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Posted by mracoon (4947 posts) 7 months, 23 days ago

Poll: GotG Quarterfinals: Mass Effect 2 vs. Fallout 3 (1066 votes)

Mass Effect 2 71%
Fallout 3 29%

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Can Mass Effect 2 score another big win or is Fallout 3 too big to overcome?

Mass Effect 2 (2010)

Fallout 3 (2008)

Voting closes at midnight GMT / 4pm PST.

#1 Posted by bigjeffrey (4710 posts) -

ass effect 2

#2 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4674 posts) -

Look at the illusive man there and tell me you will not be voting Mass Effect 2.

#3 Posted by BeachThunder (11643 posts) -

Shepard.

#4 Posted by AMyggen (2460 posts) -

ME2, no question.

#5 Edited by TowerSixteen (542 posts) -

Well, Fallout, you had a good run. Too bad your shooting sucked ass so so bad, even compared to a ME game! Your definitely not winning this on writing, IMO.

#6 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10368 posts) -

I love Fallout 3, but Mass Effect 2 is a game I love more.

#7 Posted by Zacagawea (1577 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 all day

#8 Edited by Milkman (16483 posts) -

I fully expect Mass Effect 2 to take this by at least 75%.

#9 Edited by Pr1mus (3778 posts) -

If Mass Effect 2 steamrolls Fallout 3 (i hope it does) like it did everything else so far then it's all but confirmed it wins the whole thing.

#10 Posted by TheHT (10804 posts) -

Again, Mass Effect 2 easily.

#11 Edited by schreiberty (203 posts) -

Even though I like Fallout 3 more, Me2 is the better game and I accept its victory.

#12 Edited by Godlyawesomeguy (6385 posts) -

Fallout 3, easily.

#13 Posted by Marokai (2787 posts) -

I really wish Fallout 3 had grabbed me like it did for so many others, but it just never did. Mass Effect 2.

#14 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4674 posts) -

@pr1mus said:

If Mass Effect 2 steamrolls Fallout 3 (i hope it does) like it did everything else so far then it's all but confirmed it wins the whole thing.

We shall see. Mass Effect 2 has yet to face it's greatest foe: Dark Souls. I still expect ME2 to win but it may be close.

#15 Edited by development (1997 posts) -

I would've voted New Vegas, but ME2 gets this over F3, easily. Fallout 3 gets my vote for hands-down ugliest art-design of the generation, though.

#16 Posted by Video_Game_King (35826 posts) -

Fallout 3, because I haven't played Ass Meffect 2.

I don't really hold any negative opinions of ME2. I just find Ass Meffect 2 funny, for whatever reason.

#17 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

Yeah, this poll is going pretty much how I expected it to.

ME2 is just so effing awesome.

#18 Posted by RonGalaxy (2839 posts) -

I have a feeling ME2 will take it in the end, which is completely fine. Personally, the last of us is slightly better, but ME2 is a super close second for my favorite game this gen.

#19 Posted by CaLe (3897 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 shall OMNOMNOMNOMNOM Fallout 3.

#20 Posted by Sterling (2052 posts) -

This is a tough one for me. I have to think on it.

#21 Posted by Karkarov (2942 posts) -

You had a good run Fallout 3 but Mass Effect 2 does want to light the world on fire, and it is starting with you.

#22 Posted by Box3ru13 (702 posts) -

FO3 should've been gone two rounds ago, how it made it this far is beyond me. Not even Bethesda's best game. ME2 is easily BioWare's however.

#23 Edited by Jimbo (9769 posts) -

This competition is over. ME2 wouldn't be my choice, but it's an excellent game and a worthy overall winner.

#24 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

I have a feeling ME2 will take it in the end, which is completely fine. Personally, the last of us is slightly better, but ME2 is a super close second for my favorite game this gen.

Wow Naru Joe - those are my feelings exactly :D

Internet hi-5.

#25 Posted by Captain_Insano (1522 posts) -

Fallout 3. That was the game that showed me, more than Oblivion, that this was the 'next gen'.

I won't be sad for ME2 to take this though.

#26 Edited by mlarrabee (2872 posts) -

@schreiberty said:

Even though I like Fallout 3 more, Me2 is the better game and I accept its victory.

This for me too. I had more fun with, and enjoyed the stories more in Fallout 3 than in Mass Effect 2, but I do agree that it's a better product.

It's the same way I feel about Mass Effect against Mass Effect 2. ME2 is a superb game, but the other two had me captivated, despite their glaring flaws.

EDIT: It's funny; Fallout 3 experienced the same sudden jump from beloved to hated as BioShock Infinite.

#27 Posted by Atlas (2428 posts) -

I voted for Fallout 3 and I'm totally fine with ME2 winning because it's a fantastic game.

#28 Posted by Mento (2415 posts) -

Go die in a radiation chamber despite having numerous means to opt out of doing so, Fallout 3. Mass Effect 2 is probably going to take this whole thing, isn't it? I'd be okay with that.

I feel better about the last round now, knowing that Super Mario Galaxy probably would've also lost this one miserably. It's perhaps better that it bowed out with some dignity by losing a close match.

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#29 Posted by awesomeusername (4153 posts) -

Look at the illusive man there and tell me you will not be voting Mass Effect 2.

