#1 Posted by MithrilMojo (108 posts) -

Going through my game backlog (finished up Uncharted 3 and The Last of Us) and Fallout 3 Game Of The Year Edition was next in the pile.

I've had the worst luck with Bethesda games. I was playing Oblivion on my first 360 when the screen glitched, and suddenly I had my first red ring. Got a new 360, put Oblivion back in, and it froze the system again. Never went back.

So in goes Fallout into my PS3 and the fun continues. Three lockups in one day. If I was smart, I'd stop playing, but I do love the game. I'm just hoping my PS3 survives the experience.

Anyone else playing it, or have fun Bethesda glitch stories?

#2 Posted by Spoonman671 (4632 posts) -

Fallout 3 was not known for its stability, especially on PS3. I still played a tremendous amount of that game, and enjoyed it. Was always a gamble though. Good luck, man.

#3 Posted by cabrit_sans_cor (115 posts) -

I've got Fallout 3: GOTY on Steam, and it's straight fucked. I maybe get 5-10 minutes of playing at a time, before the game decides to freeze up and I have to force quit and start again. I eventually just said "fuck it, I'll try New Vegas." No problems with that so far.

#4 Posted by ADAMWD (588 posts) -

Odd, I put about 300 hours into F3 on 360 and had zero technical issues. Same goes for Oblivion, and I had about 200 hours in that game. Seems like with Bethesda you either get a perfect experience or a shitty one.

#5 Edited by DeathByWaffle (636 posts) -

I loved playing Fallout 3 on the PC when it came out, but I definitely had to deal with at least one crash every time I played it. When I tried to get the first DLC, it would crash around the same point every time. So yeah, it wasn't the most stable of games, but it was great when it worked.

#6 Posted by mak_wikus (523 posts) -

I've had zero problems with the GOTY on PC. Well, maybe a few CTDs, but "a few" over a span of over 100 hours is nothing.

#7 Posted by natetodamax (19204 posts) -

Fallout 3 is one of my favorite games. I just dealt with whatever weirdness occurred including lock ups (which happened to me several times) because of how terrific the experience was over such a long period of time.

#8 Posted by stubbleman (306 posts) -

I would be so paranoid if that happened to me. Godspeed to you and your PS3 man. Are you playing it off of a disc? Is that game available for download on the PS3 even?

#9 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

Iv put at least 200hours of Fallout 3 on my ps3 and only ever had 1 freeze and it wasn't even on my ps3 at the time. I think I have had a worse time playing CounterStrike Go then I have any fallout game. I get kicked more times in CS Go randomly then FO3 & New vegas freezing combined.

#11 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

One of the GIANT super mutants for some reason became friendly for me for about 5 real life hours.

#12 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5476 posts) -

Throughout my time with fallout 3 on my 360 it only froze twice. Lucky I guess.

#13 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2029 posts) -

I've had the worst luck with Bethesda games. I was playing Oblivion on my first 360 when the screen glitched, and suddenly I had my first red ring. Got a new 360, put Oblivion back in, and it froze the system again. Never went back.

Wow that's a huge bummer! My first Bethesda experience on console was Oblivion on 360 and that was absolutely magical. I got really into it and ended up getting it on PC. I don't remember having any technical issues with it on 360 at all.

I stopped buying Bethesda games on console just because the modding community on PC is so large that it definitely extends the replayability of the games. Also, from what I remember, I think Fallout 3 on PS3 had some infamous technical issues early on. I don't think they adapted the Gamebryo engine very well for that console at all, unfortunately! Good luck; hopefully they sorted out that mess so you don't end up experiencing too many problems!

#14 Posted by MithrilMojo (108 posts) -

Thanks for all the best wishes on my PS3 journey! Like @adamwd says, you either get a perfect experience or a shitty one, and I seem to waver a lot towards the former. Won't stop me from playing, though. I do love the game.

Another lock up last night when I fast traveled straight into a pack of Super Mutants. Restarted. Fast traveled somewhere else, saw a bit of frame jump for awhile, then it settled down.

I did shoot a Raider, though, and his severed head rolled around in a circle and never stopped. I'm assuming it's still doing that if I went back to the body. Those kinds of glitches I love.