Is there anyone left?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by kieranbhoy, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. KillerBee256

    KillerBee256 Still Mildly Glowing

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    Oct 31, 2008
    I love downtown DC, but I feel like they phoned in most of the wasteland. By comparison I played Gothic 3 around the same time as fallout(steam sale) and I found it much more enjoyable to explore.
     
  2. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Yes, I know of at least two mods who are doing it "the old way."
     
  3. Fitch3k

    Fitch3k First time out of the vault

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    Feb 14, 2012
    this is a very intelligent response! I never assumed that everyone I see in megaton or rivet city is everyone in megaton or rivet city, I don't need 700,000 NPC buggin up my game.

    to the op, no, you're not the only one. FO 3 setting has been the best setting, I just hope so much of the pc isn't defined again and pushed in one direction. I would have liked my gameplay goals to be different too.
     
  4. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    What? FO3 has the best setting? how? aren't you just confusing "setting" with Athmosphere?
     
  5. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    Fallout 3's atmosphere wasn't that great.
     
  6. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 12, 2010
    What are they called? I'm quite curious about this.
     
  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Yes, I know, but it would be more understandable to think it's the better atmosphere over thinking is the best setting when it has been already ripped to pieces by anyone tha analyzes it for a couple of minutes.
     
  8. LoneSpektre

    LoneSpektre First time out of the vault

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    May 4, 2012
    I love Fallout 3, the DC ruins, Capital Wasteland. That whole humanity hanging by a thread atmosphere.
     
  9. SouthboundSoul

    SouthboundSoul First time out of the vault

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    May 21, 2012
    I think Fallout 4 should be decades later after Fallout New Vegas. Where the NCR, Legion, Brotherhood and basically all major factions have failed and the world has gone back to the dark ages with people in small settlements fighting over simple things, and the player is tasked with uniting the tribes.

    Anyway back to the question, I like Fallout 3. I still do and always will even if it isn't anything like the other games. I thought it was the best game ever when I first played it, it got me into Fallout and for that, I will always love it. When I look back on it, it really has nothing on any of the other Fallout games. I'm actually hooked on Fallout 1 at the moment and it is really addicting. I think it would have been received better if it was it's own Stand alone game or a spin off.

    I am also, in no way shape or form a Bethesda fanboy. Skyrim is an over rated piece of crap, and so are pretty much all Elder Scrolls Games, even if Oblivion was really enjoyable.
     
  10. CaveJohnson

    CaveJohnson First time out of the vault

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    May 16, 2012
    FO3 was received extremely well, just not by Black Isle diehard fanboys.
     
  11. White Knight

    White Knight Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Aug 28, 2010
    I think he was talking about the old Fallout fans, who were upset about the lack of moral ambiguity, bad story writing and massive change in gameplay.
     
  12. SouthboundSoul

    SouthboundSoul First time out of the vault

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    May 21, 2012
    I actually think the change in gameplay was good. I hate games that don't evolve or change and stay the same game with different levels. And if Fallout 3 was made like the original Fallouts with the kinds of games that are around nowadays, no one else would play it. Expect old time Fallout fans. I admit the gameplay could have been a lot similar to the original, or have an option to play it like the original or as the Action First Person RPG.
     
  13. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    My, haven't we heard this before?

    The thing is, us old school Fallout fans aren't against expanding the gameplay to be open to new gamers.
    A fan beloved series does not survive if it doesn't attract new fans, that helps getting even more sequels and spin offs made.

    What we old school fans object against is turning an official sequel into a whole different game that might as well be a spin off, and can not even keep consistent with the lore.

    Despite what you may think, classic game franchises don't have to change their fundamentals to appeal to a new audience.

    If an establish game franchise does not appeal to an audience with different tastes, you create a complete new franchise rather that molding and twisting something existing into a new shape.
     
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    By who?

    Fans from Bethesda?

    Old Fallout fans?

    The Press?

    The "usual" gamer which is neither a fan of Bethesda or Fallout?

    Oblivion was once received extremely well as well.

    Britney Spears as well with their music.

    doesn't mean they had quality though. Just popularity. And that is what you have with Fallout 3 here. Its very "popular". But has it "quality" is the correct question here. Its like comparing Le Pétomane's performance with the great theater actress Sarah Bernhardt. The one was extremely popular. The other very talented.

    So by mixing Fallout 1 and Oblivion to make it basically a "shooter" of some sort tit is already a "change"?

    I see that kind of argument thrown around a lot. Jus that its a fallacy. Fallout 3 was in no way a "change" or with better words an "improvement" compared to the old games. Just as how it would be no improvement to take Age of Empires, making some sequel, slapping some First person combat on it and calling it some kind of "evolution"

    By making Fallout 3 the way how it was done they actually followed an very old formula that basically exists since Morrowind. How is that a "real" change? Thats something I cant really see here. All they did was a "shift".

