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Wolfman Walt
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Article ] - More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks | More info on Game: Fallout 3

Tired of all star reviews yet that indicate Fallout as the greatest thing since sliced bread and boobies? I know I'm not. IGN just put up their review of Fallout 3 and it's stellar. Some interesting bits I found included that there are apperently only a dozen or so "primary" side quests which last for afew hours. Everything else is pretty much fetch quests.

Their only real complaint thought aside from the game crashing occassionally? The animations, going on to say:

The larger, and far more recognizable, blemish in Fallout 3 that all versions share is the animations. Everything in the world, from the fantastic landscapes to the oftentimes over-the-top personalities therein, comes together to create a believable and engrossing atmosphere. And then you'll see a person or animal move and be given a reminder that this is just a game. The way people move is stiff and lifeless and is a stark contrast to the rest of the outstanding look and feel of Fallout 3. This is especially noticeable in the third-person view. It's great for seeing the unique armor you find, but your character moves awkwardly and doesn't even look like he's interacting with the world he's standing on.


At the end of the day, they gave it a 9.6 making it the third highest rated 360 game. My question and this is a honest question for IGN: How can you claim to have non-bias in reviewing Fallout 3 to begin with when your site is plastered by revenue generating ads and wallpapers displaying the game. This is a point that has been raised before, but I honestly don't see how you can give a game a fair score when the guys who made it are keeping you in bussiness.

You can read the article here.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:01 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm just waiting for Razor or one of that crew to slap it up on PB. Not sure I wanna drop any cash for it but I'm still gunna try it out for the lulz.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:03 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Gamespy's review is in now too, guess what? 5 out of 5. "Fallout 3 is a must-have title for most RPG fans, as well as one of the finest games of this generation."

You can practically see Bethesda's jizz dripping off the gaming media's collective chin, just like with Oblivion.

http://xbox360.gamespy.com/xbox-360/fallout-3/924342p1.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Interesting that all the reviews are for the shitbox360
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:01 am Reply with quoteBack to top

He who pays the piper calls the tune.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Better see this:
http://xbox360.gamespy.com/xbox-360/fallout-3/924342p1.html

Quote:
Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG is one of the finest games of this generation.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

And they call us crazy. icon_crazy Goatse
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

entertainer wrote:
Interesting that all the reviews are for the shitbox360


Thats pretty common with these multi platform releases, it's easier to just review one version since they are pretty much all the same in performance and stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

No way I would get the game if they half-assed the third person view, and it sounds like they did. I really wanna like the game. I really do! Bethesda just makes shit RPGs IMO.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Quote:
Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG is one of the finest games of this generation.


You know they may be right on that one. Have you seen the games for this generation? Yuck

lol doublepost
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Even GR gives a good review tard
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks like we all were wrong then. icon_neutral
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

FO3 is actually pretty postapoc, the postapocalypse of good games. :pc gaming died in '98:
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:30 am Reply with quoteBack to top

VasikkA wrote:
Looks like we all were wrong then. icon_neutral


No, we predicted they'd all give F3 perfect scores and GAME OF THE YEAR. That counts as being right, even if we didn't really want to be.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Mechanurgist wrote:
VasikkA wrote:
Looks like we all were wrong then. icon_neutral


No, we predicted they'd all give F3 perfect scores and GAME OF THE YEAR. That counts as being right, even if we didn't really want to be.


You know something, you just gave me an awesome idea for a thread! Predict the future: The thread!
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