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Mr. Teatime
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:06 am Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Preview ]

Read 'em here. Not much new stuff, but here's what there is:

  • The two-headed Brahmins make a return, and Pete Hines told us after the demo that Rad Scorpions are also coming back.
  • The toughest weapon in the game will likely be the Fat Man, a portable launcher that lobs nuclear grenades.
  • We've seen Super Mutants; as to the existence of the more folky mutants from previous games, Hines would not comment.
  • Random encounters are making a return, but Bethesda isn't ready to say how.
  • Action points, used for the turn-based combat mode V.A.T.S., are being designed to regenerate fast enough so that gamers can use it almost exclusively for fighting.
  • Speech options and convincing utilizing the Speech are still there, noted by the [ Speech 29% ] tag besides a talking option.
  • Computer security will be done via a game best described as akin to Mastermind, where you have a list of words (embedded amongst gibberish "code") and you will be told how many letters you have right.
  • "We spent what I refer to as an obscene amount of time on [the PIP boy menu screen]." said Howard. More pixel shaders used on it than all of Oblivion, apparently.
  • You can zoom the third-person view out to give it the camera view akin to the previous Fallout title.
Ok, so if this is true, and it's not just a gimmick, using VATS exclusively is a good sign (but again - could be an unpractical option like the isometric view sounds to be). Though as I understand it, AP recharge is based on agility, which could mean that if you want to play in a more TB mode, you have to build your character a certain way, which - well, doesn't make sense. Maybe I'm reading too much into this.

And minigames are good, in my opinion - makes lockpicking or whatever more interesting, as long as they're relevant and not totally left-field (eg. the persuasion one in Oblivion).

Most powerful weapon in the game makes me cautious - in FO1/2, this depended on where your skills were, availabiulity of ammo, and so on. Though I imagine this will be true here, or else they wouldn't have seperate gun skills.

Anyway, I realise I'm pretty much the sole Fallout fan who's reasonably optimistic about the game, with the thought of what FOBOS was in the back of my mind and seeing that this clearly ain't it, but there is stuff to be positive about, if you look. 'Course, there's the negative stuff too, but I figure as a fanbase, we've got that covered.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It's not a "TB mode", just RTwP. Don't buy the hype.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:01 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Ausir wrote:
It's not a "TB mode", just RTwP. Don't buy the hype.


yeah, true enough.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What happened to our beloved cynical and mean Teat icon_sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Like I said, I can be cynical, I just think the fanbase has got that covered. As a fantastically awesome games journalist, I feel it my solemn duty to offer differing viewpoints for your discussion and deliberation.

you dig?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I rather have no minigames for lockpicking and speech than have the shit they had in oblivion, damn was it silly. I just liked pressing "3" and then clicking a door or whatever, like in FO.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Mr. Teatime wrote:
you dig?


How much did Pete pay you ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

okay okay okay, i`m gonna buy it, now leave me alone, enough spoilers already. gnasher
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

when was teat ever cynical?

and yeah, I'm actually expecting an improvement on Oblivion. Have been since omg full dialog trees. icon_dance

I'm still calling it BethOut though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

ugh. changed my mind. i refuse to buy it, after seeing those pictures:

http://www.joystiq.com/photos/bethesda-e3-2007-party/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

man, maybe they don't have hookers and blow at these dev parties icon_confused2
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Like I said before the minigames just sound booring I also just prefer pressing the lockpick over and over again. I wonder when we'll see the demo footage?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

action trip says new screens and videos tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

DaC-Sniper wrote:
ugh. changed my mind. i refuse to buy it, after seeing those pictures:

http://www.joystiq.com/photos/bethesda-e3-2007-party/


aiee
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:06 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Killzig wrote:
man, maybe they don't have hookers and blow at these dev parties icon_confused2

If by "hookers" you mean "middle-aged short men" and by "blow" you mean "gaming nerds in t-shirts" then Yes, yes they do.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Action points, used for the turn-based combat mode V.A.T.S., are being designed to regenerate fast enough so that gamers can use it almost exclusively for fighting.

Oh great, bullet time that's really, really, really easy to whore to never get hit, ever so that just like the other TES games you don't need to actually use your statistics for combat, just some gimick, and hey! More Oblivion minigames that are vaguely related to the process at hand. (Hacking a computer by playing word find. Awesome.)

Sounds like Custer's Revenge.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Teats wrote:
And minigames are good, in my opinion - makes lockpicking or whatever more interesting, as long as they're relevant and not totally left-field (eg. the persuasion one in Oblivion).

..............

Anyway, I realise I'm pretty much the sole Fallout fan who's reasonably optimistic about the game, with the thought of what FOBOS was in the back of my mind and seeing that this clearly ain't it, but there is stuff to be positive about, if you look. 'Course, there's the negative stuff too, but I figure as a fanbase, we've got that covered.



So you liek mini games AND your optimistic about the game ......... seriously teabag, how much is pete paying you ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Heh, Teabags so vilified Revolution!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Brother None wrote:
Heh, Teabags so vilified Revolution!


Well he gets on me for trolling a few beth sites.... but kiss's their ass here...... ......


If teh shoe fits ..........
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Brother None wrote:
Heh, Teabags so vilified Revolution!


Depends. If you count the babbling of a lone gun crazy who likes to call other peoples' opinions his own as vilification, then, yeah, I'm vilified. Otherwise, well, things are pretty good smile

PS. Psychosniper, the reason I'm thinking about banning you is not because you don't like Bethsoft, or jack off to guns. It's because you come across as a bit of a post-happy idiot, and those two in combination don't make a good result. If you stopped to think a bit before splurging yourself onto the keyboard, you might have less to rant to me about.
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