Any games like Fallout?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by krigger, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. RPGenius

    RPGenius Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 10, 2005
    Sorry, heard about it from a E3 report, and figured that something shown at E3 would be fairly new news to folks. Apologies.
     
  2. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    I know the confusion was cleared up, just pointing out some really important points.

    The ability to really "role-play" through a game means that your actions will have consequences, which will ideally later affect the story and setting in turn, allowing for you to play through a variety of ways. And not just in the simple triumvirate BioWare feebly fails at of "Combat/Steal/Talk", which is what this moron BARELY touched.

    Unfortunately, it promises far less role-playing as the average BioWare game, quite possibly less depending if they can further afford to host the crappy forum, since the index.html was too expensive for them to maintain. A nice Netfirms error is all that remains of the "website". Hell, I know they were financially doomed when they couldn't hire a decent writer to take SeanyD's cock out of his own mouth so his descriptions wouldn't sound lisped and unintelligible.

    So if he isn't going to try for RP quality anywhere near BioWare's and tries to attribute his claims to it, then his claims aren't going to be entertained aside from the occasional amused (but far from impressed) snicker. It's not as if whipping the pants off of BioWare is really that hard, when Jeff Vogel at Spiderweb Software and a couple hundred NWN toolkit designers could manage to avoid the levels of suck inherent to their games, except for the shitty NWN toolkit's limitations and still craptacular integrity.

    Not unless they got rid of the "Realltime plus pause" (sic) they want to claim "classic" with, which infers TB P&P Combat. And I didn't know they were ripping off Fallout as badly as GameDev. Again. Yet it wouldn't surprise me that they have to poll to see how they should develop. I say "they", because I don't know whom else SeanyD has "hired on" as a PR guy to do their best with the half-ass concept of the game, who was used as a fall-guy when people said the game wasn't really worth anyone's time to even read about. (Except for humor, of course!)

    *snickers* I've read better FFVII shit-fic than SeanyD's imbecilic "design doc". Really, this "game" has "SHIT" written all over it so completely, not even SeanyD's presence in the forum could deter the RPGCodex folks from arguing about obviously more interesting things such as world population in the future, and that "The Omega Project" is doing everything many suck vaporware titles try as well, a name change.

    In the same thread, on the same note, it appears that SeanyD's e-mail has gone the same way as his website (except for the forums).

    And now the most quatable thing about this piece of shit title, ever:

    don_tomaso: "yeah its kind of hard to come uo with a name, except for som cliches, when you dont really know what the game is about. "

    The only ones who would know more than you would be the "developers", who are fucking clueless. And supposedly have a design doc, but you couldn't tell that with the "and um...this layer has stuff, too..." type of descriptions put to their "press releases", which makes it obvious they were looking for filler if that crap was used instead of a far better description.
     
  3. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Errr... welcome back?
     
  4. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    I posted my reasons elsewhere, but yeah, back.

    On an update...looks like someone got sulky, or the host cut access as the bandwidth quota was used from five people looking at the site at the same time, but now it looks like "the omega" for The Omega Project. Apropos name, since it now looks dead with a "403 Forbidden" to a few people across the world.

    EDIT: Now it seems to be happening randomly. Charming. :D
     
  5. cosma_sebastian

    cosma_sebastian First time out of the vault

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    Aug 6, 2005
    Anyone played Lionheart:Legacy of the Crusader?
    It's almost like Fallout but different age.
    Some pics here.
     
  6. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Anyone play Daikatana? It's almost like Half Life, but different age.
     
  7. Cycloptis

    Cycloptis First time out of the vault

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    Jun 23, 2006
    Forlorn World seems to be really interesting, although there wouldn't appear to be nearly enough information to make a judgement on its depth of role-playing.

    When that day comes, I look forward to hearing the opinions of the glorious posters on this glorious, glorious site.
     
  8. Stock

    Stock Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 17, 2005
    There's a shortage of non-linear games. If anyone could compile a small list of the best non-linear games (except Fallout 1&2 of course), I'd be pleased.
     
  9. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Arcanum, Geneforge, Geneforge II, Geneforge III, Gothic, Gothic II. Those are the only non-linear post-2000 CRPGs I can presently think of.
     
  10. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Thought I'd contribute something: Transarctica. A bit heavy to play, and slow-paced, but with an interesting world, history and, dammit, in how many games can you command a military TRAIN?
     
  11. apokalypze

    apokalypze First time out of the vault

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    Feb 20, 2004
    New games like Fallout?

    Hi there!
    I've been away from computer games in general for quite some time now and because of that I've lost track of pretty much everything that goes on in the computer gaming world nowadays, which leads me to my question:

    What post-apocalyptic RPG's (or similar games for that matter) are in development at the moment and are there any recently released ones I've missed that are worth playing?
    I'd appreciate any help you could give me.

