Bethesda to buy another IP?

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Don't you have some favourite games to count down somewhere or something.

    I don't know. Imagine them grabbing and changing a license that a whole bunch of other people really care about but we don't give a fuck about. Then we can stand on the sidelines and nod sagely and go, "Yeah, who's the crazy ones now." In fact I'd sort of enjoy that.
  2. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    So would i :drunk:
  3. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Thank you Per, you really cheered me up.

    Me to former fans "Don't see it as a violent change, see it as an evolution of the series. Face it, the old series was dead, Bethesda not only saved it, they improved it! Its innovation at work!"
  4. banzairun

    banzairun First time out of the vault

    Jan 30, 2009
    I feel like I'm going to be crucified for being one of the people here who really likes Fallout 3.

    If EA ever sold any of the licenses they have burning in that mass grave, I would think Ultima would be the most recognizable name to revive. Of course, me personally... I'd rather have Car Wars / Autoduel.

    Whatever became of Bard's Tale, anyway?
  5. zenbitz

    zenbitz First time out of the vault

    Dec 18, 2008
    ZORK? I played 'Adventure' on VIC-20
  6. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    They made a "remake" using the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance formula.

    It didn't do well.
  7. Spoonfeed

    Spoonfeed It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 3, 2008
    Played it, but wasn't that fun if you ask me, mainly just tedious dungeoncrawl after the other.
  8. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 6, 2008
    I have the perfect motto for Bethesda.

    "I Am Become Death; Destroyer Of Worlds"
  9. stefix

    stefix First time out of the vault

    Jan 14, 2008
    lets help bethesda and make a list of games (IPs) for them to buy.
    here is my first choices:
    * tetris
    * pac man
    * pong
    * SOLITAIRE :)
  10. Morbid

    Morbid First time out of the vault

    Aug 4, 2008
    But Sierra dont use this licence anymore (i mean there isn't any plan to make Arcanum sequel), so i think bethshit can purchase it with no problem. Correct me if im wrong:/
  11. Bodybag

    Bodybag Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 7, 2008
    Man, this thread is precious. I can't wait to see everyone's reaction when they find out it's actually X-Com.
  12. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Why bother? The first place is already firmly reserved for the upcoming FPS (fluffy pussy shooter) Halo Kitty!
  13. BloodyPuppy

    BloodyPuppy Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Nov 18, 2008
    The thought crossed my mind, but I didn't really want to consider that as a possibility for my own mental health.
  14. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    X-Com with V.A.T.S.

    I can see it.
  15. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    When is that damn asteroid coming? I am still waiting for it.

    What has given Bethesda the idea that they are actually geniuses with reviving old franchises?

    Fallout 3 was a combination of overdone hyped, manipulated journalists, and tactics of 'silencing' the old guard by presenting them as backwards cavemen.

    That doesn't mean that trick works every time.
  16. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    Actually yeah, that's pretty much what it means.

    Also, X-Com already had Enforcer. Then again, Fallout already had BoS.
  17. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Well you are often right BN,

    I guess another possible game whose true greatness lives on in memories.
  18. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Maybe the game they're working on with the Enemy Territory guys is an X-Com sequel made into a tactical shooter?
  19. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    It's about time Bethsda breathed new life into some of these musty, staid old titles.

    A lot of games need more immersion.

    Who the fuck wants to wait the turn and think? That's so last gen.

    Let's face it, chess has always been too smart for it's own good. It needs a developer like Bethesda to make it more marketable.
    I beleive 'streamline' is Pete's term for it. Get rid of that archaic, rigid rules system, and replace it with something more fun!
    Power-ups with cha-ching sounds. A lot of kids are put off by the movement limitations of the different pieces, so that will have to be revamped. Add some gory head asplosions, some bloom, hire William Shatner to narrate the action. Boom. GOTY.
  20. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007

    i can see it now. each move consists of a boring yet mandatory copy/pasted dungeon crawl.