Over the weekend, if you follow us on the Facebooks, you may have seen a link to a mysterious site called The Survivor 2299
featuring a recurring Morse Code message and a countdown in a very familiar font.
The Internet, obviously, exploded with speculation, and we're cautiously on board for this speculative work, which suggests this is a Fallout series-related teaser site to some sort of reveal, potentially even Fallout 4. Game Informer did some snooping and has warned people
to tread carefully because the site's breadcrumb trail of where it came from and who it's hosted by, is not in line with how Bethesda usually does business, but we'd also like to point out that, as a teaser site, it would make more sense to not do things the way they normally would.
Either way, the Morse Code message simply repeats the date 12-11-13 and has a persistent countdown to that day, so we'll hopefully know more then.
If this is Fallout 4 though, what would you like to see Bethesda do with it? What next-gen and PC features should be included?
Posted 10:31am 18/11/13
Posted 10:44am 18/11/13
Please don't be a MMO..
Posted 10:58am 18/11/13
Posted 12:30pm 18/11/13
Posted 05:11pm 18/11/13
Indeed it would. The dude that does the Three Dog voice actor hinted over twitter about Fallout 4 back in January, and then again yesterday. :-D
Also, re Van Buren - there's been concept art and notes published over the years, a lot of the content they'd planned for it ended up in Fallout NV though.
Co-incidentally, I've gone back to check out the the F:NV dlc at the moment that I missed on first release.
Great stuff, DM was a little tedious though.
Honest Hearts 7/10
Dead Money 5/10
Old World Blues 9/10
Lonesome Road 8/10 (so far)
Posted 12:55pm 18/11/13
obsidian made new vegas, not bethesda.
Posted 04:08pm 18/11/13
Posted 04:18pm 18/11/13
Fallout Tactics is awesome I remember playing it a LANs back in the day, I still fire this game up now and then.
Posted 04:26pm 18/11/13
Hell yeah, I'd buy that. The XCOM expansion is high up on the play list.
I was looking forward to the recent Jagged Alliance installments (Back in Action/Crossfire) as well, but the reviews said they were somewhat poor to average. :(
Posted 04:36pm 18/11/13
Posted 05:42pm 18/11/13
Posted 06:01pm 18/11/13
Would love a Fallout 4 - where can the story go though?
Posted 07:02pm 18/11/13
Fallout Tactics could have been excellent but it was just too light, lacking depth. I would like to see a remade version of it with the sort of depth Jagged Alliance series had.
Posted 08:44pm 18/11/13
And Bethesda Game Studios games aren't really about the main story as far as writing goes, it's how you craft your own story based on the character you become through the decisions, with consequences, you made.
Posted 08:55pm 18/11/13
In the end though, I disliked Fallout 3 and enjoyed NV, so I hope fallout 4 will be more like NV then F3.
I have wasteland 2 coming up, that can be my new Fallout hehe. I'm a rabbid Fallout 1&2 fan, I cannot be pleased.
Posted 09:02pm 18/11/13
What NV did have was well-written morally grey characters. Did you ever listen to Ceasar's full conversation tree? This is a man whose organisation runs female rape slave camps and crucifies people for fun, ye still manages to rationalise his actions in the context of a video game. F3 had a mission given by SOME EVIL GUY where you either NUKE THE TOWN FULL OF CIVILIANS or YOU DON'T. The quests in NV have so many different ways to finish them. Check out Beyond the Beef as an example (spoilers obviously but it's a mid-game mission with little story consequence if you have't played it). It's not an isolated example - the design philosophy of Obsidian was to design the missions with the mindset of the player having complete obedience, murdering the quest giver as soon as conversation ends, and everything in between. At the end of F3, the super-mutant won't enter the radioactive area despite the fact it is completely safe for him to do so because it is 'your destiny'.
I could really go on. As I said, I liked F3, I clocked about 90 hours up on it. I was never compelled to play a second character though because a) the binary good/evil nature of the game's writing bored me and b) there wasn't much variety in the character builds of the game. There is pretty much no build which is unviable in NV whereas F3 you really need to have some weapons skill to get by. From the little I tried of melee and unarmed they seemed pretty useless but I don't really know for sure.
Anyway I only go on like this because NV is one of my favourite games and I sometimes get the impression a lot of people skipped it because they mistakenly thought it was just more F3. It isn't, it's so much more.
edit: Toll I think it might have been you who sent me a Fallout 2 CD years ago. I actually played it (nice and slowly) all the way up to the oilrig base but all my saves corrupted and I can't bring myself to start again because I had heaps of nice stuff :(
Posted 09:02pm 18/11/13
Posted 09:09pm 18/11/13
The DLC was all top notch too. Honest Hearts was a little short maybe.
Posted 09:09pm 18/11/13
This is the only part that's makes me sad about Fallout:NV...(in a good way I guess)
I've played it a couple of times now and I know at some point that I'm going to make a choice between NCR, Legion, Mr House or Yes Man and that will lock off certain bits of content so I tend to delay making the choice for as long as possible.
I just wanna see & do it all, restoring a save point feels scummy!
Posted 09:11pm 18/11/13
Posted 10:14pm 18/11/13
All this New Vegas talk, I'll install it tonight!
Posted 11:49pm 18/11/13
Posted 12:04am 19/11/13
Posted 12:10am 19/11/13
Somebody mentioned jagged alliance, I think that may be a humble weekly deal, if it's steal on it may be cheap enough for a buy and see.
Posted 10:45am 19/11/13