Escapist Magazine calls Bethesda killers of Fallout

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  1. Risewild

    Risewild Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Jun 14, 2014
    I seem to remember that ex-Enclave guy notes having wrong names for his kid :lmao:.
    In one terminal note he says Sheila and Will, in another he says Sheila and Frank :lol:.
     
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  2. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix Centurion

    Jun 25, 2018
    Goddammit Enclave solider. Talk about a dad who’s never home; that’s like mine calling me John when my name is Arthur
     
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  3. mef

    mef Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Dec 29, 2014
    Sure, it obviously resembles Hitler but I think assuming that the game was meant to send a moral message through it is just shoehorning it. If you think that's what the Fallout team meant, that's fine, it's your interpretation. I just said I disagree with the article which bashes Bethesda for wrong reasons. And if a competent developer took the rights to the franchise in the future, I wouldn't want the next game to be a pretentious deep-meaning story.

    the quality of bethesda's writing is a real tear jerker
     
  4. Jabberwok

    Jabberwok Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 7, 2008
    No one is requiring it. Only pointing out that good writing is good, and bad writing is bad. And I'll choose to like the good thing over the bad thing because that's how liking things works.
     
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  5. Black Rose

    Black Rose Master of Puppets

    Dec 5, 2018
    My mom has a habit of calling me and my sis every name but our actual names before she finally gets it right. It's something she's been doing for as long as I can remember. She has even called us by the names of male cousins.
     
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  6. Millim

    Millim What the fuck is this for a shit?!

    Oct 13, 2010
    This was a fun read.
    I'm glad people are waking up to BetheadaBe bullshit.

    Now what they need to do is get rid of Emil and Pete, hire some better talent and for someone to not let Todd go off on the deep end.
    I like Todd, I think he is a decent game director. He just... Oddly enough... Needs direction.
     
  7. Eumesmopo

    Eumesmopo Learned to love the bomb

    Dec 6, 2012
    Brilliant fucking article. I couldn't have said it all better myself.
     
  8. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    A fine read, indeed.
     
  9. Cyberpunk88

    Cyberpunk88 First time out of the vault

    Sep 23, 2018
    They also killed Prey 2, so they're responsible for killing at least 2 game brands/franchises
     
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  10. Millim

    Millim What the fuck is this for a shit?!

    Oct 13, 2010
    I wish they would kill me
     
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  11. Supermarauder

    Supermarauder Supposed PAYDAY Gang Member

    May 23, 2016
    If all the current "AAA" companies (Bethesda, Activision/Blizzard, Electronic Arts, etc.) could collectively burn together right now. That would be great. So it's good to see that some outlets are seeing past the BS now rather than never.
     
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  12. mef

    mef Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Dec 29, 2014
    I wouldn't consider a one installment worse than the previous killing the entire franchise. By the way, they also fucked up Quake. The last game wasn't that bad itself, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit, but they screwed it up with their retarted business decisions and a general lack of understanding of the medium.
     
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  13. Jabberwok

    Jabberwok Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 7, 2008
    I never thought the original Prey was that great, so I wasn't too sad about the relaunch. But speaking of franchises Bethesda has cocked up AND games that didn't need a deeper meaning: Wolfenstein.
     
  14. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    They're walking on the edge right now with all their bullshit practices reaching it's limit of tolerance from general gamer population.
     
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  15. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Vault Dweller

    Oct 26, 2016
    The irony is that they killed the original Prey sequel for quality control reasons.
     
  16. Norzan

    Norzan Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 7, 2017
    And then release Fallout 76 in the state it was in.
     
  17. Eshanas

    Eshanas Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 6, 2016
    In the grand scheme of things it does not matter how the revelation is reached, just that it is. The outcry should had taken place over a decade ago with F3, but if it has to come from F76 with F4 and F3 still lauded then so be it.

    Make Beth drop the damn series and let someone else try it is the preferred solution. Beth can't and won't clean up house to go back to Morrowind or Daggerfall days level of RPG, so screw 'em. If the popular pressure turns now to help accelerate this, then good.
     
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  18. Risewild

    Risewild Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Jun 14, 2014
    I would rather have Fallout being dropped completely now.
    Why have someone else making a new Fallout when that someone can just make their own IP from scratch with their own twist in it?
    Fallout is good, but it reached it's time. Let it rest in peace.
     
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  19. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    eh there's plenty more you could do with it. we're just so used to it doing nothing that it feels played out. see: star wars.

    it would be nice tho if they dropped fallout in favor of RAGE being their pa ip of choice. not that rage is good just that means no more bad fallout games.
     
  20. Risewild

    Risewild Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Jun 14, 2014
    I don't see anything that can be done with it that can't be done with a totally new IP. :shrug:

    Backstory is generic enough, the only thing it would gain from having the Fallout name, is brand recognition and previous constructed lore. A new company would have to get rid of stupid lore stuff to make Fallout worth it again, but by then why not make their own stuff? If they are going to make Fallout different from what it is now, why bother?