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Thread: Early New Vegas previews popping up.

  1. #51
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: Michigan
    I'm looking forward to New Vegas in concept, but the fact that Obsidian is doing it makes me wince a bit. KoToR II was epic fail and the rest of their games look to be NWN expansions (with one mediocre RPG)....well, that's just not reassuring. I'll try to force myself to have an open mind, however.

    I do dig the robots with screen faces, though. After all, there was the robot with a brain, saying Portal-esque bits like "I'm very good at killing things" and such. That amused me.
    Last edited by V. Equinox; 19th Jul 2010 at 20:31. Reason: required elucidation

  2. #52
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2007
    Location: free koki
    Oh, but I find myself entirely on the other side of the barricade, I'm all the more hyped up for this title precisely because Obsidian are doing it. I've been dying to see a more story-oriented developer go playing in Bethesda's sandboxes, and I think Obsidian fits the bill. KoTOR II suffered from having been rushed out clearly with loads of work still to be done, but I loved it to bits nonetheless and even more so than BioWare's original on account of how its plot and characters worked. And then there was the superb MotB expansion which more than made up for the NWN2 original campaign in my eyes, again thanks to some good work in the writing department.

    I don't expect a revolution (just like I'm not expecting them to fix the original's lacking shooter component), it'll likely be still pretty much in line with what Fallout 3 delivered narratively, but I think there's room for Obsidian to try a slightly more focused story-driven approach. Couple that with some of those gameplay changes and the F.A.L.L.O.U.T. Shadow of Las Vegas options they're offering with Hardcore mode and there's a lot of potential there. End of the day, even if they don't manage and it ends up just more of the same Fallout 3 I'll still be happy, they've got a solid comprehensive platform and I don't think there's much risk of screwing it up. Well, at least I hope so.
    Last edited by Ostriig; 19th Jul 2010 at 23:15. Reason: it's late and I'm tired

  3. #53
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    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    kotor2 was leagues ahead of kotor1 in themes, dialogue and story. shame that they could not pull it through to the end. But what there is is brilliant imo and gripped me far more than the original or any other Bioware game. This ambition and vision makes me love a game much more and forget about it being rushed or buggy. STALKER comes to mind. Atmosphere, detail and better feedback for the player's action could give Fallout:NV the qualities I was missing in Bethesda's boring entry.

  4. #54
    Taking a break
    Registered: Dec 2002
    Here's how ad campaign for New Vegas looks like in Japan apparently:



    "While the player is still weak, the enemies are weak, too. That's too convenient!"

    "I think it'd be nice to have a game where the protagonist does something other than destroy the forces of evil."

    "Since when did games become something you watch?"

    "There's no point in playing again if the story never changes."

    "For things to progress according to some scenario is the same as life according to the rules."

    "Grinding levels is time spent losing motivation."

    "Games these days are doing little more than try to chase realistic graphics."

    "The stage is set. The only thing left is freedom!"


    Somehow I don't think this is such a good idea.

  5. #55
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Publicly mocking JRPG FMV grindfests is never a bad thing.

  6. #56
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: god dammit dantes
    Publicly mocking them in Japan is another thing altogether.

  7. #57
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    That's right. Mocking them in Japan makes it even awesomer.

  8. #58
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2007
    Location: free koki
    Spot on, I'm enjoying it copiously. They're not pointing the finger at titles explicitly, only traits, and that makes the weaboo pissedmist all the more fun.

  9. #59
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Those comments are comedy gold.
    These Western developers really need to shut the fuck up. They make good games, Dragon Age was awesome, but this bashing of traditional RPGs is just asinine.
    Japanese RPGs are the "traditional" ones, eh?

  10. #60
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: god dammit dantes
    Quote Originally Posted by ZylonBane View Post
    That's right. Mocking them in Japan makes it even awesomer.
    They certainly have a pair. And it is hilarious. But that sort of marketing doesn't make much, er, market sense if they actually intend to sell the game there.

  11. #61
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    It's a western RPG in the Japanese market. As far as potential sales are concerned, there's really nowhere to go but up.

  12. #62
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2005
    Location: hehe lol
    Like their suicide rates

  13. #63
    Knows his stuff
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    That's a pretty terrible ad, and I say that as someone who can not stand jRPGs at all. Even Anarchronox became too dull for me to play all the way through because of the jRPG-esque combat-system. I think any gamer will agree that "There's no point in playing again if the story never changes." is bullshit. And a developer saying "Games these days are doing little more than try to chase realistic graphics." comes off like a fat chick saying she's "not trying to be model-thin".

    edit: ok for some reason the image did not load for me first time I viewed this page so I just saw the quotes. All the Japanese standing around with picket signs and looking pissed off are kinda funny. Still, if the best way you can promote your game is by mudslinging the opposition, it does not bode well.

  14. #64
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Quote Originally Posted by Vernon View Post
    Like their suicide rates
    Actually Japanese suicide rates are quite high, you drooling idiot.

  15. #65
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2005
    Location: hehe lol
    Thanks. There's no chance I could have been privy to said fact before I wrote that. Nope no way

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  17. #67
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    FO:NV gone gold

    A very lacking in detail list of PC specs. Likely minimum requirements.



    No mention of requiring Steam and an internet connection for activation. The box better have it otherwise they'll get a lot of ignorant whiners clogging up their official forums.

    In re: to your system specs questions, the best way to answer is simply this: if youíre able to run Fallout 3 successfully on you machine, itís unlikely youíll have issues running New Vegas. As Jason mentioned in our podcast, weíve bumped up some of the specs of the game, but you should be able to run the game in some manner still.

  18. #68
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: flapping in the wind
    Today's Bethesda newsletter listed some of the next batch of classic songs that you will never want to hear again by the time you finish the game.

    New Vegas Radio

    Ain't That a Kick in the Head by Dean Martin
    Blue Moon by Frank Sinatra
    Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow by Nat King Cole
    Mad About the Boy by Helen Forrest (nowhere to be found)
    It's a Sin to Tell a Lie by The Ink Spots
    Jingle, Jangle, Jingle by Kay Kyser (the trailer song)
    Why Don't You Do Right by Peggy Lee
    Something's Gotta Give by Bing Crosby (could only find Fitzgerald's version)

    Black Mountain Radio

    Heartaches by the Number by Guy Mitchell
    Hangover Heart by Hank Thompson
    Big Iron by Marty Robbins
    It's a Sin by Eddy Arnold
    Johnny Guitar by Peggy Lee
    Stars of the Midnight Range by Johnny Bond


  19. #69
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    Nice job with the Youtube.

  20. #70
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Gibsonia, PA
    Quote Originally Posted by reizak View Post
    Today's Bethesda newsletter listed some of the next batch of classic songs that you will never want to hear again by the time you finish the game.
    My alarm clock has been "Mighty Mighty Man" for the past 2 years. Not only does it never get old, it's a glorious thing to wake up to everyday.

  21. #71
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Finger paintings of the insane
    Heh, mine is better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxwUO...eature=related

    Reminds me Everything gonna be alright this mornin', oh and to smash as much pussy as humanly possible every day.
    Last edited by gunsmoke; 4th Oct 2010 at 10:35.

  22. #72
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2007
    Location: free koki

    Bump time, guys, and the results are in...

    In the matter on debate a few posts up this dormant thread and concerning F3:NV's marketing in Japan it appears that the Japanese are siding with... wait for it... ZylonBane. Publicly mocking JRPG FMV grindfests in Japan is awesome. [link]

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