Fallout 3 Must Have Game?

#1 Posted by Chewii101 (822 posts) -

I wanna get a new RPG for the 360...thinking bout either Fallout 3 or Fable 2. Which one should I get? Maybe there is another choice? DLC does not matter, I will buy it whatever the cost (Knothole, Anchorage...)

#2 Posted by Jayge_ (10221 posts) -

Fallout 3 is the choice.

#3 Edited by lvl10Wizard (326 posts) -

Hmmm.. depends on your preference of genre. You gotta ask yourself if you want the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Washington DC or the fantastical swords and sorcery (and guns!) of Albion.

#4 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Length: Fallout 3
Better: Fable II
My Suggestion: Look into more games. If it comes down to it, buy Fable II but don't expect the best quantity for your cash. Fallout is overrated, to me, but if you like Elder Scrolls it's basicall a rehash of everything in that game.

#5 Posted by hungrynun (444 posts) -

Flip a coin.

#6 Posted by Lies (3868 posts) -

Fallout is an absolute behemoth of content, but the style's not for everyone.

Fable's a bit more short, with considerably less to do, and less viable playstyles.

It's more a choice between which type of game you like better. Personally, I would choose Fallout, as it gives ou a lot more content, and it's just personally the type of game I really enjoy.

#7 Posted by HistoryInRust (6401 posts) -

Yeah.  This is entirely contingent on taste. 

Like swords and shields?  Go Fable.

Like Post-Apocalyptic madness?  Go Fallout. 

#8 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -
hungrynun said:
"Flip a coin."
Yeah, I must say this.

Both games are excellent. I have actually had more fun with Fable 2, but I was more impressed and spent more time with Fallout 3. Both are excellent titles that every gamer should play. Also, Fable 2 has easy achievements, so....does that mean anything to you?
#9 Posted by Chewii101 (822 posts) -

Lol...achievements would be something I would look at

#10 Posted by lvl10Wizard (326 posts) -

Fallout 3s achievements are pretty easy too if you have the time. I managed to 1000 point it in a couple of weeks but I had the time to rinse it.

#11 Posted by Milkman (17316 posts) -

It depends what kind of RPG you want. Fable II and Fallout 3 are so incredibly different it's pretty hard to even put them in the same genre.

#12 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

Personally I dont think Fallout 3 is a must have, it was a little disapointing for me. On the other hand Fable 2 was on of my favorite games of last year, so I would go with that.

#13 Posted by HistoryInRust (6401 posts) -
Chewii101 said:
"Lol...achievements would be something I would look at"
I have no idea what the achievements in Fable 2 are like, but the Fallout achievements are rather easy.  Mostly just grinding (though, when you're doing it, it doesn't feel so negative).  The most arduous ones are the ones that require extra playthroughs (achievements associated with Karma). 
#14 Posted by Lies (3868 posts) -
Sir_Ragnarok said:
"Chewii101 said:
"Lol...achievements would be something I would look at"
I have no idea what the achievements in Fable 2 are like, but the Fallout achievements are rather easy.  Mostly just grinding (though, when you're doing it, it doesn't feel so negative).  The most arduous ones are the ones that require extra playthroughs (achievements associated with Karma). "
Dude, just keep a save about midway through levels 7, 13, and 19. Reload save, do very bad/very good things to change karma, ding level, achievement unlocked.
#15 Posted by tokyochicken (849 posts) -

If you want a game that will last you 80+ hours with side quests, Fallout 3 is definetly the game for you but Fable 2 has a very different atmosphere than Fallout and it shorter. One thing I heard about Fallout 3 is that some people thought the world was too bleak for them and such. 

#16 Posted by Mercator (365 posts) -

I loved them both. As far as achievements go Fable 2 is the first game I ever got 100% of the achievements on, so that means they are pretty easy.

Fallout is a huge and open ended, Fable is smaller and more linear.

Pick the one that has the better setting in your opinion. Both great choices.

#17 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -
RHCPfan24 said:
"hungrynun said:
"Flip a coin."
Yeah, I must say this.

Both games are excellent. I have actually had more fun with Fable 2, but I was more impressed and spent more time with Fallout 3. Both are excellent titles that every gamer should play. Also, Fable 2 has easy achievements, so....does that mean anything to you?"
Yeah. Fallout 3 has really easy achievements to tho...1100/1100 for me...But fliping a coin will be your best bet.
#18 Posted by Bartiemus (253 posts) -

I prefer Fallout 3 still got about 4 more achievements then i will have the 1000 out of 1000 on the pc not including the DLC.

