There is an interview of Tim Cain at Edge Online and they ask him all sorts of questions and here are some about FO3:
What are your impressions of what youíve seen of Fallout 3? Do you think that theyíre doing that franchise justice?
TC: I do like what Iíve seen about Fallout 3. Iíve talked to those
guys at Bethesda about it and they know that itís their IP now and
theyíve gone in a certain direction that I find very intriguing. Itís
not necessarily the direction I would have gone, but I can tell you I
have my Fallout 3 pre-ordered. I want my life-sized Pip-Boy and Iím
going to be all ready to play that at the end of the month.
What direction would you have taken it? The way that
they describe it is theyíre basing it more off of the feel of the
original Fallout rather than Fallout 2, obviously with their own twist
on it. But what would you have done different?
TC: Iím not sure. Iíve hardly thought about Fallout. I did think
more about the online version of Fallout, because Iíve also talked to
the guys at Interplay about Fallout Online. The biggest problem I have
with expanding the game currently is the single player games were
designed to make you feel like youíre one of the last people on earth.
With Fallout 3 and the online version, Iím curious how they handle
making the game not feel too crowded, like thereís not a lot of life
out there thatís left after the war. But Iím not sure. I like how they
did called shots. Itís an interesting way of adding called shots into a
game that otherwise has real-time combat. Iím still waiting to see how
the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. survives the transition into real time, but to be
honest Iím approaching Fallout 3 as a consumer, not a developer. I just
want to play it and enjoy it.
You can read the rest of the interview of the legendary Timothy Cain Ph.D here.