CVG Fallout "5"'s wishlist

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    CVG has penned one of those popular features wishlist articles for the successor of Fallout: New Vegas, which they call "Fallout 5". The features listed in the article won't come out exactly as a surprise, but here's a snippet anyway:<blockquote>We want deep customisation for our vehicles, then, but we also want it to be extended everywhere else.

    In Fallout, customisation has been defined more by the items you pick up on your travels rather than being able to actually tweak character traits and appearance to your liking directly.

    We want to have more control over our face (doesn't everyone?). There are plenty of games in the world with really sophisticated character customisation suites and, if you ask us, being able to tweak every eyebrow hair only serves to make you feel more connected to your character and, therefore, the game as well.

    It can be taken further than threads and bone structure though, customisation shouldn't end when you leave the creation station.

    We've always felt that the Fallout Karma system could be a little less stark and - in a related way - the dialogue mechanic could be more complex.

    We'd like to be able to craft our character's personality and the way he or she is perceived through both our words and our actions. While Fallout has always had different dialogue options pointing towards different personality traits, none of them really seem to have that much lasting effect.

    Maybe it's just that folk in a post-apocalyptic world have to be more understanding (radioactive times are hard) but it seems you have to nuke a town before its inhabitants will look at you with a burning glare. Burning for two reasons.

    We'd like interaction systems to be more subtle and more significant at the same time. </blockquote>Thanks, GameBanshee
     
  2. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    So basically they want more options so they can dress their virtual dolls more which helps them to larp throughout the game?
    The only valid point is the one with the more complex dialog system, although this is very vague and they don't go into detail...
     
  3. Blazerfrost

    Blazerfrost First time out of the vault

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    May 30, 2007
    Wasn't Oblivion supposed to have this already? And didn't Ultima and Arcanum already do this? They talk about this as if it's some new super tech that has never been done before.
     
  4. Jabu

    Jabu It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 5, 2008
    As much as has been maligned about the poor state of video game journalism ad nauseam, these sorts of articles act as a constant reminder of how the complaints are absolutely valid. And CVG isn't some dinky little private blog.

    This is middle school (if that) level writing. The topic is potentially interesting, but most of the ideas boil down to wanting more, bigger and better without proposing solutions or alternatives. Better graphics, more customization, more world sensitivity etc. It's entirely uninspired and lazy. edit:And the complaints about facial customization are really scrapping the bottom of the barrel. The new Fallout's have just about as much character creation (well the face anyway) tools as most other RPGs, arguably more than Mass Effect were personalization plays a bigger role as your interactions are more active.

    Wasn't there some reason in the original Fallouts why there were (almost) no working cars around? Even the Highwayman was modified.
     
  5. babadook

    babadook Lived Through the Heat Death
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    Apr 2, 2005
    I can see vehicles being a fun element (thinking mad max) but unless the wasteland get to play another/more important role it could also just turn into to another mini-game-esque gta riddled with bugs.
     
  6. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Karma is bullshit. This crapy stuff should be dropped totally. Makes no sense that I do something somewhere and in the next moment everyone knows I am evil or a godchild.

    Reputation system is the way to go, nothing else. Of course, it gets more complicated then, but it's better than Karma in any possible way.
     
  7. drawnacrol

    drawnacrol It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 5, 2010
    You never saw your face in Fallout unless you went into Vats and that specific camera angle came up. For something like ME/DA2 facial appearance was very important but its been largely pointless in the last 2 games unless they introduce a voiced character in the new game. I always had a hat and glasses on aswell.
     
  8. requiem_for_a_starfury

    requiem_for_a_starfury So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 3, 2003
    You never saw your face in Fallout full stop. Oh wait you don't actually mean Fallout do you, but one of the sequels/spinoffs but how are we meant to know which one? :roll:
     
  9. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 12, 2010
    I'm guessing you don't know there was a third person view and you could do a complete 360 swing of the camera around your character. It even has zoom! What wonders!

    Edit: Please remove the double post. That was a complete mistake on my part.
     
  10. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 10, 2011
    "And then we can like dress them up and make them look like us and give them little funny hats and they can explode cars they drive and the graphics will be epic and it'll be lulz."

    There, that's the article summed up so you don't have to read it. I just saved you all five minutes.
     
  11. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    The Player's eyes should be microscopes!

    No, wait, telescopes!

    No, no , no, PERISCOPES!

    Can you come back to me? I'm the average video game fan and have no idea what makes games good!
     
  12. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    Sweet Moses.

    Stopped reading there, don't want to boil.
     
  13. brfritos

    brfritos Humma Kavulaaaaaaa

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    Sep 8, 2009
    Wait until you read the entire article and see the wonderful idea of re-introducing vehicles in FO5.

    Sweet Moses indeed. :roll:
     
  14. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 10, 2011
    Bethesda is already doing that. It's called "Rage".
     
  15. lisac2k

    lisac2k Vault Senior Citizen
    Modder

    Oct 26, 2004
    Yes, distinguished comments galore, just like the article that sparked them. I reckon they belong together. Let's see... Ah, one of the many very insightful posters around there:

    Fallout Online is not a squeal! You heard it, people! Interplay is maybe sparse on information regarding this issue, but it has leaked!

    Hold on, hold on... maybe there's more proven facts you would like to know about games these days? How about:
    Indeed, the article and the comments belong together.
     
  16. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The more complex dialog system" sounds like the only good idea, but the way they word it is just vague, Vehicles are not such a bad idea, but they would require a lot of work for them to be something more than a super speed option, the more customizable facial customization is just something really superfluous, having a cyberdoll, go play Sims?
     
  17. grayx

    grayx It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 3, 2008
    How far have we come from original one... Now, Oblivion, Skyrim and Rage are normal to mention along side with Fallout game...

    *imaginary spitting on the floor*

    Maybe it's me, but i have noticed that angry devs, generally, are making games that i like. A lot.

    I would like angry devs.

    Please.
     
  18. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Dunno. Always wanted to have tattoos and piercings in New Vegas. Too bad no one is making them and is busy making anime hair mods and HH-cup tit mods.
     
  19. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    ^I think there are tatoo races mods. I use one that adds the tribal tatoos as a playable race.
     
  20. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    I want to play F3 created by Troika and a boat and a house in Vietnam and the continuation of Project Orion and I want my ex gf back into my life and a glass of good red wine.