jawa's journeys: Fallout 3

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by jawafour » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:06 pm

The journey continues. Picked up a few rifles and they're great for duffing up ghouls and mutants. I'm getting back into the swing of using VATS... such a good targeting system.

I'd forgotten how beautifully decayed and desolate the game is. Even the lighting looks good; the way it changes the shades and shadows over the course of a day is excellent. Those late-evening yellows and greys of damaged buildings are almost lovely. And all this on an Xbox 360!

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PostRe: jawa's journeys: Fallout 3
by LewisD » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:11 pm

I love that you're using spoilers for an old game. Bless your heart :wub:

It reminds me of the time in Super Mario Bros where the princess was in another castle.

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by jawafour » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:28 pm

20% wrote:I love that you're using spoilers for an old game...

:lol: . I don’t want to muck up the game for folk who have somehow made bad life decisions and not played Fallout 3. I think that one or two GRcadians are re-visiting the game via Xbox OX backwards compatibility, too.

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PostRe: jawa's journeys: Fallout 3
by Errkal » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:33 pm

I've never played it. Not played any of them, I have 4 on a shelf to play at some point.


That said I'm cool with no spoilers as spoilers never really bother me for games as I play them so much after and tend to use YouTube a fair bit for getting through stuff.

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by Ad7 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:22 pm

Urge to reinstall fallout 3 and have monster resolution plus mods rising... if only for the intro and a trip to megaton.

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PostRe: jawa's journeys: Fallout 3
by LewisD » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:26 pm

I must admit I'd love to play it again now, shame I sold the 360 the other month :(

Might have to play FO4 instead.

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PostRe: jawa's journeys: Fallout 3
by jawafour » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:27 pm

Christmas CrackErrkal wrote:...I have 4 on a shelf to play at some point...
Advent7 wrote:Urge to reinstall fallout 3 and have monster resolution plus mods rising...

My journey could be influencing other GRcadians to step into the wasteland? :o .

Man, these feral ghouls are fast. I creep around with my finger hovering over the VATS button!

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by LewisD » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:37 am

Top tip..

Tapping the VATS button will let you know if there are enemies in that particular direction.

I don't mean the zooming in bit, but if you tap it and you pip boy makes a "tick" noise, the way ahead is clear.
If there's no "tick" noise then there are enemies in that direction.

Or it's the other way around, I dunno, you'll figure it out. (RIP JAWAS)

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by jawafour » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:43 am

20% wrote:...Tapping the VATS button will let you know if there are enemies in that particular direction.

I don't mean the zooming in bit, but if you tap it and you pip boy makes a "tick" noise, the way ahead is clear.
If there's no "tick" noise then there are enemies in that direction...


I think I know what you mean, Lewis - I do sometime tap the VATS button if I think baddies are in the area because it’ll automatically pick them out if they’re close by. I didn’t realise the sound aspect, though... will investigate this later. Thanks, man!

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by jawafour » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:49 pm

I didn't get a chance to play during the week but I'm back into this now. I'm in DC and I have just toured the Museum of History... and so met the ghouls in the Underworld. I let Carol know that Gob was (kinda) okay :wub: .

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by jawafour » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:56 pm

After retrieving the space dish from the Museum of Technology, Galaxy News Radio is broadcasting loud and clear 8-) . Had to by-pass and run away from a few super mutants, though :shifty: .

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PostRe: jawa's journeys: Fallout 3
by Preezy » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:14 pm

I remember being teirrifed the first time I had to go down into the sewers with all those feral ghouls, that scratchy throaty noise they made :dread:

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by jawafour » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:17 pm

Preezy wrote:I remember being teirrifed the first time I had to go down into the sewers with all those feral ghouls, that scratchy throaty noise they made :dread:

I must admit that when I play at night I only play for a little while as things can be a bit spooky... :shifty: :fp: .

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PostRe: jawa's journeys: Fallout 3
by jawafour » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:47 pm

Right, with Galaxy News Radio booming out, the next part of the adventure is underway - I am off to Rivet City to try and speak with Doctor Li. Time to get ship-shape!

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by jawafour » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:49 pm

Oh boy, I'd forgotten just what a cool place Rivet City is. Once you have had a wander around the ship and spoken to the residents, there are so many quests to choose from! I think I'm gonna look for the replicated man...

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PostRe: jawa's journeys: Fallout 3
by Ad7 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:52 pm

I think I was playing for about 3 weeks before I got to rivet city. Kept wandering around and getting distracted looting places :wub:

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by jawafour » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:58 pm

Advent7 wrote:I think I was playing for about 3 weeks before I got to rivet city. Kept wandering around and getting distracted looting places :wub:

Yeah, I have been following the "main track" of the campaign pretty tightly so far but now, with a raft of side-quests to look at, this feels like the time to step off the beaten path.

Although I would place the game as my all-time favourite (single player) title, I hadn't loaded it up in about five years and I must confess that I had a small concern that it wouldn't match up to my memories of it. I needn't have worried... it's still brilliant :wub: .

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PostRe: jawa's journeys: Fallout 3
by mrbrightside » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:36 pm

Jawa your adventures are making me want to start a new file on F3 but I just have so many games to complete. I loved the quest involving the vampires, can’t remember the name of it but they seemed like a decent group of people.

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PostRe: jawa's journeys: Fallout 3
by Lotus » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:47 pm

Fallout 3 is the only Fallout game I've played. Reading through this has reminded me of a lot of characters and missions that I'd forgotten about. Brought back some good memories. I remember buying all of the DLC too, almost all of which was excellent from what I recall. Superb game.

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PostRe: jawa's journeys: Fallout 3
by Tafdolphin » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:07 am

God, Rivet City was so much better than Diamond City. The former really felt like a proper place where people lived and worked.

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