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Old 10-29-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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Fallout 3

I noticed Fallout 3 on steam just now. Any reports from the field? I LOVED Fallout and Fallout 2. I'll pretend the Xbox version was never released though. This isn't the same play style of course, but if the universe fits the first couple then I am interested.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:45 PM   #2
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I played it a bit on a friend's XBox. It was beautiful on the HD tv, but I'd still like to try it on my computer. The game played well.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:39 PM   #3
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I wannit... I cannah play it on my computer. The first time in a long damned time I'm seeing games I really wanna play that I just can't.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:47 PM   #4
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Just finished my second time through (I've had it for 360 for quite some time now). I can say that this game WILL NOT dissapoint you. It stays true to the atmosphere and story of 1 and 2. You'd think that since its a First Person perspective that it'd be more of a shooter than RPG, but its not. This game is perfect in every way.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:26 PM   #5
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So it's not "Oblivion with guns" ?
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But Todd Howard said that it was exactly Oblivion with guns.

I don't buy that it stays true to 1 and 2's story or atmosphere. I'll know when I play it, though - planning to get it Friday.

I enjoyed Oblivion enough that even if it's a completely shit Fallout clone, an abortion of the series' style and substance, it'd still be an interesting game.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:11 PM   #7
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Just finished my second time through (I've had it for 360 for quite some time now). I can say that this game WILL NOT dissapoint you. It stays true to the atmosphere and story of 1 and 2. You'd think that since its a First Person perspective that it'd be more of a shooter than RPG, but its not. This game is perfect in every way.
I remember taking a job as "fluffer" in the first series, getting poisoned and then not being able to find help in time. lol. Your analysis has me peaked in interest. I am damn close to whipping out the plastic and shoveling mo'money to steam.

Thanks also to Hawk for the feedback from some hands on.

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Old 10-30-2008, 05:22 AM   #8
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I haven't played enough of it to give you much more. :P

Let's see some reviews from those of you who have.
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:33 AM   #9
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I remember taking a job as "fluffer" in the first series, getting poisoned and then not being able to find help in time. lol. Your analysis has me peaked in interest. I am damn close to whipping out the plastic and shoveling mo'money to steam.

Thanks also to Hawk for the feedback from some hands on.
I whipped out the plastic earlier today and started playing about 3 hours ago. So far, WOW! This game rocks! It definitely shares alot with oblivion as far as interface, controls, ETC. If you played oblivion you already know the basic controls of fallout but other than that, it's nothing like Oblivion. Sure it's an RPG and the controls are similar but so far as i've noticed, that's where the similarities end. The start of the game I thought was great! I've never played a game where you start out as a new born baby. Great touch.

One thing that annoyed me about Oblivion was that there were about 10 voice actors employed for the game and those same 10 voices were used on hundreds if not thousands of npc's. So far in Fallout the voices all sound unique with the exception of the raiders I fought in the Springvale elementary school.

The dialogs get a bit tedious since you have the option to ask most npc's alot of questions and you can usually respond with multiple responses depending on how you want your character viewed and developed.

Example:
Hey Mr, can you help me find my lost husband?:
Option 1: Sure, i'd be glad to help
Option 2: Fuck off bitch, I go my own way
Option 3: what's in it for me if I do help?

All in all, so far I have enjoyed it alot. The game feels very large too. Granted i've only put about 3 hours into it but I barely made it out of the vault and through the first "town". According to the world map, i've not even scratched the surface yet.

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Old 10-30-2008, 07:33 AM   #10
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This game's freakin hard.
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:08 PM   #11
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But Todd Howard said that it was exactly Oblivion with guns.

I don't buy that it stays true to 1 and 2's story or atmosphere. I'll know when I play it, though - planning to get it Friday.

I enjoyed Oblivion enough that even if it's a completely shit Fallout clone, an abortion of the series' style and substance, it'd still be an interesting game.
http://www.cad-comic.com/#1771

I trust most of what Tim has to say about games, he's got a pretty good idea of what is good and what's not.
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9.6 from pc.ign.com ??

hell, i'm sold...getting this weekend. yea!
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:37 PM   #13
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I whipped out the plastic earlier today and started playing about 3 hours ago. So far, WOW! This game rocks! It definitely shares alot with oblivion as far as interface, controls, ETC. If you played oblivion you already know the basic controls of fallout but other than that, it's nothing like Oblivion. Sure it's an RPG and the controls are similar but so far as i've noticed, that's where the similarities end. The start of the game I thought was great! I've never played a game where you start out as a new born baby. Great touch.

One thing that annoyed me about Oblivion was that there were about 10 voice actors employed for the game and those same 10 voices were used on hundreds if not thousands of npc's. So far in Fallout the voices all sound unique with the exception of the raiders I fought in the Springvale elementary school.

The dialogs get a bit tedious since you have the option to ask most npc's alot of questions and you can usually respond with multiple responses depending on how you want your character viewed and developed.

Example:
Hey Mr, can you help me find my lost husband?:
Option 1: Sure, i'd be glad to help
Option 2: Fuck off bitch, I go my own way
Option 3: what's in it for me if I do help?

All in all, so far I have enjoyed it alot. The game feels very large too. Granted i've only put about 3 hours into it but I barely made it out of the vault and through the first "town". According to the world map, i've not even scratched the surface yet.

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Great review!
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:54 PM   #14
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I will say though... out of the hundreds of emails I got pointing this out to me... the majority of them were telling me "Dpad this" or "R2 that". Did everyone buy this game for the consoles?

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Old 10-30-2008, 06:06 PM   #15
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http://www.cad-comic.com/#1771

I trust most of what Tim has to say about games, he's got a pretty good idea of what is good and what's not.
Tim B^Uckley....yeah alright.
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Tim B^Uckley....yeah alright.
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And I saw all those words, and it's so much easier to ask a friend who's played all of them so far, and says it's awesome. So there we go. IGN gave it a 9.6, and people like it, so I'd say it'd be worth it to check it out.
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I'm finding myself pretty much deriding Fallout 3 at every opportunity. I'm acknowledging everything about it that's going to suck, because I know everything about Oblivion that sucked, and I'm preparing for the worst... but I know no matter how much it surprises me, if it even does, it'll never be as good as Fallout was.

Oh well, y'know? Bethesda isn't Interplay/Black Isle and they never will be. At least F3 is taking steps in the right direction... why we went so off-course in the first place is the real puzzler.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:16 AM   #18
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Picked it up today. Watching the Dallas/Houston game before I install.

I'll give a detailed review (no I won't).
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:27 AM   #19
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So far I'm kind of bored. This could have a lot to do with me being really tired, but I'm just sort of... eh. Unsure if it picks up much or not. Hoping it does.
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It looks really beautiful, but as per games these days I dunno if the gameplay is gonna be all it's hyped up to be.
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