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Post by Eorl @ 02:28pm 10/01/13 | 32 Comments
Fans of the post-apocalyptic wasteland RPG series Fallout could be in for a surprise after voice actor Erik Todd Dellums, the man who played ThreeDog in Bethesda's Fallout 3, recently tweeted (thanks AllGamesBeta) a teaser that "there may be more of ThreeDog coming! Fingers crossed!" It isn't know what the voice actor could be talking about, as recent rumours suggest there may be a Fallout 4 in development, but could also be the quite hopeful Fallout movie.

What is more interesting is that after the tease of information, Erik responded to a fan by saying that "I was given permission to release that tease, fingers crossed", adding more fuel to the rumour mill that a Fallout announcement may be around the corner. Hopefully we will hear more about the potential expansion of the Fallout universe in the coming months leading up to E3 2013, so stay tuned for more.





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DM
Posted 03:51pm 10/1/13
If this is true, then for the love of f*** please use a different game engine. It was terrible when Oblivion first came out and hasn't improved since.
deus
Posted 04:13pm 10/1/13
Fallout 4 running Skyrim engine would be fine by me! Bring it on!
Dazhel
Posted 04:22pm 10/1/13
Yeah I dare say they won't crack out Gamebryo again, they'll use the Creation engine from Skyrim that the Gamebryo engine evolved into.
Enska
Posted 05:10pm 10/1/13
More fallout now, I don't care about the engine.
fpot
Posted 05:15pm 10/1/13
Hopefully Bethesda do their version of Fallout and then Obsidian can bring out their much superior version again a bit later down the track.
reso
Posted 05:17pm 10/1/13
But I still haven't even gotten around to playing FO3 or New Vegas yet.
fpot
Posted 05:19pm 10/1/13
You can pretty much skip FO3 but play New Vegas.

Fallout 3 was pretty cool and the wasteland was spooky and atmospheric but the story was laughable, the characters were s*** and the writing was abysmal.
Spook
Posted 05:22pm 10/1/13
i didnt like the second one, fallout 3 was pretty awesome though.

Spoiler:
i was a bit sad at the end though
infi
Posted 06:17pm 10/1/13
Woo hoo!
Dazhel
Posted 06:29pm 10/1/13
Yeah the Fallout 3 story and dialogue was a bit daft compared to NV but the map was a larger and more interesting place to explore than NV.

They had Neeson ffs - maybe when the Enclave show up and start throwing their weight around they just needed to have your dad break into the awesome speech from Taken or something.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 10:03pm 10/1/13
Fallout 3 missed the mark by a long shot. New Vegas captured what fallout is about far better IMO.

I hope the team behind Fallout 4? are the same as New Vegas or even better the same as Fallout 2 (lol asif that'll happen).

In the end, us rabid fallout 1&2 fallout fans should be well served by Wasteland 2. Thank god for Kickstarter, well hoping so anyway.
Mephistoau
Posted 10:12pm 10/1/13
You know i would much rather them return to the isometric turn based stuff. I've recently gone back and played through 1, 2 and tactics again and they're just far superior in the way they play and the story and interaction being told. I think too much is / was lost in the transfer to fps (and this is coming from someone who loves fps's).
Nerf Lord
Posted 12:46am 11/1/13
I started F3 three times. Finally got ~20 hours into it and just couldn't take it any more, it never got good. The crappy family friendly non-fallout atmosphere drove me nuts, and the story telling was just... really... bad.

Fallout NV on the other hand was at least six times better, but I was so burned out after F3 that I only managed to get a few hours into NV and then never touched it again.
DM
Posted 01:28am 11/1/13
F:NV was pretty damn fun I thought but the biggest thing that annoyed me was that in the strip there should of been tons of people, and in the casinos but they were just real bare.
Khel
Posted 02:01am 11/1/13
I really enjoy Fallout 3, still haven't played NV though
Infidel
Posted 04:12am 11/1/13
I enjoyed both Fallout 3 and NV never having played the old ones. Really liked the whole

Spoiler:

"were stuck in this secret bunker happy happy" stuff then walking out and finding all these other bunkers

Viper119
Posted 05:23am 11/1/13
I really enjoyed Fallout 3 (Played 1 and 2), I thought the story was alright and there was loads of extra stuff and sadistic s*** all over the wasteland just waiting to be found.

I've started NV but haven't gotten far yet, it felt a tad tedious.

I also teared up a bit at the end of F3!!
fpot
Posted 11:43am 11/1/13
I teared up at the end of FO3 at how stupid it was that the radiation resistant super-mutant didn't enter the chamber because it was 'my destiny' or something.

To me NV was almost the perfect game despite being held back by the limitations of the Gamebyro engine. Gamebyro is pretty horribly broken and is the reason everything looks bland and gumby.

What made NV special to me was how incredibly reactive the story and world were to your actions. There is only one unkillable character in the game and the game can still be finished if you kill everyone but them. Missions have so many branches. Look up Beyond the Beef and how many ways there are to finish that particular quest. FO3's quests could only be finished in a cartoonishly evil or angelically good way. There were also character builds that were pretty close to useless in FO3 whereas literally every character buildd in NV was viable. You can pump up science and speech and finish the game as a pouncy little scientist who never fires a weapon still completing 95% of the sidequests. How is it fun not firing weapons and killing things? Because the dialogue is so interesting and funny that reading it is a suitable reward for the pleasure centre of your brain to make you want to keep playing.

