PC Gamers - Newcomer to RPGs, simple question.

Discussion in 'Gamers' Pulse' started by Scythe, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Scythe

    Scythe Guest

    I am about to play Fallout 3 (yeah, heard about Planescape, Icewind Dale, etc, wanted to stick modern before heading back) and I noticed the main quest can take like 4 hours to beat.

    Should I do the main campaign and that's it? I've done one side quest - get a landmine and find a park and report back - what's the point of it? That was a waste.
     
  2. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    The side quests are what make the game. The main story is interesting, but it's far too short. I would do as much as you can.
     
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    Dogz interior crocodile moderator

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    I clocked so many hours in that game before I even started on the main quest :rofl:
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    Yeah, the main quest is a small part of that game. There is a fuckload of stuff to do outside of it, especially if you got the Game of the Year edition, with all 5 DLCs.
     
  5. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    Me too. Except I'd usually do the first one or two main quests, then for the next 11ty hours do random shit. Then do a couple more main quests, then a bunch more random shit, etc.

    I think I did just about everything you could do in the game while still having a handful of main quests left to do.
     
  6. Wthermans

    Wthermans What does "New High Score" mean? Is that bad? Di

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    The point of an open world RPG like FO3 is to explore. Look into the distance and find a landmark or building you think would be cool to examine. Start walking towards it, you'll most likely encounter something that will try to kill you (and could have some awesome shit) or a hidden location to explore. Just let your imagination go wild and create some fun of your own.
     
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    Dogz interior crocodile moderator

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    This.
     
  8. Japan Four

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    IMO the best way to play games like morrowing/fallout 3 is to just play them, and read everything, and really try to immerse yourself in the game, do the quests that you want to do and see how far the rabbithole goes.
     
  9. Dissent

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    thats the way to do it. damn ive clocked in so many hours on that game. :bowdown:
     
  10. Scythe

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    Thanks for the advice. I hate that there's so many random notes / audio clips and so much information that it seems too much for me to handle.

    Do the quests get more interesting?
     
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    Say goodbye to your real life.
     
  12. XaPU!M

    XaPU!M Active Member

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    One thing to remember when it comes to RPGs. You can ignore most of the dialog/books/audio tapes etc. Just talk to people, then skip what they say and advance the conversation/open then close books/play the audio files but you don't have to remember what it said.

    Then if they triggered anything specific to the game or quests it'll update your questlog.

    If I had to actually pay attention to what everyone said in RPGs and what was in every book etc, I wouldn't play RPGs.

    Though as far as dialog, Fallout isn't that bad.

    Yes the quests get a lot more interesting.
     
  13. kaldurak

    kaldurak Gimme some sugar baby.

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    I clocked over 120 hours in that game once I had done all the sidequests and the story line.

    and that's not including Any of the DLC
     
  14. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    You people have no attention span :mamoru:
     
  15. CodeX

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    Kids these days, sheesh... :rofl:
     
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    new to rpg? wtf
     
  17. XaPU!M

    XaPU!M Active Member

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    I tend to try and follow the story line. But I don't give a shit the reason that some poor farmer is plagued by goblins and needs me to kill a bunch of them.
     
  18. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    protip: use VATS, and pick perks that give you more action points and make VATS more effective :coold:
     
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    I had fun with Fallout 3

    If I were to do it all over again, I would blow through it once without sidequests and then start a second game where I wanted to get everything possible
     

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