It seems that Bethesda issued a press relesae to E3 attendees this year, describing the selling points of Fallout 3. Have a look:
• Limitless Freedom! – Take in the sights and sounds of the vast
Capital Wasteland! See the great monuments of the United States lying
in post-apocalyptic ruin! You make the choices that define you and
change the world. Just keep an eye on your Rad Meter!
• Experience S.P.E.C.I.A.L.! – Vault-Tec® engineers bring you the
latest in human ability simulation – the SPECIAL Character System!
Utilizing new breakthroughs in points-based ability representation,
SPECIAL affords unlimited customization of your character. Also
included are dozens of unique skills and perks to choose from, each
with a dazzling variety of effects!
• Fantastic New Views! – The wizards at Vault-Tec® have done it
again! No longer constrained to just one view, experience the world
from 1st or 3rd person perspective. Customize your view with the touch
of a button!
• The Power of Choice! – Feeling like a dastardly villain today, or
a Good Samaritan? Pick a side or walk the line, as every situation can
be dealt with in many different ways. Talk out your problems in a
civilized fashion, or just flash your Plasma Rifle.
• Blast ‘Em Away With V.A.T.S.! –Even the odds in combat with the
Vault-Tec® Assisted Targeting System for your Pip-Boy Model 3000!
V.A.T.S. allows you to pause time in combat, target specific body parts
on your target, queue up attacks, and let Vault-Tec take out your
aggression for you. Rain death and destruction in an all-new cinematic
presentation featuring gory dismemberments and spectacular explosions.
• Mind-Blowing Artificial Intelligence! – At Vault-Tec®, we realize
that the key to reviving civilization after a global nuclear war is
people. Our best minds pooled their efforts to produce an advanced
version of Radiant AI, America’s First Choice in Human Interaction
Simulation™. Facial expressions, gestures, unique dialog, and lifelike
behavior are brought together with stunning results by the latest in
• Eye-Popping Prettiness!* – Witness the harsh realities of nuclear
fallout rendered like never before in modern super-deluxe HD graphics.
From the barren Wasteland, to the danger-filled offices and metro
tunnels of DC, to the hideous rotten flesh of a mutant’s face.
*Protective Eyewear Encouraged