#19 Posted by StaticFalconar (4850 posts) -

Fallout 3

#20 Posted by ColMustard (357 posts) -

I finished Fallout a couple weeks ago and now Im playing through Fable... Honestly, both games kinda compliment each other as they are both oposite in their subject matter and really RPG game styles.  What I'm saying is that I really like them both for different reasons... If you put a gun to my head and said, "pick one!" I wouldn't hesitate in picking Fallout 3... Gritty, funny, addicting, huge... Its an amazing game.  Get em' both!

#21 Posted by Steven (247 posts) -

Both are amazing.  Fallout has a lot going for it, but also has a lot of problems.  Technical issues out the ass, and a pretty terrible ending, but it's still an incredibly amazing game.  It just depends on what you want out of it.

#22 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

Fallout 3. No contest.

#23 Posted by Captain_Fookup (1519 posts) -

Quality over quantity, buy Fable 2 and perhaps Mass Effect or Tales of Vesperia.

#24 Posted by jNerd (2015 posts) -

Fallout 3 was my GOTY nuff said

#25 Posted by Bullet_Jr (770 posts) -

Yes, I think it's a must-have.

I thought Oblivion was the shit, and Fallout 3 improved on pretty much every aspect.

I'll just say this, if you never play this game, you are doing yourself a disservice.

#26 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -
Bullet_Jr said:
"Yes, I think it's a must-have.

I thought Oblivion was the shit, and Fallout 3 improved on pretty much every aspect.

I'll just say this, if you never play this game, you are doing yourself a disservice."
Besides amount of content...and variety...
#27 Posted by CitizenKane (10508 posts) -
#28 Posted by skrutop (3615 posts) -

Get Fallout 3.  By the time you do everything there is to do in that game, Fable 2 will have dropped in price.

#29 Posted by Hexpane (1397 posts) -

Fable 2 if you like bad fart jokes and playing dress up w/ button mashing combat and potions to make you taller

Fallout 3 if you like post apocalyptic Role Playing Games

The choice is yours

#30 Posted by The_Dude (798 posts) -
Captain_Fookup said:
"Quality over quantity, buy Fable 2 and perhaps Mass Effect or Tales of Vesperia."
Sounds like you have yet to play Fallout 3.

To OP, you should get Fallout 3, I have spent much more time with it over fable, and my experience has been far better with Fallout as well.
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#31 Posted by Captain_Fookup (1519 posts) -
The_Dude said:
"Captain_Fookup said:
"Quality over quantity, buy Fable 2 and perhaps Mass Effect or Tales of Vesperia."
Sounds like you have yet to play Fallout 3.

To OP, you should get Fallout 3, I have spent much more time with it over fable, and my experience has been far better with Fallout as well."

Send me a friends request on Xbox Live just to see if I have played and was whiteness to it's horrible endings. Don't get me wrong the game was entertaining just roaming the wasteland and killing things, but the main quest was contrived whilst high off of Jenkem. The game will be enjoyable when the Fallout community fixes balancing issues, bugs, glitches, ect instead of the developers much like Oblivion.

My Gamertag is KingMongoloid if you really wanted to see.
#32 Posted by Bulldog19892 (1795 posts) -

Get Fallout 3. I was pretty disappointed by Fable II. I thought the combat was horrible (get powerful area effect spell, hold B, win game) but that's just a personal opinion.

#33 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

Also, Fallout 3's achievements are by no means hard (in fact, they are pretty much all story progression), but you have to invest a lot of time into it to beat it (20-50 hours depending on how you play, maybe even more). And, for me at least, I have not had any spare time, so it has been hard to finish Fallout 3. Fable 2 is shorter, but it has a lot of fun things to do around the world, and the achievements are easy as well.

All in all, both are really amazing games...I would buy them both ;)

Just as a side note, though, Anchorage is probably a better DLC than Knothole, though I enjoyed Knothole rather much.

