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Fallout 3 is turn-based!

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Fallout 3 is turn-based!

Preview - posted by Vault Dweller on Mon 2 July 2007, 15:50:32

Tags: Bethesda Softworks; Fallout 3

Oh, come on, you are not that stupid, are you? John Breeden, GiN Chief Editor, however, is. Following the strict journalist code outlined by our new friend Patrick Joynt, a GameSpy editor, Game Industry has put together this very informative Fallout 3 preview:

The biggest question on most fans’ minds is whether Bethesda would keep the top-down view and the turn based interface of the original series. Especially given that Morrowind and Oblivion, the company’s biggest hits, were 3D. People suspected that they wouldn’t and prophesized that the game would suffer because of it.

Well, I am here to tell you that the game is in 3D, but I don’t think anything will suffer because of it. Bethesda came up with what I consider to be an ingenious way to integrate both real-time and turn-based play into the game. You walk around the game world in first person, or you can switch to third person if you like, just like Oblivion. When combat begins you can either play it out normally like a shooter, or you can enter turn-based mode. In turn-based mode you will pull up a diagram of the enemy, just like in the original Fallout games. ... It’s actually a very beautiful way to make the Fallout universe 3D without leaving turn-based gameplay behind.
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And the new Fallout 3 world keeps all the humor and flavor of the original series. You will find broken down nuclear cars (that will still explode if shot up), crazy robots like Mr. Handy, and a host of sometimes quirky wasteland dwellers. At one point we set one of the exploding nuclear cars on fire and then hopped into a portable nuclear shelter (which costs a quarter to use and looks like a phone booth) to avoid the blast. (Huh? - VD)
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And the world looks beautiful. Some people have guessed that Fallout 3 would be Oblivion with guns, and that is not the case. While it does use the Oblivion engine, never once did I see anything resembling Bruma or the Imperial City.
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