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Fallout 3 Trailer Available Online 110

Voodoo Extreme and 1up are both hosting the long anticipated Fallout 3 Trailer. Looks like we'll be seeing the game in stores Fall of 2008. Says Bethesda's Pete Hines, Bethesda's PR point man: "Yes, that's in-engine (in-engine means it's done with game assets in our rendering engine, but isn't done real-time. If it was done in real-time, that'd be gameplay footage. This isn't something, for example, that was sent to some house [e.g. Blue Studios] so they could build assets and render it out, and create something for us to release [e.g. Dawn of War 40K intro cinematic]). Yes, that's The Ink Spots singing "I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire" Yes, that's Ron Perlman [voiceover man extraordinaire of Fallout 1 and 2]." The official site doesn't have a lot more in the way of detail than that.
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Fallout 3 Trailer Available Online

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  • by VitrosChemistryAnaly ( 616952 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @01:54PM (#19400209) Journal
    Oh man, I've been waiting for this for years

    I'm just not into those damn MMORPGs so it has been a bad few years for me. However, with the announcement of Starcraft 2 and now Fallout 3 being imminent, I'm quite excited.

    Am I the only person in the world who likes single player games anymore? Seriously all I hear about are MMO games.
  • by Cadallin ( 863437 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @02:14PM (#19400599)
    Nope, There's at least the two of us. The trailer was actually pretty encouraging to me. It looked much more like Fallout than I expected from Bethesda. I'm still concerned about it being first person though. I really like isometric games. On the other hand, if they can pull of a first person RPG-like in the Fallout universe that is as cool as Bioshock looks right now, I'll be happy. I just pray it won't be anything like Oblivion. I'm sorry, I've been playing TES since Daggerfall, and they've all failed pretty horribly to deliver on their promise. They suck IMHO.

    VitrosChemistryAnaly, I strongly suggest you look into Bioshock, it's a first person RPG/Shooter/Survival horror hybrid by much of the team that did System Shock (which you should also look into if you haven't played them). I have very high hopes for this game (shipping August this year on PC/XBOX360) on the basis of the history of the team. I really hope they can get some success this time, they really deserve it. System Shock 2 got killed by the release of the original Half-Life. The original by the release of Doom II. The same company also created the Thief series. Also, I don't work for them, I'm just a fan.

  • by GreggBz ( 777373 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @02:24PM (#19400783) Homepage
    No, me to. I enjoy not having to deal with people sometimes. I'm somehow always reminded that I'm connected to the Internet, and therefore, at the mercy of the whims of others, when playing an MMORPG. Single player games allow me to fall into that private, inner world if you will, rather like reading a good book. STALKER really reminded me of fallout. If it's like STALKER except more refined and with a better, conical plot, I'll be super happy.
  • by 7Prime ( 871679 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @05:03PM (#19403329) Homepage Journal
    It's 2007, it's a sequel to a series that's built on a psuedo-3D graphical style (isometric) from a time when 3D graphics weren't good enough to give users what interplay wanted... no shit it's going to be 3D. Probably the best route would be sorta like FF12s camera, but even higher up and farther back... basically the same view as the original three Fallout games, but that could be swivelled around the player and possibly "realed in" to being fairly close behind, when need be. 3D != First Person. Heck, most 3D games aren't first person. Why is everyone jumping to conclusions?
  • Turn-based... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Braintrust ( 449843 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @08:34PM (#19405459)
    It can have all the style and charm of the first two games, but if they fiddle with the combat mechanics and move to a twitchy, real-time mode of gameplay... this will make Vault Boy shed radioactive tears.

    I've always felt that turn-based combat is what's really lacking in most modern games that disappoint... there are people that play tennis, and there are people that play chess; both great games, but the people who are drawn to crpgs tend to be looking for something a little more like chess, imo.

    I play these games to relax and escape... being able to sit and think about my next move, is a luxury unavailable in real-life most of the time.

    Here's hoping for turn-based combat remaining in the game.

  • by mcvos ( 645701 ) on Wednesday June 06, 2007 @08:03AM (#19409141)

    Seriously, who over the age of 14 or so cares about trailers?

    Remember that we're not talking about just some game and its gameplay here. We're talking Fallout, which is a game where style and atmosphere is vital. Lots of people were afraid that Bethesda wouldn't be able to get that across, and this trailer lets them show that they "get it". For just some random action game, trailers and pretty movies are meaningless, but in this case and at this moment, a stylish trailer to show the atmosphere is a great idea. Because that's what Fallout is about.

No problem is so large it can't be fit in somewhere.