Buying Fallout 3 is kind of hard

Posted by Deathawk (280 posts) -

So I've kind of been in the mood for a post apocalyptic open world RPG as of late and I've come to the conclusion that buying Fallout 3 nowadays is kind of hard. First of all no retailers seem to stock a new GOTY copy, they're all used. Normally I have no qualms about buying used games, especially when the game is years old like Fallout is, but I don't know, something about purchasing used expansion pack seems a little bit shady to me. So my next option would be to buy a used copy and purchase new DLC from the marketplace, which would put me out around $17 (since I only really want Broken Steel) but that's also the price for a used GOTY collection. I probably don't have the time to play through more than BS so then the whole thing comes down to if I just want the GOTY to say I got a better value. I don't know....buying games nowadays is kind of difficult.

#1 Posted by Deathawk (280 posts) -

So I've kind of been in the mood for a post apocalyptic open world RPG as of late and I've come to the conclusion that buying Fallout 3 nowadays is kind of hard. First of all no retailers seem to stock a new GOTY copy, they're all used. Normally I have no qualms about buying used games, especially when the game is years old like Fallout is, but I don't know, something about purchasing used expansion pack seems a little bit shady to me. So my next option would be to buy a used copy and purchase new DLC from the marketplace, which would put me out around $17 (since I only really want Broken Steel) but that's also the price for a used GOTY collection. I probably don't have the time to play through more than BS so then the whole thing comes down to if I just want the GOTY to say I got a better value. I don't know....buying games nowadays is kind of difficult.

#2 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

If playing on PC is an option at all for you, then you can get it off Steam.

Also, I don't see why you should feel weird about buying a used game that you cannot find new copies of. Nothing wrong with it in this case.

#3 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2228 posts) -

Buying it used shouldnt be a problem, since the DLC is on a seperate disc and installs to your console. It doesn't require serials or anything.

Thats all your choice if you want a brand new sealed Fallout 3 edition though.

#4 Posted by NakAttack (1289 posts) -

get the goty edition.

#5 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2102 posts) -

I am in total agreement with you. I bought the original version of Fallout 3 for like $15 bucks like 6-8 months after it came out and I got a good 50-60 hours out of that game which was more than worth it, but now for Fallout: New Vegas, I just waited for that "GotY" edition to come out and drop in price to $20 or so bucks, and will hopefully get to play through that by summer. I dunno, I am not much for DLC as it is meant to be... dropping $60 on a game is enough, but then to have extra content piece-mealed out to you, I would just rather buy a game with the complete works of that game on a disc/package and be done with it rather than having to rely on XBL or PSN or whatever hokey PC storefront they have for that content.

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#6 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2228 posts) -

Also, to add, Point Lookout is also pretty good and worth it.

#7 Posted by Deathawk (280 posts) -

Point lookout is the Alaskan one right? Yeah that looks pretty fun.

I guess the whole point to this blog was not so much a question of used games, but the crazy amount of research I had to do prior to actually buying it. For a while I was thinking that it would be a code, so when I saw best buy had used copies of Broken Steele I was understandably confused. By comparison, ten years ago if I wanted Halo, I went and bought Halo. I'm not saying that that's necessarily better or worst, it just seemed like one of those "living in the future" moments

To steer the conversation in a different way, I was also considering Boarderlands. Would that be worth it for the single player alone or does it lose most of its essence without co-op?

#8 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

Get the GOTY edition.

Also, Point Lookout is the best DLC, and no it's not the one in Alaska, that's Operation Anchorage. Point Lookout is in a swamp.

#9 Posted by evanbower (1210 posts) -

@Deathawk: You could always get a new GOTY Edition on Amazon?

#10 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

What, you actually walk into brick and mortar stores? What is this 1999?

#11 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

Damn you, I just bought Fallout 3 GOTY because of this post. Oh well, now I won't have to buy another game for awhile.

#12 Edited by spazmaster666 (1965 posts) -

@Deathawk said:

So I've kind of been in the mood for a post apocalyptic open world RPG as of late and I've come to the conclusion that buying Fallout 3 nowadays is kind of hard. First of all no retailers seem to stock a new GOTY copy, they're all used. Normally I have no qualms about buying used games, especially when the game is years old like Fallout is, but I don't know, something about purchasing used expansion pack seems a little bit shady to me. So my next option would be to buy a used copy and purchase new DLC from the marketplace, which would put me out around $17 (since I only really want Broken Steel) but that's also the price for a used GOTY collection. I probably don't have the time to play through more than BS so then the whole thing comes down to if I just want the GOTY to say I got a better value. I don't know....buying games nowadays is kind of difficult.

Why not just order it from Amazon? The GOTY edition is available right now for $20.

#13 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

@spazmaster666: Exactly what I just did lol.

#14 Posted by believer258 (11672 posts) -

@Deathawk said:

Point lookout is the Alaskan one right? Yeah that looks pretty fun.

I guess the whole point to this blog was not so much a question of used games, but the crazy amount of research I had to do prior to actually buying it. For a while I was thinking that it would be a code, so when I saw best buy had used copies of Broken Steele I was understandably confused. By comparison, ten years ago if I wanted Halo, I went and bought Halo. I'm not saying that that's necessarily better or worst, it just seemed like one of those "living in the future" moments

To steer the conversation in a different way, I was also considering Boarderlands. Would that be worth it for the single player alone or does it lose most of its essence without co-op?

If you are a single player gamer then Fallout 3. No question.

Borderlands is still fun in single player. That's how I played it the first time. However, the game is most obviously meant to be played with friends. If you've got buddies that you want to play with and are willing to play with you, then Borderlands is at its best.

#15 Posted by Destroyeron (352 posts) -

@McGhee said:

What, you actually walk into brick and mortar stores? What is this 1999?

QFT.

#16 Posted by Twiggy199 (496 posts) -

If you live in the UK try this site, it's out of stock at the minute but it's due in and for £14.86 you cant go wrong. The good thing about the site is it's automated which makes deliveries ridiculously fast, items are usually on the doorstep next day.

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