amount of crap to their game, i.e. exploration and little choices/consequences, so essentially what you're buying is either a dumbed-down product of its predecessor, or an equal product in stupidity and dumbing-down.

    When Bethesda makes Fallout 4, Fallout 3 will be little more than a needle in a stock of hay. Just another game that we all praised one day, now it's boring as fuck because the graphics are not as good!1
  7. brandonhart61

    brandonhart61 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 24, 2011
    Of course people remember Oblivion! You're just being pessimistic!
  8. LambentEarache

    LambentEarache First time out of the vault

    Sep 18, 2011
    People on the Skyrim boards still praise Morrowind about everything. So an older game does not always mean its forgotten because its outdated.
  9. aboniks

    aboniks Still Mildly Glowing

    Jan 17, 2012
    Be remembered? of course.

    Be played? by some.

    Be a 'classic' or whatever? No, except in niche fanboi land.

    This is the internet. Nothing really gets forgotten completely.
  10. Oppen

    Oppen FIXT n°1 fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    I don't know in your country, but here it isn't like that. You have fanboys, which remember everything of a saga (but don't remember everything like something good), and then you have gamers, who are the most, who remembers the last three games in the market and forget about all "that crappy graphics from the past!!1!!one!!!Eleven!".
    And there are more ridiculous things, like someone making a huge post comparing games graphics from first to last of some classic games, and includes Crysis and Crysis 2. Yeah, right, compare two games which have how many? Two years of distance, and the same engine? Or starting with the GBA versions of Pokemon...
  11. LambentEarache

    LambentEarache First time out of the vault

    Sep 18, 2011
    Since Pokemon's entire series is being remade, I don't think it's a good comparison.
  12. Oppen

    Oppen FIXT n°1 fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    Hahahaha, of course, what I mean is that exemplifies the level of ignorance in my country when it comes to gaming. If you're going to compare graphics of the "old" and the "new" versions of game series, if you're going to compare pokemon you must start with the game boy ones. Comparing GBA with DS it's a bit silly. The whole idea is to see the jump in graphics, not just random pictures of games.
  13. BLOODYo

    BLOODYo First time out of the vault

    Mar 16, 2012
    I still remember it pretty fondly so that's 3 Years out of 10. Though it had a few faults it was overall pretty good. I will remember it as a fun game, as I remember other games I've played that I enjoyed such as Luigi's Mansion, Metroid Prime, Soulcaliber 2, Starfox 64, and many others that are around the 1 Decade Mark and farther back. In conclusion yes I beleive I will remember Fallout 3 and not as just a black sheep of the series.
  14. Mysterious Stranger13

    Mysterious Stranger13 First time out of the vault

    Apr 15, 2012
    Technically the third fallout game would be tactics, 3 is like the 6th or 7th
  15. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Shoot me again. I ain't dead yet. Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    5th but who's counting?
  16. Moonrabbit

    Moonrabbit First time out of the vault

    Apr 20, 2012
    I said 'Absolutely, it will leave a lasting impression' Because it will, it has. I mean, how many people join this forum saying they've never played the originals? How many of them start playing the originals because of the third one?

    I could complain about a lot of things in FO3. But my big question for everybody who is so dead set against it and hates it so much, is: Was anybody else making a fallout game? Who else cared to go through the motions of making it, even if it had it's flaws in the end? Did interplay care about the rights to it before Fallout 3 and New Vegas got so popular?
    Someone had to take the first step and there's no way they were going to please everybody on the first go.
    We all agree that New Vegas is better, don't we? Don't you think they're paying attention to that?
    Fallout 3 is a good game. For them to put as much into it as Fallout 1 or 2, they'd need to take a lot longer, which at the time of FO3's production, not many companies were willing to let their developers do. Now there's a bigger market for it. So maybe the producers will be willing to give them that time now.

    It would also be stupid of them not to be paying attention to NMA. I mean c'mon. Free marketing info from fans all across the spectrum. If they didn't care about that, they wouldn't have made Fallout 3 a Fallout game. They'd have made Oblivion: Modern warfare(With lasers too, pew pew pew.)

    So, since it did revive the franchise. I think yes, it has left an impression. We will be seeing the effects of that for a long time.
  17. rocketdog

    rocketdog First time out of the vault

    May 13, 2012
    fallout 3 has these memorable gaming moments. you coould say that all the choices made, all the places explored are nothing special when compared to oblivion or skyrim or any of those sorts of games, but for people like me, who think that fallout 3 is one of the best games i have played, it stands out greatly. i dont like skyrim or oblivion i tried but i have no interest. the setting of fallout 3 was much more pleasing to me and i cared more about what was going on. i can easily say i will be down to play it in ten years. its a classic to me.
  18. rocketdog

    rocketdog First time out of the vault

    May 13, 2012
    oo and i never finished new vegas thought it was pointless. im more of a borderlands person as opposed to games like skyrim.. if that makes sense..
  19. CaveJohnson

    CaveJohnson First time out of the vault

    May 16, 2012
    Yes it will, because it's awesome.

    The results of this poll will be skewed here obviously, so it's kind of pointless to even ask.

    Even if you didn't like FO3, be thankful the series is back. It might be dead still if FO3 hadn't been made.
  20. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    This shit again?

    Troika who consisted of quite a few founding fathers of the original games were interested in buying the Fallout franchise back - until they got cockblocked by those dickheads over at Bethesda.

    Nothing to be "thankful" here, I'd rather the series stays dead than playing abominations they call Fallout released by this studio.