E3 2010: Fallout New Vegas

Fallout New Vegas

Larry Liberty, Senior Producer on Fallout: New Vegas, shares with us on what to expect in the follow up of Fallout 3 from Obsidian Entertainment.

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I don't know how I feel about changing VATS. I mean, I abused it so much that every time I saw an enemy I would just open VATS and kill them that way. I'm glad that it will feel more like a shooter, but the combat will just feel... different.

I will also say that I'm a bit wary of the "enhanced FPS elements", as an RPG fan with limited reflexs I like skill based combat, and being able to resolve things with my character's stats. That is why I play RPGs.

We will see what happens, but I was one of those who was not entirely please with the way they changed ME 2 from ME 1.

Though I do understand that us RPG players ARE outnumbered by twitch game players, so I guess from a marketing perspective this makes sense.

At any rate, it's going to be a long wait for this game. I have it on order from Amazon.com already (collector's edition) and none of that has persuaded me to cancel the pre-order or anything. However if I think things are too twitchy I might very well pass on the next installment despite my love for the series.

They are certainly making some differences, but, I welcome it. the Fallout series has some great characteristics, and tweaking them isnt always negative. Im intrested to see how its all going to work as a whole

Just because the FPS part is made better, doesn't mean the RPG part has to suffer. I would've liked to hear some more about the RPG bits though. New Vegas is still one of my most anticipated games in development right now, and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Well this was my own personal take away from it, but it sounds like VATS isn't being changed. It's just that they are bringing combat outside of VATS more inline with what people expect from a modern FPS. So if you'd prefer to play it that way or your waiting for your AP to refill it's a better experience.

Dogmeat took on a behemoth all by himself in my game.....He didn't die... or get severly hurt...

Therumancer:
I will also say that I'm a bit wary of the "enhanced FPS elements", as an RPG fan with limited reflexs I like skill based combat, and being able to resolve things with my character's stats. That is why I play RPGs.

We will see what happens, but I was one of those who was not entirely please with the way they changed ME 2 from ME 1.

Though I do understand that us RPG players ARE outnumbered by twitch game players, so I guess from a marketing perspective this makes sense.

At any rate, it's going to be a long wait for this game. I have it on order from Amazon.com already (collector's edition) and none of that has persuaded me to cancel the pre-order or anything. However if I think things are too twitchy I might very well pass on the next installment despite my love for the series.

I am "okay" as a FPS player but I prefer rp elements. I liked VATS for close combat shots because I didn't want to twitch fire. Real time sniping was better than VATS sniping anyway but VATS was great for close combat.

I am... neutral on the matter for now and hope it doesn't screw me over.

Well the changes Obsidian makes are... interesting? Let's just hope that they work.

I hope that just because it is being made more like a shooter, it doesn't have to be made less like an RPG.

Good to hear that I'm not the only one that thought VATS was a crutch. I hope real time combat doesn't have to site all the way in the back of a bus filled with just it and VATS, like how it was with F3.

I like that NCR t-shirt.

Cant wait, I love the idea of tinkering with the FPS parts but I hope they don't scrap VATS entirely.

I just hope that they make the companions interact more with the story/dialogue in all sub quests like most Black Isle/Obsidian games.

ezeroast:
Cant wait, I love the idea of tinkering with the FPS parts but I hope they don't scrap VATS entirely.

they wont. vats has been in ALL of the fallout titles. in fact, bethesda stole credit from black isle when they used VATS as a feature. they wont take it out any more than bungie would make master chief helmet-less.

I JUST SAW THAT AND WANT ONE SO BAD. seriously though, ive been searching on the internet for it and none of the developer sites or game sites have it. im a little let down.....

I must say, I like the changes. I didn't really like the over-reliance on VATS from FO3, so it's nice to see there is an actual alternative this time, instead of spraying an entire clip trying to kill a dude.

Man, they need a better spokesman. That guy sounded about as excited about his product as he would be about toe cheese.

But the changes sound interesting. Nothing I can't deal with. Still super psyched for the game.

I always thought V.A.T.S was too easy to use, which was necessary seeing as how the fps controls sucked. Being able to reliably switch between two styles will be really interesting. I heard V.A.T.S animations can be done in real time now too, which I think would really help the flow of the game. Pull out a chinese assault rifle, aim down the sights to kill some encroaching enemies, then when one gets close pull out the shotgun and V.A.T.S blast their head off and move on quickly. It just sounds like it'd help fights be more dynamic, and I'm really looking forward to it. Besides, in FO3, killing something beyond 10 feet away was extremely frustrating unless you kept dumping into VATS.

butts... lol.
I should be more mature then that. But I'm not.

did he steal Reginald Cuftbert's facial hair?

How do you end up with a pip boy if you didn't start in a vault?

And it's not a "reactive world" the word is interactive

Sigh, I'd be psyched if I thought I could afford a brand new game... Maybe I'll pick it up in a few years time.

Flying Dagger:
butts... lol.
I should be more mature then that. But I'm not.

did he steal Reginald Cuftbert's facial hair?

How do you end up with a pip boy if you didn't start in a vault?

And it's not a "reactive world" the word is interactive

Sigh, I'd be psyched if I thought I could afford a brand new game... Maybe I'll pick it up in a few years time.

From what I've heard, the doctor gives you his old Pip-Boy from his time in the vault.

Flying Dagger:

did he steal Reginald Cuftbert's facial hair?

Looks like someone's been watching Twenty Sided Recently...

Edit: Wait a minute...Josh? As in Twenty Sided Josh Josh?

Makes me kinda nervous, it's getting so far from the original now. I mean the story so far already sounds too unreal and though I'm not wanting another G.E.C.K story, it's no fun not being a vault dweller...that just makes you any random wastelander...

"He's the first one who wasn't born in a vault." Except the whole idea of F2 was being a wastlander descended from vault folks - juxtaposing your advanced origins with your savagery.

What I heard: "You can do the quests or go and mess around with other stuff." Like most Bethesda games.
What I want to hear: "Players will have multiple options to solve quests." Like the original Fallouts.

I hope they give us some real choice when it comes to problem solving.

The US and Canada generally share release dates correct?

BenzSmoke:
What I heard: "You can do the quests or go and mess around with other stuff." Like most Bethesda games.
What I want to hear: "Players will have multiple options to solve quests." Like the original Fallouts.

I hope they give us some real choice when it comes to problem solving.

Put a bullet in it.
Sneak around it.
Smash it.
Talk to it.
Do something seemingly irrelevant that creates a chain of events and solves it for you.
What else?
I do like your idea.

Impluse_101:
Dogmeat took on a behemoth all by himself in my game.....He didn't die... or get severly hurt...

Yeah, I didn't quite understand what he meant about companions dying. Dogmeat was a bloody tank and Fawkes simply destroyed anything that looked at him. Compared to those two your guy seemed pitiful in comparison.

Dommius:

Impluse_101:
Dogmeat took on a behemoth all by himself in my game.....He didn't die... or get severly hurt...

Yeah, I didn't quite understand what he meant about companions dying. Dogmeat was a bloody tank and Fawkes simply destroyed anything that looked at him. Compared to those two your guy seemed pitiful in comparison.

most of the other companions would die, like Seargeant RL something tsomething, Jericho, and Paladin Star Cross

Shi Shi:

Dommius:

Impluse_101:
Dogmeat took on a behemoth all by himself in my game.....He didn't die... or get severly hurt...

Yeah, I didn't quite understand what he meant about companions dying. Dogmeat was a bloody tank and Fawkes simply destroyed anything that looked at him. Compared to those two your guy seemed pitiful in comparison.

most of the other companions would die, like Seargeant RL something tsomething, Jericho, and Paladin Star Cross

Ah, well I never had to much trouble with the Paladin but she was the only other one I bothered to use. Other then that I was by myself or with my Dog. Here's hoping dogmeat returns! again!

Dommius:

Shi Shi:

Dommius:

Impluse_101:
Dogmeat took on a behemoth all by himself in my game.....He didn't die... or get severly hurt...

Yeah, I didn't quite understand what he meant about companions dying. Dogmeat was a bloody tank and Fawkes simply destroyed anything that looked at him. Compared to those two your guy seemed pitiful in comparison.

most of the other companions would die, like Seargeant RL something tsomething, Jericho, and Paladin Star Cross

Ah, well I never had to much trouble with the Paladin but she was the only other one I bothered to use. Other then that I was by myself or with my Dog. Here's hoping dogmeat returns! again!

even though its bad karma to get him, I love having Jericho as a companion. hes awesome with an assault rifle.

Shi Shi:

Dommius:

Shi Shi:

Dommius:

Impluse_101:
Dogmeat took on a behemoth all by himself in my game.....He didn't die... or get severly hurt...

Yeah, I didn't quite understand what he meant about companions dying. Dogmeat was a bloody tank and Fawkes simply destroyed anything that looked at him. Compared to those two your guy seemed pitiful in comparison.

most of the other companions would die, like Seargeant RL something tsomething, Jericho, and Paladin Star Cross

Ah, well I never had to much trouble with the Paladin but she was the only other one I bothered to use. Other then that I was by myself or with my Dog. Here's hoping dogmeat returns! again!

even though its bad karma to get him, I love having Jericho as a companion. hes awesome with an assault rifle.

I don't know why but I find it extremely hard to be an asshole in games. Even though some people see me as a kind of dick in real life. So i never actually used him. Closest I got was neutral, then just evil. I assume you have to be very evil.

 

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