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Mr. Teatime
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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I'm gonna lift this straight from Vault Dweller's newspost on RPG Codex, because he pretty much says it all.

1UP has posted an article dedicated to the FO3 trailer and featuring the reaction of Games for Windows' (formerly known as Computer Gaming World magazine) staff:

Sean Molloy: Smart start -- it certainly gave me faith that they're sticking with the original games' tone. You get olde radiola tunes, a quick glimpse at Pip (the original Fallout boy!) in those propaganda posters on the bus. So yup, this is Fallout. I'm also now completely convinced it's gonna be some first-person Oblivion-style thing. ...
Fallout = some FP Oblivion thing? Makes sense.

When the camera pulls out of the bus, and you see that ruined cityscape--I want to explore that s*** in first-person. Imagine that moment in Oblivion where you leave the first dungeon, only you see apocalypse instead of green acres. I don't think Bethesda could pass up that opportunity.
My sentiments exactly.

Shawn Elliott: Good God, this looks good.
It's a fucking intro trailer, Shawn. You might want to save this excitement for a review. We already know how it would start.

Voice what you will about Bethesda not having the knack for ink-black humor it needs to hammer out a true-to-the-series sequel, but think it through first. In my mind, Oblivion more than proved the developer's ability there...
Yep, it was a real eye opener, Shawn.

In fact, if Bethesda decides to take a radically different direction with Fallout 3, I'd rather that than a dull remake.
How very black-n-white.

Jeff Green: Yeah, this looks hot. I'm palpitating here. Okay, so it's just the trailer, and that has no bearings on whether they'll actually make a good game or not. But they nailed the tone here, dead on. Even the choice of that Ink Spots song ("set the world on fire"--get it??) was right on, especially considering that they could have gone with, um, Fall Out Boy, just to pick the worst possible alternative.
You know things are going great when the best argument is "it could have been soooo much worse".

And put me on the list with you two wanting a radically different direction--like first-person perspective.

Is radically the new epic?

I loved the first two Fallouts to death, but now is not the time for another isometric turn-based RPG.
I'd really love to hear the explanation for this bullshit. Anyone feel like emailing Jeff?

Not with the amazing possibilities that Bethesda could bring to this series after knocking it out of the park with Oblivion. I can't wait.
*sigh*

Darren Gladstone: Let me slap on the devil's advocate hat for one second since nobody else here will. It's the blessing and the curse of being a gaming curmudgeon. I'm not gonna lie, Shawn. Prior to seeing the trailer, I was a little concerned about one thing: Bethesda being able to hit the depths of black humor Interplay previously did.
Right. 'Cause everything else was tip-top. Oblivion was a perfect RPG in every way, but the depth of its humor was a bit disappointing. Such a shame, really.

...Minor bitching and general dickery aside, let me say this: Wow. Inside of two minutes, Bethesda confirmed what I pretty much knew all along-that the Fallout franchise is in very capable hands.
Is it some kinda best blowjob competition event? It would help if we know what the rules are.

I'm right there with Sean Molloy. I need to see what happens the second I walk out of my vault and into Fallout 3's apocalypse. I can deal with no more turn-based gameplay...
I too hope that someone will finally make a real-time game. I don't think I can handle yet another turn-based RPG.

Just who is the Fallout boy, Pip? And did anyone else feel the fat, pasty games journo version of the jedi mind trick being attempted? *hand wave* Now is not the time for another isometric turn-based RPG. *hand wave* Pass me the pizza with extra cheese. *hand wave* You find me very sexually attractive and not at all overweight.

Personally, I hope that these guys are neutralised ASAP.

NO I DONT MEAN LITERALLY PSYCHOSNIPER.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

PsychoSniper ain't got no ammo, mate.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:03 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Lobotomized by a bullet

Someone better give them more ammo
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Why not let Psychosniper do his thing? It's a win-win situation, he gets arrested/killed in the shootout with police (stops him from posting), the staff at 1up no longer exists.

We win.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

His lack of skill would prevent him from succeeding in his mission, therefore a bit of DAC lulz would be gone.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

You are all right, guys. We should send Drednot with him, as he claims to be the capable one... maybe they succeed in shooting the 1up staff and each other. Win-win, indeed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I find it sad that games journalism has been reduced to a hype-filled, me-no-engage-brain, ooh-look-a-bandwagon-me-like-me-like!, research-is-for-steers-and-queers mess. Surely it wasn't always like this. I don't see how it can be taken seriously (and games journalism isn't, let's face it) when the quality of reporting is just this low. It's not even about having an opinion which is contrary to mine or someone elses', it's getting the basic facts wrong and unashamedly proclaiming you know your stuff, and large sites completely happy to publish this shit. If this was the general journalism equivalent, like the BBC or a big broadsheet newspaper, this sort of thing would get laughed off the editor's desk, or at least called to account.

At the moment, the so-called professional sites look like they're run by a bunch of finnicky teenage girls in heat, but without the cute ponytails.

Meh.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

"Odwal sie, dupku!"
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

christ.. that's as balls-deep as it gets.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What a fucking circle jerk.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dreadnought wrote:
PsychoSniper ain't got no ammo, mate.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Bet ya 10 caps they'll be attending the Fallout 3 press party at Bethesdaville.

Mr. Teatime wrote:
And put me on the list with you two wanting a radically different direction--like first-person perspective.



Is radically the new epic?

I honestly cannot understand how a first-person perspective would be a more radical move by Bethesda than a 3rd person/fixed isometric perspective, given their previous games?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

you are so surperior. aiee
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well... indeed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

qfe on everything teatime said
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry teabag, I dont go for british swell guy.


On topic tho, glad to see this bullshit article exposed, I had the same thoughts when I read it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

DaC-Sniper wrote:
ban dreadnaught.


Yeah, he stoles mein avatar and turned it into Jesus!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hehehe. icon_hug

johnnygothisgun wrote:
qfe on everything teatime said


How retarded is this?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

PsychoSnipers wrote:
On topic tho, glad to see this bullshit article exposed, I had the same thoughts when I read it.

have you ever had an original thought though? i'm guessing no
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

dumb fuck, I read the article before teabag posted this.
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