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Fallout 3 vs. New Vegas?

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#1 Evolution


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 19:09

Since it's Quakecon weekend on Steam, today's deal is offering Fallout 3 and New Vegas at 66% off. Can anyone recommend one or the other and explain why? Or should I skip both for something else?


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 19:18

Since it's Quakecon weekend on Steam, today's deal is offering Fallout 3 and New Vegas at 66% off. Can anyone recommend one or the other and explain why?

Just my own preference, but personally I liked Fallout 3 over New Vegas.. it just felt more in line with the whole post-apocalyptic setting than NV did. NV does bring a few welcome gameplay changes though.. they're both quite good and worth buying, think I spent more time with FO3 myself.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 19:38

Fallout 3 hands down. Great game and I still have my copy for the XBOX. Vegas was ok but really just a lot of rehash from FO3 but with a new playing field.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 20:09

I preferred Fallout 3 to New Vegas. The wasteland has more varied terrain and feels like it was built with much more care and attention. Plus there is still nothing as striking as seeing D.C. in ruin. New Vegas has a lot more nods and references to the previous games in the series than FO3 does though, so if you've been a fan of the series for a long time then you'll get some extra enjoyment out of it.

I do love both games though, I think everyone would agree that FO3 is the better title.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 20:15

Fallout 3 was better but New Vegas was more interesting. I liked the factions (even if it wasn't always great) and such. It's a little confusing at times and was buggy at launch, but it's all good.

I'd say get both.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 20:19

I loved them both!

#7 huddy


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 20:22

I've played both but prefered the original.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 20:25

New Vegas was better than FO3 by far.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 20:26

Really enjoyed both, but if I had to choose between the two, it would be Fallout 3.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 20:28

New Vegas' gameplay is better there are loads of great mods, however, I do like the setting much more in Fallout 3. As someone mentioned earlier, it's clear that considerable amounts of care and love was put into that game (FO3). You really should get both, but perhaps start with FO3 since it's older.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 20:29

I love them both. Fallout 3 GoTY with all the DLC's is really great. I went back to playing it after 2 years to be able to complete those DLCs.

I kind of prefer New Vegas because it tends to be less depressing. Perhaps because it's brighter and offers a better range of music (which I love).

If you haven't played any of them, I suggest you buy both and start with Fallout 3 and attach all the DLC's to it.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 23:01

Both have their pros and cons. Both are great games.

#13 S00N3R FR3AK



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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:54

For $16 just get both.

#14 Skin



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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:55

yeah, get both for cheap, but the original was best for me.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:52

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