#34 Posted by Hexpane (1397 posts) -
Bulldog19892 said:
"Get Fallout 3. I was pretty disappointed by Fable II. I thought the combat was horrible (get powerful area effect spell, hold B, win game) but that's just a personal opinion."
Well it's how it is, Fable has always had horribly unbalanced gameplay that was really dumbed down.  Molyneux had said a bunch of times in Fable 1 dev that he wanted a game people could come home from the pub and play... ergo simple button mashing for drunk frat boys
#35 Posted by Maru (286 posts) -

Go get Fallout 3.  I feel stupid for not buying this game on launch week, and I'm enjoying it enough to give Oblivion a second chance (with mods ofcourse).
I don't really care for Fable series, hated the first one.

#36 Posted by Leon31 (125 posts) -

It is a must have game in my books. There was just so much pumped into that game, into a barren land scape no less, that made the game great. In the post apocalyptic future, there shouldn't be too many people running around or too many pockets of civilization. So far all intents and purposes it would be barren with little life. Yet Bethesda managed to keep that feeling of isolation and barren land while pumping the world full of things to do and places/people to see. Sure there are times you might go "Wait, should that be there? Should that have happened?" But for the most part it is just a great game with really good game play, visuals and some pretty good content.

#37 Posted by Chewii101 (822 posts) -

The things that frustrates me the most about that game (Havn't played Fallout 3 yet) are the save mechanics and endings. If you could just keep playing after the end without having to pay an extra 10 bucks for the new DLC, this would be a must buy for sure. And the saving. For SW:KOTOR, it was perfectly fine. BUT THAT WAS FREAKING 5 YEARS AGO. ARG.

Lol....Still probably going to get this game though. Jeff's quickplay of Anchorage (and punching the doctor) sold me :P
#38 Posted by Lies (3868 posts) -
Chewii101 said:
"The things that frustrates me the most about that game (Havn't played Fallout 3 yet) are the save mechanics and endings. If you could just keep playing after the end without having to pay an extra 10 bucks for the new DLC, this would be a must buy for sure. And the saving. For SW:KOTOR, it was perfectly fine. BUT THAT WAS FREAKING 5 YEARS AGO. ARG.

Lol....Still probably going to get this game though. Jeff's quickplay of Anchorage (and punching the doctor) sold me :P
"
So just don't finish the main quest. Simple. Or buy Fable now, and hold off till March to buy Fallout, so you can play through the game with the Broken Steel DLC which raises the level cap to 30 and lets you continue after the ending.
#39 Posted by clarke0 (1077 posts) -

FO3 is awesome if you can get into it. It has way more content and the size of the world is breathtaking. It's world is much more lifeless and less energetic than Fable's though.

#40 Posted by granderojo (1792 posts) -

Fallout is a game you have to devote tons of hours to get something out of it, I didn't know that once you beat the game that it ends, I was stuck without getting half the content out of it.

I try restarting a character but it just ain't the same, I devote so many hour to be fucked over in the end.

#41 Posted by Lord_Santa (11 posts) -
Hexpane said:
"Fable 2 if you like bad fart jokes and playing dress up w/ button mashing combat and potions to make you tallerFallout 3 if you like post apocalyptic Role Playing GamesThe choice is yours"
Rather, Fable 2 if you want to do any actual "role-playing", as it contains a mute protagonist, whom uses various forms of exclamation to express him/her self
It is a crude system, but it works nicely.
That and the fact that Fable 2 is more thought-through, it does not try to be something it is not.
It is an action/adventiure with RPG elements to it.

Fallout 3 is suitable, if you like to explore and VATS, other than that, the dialogue is so horrible, that you'll be wishing long before-done, that at least Mira was a mute.

Fallout 3, if you like "blood-gore-meaningless-questing-for-your-father"

Fable 2, if you like "action-interaction-simple-yet-effective-plot"
#42 Posted by Rapture (265 posts) -

It is a must experience but not must have

#43 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

If i were making a collection out of all of the finest games ever made, I'd most likely get fallout 3. 


On another note, Mass Effect and Tales of Vesperia are great, but leave Fable 2 alone.
#44 Posted by gbpackers94 (116 posts) -

Both

#45 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4956 posts) -

you cant go wrong with the holy trio : Mass effect , Obilivon and Fallout 3

#46 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4141 posts) -

go with fallout 3, i got it about 3 months ago and i am still playing it, its a great game just to mess around in

#47 Posted by iAmJohn (6134 posts) -

I've yet to crack open my copy of Fable II yet, but I've put something like sixty hours into Fallout 3 and I'm nowhere near finishing the story.  I love that game.

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