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post #61 of 1710
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Originally Posted by warcrow View Post

I'll let you know on the 28th on Ars Technica (they invited me to come back from my Spore review), that's when the embargo is up and the review goes live.

For now, I'm just playing and playing and playing.

Where is it? I've checked Ars and all that is there is a GH:WT review.
post #62 of 1710
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Originally Posted by warcrow
I'll let you know on the 28th on Ars Technica (they invited me to come back from my Spore review), that's when the embargo is up and the review goes live.

For now, I'm just playing and playing and playing.

Where is it? I've checked Ars and all that is there is a GH:WT review.


Yes where is it at? We have waited patiently.
post #63 of 1710
Just picked up this game...
Now i just have to find the time to play it, along with the others i recently bought or will be buying.

Great year for games though!
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post #65 of 1710
In reference to this game, can someone give me an opinion on whether:

Component 360 >,<, or = PS3???
post #66 of 1710
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Originally Posted by bdwright77 View Post

In reference to this game, can someone give me an opinion on whether:

Component 360 >,<, or = PS3???

pc and 360 have downloadable content
post #67 of 1710
I was planning on picking up the PC version of Fallout 3....these type of games just play better on the PC than a console...but after checkout the tech forums for Fallout 3....seems they have some serious problems with the damn securerom DRM crap.

So i would advice staying clear of the PC version.

Probably pick up the 360 version.

I sware if PC game makers think they are losing money due to piracy..wonder what they will say when they are making ZERO because they killed PC gaming due to DRM crap.
post #68 of 1710
Read the reviews for Fallout3 posted on Gamespot.com and on IGN.com. Gamespot stated that the texture quality on the Xbox version is much better due to all of the artifacting problems on the PS3 version. They also stated that the draw distance on the Xbox360 version was greater than that of the PS3. I did not read the full article on IGN's website but they did rate the Xbox360 version a better score than the PS3 version.
post #69 of 1710
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Originally Posted by Tony6225 View Post

Read the reviews for Fallout3 posted on Gamespot.com and on IGN.com. Gamespot stated that the texture quality on the Xbox version is much better due to all of the artifacting problems on the PS3 version. They also stated that the draw distance on the Xbox360 version was greater than that of the PS3. I did not read the full article on IGN's website but they did rate the Xbox360 version a better score than the PS3 version.


Ha...not really surprised. Having both a 360 and PS3 I gave up even bothering to decide which version of multiplatform games to get a long time ago. I do not even consider PS3 versions any more. Thank god those BR movies look so nice.
post #70 of 1710
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Originally Posted by bdwright77 View Post

In reference to this game, can someone give me an opinion on whether:

Component 360 >,<, or = PS3???

+1...anyone
post #71 of 1710
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Originally Posted by RafaelSmith View Post

Ha...not really surprised. Having both a 360 and PS3 I gave up even bothering to decide which version of multiplatform games to get a long time ago. I do not even consider PS3 versions any more. Thank god those BR movies look so nice.

Same here, i basically just use my PS3 for BR movies.
All though if a PS3 exclusive comes out that i'm interested in i'll gladly buy it, but that doesn't seem to happen often though. Only games i've played on my PS3 so far are Uncharted, War Hawk, and MGS4.
post #72 of 1710
When comparing the versions... If you hear any bunk about how the PS3 version "loads faster" after the mandatory hard drive install, you should think about using the "install game to hard disk" option which is coming with the New Xbox Experience. I imagine this will even out any platform-specific differences in load times.
post #73 of 1710
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Originally Posted by RafaelSmith View Post

Ha...not really surprised. Having both a 360 and PS3 I gave up even bothering to decide which version of multiplatform games to get a long time ago. I do not even consider PS3 versions any more. Thank god those BR movies look so nice.