    //apo
     
  12. TheSHEEEP

    TheSHEEEP It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jan 22, 2007
    Fallout 3 ... o.o... (well, some here are still hoping it will become a RPG, right, Dweller? :P )
     
  13. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 15, 2003
    Re: New games like Fallout?

    I don't know how PA you can call it,it's however set in the underground due to the sun disapperaing and making the world inhabitable...(so I suppose it's PA)
    It's not truely an RPG either,but it does allow some freedom in your roaming,you can fish in it,you can make bread or add apples to it to make an apple pie and so on.(and the gameworld is at least as living as MW,just look at the little girl the first time you reach that place and in your chat with her,she'l feel more real than any MW character ever did)
    The story still plays out as an action adventure though....
    If you don't mind any of those,you might want to try Arx fatalis.(which I liked for what it was...)

    Another possible game might be Omikron:the nomad soul aka The nomad soul...I haven't yet played far into it,but it had a nice feeling to it.(more of a Blade runner feel over it though)
    It's also more of an action adventure,but has a big world and a nice feeling of being forced into living there...(another thing that you shouldn't dislike is that is has a consolefeeling to it,so you can only save at certain points along the way)

    The original Gothic has a lot of PA in it,due to the despair,the atmosphere in the world...
    Gothic2 hasn't got a lot of it,but think of a PA world when everything starts to go back to what it was and it still works.
    Gothic3 is just a big game which was -IMHO- overdone,rather than keep to the original games they tried to just make it bigger and more open than the previous (which they succeeded in,just like they did with 2 compared to 1) but like the difference between 1 and 2,they forgot to keep the feeling.(2 is good and big and since it's bigger it works,just like FO2 compared to 1,but they lost all the soul with three,sure,you're more free,sure the world is a lot bigger,but why should you run around in this uninteresting world?)
    I think it sucks more than MW,but that's because I expected more of Gothic3 than I got...overall I'd rather run around it it than I'd want to run around in MW.(but liking the previous two as much as I have,the big,uninteresting clickfest it has turned into just bores me....)
     
  14. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    May 5, 2006
    Never under any curium stances by or play GROUND ZERO its is sought of fallout is by being PA but it rely has no story line bad graphics an most of all they charge you £5 to play a half developed game.
     
  15. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    I suggest anyone looking for a Fallout/like game, find Shadowrun for the SNES. It has a isometric style view, but with no post apoc. It's more cyber punk than anything.
     
  16. Von Drunky

    Von Drunky Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Mar 10, 2007
    The concept behind Shadowrun was great but the game play gets boring after a while. Arcanum is by far the closes i have gotten to fallout like experience. Its actully made better, But Fallout just happend to have a more intresting/orginal enveriment. Has anyone played the New Reno txt based RPG?
     
  17. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 15, 2003
    I never could get into Arcanum,just like I never could get into BG...and even if IWD is just a dumbed down version of the latter,I liked it more than BG...

    Where can you find the New Reno textbased RPG? (Never heard of it AFAIK...is it a MUD,or?)
     
  18. Von Drunky

    Von Drunky Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Mar 10, 2007
    I could never get into BG either guess i was never much for all those DnD games. Acranum is different plus i think its really raceshall like the different races orcs, human and gnomes represt stereo types from our society. As for the Reno txt based you can check it out here http://www.polarhome.com:793/~newreno/


    what is IWB?
     
  19. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 15, 2003
    Thx for the link,seems it's down now (at least for me) will check it out later.

    I'll have to give Arcanum another shot some time...might just have been in the wrong mood or so...

    IWD=Icewind Dale.(more or less a pure hack'n'slash)
     
  20. Prodaytrader

    Prodaytrader First time out of the vault

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    Apr 2, 2007
    Lively topic...I must have struck a chord. I will definatly check into some of these links and see what I can play. I have played Arcanum as well as Wasteland and although Wasteland pales in comparison to todays games, I still insist on benchmarking my gaming experiences to Wasteland. I had more fun playing that game then any other game ever. Partly because I was 15 at the time and partly because pc games where so new at the time, but I still have fond memories of that game and wonder why those type games havent been more popular. How fun would a MMO be in a Mad Max universe? But then again, I probably own every movie in the same setting. Being such a primal instict that everyone on this planet shares, why do we not have more sole or near sole survivor games? At any rate, I did attempt to play wasteland a few months back and couldnt bring myself to it. The game truely sucks compared to today and I would rather keep my memories then ruin them by trying to recreate them on the same game.

    So Fallout 2 seems to be the defacto game with Fallout Tactics falling to the way side. I havent played tactics in so long that I cant really recall if the game play was worth playing. I guess not since I cant recall. So the question is, is there no mods for Fallout 2 worth playing? Would these mods include any graphics updates as well?

    STALKER has been released to whomever was asking about that earlier but since I dont care for FPS I havent tried it. A friend said it was a good though. Also, I have heard that they are hiring for Fallout 3 which is in the pre-production stages now. I'm sure this is old news to this forum though.

    I found a copy of The Fall so I'll let you know how that is as well.