Okay I am considering pickup up either Left 4 Dead or Fallout 3 to start playing around with as COD4 is getting old and I absolutely hate COD5. I like my shooters and RPGs, so this is s tough call… but if I can (system wise) I might pick up both copies.
I have a few quick questions, big one can my system handle these games? It obviously meets both games minimum system requirements, but I believe Left 4 Dead will play more smoothly on it? I heard that Fallout 3s is picky and requires a good video card and system… is this true? My current system is below, please dont laugh as I am not a hard core gamer but I do like to game when I can…. several times a week. I was thinking of picking up another GB of ram as its only $25 bucks shipped. Do I really need the extra ram?
Lastly I have the million dollar question, to those of you that played either or even both… are they worth it? Should I pick up both or which one do you suggest? Thank you for taking your time to help me out!
Both are worth it, but Left 4 dead in my opinion is worth your attention a lot more. Yes you can run them fine, however you might have to lower the settings a little on Fallout 3 at least (maybe L4D some, I honestly wouldn't be able to answer that one).
Left 4 Dead is mainly for Co-op and it can get boring pretty fast if you play it buy yourself, but with friends this game it tons of fun espically when your playing with three other people.
Fallout 3 is a very good rpg you will spend tons of hour playing it, and
I believe there will be many mods for it later(like oblivan) though the main quest is an average amount of time it feels like they could have extened it
L4D will play on lower end hardware, minimum graphics card req = 128mb
Fallout3 requires much more.
I havent tried fallout3 yet but I am gonna have a look, at the moment its L4D, multiplayer only, vs mode is more fun and use the in game voip or your team will suck.
fallout 3 a lot more re playability even if it doesn't have mp. L4D seems kinda old fashioned type of game, the graphics aren't that great, no iron sights and the zombie ai is a bit dumb. Also how many times can u play the 4 hr campaign even if it has co-op?
Eh my vote is for Fallout 3. The demo of L4D was awesome, but made me realize it's going to get old fast with only 20 small sections. The co-op thing is awesome, but I think it would get old fast - L4D should've started out at like $30.
Fallout 3 took me 42 hours to complete every side quest, main quest, and explore all but about 2-3 locations on the overall map. Soon enough I'll pick it back up and play through as an evil person, and every quest has the added benefit of being able to be completed in a few different ways.
Then again I've just recently come to the realization that, while FPS games are fun, ones mixed with RPG elements or just action RPG's in general are SOOOO much more worth the money.
It really comes down to the person though, I value multiplayer experiences above and beyond any SP game out there. I would've gladly paid $50 for TF2 knowing how good it is, but I am hard pressed to take the risk and buy an SP-only game for $50.
If you're for some reason one of the people who is thinking about playing Left 4 Dead with bots, then don't even bother because the game is incredibly boring with bots only, but if you're going to do some heavy MP gaming, then by all means go for it.