I'm in the same boat. I usually just "play it safe" and get the Xbox 360 version of multi-platform titles. When I can play demos on both systems, it helps me decide better. I recently got the PS3 versions of Face Breaker, Pure and others after playing the PS3 demos. Other titles like Far Cry 2, Saints Row 2, Soul Calibur 4, Dead Space, etc. I automatically got the Xbox 360 version (playing it safe) when I was in the store at the time the titles were released and no reviews were available. Having a console release a year ahead of another really effects everything to come after and everything, especially developer learning progress, stay one year ahead from release onward. I got the PS3 for titles like Little Big Planet, Killzone 3, WipeOut HD, SOCOM, Warhawk, etc. etc.
post #74 of 1710
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Originally Posted by kekborg View Post

+1...anyone

Don't do it, Kek
post #75 of 1710
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Originally Posted by _Avarice_ View Post

Don't do it, Kek

LOL......I'm on the edge...walking a fine line here
post #76 of 1710
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Originally Posted by Tony6225 View Post

Read the reviews for Fallout3 posted on Gamespot.com and on IGN.com. Gamespot stated that the texture quality on the Xbox version is much better due to all of the artifacting problems on the PS3 version. They also stated that the draw distance on the Xbox360 version was greater than that of the PS3. I did not read the full article on IGN's website but they did rate the Xbox360 version a better score than the PS3 version.

They als stated the PS3 suffers from an extremely annoying bug that when people sign in on your friends list the screen blurs and has problems and it does it every time someone signs on that is on your friends list so a large list means lots of problems.
post #77 of 1710
Picked this up during lunch at Circuit City. Not a bad deal. I ended up with the game and full guide for $53, but that's because I had a $10 gift card going in. After buying the game and getting the $10 gift card and mini-guide they give you, I then used the coupon on the back of the mini-guide and the $10 gc to get the full guide for 50 cents (the tax on the $10 that the guide would have cost without the gift card).

I usually skip buying game guides, but this game is gonna be pretty big. The only other game guide I've ever bought was for Oblivion, and I used that quite a bit to find my way around inside the Oblivion gates and quests.

Can't wait to start playing tonight. I wanna explore this city in a post-nuclear setting.
post #78 of 1710
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post

Where is it? I've checked Ars and all that is there is a GH:WT review.


The review is going up tonight. I'm with you--I would really like to let people see what I have to say but it's up to the editors not me!
post #79 of 1710
Played for about 3 hours tonight. Graphics are much better then I expected from the videos. They are basically like Oblivions except a lot "cleaner".

Sound is better then I expected also. Probably knowing Bethesda the voices will start to get annoyingly repetative but not so far and the music\
adio stations are not as annoying as I would have thought.

The combat so far seems like it works well...not the realtime so much but the VATS. I didnt read the manual before setting up my character and just pretty much accepted what the GOAT said I should be so I may be woefully lacking in weapons skills as I got my big numbers in Med, Science and explosives (ok that will work when I find explosives).

The character movement and other controls (such as picking stuff up) seem to work a lot smoother then Oblivion. I am not sure where the "sprint" button is, or even if there is one...maybe thats their solution to pop-ups, make you move slower. I didnt notice any pop-ups and the draw distance looked good but I spent most of my 3 hours actually in the vault so I may just not have noticed yet.

So far I like it quite a lot. Now I have to decide if I want to continue playing it or go back and finish Fable which I was also enjoying.....and I am a huge Gears fan......oye.
post #80 of 1710
Spent two hours in the game so far. It's damn good. If you liked Oblivion, then go buy this now! If you liked Fallout 1+2, then go buy this now.

Avoid this game if you are allergic to excellent products.

I'm gonna go play more now.
post #81 of 1710
So far its very like Oblivion, even letting you change your character at the exit of the sewers--excuse me, Vault --so it pays to save before stepping out; you'll never have to crawl again.
So far, the most impressive thing is the radio; the Galaxy news station is really amusing and they have a *lot* of content streaming out...
Not that the graphics aren't good or the gameplay doesn't work.
(But by now that was expected. The radio, however...)
So far, after 5 hours, the radio hasn't repeated a thing...
And the big-band music is actually nice.

Update:
Ah, at last a repeat in the sixth hour!
I was starting to wonder if the thing was streaming off the net.
post #82 of 1710
That would be a cool feature, Bethesda could keep inventing new radio programs for the game!

Anyone have a comparison of the graphics between the consoles and PC?
post #83 of 1710
As much as Bethesda has said this is "not Oblivion with guns", it is. That is not a bad thing. Graphics and sound are amazing.

Annoying- why, like Oblivion, am I forced to move with the left stick and look/aim with the right. This is opposite all fps for the 360 and there is no controller option to change.

Honestly, as I play this and Fable 2, Fable 2 is more "fun" at the moment. I like both, just am enjoying Fable 2 a bit more. Maybe because I spent like 400+ hours in Oblivion, it feels very similar.
post #84 of 1710
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Originally Posted by Badgerst View Post

Annoying- why, like Oblivion, am I forced to move with the left stick and look/aim with the right. This is opposite all fps for the 360 and there is no controller option to change.

