Fallout: New Vegas interview and gameplay footage

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    DualShockers has an interview with esteemed Senior Designer Chris Avellone where they tackle various subjects, including the familiar 'what's new in Fallout: New Vegas?':<blockquote>Chad (DS): What are some things we’ll experience in New Vegas that we didn’t in Fallout 3?

    Chris (Obsidian): New ammo. Gambling. Wayne Newton. A dinosaur with a gift shop in its belly. Rockets. Companion quest arcs that change their perks and their attitude. Calling death beams from orbit. Faction politics, both violent and passive. Confronting a situation where you choose the bad guy…even if the bad guy is everyone. More than one critical path. Survival recipes. Mantises. Geckos. Modding weapons. Traits.

    Chad (DS): What are some of the famous Las Vegas area landmarks that we can look forward to seeing and possibly exploring in New Vegas?

    Chris (Obsidian): Vegas is Fallout Vegas, not real-world Vegas. While there are some hooks to the Vegas we know and love (Vegas Vic, Wayne Newton, the classic Vegas sign), this is Vegas as envisioned by people in the 50s… as they viewed Vegas of the future…and then bombs dropped everywhere but there. People looted the “lucky” city in great rioting mobs, rebuilt it, and then repopulated it, making it a slightly uncomfortable brightly-lit shadow of what it once was.</blockquote>GameReactor.eu has also some new gameplay footage that for some reason they decided to not post on their youtube channel. It shows the Strip, Goodsprings and Vegas Monorail Station.
     
  2. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    "This is extremely boring gameplay" - "I can spice it up a little bit" *opening VATS*

    I lol'd.

    (to me it was much more interesting than bombing the people in Goodsprings, by the way.)
     
  3. DocConrad

    DocConrad First time out of the vault

    93
    Jul 8, 2007
    While it is nice to see new environments, I've gotta ask: what in the hell is the player doing? Unless his "quest" is to check the fence row for gaps so the property owner's Bighorners don't escape, he is a bit daffy. Also, the Avellone interview doesn't seem to be loading properly for me, anyone else experiencing this?
     
  4. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    It works for me.
     
  5. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Yeah, I have no idea what the guy was doing. They could have picked some better footage to put up. :P I'm glad I saw more than just shooting dudes, but seeing those old boring building interiors again... sigh.
     
  6. Elhoim

    Elhoim It Wandered In From the Wastes

    118
    Jun 3, 2008
    Yeah, the dude checking the fence back and forth, and shooting at plants got on my nerves. I actually screamed "God, do something!" (in spanish, of course).

    The monorail looked really nice :D
     
  7. Starwars

    Starwars Mildly Dipped

    592
    Sep 17, 2006
    While I have no idea what the guy was doing at that farm, it was pretty nice to have a video where they didn't zoom past everything at the speed of light or just show combat.
    I kinda wonder if that farm place is the tutorial quest where you must kill geckos, perhaps he was confused seeing as how everything was in Japanese.

    Anyways, as much as one can discuss whether it fits the setting or not, I must say that I find Vegas to be extremely refreshing to look at visually. Just compare that to when the video jumps to that room with all the Fallout 3 assets... Blast from the past, and not in a good way, hehe.

    The outside environs look good overall though.
     
  8. warsaw

    warsaw Still Mildly Glowing

    214
    Dec 1, 2008
    Anyone else notice that not all NPCs jump into face zoom mode?
     
  9. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Not all the ones in Fallout 3 did either. Shame they couldn't find a guy to film who had played a video game before but the enviroments did look mighty purty.
     
  10. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    675
    Mar 6, 2008
    I'm glad they brought plant life back. That was one annoying thing about Fallout 3 is how there was no living plants anywhere. The first two games had lots of plants. Fallout New Vegas: the Return of Corn. :D

    Makes the world much more believable when people aren't living out of 200+ year old vending machines.
     
  11. Big Danny K

    Big Danny K First time out of the vault

    74
    Sep 22, 2010
    Me too, how can I make it load normally?
     
  12. randir14

    randir14 First time out of the vault

    92
    Dec 20, 2005
    The interview says you can adjust your age. Good. I hated playing a 19 year old kid in Fallout 3.
     
  13. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    A 19 year old kid with a seriously massive beard. :V
     
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    its not impossible.
     
  15. PaladinHeart

    PaladinHeart Mildly Dipped

    563
    Jan 20, 2004
    I hope the hardcore mode will still make it into the final release.. they don't seem to talk about it much now and I'm afraid the "need to eat, drink, and sleep" feature will end up being mysteriously absent from the final release.

    Actually they haven't even showed this feature in any of their videos.. could it just be for extra hype?
     
  16. Sam Ecorners

    Sam Ecorners Vault Senior Citizen
    Orderite

    Jan 23, 2007
    There's a new preview in PC gamer UK all about hardcore mode

    P.S. Actually.
     
  17. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    :wtf:

    you're kidding, right? why would they talk ceaselessly about a feature and then leave it out? come on, man. sometimes i wonder about you guys.
     
  18. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    751
    Oct 13, 2008
    eh, I think that was a good question, I also had not heard much about it.
     
  19. Arden

    Arden Still Mildly Glowing

    250
    Feb 26, 2010
    Guess we are just paranoid. Lying to sell stuff? Never been done before, and certainly never when Be-thesda was even remotely connected to the stuff to be sold. Thats why i still enjoy that fantastic AI from Oblivion and play FO3 again and again to get all those 400 endings. Stalker was exactly as promised, and gothic3 *shudders* too. Lying is widely accepted in gamesmarketing and it has no consequences whatsoever.

    Or were you beeing sarcastic? Its so dammn hard to tell
     
  20. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    There was an hardcore mode option in all the builds they've shown to the public and it included the need for food, water etc. and Josh Sawyer has actually talked quite extensively about it on various forums, including the official boards, and, also, as Incognito pointed out, there will be a preview entirely focused on it. So yeah, at least this time there's little indication that we have to worry about that feature being axed.