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Preview Fallout: New Vegas Preview

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    <p>Videogamer enjoyed <a href="http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/fallout_new_vegas/preview-2602.html" target="_blank">an hour of hands-on time</a> with F:NV.</p>
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    <p>Most of the significant gameplay additions pop up under the optional Hardcore mode, which seems to be aimed at the long-time Fallout fans who took umbrage with a few of Bethesda's design choices. Under this setting your stimpacks will no longer instantly heal, but rather slowly replenish your health over a period of time; they also lose their strange, magic ability to fix crippled limbs - forcing you to visit a doctor if you come a cropper. Ammunition has a physical weight, so it's now harder to walk around like an amateur arms dealer. Finally, and perhaps most importantly of all, playing a Hardcore game forces you to deal with the threat of dehydration. If you don't drink clean water on a regular basis, you'll be thinner than a&hellip;</p>
    <p>Another nod to the original games is to be found on the character creation screen, where you can now pick optional traits that offer some form of bonus strength and weakness trade-off: If you pick 'Four Eyes', for example, you'll gain +1 Perception while wearing glasses, but suffer -1 Perception when you're not. The biggest nostalgia kick stems from the return of Mark Morgan, composer on Fallout 1 and 2. When one of his eerie tribal tunes kicks in during a close battle, accompanied by the familiar whirring and bleep of the combat interface, it almost feels like the old days. Almost. New Vegas may not win over the bitterest of Fallout 3's critics, but it seems to be doing a lot of things right - particularly in the mystery that surrounds the hero's initial near-death. After an hour I was certainly hungry to play for a few more - and that's surely a promising sign.</p>
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    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/99290-fallout-new-vegas-preview.html">GB</a></p>
     
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  2. Bitcher Educated

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    Wasnt it officially stated that Mark Morgan wont be coming back for NV? That Inane Zur will be the composer as usual? Does Videogamer know something I dont or is it just another example of modern "critics" retardation?
     
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  3. CrimHead Scholar

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    I'm sorry, I couldn't finish the article, My boner is currently covering the screen.
     
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  4. Jim Cojones Prophet

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    Yes it was. There were some rumors regarding Morgan working on NV but he denied them and later Bethesda stated Inon Zur is making music for the game.

    Edit: source
     
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  5. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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  6. bert Arcane

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  7. cogar48 Educated

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    Too bad it's not true.
     
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  8. Crispy Don't get old. Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    I'm genuinely amped for Hardcore mode. As was stated in the other thread regarding this subject, so many more things that were completely trivial and unnecessary in Fallout 3 now potentially play a critical role. I know I'm repeating the obvious, but it humors me to go over these kinds of things frequently:

    - Scrounging for equipment is going to be important, especially after a nasty firefight. Ammo may not be scarce, but once you run out since there's encumbrance you're going to be under stress until restocked.

    - Choosing a light or medium armor type might really be a legitimate choice now, although I'll assume that power armor will augment your strength, negating that. Hopefully it'll be very difficult to obtain this time around.

    - Some sort of base of operations will actually be useful, and not just for collecting bobbleheads. Stores of clean water and ammo as well as the various types of specialized weapons will be very valuable. Moving from one BoO to another might prove challenging, if ever necessary.

    - Again, Perk and Trait choices could be critical, and meaningful. Doctor would be one I'd seriously consider for wasteland survival. Choices... S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats could be more critical as well, Strength taking on new significance, for example.

    - Tactical gameplay and careful fighting will probably be a must. Running out of ammunition could ruin your day so relying on other types of weapons such as grenades takes on new significance as well. You can't just spray your way to victory now.

    I'm probably reading wayyyy too much into this but any time I get faced with a legitimate challenge in an RPG that forces me to make sound character building decisions I get all worked up.
     
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  9. MetalCraze Arcane

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    This is what Obsidian considers hardcore? :lol:
    Really? What a fucking disgrace
    In real Fallouts hardcore would be an inability to save and doing shit ironman-way - but from Obsidian's point of view hardcore is about ammo having weight and medkits? Hahaha jeez do they suck hard

    Looks like Avellone's retardation is back
     
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  10. Jack █▓▒░ Patron

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    Man from sky has spoken.
     
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  11. cogar48 Educated

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  12. CrimHead Scholar

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    That's probably the worst argument you could have possibly made. You can play Iron Man in any game--it's metagaming (at least in the Fallout sense, as this is not an actual game feature ala Wizardry 8)-- and you can certainly do it in F:NV as well.
     
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  13. StrangeCase Educated

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    I don't think Skyway really argues much anymore. Mostly he appears, drops an opinion whose sole criteria is that it be consistent with his Codex-approved persona, then wanders off. I guess this is fulfilling somehow?
     
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  14. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    Skyway is depressed because they still haven't fixed the flying tanks bug in ArmA 2.
     
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  15. TwinkieGorilla does a good job. Patron

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    lol.

    you really are the dumbest piece of shit on the internets.
     
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  16. Turisas Arch Devil Patron

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    So, NMA's info is outdated or what? Those who read the videogamer.com article (site is down atm) did they mention sources for their info?

    edit: Found the article from Google's cache:

    CORRECTION: We originally reported in this article that Mark Morgan, the composer who worked on Fallouts 1 and 2, was returning to work on New Vegas. This is not the case, although much of the game's soundtrack resembles his style. Apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

    Fuckers getting my hopes up. :x
     
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  17. Radisshu Prophet

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    FUCK, I got really excited about Mark Morgan.
     
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  18. cogar48 Educated

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