Oblivion sets the control sticks based on the game defaults prefrences in your profile, I'm guessing Fallout 3 is the same.
post #85 of 1710
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Annoying- why, like Oblivion, am I forced to move with the left stick and look/aim with the right. This is opposite all fps for the 360

HUH???? That's EXACTLY how all fps games on the 360 work. I do understand that you should be able to change it if you like though.

I wished they had used the D-pad. It would be so convenient to use that to switch between ranged and melee weapons and other things you might want to do on the fly.

I got a real sense of nervousness and dread wandering the wasteland.

When I went to Megaton and started talking to the sheriff, I used the "I don't think I can disarm.." option before ever looking at the bomb - now when I look at it I only get an "activate bomb" option, none for disarming it. Did my talking to the sheriff lock out the option of disarming it and I need to use an earlier save?
post #86 of 1710
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Originally Posted by warcrow View Post

The review is going up tonight. I'm with you--I would really like to let people see what I have to say but it's up to the editors not me!

I don't think they are going to post it so you might as well post it here
post #87 of 1710
[quote=sirjonsnow;14963148]
I wished they had used the D-pad. It would be so convenient to use that to switch between ranged and melee weapons and other things you might want to do on the fly.

sirjon you can Hot Button different weapons to the D-Pad. Bring up your Pip-boy and scroll to the weapons section. Select desired weapon and press "RB" then a new screen will open showing the layout of you Hot Buttoned weapons. Simply choose desired direction and BLAM-O you have yourself a Hot Buttoned weapon. To bring it up while exploring simply press RB and desired D-Pad weapon, and PRESTO CHANGO new weapon.

Good Luck.

Man o Man is this an ill game or what? I hated Oblivion, but I love me some Fallout. This is much more enjoying for me to play than Oblivion was. I think that is due to the setting.

I got scared out of my mind last night while exploring the Stanvale elementary school. Like the creepiness of the nuclear wasteland.
post #88 of 1710
Okay, I am pretty far into the game, played it all freaking night.

Good game. Not the ground breaking game I thought it was going to be, but overall I like it. First the negatives.

Searching killed opponents is buggy. You kill something and your cursor is still on it, it just stays red like it is ready to attack, you can't search the corpse, you have to move the cursor off the corpse, onto something else, and then back and you get the prompt to search.

No sprint/run. Wow, that is annoying. More you carry the slower you get so if you are not paying attention to your weight limit you might be moving slower then your max speed and not even realize it.

Money is very limited yet the best stuff in the game costs thousands to buy. Ammo is very limited for the energy weapons, arguably the coolest weapons in the game.

The compass is not that easy to use or get the hang of. Instead of a mini-map it is a straight bar with directions on it and numerous icons below the bar.

No way to tell in the inventory if an item is a one-use stat increase item (like the book in the beginning) or if it just enhances that stat temporarily.

The whole repair thing is just a waste of time. Games should really stop having players having to repair items or they break. It doesn't add anything to the gameplay.

Positives.

Excellent graphics, but very "gears like" meaning just a few colors in some cities (black, grey, and white). Other areas really shine.

Fast travel to places you have been - outstanding.

The VATS system and hitting body parts with the slow motion is awesome.

Sound is incredible. It really sounds and feels like a vast wasteland, very impressive.

Nice skills that provide awesome bonuses but also force you to focus on how you are going to play the character since you can't select everything.
post #89 of 1710
I saw something about the hot buttons, but didn't catch where it was to setup the D-pad. Thanks, I'll try that tonight!

I did think of another minor complaint - wished you aimed more down the sight of your guns, it feels a little funny with the gun hanging way out there even when aiming. Seems to work okay though.

How do you start working on building things? I have a chinese pistol and the BB gun hoping I can use them as parts in the future.
post #90 of 1710
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The compass is not that easy to use or get the hang of. Instead of a mini-map it is a straight bar with directions on it and numerous icons below the bar.

Agree with that, I got lost at first in Megaton just trying to find the bar!

I saved in the bar and decided to goof around a little. Talked to the guy who wants to blow up the town, then killed him with my pistol - no one in the bar even cared! LOL But then I shoot the ghoul guy in the face and they all start attacking me.
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