Duck and Cover interviews Tim Cain

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

  1. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    A Black Isle developer? That's off-topic.

    IS IT A DUCK!?
  2. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    hmmm. sounds like troll...

    looks like troll...

    tastes like troll...


  3. squeehunter

    squeehunter First time out of the vault

    Jul 20, 2008
    I used to be a troll. NMA knows what they're talking about. Most of the time.
  4. otsego

    otsego First time out of the vault

    Nov 2, 2009
    Yeah yeah yeah, I meant on more recent stuff. Why not try to get some Q&A love from Chris about New Vegas (for example), since most don't seem happy with the questions asked by the more mainstream sources.

    Call me naive on the subject, I don't know much about the process. Hence the question. Obviously there was success talking to the other producers in the past!
  5. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Any such Q&A would have to go through Pete Hines, so it's doubtful they'd allow it.
  6. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Except if the Q&A is exactly about the same we know already. :p
  7. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    Yeah... Beth isn't a big fan of our little "hivemind" :).
  8. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    No offense, but I think some of you guys are going a bit over the top calling everything which comes from the original developers a lie or sarcasm when it comes to Fallout 3. Of course they need to look where to get the food from, they won't criticise a thing from their "feeders", but it's not that FO3 was crap overall, it sure got some good moments. And seeing it in the perspective of the developer there were really some nice ideas built in, but were poorly implemented. I for one take them serious when they say that they enjoyed travelling etc.

    Sometimes the stereotype here on NMA is really true - the angry ones who mone about everything etc. ;) Don't get me wrong - this was even the reason I registred here, because I like the realistic criticism on games. But please, don't go too far, that's all I wanted to say.
  9. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Apr 3, 2003
    Yeah, and I'm a bit done here with people attributing a single mass opinion to all of NMA. Not everyone posting in this thread dismissed Tim Cain's remarks, not everyone has issue with it. What, are the people not dismissing his opinion not part of "you guys", they're not NMAers somehow.

    Please. This is a more diverse community than people give it credit for. It's lazy to focus just on the negative extremes, and identifying their opinion as "NMA's". NMA doesn't have an opinion.
  10. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    That's why I wrote "some of you guys". ;)
    And I know that there is no "THIS is NMA". But there's just a stereotype of people who rage about everything for which is NMA "well known". That's what I wanted to say, I love this site. And people should follow your advice, that there isn't just the "glittering gems of hatred". :D
  11. Elhoim

    Elhoim It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 3, 2008
    One can only hope...
  12. Ulysses

    Ulysses It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 31, 2008
    Shame he didn't elaborate on what he would have done differently. But oh well.
  13. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    It's pretty obvious when one reads what he would change in Fallout 1. Or rather what he didn't wrote he would change there.

    It's not a surprise to me that he liked FINO3 - after all, he had positive expectations for it when it was being developed and from what I heard from my friends, it's a quite entertaining game.

    Still, later in this interview, in the part about what he would have changed in Fallout 1, he reaffirmed the validity of the Fallout-style gameplay in modern times.
    Improved interface, improved turn-based combat, larger game and better marketing is the real evolution. Not FPS gameplay.
  14. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Over the top? Probably.

    But consider what kind of design principles are evident in the previous work of Chris Taylor and juxtapose that against where Bethesda took Fallout. Where Taylor and Howard diverge in the production of RPGs is manifest in their games. Compare Arcanum or FO to Oblivion. The differences in the way they design speaks for itself. They are at opposite ends of the RPG spectrum with Todd Howard populating the shallow end of the pool.

    These guys have nothing to gain from trashing each other, why would they?

    I, on the other hand, have no such scruples. :twisted:
  15. squeehunter

    squeehunter First time out of the vault

    Jul 20, 2008
    The thing is, there's really no way to tell what anyone really thinks. If they liked it, or if they didn't like it, it would look the same. It's like someone saying that something in a historical account couldn't have happened because it sounds "made up". The problem is that if the thing that sounded "made up" actually did happen, however unlikely, it would look still look untrue regardless so it's impossible to know. Is there a name for this kind of thing?

    NMA isn't all the same. I don't post much (so I might not count in the first place, but I read, dammit) but I liked the Rock-It Launcher. And New Reno. I understand that most of the BOS in FO3 aren't pussified but explicitly stated to be a different faction with different values. I enjoy FO3 for what it is. I really don't like it AS a Fallout game, but it's still very fun if you ask me. Maybe that's what they like. The fun part. Not the "a worthy sequel to Fallout 2" part or the being "well made" part. Lastly, as illogical as they are, I enjoy exploding cars. That chain reaction outside of the Flooded Metro makes up for it not making sense.

    I'd take all this with a grain of salt though. I have a high crap tolerance. I usually liked the teachers everyone else hated.
  16. TychoXI

    TychoXI Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 20, 2008
    We wuv ya, Tim!
  17. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    And DAC too. :salute:
  18. shinymans

    shinymans First time out of the vault

    Jul 1, 2007
    I wasnt really trolling most nma posters so much as the ones that show up at news article threads that mention anything after FO2 and shit all over everyone that could like the games in a really self-righteous way to the point where you can almost feel the bile leaking through your monitor. even though I agree with about 90% of the NMA criticism on the games it still rubs me the wrong way and is where most of the hatred directed towards this site comes from.
  19. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 27, 2003
    It really sin't hard to believe Tim Cain enjoyed F3. I could even enjoy a playthrough of F3.

    The statement is would you have done things different and the resulting answer of yes.

    As others have pointed out, merely look at the differences between F1 and F2 and then compare it to F3. The former is clearly meant for the pnp crowd while F3 is clearly a shooter/action game first, with rpg elements.

    And to shinyman

    If you have read some of the inane posts we have gotten here then you would understand the irritation that some might feel.

    A prime example is: Had F:BOS succeeded, then NMA fans just might have gotten their wish with Van Buren. It is your own fault you did not get Van Buren.

    Or how about: I do not see how FBOS contradicts Fallout canon anywhere.

    This guy comes here with a joke/flame bait and freaks out when people attack/jokes with him back in return.
  20. shinymans

    shinymans First time out of the vault

    Jul 1, 2007
    I can understand that people come in posting stupid things but its really the way that people smugly shit all over this imagined fallout 3 fan when no one has actually posted in the thread.

    both extremes are just as bad.