Forums: Index > Fallout: New Vegas general discussion > Which is better Fallout 3? NV? or both?

I have mixed opinions about both games. I believe FallOut 3 has a better story line, compared to Nv where the story, personally is limited However i prefer the style of fighting that Nv brings in. I would like to see the games be brought into each other, FallOut3's story type, with Nv action side. EpiCinfection 15:10, April 30, 2011 (UTC)EpiCinfection 30/4/2011 4:10EpiCinfection 15:10, April 30, 2011 (UTC)

Actually, I found New Vegas's story to be better. It allowed for freedom and Choices had consequences, both good and bad. It wasnt a lack of storyline really, it was you choosing the storyline. The Game wasn't neccesarily centred around your character, but his/her choices and actions had a major affect on the world around him/her.

I guess you can gather that I prefer New Vegas over Fallout 3. In my opinion, Fallout 3 was written badly in comparison. Sure, it was my first fallout game, but when I explored the world of Fallout (mostly through research on this wiki... Wiki Freefalling is an enemy of productivity) and found how dynamic the choices in the earlier fallouts were I realised that Fallout 3 was very limited in this regard. In the earlier fallouts you could bypass the BoS alltogether but in Fallout 3 you were forced to help them unless you chose to abandon the storyline altogether.

Gameplaywise I also think New Vegas had a lot more options. But most of my beef with Fallout 3 was with the story. 02:52, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

Oh, that last one was me, Forgot to log in... 5t3v0 03:02, May 1, 2011 (UTC

I played the Fallout games from back then and even bought the 3 pack set for my pc but it didn't run for some reason and I took it back. Recently I kind of skipped Fallout 3 I got to level 20 and finished the main quest and took it back to Blockbuster to play other games.My main games I play are Fallout NV (which I own) and Homefront. Fallout NV and Fallout 3 are different and similar in that New Vegas has ammo types and Fallout 3 doesn't and NV has more places to go but they all turn out not so great. 05:07, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

I agree about NV story being better than 3. Fallout 3 was my first, played about 2 months and beat it, thought it had a lame story. But the game its self is unbelievably amazing. Bought NV, and the story blew me away. I just got 3 goy edition, and playing now, its been a long time since I played last. So far, NV has more weapons and armor, ammo, and I like how they upgraded the food/survivor thing, and making repair kits, doctor bags, etc... Fallout 3, on the other hand, I like making weapons, I like how you don't have access to tons of caps, in turn, making scavaging/bartering a priority. Example, in 3 I collect every carton of cogs, NV, I don't even bother once I get to the strip. As a matter of fact, once I hit the strip, I only deal in weapons and armor. I like NV companions better, mainly because of the wheel. But most of all, NV takes FOREVER to load, 3 is fast as hell. It seems harder to get around in 3, too many tunnels, it gets a little confusing sometimes. Overall NV is better, because its improved in SOME areas.Pappy002 06:37, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

New Vegas story was better, but Fallout 3 setting was better. NegativeCreep 17:13, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

Better story with Fallout 3 I feel, at least with how you progress and the weight of your final choices (in relation to the world, your father, and the Enclave/BOS. However New Vegas is a better experience, it feels like your truly trying to survive in the wastes (hardcore mode should be retrofitted to FO3). Since i've played New Vegas and gone back to FO3 not having the "true iron sights" with the guns is perhaps the most notable difference. The open-world aspects of Vegas are better too, though I think it needed a better balance of karma versus reputation.Birchman34 19:56, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

Is the sewer better for NV? (bigger) or is the subway for Fallout 3? 23:03, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

I love both the sewer and subway, however I'd have to say subway. It is more exciting and dynamic, while the sewer is pretty straightforward. You know what will happen in the sewer, you don't in the subway. Sombar1 23:15, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

Also which is longer not counting dlc? 23:48, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

The thing is that each game has it's pros and cons. I like both games. FallOut 3 is a direct sequel to FallOut 2 while FallOut New Vegas would be considered a side story. FO3 is more spread out and has a lot of places to explore and a lot of random encounters, while New Vegas is more confined in some areas, and not many random encounters. The one interesting thing about FO:NV is that the Courier has a past that will be revealed in an upcoming DLC, while we all know the history of the Lone Wanderer in FO3. But on the plus side, New Vegas may have more expansions than FO3.--Ryker6103:34, May 2, 2011 (UTC)~8:32pm 5/1/2011

–– I hope your real opinion is that F:NV is the direct continuation of F2 and that F3 is a side-story and that you wrote it wrong:( Xporc 13:45, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

and it would be wrong ^. i mean for me NV did not feel like a fallout game for me and i played about 200 hrs of all of them. i would not say anyone is beter but i will say NV was not what i wanted or what some people said it was. i felt much more restrited in NV wile in 3 i never had to go explore but i really wanted to, I dont know why people are hyped on the story of NV it was nothing new or fresh it played out like a blah book (hell i was pissed that i got the story about all right befor i even playe dthe game)-- 15:05, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

