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King of Creation
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:21 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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

Gamespy had the opportunity to play Fallout 3 for four hours. Here are some of their impressions:

We sent two editors, Miguel Lopez, a long-time Fallout fan, and Sterling McGarvey, who normally doesn't play RPGs, to test-drive four hours of post-apocalyptic madness for the first time on PC and PlayStation 3 [Edit by KoC: Great.]

Miguel: Pete Hines of Bethesda encourages us to go nuts in the four hours we've been allotted with Fallout 3, so long as we don't write about The Main Quest. And like a minotaur who police-tapes one single passage in his sprawling hedge maze, he tells us precisely how to avoid it: "Just don't talk to Colin Moriarty." This would be easy enough to do if basically every character in Megaton weren't out to convince me that Moriarty was the most interesting thing in town. All roads led to him, and most of the interesting quests in the early portions of the game we were allowed to play brought us within spitting distance of the post-nuke feudal lord. I'll admit to having talked to him, but I didn't ask him the magic question (essentially, "Where's my daddy?"). Four hours is a long time for a demo, but not enough for me to start something I couldn't finish (let alone write about).

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I don't need to play it in first-person, because it would lull me into playing it like a shooter, when it's anything but that. The burbs of this atomic Potomac have plenty to explore and enjoy, from mutant Chinese soldiers near Arlington National Cemetery to gruesome deaths at the claws of Mirelurks, crab-like mutant creatures that live below the tunnels of the DC Metro.

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Miguel: I'm hesitant to reduce [quests] to the sorts of courier runs, fetch quests, and hunting forays that have come to pervade MMOs, but I'm afraid that they're going to sound similarly prosaic if I give you a blow-by-blow.

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One started out as a "fed ex" quest from Megaton to a remote settlement built on a ruined overpass overlooking the Potomac. When I got there, I found that the settlers were under siege by a group of vampire people.

Again, there's a whole lot more of the article for you to read. Definitely worth the time. I wish we could embed videos here...

Shout out to MR Snake for the heads up.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

... Did I just read the words "Vampire People"?

DID I JUST FUCKING READ THE WORDS "VAMPIRE PEOPLE"!?!?!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Craaaab people.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Life in the Vault is about to change.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Taste like crab talk like people.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

How the fuck did Chinese sojers get to the east coast?
I might have to play this just to take note of everything not fallout.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Maybe it's all part of the plan?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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The burbs of this atomic Potomac have plenty to explore and enjoy, from mutant Chinese soldiers near Arlington National Cemetery to gruesome deaths at the claws of Mirelurks, crab-like mutant creatures that live below the tunnels of the DC Metro.


I doubt I'll enjoy exploring then dumb
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MR Snake
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

woooo, in your face entertainer!

I am sooo looking forward to this game. It has every aspect so far ive been looking for in a game, sure there arent THAT many post apoc games out there but this one fits the bill pretty good.

I though Stalker Clear Sky would, but I am in the beginning of the game and cannot move forward because the game is unbalanced, badly coded and pure shit.

From what ive read of Fallout 3 it is going to be one sweet game. Finally, since 1998 there is only one month left!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Get the patches.

Also, standing out in the opeb allowing them to shoot directly at you gets you killed almost instantly. So get behind some cover dumbass.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:01 am Reply with quoteBack to top

MR Snake wrote:
woooo, in your face entertainer!

I am sooo looking forward to this game. It has every aspect so far ive been looking for in a game, sure there arent THAT many post apoc games out there but this one fits the bill pretty good.

I though Stalker Clear Sky would, but I am in the beginning of the game and cannot move forward because the game is unbalanced, badly coded and pure shit.

From what ive read of Fallout 3 it is going to be one sweet game. Finally, since 1998 there is only one month left!


If this is not irony... I'm telling DU or medde cock.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:06 am Reply with quoteBack to top

MR Snake wrote:
I though Stalker Clear Sky would, but I am in the beginning of the game and cannot move forward because the game is unbalanced, badly coded and pure shit.

From what ive read of Fallout 3 it is going to be one sweet game. Finally, since 1998 there is only one month left!
Oblivion was hyped as much and still turned out to be imbalanced, badly coded and pure shit. How do you think this is going to be any different?
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