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Postby Alice » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:15 pm

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Postby Alice » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:15 pm

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Postby exolstice » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:57 am

While this game is probably one of the best I've ever played, I have a few complaints:

- All the characters look very similar and act like puppets. I'm playing as ultra-good character, but it sure isn't because I have any emotional investment in the automatons that surround me everywhere I go. Maybe it's a limitation of the game type (i.e. RPG) but I feel like most characters are just following pre-programmed routines, waiting for me to engage them, rather than following their own independent "lives." I've seen lesser games do it better, and I'm hoping feature installments improve this. Also, please give the characters a better range of facial expressions, so I don't always feel like I'm talking to Keanu Reeves.

- Every object looks the same. Again, I realize that there needs to be some re-use in a game of this scope, but when every single location you visit has the exact same desks, filing cabinets, lockers, fridges, ovens, and metal boxes, it sort of breaks the illusion for me. There must be thousands of lockers in the world of Fallout, all with the same broken door. If I see these exact same lockers in Vegas, I'll be pretty annoyed.

- Every location looks the same on the inside. This isn't helped by my previous point either. All the "industrial" themed locations have the same hallways: military bases, fallout shelters, production facilities, sewers, subways, etc. After a while it tends to run together, giving an intense feeling of déjà vu. This was especially apparent when I visited the National Archives yesterday, which is a mix of the two most common types of interiors. It's not like the world is randomized every time you play, they could've thrown in more variety.
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Postby Ghost » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:31 am

Where the fuck is the alien crash site? I played a little yesterday and I looked for it, but I couldn't find it.
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Postby exolstice » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:52 am

I don't know. Even with a walkthrough telling me the exact location I still couldn't find it.

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The crash site is just west of the Greener Pastures Disposal Site valley, straight north of MDPL-13 Power Station. Even after discovery, it does not register on the map.

The crash itself was through a house on the slope overlooking Greener Pastures Disposal Site. The MDPL-13 Power Station and Old Olney is also visible from this place.

As with many other important landmarks (such as Megaton) there is a flock of birds flying in circles directly overhead the spacecraft itself. This should make it easier to find.
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Postby Ghost » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:19 pm

That thing about the birds helps. I went due north from that station until the game told me I couldn't go any further. Maybe it was that area with the slight radiation I passed through.

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Postby Ghost » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:18 pm

I found it. Break north from the power station while keeping an eye out for circling birds a little to the east. After coming over a rocky bit, you'll stumble into an irradiated zone. The birds should be off to the right of your character at this point. Sort of north east. Head for them and you'll find the downed ship. If you stop soaking up rads, you've gone off the path. It was only +1 for me, your resistance may vary.

I also took to wiping out Tenpenny Tower. I left Fawkes behind as he was killing residents and not just guards, but I decided S. Peanut wasn't going to start up anyones genocide. She's no Ghoul sympathizer, but fool me once...
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Postby exolstice » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:33 am

Good news Playstation 3 owners, Bethesda today released an update for your version of Fallout 3 that optimizes the game and clears the way for trophy support for the game's upcoming downloadable content.

The first DLC to hit the PS3 version of Fallout 3 will be Broken Steel, available Sept. 24. That will be followed by Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt on Oct. 1, and Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta on Oct. 8.

Bethesda also announced that the Fallout 3 Game of the Year edition for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC will be available at stores on October 13.

The Game of the Year edition includes the game as well as all five downloadable content packs. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will retail for $59.99 and the Games for Windows version will be available for $49.99.


Might just trade mine in for the GotY edition. I prefer disc-based content.
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Postby Ghost » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:54 am

Riddle me this, would that force you to start over? Would the GOTY technically be a different game and not work with your saves?

I'd consider doing the same, but the $2.33 credit from GameStop wouldn't really help.
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Postby exolstice » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:20 am

$2.33? I can get $40 for it here.

I don't know if you'd have to start over. I'm assuming no? That'd be a question to email Betheseda with.
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Postby Alice » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:33 am

Bethesda has already stated your old data won't be erased when you play GOTY.


Same thing happened when they released the Saigo no Uta version of Silent Hill 2. They let you carry over save data from the original to the new version, since it was essentially the same game with additions.
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Postby Ghost » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:06 pm

I'd probably get Monopoly money for it here IN THE STATES
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Postby exolstice » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:35 pm

Stores still sell it for $65 used here.
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Postby Alice » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:36 pm

Send it to Spliff, and let him trade it in for you at Gamecrazy. Apparently, he can get CUH RAY ZEEEEEEEE trade in deals there.
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Postby exolstice » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:53 pm

FYI about the expansions. I've experienced 5 system locking crashes since I got them. So save often! They're completely random, so a simple system shutdown/reload does the trick. Still very annoying.
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Postby Alice » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:22 pm

I bought them for my cousin the other night. He hasn't had any problems yet, but I'll warn him.
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Postby Ghost » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:33 pm

Let me get at them expansions.
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Postby GD » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:43 pm

I got the GOTY edition last week from the best buy deal I should really open it up.
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Postby exolstice » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:32 am

Operation Anchorage has some serious frame-rate issues in the second half. Feels like I'm playing a slideshow.
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Postby Justice » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:23 pm

fallout 3 fucking rules nonstop yall
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Postby Ghost » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:32 pm

My mom said I'm the best at it.
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Postby MT » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:34 pm

yeah, my mom texted me last week to tell me she thought TCB was the bee's knees when it came to that game.
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Postby exolstice » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:35 am

This game still rules my heart. All others pale in comparison.
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Postby Justice » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:57 am

i've been playing too much Dead Space lately its pretty excellent
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Postby Ghost » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:35 pm

I'm working at finishing Broken Steel, but I keep heading off on something else entirely. This is my last week of classes, so I'm going to buckle down before the next term and play the shite out the expansions.
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Postby exolstice » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:39 pm

The expansions are the best.
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Postby Justice » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:43 pm

Point Lookout is fucking great
Mothership Zeta is a lil bit of a slog at times
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Postby exolstice » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:45 pm

Maybe, but there was a lot of great stuff in Zeta that I won't mention so as not to spoil Ghost.

Point Lookout has a lot of great side quests.
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Postby Ghost » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:48 pm

Point Lookout is the one I'm looking most forward to.

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