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(IGN)   "Cause one dog ain't enough, and two is too low, it's me, Three Dog. Greetings to everyone in the Capital Wasteland. Bethesda just called your favorite disc jockey in to discuss bringing more dog to ya. What's a disc? I don't care, but more to come"   (ign.com) divider line 155
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2013-01-09 12:44:55 PM  
Sweet!
 
2013-01-09 12:49:20 PM  
God that was my first xbox 360 game and one of my favorites. Memories...
 
2013-01-09 01:05:35 PM  

Bontesla: God that was my first xbox 360 game and one of my favorites. Memories...


Fallout 3 got me back into gaming. Before that, I was half-heartedly starting and never finishing games like Dead Rising, playing Madden, and dorking around on Peggle, Plants v Zombies, and the like. Now I'm putting Steam's owners' kids' through college.
 
2013-01-09 01:15:38 PM  
Boston would makes sense for FO 4. The Institute is based in the 'Commonwealth', so the lore gods would be pleased.
 
2013-01-09 01:21:29 PM  

kronicfeld: Bontesla: God that was my first xbox 360 game and one of my favorites. Memories...

Fallout 3 got me back into gaming. Before that, I was half-heartedly starting and never finishing games like Dead Rising, playing Madden, and dorking around on Peggle, Plants v Zombies, and the like. Now I'm putting Steam's owners' kids' through college.


I'll admit that my first 360 game was Modern Warfare. Bought it because my other two roomates had 360s and I wanted to get in on the multiplayer fun. Fallout 3 was the first single-player RPG I bought for the 360 though, and it made me fall in love with the franchise and genre immediately. I still remember being mesmerized the first time I stepped out of the vault and saw the wasteland. I kept saying to myself "I have all this to explore! ...Where the fark do I start?!"
 
2013-01-09 01:56:00 PM  
Having just (mostly) finished replaying Fallout 1 through Fallout 3 (plus SOME of the extra content), yes please.
 
2013-01-09 03:14:23 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Having just (mostly) finished replaying Fallout 1 through Fallout 3 (plus SOME of the extra content), yes please.


Ditto. I got this game years ago for the PC but always lost interest by the first town. Had some down time in November recently, got it for the PS3 and couldn't put it down. Same with New Vegas but I can't finish it cause the game becomes WAY too bug ridden and unplayable (for me it a few hours after I met Mr. House). About to buy a gaming PC so hopefully I can finish them. I can't wait to see what 4 has to offer.

Plus it will be much more interesting exploring Boston than the desert.
 
2013-01-09 03:33:15 PM  
I hope they borrow some of the New Vegas guys.
 
2013-01-09 03:37:17 PM  
Boston probably won't look much different in game from IRL except for more parking.

/I'm already spending all my time in Skyrim.
//My wife will divorce me if I buy FO4 after her experience with me on Bethesda games.
 
2013-01-09 03:39:02 PM  
Just what I need...losing a month of my life (again) trying to finish this game. I always end up with so many queued missions, I forgot what they were about originally or why they were important to the storyline.
 
2013-01-09 03:40:29 PM  
Man I played the f*ck out of Fallout 3. It's about damn time they start up with the FO4 stuff.

New Vegas was ok. It was really nerdy though. I can't put my finger on it, but FO3 was like playing a survival world, whereas NV just felt like I was playing a board game but with graphics.

Kinda like how Skyrim feels like you're a viking out in the wild, but the latest DLC island thing makes me feel like I'm playing dungeons and dragons. Is that weird?
 
2013-01-09 03:41:56 PM  

tomo12144: Just what I need...losing a month of my life (again) trying to finish this game. I always end up with so many queued missions, I forgot what they were about originally or why they were important to the storyline.


I don't think I ever even got around to rescuing Dad until I'd already hit the expanded level cap in FO3.
 
2013-01-09 03:45:29 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Having just (mostly) finished replaying Fallout 1 through Fallout 3 (plus SOME of the extra content), yes please.


I think I'm on my eighth playtrough on Fallout 3. I just love that game.
 
