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  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Q&A on Boomtown discusses Bethesda Softworks' upcoming RPG sequel with producer Gavin Garter: "Oblivion represents a quantum leap over Morrowind. Every system has been hammered on, polished, taken apart and put back together, and even totally reworked from the ground up when necessary. Tons of changes have been put in place – Radiant AI breathes life into NPCs with full 24 hour dynamic scheduling. Our combat system has been reworked from the ground up to be more kinetic and fun. We’ve implemented Havok physics into the game in major ways. We’ve implemented a complete facial animation system with full lip-synching and all spoken dialog. There’s not one system that hasn’t been touched. Picking out one change and calling it the biggest would be a disservice to all the other work that’s gone into the game, I think."
  • EQ Expansions
    Gamecloud's EverQuest II: Desert Of Flames Q&A and Gamecloud's EverQuest: Depths of Darkhollow Q&A discuss the upcoming MMORPG expansion and the first add-on for its sequel, both of which are due for release this week.
  • Flying into the Future
    SimHQ's Developers Roundtable - The Future of Simulations - Part 1 discusses the future of flight sims with several simulation developers.
  • DOOM Movie
    The Razaaq Adoti Q&A on DoomMarine talks with the actor who plays Duke ion the upcoming DOOM movie.

13. Re: What they don't say... Sep 12, 2005, 14:43 Scottish Martial Arts
as for "dumbing down" Oblivion... i think that removing the items that -players- and -fans- considered useless (no one actually -used- throwing knives in MW), and optimizing gameplay elements to bring the "fun factor" to the forefront quicker can hardly be considered dumbing it down...


It sounds like they are narrowing the scope of the game so that they can ensure that all elements of the game are equally excellent. While Morrowind and the other Elder Scrolls games were all very good, they had some very significant flaws as well. I think it would be better for Bethesda to narrow the scope of the game to something that can be consistently polished and fun, which basically sounds like what they're doing with Oblivion. Once they've got that narrower scoped game perfected they can start expanding the scope of the game back to the earlier titles.

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  8. Sep 12, 12:58 What they don't say... Dreagon
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  12. Sep 12, 14:11  Re: What they don't say... mwjunkie
>> 13. Sep 12, 14:43   Re: What they don't say... Scottish Martial Arts
  14. Sep 12, 14:49    Re: What they don't say... Moonbender
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