Saturday, June 09, 2007
Fallout 3 Teaser
As expected, Bethesda released a teaser trailer for the future Fallout 3, with the actual game release scheduled for the fall of 2008. Also as expected, the video says absolutely nothing regarding the playing mode of this future version of the classic. Opinions in the web vary, but it seems to me that Bethesda will go ahead and do what many have feared, which is an Oblivion with (futuristic) guns. An indication of this is that, contrary to what the Marketing guy has stated a few months ago, the game will be ported to the Playstation 3 and the XBox 360, therefore, any other statement by this guy is worth more or less the same as a Zimbabwean dollar.
To complete this post, I linked a video of what Black Isle Studios Fallout 3 would have been, an isometric view (though 3D this time), allowing turn-based combat as well as real-time, following the formula from the previous games. Most specialized online magazines with a tradition of being sellouts, as well as fans of Oblivion, say that the classic Fallout formula is something old (soooo 90s). Such statements were also made regarding Castlevania, however, experience tells us that certain games are more appropriately played in certain formats, and that is something independent of available technology, since the versions of Castlevania in 3D that were released for the Nintendo 64 were a failure. As a final aside, for those interested in checking it out, it is possible to download an unofficial tech demo of the defunct Van Buren Fallout, and contrast it with whatever comes out from Bethesda.