Eurogamer previews Fallout 3

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Sander, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Actually junkevil, I was commenting on Fallout 3 being a true RPG ;)

    Actually Reverend-Mauser, there 122 Vaults built throughout the US.
  2. Mungrul

    Mungrul First time out of the vault

    Jul 4, 2007
    Kieron's good people, but even he has stains on his career; he's responsible for the PC Gamer UK review of Deus Ex Invisible War, where he scored it at 92%.

    He also believes that Bioshock is a truly great game and has been openly critical of the recent community backlash surrounding it.

    If anything, I think he's probably just a bit of a Looking Glass / Specter fanboy.

    So as long as he's not reviewing a title that has a passing relationship to those, he's pretty reliable.
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    What recent community backlash? Link?

    Also, journalists tend to be forgiving fanboys. It's sad when it's just a matter of finding a review from someone who isn't a fanboy of this particular developer/studio.
  4. Mungrul

    Mungrul First time out of the vault

    Jul 4, 2007
    Here's the Link to Kieron's defense of Bioshock in the face of the backlash.
    As for the backlash itself, have a tool around over on TTLG.
    I think it's pretty obvious that the guys over there didn't appreciate Bioshock, seeing it as a dumbed down successor to System Shock 2.
    They're also fairly critical of the slew of 9/10 - 10/10 scores garnered on the game by the press.
    And let's face it, the press did go more than a little crazy over this game. As KG himself admits, a backlash was inevitable.
  5. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    It probably makes me an intolerant and elitist asshole but I kind of like the idea...
  6. Bodybag

    Bodybag Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 7, 2008
    You can spit in the punk's cake? That's brilliant.

    I'm surprised no one drew up a parallel between that segment and the Bethesda vs NMA meme yet 8-)
  7. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    What meme?

    And I see no parallel.

  8. Ohhh shit...................
  9. junkevil

    junkevil It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 20, 2007
    i assume he means that they are spitting in one of your favorite cakes. the fallout cake. hopefully it wasn't that one with the bloody mess trait image frosted on. (my fallout cake would be one that had a martial artist type character with the jinxed trait and theres some raiders trying to shoot him, but they keep dropping their guns and shit...) anyways, i still don't know of any meme surrounding nma vs bethsoft, but i'm curious.
  10. KBKarma

    KBKarma First time out of the vault

    Apr 26, 2008
    No idea either.

    The preview seemed sypathetic, if wistful. Keiron seemed like he liked it, but that there were parts that just didn't gel.

    Also, that getting born part should SURELY get parents and/or Jack Thompson up in arms.

    I'll withhold my judgement on the game for now, and wait till someone I know recommends it.

    Or, y'know, someone here.
  11. Plissken

    Plissken It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 5, 2007
    I liked Deus Ex: Invisible War. I thought it was a great game in terms of story. Sure, alot of the RPG elements were knocked out but the story was so great that I never really had a problem with it.

    I really liked how JC Denton seemed like a hero in the first game, but now in the second they make it seem like he's gone crazy and just one of the many ideologies that are trying to take control.
  12. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    Yeah, I liked DXIW too, specially considering I didn't pay a cent for it and that I wasn't a fan of the series to begin with...
  13. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    Just to clarify this, Morbus got the game for free on a popular Portuguese gaming magazine dvd covermount, just like me.
  14. Section8

    Section8 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 6, 2003
    Let me guess, in the following issues, a game published by Eidos was given a glaringly positive review though it may or may not have deserved it? ;)
  15. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 7, 2008

    INDUSTRY suggests that it's all about money.
    Imagine you're some 'journalist' and you have a wife and a kid and a house to pay off and a car or two and and and...
    AAAAAAAAAnd some Bethesda douche comes and asks you to... make them look better for... let's call it... a small private donation.

    What would you do? Whom do you love more? Your family? Fallout? Bethesda? Money...? :deal:
  16. Simeon

    Simeon First time out of the vault

    Oct 7, 2007
    I'd kick the bethesda rep in the balls, write a truthful review, get fired, then go be some profession with more dignity associated with it than game journalist, like a proctologist or something.
  17. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 7, 2008
    I just remembered that game journalists don't have wives, therefore no children.
  18. Lich

    Lich Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Dec 23, 2004
    Turn based combat have value when you have team, to avoid shoot on back by your friend in fog of war. This could happend often in narrow corridors, anyway such team could stuck when just walk trough ruins labitynth (or for example when you go to street dead end, and want return but team block your way back and trap you forever) This could be solved by online mode, where your team members are other players.

    When play single person, such combat style make troubles i mean walk ten meters and stop for battle. In 2D game system work, but 3D game its different, its not chessboard but quick action. Anyway usual tactic is shoot and hide. With good AI probably every monsters will hide so you could make only shit.
  19. lewdvig

    lewdvig First time out of the vault

    Apr 29, 2008
    I could have lived with a KoTOR like real time system. You had to think fast, but cue commands seemed to work very well.

    Oh well. I'll be picking up F3 on launch day regardless and I suppose I will know then.