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Posted by mracoon (4972 posts) 11 months, 7 days ago

Poll: GotG Round 2: Fallout 3 vs. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (808 votes)

Fallout 3 54%
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings 47%

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This is a really doozy. Maybe the toughest battle so far especially for fans of open world RPG games.

Fallout 3 (2008)

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2011)

Voting closes at midnight GMT / 4am PST Saturday.

#1 Posted by CaLe (4018 posts) -

I upgraded my PC for Witchman 2. I stared at high-res rocks and it was glorious.

#2 Edited by Hayt (298 posts) -

You're a real piece of work

#3 Posted by Vanick (332 posts) -

I built my PC to play Witcher 2 and loved it. I really liked Fallout 3 but not as much as Witcher

#4 Posted by BeachThunder (12090 posts) -

Never played either, but Fallout 3 interests me more.

#5 Edited by Tennmuerti (8140 posts) -

Hmm a game that shitted on my childhood or a game that set a new high bar for western RPGs as well as being one of the 2-3 best looking games this "gen"?

Hard choice.

I'll have to go with Witcher 2.

#6 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

I never played Witcher 2. I played Fallout 3. I'm voting for Witcher 2.

#7 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Well I haven't actually played The Witcher 2 yet, but I loved the first game a lot and apparently it's even better than that, which would be amazing.

Fallout 3 I've played and is probably my favourite game of this generation. Lets say for the sake of this poll I'm comparing the first Witcher to Fallout 3, in which case Fallout 3 wins, but if 2 is as good as everyone says it is, it might be a little tougher but of course since I haven't played it, Fallout 3 takes the cake.

#8 Posted by TooWalrus (13237 posts) -

I didn't play Wicher 2, but I squeezed just about every drop out of Fallout 3 and loved most of it, I'll vote that way.

#9 Posted by TooWalrus (13237 posts) -

I don't remember much of it, other than Liberty Prime...

#10 Edited by mercutio123 (471 posts) -

I never played either but Witcher 2 is my vote. Because I'm an ass.

#11 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5719 posts) -

Witcher 2 is a shitload better.

#12 Posted by Nev (556 posts) -

Witcher 2 was an excellent game I greatly enjoyed. Fallout 3, however, is right up there as one of my top 5 favorite games ever. It gets my vote, easily. At the time Fallout 3 blew my mind, and I still go back to it and play it to this day.

#13 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1856 posts) -

Witcher 2 by far. One of my favorite games ever.

I like Fallout 3, but only when I mod it to the point where it's barely Fallout 3 anymore.

#14 Posted by Demoskinos (15013 posts) -

Fallout 3 no contest.

#15 Posted by LackingSaint (1832 posts) -

Fallout 3. Just thought the world and the gameplay was far more appealing. The Witcher 2 was pretty good but I dunno, it just never felt like it all came together.

#16 Posted by HH (611 posts) -

creating a character is a crucial part of the rpg.

fallout 3.

#17 Posted by xyzygy (10030 posts) -

Come on people. Do the right thing and vote TW2. There isn't one single developer as dedicated and passionate as CDPR and they have built one of the best games ever with TW2, Fallout 3 and its glitchy, ugly, buggy self can't hold a flame to TW2.

#18 Posted by DonutFever (3553 posts) -

50-50 right now...

#19 Posted by BaconGames (3487 posts) -

As a huge fan of the first Witcher, I gotta say The Witcher 2 sits down a peg compared to that. That and I love the hell out of Fallout 3. The Witcher 2 has polish, and from a studio that had the first game as their past effort no less, but Fallout 3 was just amazing at the time. Luckily didn't run into any technical issues that I can remember either.

#20 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

Fallout 3 is the best game.

#21 Posted by flasaltine (1682 posts) -

Terrible writing, terrible choices, terrible combat. vs. great writing, great choices, great combat Witcher 2 win. Fallout 3 pales in comparison to the originals.

#22 Posted by SarcasticMudcrab (203 posts) -

Got some very fond memories of playing fallout 3 and listening to hitch hikers guide to the galaxy audio book, a great combo. Witcher is an obviously more well made game but I just can't not vote for fallout.

#23 Posted by Gruff182 (862 posts) -

Oblivion with guns was pretty great. The Witcher 2 showed how western RPG's should be made. Plus making a AAA game with mature rating, where anyone else would compromise any property, to make more bux.

It's not even close.

#24 Edited by slyspider (1285 posts) -

Witcher 2 is the right choice, fallout 3 was SO JANKY

#25 Edited by ThunderSlash (1826 posts) -

Witcher 2 is great and all (janky combat and that last chapter aside), but

#26 Edited by Napstar (16 posts) -

Have to go with Witcher 2 here, for being a prime example how to implement player choice in such a way that it doesn't feel contrived. Truly one of the best games this generation.

#27 Posted by Mento (2688 posts) -

That's a really tough choice, because those two are really nothing alike beyond that framework of running around doing quests for people. No part of Witcher 2 ever dragged for me though (unlike all those effin' Super Mutants while traversing the ruins of DC), so I voted for that. It's not like Skyrim won't be representing open-world Bethesda RPGs in the next round (and beyond, probably).

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#28 Edited by tourgen (4542 posts) -

hey, look at all of these people who didn't play the Witcher 2 ... no surprise. Fallout 3 was pretty good too though.

#29 Posted by crithon (3322 posts) -

I can barely get out of the vault without the game crashing every 2 seconds. What a buggy game. Witcher 2 runs smooth and is awesome.

