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ShadowJ Dec 13, 08
The biggest reason as to why Fallout 3 is a success is due to the companies recent adventures. The only fans they could annoy would be the original Fallout fans such as yourself and as previously discussed in one of Kspiess' articles. Beth Soft have more or less done "Look this is what Fallout will look like with modern technology and what we can do with it"

However one thing with Beth Soft's titles is that if you play a sequel before the original then you will tend to stay away from it. For example newcomers to Elder Scrolls series played Oblivion first but because of the improvements they made, when confronted with Morrowind, they turned away from it and said it was never as good as Oblivion.

True but they are missing a good storyline and game, that's just like saying you should stay from FF7 after playing FF13 etc.

My point is, most gamers will stay away from Fallout 1,2 and tactics, others may get curious...such as me, I have all the games yet I played Fallout 3 first. When playing Fallout 2 I noticed the things that Beth Soft used.

Unfortunately due to loving Fallout 3, 1 and 2 are being neglected for the moment yet I will play them eventually, it's just it will take me time to get used to the gaming mechanics.

Others however will rather look forward for the next fallout, rather than head backwards to play the previous titles, same with the elder scrolls. Hardly anyone but the old gamers will touch Arena and Daggerfall..I've played some Daggerfall but I joined the series with Morrowind

Either way if you are willing to set aside what they missing, you will like the game for what it is.
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chautemoc Dec 13, 08
Well even in itself I've read some things which seem rather questionable (i.e. poor/boring dialogue, whacky level/stat system, etc). But it seems these wouldnt drag the game down, as it were.

I can see what you mean about Elder Scrolls, but to make that comparison with the Fallout series I dont think is fair...as stated, the other games seem almost a totally different breed. It's not just a matter of improvements (and some say this one is inferior, too). And even beyond that, the jump from say, Fallout 2 to 3 is much more massive than the jump from Morrowind to Oblivion. Also completely disagree with the Final Fantasy comparison. Again, completely different breeds, and I like to think at least most RPG players play them for the story as well as the other stuff, so if only for that, you'd have to be really ignorant to not play 7 simply because 13 is available.

But yeah, in and of itself, Fallout 3 appears great. As a Fallout game, probably not so great. So I kind of think they should've made it into something else, like, something inspired by Fallout but not Fallout. In and of itself, maybe that would've made it an even better game than it is now.
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THM Dec 13, 08
I'd like to use the same comment as the yesterday's comment for the Fallout 3. Hee Hee!!!!!

Note: I'm enjoying Far Cry 2 at the moment, it is awesome!!!!!!!
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chautemoc Dec 13, 08
Also seems sweet, gonna play that sometime too. Glad youre enjoying it.
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Hannibal Lecter Dec 13, 08
Well most of the players are younger and have never played the earlier games.
A few old guys like me have and we know how good those games were.
However, those games were rpgs and not shooters.Fallout 3 is a shooter with some rpg elements.
I think Bethesda made the game to fit the newer younger players and not as a tribute to the old games and while that's sad in a sense I am not offended by it.
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L0GIN SLAY3R Dec 13, 08
I would actually call it an RPG with shooter elements, because it is primarily an RPG.
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Azuma Dec 13, 08
"Original fan"? Lol. I wouldnt call him an original fan unless he played the first 2 before he heard about the third. And obviously he isnt one since he is on the first game. And people can be sad all they want because a fps/rpg game will sell more than a sidescrolling turn-based one.
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Keefah Dec 13, 08
Personally, I think a game should be judged on its own merit not on the previous games in the series, especially if their very different, they shouldn't be over compared to titles in the series, the thing is that a lot of people are going to like Fallout 3 regardless if they played or even heard of the previous titles because it maybe their kind of game.
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Guest Dec 13, 08
This entire article makes very little sense to me. What exactly is being lamented? That old games aren't played by people who are looking for new games?

I doubt people who liked, say, Starcraft will care if people who didn't play the original purchase and play Starcraft II, because the there's not some sort of rule where you have to purchase an entire series in order to enjoy specific incarnations of the series.
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NathanFido Dec 13, 08
Im not ashamed to admit that the only real reason behind my decision to play Fallout 3 was because it was made by Beth Soft and as my friend famously said "It looks like Stalker, but done properly".

I still remember listening to late night community radio though, too fans where discussing why they were excited but apprehensive about Fallout 3, they assumed it was going to be ruined. I can't comment whether or not they did ruin the game but I can say that I hated it the first play but am liking it more the second time around.

Also, I am looking forward to playing Fallout 2 at least, preferably with the Hires pack.
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chautemoc Dec 13, 08
Good on you, Nathan. I hadn't meant to imply at all there should be any shame it, and it's great you're open about it and are enjoying the game.

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I can't comment whether or not they did ruin the game but I can say that I hated it the first play but am liking it more the second time around.
That's actually similar to how I felt my first hour playing the first game, compared to the rest of my time spent with it.
Maybe for different reasons though.

Definitely use the hi-res pack, and check out the Restoration project too!
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Guest Dec 14, 08
People should try fallout 1, 2 and tactics before trying the 3, i personally own each fallout right now and im proud of it, if you try them you get some kind of idea of the story.
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tballa Dec 14, 08
I played fallout 1 before fallout 3 came out to get myself excited for it. It bored the hell out of me. The combat was lame, simple things like moving and talking were tedious, and there was pretty much no direction given on what I was supposed to do. Fallout three was way better in my opinion. Fanboys should just be happy that a decent company like bethesda decided to continue the series.
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chautemoc Dec 14, 08
Haha. Not everyone prefers linearity, tballa.
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