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    Fallout: New Vegas

    Game » consists of 25 releases. Released Oct 19, 2010

    The post-apocalyptic Fallout universe expands into Nevada in this new title in the franchise. As a courier once left for dead by a mysterious man in a striped suit, the player must now set out to find their assailant and uncover the secrets of the enigmatic ruler of New Vegas.

    Which game has crazier/weirder quests?

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    #1  Edited By yorick

    I'm trying to decide whether to play Fallout 3 or New Vegas. My favorite kind of quests are the weird ones like the talking tree I've heard of in Fallout 3.
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    #2  Edited By Tennmuerti

    What's with the F:NV and F3 comparisons lately?

    Anyway to answer your question they both have their fair share of weird quests. F3 probably has more unfortunately most of them are the stupid kind of weird so theres more since they are not constrained by logic.

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    #3  Edited By yorick

    Yeah I've seen a lot of comparison threads too but I just bought New Vegas and I wasn't sure whether I should play 3 or New Vegas. I've never really played an rpg very long before and I'm hoping for this to be the first. 
     
    Edit: Unless you count the Mass Effect games.

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    #4  Edited By ThePwnee

    I've played both games to 100% completion, and I had a much better time overall with Fallout 3. The game, including quests, just seemed more exciting to me than New Vegas.

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    There is a sexbot quest in New Vegas and you can, of course, interact with it. I think that clears things up.

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    #6  Edited By MistaSparkle

    Just play Fallout 3

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    #7  Edited By TheDudeOfGaming
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    Just shut up.

    Fallout New Vegas had loads more quests, and i found the design and story of the quests very interesting. In New Vegas you can bring back the Helios station back to full power, or use Archimedes to blast away enemies with a satellite...once a day. You have to find a sex robot, and a cow-girl, ghoul prostitute.  Help a bunch of religious ghouls reach their heaven by helping them repair their rockets, which will fly them into the sun. Help several entertainers find employment in a casino, including the mysterious stranger's son.

    And last, but probably the most important, the Wild Wasteland perk, it just turns the Mojave wasteland into a circus. 

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    #8  Edited By mikemcn

    @Tennmuerti said:

    What's with the F:NV and F3 comparisons lately?

    Anyway to answer your question they both have their fair share of weird quests. F3 probably has more unfortunately most of them are the stupid kind of weird so theres more since they are not constrained by logic.

    Nonsense, Fallout 3 had awesome quests, going into Andale, the ant quest (Which referenced one of the goofiest black and white movies i've ever seen.), the "music" vault. And what do you mean stupid kind of weird? New vegas's Ghoul quest is stupider than almost anything in all of Fallout 3.

    New Vegas has alot more quests, the ones in Fallout 3 are of a higher quality, even if the story holding them together is weaker. But if you want crazy/stupid, New vegas is your game.

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    #9  Edited By Animasta

    if you want a game more wacky, go with new vegas.

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    #10  Edited By CaptainCody
    @TheDudeOfGaming said:
    @MistaSparkle

    Just shut up.

    Fallout New Vegas had loads more quests, and i found the design and story of the quests very interesting. In New Vegas you can bring back the Helios station back to full power, or use Archimedes to blast away enemies with a satellite...once a day. You have to find a sex robot, and a cow-girl, ghoul prostitute.  Help a bunch of religious ghouls reach their heaven by helping them repair their rockets, which will fly them into the sun. Help several entertainers find employment in a casino, including the mysterious stranger's son.

    And last, but probably the most important, the Wild Wasteland perk, it just turns the Mojave wasteland into a circus. 


    Stop, I don't get people calling NV great. I did all of those quests, none of them were ever entertaining. The helios staion? Yeah, I forgot I like walking around for an hour like it's a damn Animal Crossing quest. If you want to have fun and play a game with a good story Fallout 3 is far superior.
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    #11  Edited By pweidman

    TC, since you already have New Vegas, play it. If it sucks you in, and you really like it, more of the same great rpg gameplay awaits in FO3. It took me a while to warm up to the Fallout universe, but once I did I can't get enough. The combination of the unpredictable and unknown while simply wandering off in any direction, coupled with the never ending search for better gear and weapons, and all the while continually molding your build by adding skill points and perks, is an uber-addicting winning formula.

