So, do I want to get all five Fallout 3 DLC packs on March 22nd?

  So I've been toying with this Fallout 3 DLC content in my mind for the past few days now, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do. The content will be cut in price during the week of March 22nd ( as was announced by Major Nelson), which means that if I'm ever going to buy DLC for Fallout 3, I should do it during that week.

Thing is, the five packs amount to a total of 2000 MSP. A single points card would cover that amount, so that's not the problem... but I find myself torn between thinking that while I enjoyed Fallout 3, I didn't enjoy it enough to warrant spending an additional 25 euros on what could be considered one big expansion.

On the other hand, I could settle for buying one or two packs, but then I might find myself falling in love with Fallout 3 again and hitting myself over the head with my controller, because I didn't get the other DLC packs at a strongly reduced price when I had the chance to.

The final possibility is to simply forget Fallout 3 ever entered my life, and play the game without any add-ons. This would free up money for other matters, at least.

These three possibilities keep taking over in my head, leaving me utterly confused as to what I actually want. I tried starting a new game of Fallout 3 today, but the start of that game is boring as hell, and made me want to stop playing and never buy anything relating to it again, including Fallout: New Vegas. Argh!

Anyone have any suggestions? Also, Castle Crashers. Is that game good? The demo felt kind of plain too me, but then again, don't they all, aside from Just Cause 2?

Fuck, I wish I had a real job. I always cause my braincells to die prematurely when I start pondering whether to just fucking buy a game or save the money.

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Posted by Dudacles

  So I've been toying with this Fallout 3 DLC content in my mind for the past few days now, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do. The content will be cut in price during the week of March 22nd ( as was announced by Major Nelson), which means that if I'm ever going to buy DLC for Fallout 3, I should do it during that week.

Thing is, the five packs amount to a total of 2000 MSP. A single points card would cover that amount, so that's not the problem... but I find myself torn between thinking that while I enjoyed Fallout 3, I didn't enjoy it enough to warrant spending an additional 25 euros on what could be considered one big expansion.

On the other hand, I could settle for buying one or two packs, but then I might find myself falling in love with Fallout 3 again and hitting myself over the head with my controller, because I didn't get the other DLC packs at a strongly reduced price when I had the chance to.

The final possibility is to simply forget Fallout 3 ever entered my life, and play the game without any add-ons. This would free up money for other matters, at least.

These three possibilities keep taking over in my head, leaving me utterly confused as to what I actually want. I tried starting a new game of Fallout 3 today, but the start of that game is boring as hell, and made me want to stop playing and never buy anything relating to it again, including Fallout: New Vegas. Argh!

Anyone have any suggestions? Also, Castle Crashers. Is that game good? The demo felt kind of plain too me, but then again, don't they all, aside from Just Cause 2?

Fuck, I wish I had a real job. I always cause my braincells to die prematurely when I start pondering whether to just fucking buy a game or save the money.

Posted by Scheds

I'd say if you want to get back into Fallout 3, to stick to the best three expansions - The Pitt, Point Lookout, and Broken Steel. The first and last DLC packs are pretty brutal. So you could save some money by avoiding those ones! If I had to narrow it down to just one pack, I'd say Point Lookout is the best, and longest as well.
 
Castle Crashers is a good game, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you have 3 friends willing to get it, or play it at your place. Of course you can play against strangers, but that's really a game that's on a whole other level when you play with people you really know.
 
Hope this helps man, lemme know what you decide on.

Posted by Dudacles
@Scheds: Well, I decided today to scrap to the whole Fallout 3 DLC thing altogether and get Borderlands instead; so I did. :p
 
I'll be getting Castle Crashers when there's a deal for it though, thanks for the input.
Posted by Rhaknar

im thinking the same actually...2000points for all 5 is a nice deal

Edited by Alphiehyr
@Scheds said:

" I'd say if you want to get back into Fallout 3, to stick to the best three expansions - The Pitt, Point Lookout, and Broken Steel. The first and last DLC packs are pretty brutal. So you could save some money by avoiding those ones! If I had to narrow it down to just one pack, I'd say Point Lookout is the best, and longest as well. Castle Crashers is a good game, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you have 3 friends willing to get it, or play it at your place. Of course you can play against strangers, but that's really a game that's on a whole other level when you play with people you really know.  Hope this helps man, lemme know what you decide on. "

You forgot to mention to @dudacles that if it was the PS3 or the 360, he will be missing out on a lot of trophies/achievements.
Posted by raidingkvatch
@Scheds said:
" I'd say if you want to get back into Fallout 3, to stick to the best three expansions - The Pitt, Point Lookout, and Broken Steel. The first and last DLC packs are pretty brutal. So you could save some money by avoiding those ones! If I had to narrow it down to just one pack, I'd say Point Lookout is the best, and longest as well.
This, although I'd really advise you to at least get Broken Steel as well
Posted by rjayb89

Talk about a one-sided decision.

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Posted by HatKing
@Scheds said:
"I'd say if you want to get back into Fallout 3, to stick to the best three expansions - The Pitt, Point Lookout, and Broken Steel. The first and last DLC packs are pretty brutal. So you could save some money by avoiding those ones! If I had to narrow it down to just one pack, I'd say Point Lookout is the best, and longest as well. Castle Crashers is a good game, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you have 3 friends willing to get it, or play it at your place. Of course you can play against strangers, but that's really a game that's on a whole other level when you play with people you really know.  Hope this helps man, lemme know what you decide on. "

I agree, although I didn't much care for The Pitt.  If you want any of them though you have to pretty much get Point Lookout and Broken Steel.  Point Lookout is the best and Broken Steel adds the most replay value.  I think Anchorage has the best extra gear though... if you are willing to buy it despite how short and not-that-great it is.  Also yes Castle Crashers is brilliant, if you do not own that game and have people to play with get it.
Posted by sopranosfan

I bought Operation Anchorage when it came out because I was still into the main game and it was OK but nothing to get too excited about for the good or bad.  I bought Broken Steel when it was on sale around Christmas and it was $5 and if you enjoyed the first Fallout I would definitely recommend that for $5 it was a couple of really good missions and increased the level cap.