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Old October 1 2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

I have a 360 and a powerful PC.

So: I could play on the PC at higher resolution and probably higher shaders settings, etc. and experience a prettier game.

or,

I could buy it for the 360 and not have to deal with the hassles that accompany PC gaming, and use the controller which I generally like better with FPSs (yes, I know F3 isn't really an FPS)

The PC will also be getting the 360 exclusive DLC, as I recall (correct me if I'm wrong)...


which would you choose?
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Old October 1 2008, 10:02 PM   #2
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Re: Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

If Oblivion is any indication, the PC will be the vastly superior platform... not just for technical reasons (it will look better) but for the plethora of user created mods that are likely to be made.

Also, did you just say that you like the controller better for FPS's? Blasphemy
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Old October 1 2008, 10:29 PM   #3
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Re: Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

I'm getting it for the Xbox, but that's because I've not upgraded my PC in a couple of years, and it only had mid-range graphics when I built it.
I'd say if you generally prefer your xbox controls, go with that, but if you're in to the modding scene, or you prefer the options that come with the PC version, then go with that.
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Old October 1 2008, 10:39 PM   #4
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Re: Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

I'd say your money would be better spent on SW:Force Unleashed. But that's just me....
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Old October 1 2008, 10:40 PM   #5
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Re: Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

Probably the 360. I'll miss the mods that will be available, as with Oblivion, but my PC's a couple years old and probably won't be able to run Fallout 3 the way I'd like it to.
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Old October 1 2008, 10:41 PM   #6
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Re: Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

Oh, also, it's probably likely that you'll be able to connect your 360 controller to your PC and play it that way (if you have a wireless one, you can get an overpriced USB receiver for it). So that way you can use the controller and still get the graphical benefit of having it on PC, assuming your specs are up to snuff.
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Old October 1 2008, 10:50 PM   #7
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Re: Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

As a newly graduated member of the workforce, I don't have the money to upgrade my vowfully underpowered PCs. I do however own a 360!
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Old October 1 2008, 10:55 PM   #8
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Re: Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

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I'd say your money would be better spent on SW:Force Unleashed. But that's just me....
Why? It's a fairly mediocre game.
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Old October 1 2008, 11:49 PM   #9
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Re: Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

I'm getting the 360 version mostly because my 4 year old laptop probably can't run it well. It could do Oblivion okay, but I just don't want to worry about it.
Then, I'll just wait for all the DLC to come out and grab the cheaper repacked "GOTY" edition on the PC if the game is good enough. I planned on doing that with Mass Effect, but no mods on the PC pretty much killed it.

I think if you have a capable computer, you might as well go with the PC version as, yeah, it will be the better version. It will be cleaned up much faster than the 360 version and probably even be the better experience even without mods.
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Old October 1 2008, 11:52 PM   #10
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Re: Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

I'm getting it for the 360. I'd rather have a version of the game optimized for the 360 then tinker around with settings and maybe not play it at full settings on the PC.

I know I'll be missing out on the mods, but I never had any mods for Fallout 1 or 2, so...
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Old October 1 2008, 11:54 PM   #11
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Re: Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

Twilight wrote: View Post
The PC will also be getting the 360 exclusive DLC
There is something very odd about this statement...
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Old October 1 2008, 11:56 PM   #12
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Re: Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

Sadly, that's how we think about gaming these days.
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Old October 1 2008, 11:57 PM   #13
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Sadly, that's how we think about gaming these days.
I'm sure Nintendo will be thrilled to learn that Starcraft was an N64 exclusive.
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Old October 1 2008, 11:59 PM   #14
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Re: Would you buy Fallout 3 on the 360 or PC?

Hey, those Starcraft 64 exclusive missions never made it to the PC!
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Old October 2 2008, 12:20 AM   #15
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The PC will also be getting the 360 exclusive DLC
There is something very odd about this statement...
No there isn't.
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