    Bethesda better fucking be back to Fallout after Skyrim is all I'm saying ;).

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    #12  Edited By yorick
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    Well I actually have access to Fallout 3, too. I can walk next door and borrow it from my friend. I want to play both Fallout 3 and New Vegas but I'm not sure if it would be too hard to go back to 3 after all of the improvements they've made in New Vegas (companions, combat, etc.).
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    #13  Edited By Animasta

    @CaptainCody: I don't get people calling fallout 3 great either. None of the quests were ever that great, the only cool one was one of the point lookout quests.

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    #14  Edited By Tennmuerti

    @Mikemcn said:

    @Tennmuerti said:

    What's with the F:NV and F3 comparisons lately?

    Anyway to answer your question they both have their fair share of weird quests. F3 probably has more unfortunately most of them are the stupid kind of weird so theres more since they are not constrained by logic.

    Nonsense, Fallout 3 had awesome quests, going into Andale, the ant quest (Which referenced one of the goofiest black and white movies i've ever seen.), the "music" vault. And what do you mean stupid kind of weird? New vegas's Ghoul quest is stupider than almost anything in all of Fallout 3.

    New Vegas has alot more quests, the ones in Fallout 3 are of a higher quality, even if the story holding them together is weaker. But if you want crazy/stupid, New vegas is your game.

    What I mean by stupid kind of weird?

    That's very simple.

    Stupid kind of weird are quests that are weird yes but they are so at the expense of logic and consistency even within the world they are in.

    For example when you go into the Little Lamplight. Sure it's a weird place but how do those kids survive? They live right next to Super Mutants yet have no viable defenses. Slavers even know where they are located, yet they have not attacked the kids in all that time. Furthermore how do defenseless kids even make it across the desert to that cave in the first place. A large part of the main quest is complete nonsense.

    Here's another example: the Wasteland Survival Guide. People have survived for 200 years since the nukes. I'm pretty sure they know how to survive by now. Yet here you are a dude/dudette 10 minutes out of the vault helping write it. Then you meet people in the world that even try to use it.

    Harold and the entire Oasis quest line is also utter stupidity. The dude had a tiny tree branch on his head. Yet now he is suddenly a full on fucking tree. How the hell did he get rooted to the ground? Was he standing in one place for a year or two? Did the tree grow roots overnight at some point when he went to sleep. What the fuck?

    Lets move on to the hard ass town sheriff that allows a complete stranger to try and tinker with a nuclear device in the center of the town, hell he even gives directions. Why has the Brotherhood, or various raiders, or Enclave, or Supermutants never think of trying to obtain the said nuclear bomb. Last time I checked something like that could be valuable.

    I would love to stay and chat further on the stupid kind of weird, but frankly I already did that several times over. So here's further reading material if you so desire: http://www.giantbomb.com/fallout-new-vegas/61-25933/the-return-of-harold/35-455501/#32

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    #15  Edited By mikemcn

    @Tennmuerti said:

    @Mikemcn said:

    @Tennmuerti said:

    What's with the F:NV and F3 comparisons lately?

    Anyway to answer your question they both have their fair share of weird quests. F3 probably has more unfortunately most of them are the stupid kind of weird so theres more since they are not constrained by logic.

    Nonsense, Fallout 3 had awesome quests, going into Andale, the ant quest (Which referenced one of the goofiest black and white movies i've ever seen.), the "music" vault. And what do you mean stupid kind of weird? New vegas's Ghoul quest is stupider than almost anything in all of Fallout 3.

    New Vegas has alot more quests, the ones in Fallout 3 are of a higher quality, even if the story holding them together is weaker. But if you want crazy/stupid, New vegas is your game.

    What I mean by stupid kind of weird?

    That's very simple.

