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Fallout 3 - lives again!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Keganator, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. Keganator

    Keganator White as Snow Moderator

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    http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/fallout-3/529744p1.html

    Some of those quotes, like whether it'd be first or third person, if the gameplay will be simmilar, scare me. Although, coming from the guys who made Morrowind and Daggerfall, it'll probably be nonlinear, at least :D Gamespy ... sigh ... what a horrible interview. Gamespot's interview (link courtesy of Penny arcade, huzzah!) also covered this today, and their interview (while sounding almost the same) was much more illuminating:

    http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/fallout3/news_6102442.html

    This quote:

    I think people can look at how we've treated the Elder Scrolls and know that we'll give the same care to Fallout. We pride ourselves in keeping franchises relevant and bringing something fresh to the market with each game.

    , and:

    GS: Fallout had many unique elements for an RPG, including its extensive (and iconic) perk system and darkly comic tone. Will those be present in the sequel?

    TH: Oh, yes. Most definitely. "Bloody Mess" is the best perk ever, where your enemies die in ultraviolent ways.


    seem to indicate to me that they may very well actually come up with a decent sequel to fallout. I'm extremely excited to see what they could accomplish. Even if it is a different company, if the members of that company have respect for the game's roots, they may still be able to pull off an excellent game. "Morrowind with guns" might not be too bad... :D
     
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  2. fist_mlrs

    fist_mlrs that other guy

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    looks like somebody heard my prayers :)

    and even by berthesa, proppably the only company who could get this done without turning it into some cheap bull****.



    i still want van buren though :(
     
  3. novak

    novak New Member

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    I don't really have high hopes for the game since there isn't much you can do to a near perfect product but I'm cautiously optimistic. Bethesda is one of my favourite game developer at the moment - and has been for a while now - so I trust them not to f*ck it up completely.
     
  4. das_ben

    das_ben Concerned.

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    I'm hoping for the best, but I'm not sure whether I'd stand major changes from the original games [e.g. 1st person, real time fighting etc.].
     
  5. The_Fur

    The_Fur Back in black

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    Oh I'd love realtime as long as it doesn't turn in some diablo esque BS or even worse... Dungeon Siege
     
  6. fist_mlrs

    fist_mlrs that other guy

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    they for shure will put quite a few elements into the game, but i think berthesa is cappable of this (thinking of it i'd even buy a new fallout which just offers a new quest, and everything else, even the gfx, staying the same). im not shure wether first person would work out because of the guns (wouldn't mind to try though), realtime combat worked pretty well for fallout tactics imo.
     
  7. Profe

    Profe Posts: 918,731

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    Indeed, it would really bother me if they drastically change the classic fallout interface for whatever reason. 1st person would really kill it for me too, it just won't feel like fallout. I don't know if I'd prefer a full 3d over isometric though.

    Real time wasn't that bad in tactics, in fact I liked it better than turn based because the turn based system was pretty exploitable if you knew what you were doing.

    I'm happy that the fallout franchise has been resurrected but maybe I'd rather it would have fallen back in the hands of people from the original team. But maybe I'm just being a whiny bitch and bethesda will do a good job, if they keep true to the franchise they can't **** up can they?
     
  8. ravens_hawk

    ravens_hawk New Member

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    Heh wasn't "Bloody mess" a trait, not a perk? ;)
    Real time tended not to work with fallout, I've been playing tactics of late and for me real time in the standard fallout world doesn't work (like trying try to control a really odd RTS,) I suppose it could work in a 3D and or first person world, like a really cool Deus Ex.

    Of course a cool compromise would be to use the isometric-view but allow the player to rotate it (at least change the camera to north south east west so the maps aren't limited to two walls for placing objects.)

    I'll be happy to at least see any Fallout 3.
     
  9. Sardaukar

    Sardaukar New Member

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    Jagged Alliance 3 was also revived, but it's being developed by a new Russian studio. They probably won't screw it up because this'll make or break their reputation :E

    They had a nice idea for camera control as well. A "2d isometric simulation" mode which fixes the camera at a 45 degree angle and you can rotate the camera with the mouse wheel so there's no need for transparent walls.
     
  10. ninjin

    ninjin The Franco-Japanese Carrot

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    although personally, i think Fallout is best left in 2d mode like the preceding fallout 1 & 2 and Tactics. I think that it gives much cleaner detail than having to have polygons for 3d. Also fallout = 2d, we all know that :p

    if real time = similar to the Fallout Tactics style, it would be awesome, too bad tactics was a bit linear, other than that, i actually loved it.
     
  11. TheShiningWizard

    TheShiningWizard Because it's more fantastical.

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    Now if someone'll just revive Space Quest and steal the Formula One license from Sony--hopefully giving it to a company that actually makes PC games--I'll be a happy camper.
     
  12. mat69

    mat69 just fooling around

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    Imo it'd be perfect if they used transparent walls, this way you don't have to bother about the camera (should be an option allthough) while the other way you keep turning it all the time, in every village you enter with those buildings and maybe even in every house. Allthough the idea with the mousewheel is great, probably it works. The backdraw I had with so many 3d strategy games was that setting the camera so that I can actually see what I want takes just too much time of the game.
     
  13. anaemic

    anaemic she touch your penis?

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