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Which Fallout is better, 3 or New vegas?

  1. Gnug profile image66
    Gnugposted 6 years ago

    Which Fallout is better, 3 or New vegas?

    Which next gen Fallout did you prefer, and why?


  2. adeang profile image62
    adeangposted 6 years ago

    New Vegas has more content than Fallout 3, but in all honesty New Vegas seems like more of an add-on to Fallout 3. There aren't major changes, and if I were you I would try out Fallout 3 first.

  3. Gnug profile image66
    Gnugposted 6 years ago

    Oh, I have both, and I enjoy both, I was just wondering other peoples preference.

  4. Dreamers Pen profile image58
    Dreamers Penposted 6 years ago

    My boyfriend prefers 3 between the two though New Vegas has more stuff.  New Vegas has more locations, but nothing much to them, so exploration can be pointless.  Too bug as well.  3 had a better story to it compared to New Vegas.

    I didn't play the games, but I watched him play it.  I like watching 3 more than New Vegas because there was more action going on in the areas.  Things weren't so spread out in 3 and when you got to an area, there was something to do event wise or to kill creature wise.

    New Vegas to him and me, there seemed to be too many corners cut to just get it out.

  5. selfdefenselesson profile image59
    selfdefenselessonposted 6 years ago

    Fallout 3!

    Here's hoping there's going to be a graphical update in the next one, the graphics engine is ancient now...

  6. profile image0
    Indigitalposted 6 years ago

    Fallout 3's story is just epic in comparison to Fallout New Vegas. There's no "big sacrifice" in New Vegas, you just hunt a guy who stole your package, then help the armies solve their differences. On Fallout 3; you have to watch your father, to whom you've been searching for, die before your eyes, then you go on a epic quest to hunt down the G.E.C.K and save your fathers idea from the evil governments of the Old World. It's a mile better story; if only it could have the content of New Vegas (true iron-sights, hardcore mode, a home for followers)

  7. Dallas Matier profile image86
    Dallas Matierposted 6 years ago

    I liked both, though I prefer New Vegas, overall. It felt more immersive to me, and there was a greater sense that the decisions you were making had an effect on the world around you. It also felt like you actually had more choices to make. Even though both games had a detailed 'open sandbox' environments to explore, Fallout 3's central plot felt fairly linear to me. It got to the point where it sometimes felt like I was doing something wrong by turning away from the main plot for a while to follow a sidequest.

    Also, from a role playing point of view, there seemed to be greater scope for creating a particular types of characters, and playing them through to the end in New Vegas.

  8. thebeast02 profile image86
    thebeast02posted 6 years ago

    If you have already played 3, then I would say 3. If not, then New Vegas would win. Why? If you have not played Fallout 3, then you won't notice the lack of updating done in Vegas. Since Vegas has more things to do, and kind of feels like an expansion pack, a new player wouldn't mind these things. While someone who just beat 3 and picked up New Vegas would.

  9. AM Hanson profile image78
    AM Hansonposted 5 years ago

    From a purely technical standpoint, I would say New Vegas wins out.  The return of factions, the addition of ironsights and mods, and the general "more-ness" of New Vegas is superior.  However, from a personal standpoint, New Vegas can't compare to Fallout: 3.  In Fallout: 3, there was far more reward in exploring.  My personal favorite quests were in Andale and The Republic of Dave, both of which you have to really look for if you don't know where they are.  In New Vegas, there were a lot of locations which were just pointless (i.e. random caves with nothing but a few hostile animals inside or deserted locations with no loot or reason for existing).  In Fallout 3, there were very few locations that didn't have something to them.  Also, Fallout 3's plotline was much better, though I did really like the ending cinematic of New Vegas because it showed what happened to the places and groups you interacted with.