Yes but which is longer? 23:06, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

Storywise, either can be longer. Mission wise, I have to say NV, although 3's missions were more exciting most of the time. In NV you could beat a mission by just talking! Although I love NV more, there were many issues they skipped out on. Love the game, don't love the developer so much. Sombar1 23:20, May 2, 2011 (UTC)

I have to say that I prefer New Vegas. There are a lot of game play improvements that quickly made me prefer it over Fallout 3. Also, the moral choices felt more divisive. User:Meatguy

First I prefered Fallout 3 over New Vegas... but only because I've seen so many videos that showed how buggy NV is. But when I played it myself for the first time (some updates were made at that time so it wasn't that buggy anymore) I said to myself: 'Fallout 3 better than this? Haha! New Vegas is so much better!' I just love the story, the setting, the quests... everything makes much more fun that Fallout 3 and even tho' I've never played the original Fallout games Fallout: New Vegas feels much more like a "Fallout" game than FO3 does. User:KernCore 14:30, 19th May 11, GMT +1

Personally I felt there were almost NO moral choices that affected you in any meaningful way. As I have said before, how come you Blow up an entire town, send a kid off to slavery and then Burn a living tree yet still have the heart to Follow in your fathers footsteps? Even if you deludedly put the FEV in the purifier.

And KernCore, I havent played all the way through the Original Fallouts yet either. If you want to know the backstory (and havent already done so) do a Fallout wiki freefall and lose yourself in the articles here. Thats what made me realise that Fallout 3 shouldn't be as canon as it is, only due to the fact that the people developed it have the license for it. 5t3v0 13:50, May 20, 2011 (UTC)

I have not completed FONV yet but I already feel like the game has more story to it than FO3, 3 was pretty basic in story, your dad runs off, super mutants roam the wastes, your dad turns up and wants to make a water purifier and the enclave kill him. thats FO3 quickly summerized lol NV has alot more individual stories going on, various towns like Primm have little storylines to them that go beyond mini super mutant stomps (big town was the most pointless quest I have ever taken part in lol 3 super mutants are a raiding squad? and what even happens to BT?) that said FO3 was a very good game for me and I couldnt pry myself away from it, I also preffered the vault 101 intro and am disapointed vault 101 didnt get more game time than it did, could have been a nice side story to the main quest but instead the close relationship we have to the vault is wasted away on a minor side quest late on in the game. why couldnt 101 have had quests at various intervals to see how all the individuals handle what has happened? there are alot of interesting character in 3 aswell like three dog, moira brown and mr burke, I have not found the character as memorable so far in NV (I wish 3 dog was in it just for a better radio experiance) lastly I think FO3 has a smother experiance to it than NV, FO3 was bad for glitching but NV is the single worst game I have ever played for glitching.. it is quite frankly like playing a PC game on a computer that doesnt support it and im playing it on PS3! it glitches every 5 miniutes and this just ruins the experiance.

summery for me: FO3 was overall the better game, smoother running and memorable, very good atmosphere. NV better story and quests, better gameplay with the new ironsight and HC mode. Dissapointing because of the bugs throught the game.

TEAM TH1RTE3N 08:39, May 27, 2011 (UTC)

Fallout 3 is complete garbage, it's a bastardized Fallout game. The story is mindless drivel. Daddy leaves you to die in the Vault, you then get out and follow in daddies footsteps making artificial choices along the way. Anyone claiming that Fallout 3 is a sequel to Fallout 2 needs to learn what a sequel is. Fallout 3 has NOTHING to do with Fallout 2. The Enclave was destroyed in Fallout 2, yet is alive and well with plenty of fire power on the East Coast? In what universe does that make sense? Rdchili69 05:41, May 31, 2011 (UTC)

^according to some newbies who think they know the game better than the Hardcore Original Story arc folk, A lot. Im a newbie and I played Fallout 3 first, but at least I understand that you DO NOT under NO circumstances alienate your original fanbase, even if the game is rather cool... for a while. 5t3v0 05:57, May 31, 2011 (UTC)

I am more partial to NV, although I do have to agree that there really aren't as memorable characters as there were in FO3. I particularly loved the crazy quests and comments from Moira Brown, while making the Wasteland Survival Guide. That right there was a great character, if for nothing else than comedic and eyebrow raising value. --DarkCheshire 09:37, June 22, 2011 (UTC)

I felt i was being cheted with fo3 because there were SO many things taken out that were readed in nv.(pardon my english im french) 11:06, June 22, 2011 (UTC)l

Fallout 3 = Simple; Fallout: New Vegas = Complex. Love em both

I always say if they won't do FOOL they will do Van Buren and if they DO FOOL then Van Buren will be in FOOL and it will also have the entire New Vegas area about 85% the rest will be ruins. I like New Vegas better it all depends on wheither the sewer is as big as the subway in Fallout 3

