Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:22pm 06/11/15 | 56 Comments
Because boy-o-boy, it looks insanely good. Like you didn't know that already! And with the release of Fallout 4 just days away this launch trailer actually goes into some of the themes and story beats in the game. So yeah, some of it is definitely spoiler-ish so you may want to hold off. That's, only if you can. As it's all set to a collage of evocative vistas and footage of both male and female protagonist's walking through the wasteland, with dramatic music and narration, once you press play -- you're in for the duration.
Clocking in at under three minutes this is a great way to get in the mood for what is shaping up to be the biggest game release of 2015. Not long to go now! And yeah sure, I've said that before but, you know, it's Fallout!
Posted 01:34pm 06/11/15
Maybe they put all the focus into the female protag for that 'knew exactly what they were doing' shot at the end though, so I can't blame them.
Posted 01:49pm 06/11/15
Pretty sure that's a T1000 at 2:18.
Posted 02:27pm 06/11/15
Nothing to do with photo-realism, s*** animations are s*** animations.
I thought the same thing too Nerf in some of the bits in that trailer, mostly when it was crowds of people running and stuff, so maybe they just didn't put as much time into the animations for random NPCs or somethig. But it reminds me of old s***** pre-Skyrim Bethesda animations where nothing really had weight to it and was all floaty and people ran like they had a stick up their arse.
Not that I guess it matters, I'll still play the s*** out of it, but I was expecting a little better.
Posted 02:34pm 06/11/15
Christ. Not having uncritical views is now trolling, according to new account with 9 posts. Seems I either poked a hornets nest of insecure fans or the PR department for this game.
My favourite game is Mount & Blade Warband, ftr, which looks like ass. It's also hella cheap and had no budget behind it, and now with their success they're making huge strides for the sequel.
In fact the more I think about it, the more I get the impression that something is clearly wrong at Bethesda HQ, with being unable to get somebody away from control of animation. Those character animations look like ass. I can think of 12 year old games which look better. I've done better in random 3d animation jobs without any education or proper history in the field. I can't think of any full price release from the last few years which looks remotely like that.
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Posted 03:58pm 06/11/15
yeah it's pretty damn noticeable in the leaked footage. this almost looks last gen when you have games like the witcher to compare it to.
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Posted 04:32pm 06/11/15
The T1000 is the liquid metal Terminator, that one would be a T800 or one of its variants. Learn to fanboy.
Posted 04:48pm 06/11/15
Bethesda really have to sort out their animation department. Seriously, it's probably one of the biggest overhanging issues of all their games.
Posted 05:22pm 06/11/15
God, my f*****g friends are like this over FO4. You can't be critical of it AT ALL or they flip their s*** and start to get all uppity and try to justify everything. One friend is saying it's going to look better on PC. I highly doubt it. Bethesda have been getting away with s***** animations for far too long, and will keep doing it so long as people preorder their games.
Posted 05:30pm 06/11/15
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Posted 07:04pm 06/11/15
The fanatic ignorance of the poor graphics is pretty amusing.
Edit: I'm comparing it to F3 (it looks the same, no real advancements), and other new games like FarCry 4, Witcher 3, etc. This isn't a pessimistic view I don't think, rather a objective one, it's pretty clear the graphics engine isn't new or of the same quality as other new games (just look at the CryEngine for Pete's sake). Painting it as just overly pessimistic griping to defend the game as a whole despite it's obviously poor graphics is initself a very biased view. A thing is composed of parts, some of those parts can be critiqued whilst still appreciating the overall thing. It's really not that complicated guys, I think you're Fallout fanaticism is getting in the way of your logic and reasoning.
I am a massive Fallout fan, by the way.
Posted 06:31pm 06/11/15
Not yet, at least I can't see the preload on my steam preorder
Posted 06:43pm 06/11/15
Posted 08:09pm 06/11/15
That said smooth and realistic animations shouldn't really affect performance and anyone who says Bethesda isn't the absolute worst in the industry when it comes to animations is blind. Remember the dump jumps in Skyrim that made your character look like they were taking a mid air dump?
Posted 08:57pm 06/11/15
i dont think these games are really made for graphics pedants, more for people to escape into or share the hype excitement with their kids
its not like theyre trying to convince us that theyre taking us beyond the uncanny valley
Posted 09:06pm 06/11/15
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Posted 11:05pm 06/11/15
They don't have to convince us its real, but it would be nice if they at least tried to convince us the world wasn't populated by animatronic mannequins.
Posted 11:09pm 06/11/15
As for the animations, I didn't notice them being sub-par until you guys pointed it out, I guess I've set the bar low for Bethesda, at least in regards to visuals.
Posted 01:13am 07/11/15
Still rad roaches and bottle caps ill warrant.
Posted 02:53am 07/11/15
The environments look spectacular, no complaints there. Just same old-Bethesda characters. *sigh*
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Posted 12:40pm 08/11/15
*remember....it's all about the gameplay.
Posted 02:32pm 08/11/15
You are aware there is more than one EB in Brisbane don't you?
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Posted 08:06pm 08/11/15
Turned out better than expected once I got past the awful first few levels. Though I was apparently part of only 1% of players who did it with the xray vision etc disabled from the start for extra points or whatever, which probably made it way better due to having to actually think. Downside was that you had to do like 3 missions to afford a rope arrow on hard and they weren't recyclable.
Posted 10:41pm 08/11/15
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Posted 11:57pm 08/11/15
It's not like I have anything better to do...
I'll be at the Underwood EB picking up my copy. The stupid thing is they want us there between 10pm and 11:30pm to confirm the orders then we get them after midnight.
Posted 12:06am 09/11/15
Whats even more worrying is that they didn't seem to have a plan to serve pre orders first or separate them from punters who are turning u p to buy the game cold..which I do think is a bit disorganised. Surely they could have a pre orders line and a first in first served retail purchase line?? I pre ordered this s*** months ago and I want to go first dammit!
Posted 02:20am 09/11/15
Posted 03:00am 09/11/15
That's what my eldest boy is saying he will do, he is still coming to get his Pip Boy, but just heading home for a sleep, then serious gaming.
Ah the joys of being retired, got all day to play, wife's away in Perth for three days, bar fridge is full, sleep when I want, game when I want...:
Whats really pissing me off is that I just read that due to time difference the digital version I have on Steam may be available to play around 9-10pm! EST...and I'm going to be at bloody Indro! grrrr That's an unconfirmed report though but its being bandied about as accurate.
Posted 03:08am 09/11/15
If played on the hardest setting, as a big fan of the originals who will get the extraordinarily vague hints about how this one ties in (particularly towards the end), then there's some things enjoyable about it, far from perfect though (the jimmying windows mechanic has to be the worst thing, especially since you never know if it's going to send you into a new loading zone or not). The early levels have a few weird points of no return, so it's helpful to save a lot.
One of the main benefits were the story explanations for anybody who is a long time fans of the old ones. There's a reason that they refused to call it a reboot in the pre-release interviews, yet the character has a different voice and the city looks different. They were way too subtle about it to actually benefit from what they did.
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Posted 02:36pm 09/11/15
I'm still salty Van Buren never came to be...
Posted 02:45pm 09/11/15
so what if the new kid has 9 posts?
P.S I agree with the rest of your post.
Posted 03:34pm 09/11/15
Posted 09:03pm 09/11/15
Rushing to passionately defend a newly released game with a new account is on the slightly suss side. Particularly in response to such obvious flaws.
Posted 05:06pm 09/11/15
At least they aren't just putting a code in the box like metal gear solid did.
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Posted 08:31pm 09/11/15
still not so great on anything less than a decent data internet connection
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