2013-01-09 03:49:21 PM  

Ed Grubermann: I think I'm on my eighth playtrough on Fallout 3. I just love that game.


I don't do many shooter type games, but I make an exception for FO3.

/Still very fond of 2, though.
 
2013-01-09 03:51:03 PM  
Wasn't actually sure I'd like FO3, given how much of a departure it was from 1&2.  Expected to hate it, really.  But I most certainly did not.
 
2013-01-09 04:06:47 PM  
Prefer 3 dogs at night,

cause i've never been to heaven,
but I live in Oklahoma
 
2013-01-09 04:07:50 PM  
All I ask of Bethesda is that they allow you to explore the map without maneuvering a maze of subway tunnels bordered by invisible walls. Skyrim was a huge step forward because if you could see a location you could, with very few exceptions, go there. In a subway system loaded with homicidal mutants most would prefer to simply climb over piles of rubble.

/collected all bobbleheads
 
2013-01-09 04:11:32 PM  

caddisfly: All I ask of Bethesda is that they allow you to explore the map without maneuvering a maze of subway tunnels bordered by invisible walls. Skyrim was a huge step forward because if you could see a location you could, with very few exceptions, go there. In a subway system loaded with homicidal mutants most would prefer to simply climb over piles of rubble.

/collected all bobbleheads


I agree. Even New Vegas (who did a great job of avoiding that), still had the invisible walls/hedges that prevented you from easily accessing a place. I think Vault 22 was the worst. Ended up walking around an entire mountain range all because I couldn't go over it.

If they had left it as an option to go through the subways (even making it technically easier to encourage people to go that way), or making it a side mission, that would've been a lot better

/Collected all but the very first bobblehead, because I didn't know the game would permanently lock you out of the vault, making it inaccessible
 
2013-01-09 04:11:52 PM  

sure haven't: Man I played the f*ck out of Fallout 3. It's about damn time they start up with the FO4 stuff.

New Vegas was ok. It was really nerdy though. I can't put my finger on it, but FO3 was like playing a survival world, whereas NV just felt like I was playing a board game but with graphics.

Kinda like how Skyrim feels like you're a viking out in the wild, but the latest DLC island thing makes me feel like I'm playing dungeons and dragons. Is that weird?


Yeah, something like that that for me too. Loved FO3, but just couldn't get into New Vegas. I just kind of trailed off before even getting to Vegas. Maybe the inventory and food management was just that bit more complicated where it seemed like work.
 
2013-01-09 04:13:26 PM  
Take your time Bethesda, my wrists are recovering from a F: NV binge and trying out the new support toon in League of Legends (meh).

Had a feeling Boston would be the next locale.

However, after playing XCOM EU, I really, really, REALLY want a Fallout Tactics sequel. Bonus if you play as what's left of the Enclave trying to take over Detroit/Toronto while fending off the Brotherhood of Steel -- who at the end of Fallout Tactics had endings that implied the Midwestern branch of the BoS became a sinister force -- along with the usual Fallout rabble and other factions (Caesar?).

New Vegas also made me sympathetic towards the Enclave, and I kinda sensed House might have been affiliated with them, especially when discussing his outright hatred of the Brotherhood of Steel.
 
2013-01-09 04:14:41 PM  

caddisfly: All I ask of Bethesda is that they allow you to explore the map without maneuvering a maze of subway tunnels bordered by invisible walls.


The invisible walls/mysteriously unclimbable rubble piles were a bit frustrating, yeah.
 
2013-01-09 04:16:51 PM  

Practical_Draconian: Take your time Bethesda, my wrists are recovering from a F: NV binge and trying out the new support toon in League of Legends (meh).

Had a feeling Boston would be the next locale.

However, after playing XCOM EU, I really, really, REALLY want a Fallout Tactics sequel. Bonus if you play as what's left of the Enclave trying to take over Detroit/Toronto while fending off the Brotherhood of Steel -- who at the end of Fallout Tactics had endings that implied the Midwestern branch of the BoS became a sinister force -- along with the usual Fallout rabble and other factions (Caesar?).

New Vegas also made me sympathetic towards the Enclave, and I kinda sensed House might have been affiliated with them, especially when discussing his outright hatred of the Brotherhood of Steel.


