Fallout: New Vegas previews

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Lazlo

    Lazlo Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 15, 2008
    I've never once played a game where being a good guy is harder and requires a lot more sacrifice. Because that's how it works in the real world, right? Right?

    If you're going to bother with karma in a game, make doing the right thing a lot more difficult and less rewarding than the wrong thing. People do bad things because it's lucrative or easier or safer than doing what's right. Not because they like seeing children enslaved or blowing up innocents. People instinctively don't play as bad guys because everyone knows that in every game ever you're rewarded a lot more and given a lot more opportunities for being a good guy. I'm sure it'll be the same in Vegas, sadly.

    And hey, maybe it'd be nice if doing the right thing for the right reasons actually does more damage in the long run. Like the canned Gizmo/Killian ending that was deemed too morally ambiguous for Fallout.
  2. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Actually the way they handled good and evil in The Sith Lords was pretty well done - if you consider that the Star Wars universe is a place where absolute good and evil exist in the very nature of the universe itself (the Force), and subsequently, individuals. When it comes to Star Wars morality, acts of charity, kindness, selflessness, sacrifice etc. are undeniably good acts, almost regardless of motivation, whereas selfishness, cruelty etc. are all undeniably evil. In fact, the best part about The Sith Lords from a lore perspective was probably how good a job it did at introducing a third element, namely, the individual, into the equation, and how those individuals attempt to navigate a universe which is largely dictated by moral absolutes.
  3. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 23, 2009
    The moment she squealed "Sweet!" was when i wanted her to die.
  4. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    Interesting to finally hear Matthew Perry's voice in FO3 (4:23). Not sure if he suits the character yet.

    I'll take you up on that offer, but you best not be bullshitting us, mister! If there's anything remotely resembling the Little Lamplight fiasco, I will consider it a massive failure to deliver!

    Also, orbital laser makes me wanna cry. Grenade machine gun makes me wanna cry. Attempt to justify grenade machine gun with "This actually does exist" makes me wanna cry.

    Yeah, I'm not a fan of this relatively new notion of chicks doing the game interviews: sometimes you can tell they never even heard of the title and/or couldn't care less. They ask boring questions. Devs get shy, stutter and answer boring answers.
  5. PaladinHeart

    PaladinHeart Mildly Dipped

    Jan 20, 2004
    I guess you were disappointed when she didn't get killed off. It was a pretty short film though, so I think you'll live.

    Seriously though, it is weird that these girls want to get jobs involving video game stuff when they would be better at reporting the weather or news or whatever. It doesn't really bother me though. They do their job and it's not like an uber-geek that knows everything about gaming journalism would make us appreciate the video more.

    Maybe you guys would like it better if Batman did the interview? Or maybe the Stranger from Resident Evil 4. Of course, that's a hit or miss scenario which would result in 100% epic or 100% lame.
  6. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    I guess he should have said "every single adult character", then.
  7. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    As wonky as the walking animation is, I still find it an improvement over F3. Also, I like what I've seen of the intro so far, looks pretty good.
  8. bhlaab

    bhlaab Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Oct 30, 2008
    I think you might be giving the star wars movies a bit too much credit
  9. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    He should have, he should have... Because if there's as much as one un-killable character, kid or adult, he's a dirty lying whore.

    Seriously, it would be a pretty big slip-up to promise that sort of stuff in an interview and then not deliver. Especially in an RPG - the notion of un-killable characters giving compulsory quests pretty much kills the genre, IMO.
  10. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    I really don't see what the difference is between killing a child and any other person.
  11. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 23, 2009
    It won't happen for the first time. 200 endings.
  12. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
  13. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Actually about a dozen or so endings and they are all shit.

    Anyway, still looking for that opening video.
  14. SmartCheetah

    SmartCheetah It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Feb 23, 2009
    Ceasar Legion sounds pretty fun to play with. Anyway, I'm really curious how this game will look in action. It can't be worse than fallout 3 anyway.
    *Crosses his fing...paws.*
  15. Stevie D

    Stevie D Vault Cornwall my ansome

    Jan 25, 2004
    Has it been mentioned if any decent gambling games (poker etc.) will be making it into the game? Slots, blackjack and roulette are just a slow and painful way of giving the casino all of your money.
  16. Gaddes

    Gaddes Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    May 18, 2010
    I have a PS3, although judging by the video, they seem to be little post cards that maybe open up new loading screens or maybe even hints to a new location.
  17. Elhoim

    Elhoim It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 3, 2008
    I'm pretty sure I heard that all but one of the characters can be killed.

    About the reporter girl, I wouldn't mind it if she didn't have to act like trying to get the nerds horny. For example, the way she said "What can you tell me about the big guns? What are some of the big, BIG, GIANT guns that you can tell us about?" really sounded like a sexual innuendo (check 7:07). Or maybe I just have a dirty mind.

    @4:45 Is that Indiana Jones? :P
  18. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    No, there's a video of the intro you get from playing the minigame that came with the video magazine.
  19. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    I didn't find the reporter too bad. O.k maybe stereotypically generic but it's a games review program and they stopped being interesting in the 90's.

    Anyway love the clothing, nice to see some variety in outfits.
  20. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Except kids, they're still unkillable.