Fallout 3 Bridge Crossing Video

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    A new HD gameplay video on GameVideos.com shows some gameplay elements, such as using stimpaks, hacking and the Rock-It-Launcher. Nothing new, but you can view it in more detail now. After showing the thinky method of hacking and using the Rock-It-Launcher in VATS, an "alternate method" is shown, in which the PC just blasts his way through in real time with a minigun.

    Thanks Ausir and Anani Masu.
     
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    I - for one - love the way the PC doesn't react in the slightest when getting shot during VATS cinematics.

    Well done indeed.

    Also, since this is HD it'd make a good source for additional screens. Anyone up for extracting them for us?

    PS: also, these are not good examples of alternative ways to handle things. You end up fighting in both cases.
     
  3. Anani Masu

    Anani Masu Still Mildly Glowing

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    May 16, 2008
    I guess this makes my post in the Fallout General section redundant. What's the proper method for bringing shit like this to the attention of someone with frontpage access?

    Anyway if this was a random encounter in Fallout 1/2 you would generally only have the fight/run options. Sneak by, fight or hack their turret against them doesn't seem too bad.
     
  4. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    The raider's AI proves that radioactive AI simply kicks ass.


    Jesus Christ...
     
  5. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    The usual way is to hit the "Contact us" link on the NMA front page, in which case all newsposters can see it, or if you're feeling lucky you can PM an individual newsposter.
     
  6. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Doesn't look like this encounter is random, though.
     
  7. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Well no, but that's because this is a scripted demo.

    That said, my comment on "this is not a good way of showing alternate methods" isn't saying it's not cool that you can shoot or hack, it's saying that if they want to show of alternate methods this is not the best situation. Talk/hack/sneak/fight would be the very minimum, to me.

    PS: I wonder if there are random encounter turrets. That'd be thilly.
     
  8. Anani Masu

    Anani Masu Still Mildly Glowing

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    May 16, 2008
    Yeah the random encounter system in fallout 3 sounds like it will be centered around very portable scenarios that can be dropped in various spots. A trader fighting off a pack of wild dogs is much more easily laid down than an entire raider mini base with auto turrets. Anyway I don't think this is something from Bethesda directly so you'll have to take your disagreement up with whatever 1up staffer made this video. Also tell him missing a cowering woman at close range like that is embarrassing.
     
  9. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Todd Howard always plays these public demos, and his aim is really quite bad, yes.
     
  10. Ranne

    Ranne Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 15, 2008
    Click to see in full resolution.



    EDIT: By the way, did you see the item list for the rock-it launcher (I feel dirty typing that)? Apparently, you can also decapitate your enemies with a pack of cigarettes...

    Bravo. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  11. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    There should be ways to do fairly good "puzzle-piece" slotting of encounters into the world. Each encounter has a certain area and adjusts to the elevation along the borders, maybe even dynamically placing some scenery to match the surroundings and mask the worst of the discontinuity. You could probably accommodate a raider base that way and more.
     
  12. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    You are the sex, Ranne, but those are too fuzzy for me to use.
     
  13. Ranne

    Ranne Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 15, 2008
    The video is "HD" in name only. It's low quality, 640x360.
     
  14. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004


    "Foolish mortal! That thing cannot harm me!"



    "Now I am close enough to eat your SOUL."
     
  15. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Oh dear...

    I think Per's gone into the deep end, fellas.

    PS: so I see, Ranne. Oh well.
     
  16. Vasara

    Vasara First time out of the vault

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    Jun 25, 2008
    Per: :clap:


    The AI really looks quite bad, very much like Oblivion. With all the fuss about "virtual lives", it seems like they forgot some of the NPCs are supposed to be able to fight. And in grand Bethsoft tradition, it looks like this game will feature many, many varieties of random crap.

    The ambient backing sounds nice, although I had to adjust the volume to uncomfortable levels to even hear it properly.
     
  17. Anani Masu

    Anani Masu Still Mildly Glowing

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    May 16, 2008
    I'm not entirely sure but it looks like when he pulls out a Big Gun (Rock It Launcher being the scrapheap big gun) the raider realizes she's outclassed and starts to cower in hopes of being spared and only starts fighting again when attacked.
     
  18. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Yes, that is so, I think Todd Howard pointed it out in one of the demos.
     
  19. the4thlaw

    the4thlaw It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 13, 2007
    I hate the way the teddy bears get shot from that gun completely vertical, with no spin at all

    when in reality you'd expect the bear to come flailing out, bits of stitching coming apart and fluff everywhere

    and with the coffee cups, I doubt they'd stay intact during the firing process and should fragment on the way out of that gun....

    they've put it in as a gimmick, a really sad gimmick
     
  20. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    The aperture of the Rock-It definitely looks smaller than most of what comes out of it.