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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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

Crispy Gamer's Tom Chick had quite a bit to say about Wired's latest preview of Fallout 3. The post, taken from QuartertoThree:

Man, that's really disappointing to read that stuff on Wired. I had my thirty minutes with the game today and it was over like *that*. I barely had time to meet a few characters, dig the combat against a couple of molerats and dogs, and do a little perking up, all the while tuned into a crackly broadcast playing some Billie Holiday. Based on these preliminary bits of awesomeness, I couldn't even begin to comment on the quality of the writing. Because pretty much all I've seen are a few dialog choices.

It's a mystery to me how Earnest Cav. can make pronouncements like he's made based on the thirty minutes of time we get at E3. That's a pretty sad smear job.

As for likable characters, heck, I really liked two of the people I met. The black guy in the cowboy hat who you saw in one of the early screenshots is the sheriff of Megaton, a town built around a crater with an unexploded nuclear bomb -- Fat Man style -- at the bottom. He was your standard-issue small frontier town sheriff, but plenty likeable, even when you're trying to sass him. I also liked Gob, the irradiated ghoul bartender, who's obviously supposed to be a sympathetic character.

Anyway, nice work, Wired. :( I guess they're hiring from NMA, or RPG Codex, or wherever these goofballs spawn from.

-Tom
Hey, he's been to the Codex!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Where does the crater come from when the bomb didn't explode? icon_confused2
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:21 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Uhh, maybe because Cavelli didn't do any combat? Thirty minutes is plenty of time to see if the dialogue is shit and the NPCs are cookie-cutter shells. If you avoid the combat, Tom.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

So the combat is too bad to let the press see it then?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Well apparently 30 minutes is still enough to call it "game of the year" for some.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Basically it's the same old, if you're not licking the nuts of a developer in a preview (Or even a reviewer) you're a heretic in the gaming journalism community and should be chastised properly. It just so happens that with Fallout, you get a community to lump such undesireables into to descredit their opinion than genuinely discrediting it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

And DAC is not mentioned icon_sad
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

NMA have infiltrated Wired magazine to launch a devastating smear campaign against Bethesda. Such is the hatred for Fallout 3. News at 11.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

DAC have infiltrated NMA who have infiltrated Wired magazine to launch a devastating smear campaign against Bethesda. Such is the hatred for Fallout 3. News at 11.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

entertainer wrote:
Well apparently 30 minutes is still enough to call it "game of the year" for some.


Yes 30 minutes and $5000 moral loosener.

We are not mentioned because you can't write fuck in gaming mags.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

who the hell is tom chick anyway
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:26 am Reply with quoteBack to top

nobody of any importance - this was just kind of like reporting that Rob Schneider made a new movie icon_eyebrow
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