Fallout 3 Wanderers Edition is basically Hard Core Fallout on Steroids. More guns, more ammo, more, and smarter, enemies. Your V.A.T.S. is not as accurate as it used to be and its going to take a lot of food, water and medical supplies to get you across the barren wastelands of Fallout 3:Wanderers Edition. You can look for many new modifications to the original game by the wonderful people at nexusmods.com. Written, driven, sculpted and smashed out by the fans of the most popular game in the known world: Fallout 3.
Character: You will find that there have been many changes to your character, including an alternate start option. Straight out to the wasteland instead of going through the usual and long, introduction. The only drawback, of course there is always one, is that you will not be able to grab the intelligence bobblehead from your dad's office. If you could, you would find out that the bobble heads no longer just improve one of your primary characteristics i.e. +1 intelligence. They also decrease another one of your primary characteristics, making it a difficult choice to use the previously omnipotent bobbleheads. Gain intelligence and lose your luck, or strength...it's up to you.
It takes longer to go up levels, your SPECIAL'S have more of an effect on your characters abilities and even the carrying capacity has been changed. Do not fret though all of these are configurable through the control panels build into your updated pip-boy. There are different lock picking and computer hacking choices based on your characters skill level. Sneaking is more important and realistic; often making you regret not saving the last time you thought about it. Look for an improved karma system and skill books that give you perks instead of skill points.
Equipment: You can look for over forty new weapons added to the game play that have new effects, rate of fire, ease of use and all the corresponding ammo you will need to cut a swath through the wasteland shaped like your initials. There are over a dozen new armor types that are reputed to be more suitable for the wasteland than previous versions. With a complete rebalance of all weapons and armor.
There are more options for fun at the workbench and interestingly the weight of armor is reduced while you are wearing it. Good condition is hard to find, your weapons and gear will be more damaged when you find it and wear out quicker. It's imperative that you throw some points into your repair skills to maintain your weapons. "If you don't take care of your weapons, the only wasteland as%#% that it's going to kill, is you!" ~ Three Dog. Galaxy News Radio. Armor has been completely rebalanced and power armor has been made to be overhaul-able at work benches, making it more powerful yet more difficult to acquire in the game. There are also some new and exciting products available at your local supply train designed to make your gaming experience much easier; portable lab kits, a new bedroll, a water purifier and a portable grill are all available; finding a place to use them is just a little bit difficult and just wait until you try to pick them up.
Survival: Survival is going to be harder, a lot harder. However there are some new things that can help you out so might live for another day or at least until you meet your first death claw. There are over forty new chems and drugs to choose from in the wasteland, from Clonazipam to Ativan, from lithium to anti-depressants. All having a use and effect in the game play. You should have seen the look on my face when looted my first "bag of weed" All designed to help you heal or totally ignore that your arm is half missing. These drugs are rare in the wasteland however and you may find yourself having trouble even finding stimpacks out there in the wastes.
Actors & Immersion: The enemy characters are smarter and have improved combat experience. Not only that but they characters and creatures have one or more perks, making them way tougher and highly dangerous. However you may offset this by taking advantage of the enhanced follower module that will add multiple follower support while expanding their capabilities. Having someone at your back can make a big difference to your survivability and if you really want to know what it is like to trudge around the wasteland you can turn fast travel off. Immersion has been enhanced by a slower time scale, an increased global respawn and vendor respawn timers. A fast travel motorcycle system which add a lot of flavor and style to the game but you may find yourself spending more time trying to find parts for the bike than actually riding it. Another nice touch, tracers have been removed from the projectiles in the game making it a lot harder to aim at your mobile opponents.
Fallout 3: Wanderers Edition is a major overhaul of the entire game system. They have improved the challenge, sense of immersion, depth of game play and range of options compared to the original game; will find the wasteland to be a more fun and exciting but less forgiving, far more dangerous, place. You will find yourself drawn completely and fully into the Fallout 3 experience even if you have played the original version of the game as well as Fallout New Vegas. I highly recommend giving this version of Fallout 3 a try; you will not be disappointed in Fallout 3:Wanderers Edition.