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Fallout 3: A post nuclear “Action RPG”?

Wow, just wow. I always hoped the reverse, but Bethesda seems to have got it all wrong. According to Game Informer scans at NMA, these are the worst combinations of elements which have been selected to represent Fallout series.

– Isometric view has gone.
– Oblivion style dialog system.
– For console boxes, the gameplay has been sacrificed.

For console boxes and for a more general audience, they turned Fallout into a money maker. As a money maker, Oblivion and Morrowind may be successful, but as RPG’s, they totally suck.

I remember Pete Hines saying:

“We’re not going to go away from what it is that we do best.”

You’re not going to go away from what it is you do best? Your “bests” even don’t count as role playing games.

Continuing from Pete Hines:

“We’re not going to suddenly do a top-down isometric Baldur’s Gate-style game, because that’s not what we do well.”

Tell me, dear Bethesda, what are you doing well?

Categories: Fallout, Games, RPG, Thoughts
  1. Athlor
    July 24, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    I have a Fallout 3 was being developed and was interested but skeptical. I mean, I’ve seen what they dig to Baldur’s Gate on the Consoles. Although, BG – Dark Alliance wasn’t half-bad. The other two console games were simply first-person shooters. But you say it seems they’re doing the same with Fallout 3, I’d agree that does blow.
    Do you remember they were working on a real 3-D Fallout, right after Fallout Tactics and closed down the project? I wonder if this is related to it or from scatch. I’m inclined to think the latter.
    While I don’t think a Fallout sequel needs to be isometric, I think it was the atmosphere and role-playing that made it so memorable.

  2. September 19, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    oh i can’t believe what i’m seeing with my eye. Ondrej Manisha.

  3. October 21, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    now we are fussing and now we are fightin. Horsa Amadeo.

  4. rui
    February 26, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    me sad, very much. :(:(:(
    nah man, honestly i hope you got it wrong and fallout3 can live up to all of our expectations.

  5. Wredybrinivieddy
    December 30, 2008 at 12:18 am

    ulvtwvtwioblfpnywell, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how’s life? hope it’s introduce branch 😉

  6. November 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Fallout 3 is a great game, its one of the few games out there which deserves to be rated in the 90% +

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