Fallout Question (Not Gameplay Help Related)

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What should I do/play?

  1. Play Fallout 3 again.

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  2. Get Fallout New Vegas.

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  3. Buy and play Fallout 4 and all the DLC now.

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  4. Wait for the Fallout 4 Complete/Ultimate Edition and play something else in the meanwhile.

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  1. Fool's Requiem

    Fool's Requiem Is that a pro Genji?! Premium Member

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    Really should have asked this while the Steam Winter sale was still going...

    Last year after Fallout 4 was announced, I played the shit out of Fallout 3 GOTY and installed SO many mods. Once I finally finished the final DLC (Broken Steel), I just stopped playing. Worn myself out on it, if you will.

    For some reason, I've recently been wanting to get back into Fallout, but I'm not sure if I should get back into it or continue to hold out for a Fallout 4 Complete Edition... or get Fallout New Vegas GotY which is only 20 bucks (probably alot cheaper during the sale).

    I already have Fallout 3. I'm worried if I just get back into Fallout 3, that I'll wear myself out just in time for the Fallout 4 Complete Edition to be announced and released and I won't end up playing it.

    I could play something else, but I don't even know what I want to play. I'm tired of Overwatch.

    Edit: I could get Fallout 4 for 20 bucks off of Amazon's digital store, so missing the Steam winter sale has no impact on this. Season pass is 30 bucks (on Amazon).
     
  2. dimmerwit

    dimmerwit Tremendously High Energy Member Premium Member

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    I'd probably look at Fallout New Vegas first. It's a fantastic game, fairly similar to Fallout 3, but with what many fans consider to be better stories and quests.

    Fallout 4 is a great game, but it does have a mixed reception. Personally I loved it. I think if you are going in more on the FPS/RPG-lite side, you'll enjoy it more than vice-versa. But I think it does make New Vegas look a bit dated in some areas, especially the graphics and the shooting which is actually functional (and fun) without using VATS. So for that reason, I'd look into New Vegas first. By the time you've exhausted that game and its DLC, a Fallout 4 Complete Edition will probably exist.
     
  3. Quagmire

    Quagmire UofL Cardinals, NY Yankees, NY Giants Premium Member

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    New Vegas is really good, I don't like it quite as much as 3, but its still awesome.

    Don't be afraid of trying out Fallout 1 and 2, both still good, just be sure to download fan patches and turn gameplay speed up to max
     
  4. Fool's Requiem

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    I'm not a fan of the old Fallout games' perspective. I like the FPS+RPG styling of Fallout 3 (though I hate the weapon accuracy and over-reliance on the VATS system).
     
  5. Fool's Requiem

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    Question about New Vegas: D.C.'s downtown area was a pain in the ass to navigate. Is New Vegas' city area more streamline and easier to navigate or should one to expect to see endless subway tunnels that all look the same?
     
  6. Sigs Minock

    Sigs Minock Truth is a lie... Premium Member

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    Nope, it's very easy to navigate, no getting lost in the city ruins. The game's narrative tells you to go south to gather information, where you can most certainly go north- through one of two areas with really annoying and difficult enemies.
    What subway/train tunnels you do go through are fairly easy to navigate, and often lead to the over world map, rather than a smaller area trapped within the city limits.

    As for the DLC- Old World Blue was the best. Sierra Madre was okay, Honest Hearts had some serious flaws [two being:
    two melee oriented followers, in an area with enemies that are stronger at melee. And only one merchant with a very little caps to trade for.
    ]. Haven't played Lonesome Road.
     
  7. dimmerwit

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    Yeah, New Vegas is all easy to navigate and Fallout 4 does away with separate zones for downtown areas altogether, using them exclusively for interiors and large self-contained areas such as Diamond City.

    Lonseome Road is OK. Nice location but uninspired story and enemies. Still worth your time though.
     
  8. Jon

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    I'm going to echo giving New Vegas the nod. While I fully appreciated FO4, mostly because it's Boston, NV was definitely a better game and story. I've never played any FO game on PC, though, so I'm sure the mods make all the games more fun. Part of the reason I repurchased Witcher 3 on PC, honestly.
     
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    I've always got Bethesda games on PC because the developer console can easily get you past the little issues that can have really adverse effects on the game. For example, on my Oblivion one of the Fighters' Guild quests failed to trigger properly, which would have been one line of code to fix on PC but was impossible to correct on my Xbox 360.
     
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    Understandable. I've never been much of a PC gamer though. I do have a bunch of classic FF games, the Witcher games and I just recently bought Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis for $2 on Steam. And that's one of the most underrated games I've ever played. And probably the best Indiana Jones game ever made.
     
  11. Quagmire

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    I thought both Old World Blues and Sierra Madre were both terrible and I regret spending time playing them
     
  12. Sigs Minock

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    The best thing of Old World Blues- is you actually get a player home.
    In Sierra Madre and Honest Hearts- i was storing things in random garbage cans and dumpsters.
     
  13. Gorge

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    I say wait for the Fallout 4 Complete Edition and play something else in the mean-time. The something else being Fallout New Vegas.

    I didnt play FO3, but the story in NV is really good and it might feel dated if you go to NV AFTER you play Fallout 4.
     
  14. Fool's Requiem

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    I know everyone said "play New Vegas", but I chose to reply Fallout 3 again. Though I don't think I'm going to not do any of the DLC except for Operation Anchorage. Didn't like playing any of the DLC but Anchorage has some nice bonuses and it's shorter than the others. Mothership Zeta was the worst of the worst... the Alien epoxy is not worth it.

    If New Vegas goes on sale again, I'll get it then.