Reviews and Problems with Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition
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Fallout 3: Trash of the Year Edition
Face Phoenix, Amazon
21 November 2011
Summary: I bought the original Fallout 3 after having if recommended by a friend and I would say all in all it was an engulfing experience like none I ever played. After beating Fallout 3, I thought about the DLC packs and was not too hip to shelling out 50 dollars just to continue the saga. So enter Fallout 3: GOTY, what seemed to be a warm ray of hope turned into a freezing nightmare. When people say this game crashes we mean it crashes OFTEN.
Summary: After hearing so many good things about this game, I caught it on sale for deal of the day. I sat down with it. I love rpgs, I love shooters, thought I could not go wrong. I hate oblivion because it is slow, dull and the attribute system is lack luster. Fallout 3 brings about that much to the table in terms of gameplay and story. Voice acting is bad. It introduces some neat new game mechanics, but the gameplay a bit lacking and slow.
Summary: This could have been a really great game. Sadly, the game just freezes up too many times. For the money you have to pay for it, it is not worth it. I have a PS3 and have never had so many lockups on a game. I wrote the company an email and never heard back.
Summary: It is May 2011 and this game still works like a broken down piece of crap. It seems depending on the copy of the game some will get a game that works perfectly, or has a few flaws or stops working all together. My version stopped working completely after entering evergreenmills foundry. When I try to leave the game will just stay on the loading screen and does nothing more but look like it's going to load. I've done everything possible to make it work, but it just won't.
Summary: Imagine you're playing a game like Bioshock 1 or 2. Save for changing levels, every door you walk up to and open does just that: it opens. In Fallout 3, everytime you enter a new building, enter your hometown (Megaton), enter your house, leave Megaton, go shopping, etc.; In effect, anytime you encounter a closed door to a new area it behaves like a portal and the program stops and you'll see this spinning clock icon.
Summary: I played through Fallout 3 and absolutely loved it. Instead of purchasing the 5 add-on missions for 10 bucks a piece, I decided to trade in my older game and buy a copy of Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, with all add-on missions included. During the first hour and a half of play, I had to reboot my PS3 four times due to the game freezing. This happened a few times with the original disc, but during 103 hours of play, a few lock-ups are forgivable.
Summary: Do not buy the GOTY edition of Fallout 3. The GOTY edition which includes the add-ons for the regular Fallout 3 game are glitchy, bugged, and not fixed. The origional Fallout 3 is a fun game, with some glitches that you can endure. The GOTY edition is badly converted and destroys the origional game with addition monstrous problems. Those problems aren't fixed, and won't be fixed.
Greatest game...until it freezes. And it ALWAYS freezes.
18 March 2010
Summary: Just like the title says: The game is incredible, until it freezes up. The Game of the Year edition is ridiculously flawed this way. Constantly shutting down and restarting your PS3 will make you throw this game in the pool. When the game is working well, it's one of the best I've ever played. However, stick with the original Fallout 3. At least the freeze ups are kept to a minimum.
Summary: The most compelling story in a game I have played in a long time. The most fun, for the times when I could enjoy it, that I have had in a long time. But, the game is so craptastically buggy, it renders the entire experience to frustrating. I gave the fun a 4 for the times I could get into it and be immersed. I gave it overall a 2 only because of those times. Save, and save often, play in short (45 min) burst, and you too may rate it this highly.