You know how we roll here at Blend Games, comparisons, versus battles and everything else in between. So you knew it was coming sooner or later with a Fallout 3 comparison. Especially once we started talking about character development and RPG qualities surrounding the characters and their stories in Borderlands.
First off, Fallout 3 allows players to create a character based on a predisposed plot. It follows a widower (i.e., the player's father) who ventures out of a fallout shelter (Vault 101), which causes the player's created-character to follow in pursuit, and discover why the father went missing. From there it's about crafting a story together from the open-ended elements offered within the giant world of Fallout 3.