I never really had any Enclave sympathy, but the BoS/Outcasts are definitely quite easy to hate.
 
2013-01-09 04:18:25 PM  
So, is it weird that I love Fallout 3 / New Vegas, but think that Oblivion and Skyrim are pretty boring? I mean, they're both big open world sandboxy type games, but for some reason I just don't enjoy the Elder Scrolls..
 
2013-01-09 04:18:47 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Wasn't actually sure I'd like FO3, given how much of a departure it was from 1&2.  Expected to hate it, really.  But I most certainly did not.


The forums on some Fallout fanboi sites before FO3 was released were full of psychos not giving it a chance because it wasn't isometric.
 
2013-01-09 04:19:12 PM  
Just bought another copy of Fallout New Vegas for PS3. It definitely didn't seem to have the same appeal as 3, but I am going to give it another shot...
 
2013-01-09 04:20:22 PM  
Dammit. I've been thinking about FO3 for the last few weeks and still haven't popped it in. This might just give me the push I need to start playing it again. Finish it up before FO4 hits.
 
2013-01-09 04:20:53 PM  
Also, while I don't know how to change this without making them Easy Buttons, but heavy weapons have been constant disappointments throughout the Fallout series I've tried (I dunno about NV, having never played it).  I'm not big on using them anyway, but I think I'd have been seriously disappointed if I'd specialized in them.
 
2013-01-09 04:21:34 PM  

Practical_Draconian: Relatively Obscure: Wasn't actually sure I'd like FO3, given how much of a departure it was from 1&2.  Expected to hate it, really.  But I most certainly did not.

The forums on some Fallout fanboi sites before FO3 was released were full of psychos not giving it a chance because it wasn't isometric.


I have no doubt about that.
 
2013-01-09 04:23:44 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Also, while I don't know how to change this without making them Easy Buttons, but heavy weapons have been constant disappointments throughout the Fallout series I've tried (I dunno about NV, having never played it).  I'm not big on using them anyway, but I think I'd have been seriously disappointed if I'd specialized in them.


With the exception of the mini-nukes/MIRV, I gotta agree with you. I never get tired of creating mini-mushroom clouds
 
2013-01-09 04:23:53 PM  
Am I the only person who thinks the setting for fallout is wearing thin? How many centuries has it been since the bombs? And we still have magic sealed vaults and no government? Really? And no buildings or new construction or anything that isn't somehow prebomb? That's the kicker for me. Buildings lasting hundreds of years without work, being sound, and no new construction?

Plus I'm kind of tired of shooters. They're great, but I would really love something else. Everything now is a shooter. I know there's not going to be a return of the isometric view, but I'd really like a game that was about dialogue and choices with R
 
2013-01-09 04:24:45 PM  

FoxKelfonne: So, is it weird that I love Fallout 3 / New Vegas, but think that Oblivion and Skyrim are pretty boring? I mean, they're both big open world sandboxy type games, but for some reason I just don't enjoy the Elder Scrolls..


no, I feel the same way,

Oh well I was due for a replay anyway
 
2013-01-09 04:25:31 PM  

scottydoesntknow: With the exception of the mini-nukes/MIRV, I gotta agree with you. I never get tired of creating mini-mushroom clouds


The Fat Man and MIRV are mostly just shiats&giggles weapons, though.  Although the MIRV can be pretty great for trying to outshine Liberty Prime.
 
2013-01-09 04:26:40 PM  
Am I the only person who thinks the setting for fallout is wearing thin? How many centuries has it been since the bombs? And we still have magic sealed vaults and no government? Really? And no buildings or new construction or anything that isn't somehow prebomb? That's the kicker for me. Buildings lasting hundreds of years without work, being sound, and no new construction?

Plus I'm kind of tired of shooters. They're great, but I would really love something else. Everything now is a shooter. I know there's not going to be a return of the isometric view, but I'd really like a game that was about dialogue and choices with RPG mechanics, instead if a shooter gussied up with levels that don't mean shiat other than a few new HP. No meaningful pathways open or close according to skills in FO3 or FO NV. And they can't afford to because everyone needs to play the game 'the best' way, because of costs.

