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Fallout (4?) for an Old Fart?

MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,243
Hey guys,

I've been wanting to try the Fallout series (starting with 4, I guess), but I generally am pretty slow and uncoordinated and not good at FPS. Is this game super fast-paced and twitchy? A gamer friend of mine is like me, and she said she had no problems playing it.

Also, is 4 a good jumping-on point for the series?

Thanks!
blueturtle13

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,021
    Hey guys,

    I've been wanting to try the Fallout series (starting with 4, I guess), but I generally am pretty slow and uncoordinated and not good at FPS. Is this game super fast-paced and twitchy? A gamer friend of mine is like me, and she said she had no problems playing it.

    Also, is 4 a good jumping-on point for the series?

    Thanks!
    Personally I would start with Fallout New Vegas as I feel it the better of the 3D Fallout games but 3 or 4 is fine. 

    As far as the twitchy thing this is a perfect game for that because of the V.A.T.S. system. It pauses the action allowing you to line up shots. 
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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member RarePosts: 3,920
    Yeh, you can focus your character skills to make more use of action points and ap regeneration to make you able to use V.A.T.S. more often. Plus, if things are getting rough you can always open your inventory to pause the game and heal yourself.

    Personally, you should play them all because they are worth it. If you're into games like Baldur's Gate, Divinity: Original Sin or Wasteland then you would probably enjoy Fallout 1 and 2. If not, I recommend starting with Fallout 3 and playing them in order of release, then you get to see the progression of the series properly.

    If you only have the time for one, and they do take a considerable amount of time to play fully, then you should probably play Fallout 4.
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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member RarePosts: 3,920
    Story-wise, each game is separate so you don't need to play the older ones to understand some kind of ongoing story or anything like that. There's only nods and Easter eggs that link to the other games.
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  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,243
    Cool, thanks guys!  I guess I'll start with 3.  Is it OK to use a keyboard and mouse?  I was thinking of getting a controller, anyway...
  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member RarePosts: 3,920
    Much better with mouse and keyboard for targeting. Not just with guns but scavenging for loot is much more efficient using a mouse.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,021
    Much better with mouse and keyboard for targeting. Not just with guns but scavenging for loot is much more efficient using a mouse.
    Yeah after playing FO4 on console I bought it on PC and think it a much better experience with M/K
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 30,469
    I've played every FO game ever made, including Tactics which many have forgotten.

    Of the Modern ones FO4 is my favorite, and being an old fart I can assure you its something you can handle.

    Don't be misled, while FO3, FO New Vegas have a VATS system that totally pauses combat, FO4 works differently as enemies slow down but still keep moving. 

    While I used VATS religiously in earlier games I rarely bother with it in FO4 as I find freestyle aiming to be far more accurate and deadly once you get good at it.

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  • thunderCthunderC Member EpicPosts: 1,776
    Kyleran said:
    I've played every FO game ever made, including Tactics which many have forgotten.

    Of the Modern ones FO4 is my favorite, and being an old fart I can assure you its something you can handle.

    Don't be misled, while FO3, FO New Vegas have a VATS system that totally pauses combat, FO4 works differently as enemies slow down but still keep moving. 

    While I used VATS religiously in earlier games I rarely bother with it in FO4 as I find freestyle aiming to be far more accurate and deadly once you get good at it.
    Vats isnt for aiming or accuracy its for those bad ass slow mo kill cams and watching a body part of a mutated baddie get severed. :) 
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  • slowpoke68slowpoke68 Member UncommonPosts: 514
    I'm 50, another oldster by gaming standards.  I liked Fallout 4 a lot.  I didn't find it overly difficult.  Mouse and keyboard is just fine.  Go for it!
  • ScotScot Member EpicPosts: 9,295
    FO3 is the place to start, and what a great start it will be for you, I rather envy someone who has not played those games. :)

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  • KrematoryKrematory Member UncommonPosts: 602
    If you really like old school RPGs with a reactive world and many ways to approach quests just give Fallout 1 a try. In my opinion it's the best of the series and it's isometrical and turn based instead of first person, so you won't have to worry about being slow :)
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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,450
    edited June 28
    Hey guys,

    I've been wanting to try the Fallout series (starting with 4, I guess), but I generally am pretty slow and uncoordinated and not good at FPS. Is this game super fast-paced and twitchy? A gamer friend of mine is like me, and she said she had no problems playing it.

    Also, is 4 a good jumping-on point for the series?

    Thanks!
    I literally just bought this game on sale at Steam 2 days ago. Not thrilled, can't really get into it much. Not the worst game I've played. I think it was worth the $30 I paid, but I'm glad I didn't pay more. 

    That said, it's not hard. It's no harder than any previous FO game and if you can manage TES combat, then FO isn't that different.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 30,469
    edited June 28
    Hey guys,

    I've been wanting to try the Fallout series (starting with 4, I guess), but I generally am pretty slow and uncoordinated and not good at FPS. Is this game super fast-paced and twitchy? A gamer friend of mine is like me, and she said she had no problems playing it.

    Also, is 4 a good jumping-on point for the series?

    Thanks!
    I literally just bought this game on sale at Steam 2 days ago. Not thrilled, can't really get into it much. Not the worst game I've played. I think it was worth the $30 I paid, but I'm glad I didn't pay more. 

    That said, it's not hard. It's no harder than any previous FO game and if you can manage TES combat, then FO isn't that different.
    Coming right off of New Vegas FO4 was at first off putting, as it did several things "differently" and I always struggle with change.

    But I gave it some time, learned more about the systems, and really delved into the storylines. 

    There were times I really had to make some questionable choices, and there were definitely consequences.

    On my 4th playthrough now, have tried a different style each time. 

    Like I said, give it some time......and get some power armor.....and the combat shotgun....

    ;)


    Post edited by Kyleran on

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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 4,502
    All of the modern Fallout games are quite good (not saying the original ones weren't, but they aren't easy to play anymore), and all of them tend to play extremely similarly. New Vegas was my favorite of them, but 3 and 4 are also extremely good. You can start anywhere you want really. M+KB is the easiest way to play, but I do know controller works pretty well too if you prefer that method.
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  • KellerKeller Member UncommonPosts: 517
    Play Fallout 4 as last. Workshop (building) adds a lot to that game. Plus I really enjoyed Far Harbor (FO4 dlc) exploring. It's the best "zone" of all games to wander around. SO save the best for last ;)

    You could even give Fallout 1 & 2 + Tactics a try, the stories and jokes are worth the time. It's 2d plus point & click movement combined with turnbased combat.

  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,450
    OK, it's growing on me......After spending a few days in the game, i blew out my saves, dropped half my mods and I'm focusing on the crafting aspect of the game. I love my modded out 308 hunting rifle, and the fact that I have my original 10mm that I keep improving is awesome to me.
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