#30 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4419 posts) -

@tourgen said:

hey, look at all of these people who didn't play the Witcher 2 ... no surprise. Fallout 3 was pretty good too though.

#31 Posted by FriendlyPhoenix (442 posts) -

Man, this poll is bumming me the hell out. I love Fallout 3, I really do, but it doesn't do a single thing better than the Witcher 2. I can't think of a time this generation that I was more awestruck than while I was playing the Witcher 2. If it doesn't at least make it to the next round, y'all done fucked up.

#32 Posted by Zeik (2538 posts) -

It would have been a harder choice if it was New Vegas.

Witcher 2.

#33 Edited by Mezmero (1965 posts) -

Another case where I could go either way. I went with Witcher 2 because goddamn is that game great on Xbox. I enjoyed what I've played of Fallout 3 but I never had the time nor diligence to finish it.

#34 Posted by jakob187 (21691 posts) -

I picked The Witcher 2. This was a tough one for me.

Anyone remember when I spit non-stop venom at Fallout 3 before launch because of all the changes to the franchise...and then made a weird random decision to buy it on launch night just to see if I was right...and they only have the $80 lunchbox edition of it...and I fell the fuck in love with that game?

Yeah, I remember that. Therefore, Fallout 3 holds this really interesting and special place for me.

However, if we're going to talk about outright better RPG mechanics, better combat mechanics, better storytelling, better graphics, better EVERYTHING, The Witcher 2 is every one of those and then some. CD Projekt Red did a LOT with The Witcher 2 to prove that you can make a mature open world RPG that really shines no matter where you put it. Forget the little debacle at the beginning with the DRM issues on PC. They patched that out later. They learned their lesson. Then they released it on Xbox 360, where it was successful as well. That game proved A LOT.

#35 Edited by StarvingGamer (8375 posts) -

Wait, Fallout 3 is winning!?

#36 Posted by HatKing (6024 posts) -

Witcher 2 seemed legit, but I never finished the story. And when it comes down to two of the best action RPGs of the past decade, you kind of have to come up with whatever bullshit reasoning you can to put one ahead of the other. Fallout 3.

#37 Posted by audioBusting (1618 posts) -
@zeik said:

It would have been a harder choice if it was New Vegas.

Witcher 2.

#38 Posted by Hyuzen (461 posts) -

I can't believe witcher 2 is losing. That game was so impressive, it had a far better story and much better moral choices than fallout 3. I spent a ton of time wandering the wasteland, but when I compare it to the experiences in witcher 2 it just doesn't hold up quite as well. Plus remember that final choice in fallout 3 with the radiation room, where you really didn't have any agency? The Witcher 2 had mad agency, it let you make actual choices that impacted the story, and wasn't afraid to withhold content from you because of something you did.

Although based on the comments here I'm not alone in thinking that the Witcher 2 is the better choice.

Witcher 2 for Game of the Generation! Take it all the way through!

#39 Edited by Zeik (2538 posts) -

I don't know why anyone would be surprised that Witcher 2 isn't winning considering WAY more people played Fallout 3.

#40 Posted by MB (12722 posts) -

Has anyone who has played both of these games actually voted for Fallout 3?

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#41 Edited by DarthOrange (3866 posts) -

I read the comments first and saw that people think that Witcher 2 isn't getting a fair shake. So I voted for Fallout 3. THAT IS WHAT YOU ALL GET FOR NOT GIVING LITTLEBIGPLANET THE LOVE IT DESERVED!

#42 Posted by Animasta (14712 posts) -

Witcher 2 has a good, well written story.

Fallout 3 does not.

Now if this were Fallout: New Vegas, that's a much harder battle...

#43 Edited by ZolRoyce (730 posts) -

Wait, Fallout 3 is winning!?

It wasn't at first, it had a rather strong lead but Fallout 3 seems to be pulling ahead, it's so close though so I can see it flip flopping back and forth for a while. As someone who voted for Fallout 3 even I would be surprised if it wins in the end.

#44 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11910 posts) -

I am constantly amazed at the reality where Fallout 3 didn't have those long segments of you going through identical metro tunnels, fighting super mutants with your hunting or chinese assault rifle, or an ending that wasn't one giant middle finger to the player. I'm sorry, for as much as I enjoyed that game, there seems to be a concerted effort to ignore the myriad of problems that it has and proclaim it as the golden standard for Bethesda's style of RPG.

#45 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6311 posts) -

@mb said:

Has anyone who has played both of these games actually voted for Fallout 3?

Me. Come at me, bro.

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#46 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3066 posts) -

I'm going with Fallout on this one. Sorry, Geralt.

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#47 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Witcher 2 is flat out the better game. Fallout 3 is janky and pretty weak on the story front, New Vegas is also super janky but kinda makes up for it with that Obsidian sauce.

A lot of these have just been popularity contests instead of taking into account different merits such as influence and the quality of the titles. Bethesda make some nice worlds but they sure as hell do not back them up with good gameplay. I really hope they learn how to make a good combat system next generation.

#48 Posted by probablytuna (3728 posts) -

Even though I spent more time in Fallout 3. The world and the characters of Witcher is much more interesting. Also the gameplay doesn't suck.

#49 Posted by coaxmetal (1641 posts) -

How is fallout 3 winning? I have to assume it as from people who played it and liked it (it wasn't terrible, so thats fine) and never played the witcher (2). Because fallout 3 is an ok game, and the witcher 2 is agood, possible great one.

#50 Edited by Nightriff (5149 posts) -

Fallout 3, awesome game