PC Gamer welcomes our new Roman overlords... back?

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Per, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    PC Gamer's latest New Vegas hands-on tells of a game that "looks like a fuller, funner Fallout" where "new quests crop up with happy regularity". And there are the main factions:<blockquote>It’s here that New Vegas’ new currencies become important. The game’s two confirmed factions – the slave-taking Caesar’s Legion and the New California Rangers – have their own money in addition to Fallout 3’s bottlecaps.

    We’ve seen these factions before: both are interwoven into Fallout mythology. Caesar’s Legion like to dress in leather skirts and sport fetching centurion-style brushes on their helmets. I’d advise against admiring their sartorial choice though: they’re a slaving faction, and friendly dalliances with their leaders will undoubtedly make your reputation plumb new depths.</blockquote>Yes who can even wait to meet up with the Caesar's Legion of old. The preview also describes a Novac quest that you can check out if you have no fear of spoilers.
  2. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    The guy might be pretending he's even played Fallout 1 or 2. :P

    Either that or he considers Van Buren and its Caesar's Legion part of the "official" Fallout canon.
  3. TychoXI

    TychoXI Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 20, 2008
    But I already know how my reputation will plummet after joining the Legion! I used to join 'em in all my FO2 playthroughs!

    This "NCR" on the other hand, I'm not familiar with... guess it was featured in FOPOS or something.
  4. frosty_theaussie

    frosty_theaussie Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 22, 2003
    Fallout isn't a myth, I played with my own bare hands back in '98!
  5. UncleSlappy

    UncleSlappy First time out of the vault

    Jun 2, 2009
    Reviewers pretending to have played Fallout 1 and 2 seems to be happening fairly often.

    Not quite as bad as that guy who went about praising all the multiple solutions to rescuing Tandi that were mostly made up though.
  6. NiRv4n4

    NiRv4n4 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 16, 2010
    Why so cynical, maybe this reviewer does know about Van Buren? Why does he have to be a poser and ignorant to the original series? The people at this site aren't the only ones who have any knowledge of the previous Fallouts. Nothing special or rare about it. Game sounds good though.
  7. bonustime

    bonustime First time out of the vault

    Aug 2, 2008
    It is more the fact that Caesar's Legion cannot in any way be considered to be
    as not a single released game so much as mentions them(to my knowledge at least)
  8. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    Same shit, different game.

    We saw the exact same thing when FO3 was release. "fans" of the previous Fallouts went out of their way to "prove" they played the old ones. Often making it blatantly obvious to everyone who did play them that they hadn't, of course... :roll:
  9. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Mar 3, 2009
    How's that any different than this crap?:

    I wonder when we'll get to see images of the white jumpsuit Elvis gang... :dance:

  10. Yazman

    Yazman It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 23, 2004
    Here at NMA, people like to pretend the only people in the entire world who played Fallout & Fallout 2 are them, and that they're the only ones in the world who knew about Van Buren. Anybody else is automatically a poser or a shill paid by Bethesda.
  11. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud

    Sep 14, 2009
    You have learnt the truth…and must now be eliminated… :look:
  12. 100LBSofDogmeat

    100LBSofDogmeat It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 11, 2008
    aren't we? haha. but seriously, reviewers always seem like they've just skimmed a FAQ or wiki about the games themselves. and honestly, prior to "Fallout" 3, i never really met a lot of people who knew about the games whether in person (we're talking a total of 6 f***ing people) or online until coming here.

    but i do agree that van buren was never made and isn't really canon. though i personally don't accept anything in "Fallout" 3 canon either.
  13. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    It makes me wonder, because of the lack of a Fallout sequel that really feels like a Fallout sequel I considered everything in Van Buren to be canon even though it never came on the screen.

    Do members here think that New Vegas will be a good replacement?
    Storywise I mean, not gameplay wise.
  14. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    This. Don't judge too quickly.
  15. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I guess thats almost impossible to say without playing it.
  16. Brother None

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    His wording pretty much precludes that from being an explanation.

    Not sure why any of you think this blatant bit of lazy and false journalism is worth your time defending, but eh.
  17. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    Oct 13, 2008
    I didn't actually know it was Rangers vs. Caesar's Legion, just assumed it was New California Republic as a whole.
  18. decline

    decline First time out of the vault

    Jun 14, 2007
    If he had actually played the ORIGINAL Fallout you would think he would have mentioned blowing up Megaton. That was such an epic moment!!! and one with REAL consequences! It took dozens of bottles of water before people forgave you.
  19. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    It is NCR as a whole. The rangers are just a small part of it.
  20. cogar66

    cogar66 Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 16, 2010
    All the comments on that page are "Why aren't the graphics better?"

    Ignoring the fact that it's an alpha build.

    Anything that reaches KOTOR's level of graphics = alright by me.