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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Update ] - More info on Game: Fallout 3

In this article at Game Daily, author Greg Atkinson claims that two things have been confirmed about Bethesda's Fallout 3: SPECIAL will return, and previous characters from the series will make appearances. In DAC's interview with Todd Howard back in 2005, we confirmed that Bethesda would be using SPECIAL:

Will you be using the SPECIAL system in Fallout 3?
Yes, we have rights to it and plan on using it.

Atkinson doesn't offer any citations or proof for the other claim, but it may still be the case as Bethesda has recently shown a penchant for revealing much more to "main stream" sites and mags.

The two most major and confirmed announcements about the game were a relief. Fallout 3 will continue to use the series' SPECIAL (i.e. Strength, Perception, Endurance, Charisma, Intelligence, Agility, and Luck) character attribute system. We guess the system will contain a few small modifications, but the main character system will be in place. Secondly, characters from previous games will make return appearances; they would need to travel from Southern California (the setting for the first two games) to Washington, D.C., the major metropolitan area in the game. This change seems like a good move for Bethesda since it will help keep the game fresh and allow the development team to create a new history for the series (and cheap assets since the developer is located a few miles from the D.C. border).

I guess we'll have to wait until next week's press event to learn more.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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(and cheap assets since the developer is located a few miles from the D.C. border).


ehehe...

Other than that, Todd already said something on the DaC-interview, that they are planning to use Special, so i`d say its pretty much confirmed. icon_chew This also means, i know what informations Game Informer will have, pretty much the same.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Why do I have a feeling FO:Craptics characthers will make a return ..........
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

PsychoSnipers wrote:
Why do I have a feeling FO:Craptics characthers will make a return ..........


There were characters in that game? I remember Stitch. That's it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, the only good thing about Tactics that could return is R. Lee Ermey.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, he said about SPECIAL way back when we did our interview with him.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

why must they insist on the return of old characters? why must they insist on including the brotherhood? the game is taking place on the other side of the country. guess what? america is a huge country. this is something i would have been excited about when i was thirteen, but now its just silly. is todd howard a child? if you want to use old plot devices just make it take place in the old setting, but dont throw them in an inappropriate setting just to try and validate the fact that its supposed to be a fallout title

neato on special though
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

jeez use your imagination fanboi

they are the bos, they have advanced technology, they can do whatever they want with their enhanced cyber thongs
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Mr. Teatime wrote:
Yeah, he said about SPECIAL way back when we did our interview with him.


You're right...I had forgotten about that. I've updated the newspost to reflect it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Lame.

Possibly Cassidy would finally go wandering.

Maybe that narcoleptic walkabout ghoul.

But really, it's just stupid.

SPECIAL? Does it even matter? Any system will do.
It's just a way to do skill checks, some dialogue options, and some other shizzle.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What? No d20?? I thought they got rid of GCG for a reason...

It's only Harold. Still, let us hope there will be the Lynette-Harold secret lovechild NCP. Played by Liam Neeson, our father.

Edit: Has Beth revealed how many years will have passed since FO2 ended?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Alexander wrote:
Has Beth revealed how many years will have passed since FO2 ended?


Or if this even takes place after FO2.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Why the hell are they fucking with SPECIAL?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Regarding SPECIAL...

SPECIAL pleased me because it provided a more realistic set of attributes than most RPGs, and the general system of Fallout particularly appealed because of it's lack of restrictions. Being unable to even hold a sword in my hand because I happen to be trained in magic has never ceased to make my blood boil.. Yet in Fallout, though you'd likely be inept at aiming the thing, you could use a chaingun from the moment the game begins.

The Elder Scrolls is possibly the only other RPG I've encountered in which you're free to do what you please. Whatever can be said for the quality of Morrowind or Oblivion, they did freedom well and never placed restrictions upon the player...

I think Bethesda's attitude combined with the sheer wonderfulness of the SPECIAL system could work rather nicely icon_chick


On returning characters:

Come, you fools.. What would Fallout 3 be without Harold?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Harold: Ok, thats a given. Its not so much a 'returning characther' but a 'its GOING to be there'
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thor Kaufman wrote:
jeez use your imagination fanboi

they are the bos, they have advanced technology, they can do whatever they want with their enhanced cyber thongs


Like build armada of baloons and fly to the east side icon_giggle
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:11 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Ya, SPECIAL on consoles, can't fucking wait to see how great and next-gen that will be.

I hope Harold returns, though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Let's see how they 'reinvent' SPECIAL. rolleyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Without the old devs returning this is all just one big circle-jerk.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Why Harold? Wasn't he old-as-a-fucking-tree-and-tortoise-hybrid during FO2? And why would he leave Gecko?

Marcus, anyone?
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