Should I get Fallout 3 or....


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Binky
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..wait for one of you 'orrible lot to get bored and swap it with me for something?

:)

thankyouplease.
#1 at 16:24:08 - 12/11/2008
peej
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I'll be keeping mine because I'm a rabid completist, but it's worth getting. As I'm sure the very next poster will attest.

#2 at 16:24:53 - 12/11/2008
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#3 at 16:26:06 - 12/11/2008
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You might find most people hold onto it for quite a while...it seems to be one of those games. Just buy it - that way you can notch up another sale for the title and show publishers that actually there is a market for well made hardcore games that aren't just marine-laden FPS's after all.
#4 at 16:49:07 - 12/11/2008
peej
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Oh and be warned. Playing this after Fable II will actually make you truly believe that compared to Bethesda, Lionhead polish their games :)

#5 at 16:57:31 - 12/11/2008
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That worries me, Peej. It worries me a lot.
#6 at 17:14:08 - 12/11/2008
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You can use nukes on your enemies, this instantly makes it better than most games.
#7 at 17:22:15 - 12/11/2008
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I've barely played Fable 2 in a week... largely because of this game. Really surprised just how immersed I've become.
#8 at 17:24:15 - 12/11/2008
peej
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Binky said:That worries me, Peej. It worries me a lot.


Some of the vistas are truly stunning but tbh once you've seen one pile of kipple in F3, you've seen them all. Couple that with some of the worst enemy animation I've seen in a game since the early 3D accelerator days, and coming to F3 from Fable will instantly feel like stepping back in time visually imho.

That said, F3 is very immersive (as RMJ said) so you might get so into it that you won't really care about the odd hooky bit of character art or animation, or the odd instance where the game glitches and you end up with your foot stuck through a piece of scenery you can't free yourself from (and there's always a quick load last autosave to sort that out).

I liked the atmosphere it generated though, anything that's basically a dystopian 50s style nightmare is a double plus good with me and Fallout 3 really does put you ill at ease at times and makes you really want to get to the end (which I bloody well will when other games stop getting in the way!)
#9 at 17:29:29 - 12/11/2008
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Come on Peej, you've hardly played the game if your achievements are anything to go by!
#10 at 17:40:31 - 12/11/2008
peej
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Whizzo said:Come on Peej, you've hardly played the game if your achievements are anything to go by!


Oh I know, I know...! But playing this alongside Fable II, I thought Fable II definitely had the edge as far as polish goes.
#11 at 18:00:27 - 12/11/2008
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I weakened today - I promised I wouldn't get it until I'd finished Fable 2, but I popped into Sainsburys to get GOW2 for my brother-in-law and they still had a 29 copy in there. I won't play it until Fable 2 is done though.

/looks at packaging...
#12 at 18:06:46 - 12/11/2008
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peej said:
Whizzo said:Come on Peej, you've hardly played the game if your achievements are anything to go by!


Oh I know, I know...! But playing this alongside Fable II, I thought Fable II definitely had the edge as far as polish goes.
I always had my suspicions you were too superficial ;)

The key ingredient for me about Fallout 3 is that I'll load it up reckoning I'll just complete the mission I'd started, four hours later I've completed 4 other missions, but still not completed the one I loaded it up.

I still feel in many ways it gels with Mass Effect, though while Mass Effect revolved around a tightly nit storyline that gave the game a massively epic feel while the side quests mainly felt like opportunities to loot and level up, in Fallout 3 they've had to drop back the epicness of the main storyline, but instead the side quest feel completely integrated so you really do create your own journey through the game.
#13 at 20:42:07 - 12/11/2008
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duncan said:The key ingredient for me about Fallout 3 is that I'll load it up reckoning I'll just complete the mission I'd started, four hours later I've completed 4 other missions, but still not completed the one I loaded it up.


This happens to me all the time. Especially when a mission sends me to part of the map I haven't explored yet. I know I should focus on the quest I am on, but when I see a new location I have to explore it ;-)
#14 at 21:15:53 - 12/11/2008
peej
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Superficial is my middle name!

I wasn't exactly expecting miracles from Bethesda, I mean Oblivion looked pants in places too. But it definitely has a rough and ready feel about it.

Saying that though, I loaded up the originals recently and they were pretty similarly rough around the edges but that didn't matter because (as you guys have said) you could just get completely and totally sucked into the gameplay.
#15 at 09:03:53 - 13/11/2008

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