Fallout 3 nominated for WGA award

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    ^ You just had to ruin it to us, didn't you?
     
  2. José Cruz

    José Cruz First time out of the vault

    69
    Nov 24, 2008

    I had noticed that the term writing was not very defined. A think that the dialogue in the game is not bad, it has some "[intelligence] Ah, so you fight the good fight with your voice, eh?" moments, but the dialogue is generally decent, and good in some parts. It is inferior to the original games, but not much.

    The plot is not that bad, the basic idea of a technology that can transform the wasteland into something better is good. It was executed badly: with the technology of purifying water, since water can be purified with dirt. Beth needed to do some research on some interesting technology to make a better plot.
     
  3. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    Examples please.


    Dude, I really started to believe that Jesus is a virus! My hopes are gone now...
     
  4. Ixyroth

    Ixyroth Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    303
    Jul 18, 2008
    The sad thing is, Fallout 3 should easily win this award given the other nominees. What a bunch of fickwits. Having the gall to call yourselves writers and then forming a guild to boot. Guilds are so 1300s.
     
  5. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Dun' stop believin' :lol:
     
  6. TyloniusFunk

    TyloniusFunk It Wandered In From the Wastes

    130
    Nov 19, 2008
    Writing credits... pffff. And Braid is the best writing of the year.
     
  7. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Seriously, this I really can't understand.
    With the exception of "Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble!" which I don't know, none of these games had stories to talk about.
    In fact a lot of games recently released have much of a story at all, some reason to keep you busy but nothing that involves plot development and plot twists.

    If they want stories in games they should check out adventures as those mostly focus on storytelling.

    That doesn't mean RPGs or an action game can't have a good storyline, but again, these are very bad examples.
     
  8. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    Writing...So, Fallout 3 is nominated and GTA IV isn't ? Right...
     
  9. Gentlemen

    Gentlemen Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    384
    Sep 24, 2008
    My atheist sense is tinglin'.
     
  10. moyogo

    moyogo Guest

    DHSGiT has some clever writing actually. It's not some mind blowing story, just funny. Idk what their criteria is, but it looks like a really weak pool.

    Shouldn't the second STALKER be in here? Or something...
     
  11. Kashrlyyk

    Kashrlyyk It Wandered In From the Wastes

    172
    Oct 18, 2004
    STALKER is not made in America.
     
  12. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Neither is The Witcher and it was nominated last year.
     
  13. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    Ohh yeah! They choose only american games?

    No wonder why the list is such a disgrace.


    No offence USAshans! I still love your cars :)
     
  14. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    STALKER and GTA IV's developers probably are not WGA members....Maybe the STALKER guys are, but CS doesn't have any credit for writing/screenplay, unless you count "texts"
     
  15. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    I don't think The Witcher devs are WGA members either and they were nominated last year.
     
  16. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Impossible:
    At the time scripts were submitted, the credited game writer(s) must have been or must have applied to become members of the WGA’s Videogame Writers Caucus.
     
  17. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    I asked The Witcher lead story designer and they indeed had to join the WGA to apply.
     
  18. mountaingoat

    mountaingoat First time out of the vault

    79
    Oct 30, 2008
  19. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hell, why not the GECK as they made it up to be?

    Dad/James wants to create the GECK as Braun had imagined it, a terraforming device that can turn the wasteland green, not just the tool kit containing seeds, schematics and programs to unlock more Vault manufacturing protocols.

    Braun had intended this think to be the device that would recreate a portion of the world from before the War but never made it, or perhaps did make only one.

    Dad and the scientists of Rivet City want to continue on the terraform technology, using it to make the region green again and are building a complex that can expand its power so the effect is not localized.

    Eden/Augustus on its turn want the GECK and the complex too but modify the technology slightly so that it will kill all 'mutants' who haven't taken shelter when the machine is turned on, only those at the Jefferson memorial, Raven Rock and any Vault would survive.
     
  20. Ulysses

    Ulysses It Wandered In From the Wastes

    157
    Oct 31, 2008
    This contest seems rigged from the get go, heh.