Is the Fallout 3 GOTY edition still worth buying?

#1 Posted by heatDrive88 (2383 posts) -

 
It's $65 up here in Canada for the Fallout 3 GOTY Edition, and I've somehow managed to entirely avoid playing Fallout 3 completely. I never really got into the whole Fallout franchise, but I've been pestered by many to play it so I'm thinking of finally caving into a purchase. 
 
So is the GOTY Edition still worth a good purchase? Or should I just pass over the GOTY and opt for a used copy of standalone Fallout 3 for cheap?

#2 Posted by sixpin (1303 posts) -

I would get the GOTY Edition. You'll get all of the DLC, but most importantly you get Broken Steel, which increases your level cap and extends the main quest line. Basically (at least here in the US) the GOTY Edition costs the same as just buying all of the DLC.

#3 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2132 posts) -

I would say it is a good purchase, however you would have to be tolerant of some bugs that exist within the game in places.  If you already knew this (as Bethesda games generally are buggy), you will find a pretty solid game.  Also the DLC really helps to make your exploration in the Wasteland more interesting and (possibly) easier.
 
I'm assuming you are getting the 360 version, though if you are thinking of getting the PC version and are into modding, there are some great mods for this game too, increasing the game's already large longevity.

#4 Posted by CitizenKane (10508 posts) -

Yes, it is definitely worth it, especially with all of the DLC.

#5 Posted by ROBdaMOB (175 posts) -

Yea if you havent played Fallout 3  yet
Get that shit son  
cant wait for new vegas

#6 Posted by Galiant (2195 posts) -

Go for it! I've played that game to death for countless hours and I love it. The next game, New Vegas, is constantly on my mind. 
 
GO GET IT!

#7 Posted by SepticShock (43 posts) -

Yes, get it.

#8 Edited by heatDrive88 (2383 posts) -
@ShiftyMagician:
What sort of glitches and bugs are we talking about? (hopefully spoiler free)
#9 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@CitizenKane said:
" Yes, it is definitely worth it, especially with all of the DLC. "
This! I have only put 60 hours into the game, sadly.
#10 Posted by Galiant (2195 posts) -
@heatDrive88 said:
" @ShiftyMagician: What sort of glitches and bugs are we talking about? (hopefully spoiler free) "
Freezing is the worst. I played the PS3 version, and it didn't happen a lot, but it could be devastating when it did. Save often! 
 
I've also experienced a lot of minor graphical bugs. It's really not a big deal most of the time. Why are you still here? GO BUY IT! =D
#11 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Definitely.

#12 Posted by LordCmdrStryker (346 posts) -
@heatDrive88 said:
I never really got into the whole Fallout franchise, but I've been pestered by many to play it so I'm thinking of finally caving into a purchase.  
 
Stop.  Stop right now.  Either you want to play it or you don't, don't let anybody decide for you.  If you're curious, get it on Gamefly or rent it somewhere or something, but don't buy it if you've never played any of the Fallout games before.
#13 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

You should definitely consider getting the GOTY version. I bought the original for 18 bucks thinking I would only purchase 1 or 2 of hte expansions, now I find myself wanting to play all of them,

#14 Posted by PenguinDust (12604 posts) -

You betcha it's worth it.  I picked up a GOTY edition for the PC earlier this year and it's awesome still.  I had the regular 360 version before that.

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#15 Posted by azhang (111 posts) -

Get it if you were not one of those people that bought Fallout 3 on the first day.

#16 Posted by dahapr44 (25 posts) -

When I had to make a similar decision recently, I decided to purchase only the less expensive standalone version of Fallout 3. 
 
I'm playing the game on the PS3, and everything that I have read suggests that the freezing is only really bad on the expansions (even to the extent that some of them are basically unplayable). I have heard, however, that the issues are not as bad on other systems and that the degree of freezing varies widely from person to person. Ultimately, your decision should probably depend on how much patience you think you will have if the GOTY ends up freezing repeatedly.

#17 Posted by Lukeweizer (2750 posts) -
@heatDrive88 said:
"  It's $65 up here in Canada for the Fallout 3 GOTY Edition, and I've somehow managed to entirely avoid playing Fallout 3 completely. I never really got into the whole Fallout franchise, but I've been pestered by many to play it so I'm thinking of finally caving into a purchase.  So is the GOTY Edition still worth a good purchase? Or should I just pass over the GOTY and opt for a used copy of standalone Fallout 3 for cheap? "
Look on Craig's List.
#18 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

Get the GOTY version and play it while you wait for the New Vegas GOTY (I am NOT going to spend 110 dollars on another Fallout game.....is what I keep telling myself)

#19 Posted by floodiastus (1262 posts) -
@ROBdaMOB said:
" Yea if you havent played Fallout 3  yetGet that shit son  cant wait for new vegas "
OMG that avatar, it is ELI!
#20 Posted by ROBdaMOB (175 posts) -
@floodiastus: I got one question Mayne tell me who next
#21 Posted by floodiastus (1262 posts) -
@ROBdaMOB said:
" @floodiastus: I got one question Mayne tell me who next "
Haha, that clip cracks me up, I just love that "relaxed" presentator too. It's like the whole room watched too many ghetto-flicks ;)
#22 Posted by Atomasist (2818 posts) -

Yes.

#23 Posted by heatDrive88 (2383 posts) -

Well after that positive response, I headed out to buy the GOTY edition. Goodbye 100+ hours of life, hello 100+ hopeful hours of enjoyment.
#24 Posted by Galiant (2195 posts) -
@heatDrive88 said:
" Well after that positive response, I headed out to buy the GOTY edition. Goodbye 100+ hours of life, hello 100+ hopeful hours of enjoyment. "
Exploring is encouraged!
#25 Posted by ThePickle (4190 posts) -

Yes, yes, and yes! I've just started playing and I already feel I've got my money's worth!

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