I've played both games. I thought that overall, FO3 was better but what does anyone else think? What was your favourite parts/ least favourite parts?
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I prefer Fallout 3's base game but the DLC for New Vegas was exceptional.
I've probably gone over this list a dozen times (and I'm hoping this will be the last time because it takes forever to type), but New Vegas for the following reasons:
As for what I don't like, the new retro tunes are overall pretty good with some nice standouts, but there aren't as many of them as there were in
Fallout 3, so you hear the same song more often. Plus, there aren't as many good retro tunes in
New Vegas as there were in Fallout 3. However, I listened to the ambient music more often anyway (Mark Morgan for the win), and I'm probably just more fond of the Ink Spots than old-school country music. The game is glitchy, but not any
worse than Fallout 3 (and I've been playing Fallout games for long enough that I've stopped caring). The loading times are longer though, and that can sometimes be annoying; I get
New Vegas is a more complex game, but when the loading times make the PS1 look fast (and they sometimes do), it's just ridiculous. I guess the only things I really didn't like that I had to put up with or cared about were a few of the leftover art
designs from Fallout 3 (I never liked the new mole rat design, for example), along with the nuclear cars (albeit, less of them, but still, that's not how cars should be in
Fallout, and it ruins the scarcity of nuclear power). And I also miss the Chinese stealth suit turning you invisible; it made the game easier, sure, but it was fun (as opposed to being a demigod character in
Fallout 3, which made the game easy and boring). And it's well hidden enough that beginner players wouldn't have found it too early. And I kind of miss the classic assault rifle. Still, the positives of
New Vegas VASTLY outweigh its negatives in my opinion
In short though (and to those of you who read all of that, props), New Vegas is much, MUCH better than Fallout 3 for a lot of reasons. But if I had to choose the main reasons, the far superior story and writing, the much deeper RPG elements (it's actually an action RPG this time, not an FPS with RPG elements), and consistency with canon (which accounted for a whole plethora of issues in Fallout 3), make it not only a better game overall than Fallout 3, but a VASTLY superior Fallout game as well, and more of a true Fallout 3 (hell, more of a true Fallout game in general) than, well, Bethesda's Fallout 3. But next time, how about it not take 12 years for a Fallout game like this to come out, huh?
The randomness of FO 3 just trumps New Vegas.
Really everything from crafting, modding, weapons and the companion wheel could be added to Fallout 3 via DLC content.
Just seemed when You left the vault in Fallout 3 You had to work awhile to get weapons, ammo and supplies, but follow two certain paths in New Vegas and You can run to Vegas and stock up on all the gear You need early on.
Still I would pay for a DLC to add improvements from New Vegas to Fallout 3.
I thought New Vegas was better. Better story, more customization, more quests, more people to interact with. There was a also a lot of places I found interesting more intersting explore. The faction system,different types of ammo, the ability to customize your gun and the companion wheel were a really great touch. I found it much more lively and addicting than F3. I actually loved NV DLCs.
I like Fallout 3, but the carrying 10000 ammo for each gun, the unlimited amount of AP I got by level 20, the metro tunnels and the plot holes got really boring (and rather tedious when it came to the story) after awhile.
I'd have to say Fallout New Vegas. The only thing I didn't like is the set path you had to take to New Vegas, because of the enemies in the surrounding area. Storyline I think was written better in NV, but there is just something about Fallout 3's that I like better.
Anyways, I guess most of Mauls points are my reasons too.
I know there was a set path to New Vegas but when I started playing, I just went straight there not knowing that there were fiends, deathclaws and other things that attempted to kill me. However, I made it to NV and was able to continue with the main quest without having that long trek through Nipton and Novac.