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Fallout 3 'tries too hard', preview round-up

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Fallout 3 'tries too hard', preview round-up

Preview - posted by DarkUnderlord on Thu 17 July 2008, 12:51:11

Tags: Fallout 3

Wired got their hands on Fallout. This is what they had to say:

Unfortunately, as my half an hour with the game a few moments ago demonstrated, all the external pieces are there, but the charm that made the series such a classic is almost entirely lacking.

The key problem with the game though is in the writing. It really feels like someone wrote a fanfic based on the Fallout universe and somehow got the funding to create a game based on it. Though the story and characters are suitably gritty and conflicted, none of them are terribly likeable and the entire thing simply feels like it's trying too hard to adhere to the tenets of its predecessors.

I predict a heavy backlash from long-time fans. At best Fallout 3 will be the blacksheep of the series: An oddity played only for completion's sake by those who absolutely adore the original games.

Luckily for Bethesda, the game will sell tons of copies to those gamers less in love with the series' past if only for its gorgeous graphics, entertaining gameplay and ridiculous levels of gore.​
It will sell because it's purdy. So much for the discerning modern gamer. There's also another gameplay video up showing hacking and the teddy bear launcher, only this time in HD. Thanks f00bar!

There's also previews up at Destructoid, Action Trip, Big Download Blog, That Videogame Blog, Gaming Nexus, Team X-Box and GamePro. Your job is to read them all and have a summary on my desk by tomorrow morning.

Spotted @ NMA

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