Definately Fallout 3. It has a better storyline, dlc lets you play past the end, the exploring adds hindreds of hours into the game, the exploring actually has good loot(Not an empty sunset sarsaparilla bottle and 50 caps), and you can play without having endless loading screens. Charlie1121 15:27, July 18, 2011 (UTC)charlie1121

New Vegas wipes the floor with Fallout 3, but both still get their asses kicked by Fallout and Fallout 2. Just like with the Diablo series, you do not convert a classic isometric game without fucking it up. Especially when there's a change of developers. --XterrorX 15:40, July 18, 2011 (UTC)

Both are better what? Fallout 3 it feels more post nuclear war and everything is destroyed also I really liked the Pitt.--Woot 15:43, July 18, 2011 (UTC)#

Im Unsure. I've played about 180 hours of New Vegas which would suggest I prefer it to Fallout 3, which I have played for 96. But there was just something about Fallout 3.... 19:16 GMT MattFlan

This is a tough question to answer. as far as stories go, both are simple when you get down to it. Some people say that fallout 3 story is simpler than new vegas, but when you look closer at new vegas' story, it is merely pick a side, good (NCR), evil (Caesar's Legion), or neither (Your own side) and do what they want. I really like the variety that new vegas offers over fallout 3, but the fact that there is no way to do the final quest in new vegas and continue to play really bugged me. Both have their fair share of bugs, but unless they are game crashing, they don't matter to me. Seeing as both game have very similar merits, i will decide by looking at the dlc. As of now, I am say that fallout 3 is the "better game" because all of its dlc is out and they were fascinating and immersive. New vegas is a great game, but I found its first two add-ons lacking. Old World Blues was a hug leap in the right direction and has one last chance to swing my opinion with the Lonesome road dlc. If its anything like OWB, then i may even change my mind, until that day comes I say fallout 3 is better.--Aps41020:31, July 21, 2011

Hm I think they both have interesting aspects. Now I love both, but here's a breakdown of how I see it. story: winner- NV. In Fo3 you can nuke a town and your good dad doesn't do shit, I'd have killed my kid. Plus you are forced to a side, which takes away depth. setting: winner-Fo3. The southwest has been done in fallout already, at least D.C was a new place and had a new environment look. Vegas is new in the sense that it is a new city to explore, but that region has been done. Honest hearts helps refresh it a bit, but that is balanced out by the point lookout dlc as far as diverse environments go. Subways also were a nice touch, and rivet city was interesting.. DLC: winner- Vegas. I liked Zeta, but I am willing to acknowledge that it was a novelty. Anchorage and dead money were both linear, but at least dead money tied into an overall plot. In anchorage the outcasts go from a small isolated BoS group to being powerful enough to jump into D.C, down a few blocks from BoS HQ. That being said, honest hearts seems to just be a chance to own your own nature reserve and get non-alligned ranger armor. Action: winner- Vegas- the true iron sights are nice, upgrades are cool, and different ammo makes the fight more strategic. Misc features: winner-Vegas. Plant harvesting, more crafting, reputation system, and more help. Fo3 weapon crafting should have been implemented, but that's balanced by the abundance of other features. That's all just my opinion though.WastelandRanger al 22:17, July 22, 2011 (UTC)

This is the Vault Overseer (originator) of this thread. I just bought the game of the year edition of Fallout 3 hopefully this will help the company that made Fallout 368.229.224.66 03:28, July 23, 2011 (UTC)

id have to say i like FO3 better but thats just preference, in reality FONV is but only because it was made after and learned from FO3's mistakes. so ill vote both are great. hopefully the next one is even betr. JimmyDreznaut017 19:21, July 23, 2011 (UTC)

I would like New Vegas better if it didn't glitch so badly. Old World Blues is almost impossible to play for an hour straight without restarting the console, and I still major lag when I go to Westside, the Followers Compound, and the Hoover Dam. You'll know It When It Happens was almost impossible to play as well. GlassJAw667 20:19, July 23, 2011 (UTC)

From the Overseer everbody likes NV becuase it has Van Buren chips people places and thingss from Van Buren rere. 02:56, August 1, 2011 (UTC)

i will trade my classic pack for any other pre order pack that is on xbox

I really liked Fallout 3.. but FNV just had more things that i liked, endings with different factions, iron sights, more guns, more quests and its really fun!

FO3 was the first Fallout game I played, but I prefer F:NV, and here's why: There's too much black and white morality in FO3. B/W morality doesn't belong in a game series like Fallout (alright, maybe in rare cases, but not as much as FO3 had it). Naturally, I like the idea of having more factions to fight for/against, more and moddable guns (silenced sniper rifle is my favorite weapon), not being that owerpowered. Also, jury rigging is the most awesome perk ever. Wanderer from DK 19:14, August 2, 2011 (UTC)

I have the GOTY edition and is feels like I am playing a relic or something. 21:32, August 2, 2011 (UTC)