What would you rather see...

Discussion in 'Fallout: Piece of Shit (PS2, XBOX, My Lower Intest' started by Swiffness, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. Swiffness

    Swiffness First time out of the vault

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    Aug 14, 2003
    Upon reading all this controversey. I must say I'm curious to try BOS. Why? Because I'm the type of guy that likes to play bad games just to laugh at how dismal they are...(there's no way in hell I'd buy it tho)

    But lately I've been getting the feeling that BOS isn't as much of a bad game as it is an AVERAGE game...therin lying the problem it has with the fans. The Fallout games have never been "average", they've been classics.

    If the story/setting changes made in BOS were exactly the same, but it were a KICK ASS action shoot-em-up that puts Max Payne to shame, I'd have to believe that the Fallout community would be more receptive to it.

    Then again, what if Chuck & Co made BOS an even WORSE game, (I'm talking Daikatana/BattleCruiser 3000 bad), but followed the Fallout mythos?

    What would you as fans rather see?
     
  2. Elissar

    Elissar Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Aug 31, 2003
    I'd label it as a cross between dikatanna, a handful of maggots and a steaming pile of dog shit.

    If your into mindlessly shooting things. over an over and over and over... pausing occasionally to get a tidbit of storyline... this game is for you..

    If you have a fucking brain in your head. Dont waste your time.

    If it came down to a choice between playing this game again (and i only made it halfway through before taking the copy i had, a rented copy at that, to the indoor fireing range and using it for target practice with my 1911 .45) and swallowing a handful of tiny shards of broken glass. I'd eat the glass. It's less painful.
     
  3. Daemon Spawn

    Daemon Spawn Old Warrior of the Wastes

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    May 15, 2003
    No F:BOS. No whoring out of the Fallout name. No console action-based pseudo-RPGs. No first person shooter Fallouts.

    In other words: Fallout 3.
     
  4. Swiffness

    Swiffness First time out of the vault

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    Aug 14, 2003
    yikes

    Geez, what's with all the action game bashing? Some of the best games ever made were mindless shooters with no storyline. Doom, Unreal Tournament, etc. etc.

    Remember I'm asking WHAT IF. As in WHAT IF it were a good game, etc. We all know that it sucks in reality.
     
  5. Revolver

    Revolver Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Nov 8, 2003
    If the story and setting actually had anything to do with the FO universe, instead of being tasteless and juvenile, I think FO fans might have been more receptive to it, despite it being mediocre and repetitive gameplay wise.

    If you left the setting the same, but the gameplay was actually fun or innovative, it would still leave a bad taste in the mouth of everyone who played the originals.

    But sometimes you can't separate the setting and gameplay quality. The game just a piece of shit anyway you looked at it.
     
  6. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    There's no problem with action games. Well, if they are designed well, that is. If they are made to be boring, with moves that aren't effective, auto-lock-on systems that are laughable compared to those that were out years ago (and to compensate for poor design), and completely offered something less than what could be expected from a game a few years back, then it's a crap action game.

    Imagine UT with a half-ass jump or dodge. Does that remotely seem fun? F:POS isn't an average game by a long shot. It takes mechanics found in many other games and kludges them together with a thin piece of masking tape with "Fallout" written upon it.

    If F:POS was actually good, then the fans would be receptive to it. I've noticed that Fallout fans play other genres, but mostly I've seen one thing. They don't like crap. They tend to like good and/or innovative games for a purpose, because it is like taking a bite of good marinated London broil. When you receive a game box full of crap with the added insult that the developer bent a fresh biscuit into the discussion of the design, then you'll understand how poor this game can be and really is.

    As it would stand, I would suggest Norrath long before this game, and if you need a console killing game, I would suggest many others, they aren't that hard to find.

    Well, the crappy ones that have little hype behind them are hard to find, as I've noticed F:POS has been missing from shelves of Best Buy, Circuit City, and especially EB. Maybe because it's easy for even retailers to understand how shit a game is.
     
  7. Swiffness

    Swiffness First time out of the vault

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    Aug 14, 2003
    hm

    That's it, I'm gonna shell out the 5 bucks to rent it. If its complete crap like everyone is saying, I wanna see for myself.
     
  8. MrMarcus

    MrMarcus Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 3, 2003
    *performs last rites*
     
  9. dipdipdip0

    dipdipdip0 First time out of the vault

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    Oct 28, 2003
    Re: hm

    Brace yourself for the first chapter in particular.....
     
  10. Nomad

    Nomad It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 4, 2004
    It's really not even an Average game, Swiftness. It's mediocre at best. Seriously.

    I had more fun playing Baulder's Gate: Dark Alliance, with its mindless hack and slashing. Somehow, in "skinning" BG:DA to make FO:POS (which I swear is all they did), they managed to water the gameplay down.

    I do agree, though, that if the game was actually a good one, we wouldn't be bitching as much.
     
  11. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 27, 2003
    I played the beginning alittle and it was enough.

    My big problem besides the obvious name whoring is the fact that the game really sucks.

    I mean IPLAY does own the Fallout name, couldn't they have tried to splice in original Fallout music instead of this (its cool rock stuff nonsense).

    Also I don't think it is very difficult to produce a shooter that isn't punishing the player with mindless shoot the baddie, collect the key, backtrack for a year, rinse and repeat concept.
     
  12. bob_the_rambler

    bob_the_rambler Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    May 3, 2003
    Dont forget the shitty ending :evil: