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GameSpot's thoughts on Fallout 3

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GameSpot's thoughts on Fallout 3

None - posted by Vault Dweller on Thu 7 June 2007, 01:09:17

Tags: Bethesda Softworks; Fallout 3

GameSpot posted their own interpretations of the Game Informer's FO3 front page:

Though Bethesda is still publicly mum on the subject, the question of Fallout 3's platforms was also answered this week. Not long after the trailer debuted, Game Informer posted the cover for its July issue, which confirms that Fallout 3 will indeed arrive on the PC, PS3, and 360 in 2008. Sources close to Bethesda said the information on the GI cover was accurate, but would not go into further details.

The GI cover also added ammo to the theory that Fallout 3 would be a major departure from previous PC Fallouts and the widely despised console spin-off, Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. The magazine claims that Bethesda's goal has been to "reinvent" the RPG, which was originally a top-down turn-based title, into an all-new "open-ended RPG." Both Fallout and Fallout 2 offered open-ended gameplay with many side quests inside a larger, linear storyline--as did Oblivion.
Widely despised, eh?

GameSpot FOBOS review:

Fallout fans will find that this game is fairly faithful to the spirit of the series...

The gameplay of Brotherhood of Steel mostly involves running around enemy-infested environments and slugging it out with just about everything that stands in your way, while using the Fallout equivalent of health potions--called stimpacks--whenever you're low on health.
Anyway, let's see what GameSpot's readers are saying about the article:

I remember that back when I was first playing through Fallout 2, I spent a lot of time thinking, "you know what? This would make a great FPS."
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im sorry but im hoping for a FPS Fallout like Oblivion. even tho i am a big fan of fallout 1&2 (started playing 2 again) i like to see the game branch off from turn based combat. i will say this lots of people would be mad if it became a FPS. but also alot of you would be lying if you said you didn't have fun spending 100+ hours in oblivion.
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Fallout and Fallout 2 came out 10 years ago. Bethesda said they would keep the humor and atmosphere of the series but change the gameplay. Why, because...THERE IS NO MORE MARKET FOR ISOMETRIC TURN BASED STRATEGY. Get with the times people and quit reliving your childhood.
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you must be a real rpg fan to really get into the oblivion world because if you are not a rpg fan then you will get bored of it.
That must be why.

Thanks, Edward.

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