Then there are the characters in NV. The characters are all complex people with their own individual backstories and motivations. You learn to care about every single one and while there are some who could be considered evil and some that could be considered good most are the shade of grey you'd expect in a post apocalyptic world. Even the leader of the game's evil faction (who you can join and finish the game with) has ideas and dialogue that makes their far-out ideas seem reasonable in the extreme situation you are trapped in. The companions are also excellent. Like all characters in the game they are also chock full of depth and backstory that you can't help but get emotionally involved in. If you teared up at the end of FO3's story get ready to commit suicide at Boone's story.

I also really like the map which is probably the most criticised aspect of NV. One of the most criticised aspects is how the story seems to jam you on a set of rails from the beginning. This was always a good litmus test for 'people who are bad at games' because it is simply not true. Yes, if you head north from the start you will run into deathclaws and the dreaded cazadors but they are possible to sneak past if you have some skill points spent and you are clever. There are also a few stealthboys to be found if you explore the early areas of the game which make it easier. There are also some excellent hidden areas in the game like an arena where you have to fight/capture some of the deadliest enemies in the game and the chilling deathclaw promontory. Both of those mentioned areas are sometimes not found by players who have done a couple of playthroughs as they are well hidden and hard to find. Invisible walls however _are_ a problem. There are some that get in the way of areas that should be easily passable. I suggest you get a mod to fix this.

So yeah as you can probably tell I liked NV a lot. Being able to finish the game allied with any of the major factions in the game (or none if you chat with the hilarious Spoiler:
Yes Man
) really made it stand out to me. I haven't actually played any of the DLC (despite having it) except for Dead Money which is damn hard to get in to and has polarised the community. I found it quite annoying in parts with some of the gameplay mechanics it used but have been fighting my way through it because like the rest of the game the characters and writing are again excellent. I really need to play the rest of the DLC and after typing all this up I think I have inspired myself to do so.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 12:18pm 11/1/13

What made NV special to me was how incredibly reactive the story and world were to your actions.

...

There were also character builds that were pretty close to useless in FO3 whereas literally every character buildd in NV was viable. You can pump up science and speech and finish the game as a pouncy little scientist who never fires a weapon still completing 95% of the sidequests.

Because the dialogue is so interesting and funny that reading it is a suitable reward for the pleasure centre of your brain to make you want to keep playing.


One of the most criticised aspects is how the story seems to jam you on a set of rails from the beginning. This was always a good litmus test for 'people who are bad at games' because it is simply not true.



These are the hallmarks, plus a special kind of humour, of what makes a good Fallout game.

Chris Avellone
Feargus Urquhart
Joshua Sawyer

These guys are chiefly responsible for all the stuff you liked about Fallout New Vegas, they didn't work on Fallout 3.
I believe all three are also helping out with Wasteland 2.
fpot
Posted 12:26pm 11/1/13
Yep, who are the guys behind Project: Eternity and why I pledged almost instantly to that game and haven't pledged to another. If you would have told me at the start of 2012 that by the end of the year my most anticipated game was going to be an isometric RPG I'd have slapped you.
Dazhel
Posted 12:26pm 11/1/13
I teared up at the end of FO3 at how stupid it was that the radiation resistant super-mutant didn't enter the chamber because it was 'my destiny' or something.


Haha yeah I got that in my first playthrough and thought what a stupid piece of writing it was.
I saved you from death, you f*****! Now you want me to die because you're too lazy to walk into the other room and push a button?
Tollaz0r!
Posted 12:30pm 11/1/13
Hehe fpot, that was the same for me. I pledged to Project: Eternity for the exact same reasons. I also dropped some on Star Citizen as a riskier kicker, I loved Privateer as a child.

DM
Posted 09:58pm 11/1/13
The f*** did I just watch?
Viper119
Posted 10:55pm 11/1/13
Haha, I'd forgotten the mutant was there for that, you're right it was incredibly stupid that he didn't just push the button for you.

NV sounds pretty ace, I'll have to put some time into it.

I can see how Fallout 3 was a lot more dumbed down then the previous now, they obvs did that for mass appeal.
infi
Posted 11:21pm 11/1/13
fallout 3 and NV were both awesome games I played for countless hours exploring every inch of each map. F3 story was marginally better imo. Haters are gonna hate.
fpot
Posted 12:23pm 12/1/13
F3 story was marginally better imo
heh
Spook
Posted 12:31pm 12/1/13
i hated how much content there was in NV (sounds weird). i must have been doing it wrong, becuase i just didnt feel invested in it at all.

so much so, that i quit half way through, coudlnt even finish it, because i kept getting side tracked to do missions. they all felt disconnected from each other and i didnt really even know what i was trying to do, so i gave up.

infi
Posted 01:13pm 12/1/13
Hmmm you probably best stick to Mario Kart, Spook.

The reason I enjoyed FO3's story marginally more was the whole idea of creating a lasting solution for revival of society was more appealing than the story of a random courier settling some debts.

the ending no doubt was a let down in FO3 - I had a genuine WTF moment as well, but I liked emerging from the bunker, I liked discovering 3 dog, and the battle for control of cheap clean water, it all made sense, like the character was the centre of DCs revival. NV just read like some Western movie.
Spook
Posted 01:54pm 12/1/13
i do like mario kart very much.
fpot
Posted 05:52pm 12/1/13
The reason I enjoyed FO3's story marginally more was the whole idea of creating a lasting solution for revival of society was more appealing than the story of a random courier settling some debts.
So ahh, you didn't finish NV did you?
infi
Posted 06:00pm 12/1/13
I did, it vaguely related to control of the dam by a military faction or something.
fpot
Posted 06:25pm 12/1/13
Vaguely related? What the hell?

FO3 was okay but the factions, characters and dialogue were so utterly bland. I spend most of my time groaning at how bad those aspects are whenever I play it. It's like FO3 was made by McG and NV was made by Christopher Nolan. The gulf in quality between the game's writing and humor really is that large.
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