Bethesda talks Fallout: New Vegas

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by iii, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Yeah, Mitsoda's run with Obsidian wasn't a big success. He worked on one of their never-were projects and did a version of Alpha Protocol which has pretty much been canned by now (total project direction change: and people wonder why Sega got pissy)

    I think he's been gone from Obsidian for some time now, really.
     
  2. Tel Prydain

    Tel Prydain First time out of the vault

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    Apr 23, 2007
    I think that was due to pressure from Lucasarts, rather then something they wanted.
     
  3. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    No it doesn't.
     
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Yeah, it does.

    You're just being a bit of a dumbass, lately. But it's ok. We need those.

    :wink:
     
  5. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Begging won't bring you much I don't think. This is officially shut PR-wise right now, everything has to go through Bethesda for now. I was surprised Sawyer could confirm as much as him being lead :P
     
  6. 4too

    4too Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 30, 2003
    "... Accentuate The Positive ..."

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    Fixed?

    Well, what set of cheeks would one really wish to ... address?



    And BN if you be happy, I be happy. :ok:

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    4too
     
  7. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    That's because Lucas Farts forced an early release.

    http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2472531&pagenumber=1

    Read up on the story, it's some good stuff.
     
  8. cronicler

    cronicler Lurksalot

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    May 31, 2006
    Why am I getting so mixed up signals from this thing? About the only thing that was not copy pasted into the FO3 from older games was New Reno. and now we have New Vegas in the pipeline...

    Call me sceptic but this whole bunch doesn't really inspire confidence. It feels that B.soft tried to cook a new game out of New Reno and mangled it so badly that they had to admit it even to their own very very low standards.

    So here comes the Obsidian. I'm not sure, their track record is somewhat weird (based on my senses and tastes). Obsidian has been stuck on stories with pre-planned borders (Kotors) or stuck with having to make game that is also acceptable or not too complex for the kiddie generation. (Console kiddies, de_dust2 kiddies whatever.)

    On one hand they have a really creative side a bit bigger than Amazon Basin, on the other hand they always have to force that creations from a pinhole so that it is still bite sized and not too heavy for the current generation...

    Probably shackled by Bethesda directives. Shackled by the inconsistiencys of the basic story (Vegas is a desert. It is a friggin artificial place. No maintenance=Dead Vegas... 200+ years after the war we will probably see an Olympic Swimming Pool becouse its cool I guess..). Shackled by making a game for Consoles first, Pc last.

    We will see how much goodness they will still be able to create despite all these....
     
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well letz hope this time at least things will be better in the end.

    But I dont know. Obsidian alone doesnt make me worry. Its just when ever I hear the name Bethesda in realtion with "Fallout" that makes me shudder ... :shock:
     
  10. jfreund

    jfreund First time out of the vault

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    Jan 31, 2007
    Obsidian is perhaps the only active developer who could take on Fallout and do it justice. This has the potential to be the true sequel we've wanted for 10+ years. We all know, though, that potential =/= product. Hopefully Obsidian negotiated creative control as part of the deal.

    At the risk of re-treading a theme from Fallout 1 (and a botched one from 3), it would be easy to imagine that water is wealth in the post-apoc Nevada desert. Easy to utilize a Mad Max scenario with water replacing fuel. I think post-war Nevada is much more in line with Fallout than an urban area.

    If Beth truly is committed to multiple Fallout games into the future, perhaps the "spinoff" world will establish a series separate from Beth's bungle and show some faithfulness toward the originals. I wouldn't bet any money that it will happen, but it would be nice.
     
  11. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    No, it really doesn't. What it has the chance to be is Fallout 3 with good writing and improved gameplay. It's a step in the right direction but let's not call a canoe a carrier here.
     
  12. Ranne

    Ranne Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 15, 2008
    Calculated voidance of any predefined input parameters was bilaterally hypothesized to output a considerably more robust synergy plan. Why, didn't you get the memo?

     
  13. Xenophile

    Xenophile It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 18, 2007
    Yeah, but I think that was really all it was missing.. I know many here don't agree, but I enjoyed the visuals and the combat was ok, what I got let down on mostly was the story and the lack of depth to the locations. If they simple take the engine and craft a set of new locations with a good story and actually provide a bit more narrative to the locations you find, I think it will be quite a satisfying game.
     
  14. jero cvmi

    jero cvmi Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 8, 2008
    Ranne: Brand new siggy for me, thanks!

    On topic: This news about fallout1/2/Van Buren devs working on a fallout 3 spinoff is good.
    Fallout 3:Literacy. How bad can it be?
     
  15. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    But I still hope they will also tweak the gameplay. Story and writting are one part Fallout 3 is lacking. But the gameplay made it also possible to become a jack-of-all-trades. Which doesnt help in the enjoyment of a RPG much either if you ask me. For a brainless shooter yes, but a RPG should be rewarding, meaning that it should be at least sometimes really hard. Not always, but parts of it. If you know what I mean. What does it help to conquere this big fraeking armor, super plasma gun, or story twist if it doesnt feel like your character earned it? Trough a hard battle, or with its skill (like that he was able to use intelligence to discover a big lie etc.).
     
  16. Viliny

    Viliny Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 19, 2008
    I really hope they do a lot more.

    The animations amongst other things are in sore need for improvement.