Fallout: New Vegas Revealed

MCV has word that Bethesda Softworks has unveiled Fallout: New Vegas, a new RPG set in the Fallout universe being developed by Obsidian (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, Never Winter Nights 2, Alpha Protocol). Details are scant for now: Word is the game will use the Fallout 3 engine, but will not be a Fallout 3 sequel, and will be released for PC and consoles next year.
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Apr 20, 2009, 11:05
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Apr 20, 2009, 11:05
 
Not sure what their sources are, but at the event itself Bethesda did NOT want to confirm whether it uses the Fallout 3 engine, or whether Obsidian will use it own Alpha Protocol engine.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 11:18
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Apr 20, 2009, 11:18
 Beamer
 
My guess is it wouldn't use the Fallout 3 engine and would be a development that happened in part due to the Aliens RPG cancellation.
I'd suspect some ideas work in both franchises.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 11:23
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Apr 20, 2009, 11:23
 
Either way, we can at least expect better writings and more role playing elements in this game.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 11:41
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Apr 20, 2009, 11:41
 
This sounds like a very late and poor april fools joke..
Sadly it doesn't seem to be.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 11:46
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed Apr 20, 2009, 11:46
Apr 20, 2009, 11:46
 
This sounds interesting. I've enjoyed all of Obsidian's games so far, even if they tend to be buggy. It might be worth dealing with bugs if we get a less sterile game than Fallout 3.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 11:55
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Apr 20, 2009, 11:55
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I've enjoyed all of Obsidian's games so far, even if they tend to be buggy.

Yeah I was going to say this could easily be buggier than a Bethesda game...

Still excited though...I enjoyed FO3...

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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 11:56
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Apr 20, 2009, 11:56
 
Christmas came early this year
"The future's so bright I gotta wear shades!"
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 11:58
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Apr 20, 2009, 11:58
 
Loved Fallout 3, it would be awesome to see the city of Vegas in that game. I want an apartment at the top of the Wynn!
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Apr 20, 2009, 11:59
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed Apr 20, 2009, 11:59
Apr 20, 2009, 11:59
 
Wasn't New Reno basically Vegas?

That said, if Avellone works on this, I expect great things.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 12:00
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Apr 20, 2009, 12:00
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Either way, we can at least expect better writings and more role playing elements in this game.

With any luck you are right!
Thou art an artless, greasy tallow-catch.
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Apr 20, 2009, 12:01
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Apr 20, 2009, 12:01
 
i guess of all the big name RPG dev houses out there, obsidian has the best shot of doing another REAL fallout game
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 12:10
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed Apr 20, 2009, 12:10
Apr 20, 2009, 12:10
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I'd agree with Space Captain.

That said, I can't wait to finally dig into Fallout 3. I loved Oblivion (on the 360) and found the bugs to often be quirks. I don't know how you cut that difference, but they were somehow endearing. On the 360. As was the weird AI that fell really far short of promises. The only thing that really bugged me was the ability to break combat in the game due to their weird balancing, and the beggers that would jump accents every other line.

I'd expect more of the same from Fallout 3. But I'm still having too much fun with RE5 Mercenaries, still plowing through Saints Row 2, and up next is going through Gears of War 2 co-op.
Why did I wait so long to rebuy a 360?
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 12:22
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Apr 20, 2009, 12:22
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Cool! Well I hope Bethesda Obsidian does something very cool with the story.

Note to self: please buy Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt.

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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 12:25
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Apr 20, 2009, 12:25
 
F3 seemed to have promise (yeh i played it to the end) for the first 15 hours or so.. however it quickly dissipates and whats left is just sort of a barely adequate action RPG.. i will say the VATS stuff never really got old for me tho, it was fairly humorous all the time

it lacks depth in many many ways.. which you will discover when playing, and btw - dont focus on the main storyline, it takes all of 10 hours tops

its just a shadow of the original IP, unfortunately.. all the modern tech in the world doesnt make a game "good", that comes from the actual content on hand.. and in this case, its pale imitation

and the ending is R E T A R D E D .. altho i heard they revised it somehow in a patch, dunno tho
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 12:49
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed Apr 20, 2009, 12:49
Apr 20, 2009, 12:49
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IIRC the FO3 ending is going to be revised with the last (next?) of the DLC. As is the level cap.

I thought FO3 was a very good game. It has significant weaknesses, for example the ending and particularly the level cap (dull bits get boring real fast when you're not even levelling), amongst others. But a game on this scale leaves a lot of room for forgiveness IMO.

It does bug me tho that the level cap and ending are being fixed with the last DLC (or was it patch at the same time?). These seem to be fairly minor fixes, not new content, and presumably could have been fixed quickly and without much expense.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 12:54
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed Apr 20, 2009, 12:54
Apr 20, 2009, 12:54
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Doesn't Fallout 1 and 2 actually cap at level 20 also?
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Apr 20, 2009, 12:55
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So we finally get a real sequel to Fallout, cool.
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 12:59
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed Apr 20, 2009, 12:59
Apr 20, 2009, 12:59
 
Doesn't Fallout 1 and 2 actually cap at level 20 also?

FO capped at 21. FO2 had no cap, you could go to 99 if you wanted (though the amount of random encounters you would have had to fight for that is absurd...)

This should be cool, but we'll see. I wonder if the hate that Bethesda got from day 1 will turn into unconditional love now just because Chris Avellone is involved.

So far, Obsidian has released two games that were 70% complete, storywise. Maybe this time they'll actually FINISH one.

Creston

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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
Apr 20, 2009, 13:09
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed Apr 20, 2009, 13:09
Apr 20, 2009, 13:09
 
So far, Obsidian has released two games that were 70% complete, storywise. Maybe this time they'll actually FINISH one.
Don't forget two expansions (the two NWN2 expansions) that were 100% complete, storywise. I guess they bite off more than they can chew, so they need an expansion to finish the story. Hopefully this game will be more complete.
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Apr 20, 2009, 13:23
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Apr 20, 2009, 13:23
 
I didn't mind the level cap. What I minded was that I leveled so fast that unless I strictly did the main mission I'd level cap like 40% through the game. If you're not careful, you can allocate your skills in really pissy ways that never help you.

I recommend to anyone playing to at least get their energy weapons up to a considerable level. Late-game weaponry really favors energy weapons, and without them the game would be much, much harder.

I would have been perfectly happy to have had the leveling take twice as long, *forcing* you to explore if you want to level cap.
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