Fallout 3 hits Steam

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck

    Dec 12, 2003
    You know, if they really HAD to make an FPS out of it, they could've at least made a good-looking one.

    Graphics are beyond dated (think Oblivion without the shine), the physics are appalling (HL1 level) and the animations are blocky and jumpy, worthy of a movie license game for the PS2. Shit, base it on the Crysis engine or something. If you're going to make shit, don't go for diarrhea.
  2. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    Hugh, awful metaphor...
  3. Mane

    Mane First time out of the vault

    Oct 12, 2008
    Ironically, considering the game seems about as complete as Oblivion, Beth has already said they have no plans to release a constuction set. I find it rather funny myself given how lackluster they typically churn out games expecting the fans to finish it I guess, but perhaps they were tired of how superior the unpaid fans additions were to their own company's additions.

    Then again anyone who's played Mount and Blade and sampled it's combat system designed comparitively in a basement when put beside Beth's studio backed production should already have low expectations of Beth.

    Everyone pretty much does that now. I think it's an easy way to get them to make sure they have drivers for your game ready. Considering how patchwork all PCs are today I imagine it takes a lot of consideration of who has what in their box to make sure there are as few conflicts as possible.

    The arc for fallout was pretty low though, you were fighting for your life in a wasteland under a time crunch. You could gain in skill, but they made it hard to change stats, which is something I appreciated.

    Realistically in the setting you were lucky if your stats didn't lower once you left the conditions of the vault. Odds are you wound up malnourished and suffered lack of sleep and weren't really spending time in the wasteland gym attempting to raise your strength. As opposed to games where you wander around freestyle and do whatever whenever.

    Most roleplaying games actually have their roots in choosing stats at character creation and sticking with them. You may gain skills and become better at doing things with experience, but do you really ever get smarter? You may I suppose get stronger, but even body builders have limits to growth and spend so much time at it to stay at that level and maintain that level that it would be unrealistic to expect that kind of devotion and still have time to other things that the game is there for you to do. Learning through experience is great in role playing games, but I kind of shy away from the idea of changing who you are at the core.

    God, Ninja sounds so gay.

    The idea of the fallout boy in black with a mask I'm sure will accompany it sickens me.

    Vampires and Ninjas, what I look for in every post apocalyptic game.
  4. TheRatKing

    TheRatKing Vault Dweller

    Oct 7, 2008
    Well in Fallout you had the silent death perk, which had the vault boy in black with a mask (sort of).
  5. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    That's not really what they've said.

    Why would they be? They <s>profit</s> benefit from it.
  6. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
  7. dirtbag

    dirtbag It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 11, 2004
    Yeah, Mount & Blade truly shines over Fallout 3 any time.
    Hell, it even have better graphics and physics...
    The AI is not the best, but in comparison... Hahaha, M&B has
    probably better AI than Fallout 3... Haha!
    It's no RPG however, it's a medieval battle simulator.
  8. TF

    TF First time out of the vault

    Jan 6, 2005

  9. Ureshi

    Ureshi It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 23, 2007
    I dont know if im wrong.. but the: VDSG VTB-001-13

    Is The Manual for Vault 13 or all the vaults have the same code in the survivals guides? :P

    like print and shipment code

    if it is like this then the number has to be VDSG VTB-001-101

    sorry for my english i cant explain well............. :cry: