Posts Tagged ‘Fallout 3: New Vegas’

Crafting Mechanics Are Unfit For Purpose

Bethesda have a spectacular talent for making moth-eaten ideas feel like revolutionary concepts: Fallout 4 [official site] will let you play a property baron who constructs not just houses but connected settlements from bits of duct tape and broken globe. I was beside myself with excitement at this news – giddy, even – but not because of any particular flair on display in the five-minute crafting reveal at E3. As my New Vegas mod list and cack-handed fumbling with the Creation Kit will attest, I’m a sucker for anything that lets me inhabit the Wasteland. The idea of reshaping it by my own hand (benevolent, naturally) is intoxicating, even if the mechanics are crap.

And crafting mechanics are almost always crap.

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Also: Bethesda Announce New Vegas DLCs

And now for those fanboys...
And I can pluralise DLC like that, because I am in charge of language. Anyway, the Bethesda Blog has a bouquet of details on the forthcoming New Vegas content, and there is three of it: Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, and Lonesome Road. Honest Hearts is due on May 17th and “takes you on an expedition to the unspoiled wilderness of Utah’s Zion National Park”, then Old World Blues, which appears some time in June, enables discovery of “how some of the Mojave’s mutated monsters came to be when you unwittingly become a lab rat in a science experiment gone awry.” Finally there’s Lonesome Road in July. That “brings the courier’s story full circle when you are contacted by the original Courier Six, a man by the name of Ulysses who refused to deliver the Platinum Chip at the start of New Vegas.” I don’t know what that means, but it sounds like something that would happen in a Fallout game.

These DLCs are all going to be $9.99, and full details are here.

Behold: Some Fresh New Vegas Images

I think Alec is writing a preview for one of the other denizens of the game-o-sphere about this game right at this moment. I am sure he’ll link to it later. But anyway, the new bit of Fallout 3, which is being developed by the lovely Obsidian for release towards the end of this year, is called New Vegas, and it’s looking like it might please a few apocalypse-lovers. Bethesda sent over their latest images, and I’ve posted ‘em up below. Click for full size!
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