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RPGDot readers wish they were playing Fallout 3
Editorial - posted by Spazmo on Wed 14 January 2004, 23:38:24Tags: Black Isle Studios; Fallout 3 (Van Buren)
RPGDot's awards dealie has today announced the winners for the Dream Game category, with Fallout 3 winning, followed by Baldur's Gate 3 and Planescape Torment 2 as runners up.
A "dream game" is one that we would love to play - but for a variety of reasons (probably) won't ever exist. Fallout 3 was only nominated because it hadn't been officially announced at the start of voting. There's some irony in Fallout 3 being the only dream game in our list that was actually in production but by the end of the vote, not only was the game cancelled but Black Isle Studios was gone along with it. So what is it about Fallout that created such a loyal following?
There are lots of CRPGs out there but the reality is that many of them don't actually allow a lot of genuine role-play. With a brilliant character creation system that allows almost unlimited freedom and more importantly, a design that makes those character choices meaningful, Fallout offers true role-play. Add a unique setting and style, non-linear gameplay, turn-based tactical combat and more and it's no wonder our readers voted Fallout 3 their dream game. Would the Fallout 3 that was in development meet our expectations? I guess we'll never know.
Very true. I do wonder how they'd do a Torment sequel, though. That storyline seems quite finished. I guess they're more after a game in the same setting, which would be a-okay by me. Now if only Wizards of the Coast hadn't buried Planscape...