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Tim Cain chats with Troika Chronicles

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Tim Cain chats with Troika Chronicles

Interview - posted by Vault Dweller on Tue 23 March 2004, 01:54:35

Tags: Tim Cain; Troika Games

Troika Chronicles managed to score an interview with Tim Cain, the one and only Supreme Fallout Commander, asking him about Fallout 3, ToEE, KotOR, and games in general.

As part of GameSpy's "Game Of The Year Award", Temple of Elemental Evil won the "Old School RPG Award". Aside from that and a few favorable reviews ToEE was disliked by a majority of reviewers and gamers. Many reviewers and gamers called it "buggiest CRPG ever" and critisized the story and the voice acting. What are your thoughts on this subject?

I think the negative reviews were fair. More QA time would have helped the bug problem (we got no where near the six months of play testing I recommended in the schedule), but the story and voice acting are squarely our fault. We seem to have teeter tottered from Arcanum (good story, bad combat) to ToEE (bad story, good combat). The third time’s the charm, I suppose.

Can hardly wait. I'm talking about Troika's next isometric RPG of course.


Thanks, Michael

Edit by Exitium:
Here's something which I would call very interesting that should probably be added to this news post:
Your name became widely known with the release of Fallout and to this day many fans believe that you are the only one who can bring us another "true" Fallout game. Now that the Black Isle Studios at Interplay are closed and Van Buren/Fallout 3 was canned in favor of an action-RPG title for the PS2 and XBOX, many Fallout fans fear that there won't be any "true" Fallout games in the future. Would you like to buy the Fallout license from Interplay to do another Fallout?

I would like to buy it, but Interplay is not offering it for sale right now, and I doubt I could afford the license even if they did offer it. As an alternative, I would be up for developing Fallout 3 with Interplay.

Has the world gone mad, or just Tim Cain? DISCUSS. Voice your opinions!

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