[Official] Fallout 3 - DLC for 360/PC released!


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+Audioboxer

An out of 11 scale would just be taking the ****.

It's bad enough seeing scales out of 3 and 4....

Game sites trying to be "original" :/

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Andrew

Well like the wiki says, they never plan to use it so why bother with it at all. It's just an excuse pretty much whenever they give a game 10/10.

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Smigit
First of all, OXM didn't give it a 10 out of 10. They gave it a 10 out of 11. They have an 11 point scale, where 11 is a perfect game. Thus they've never given out an 11 and never will since they argue no game can ever be perfect (which I agree with).
IMHO then for all intents it is a 0 - 10 scale due to the fact they have preemptively decided that no game can or will ever get 11 anyway. It may as well be a 10/10 and the fact they write 11 sounds more like a move by a marketing department.

But glad to see this game going well as is Fable and I hear Farcry to. The three F's were my most wanted games this year beating out even GoW2 so it's great to see all 3 doing well.

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I LOVE the game and their is absolutely no doubt that you are getting every cent worth of entertainment out of your money, but this game is far from a 10/11 or 10/10. Its an easy 8.5, 9 if you want to be generous.

The third person perspective is unplayable and the lack of any sort of flavor text is inexcusable. The main quest is also relatively short compared to the number and depth of side quests that are available and it tends to be a little anti climactic towards the end.

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Spookie
but this game is far from a 10/11 or 10/10. Its an easy 8.5, 9 if you want to be generous.

I agree. I'd give it a 9. The game is brilliant but the dialog is a bit underwhelming at key points and the story wavers right at the end when it should go for an explosive end it more whimpers out.

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Draken
The latest issue of PSM3, the UK's first dedicated PlayStation 3 magazine, has an exclusive review of Bethesda's FallOut 3. The usual suspects has already posted scans of the article on the Internet, revealing that the editors of PSM3 admitted that "the PS3 version compares poorly to its Xbox [360] and PC counterparts."

More at TeamXbox

Well ..... may be the PS3 is so hard to program :rolleyes:, don't shoot the messenger

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LOC

There will be NO demo for Fallout 3.

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Andrew

Wasn't really expecting one either. Oblivion didn't have a demo either iirc.

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Brad.

I played this for a while the other day and reaaaaallly disliked it :/

I liked hacking a dead body to pieces though :p

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Pheee

They are probably Spinal Tap fans, same with the Volume control on the BBC iPlayer. They do love their 11's.

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Just about to post that myself:

The latest issue of PSM3, the UK's first dedicated PlayStation 3 magazine, has an exclusive review of Bethesda's FallOut 3. The usual suspects has already posted scans of the article on the Internet, revealing that the editors of PSM3 admitted that "the PS3 version compares poorly to its Xbox [360] and PC counterparts."

Today, the PSM3 staff tried to rectify this statement by saying that "the PS3 version looks the same as on Xbox, but things in the distance are slightly jaggier/rougher, the textures seem 'muddier' up-close and the frame rate is choppier, especially during the last few story missions."

Too little, too late. The damage has been done.

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Sethos

Surprise, surprise.

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Our exclusive Fallout 3 PS3 review (from PSM3#107) has leaked onto the Internet and, as expected, a single sentence has been dragged out, beaten and interrogated under a spotlight. This one; "The PS3 version compares poorly to its Xbox and PC counterparts." Which, in the parlance of the Internet, obviously means; "THE PS3 VERSION SUCKS! XBOX WINS! ANOTHER CRAPPY PORT!" But that isn't the case. The PS3 version just looks SLIGHTLY WORSE than the other versions.

The PC version of Fallout 3 is gorgeous. The colours are vivid, the draw distance is endless, the textures are high-res and the lighting effects are beautifully subtle, especially when you're gazing over the Capital Wasteland at sunset. It's the best-looking of the three.

The Xbox 360 version's textures are noticeably rougher than on PC, and objects in the distance aren't quite as clear. It does, however, boast an impressively solid frame rate. The game is, otherwise, identical.

NOW, the PS3 version looks the same as on Xbox, but things in the distance are slightly jaggier/rougher, the textures seem 'muddier' up-close and the frame rate is choppier, especially during the last few story missions (which may be the same on Xbox, but we've not seen the equivalent scenes to comment). We won't spoil anything, but the set-pieces here are MASSIVE, and the engine quivers under the weight of what's happening.

So, really, the difference between the Xbox and PS3 versions won't hamper your enjoyment of the game in ANY WAY. High-res textures or not, it's still the same huge, epic, absorbing, brilliant adventure.

And if you're bothered by a slightly inferior frame rate and fractionally blurrier textures, then perhaps, yes, you'd best buy the Xbox version, leaving the rest of us to enjoy an almost-identical, equally brilliant, game on PS3, while you smugly inspect concrete textures at terrifyingly close range to reap the full benefit, rather than, say, losing yourself in a 100 hour epic quest in an evocative post-apocalypse. Or having fun.

Good night.

Andy Kelly (the one who reviewed Fallout 3, and finished it on PS3.)

EDIT: As this story has spread, some of the more conspiratorial forum posters are suggesting this post is 'damage control', prompted by Bethesda. Once again, sorry to disappoint, but no-one from Bethesda, or their PR Agency has been in touch - we just felt the need to clarify what had been taken, and blown out of proportion, in our review. While it is entirely sensible comment that, yes, we could have clarified the visual differences between formats more clearly in the review, seeing as we already had to trim up to 800 words off the original copy, we opted to describe more about the game's setting, its atmosphere and rich possibility, than devote 300 words to the minutiae of textures, and visible - but negligible - draw distance occurrences, since most of our readers, we presume, would be more interested in the game's broader sweep. It is, after all, a 100 hour action-RPG, not an exercise in turning over corpses to inspect the resolution of their trousers. As for those claiming this as some form of victory for Xbox's architecture over PS3, the dull truth is that games will almost always look slightly better on the format they were originally coded for. In the reverse scenario, look at PS3-specific titles like Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, MGS4 and Killzone to see how PS3 can perform when coded from the ground up. Bigger third-party developers, especially EA, have almost completely eradicated cross-platform hiccups - for example, our recent demo of Skate 2 led on PS3, while last year's game led on Xbox.

Source: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/artic...97&site=psm

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sin-ergy

Well, I got bored half way through Oblivion and never finished the game. Wonder if it'll happen with Fallout 3......

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Massiveterra

Honestly though, I don't know about 60+ hour gameplay and 3 hour side quests, especially with other games coming out this season. I might wait till next year for this game

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kuballer10

Never played this series. Should I look into it?

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Spookie

The main quest is fairly short I'd say 15-20hrs tops. Addon the additional quests then yeah, it'll take a while to complete. :p

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nothuman
Never played this series. Should I look into it?

It depends, do you really like videogames ?

;)

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NoLiMiT06

I am looking forward to this game and I am planning on renting it at first then may buy if I like it. Just rented Fable 2 and I am addicted to it... :) Someone please post your impressions when you pick up the game...

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Dave J.

6 hours into the game, lots of fun, way creepy in the wasteland. if you liked oblivion, you're going to love this, if you didn't, i still think you'd like this game. i'll post more when i'm home from work.

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jelli

So now that its Tuesday it should have been released in America, how is the game on PC?

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