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The Fallout Game Informer article
Game News - posted by Vault Dweller on Sat 16 June 2007, 02:52:53Tags: Bethesda Softworks; Fallout 3
NMA has posted 10(!) pages of the Fallout 3 article. Enjoy!
Here is an overview:
Your father - the only family you have - disappeared from the vault #101 without warning or explanation.
Fallout 3 is the best of both franchises [Fallout and TES], without any compromises (even though the franchises are the exact opposite - VD), and with enough amazing new details!
Weapons will degrade with use and could be damaged directly by attacks.
This you've gotta read: "Two impossibly large ants crawl toward you. Thinking quickly, you target one of the broken down cars near where the mutated insects are passing. A few shots find its engine, one of those old nuclear generators, and the ants and the car alike disappear into a small mushroom cloud." WTF?!
Every other level you can choose a perk.
You can play the game in either first person or third person view (Resident Evil is used as an example).
You'll need food and water to survive. Water is an excellent source of H2O and radiation. You'll often have to drink from toilet bowls. Seriously.
About the VATS. It's not turn-based. In the VATS mode the speed of your actions is measured in APs (as of opposite to seconds). The APs regenerate in real time.
For some odd reasons, the supermutants are everywhere, hiding behind every corner.
Complex, game-changing moral choices and awesome quests are promised, but no examples are given.
The good news is the handheld nuclear catapult, a classic Fallout weapon beloved by every Fallout fan, is definitely in. THANK YOU BETHESDA!!!