New Fallout 3 concept art

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, May 22, 2007.

  1. fatfattymcfat

    fatfattymcfat First time out of the vault

    Aug 15, 2006
    I didn't notice it until those crappy blow-ups were done.

    But, doesn't the posing of those soldiers seem like a clear reference to Abu Ghraib? Not sure how I feel about this, except that it bodes well for a Fallout 3 filled with cultural reference and criticism.
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Huh. Looks like it's just an empty motorbiker's helmet

    You might want to check up on what Googie is, again, to realise Fallout 1's intro Corvega is googie, not to mention almost all billboards/signs in the game.

    The house architecture tended to be art deco.
  3. infinityDUCK

    infinityDUCK First time out of the vault

    Sep 17, 2005
    I was hoping that the first reply was meant to be sarcastic. Unfortunately, it wasn't. So I just have to say...

    Good LORD what is wrong with you people?!?

    Like all of you, I have been waiting for Fallout 3 ever since I finished Fallout 2. I've been browsing these forums for a while, catching all the latest updates and rumors. For a long time I was just as nervous as many of you, hoping that Bethesda can pull off a quality Fallout game. But reading these forums is becoming more and more unbearable. I'm constantly amazed at the capacity for pompousness, ungratefulness, and snobbery that my fellow Fallout fans are capable of.

    Bethesda, by all media accounts and interviews, is dead-set on releasing Fallout 3. The developers acknowledge the fact that they do read forums like this one and consider the suggestions and concerns raised. Many of the developers seem to be Fallout fans as well, and hope to live up to the very high expectations this game has. So six months before the very earliest possible date of release, they decide to share some of the concept art with everyone. How nice! It should be wonderful to see some of the images used in the very early stages of development to inspire and generate ideas for the designers.

    And what's the response? It's not Fallout enough.

    The first image is a generic barren wasteland. Not Fallout enough. The second shows the US Capitol, bombed out and in disrepair. Nope, not Fallout. The third picture is of a ruined city with a derelict aircraft carrier being used as shelter. Nuh uh, not Fallout enough. And now concept art number four is released: a very 1950's-esque junk town with its inhabitants standing proudly over the body of what looks like a mutant or soldier. Guess what? Not Fallout enough!

    It's concept art. It's what the developers use in the early stages of production for inspiration, that's all. It's not a screenshot. I can't help but laugh at the people who are making guesses about the game's perspective based on these. Let me clue you in on something: you are idiots. (Too slow! Apparently in the time it took me to compose this some people have already made this clear. Thank you!)

    All of you, just... chill out. Relax. Sit back and wait two weeks and see if Bethesda gives us something more substantial to play with. Then you can start making wild speculations and baseless conclusions all over again. Me, I have faith that Fallout 3 is going to be the best game I play all year, even if it isn't an isometric-perspective game with the exact same style and mechanics of the first two. In fact, I really don't think I would enjoy a game that's too much like FO1 and 2. I want the series to evolve, not recycle.

    But I do expect Harold to make an appearance. That's one thing I demand.
  4. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    I get real tired of trolls real quick. Banned.
  5. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Frankly, I thought this concept art was real nice. It's quality is horrible in terms of clarity but overall, the things there are nice. The town reminds me of junktown or even some of the locales in Mad Max (the sentries posted by the sign remind me of the oil town in Road Warrior? (sorry, it's been a while since I saw them)

    What I think is cool is the appearance that characters will really scavenge for their clothes as the dead character shows. However, the four buddies in the foreground really don't mesh well with me.

    Overall, I think some of the new guys on this site are too eager to say "bethesda sux0rs!"
  6. dev

    dev Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 25, 2004
    this dead guy must be Shaquille O'Neal or sth, he is damn big

    and for sure this is the most falloutish concept at thistime, but still not perfect

    but i like it, really it gave me HOPE
  7. God is Dog backwards

    God is Dog backwards Mildly Dipped

    Jul 25, 2003
    Agre with InfinityDUCK to an extent - we, as FO fans, have a justified right to be concerned, given the FO licence's rocky time, Interplay's lack of care for it (shipping it out to the highest bidder, FOBOS), and all that.

