CD-Action Fallout 3 preview

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Ausir kindly translated a few excerpts of the Fallout 3 preview of the Polish magazine CD Action:<blockquote>It's clearly visible that Fallout 3 is in good hands. It's all because every element that made Fallout an extraordinary work was kept or rather recreated.
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    If you think "Fallout 3 is not Fallout anymore", remember the conversation with NPCs in the previous games, which were always presented face-to-face. I dare say that only because of technical limitations Fallout didn't use FPP from the beginning. There is no better way of quickly identifying with the character you roleplay than looking through their eyes, from their perspective...
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    Dogmeat or - more likely - one of his descendants is going to appear.
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    It's worth noting that you'll be able to spectacularly destroy most - if not all - elements of the environment.
    (...)
    As Pete Hines said: "We have no intention of removing elements that made Fallout well... Fallout". Let's take, for example, the system of radiation and using drugs - one of the screenshots shows effects of an overdose, maybe a side effect of taking a superstimpack. The sphere of sexuality will most likely be similarly treated.</blockquote>
     
  2. NukaColaClassic

    NukaColaClassic First time out of the vault

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    Jul 4, 2007
    Great info, I like it.
     
  3. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all
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    Dec 9, 2003
    I'd really like to know how Dogmeat's descendants ended up on the east coast.
     
  4. Zero Pike

    Zero Pike First time out of the vault

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    Apr 14, 2006
    I know I might be alone on this but Dogmeat?

    What'd he impregnated a female dog, before he got zapped by a forcefield in the Military base. and that litter then traveled across a nearly 100% destroyed wasteland to Washington DC on a hunch or a whim.

    Considering that it means the BoS made it to the east coast and brought 'stuff' with them includuing dogmeat's litter. Or it can be taken as a defying the laws of common sense, to bring back a most noteworthy character, aka:Special Encounter
     
  5. pexxx

    pexxx First time out of the vault

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    Feb 12, 2007
    It means there are some new screenshots?
     
  6. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    They might mean the PipBoy screenshot with stats - the overdose would explain why the stats are 5 points lower than they should be.
     
  7. King of Creation

    King of Creation Vault Fossil

    Dec 9, 2003
    I think they may be referring to the Pipboy screenshot which shows really low stats. Maybe those are the effects they're talking about.
     
  8. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Idle speculation and lies!

    Let us turn our attention more to how stupid and uncreative the addition of dogmeat is. That is more amusing.

    Yay for Bethesda's brand of keeping titles true! Pointless adding of old NPCs!
     
  9. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Mar 18, 2004
    More of the "technical limitations" and "FPP automatically increases roleplaying" doggerel? These uninspired and unsubstantiated arguments by a print magazine, no less.
     
  10. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all
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    Dec 9, 2003
    I want to see a cybernetic Gizmo back, running a brothel, with a list of political figures who have visited.

    That would make the immershun complete.
     
  11. quietfanatic

    quietfanatic Ancient One

    Dec 10, 2003
    Old info (except for potential screens), horrible interpretation. I thought Poles were supposed to be mad Fallout fans?

    EDIT: Ah yes, forgot about those stats. Should have a status effect display.
     
  12. Vault 69er

    Vault 69er Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    May 3, 2007
    Re: CD Action Fallout 3 preview

    It's called Daggerfall you wanker. Play it then shut the hell up.

    Hey look, opinion presented as fact! Yay!

    What, you mean apart from the ones you already did take out?
    Idiot.
     
  13. lisac2k

    lisac2k Vault Senior Citizen
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    Oct 26, 2004
    From what I've seen, it's rather recreated. Many of the things which were kept look like being mutilated sloppily.
    Let's see - average dog's life is ~10 years, meaning it'd be 11th or 12th in the line after the "original" Dogmeat.
    Interests. Me. Not. But the console kiddies will go orgasmic, for sure.
    Unclear. Perfect for more speculation.*Skiping it until more details emerge*
     
  14. trustno1

    trustno1 First time out of the vault

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    May 30, 2007
    This is their way of "listening to fans". One mod on the Beth forum said they listened to fans becouse (among other things) Ron Perlman, Inkspots and Nuka Cola (lol) are in... and there were polls in which people voted for which NPCs should come back, so hey - "we listen, there you go, have a dog"...

    *sigh* Aye, I'm dissapointed with CDA, but the thread about the new issue turned into an arguement with the author about his... umm... original views, don't equate journalists with fans.
    BTW I'd say no new screens, I haven't read it but people who did said there's nothing new.
     
  15. NukaColaClassic

    NukaColaClassic First time out of the vault

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    Jul 4, 2007
    Guys, you're taking the Dogmeat situation a little too far. It's a Dogmeat-like character, it's not confirmed that it's a damn descendant! And I'm pretty sure it won't be a descendant.
     
  16. Salkinius

    Salkinius First time out of the vault

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    Jun 22, 2007
    It's not dogmeat that's going to appear, nor his descendents. Remember that this is a translation from a polish magazine. What it says is that there will most probably be a companion dog, and that it.
     
  17. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    But in teh wastelandz dogs, much like water, are magical.


    Can you read?
     
  18. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    I'm pretty sure it won't matter! :dance:

    There's a dog in there and its name is Dogmeat. This has been known for some months for those of us who are smart enough to read this blog.

    I don't care either way, but I'm sure they're going to try to shove it down our throats as proof that they're keeping it true to the series. I'm pre-emptively stating that including NPCs pointlessly does not equal keeping it true.
     
  19. Nim82

    Nim82 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 5, 2007
    Oh dear, oh dear....
    Somehow, I don't think you will be able to blast your way through the terrain ala Red Faction.
    So your going to get withdrawl symptoms from sex? Cool! - I guess viagra will play a big part of F3. :P
     
  20. frosty_theaussie

    frosty_theaussie Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 22, 2003
    Does it really matter? A fan-translation of a foreign correspondant's report isn't the best source to get riled over. It's really just a trivial matter and not credible, either.

    Can you?