What engine SHOULD the Fallout Series run on?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by The Suave Gambler, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. danielje

    danielje First time out of the vault

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    Mar 24, 2006
    Ya, you're probably right. I'm sure Blizzard is throwing away their money making Diablo 3 because only a few die hard fans will be getting it, and I doubt it will be more popular than Diablo 2.

    snicker snicker, jab jab into the ribs.
     
  2. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Shoot me again. I ain't dead yet. Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    The Age of Decadence engine would be ok I suppose, or something similar to it.
     
  3. tennishero

    tennishero First time out of the vault

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    Apr 15, 2012
    all BW games are shit

    some less shit than others

    mass effct isnt shit because of the ending- its shit because of everything before that

    the bland characters
    the 1 dimensional comic book schoolboy story
    the lack of any real and meaningfull C&C
    the bland lifeless worlds

    some of the lore writing in mass effect 1 was adequate- but that is the only good in an ocean of shit

    dragon age is the worst game ever made
     
  4. tennishero

    tennishero First time out of the vault

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    Apr 15, 2012
    theres no engine yet that can do actual characters truly interacting

    I.E- if your characters walks into a wall- and theres clipping

    what should happen is the character presses into the wall

    cloth should react accordingly

    cloth physics needs serious work- if it rains your stats should adjust accordingly and so should your equipment- some cloth absorbs rains therefore it makes sense that this would add to your weight

    in heat mud is dry but once wet it becomes sludgy- yet not a single game even attempts this- it would add to immersion 100 fold
    you wouldnt even need to add any animations- just do the encumbered animation if you're walking through wet mud

    if you walk through water- you clothes retain water- and also you are more susceptible to ice attacks and magic- and instead of adding poison effects give a raised % chance of a player catching a cold- and the cold would reduce stats and weight carrying limits

    if you pitch a tent in the wilderness add 1 single line of code that gives a determined % chance of bandits raiding you- and another higher % chance of your waking up and catching them before they do- and if the game is magic based then you could have an upgrade tent that has magic incantations that protect you and warn you from raiders- whilist if the game is science based then a simple sonar perimeter would suffice

    GTA IV cost 100 milion- what a waste for such a boring bland engine
     
  5. dead_alewives

    dead_alewives First time out of the vault

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    May 9, 2006
    I would cream my pants if they released a new Fallout game on the original FO1 and 2 engine. I loved it the way it was and see no need for updates except maybe some minor tweaks here and there.
     
  6. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    This, a thousand times this. :clap:
     
  7. ARV274

    ARV274 First time out of the vault

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    May 27, 2010
    Guys please take off the nostalgia goggles. I don't know if you were aware, but it is not 1998. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Fallout 1/2. But nothing would make me happier to see a new fallout in a 3d engine with turn based isometric. I mean, if they released a game today with fallout 1's engine, I probably could'nt help but laugh.
     
  8. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    This has nothing to do with nostalgia goggles. I just happen to like the aesthetics of a bit distorted, non perfect 2d fixed camera maps. They look to me like drawings, I adore such stuff and I have fun creating such things on my own - would always prefer it over 3d stuff.

    Plus, the FO1/2 games were simple and still worked, why is it so bad for someone to prefer such type of game?

    Yeah, this comment was totally neccesary.
     
  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Shoot me again. I ain't dead yet. Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I think the Fallout 1 and 2 engine was awesome as fuck, but I wouldn't want exactly that in this hypothetical situation. Fallout Tactics allowed for a better combat experience overall, so I would prefer it, but lets be real here. I see Diablo 3 and I think Fallout should look something like that, obviously not exactly like that, but with a similar engine. The physics are much more realistic and it still allows for isometric goodness. Would it be possible to have a engine like Diablo 3, but have it be turn based?

    Why do I still hear people saying that isometric is inferior, obsolete, stupid, etc? Diablo 3 will annihilate the fucking world when it is released, but I suppose that is irrelevant? Will people react as well to a isometric game in comparison to one of Bethesda's games? Hmmmm....let me think. Let's see how Diablo 3 sells in comparison to any game Bethesda has ever fucking released. Hell, what about Diablo 2? Diablo-clone is practically a fucking sub-genre. Isometric is not dead and people are going to find that out pretty quick. Look at Kickstarter for crying out loud.

    People are dying for real RPG's out there. Mass effect 3 and Skyrim are pathetic examples of Rpg's IMO. They are closer to adventure games really. No one is stupid for liking them, but calling them real RPG's is almost insulting. Wishing for a combination Isometric/First Person engine is cool and all, but I don't see it happening anytime soon. I don't think it would work anyway.


    Lets set the record straight too about how fucking "awesome" (horrible) Bethesda's engine is:

    Yes it looks real pretty and allows you to "immerse" (I just puked) yourself into the role, but it is a horrible crash prone POS that should be laughed at instead of adored. It served it's purpose by drawing in large amounts of people who normally wouldn't play RPG's, but that doesn't make it superior. Quoting sales figures is also irrelevant because that does not determine quality - Lot's of people buy stupid shit all the time.

    What if Bioware bought the Fallout license instead of Bethesda? Would it be better than what we got? It would probably be bad in it's own special way I guess.
     
  10. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 12, 2011
    If Bioware had there way, the player would be able to have romances with supermutants or something...

    Why not have a Fallout game on the Van Buren engine? I think it was called the Jefferson engine, and that looked pretty good.
     
  11. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Because it was never completed?
     
  12. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 12, 2011
    I thought that the game was never completed. I thought that the engine was.
     
  13. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    This:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvgSGxNTADI[/youtube]

    I still weep everytime I see this demo (and hear that tune).
     
  14. tennishero

    tennishero First time out of the vault

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    Apr 15, 2012
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLMESEpqw-s[/youtube]
     
  15. ARV274

    ARV274 First time out of the vault

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    May 27, 2010
    The neverwinter nights 2 engine would probably work well for a true fallout game with innovation.
     
  16. Mysterious Stranger13

    Mysterious Stranger13 First time out of the vault

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    Apr 15, 2012
    You think that all games made by a certain company are shit? Please tell me how good of a critic you are!
     
  17. Mysterious Stranger13

    Mysterious Stranger13 First time out of the vault

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    Apr 15, 2012
    A romance with a supermutant wouuuullllld be a little creepy, but a least it would kinda add to role playing.
     
  18. Mysterious Stranger13

    Mysterious Stranger13 First time out of the vault

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    Apr 15, 2012
    We don't wear nostalgia goggles, however, would you be so kind to take your's off
     
  19. Mysterious Stranger13

    Mysterious Stranger13 First time out of the vault

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    Apr 15, 2012
    You really think that we have that sort of tech yet? Maybe as game in the future will have it, but this is way to early to have that amount of physics
     
  20. Mysterious Stranger13

    Mysterious Stranger13 First time out of the vault

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    Apr 15, 2012
    You do know this is a FALLOUT website, this is not the place for disscusing games such as Dragon Age, sure theres another fourm on this website for people like you