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 Fallout 3 too much of an FPS? Try it on Hard View next topic
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King of Creation
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Review ] - More info on Game: Fallout 3

So says Macky. He eloquently sums it up here:

I’ve decided to withhold my general opinion of the game until I get a little more of the game experience behind me.

However, I thought that this one piece of advice is worth exploiting, as it has single-handedly changed my experience of the product.

It turns out that simply playing the game on Hard (after leaving the vault or anytime thereafter) immediately shifts combat to a tactical engagement reminiscent of Fallout 2. I cannot imagine anyone who is playing this game on normal after I performed this switch.

Within an instant of changing the difficulty to hard, the game has turned from having a superfluous item inventory to feeling as if you are just barely surviving (.... w/ some room for comfort). From mindless FPS to deadly and complicated combat scenarios.

On the Hard setting, every combat engagement has required tactical strategizing, and accordingly, VATS begins to be used more in the vein of the turn-based targeting system we all used to love. In simpler terms, VATS becomes necessary, just as the turn-based system was necessary in taking out Frank Horrigan’s machine-gun arm and then legs before he could decimate my HP. Lots of strategic planning with mines, frag grenades, sniping, targeted shots, scraping for any ammo you can find, and laying traps in advance to catch enemies off guard. Lots of saving and reloading.

Again, I am only mentioning this because the game on normal was a ridiculously mindless FPS. With the simple change of difficulty, the experience and adventure of my survival has become very reminiscent of Fallout 2. And quite honestly, this pleases me greatly. Once again, I cannot imagine any Fallout fan muddling through this on a lower setting – that is, doing so and expecting it to resemble the feel of the previous games.

This is not to say that I feel the game should at all be likened to Fallout 1 or 2...a judgment I will reserve for latter. I am simply stating that the difficulty setting has completely changed my experience with the game for the better, and that that effect has amazingly brought the experience closer to my memories of Fallout 2.

What do you think? Agree/disagree? I'm still waiting for my freaking copy in the mail.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:46 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Since I suck at hard things(if anybody makes fun of that statement ill come to your house icon_chainsaw )ill probably play vary easy.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

WORLDonFIRE wrote:
I suck at hard things


Tempting, very tempting, but way too easy.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:03 am Reply with quoteBack to top

WORLDonFIRE wrote:
Since I suck on hard things(butt love is my favorite sex )im very easy.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

When you play Tetris on LVL 1 it's also piss easy. When played at LVL 99 it's quite a challenge. Both ways it's a good game.

However, making a bad game (Fallout 3) difficult to pretend quality is just piling up a big heap of shit.

Or do the dialogs turn themselves to WELL WRITTEN after you change to difficult? Or does the overall swell guy of the game turn itself off?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

In some cases it might do the trick, actually... I remember playing Deus Ex on easy, thinking of it as just an average shooter of it's time, but when I played it on hard the game changed completely with the AI "coming to life".
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It still takes thirty headshots to kill a caravan guard anyway, doesn't it?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dogmeatlives wrote:
WORLDonFIRE wrote:
Since I suck on hard things(butt love is my favorite sex )im very easy.


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WHAT DID I TELL YALL! icon_chainsaw
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Cthulhugoat wrote:
It still takes thirty headshots to kill a caravan guard anyway, doesn't it?


Very true. Also being good in FO3 is really really boring.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I will correct you here:

Being good, no matter where, is boring. evil
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dreadnought wrote:
I will correct you here:

Being good, no matter where, is boring. evil


You little devil, you.
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