New Vegas outgunning 3 in preorders; Fallout 3 sales

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

  1. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Mar 3, 2009
    To have an already (and richly) constructed mithology for a game (and therefore cut the costs and risks of creating a new, original one from scratch), to build this game as a mod to their own Oblivion game (therefore cutting on the costs greatly), and to top it off re-using key plot points of the previous games (imagining new, good, stuff is teh costly)... Sure it was. For them.

    About as worthy of acclaim and respect as mcdonald's food, soap operas and the current teenage pop-star singer X. :roll:
     
  2. TailSwallower

    TailSwallower First time out of the vault

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    Feb 9, 2010
    I thought I read somewhere that F:NV was content complete as of a couple of weeks ago. If that's the case then it should give them plenty of time for bug-hunting and what-not.

    Then again, as much as I loved Alpha Protocol, there were far too many bugs in the game, especially considering it had been pushed back at least once.

    But yeah, on-topic, I pre-ordered to make sure I got the CE, because I'm a sucker for a) Fallout, b) comics, and c) poker.
     
  3. terebikun

    terebikun Still Mildly Glowing

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    May 16, 2008
    Come on, man. You can't seriously argue that fans of Fallout 3 are in the minority. It's not even worth bringing up Metacritic or something, it's just common sense.

    I'm a defender of AP at my workplace, but it still took a lot of patience and gameplay headaches to get to that writing, and even then it certainly wasn't consistently good. Have you tried a James Bond-dialogue playthrough? Some of those lines are just hard to listen to.

    On-topic: It's cool to see Obsidian might make back some of their AP money, providing they get royalties.
     
  4. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    "In really every demographic (except perhaps the NMA community), the majority of the folks thought Fallout 3 was great," is too much of a stretch and metacritic's, or any other sites' for that matter, reader ratings do not represent the majority and certainly doesn't break down the ratings by demographic. That said, I'm not saying that the majority of people who bought Fallout 3 didn't like it, I'd wager that they did regardless of the lack of stats, but that doesn't mean that the majority of every demographic thought it was great.

    The whole post is another, "Why don't you guys just accept that Fallout 3 is a great game that deserves all of the praise it get?" that only uses it's metacritic rating, rewards, and assumptions about it's popularity to defend it as worthy of it's "acclaim and respect."
     
  5. Mettle

    Mettle Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 9, 2007
    Beth' probably came up with much of the pre-order stuff, so yeah, they'll likely deserve that.
    I'm thinking it'll be Bethesda that gets praise for the game if it's good and Obsidian takeing a pooper full of blame if something is shit.
    They'll likely complain about the graphics looking old and animations being shit and laying that blame on Obsidian aswell, besides all the bugs.

    I might remember it wrongly but quite a few of the e-zines praised Bethesda for the Fallout universe.

    Winning GOTY awards is the same as a Special Olympics medal..
    The writing in that game is retarded.

    That said, Fallout 3 is'nt an entirely bad game, just a crappy Fallout-game - it was alot more enjoyable once I modded out as much of the fallout references as possible.
     
  6. Lazlo

    Lazlo Still Mildly Glowing

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    Dec 15, 2008
    Still no word on the European collector's edition?
     
  7. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Why do you think there should be a different?
     
  8. John Hancock

    John Hancock First time out of the vault

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    Jun 4, 2005
    SIGH.

    I'll only say this: If Bethesda Softworks had any half-decent competitors — other than BioWare, which didn't release any RPGs during 2006 (Oblivion) or 2008 (Fallout 3) — they'd be winning a lot fewer awards.

    In my opinion, gamers are so friggin' starved for halfway-decent western RPGs nowadays, they'll hail anything that doesn't completely suck horse gonads as the second coming of Christ.
     
  9. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Why is this turning into another rehash of old debates?

    I've been curious about that too, since I've considered ordering it.
     
  10. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Doesn't every sufficiently long thread?
     
  11. Sam Ecorners

    Sam Ecorners Vault Senior Citizen
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    Jan 23, 2007
    I think Gamescon is an obvious venue for such announcement at this point.