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RPGrief: Forced Contrast/First Impressions(Fallout 3/Fable 2)

Ok guys, I'm going to tell you a stupid thing to do.

Are you ready for the stupid thing?

Play Fallout 3 and Fable 2 at the same time!!!

I purchased Fallout 3 about a day after it came out. I played it for about 5 days, clocking in twenty hours. Those twenty hours were spent almost exclusively exploring and completing side-quests or encountering random situations. I was enthralled by the universe and combat. Post-apocolyptia is a place I want to be! I was convinced I wouldn't put this down until it was over. It was wonderful. The best gaming experience I had all year.

Oh hello Mr. Postman, why thank you for the mail.


Fable II

Not relevant to my interests at the time. I hated the first one. It had plenty of good ideas, but executed them with the precision of a penis in the dark. I was curious as to how Fable II had shaped up. I knew I still hated the art style, but I would not let myself be that judgmental. I would play only until the child stage was over, just to whet my whistle. Don't worry Fallout 3, I'm coming back. Just going to dinner with my weird uncle I haven't talked to in a few years.

I didn't play Fallout 3 again for fifteen hours.

This baffled me. I still loved Fallout 3, it had almost everything I wanted in a game (MINUS SHIT ANIMATION JESUS BETHESDA GOD) and I desperately wanted to go back, but for some odd reason Fable II had me. It really carried emotional weight, and in Fallout 3 I would feel bad for doing mean shit, but there was generally less organic consequence. Fable II excels here. Narration in games has always been my main draw. Yeah, multiplayer is fun, but I play games for the unique way of story telling. Don't get me wrong, Fallout 3 has a pretty cool story, but I didn't really feel the weight of the world on my shoulders. Fable II doesn't put that on your shoulders, but it doesn't need to. I'm out for revenge and thats all that matters to me.

On the other hand, Fallout 3 takes the cake with atmosphere and setting...for me at least.

It's a troubling thing, playing these games at once. There are time constraints, constant indecision, and they bring out the flaws in each other. There were times while playing both games that I stopped and said, "Wow, I wish Fallout 3/Fable 2 had done it this way." and in that context, it makes both games a disappointment to me.

That doesn't mean they're bad by any means, I'm enjoying them both thoroughly, I just don't recommend being an impatient dumbass like myself.

Oh what the hell am I saying?

Whats on my mind, that's what.

Anyway, what do you all think? Does playing games on and off, at the same time detract from the overall experience of both?

Is orange juice really all that good for you?

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About nukka jdavone of us since 5:51 PM on 12.06.2007

About Me:

Hey there, I'm James. I'm originally from Deer Lodge, MT, but now I'm going to school in Missoula for TEACHING. Yeah, I kind of changed my mind. I was doing the journalism thing, but kind of had a weird epiphany about the whole thing. Teaching was what I wanted to do before journalism and after some hard thought I'm going to return to it. I figure becoming an english teacher will allow me to continue writing. That blogging dream will still be there, It just won't be priority.

I'm very into music, especially Modest Mouse and Animal Collective. Classic rock makes my genitals burst as well. My life is simple: School, my lady, friends, family, dogs, and games. Easy peasy, no? I've been around Dtoid for a while, lurking since the beginning, and registered a while ago. I love it here, having such a good community really does the place well. I'm into any game that doesn't suck. There is really very little I'm not willing to play. The only problem is time, but please recommend good games to me. I've been on an indie binge recently, so start there. Feel free to add my PSN and Gamertag to your friends lists. I'm a nice dude and love playing with Dtoiders. You guys are amazing.

I blow at fighters, this is just the only cool looking picture I've ever taken.

Top Five Games at the Moment (No Particular Order)
1. Left 4 Dead
2. Half - Life 2
3. Metroid Prime
4. Resident Evil 4
5. Little Big Planet

Play with me...

My Steam ID: teh_james

Trade shit with me...

Other Things...

The Unshaven - a dodgeball movie that probably won't be funny to you that my friends and I all made as a parting senior thingy. Anyway, if you wanna see me in action I'm the chubby one playing The Lion King on my Sega. (Major credit to Daniel Lombardi)

My Youtube Channel - nothing too special on there, just some videos from a longgg time ago and a few I made from boredom.

Xbox LIVE:nukka jdav
PSN ID:javemport
Steam ID:teh_james
Mii code:[email protected]


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