    Stupid kind of weird are quests that are weird yes but they are so at the expense of logic and consistency even within the world they are in.

    For example when you go into the Little Lamplight. Sure it's a weird place but how do those kids survive? They live right next to Super Mutants yet have no viable defenses. Slavers even know where they are located, yet they have not attacked the kids in all that time. Furthermore how do defenseless kids even make it across the desert to that cave in the first place. A large part of the main quest is complete nonsense.

    Here's another example: the Wasteland Survival Guide. People have survived for 200 years since the nukes. I'm pretty sure they know how to survive by now. Yet here you are a dude/dudette 10 minutes out of the vault helping write it. Then you meet people in the world that even try to use it.

    Harold and the entire Oasis quest line is also utter stupidity. The dude had a tiny tree branch on his head. Yet now he is suddenly a full on fucking tree. How the hell did he get rooted to the ground? Was he standing in one place for a year or two? Did the tree grow roots overnight at some point when he went to sleep. What the fuck?

    Lets move on to the hard ass town sheriff that allows a complete stranger to try and tinker with a nuclear device in the center of the town, hell he even gives directions. Why has the Brotherhood, or various raiders, or Enclave, or Supermutants never think of trying to obtain the said nuclear bomb. Last time I checked something like that could be valuable.

    I would love to stay and chat further on the stupid kind of weird, but frankly I already did that several times over. So here's further reading material if you so desire: http://www.giantbomb.com/fallout-new-vegas/61-25933/the-return-of-harold/35-455501/#32

    You could find as many plot holes in New Vegas if you so chose, the very existence of a Vegas type city in a post apocalyptic world alone is absurd.

    like Camp Searchlight, supposedly the only way to become a ghoul was by prolonged exposure to radiation, anything else would just kill you, as in Necropolis/Vault 12, and yet every soldier in the camp was ghoulified because one slaver opened a tank of radioactive gas that just happened to be sitting in the town's firestation.

    For the sake of the OP i'll stop there, keep in mind he hasn't played these games.

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    Both are very weird and crazy. New Vegas is crazier/weirder though.
     
    Just watch the trailer for Old World Blues and you'll see why.

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    #17  Edited By Animasta

    @Mikemcn: they explain the vegas thing, though, which is more than I can say about a lot of fallout 3's quests.

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    #18  Edited By Tennmuerti

    @Mikemcn said:

    You could find as many plot holes in New Vegas if you so chose, the very existence of a Vegas type city in a post apocalyptic world alone is absurd.
    like Camp Searchlight, supposedly the only way to become a ghoul was by prolonged exposure to radiation, anything else would just kill you, as in Necropolis/Vault 12, and yet every soldier in the camp was ghoulified because one slaver opened a tank of radioactive gas that just happened to be sitting in the town's firestation.

    For the sake of the OP i'll stop there, keep in mind he hasn't played these games.

    In the majority of cases yes it takes a while to become a ghoul, but the speed varies. And I'm not talking potholes, I'm talking about complete logic failures on multiple levels.

    Existence of Vegas is not absurd. It is in fact quite realistic. People need vice all the time, regardless of the situation. War, poverty, post apocalypse have no bearing on human nature. Vice exists at all times as has been proven in reality time and time again. Furthermore, it has been 200 years since the bomb, most people are living normal lives, whole cities have appeared and governments, NCR is just one example. In fact the gambling aspect of the city did not reemerge until NCR started moving in on the territory (and House needed the local tribes/raiders for protection) as there was little use for it before.

    So my argument still stands.

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    #19  Edited By waitwhat

    while some of the quests in fallout 3 may not be as...realistic as ones in new vegas, i found them to be more enjoyable and fun overall.

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    #20  Edited By TheUnsavedHero

    I loved Fallout 3 and the quests that came with it. The DLC for it was pretty good with Point Lookout standing out as the best. I picked up New Vegas but, I decided to wait until most of the bugs got worked out. Now I'm waiting until the all the DLC comes out before playing. I'm just weird I suppose. All this quest talk is making me want to play it now.

