Thursday, June 07, 2007

War Never Changes...

It's back! It's back! A 10 year wait and it's back! -dances for joy-

It looks like Bethesda has gotten the atmosphere and mood of the games right. It's almost as if Bethesda created the teaser specifically to reassure Fallout fans that Fallout 3 will not be the abortion of the game that is Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. -spits on Interplay-

The fact that it is rumoured to be FPS concerns me a little. However, I think the modern trend is to integrate good storytelling with kick-ass, in-your-face action. Gears of War is a good recent example of this. IF they integrate good character building mechanics (i.e: Perks) then I think they will have an awesome game on their hands, regardless of where they place the camera.

Tycho describes it best I think.

"Fallout is not - for me - defined by its perspective. It's defined by the unique setting, and the meaningful, satisfying choices I can make to affect that setting. I don't care where the camera is. If those things are intact, they can put the camera in geosynchronous Goddamn orbit. "

(Hat Tip to Penny Arcade.)


Han said...

omg I loved Fallout 1 and 2. my all time favourite games.

Anthony said...

I did too. Which is why I'm so excited about Fallout 3 coming out.

Tome said...

I'll stick to being a console jockey and wait for Metal Gear Solid :p

Anonymous said...

There's also the Fallout MMO in the works, due for release 2011.

Don't hold your breath though, it's still in the conceptualization stage. - Apocalyptic Wen