Arkansas... wtf is Arkansas?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by Slowhand, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Commiered

    Commiered It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 17, 2008
    Well you'll see most Prima guides filled with all this padding to bulk up their guides. Probably it is made from the makers of the game being featured, but I'd say it's more like the type of info you get when a bunch of graphic artists come up with a character and joke around the coffee machine about a life story for him/her. Doubt that Beth would really care either way if the characters had a story or not.
     
  2. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan A Smooth-Skin

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    Aug 6, 2008
    As is clearly evidenced in their latest product.
     
  3. 13BEAST

    13BEAST First time out of the vault

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    Nov 23, 2008
    Well, since Bethesda isn't worried about canon, this could very easily become canon. That said, if this is the case, then there's no good goddamned reason for you to have to kill him.
     
  4. k9wazere

    k9wazere It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 20, 2008
    Except that's what you do in FO3. You kill people, animals, bugs and robots. And you'll like it, or else.

    Oh yeah, you can play some craptastic mini-games too.

    Even then, it wouldn't have been bad if it was a half-decent shooter. But it isn't. It's an RPG without the RPG; an FPS without decent shooting bits.

    I wish Front Mission 5 was available outside Japan :(
     
  5. BloodyPuppy

    BloodyPuppy Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Nov 18, 2008
    Oh man, so do I. I followed the fan translation project a while back but I'm not sure if it dropped off of the face of the planet or what. They had some really promising videos of translated menus and subbed cutscenes though.
     
  6. Atomic Cowboy

    Atomic Cowboy Banned

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    May 5, 2006
    Has anybody tried entering Minefield with their weapon slung? I couldn't be bothered reloading to find out if that made any difference. I'm playing from a 'consequences be damned' perspective.
     
  7. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Yes and no, he still shoots at you.
     
  8. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Dammit, you intrigued me. Too bad the game is only available for PS2. Might have to get an old one off ebay one of these days.

    By the looks of it though, the translation project is up and running, with a new patch coming within a month: http://frontmission.info/wiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ProjectStatus

    Hope this helps.
     
  9. BloodyPuppy

    BloodyPuppy Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Nov 18, 2008
    Awesome. I'm actually trying to get rid of my old PS2 (one of the super-ginormous ones) since I got a slim model, but it doesn't work with all games. Kind of why I'm getting rid of it. I couldn't run Virtua Fighter 4 or 3 or whichever was the newest non-next gen one.

    Definitely checking that link out though.
     
  10. gummy

    gummy First time out of the vault

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    Nov 10, 2008
    just swim there, only thing to worry about are the crabman, any mutant you run into you can probably kill at level 2 with a standard pistol. you can even get rid of the rads for free by doing moiras quest.
     
  11. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Well, except that there is no real point in maxing weapon skills, unless you want to play on Hard and you're desperately low on ammo. I found that running around with a Small Guns skill 22 and Big Guns skill 14 does not have any negative effects on the gaming experience.
     
  12. k9wazere

    k9wazere It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 20, 2008
    This is where turn-based games shine and FO3 fails.

    In a TB game, getting up close to an enemy is dangerous. If you leave an enemy alive at point blank range and have to end your turn, the enemy gets a few good shots or hits in and you're dirt-napping.

    In FO3, a low guns skill is entirely offset by closing to point-blank range. And there is absolutely no danger in doing so. The AI will make no attempt to use cover, and instead will run straight for you. So you hide round a corner, wait for his face to pop into view, enter VATS, and blow him away with any weapon, because you're so close skill no longer matters.

    He has very little chance to make any counter attack, because you've either blown his head off or disarmed/ crippled him.
     
  13. Slaughter Manslaught

    Slaughter Manslaught Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 11, 2006
    Excellent point.

    See Jagged Alliance.

    Being near your enemy is NOT a good idea. Use of cover is extensive and necessary to win. Taking a bullet or two ins't something trivial, it hurts, A LOT. And it makes you bleed, taking some of your AP out until someone can use first aid on you. Until then, enjoy your lower AP. You don't want to get nearby (unless your squad is trained to fight in close range, then go for it), you want to get a big-ass auto rifle and snipe people from far away. That's what gun skills are needed for. Common sense, really. Many of those things aplied in the original Fallouts.

    In Fallout 3, ranged combat is too close. Even in big areas, the fact that it's almost impossible to hit from far away FORCES you to go near, activate VATS and shoot the enemy's head. In Fallout 2, I remember that my Lone Wolf Pure Sniper character killed Bishop's Mercenary Raiders using his Scoped Hunting Rifle, a lot of leg shots, tons of stimpaks, the big layout of the area (proper for sniping from far away) and a locked door. The mercenaries rarely hit me with their FN-Fals, while I usually shot their legs and arms from far away with great chances to miss. My character had PE 8, 150% Small Guns Skill and a Hunting Rifle. In Fallout 3, the Sniper Rifle's zoom is freaking useless, shooting with the zoom plays like a epiletic, nervous sniper who is having the greatest orgasm ever in the middle of a tornado and a earthquake at the same time.
     
  14. Slowhand

    Slowhand First time out of the vault

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    Apr 23, 2008
    Dream come true
     
  15. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    The guide is actually co-written by some Bethesda designers (including Emil) and edited by Pete, so I guess the additional background info can be considered canon.