I loved FO3 and FO NV for the record. Played a hundred hours on each, easily. I'm just tired of them, and the same content.
 
2013-01-09 04:26:41 PM  

Practical_Draconian: New Vegas also made me sympathetic towards the Enclave, and I kinda sensed House might have been affiliated with them, especially when discussing his outright hatred of the Brotherhood of Steel.


Ya, IIRC from background informaiton there were suppose to be different branches of the encliave, and one somewhere in the central US actually did what they should have, and started rebuilding, without killing everyone.
 
2013-01-09 04:27:47 PM  

kroonermanblack: Am I the only person who thinks the setting for fallout is wearing thin? How many centuries has it been since the bombs? And we still have magic sealed vaults and no government? Really? And no buildings or new construction or anything that isn't somehow prebomb? That's the kicker for me. Buildings lasting hundreds of years without work, being sound, and no new construction?


It's not realistic, no.  It's just fun.
 
2013-01-09 04:30:02 PM  
Can we nominate subby for headline of the year? I completely read that in his voice.
 
2013-01-09 04:30:42 PM  

kroonermanblack: Am I the only person who thinks the setting for fallout is wearing thin? How many centuries has it been since the bombs? And we still have magic sealed vaults and no government? Really? And no buildings or new construction or anything that isn't somehow prebomb? That's the kicker for me. Buildings lasting hundreds of years without work, being sound, and no new construction?

Plus I'm kind of tired of shooters. They're great, but I would really love something else. Everything now is a shooter. I know there's not going to be a return of the isometric view, but I'd really like a game that was about dialogue and choices with RPG mechanics, instead if a shooter gussied up with levels that don't mean shiat other than a few new HP. No meaningful pathways open or close according to skills in FO3 or FO NV. And they can't afford to because everyone needs to play the game 'the best' way, because of costs.

I loved FO3 and FO NV for the record. Played a hundred hours on each, easily. I'm just tired of them, and the same content.


I've been checking out a lot of the well-rated "indie" games on Steam lately, for precisely that reason - all the AAA titles are so farking samey.
 
2013-01-09 04:34:08 PM  

Relatively Obscure: tomo12144: Just what I need...losing a month of my life (again) trying to finish this game. I always end up with so many queued missions, I forgot what they were about originally or why they were important to the storyline.

I don't think I ever even got around to rescuing Dad until I'd already hit the expanded level cap in FO3.


I accidentally found and rescued him before I ever even went and saw Three Dog. Just stumbled on where he was, at an extremely low level. It sucked because about half the games story line quests (leading up to finding him) stopped working after that.
 
2013-01-09 04:34:25 PM  

kroonermanblack: Am I the only person who thinks the setting for fallout is wearing thin? How many centuries has it been since the bombs?

204 years

And we still have magic sealed vaults and no government? Really?
Specific vaults were sealed for specific times, for testing purposes. Some opened up early, some opened up much later. Some were forced open from the inside, while others just killed everyone inside. There is a government (Enclave & NCR), but it's pretty farking hard to run an entire country when most of it has been nuked to the wild west days.

And no buildings or new construction or anything that isn't somehow prebomb?
It's kinda hard to construct new buildings when most of the construction crews are smoldering piles of ash and everyone else has been living in vaults or irradiated. But Megaton would like a word with you (built from the scraps of the war)
 
2013-01-09 04:36:30 PM  
kroonermanblack: How many centuries has it been since the bombs?

~ 2 in FO3 and NV
War is in Oct 23 2077.
FO3 starts Augt 17 2277
NV starts Oct 11 2281
 
2013-01-09 04:37:02 PM  
I was one of the Isometric Nazis before FO3, but I have been converted. Can't wait for 4!
 
2013-01-09 04:37:02 PM  

kroonermanblack: Am I the only person who thinks the setting for fallout is wearing thin? How many centuries has it been since the bombs? And we still have magic sealed vaults and no government? Really? And no buildings or new construction or anything that isn't somehow prebomb? That's the kicker for me. Buildings lasting hundreds of years without work, being sound, and no new construction?