    If you or someone else personally does not like the gameplay of Fallout 1/2 thats alright. I don't like every game either. But I would never get the idea telling people that love for example anime-style games like Final fantasy that its outright "shit" or "outdated" and that I want it to completely change in something that is totally alien to the world and gameplay. Like making a top down strategy game out of doom or something.
     
  15. SouthboundSoul

    SouthboundSoul First time out of the vault

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    May 21, 2012
    Well it was awarded Game of The Year so I guess that answers your first question. And I like fallout 1 and 2. I'm addicted to the first one at the moment. But the Isometric gameplay featured in Fallout 1 and 2 would not sell in todays market. Grand Theft Auto was a Isometric game that they changed to an Open World Third Person shooter. Would you say that wasn't a change?

    Command & Conquer: Renegade was a First Person shooter game that came from an RTS that was received quite well. Duke Nukem was a side scroller that they turned into a First Person shooter. And Wolfenstein was Isometric also. Halo Wars was an RTS of a First Person Shooter.

    So I have no idea what you are trying to say. It's been done many times in the past. While I'll admit it is an old formula, it was new for a Fallout game. I have actually said in another thread that Bethesda have been making the same game for ten years. If you don't like new Fallout games, fine. Fallout 3 is my least favorite Fallout game. Can't you just enjoy a game without whining about it. It's only a game. They make plenty every year.

    Now back to my evolution argument, if someone made a film exactly like Day of The Triffids or The Thing From Another World scene for scene with modern technology, no one would watch it. They are to slow paced. But you can watch them in all their glory and respect them for what they are. And you can feel Nostalgic about watching them. Now I'm not saying they are bad movies, I love classic movies. But film as evolved. (Though alot of films nowadays, suck).

    If someone made another Doom game, with the same mechanics as the original Doom game, no one would play that either. You can't look up, or down and you can't jump or crouch. But yet again you can respect the first Doom games for what they are. And really, you can't tell me Doom 3 is anything like Doom 1 or 2.
     
  16. Felspawn

    Felspawn It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 15, 2010
    I enjoyed Fallout 3, I liked the immersiveness of the enviroment, i like the art style of places like Rivet City and Megaton. I liked that it was a Post apocolypic game, not Post Post apocolypse like New Vegas (even if i liked NV more overall) Sure it wasnt "Fallout" in the proper term and it seemed like Bethesda was trying to shoehorn their ideas into an existing IP (badly) but it was still a fantastic game overall and worthy of the attention.


    and honestly if it got people to try FO1 and 2 (and Got us New Vegas) then more power to it.
     
  17. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Quit whining about it? Really!? Can't you just enjoy a game without whining about it? Seriously dude. Go fuck yourself.



    This forum was made with the intent of discussing shit that we are interested in. Crni wasn't whining about anything, he was discussing the fucking issue at hand. Ya know, the whole fucking purpose of message boards to begin with? Not to mention that your comparison to movies is completely retarded, holds no relevance to the issue at hand, and you are dead wrong about a few other things - which White Knight has mentioned, so I'm not even sure where to start.


    In reference to some of the other things you said. Arguing about if it was a "change" or a "shift" is completely irrelevant. The fact is that Fallout 3 was a POS not because of the First Person view and other "Immursion" elements - even though those were done poorly to begin with - the real issues have been discussed to death in dozens of other threads, so it is almost pointless to debate it anymore. You mentioning games evolving is actually typical. Fallout 3 was a FPS because isometric is sooooooo 1990's right? What about the recent Kickstarter craze? People basically frothing at the mouth to play isometric games.....yeah. Believe what you like though.
     
  18. White Knight

    White Knight Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Aug 28, 2010
    Really? Would like you explain the massive interest in Wasteland 2 then?
     
  19. Rev. Layle

    Rev. Layle A Smooth-Skin

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    Jul 26, 2005
    80,000 - 100,000 backers is not MASSIVE interest. It is a lot of people throwing in money for a game to be made (myself included).

    We'll see how well the game sells. If a million people buy, still not sure if that is MASSIVE interest - but it is a great indication that publishers do completely miss a market that has people ready to "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY" :)
     
  20. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    No, but the other dozen similar projects do appear to be thriving as well. There is a market that has not been touched yet, and the recent "old school" Kickstarter movement is doing quite well. Some people say isometric games are out of date/dead/suck, yet I see tons of isometric games coming out. Just wait and see. After Wasteland 2 rocks out with its cock out, many will follow in it's steps. Double Fine started a craze. NMA is practically Kickstarter advertisement by now. I know they have my money/caps/nuyen....