Fallout 3 at E3 - Electric Playground

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    Apart from referring to VATS as turn-based:<blockquote>If you asked me what the ultimate RPG looked like, I'd probably put two requirements at the top of my list: a world like Oblivion, and the character system of Fallout.

    Welcome to Fallout 3.

    After what seemed like years of secrecy, Bethesda finally treated us to a look at Fallout 3 at E3 2007. And speaking as a long time fan of the series, I am psyched.


    There aren't quite as many quests as there are in Oblivion, but Bethesda says you will have lots to do. You can talk to the residents you encounter with a multiple choice menu system, similar to classic Fallout (not like Oblivion's). There are also lots of little activities and brief Fedex-style missions that don't register as formal sidequests, but you can pursue them if you want. When you do a get formal sidequest, the game no longer interrupts you. Remember how a window explaining the quest would pop in Oblivion? Now, the title of the quest fades up and out on the screen without pausing the game.</blockquote>Link: Electric Playground Fallout 3 preview.

    Spotted on the official Fallout 3 site.
  2. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 10, 2007
    nothing new again, except maybe dj reporting your actions (wtf? superman returns?) and hacking mini-game: does it mean there IS possibility to hack computers with high skill without guessing passwords? or it's just his imagination?
  3. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Like, totally Dude.
  4. lisac2k

    lisac2k Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 26, 2004
    Does this mean the world needs to be the top-notch of the visual presentation, in order that the next-gen gamers can 'immerse' into it?
    How dare you Beth? Stealing the features of the Wasteland Merc Mod!?
    No doubt (not the band).
  5. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    Immersive doors are the most important part of modern cRPGs.
  6. Bezimek

    Bezimek First time out of the vault

    Jul 19, 2007
    IMHO VATS is not turn-based combat :( I played Ja 1/2 , Xcom 1/2/3 , Fallout 1/2 , Arcanum, TOEE etc and in turn based combat I had one turn and after computer had one turn etc.
    VATS is pause with targeting mode only.
  7. skyway

    skyway First time out of the vault

    Jul 2, 2007
    oh yes. oh yes. A quest in F3. I see it clearly now.

    "Hello, dear player, this quest window is popped-up right into your face, but we are not pausing your game - so that super-mutie swarm hiding behind that corner as seen on your GPS system called bethesda compass will be able to kill you, while this window is closing your view - old fans wanted hardcore you know - we giving it now.

    The quest is: kill 10 rad-scorpions

    And here is our unique multiple-choices menu(tm)(R)(c) that gives you freedom(tm) of a choice!(R). What'd you like to do?

    a) take the quest;
    b) skip the quest;

  8. Bezimek

    Bezimek First time out of the vault

    Jul 19, 2007
    :clap: :clap: Now we can 'immerse' into F 3
  9. NukaColaClassic

    NukaColaClassic First time out of the vault

    Jul 4, 2007
    [add random banter that insults the previewer, calls him "not a real Fallout fan" and once again criticizes Bethesda, Fallout 3, and Oblivion]
  10. Vault 69er

    Vault 69er Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    May 3, 2007
    Hey look! Spam! Feeding soldiers since world war 2.
  11. Killzig

    Killzig It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 12, 2003
    Vanishing Point.
  12. Vault 69er

    Vault 69er Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    May 3, 2007
    Oh I can just imagine the fun:

    GNN: This is Galaxy News with today's headline. A local psychopath detonated a nuclear bomb that a town called Megaton was built around earlier this morning. The devastation was huge, but no children were harmed in the blast, miraculously crawling out of the smoking crater without a scratch on them.

    Enclave: This is Radio Enclave, the radio station that you are NOT listening to! Among the events that didn't happen today... nothing at all happened at Megaton. In other news, there have been no escapes from Vault 101. Our authority in this area is total. And now, "If I didn't care" by the Ink Blots.... What? What do you mean I'm wrong? Ink Spots you say? Oh sh..

    Mudcrab 501FM: This is the mudcrab station! All mudcrabs, all the time! Have YOU seen a mudcrab today and think they're horrible creatures? Phone in now! The first caller gets a Bobblehead!
  13. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    Yay! Another cookie cutter preview with the same info and great praise as all the others.

    This is where I stop listening, reading, or caring about the previews and just wait for something new.

    Stupid git, I'm your father, car explodes, go to megaton, meet Mr. Burke, nuclear catapult some mutants. Blow up Megaton. End preveiw for the press and that's all we'll read about.

    I forgot toilet drinking. The few glimmers of hope (dialogue) will only work with good writing.

    This Radiostation in the Pip-boy is kind of bothering me, but have no idea why. Doesn't sit well with me, maybe for the fact that the pip-boy 3000 is acting more like a PSP than a tool now. Next feature in the pip-boy3000.....

    Wait for it....

    Tetris!!! When you get just as bored playing Fallout 3 just like when you got bored playing Oblivion.

    I've said enough.
  14. Justicar Empiricus

    Justicar Empiricus First time out of the vault

    Aug 6, 2007
    Urg. That line makes me angry. Now, hopefully Beth isn't this stupid, but it's frustrating people can't even get the nature of the Brotherhood right. They're not heroes, damnit!
  15. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 10, 2007
    even more frustrating that those people are calling emselves fallout fans.
  16. skyway

    skyway First time out of the vault

    Jul 2, 2007
    this is simply fucking hillarious! rofl
  17. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    Yay another 'profesional journalist' that thinks active-pause = turn-based.
    Oh, woe is me.
  18. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    You have been told not to do this. Another strike. Next one's your last.

    Vault69er, you are not a moderator.
  19. Jiggly McNerdington

    Jiggly McNerdington Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 14, 2007
    Yeah, since it's a preview there's the possibility that the previewer saw paladins blowing up raiders/bandits/mutants/monsters and scribbled down laying down law and order since it sounds good, while they could've been just defending a BoS outpost, patrolling, questing for the holy hand grenade launcher or whatever.

    Bethesda could completely blow it, but I assume they're smart enough to realize how the BoS works. Unless like I've thought elsewhere, the BoS in FO3 might be a disgruntled offshoot. Maybe some paladins and scribes a generation or two down the line who got irritated at the BoS hiding in its bunker instead of trying to help the people of the wasteland and... Set off east for some reason. Maybe there's a GECK warehouse in DC.
  20. Justicar Empiricus

    Justicar Empiricus First time out of the vault

    Aug 6, 2007
    I'm hoping there's some explanation, but I'm still a bit worried.