Fallout: New Vegas QuakeCon previews, #4

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Nark, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Here is Machinima.com's preview of Fallout: New Vegas:

    It spends a long time talking about how long Fallout 3 is, before noting how much New Vegas improves on so many obvious flaws of Fallout 3. VATS being a necessity, no iron-sights, Rybicki-maneuver statements like the game's faces "proving for the first time that this engine can render human faces that don't look like a hideous mass of texture painting". I thought Fallout 3 had already proven that for the first time. The gameplay footage is the same as seen in the video interviews, so let's assume it's been provided by Bethesda to be used for promotion of the video game. Did I say promotion? I meant journalistic coverage.

    EDIT: let's just toss some more Con previews in here. NowGamer previews and tosses up four new screenshots.<blockquote>It’s very Fallout 3, as you might expect from a sequel that uses virtually the same engine and underlying technology as Bethesda’s masterful series revival, but the similarities between the radioactive Mojave and the Capital Wasteland are comparable with those of a highway ghost town and any West Coast desert. The view to the yellowish hills on the horizon is brighter, more sparsely populated and desiccated, with a sprouting desert flower or two begging to be picked and stored for use in some concoction or other that you’ll undoubtedly whip up later on.</blockquote>Softpedia.<blockquote>I am also happy to report that, in the demo at least, you could not steal everything that was not nailed down and even messing with an old jukebox resulted in an increase in infamy and a fight.
    </blockquote>VideoGamer (mention of Mark Morgan in this article has been corrected, Mark is not doing New Vegas' soundtrack).<blockquote>Compared to the other big-hitters on Bethesda's list of upcoming releases, New Vegas doesn't offer much in the way of eye candy. Fallout 3's sprawling vistas were pretty impressive two years ago, but now the engine is looking pretty long in the tooth. That said, the retro/ruined future mash-up vibe is appealing as ever. There's a darker, meaner tone to the intro to New Vegas; Ron Pearlman provides the gravelly narration as the scene is set, detailing the growing conflict between the New California Republic and Cesar's Legions - a bandit army that has enslaved 86 American Tribes. Western and gunslinger imagery permeates the game's look and feel, but the interface and general appearance is largely unchanged from Fallout 3.</blockquote>Thanks Incognito.
  2. Gaddes

    Gaddes Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    May 18, 2010
    Rybicki to the max I'd say.
  3. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    wow, that was actually pretty well written/spoken.


  4. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Already posted a link to it on the page before, Twinkie.

    Rybicki, Rybicki everywhere!
  5. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Do you know that this guy wasn't critical of Fallout 3 before?
  6. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Considering the opening?

    I dunno if Machinima.com even does reviews. I never got its raison d'être.

    Besides the faces sentence is just too precious, considering it's exactly what we heard before Fallout 3. It won't surprise anyone when they still look like dog doodie.
  7. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Well, that's the thing. I remember Machinima praising Fallout 3 as a great game beforehand (through little news-parts and small shows they have on there, BN is right in saying they don't do actual reviews), not sure if it's the same guy.

    Considering the amount of media-love Fallout 3 got I would bet that he (and the rest of machinima) would have followed along with everyone else.
  8. Sam Ecorners

    Sam Ecorners Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 23, 2007
    The fun bit from videogamer.com:

  9. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Yay. :D
  10. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Three possibilities come into my mind:

    1. The author is a nub and made some shit up, without knowing it.

    2. They remade some of Mark Morgan's work for / into New Vegas.

    3. Mark Morgan is doing the soundtrack, even though back then it has been said, he isn't doing it.
  11. bhlaab

    bhlaab Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Oct 30, 2008
    The music I heard on one video preview was definitely more in the style of Fallout 1 and 2, but I think it might just be Inon Zur responding to fan criticism of his work on Fallout 3.
  12. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    i seriously, seriously doubt they did a 180 and got Mark Morgan.
  13. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    Inon Zur is capable of creating Mark Morgan like atmospheric music. It all depends on what the client wants. Bethesda likes "epic" orchestrations so that is what Inon Zur gave them for Fallout 3. Obsidian thinks that more atmospheric Morgan type music better fits their game, so that is what the composer gives them.
  14. thenightgaunt

    thenightgaunt First time out of the vault

    Jun 7, 2007
    They also posted a preview over at crispy gamer.
  15. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    I was surprised too. A video preview from the world of gaming journalism that doesn't try to stuff in a bunch of lame jokes, puns, and is actually somewhat critical to boot? Especially surprising considering that Machinima stuff is usually downright bad.
  16. IMissLark

    IMissLark It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 17, 2004
    The geckos sort of look like koalas. :crazy:
  17. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    I thought that too! Had to rewind to check it :D

    It's the gaping black mouth, looked like a big koala nose :)
  18. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    It runs like a frilled lizard. Hilarious.
  19. mydeaddog

    mydeaddog First time out of the vault

    Aug 19, 2010

    I'm the cheap hack from VideoGamer who wrote that article. Just thought I'd show up here to make a few apologetic noises.

    Under the circumstances, I'd be forced to say that 1 is closest to the truth. I certainly didn't make anything up; for some reason I was sure that Morgan was coming back for New Vegas, and when I heard the new music my immediate reaction was that it sounded just like F1.

    And yes, I should have checked my facts. Sorry for getting anyone's hopes up; consider my tail to be between my legs...
  20. jero cvmi

    jero cvmi Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 8, 2008
    You just got trolled man. shit happens.