Because I had a shit ton of fun with Fallout 3. I loved ME2 but Fallout 3! But it's losing so whatever.

#30 Posted by AMyggen (2460 posts) -

ME2 is fucking wrecking shit. Good to see!

#31 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

Fallout 3 was a mediocre game at best. Interesting setting, dull characters and gameplay. Mass Effect walks over FO3 in every way possible.

#32 Edited by Broomhitches (172 posts) -

Both games are awesome, but there's just something about open world games that I love.

#33 Posted by Tennmuerti (7956 posts) -

@mento said:

Go die in a radiation chamber despite having numerous means to opt out of doing so, Fallout 3.

#34 Edited by GnomeonFire (694 posts) -

I foresee a showdown between Mass Effect 2 and Dark Souls.

#35 Edited by HH (595 posts) -

well i'm glad bethesda got two titles into the last eight, but i'll have to join the masses for this one, as much as ME2 infuriates me at times, i have played through it a total of seven times, and Fallout a total of a half - the setting just didn't hook me like the elder scrolls, hopefully the color palette will be a lot broader in 4.

#36 Posted by csl316 (7977 posts) -

I prefer Mass Effect 3, but I want ME 2 to take this whole damn tournament.

#37 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

Weird there aren't as many haters as the previous Fallout 3 matchup... them mario fans, anyways Mass Effect 2 should battle out Dark Souls in the finals.

#38 Posted by RadixNegative2 (510 posts) -

Wow this is difficult. Both games are so amazing! Mass Effect 2 just had such an amazing universe and atmosphere. The story was great and the RPG/shooter split super fun.

But Fallout 3! I spent so much time immersed in that world. The shooting wasn't great but I still loved the gameplay. Just walking around in that game was great.

UGH.

#39 Posted by Nadril (523 posts) -

Mass Effect 2.

Fallout 3 may have been one of the most disappointing games I had ever played. For all the talk about ME3's bad ending, Fallout 3 had one of the worst fucking endings out of any game. It wasn't until they came out with the DLC that they fixed it (and by that point I had sworn off the rest of the franchise).

#40 Edited by OneKillWonder_ (1691 posts) -

Wow, I'm surprised at these results. ME2 is a pretty damn good game, but I find Fallout 3 to be a lot more compelling, even if it isn't as technically sound as ME2. Plus it has far, far superior DLC offerings. Point Lookout is one of the best parts of the whole game. I honestly don't think ME2 should've made it this far, but I'm clearly in the minority on that, unfortunately.

#41 Posted by crithon (3052 posts) -

I tried popping in Fallout 3 again, 3 steps and FREEEEEEEZE.

#42 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

I'm fairly certain ME2 will win this (It's a great game), but Fallout 3 is my personal GOTG. So yeah, imma vote for dat.

#43 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -

I gathered my party and fought a terminator.

I've made every character build imaginable in fallout 3, and still find it fun to come up with new builds.

Fallout 3 is GOTG.

@box3ru13 I can only assume you mean their best game this generation, because it most certainly is not the best Bioware has produced. DA:O is Bioware's GOTG though, in case you were wondering.

#44 Edited by Vanick (312 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 for me.

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#45 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11419 posts) -

I will continue to say that Fallout 3 is the weakest of the three games that Bethesda Softworks made this generation and New Vegas is a superior title all-around. But even if it was New Vegas... I'd still have to give it to Mass Effect 2.

On a weird tangent, my brother has been watching a lot of Chuck recently for whatever reason and it always screws me up whenever I see the lady who plays Miranda because she looks pretty much exactly the same, but blonde.

#46 Edited by SarcasticMudcrab (146 posts) -

Fallout 3 had a massive effect on me, kept me up til dawn on several occasions. I fell out with mass effect 2 about resources and cover based shooting.

Ok, I'm sorry.

#47 Edited by Roger778 (953 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 is one of the best games I have ever played on the X-Box 360, and also it's predecessor.

Fallout 3 is also a good game.

#48 Edited by forkboy (1110 posts) -

I had great fun with Fallout 3, it really had a fantastic atmosphere & was great fun for many hours. But Mass Effect 2 just steam-lined Mass Effect & made it such a great experience. Yeah, resource shit was bollocks, but I can't think of much more to say against it to be honest. Well, that end boss felt a bit dumb. Wonderful characters though, a compelling story, it's a game I keep coming back to.

#49 Edited by Roboculus92 (476 posts) -

I preferred Fallout 3 but Mass effect 2 is also pretty great so I'm fine with it winning.

#50 Posted by jakob187 (21640 posts) -

I'm not going to sit here and go over my overall beef with Mass Effect 2. I'm just going to say that I think the game is bullshit top to bottom.

Fallout 3, for me, was a massive surprise. I spit vile venom at that game from the minute it was announced. At every turn, as a diehard Fallout fan, I felt like I was being betrayed for an Elder Scrolls ripoff. However, I'm glad that some odd thought popped into my head on launch night to go buy that fucker. It was a great game. Mind you, there were some elements that were divisive for people (I remember @jeff being particularly fucking livid about one of the ending scenarios and needed to talk about it to someone, so he e-mailed me of all people and started expounding how fucked shit was). In the long run, the futuristic aesthetic is something that I find visually pleasing, the storylines were pretty damn cool, and Oasis was easily one of the best quests EVER in a video game. Poor ol' Harold.