Plus I'm kind of tired of shooters. They're great, but I would really love something else. Everything now is a shooter. I know there's not going to be a return of the isometric view, but I'd really like a game that was about dialogue and choices with R


Well if Fallout 4 does take place in The Commonwealth, then that could be the site of your new buildings and construction. The Commonwealth was the same government that created androids realistic enough to go rogue in Fallout 3. That level of technological advancement means they could probably put up a building or two.
 
2013-01-09 04:38:08 PM  

FoxKelfonne: So, is it weird that I love Fallout 3 / New Vegas, but think that Oblivion and Skyrim are pretty boring? I mean, they're both big open world sandboxy type games, but for some reason I just don't enjoy the Elder Scrolls..


I stopped playing New Vegas until Old World Blues came out. And even then I only played it through once. I just can't get into Skyrim at all.
 
2013-01-09 04:38:42 PM  

you have pee hands: I hope they borrow some of the New Vegas guys.


As long as they don't bring over their software testers... F:NV is of pitiful (software) quality.
 
2013-01-09 04:38:48 PM  

bikerific: sure haven't: Man I played the f*ck out of Fallout 3. It's about damn time they start up with the FO4 stuff.

New Vegas was ok. It was really nerdy though. I can't put my finger on it, but FO3 was like playing a survival world, whereas NV just felt like I was playing a board game but with graphics.

Kinda like how Skyrim feels like you're a viking out in the wild, but the latest DLC island thing makes me feel like I'm playing dungeons and dragons. Is that weird?

Yeah, something like that that for me too. Loved FO3, but just couldn't get into New Vegas. I just kind of trailed off before even getting to Vegas. Maybe the inventory and food management was just that bit more complicated where it seemed like work.


i loved FO3, but preferred the game play of FNV.

so, i modded FNV with "requiem for a capital wasteland". now I can play FO3 in FNV. there's a portal to go from one map to the other, and contemporaneously complete both quests. you need both games and a little bit of luck to get it to work, and expect bugs with the dlc. but, pretty fun running around point lookout with my gun runner's arsenal.

/ i have re-played the fallout games more than perhaps any other game since vampire the masquerade: bloodlines. still the best action/rpg.
 
2013-01-09 04:40:13 PM  

Relatively Obscure: kroonermanblack: Am I the only person who thinks the setting for fallout is wearing thin? How many centuries has it been since the bombs? And we still have magic sealed vaults and no government? Really? And no buildings or new construction or anything that isn't somehow prebomb? That's the kicker for me. Buildings lasting hundreds of years without work, being sound, and no new construction?

It's not realistic, no.  It's just fun.


If I'm not mistaken, the Fallout games are all set within decades of each other or happening at the same time as the others. Aside from the New California Republic post Fallout 2 and possibly Boston, most of the wasteland is still in survival mode.

And I've read complaints that say New Vegas was too civilized ... they preferred the rubble and cockroach living of FO3's DC. Which bored the crap out of me personally -- oh look, another zombie-filled subway.

/wonder how Wasteland 2 is developing after its successful Kickstarter campaign
 
2013-01-09 04:40:34 PM  
Aw, hell.  But there's really no excuse for another Dogmeat, and that makes me kind of sad.
 
2013-01-09 04:42:09 PM  

Surfrock66: Can we nominate subby for headline of the year? I completely read that in his voice.


No, He goe the quote wrong...
"What's a disc? Hell if I know, but I'm gonna keep talking anyway. "
 
2013-01-09 04:42:50 PM  

RangerTaylor: I was one of the Isometric Nazis before FO3, but I have been converted. Can't wait for 4!


I'm the opposite. I never cared for isometric view games. I prefer to be inside the game, not looking down into it.
 
2013-01-09 04:42:57 PM  

kroonermanblack: ***snip***


When you find that game, please post it on Fark and talk about it in every gaming thread to ensure I see it, thanks.

//Currently replaying Shining Force 1 on a Genesis Collection for the 360. I want to play Skyrim, but because of logistics, it is much easier to just play on the 360.
 
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