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    #21  Edited By Ragdrazi
    @CaptainCody said:
    @TheDudeOfGaming said:
    @MistaSparkle

    Just shut up.

    Fallout New Vegas had loads more quests, and i found the design and story of the quests very interesting. In New Vegas you can bring back the Helios station back to full power, or use Archimedes to blast away enemies with a satellite...once a day. You have to find a sex robot, and a cow-girl, ghoul prostitute.  Help a bunch of religious ghouls reach their heaven by helping them repair their rockets, which will fly them into the sun. Help several entertainers find employment in a casino, including the mysterious stranger's son.

    And last, but probably the most important, the Wild Wasteland perk, it just turns the Mojave wasteland into a circus. 

    Stop, I don't get people calling NV great. I did all of those quests, none of them were ever entertaining. The helios staion? Yeah, I forgot I like walking around for an hour like it's a damn Animal Crossing quest. If you want to have fun and play a game with a good story Fallout 3 is far superior.
    I disagree with everything you just wrote. I found New Vegas to be much more entertaining the the stoic dour tone of Fallout 3. It was much more in keeping with the originals. Still, Fallout 2 was the best. I still remember blowing up those outhouses...
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    #22  Edited By CaptainCody
    @Ragdrazi said:
    @CaptainCody said:
    @TheDudeOfGaming said:
    @MistaSparkle

    Just shut up.

    Fallout New Vegas had loads more quests, and i found the design and story of the quests very interesting. In New Vegas you can bring back the Helios station back to full power, or use Archimedes to blast away enemies with a satellite...once a day. You have to find a sex robot, and a cow-girl, ghoul prostitute.  Help a bunch of religious ghouls reach their heaven by helping them repair their rockets, which will fly them into the sun. Help several entertainers find employment in a casino, including the mysterious stranger's son.

    And last, but probably the most important, the Wild Wasteland perk, it just turns the Mojave wasteland into a circus. 

    Stop, I don't get people calling NV great. I did all of those quests, none of them were ever entertaining. The helios staion? Yeah, I forgot I like walking around for an hour like it's a damn Animal Crossing quest. If you want to have fun and play a game with a good story Fallout 3 is far superior.
    I disagree with everything you just wrote. I found New Vegas to be much more entertaining the the stoic dour tone of Fallout 3. It was much more in keeping with the originals. Still, Fallout 2 was the best. I still remember blowing up those outhouses...

    Then feel free to enlighten me, I just can't really think of any good memorable quests, I don't consider classifying sexbot recruitment as a wacky quest when that whole thing was balls.
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    #23  Edited By metalmoog

    I dig both Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Haven't had any complaints with either title, both have made me laugh tons and provided hours of entertainment.

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    #24  Edited By bioblood22

    Hey here's an idea I think we can all say unless someone is completely insane... BOTH FALLOUT 3 AND NEW VEGAS ARE GREAT GAMES!!!!! 

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    #25  Edited By yorick
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    I don't really mind unrealistic/stupid weird quests so I would probably like Fallout 3.
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    #26  Edited By Linkk

    If DLCs count as well i take Old World Blues DLC for NV as my favorite. The Characters and the hidden secrets are very funny. Of course it is just a DLC and not as long as the maingame but I had the most fun in it.  
    If you don't want DLCs I'd take Fallout 3. And don't know specifically why but something in my head says that it was better.

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    #27  Edited By Arker101

    I have alot of nostalgia and good times with F3, but New Vegas is all about the wacked-out-ness, but I couldn't get immersed in it. I'd have to say F3 had better quality quests and side activities, but NV has better loot. Try F3 and then play NV.

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    #28  Edited By the_hiro_abides

    My favorite thing in Fallout 3 was the vault with all the clones... "Gary... ha ha ha. There's no quest tied to it, but it's fun to explore.

    I like New Vegas. But it's not as big geographically so there's isn't as much weird stuff that isn't tied to a quest. Unless it's a random wild wasteland event. But the Super Mutant that's an old lady is pretty funny.

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