Canard PC Fallout: New Vegas preview

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Very nice stuff, just the kind of thing to re-kindle those flagging spirits.
     
  2. Oerjeke

    Oerjeke Still Mildly Glowing

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    Mar 24, 2009
    Hopefully, the other quests are as deep as this one. Gotta' say, FNV seems to keep getting better and better every day :D
     
  3. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    It's amazing how much better of a job Obsidian can do in their short time-span, than Bethesda was able to do.
     
  4. your evil twin

    your evil twin It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 29, 2006
    This is exactly the sort of thing I'd been hoping for. With Obsidan not having to worry much about building the mechanics of the game, 80% of the work could be invested in the story and quests.

    (When Obsidian have to make all the gameplay themselves from scratch you end up with something like Alpha Protocol. No worries that's going to happen this time.)

    I had no objection to Bethesda making Fallout into a first person shooter, I didn't have any particular affection for the old isometric perspective. Unfortunately, when it came to the shooting mechanics and post-apocalpytic survival Fallout 3 was inferior to games like STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, and when it came to the story and quests and roleplaying choices it was vastly inferior to the prior Fallout games or to other FPS RPG games like Deus Ex.

    Now Obsidian are showing how to do the game right. :) Quests with a plethora of choices and options and outcomes, and solid FPS combat mechanics like ironsights and moddable weapons.
     
  5. Expresate

    Expresate It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 14, 2010
    I'm going to be cynical. *shock and awe*

    What if this "good news" is a bad thing? Most of you have admitted to getting hyped because of it. What if, somehow, New Vegas lets us down? Wouldn't we be even more upset because we were hyped? I say Obsidian stops the information sharing and lets us wait the last 27 days. Sure, I'm looking forward to the game but I'm not going to go around claiming "This game will be great!" because of the off chance it won't be. I've been let down by hype before :[


    Dear God, I'm starting to understand Alec. He's a god at cynicism, truly, but this little bit of taste has given me a chance to really understand the man behind the steaming fury.
     
  6. Big Danny K

    Big Danny K First time out of the vault

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    Sep 22, 2010
    I hope Fallout New Vegas will have some interesting Vaults, like Vault 112 in Fallout 3 or weird side quests like The Superhuman Gambit or the unmarked quest in Andale, one of my friends stopped playing the game because of it!!! Said it was too creepy :shock:
     
  7. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    meh. not sure about you but i'm just going to play the goddamn game. i'm optimistic, but god forbid the game lets me down, oh well. it can't be worse than FO3 for one thing, for another...hasn't a band you liked released a disappointing album before? did it really throw that much of a wrench in yr life? ffs it's a goddamn videogame. if it's good (or really good?) we win. if it sucks, we're in the same exact boat we've been in since Tactics. so what.
     
  8. Expresate

    Expresate It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 14, 2010
    I'm optimistic, too. Sure, I had another game disappoint me a while back and life moved on. All I'm saying is it would be a little better if we went into New Vegas not expecting best game ever so any tiny little disappointments aren't given much though. Sure it won't stop your life but disappointments are still disappointments. Wouldn't be fun to find out that New Vegas is crap while Alec sits back on a beach somewhere saying "I told you so."

    I don't honestly think New Vegas will flop. Especially because of these previews. I just don't want to be that surprised it did if it does. Maybe it's just a personal thing. I'm not telling you to be cynical.
     
  9. Starwars

    Starwars Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 17, 2006
  10. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    people like alec would hate this game regardless of whether or not its good or bad. he's already gone on record saying that basically anything beyond Arcanum and Fallout aren't worth his time. not exactly somebody i'd look to for a fair and critical judgment.

    aside from the crazy nitpicking nerdrage crowd, most people disappointed by FO3 are likely going to have a better time with this game. how much better i suppose is up to Obsidian and peoples' personal taste. again, most of what i've seen and heard so far sounds great to me. if it's not? oh well. seriously, not a big deal and not the sort of thing one needs to be maudlin about and "prepare" yourself for.
     
  11. Expresate

    Expresate It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 14, 2010
    That is fantastic.


    True enough.
     
  12. bhlaab

    bhlaab Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Oct 30, 2008
    wait ghouls can survive in outer space now?
     
  13. Expresate

    Expresate It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 14, 2010

    No..? Where did you get that?
     
  14. DocConrad

    DocConrad First time out of the vault

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    Jul 8, 2007
    Not likely. They are fanatics under the sway of a delusional leader, I wouldn't take their space exploration or "alternate plane of existence" too seriously.
     
  15. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Maybe it's just that they can absorb COSMIC RADIATION while humies can't.
     
  16. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    The prospect of a human surviving cosmic rays is rather fantastic, much less four of them, don't you think?
     
  17. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Nah, everyone knows all that Cosmic Radiation does is give you super powers.
     
  18. Thrud_

    Thrud_ First time out of the vault

    3
    Sep 22, 2010
    Not at all !

    Didn't get that part of the review well, but it is said that the final goal of the cultists is suicide.
     
  19. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Slippy sloppy, The

    Sep 11, 2010
    The only ghoul place I've heard of has suicide as a final goal? :(
    I like ghouls... I don't want them to die...
     
  20. randir14

    randir14 First time out of the vault

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    Dec 20, 2005
    Didn't one of the trailers show a scene with rocket ships flying randomly and crashing...somehow I doubt the ghouls make it into space.