    On the other hand, there's really nothing horribly wrong with the concept arts. This latest one I'd say was pretty good. Seriously, compare it to how FOBOS was done and promoted, and we're on substantially better ground. So far, Bethsoft are on the right track - not there, but getting there.
    The only concern I have from what we know, is the music, but there's only one track so far.
  8. Autoduel76

    Autoduel76 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    May 14, 2007
    I did care to pay attention to it.

    You are saying that Googie doesn't belong in the Fallout universe?
  9. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    i'm all for a Junktown look, but this aint it.

    btw, that has to be the worst tactical place for an M2 i've ever seen in my life. you can be pretty much garanteed that the gunner will be the first to buy the farm if someone attacks.
  10. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    I thought the (what looks to be a) car wall along the left side of the image was reminiscent of what was found there.
  11. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    That's exacly what I'm talking about. Proportions. Buildings in art deco and minor details like bilboards/signs and some of the cars in Googie.

    They had to do almost everything in Googie, of course.
  12. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    The right-hand building is vaguely style-less.

    If it's a strip mall, the overemphasis of googie over deco makes sense
  13. aries369

    aries369 Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 2, 2007
    eh --- that wasn't what I meant. Sorry about that :(

    Let me clarify my statement then. I know, of course, that Fallout is not all about bright sparkling colours, and owes a lot of its ambience to the setting and the architechture from the 1950's.
    I just thought that I didn't need to mention this --- since this seems to a presupposition when talking about Fallout.

    But yes, I do like the archetecture in Fallout, also the buildings etc. in this picture. I especially like the images in the picture's left side as this clearly says 'fallout' to me. Maybe it's the Satellite or the bent thingie with the oval thingie (sign). Or maybe it is the sixwheeled car. Or maybe it is just thw whole setting ---

    and the contrast between the Raiders --- and what they just did ---and the bright, sparkling colors...

    that make me think of Fallout...

    when I see this picture.
    (the new concept art for Fallout 3)
  14. Mad Max RW

    Mad Max RW Mildly Dipped

    Jan 12, 2004
    It's safer to be overly critical and hope Bethesda tries to compensate rather than let them feel they can do whatever they want to the Fallout license. Remember, we killed Tactics and FOBOS through word of mouth.

    That said, there are some things I do like. The concept art we've seen so far isn't bad. Far from it. But they can easily do better. Especially with the first music we hear on the official site.

    I do like they are setting Fallout 3 in an area they are familiar with. That'll definitely help in making it feel authentic.
  15. Angrim

    Angrim Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 27, 2004

    It's interesting and somewhat amusing to read the fan reactions from a few pieces of concept art of Fallout 3...

    You guys probably just miss Leonard Boyarsky's Fallout art. I know, I do... This new piece of concept art might not be a masterpiece, but there's a lot of things I like.

    Like that car wreck, signs...

    But as stated, those four buddies look somewhat... crappy.

    But I think it's good. It's different than Boyarsky's art, but I think it does its thing.

    Could someone just tell me how it lacks the Fallout feel?
  16. Autoduel76

    Autoduel76 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    May 14, 2007
    They didn't do almost everything in Googie.

    The signs on the left side of the image and the "wavey" building in the background. Most of the buildings themselves are fairly nondescript.

    Honestly, there seems to be a bunch of whining just to whine to me. "There isn't any Googie" one week "There's too much googie", the next week.
  17. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    Actually it doesn't have a head at all!

    Umm... the modern uniforms, the modern weapons, the colors... pretty much everything except the retro stuff is out of place and ruins it.
  18. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    I like it, very much. Feels like Fallout quite a bit, but the simple buildings on the right kill the feeling a bit.


    1. There is a Browning M2 in the upper right corner. WTF?
    2. If the dead dude is a supermutant... how in hell did he get to the East coast? The Midwest is a big ol' radioactive dustbowl by now...
  19. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 1, 2006
    my 2.5c ->

    - good 50s googie style
    - eerie lack of focal points
    - i bet thats power armoured dude down there
    - browning and m60 on the top sign

    doesnt this look a bit west coast ? if not it looks like some fun fair or smth or casino alley .. wheres that in the east coast ?
  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I'll agree that there's no need for whining for the sake of whining or bashing for the sake of bashing, but people are entitled to their opinion. I don't think these images have reached the epitome of Fallout feeling, y'know, like Defonten.