|There's a new sensationalist story on The Fallout Drama! at Globeandmail.com. It makes some disturbing comparisons to Morrowind:
Given that Morrowind (for which he was project leader) is rich in
multiple character options, fans should expect Fallout 3 to remain true
to its parent's versatility.
There are some new quotes in there from Sean K. Reynolds and Todd Howard,
so it's interesting to read for those. I'm not happy with the first
sentence in the section above though: luckily I'm pretty certain Bethsoft
see Fallout and The Elder Scrolls as pretty different. The author could
do with checking his facts as well: Black Isle didn't make Fallout 1.
There are concerns that Bethesda's love of multi-platform games will
lead Fallout 3 to be simplified so as to comply with the mass-market
console industry. Mr. Howard replies by recommending that Morrowind
should first be played on PC, and then on Xbox: "Anyone who says a
console game can't have depth hasn't played enough of them. The
platform is 100-per-cent irrelevant."
Mr. Reynolds says he believes Obsidian would have done a good job on
a sequel. Nonetheless, he is "reasonably optimistic" about Bethesda's
handling of Fallout 3, simply because he knows the company is doing the
project for love, not money. "The Fallout name wasn't strong enough to
send copies of Fallout: Tactics and Brotherhood of Steel flying off the
shelves," he says.
His suggestions for the Fallout 3 development team?
"Follow the genre," he says. "Don't make in-jokes or Monty Python
references. No supernatural elements. Stick closer to Fallout than
Fallout 2 for the theme and feel of the game."
Oh, and FYI, Sean, Fallout Tactics and BOS didn't sell because they sucked. A load of people pre-ordered Tactics, they just stopped buying it after the first week because it was a disappointment. Make Fallout 3 right, and you'll get your sales figures.
EDIT: And what's this Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel they
mention that was released for consoles? Some horrible mutated monster of a Fallout game that requires
you to lead a squad of thong wearing women to take out a giant robot