Gry-Online previews Fallout 3

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Sander, May 30, 2008.

  1. rehevkor

    rehevkor It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 19, 2005
    We're edging on towards the release date.. why isn't the hype machine producing any videos for us to watch?
     
  2. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jul 24, 2007
    Especially when you live in a world where the most convenient way to get from point A to point B is through the supermutant infested abandoned subway tunnels.
     
  3. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all
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    Dec 9, 2003
    Less opportunity for bad word of mouth to get around.
     
  4. Ranne

    Ranne Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 15, 2008
    Well, to be honest and considering that the Pipboy is arm-mounted, the presence of the flashlight doesn't seem that ridiculous at all. It's certainly better than choosing between your gun and your flashlight, something that pissed me off immensely in Doom III.
     
  5. whirlingdervish

    whirlingdervish Brahmin Cavalry Commander

    Jul 3, 2007
    Imagine this if you will:

    A gun... with a flashlight on it.

    :o

    Wait! there's more..

    imagine if one were to have a flashlight mounted on their wrist, where would it be pointed while they were holding a rifle properly in order to fire it.
     
  6. terebikun

    terebikun Still Mildly Glowing

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    May 16, 2008
    I for one am thankful for the ability to heal Dogmeat from conversation, after the frustration of trying to run after that damn dog so I can heal all the stupid damage he took walking through goddamn forcefields over and over again. Really love the (spoiler? for a 50-year old movie) On the Beach-style disappointing radio transmissions. Also, someone in the concept art thread mentioned the connection between the shopping cart on the supermutant's back, and the shopping cart in The Road. Maybe they're not so far off. I'll be really happy if you stumble upon an abandoned house with a locked cellar full of starving people being kept for purposes sinister.

    Does anyone know why people mysteriously use bottlecaps again?

    To be totally accurate, it's not actually a flashlight at all, it's just the brightness on your PipBoy turned up, which I think is pretty novel. As for the flashlight gimmick in Doom 3, I actually kind of enjoyed it for the sake of atmosphere, but I'm understandably in the minority there.
     
  7. Ranne

    Ranne Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 15, 2008
    I am perfectly aware of the "gun with a flashlight on it" and "gun in one hand, flashlight in the other hand" concepts. Doom III, however, didn't allow the player to use both items at once. The environments often were overly dark and monsters used to pop-up "unexpectedly" in about 99% of the time (which should explain the use of the quotes in "unexpectedly")... Long story short, switching between a gun and a flashlight every couple of seconds or so was annoying as hell. What I'm saying is that it was a far worse design decision than this one.

    EDIT: Oh, thanks for clarifying that, Terebikun, I didn't realize that was its actual purpose. Pretty functional and befitting, I'd say.
     
  8. Anani Masu

    Anani Masu Still Mildly Glowing

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    May 16, 2008
    I think the overbright mode is supposed to be more akin to the halo of light that you had in 1/2 than an actual flashlight. Or if you want to be a hater, Oblivion's torches.
     
  9. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Because it's the other side of the country?

    Currency only has value when backed by a power. In Fallout 1, The Hub backed bottlecaps. In Fallout 2, the NCR, Vault City and New Reno backed actual coins. Apparently on the East Coast, some group decided to back bottlecaps.
     
  10. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Maybe the "radar" is only part of the game mechanics that the author of the preview mistook for a part of the in-universe Pip-Boy.
     
  11. Big T

    Big T Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jan 23, 2004
    Now, I may be mistaken, but doesn't radar get more blurry at greater ranges? Perhaps the idea is that somebody with higher PE would have a greater chance of distinguishing an "Incredible Hulk" blob from an "Orc" blob, or a "swamp thing" blob from a building/wall/car blob?
     
  12. Ad Astra

    Ad Astra It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 16, 2007
    I've come to an awful conclusion: Bethsoft is a real-life Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.

    Oblivion's and Fallout 3's "...fundamental design flaws are completely hidden by their superficial design flaws..."

    Dogmeat is pretty much marketed as "...your plastic [or rather, hairy] pal who's fun to be with."

    All the NPCs of Oblivion and Fallout 3 have the equivalent of Genuine People Personalities, meaning they're all annoying and useless.

    On the upside, Bethsoft is "...a bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the first up against the wall when the revolution comes."
     
  13. Autoduel76

    Autoduel76 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 14, 2007
    There is going to be a video released at E3.
     
  14. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Didn't they just say they're going to show new video footage to journalists at E3?
     
  15. Autoduel76

    Autoduel76 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 14, 2007
    No. They said that journalists would get hands on at E3. There will be video footage released to the public.
     
  16. shorrtybearr

    shorrtybearr First time out of the vault

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    May 26, 2008
    Very constructive man, very constructive
     
  17. Ranne

    Ranne Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 15, 2008
  18. whirlingdervish

    whirlingdervish Brahmin Cavalry Commander

    Jul 3, 2007

    where does it say that they'll be releasing video to the public?
    I haven't seen that.
     
  19. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Ehm, they never said that for as far as I know.
     
  20. Ad Astra

    Ad Astra It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 16, 2007
    It's called humor and those of us with a sense of it often use it to make points. Bethsoft is a market-driven company that makes substandard products, which reminded me of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.

    Now here's something to blow your mind: your post about my "unconstructive" post is, itself, unconstructive. Furthermore, your post, unlike my post, isn't even related to the topics of Fallout 3 or Bethsoft.

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