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Interview No Mutants Allowed: Feargus Urquhart

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Sol Invictus, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    It's about time! Feargus Urquhart has been given his very own <a href="http://www.nma-fallout.com/article.php?id=9549">Fallout Developer Profile</a> with an interview from No Mutants Allowed. It's a good read, so here's a fun snippet:
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    <blockquote><b>Any last word to the Fallout fan base?</b>
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    Chill OUT! Smile What I mean by that is that you guys might get more of what you want by accepting that Fallout 3 might never be made and to help the developers and publishers make the Fallout games they are working on successful. With a part of that success being that they follow the fell of the Fallout world. If you guys just tell them how dumb Fallout Morrowind will be than it might turn out be less of a Fallout game because people tend to ignore those that call them stupid every third word. If the Fallout games that are being made are successful then that can only increase the chance of Fallout 3 actually being made.</blockquote>
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    Personally, I can't wait to hear the responses on this one.
     
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  2. Diogo Ribeiro Erudite

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    I'd rather have small chances of getting a good Fallout 3 done than huge chances of getting a bad Fallout 3 done. Not saying Bethesda or other companies wouldn't be eligible to make a good Fallout 3, but suggesting less criticism should be given so we get more chances of it coming out is counterproductive to the overal end agenda of the fans who want to see a quality game and not a slipshod title whose only similarity to its past games the title on the box.
     
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  3. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Yeah, right. Anybody remember that line that if we buy FOBOS it would increase the chance of FO3 being made/finished?
     
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  4. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    I don't think Feargus is referring to FOBOS, VD. You can't compare Bethesda with Cuevas.
     
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  5. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Yeha, they are even worse. FOBOS was an okay action game on its own merits. the same can't be said for the multiple crappy games that beth has shit out.

    Hahahaha.
     
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  6. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    I have played FOBOS, and I have to say: It's not 'an okay action game on its own merits', unless those merits happen to be 'crap' and 'really awful'. I'll stick to all the other gauntlet clones any day of the week.
     
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  7. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    That is because you are wrong like most of the time. Nothing new there. :D

    At least it was more challenging that BGDA2 it's closest competition... Though BGDA2 had a better story and a better ruleset...
     
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  8. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    No, but the logic and the flaw in that logic are the same. Whatever Fallout game Bethesda will make, would lead to similar games if the first one is successful. FOT led to FOT2, FOBOS led to FOBOS 2. Both sequels didn't live to see the light of day, but that's not the point.

    Btw, did anybody notice that Feargus doesn't think that Bethesda is making Fallout 3? Heh.
     
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  9. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    Fair enough. Your assessment is accurate. This is all on the assumption that Bethesda makes some watered down stuff, though. Here's hoping they don't do so, and succeed at making something we want to see. I wouldn't mind seeing a continuation of something good.

    You're not the only one. Kind of weird, that.
     
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  10. Sheriff05 Liturgist

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    I remember that if people supported Fallout: Tactics that would increase the chance of FO:3, then we got pitched FO:T2.
    Don't worry VD as long as we "Do what we're told" and buy whatever they foist on us in spades it's all cool :lol:
     
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  11. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    FO:T2 would have been a very good game from the looks of things, Sheriff. Just ask Section Eight about it sometime, he was working on it. It's really too bad they canned it.
     
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  12. Sheriff05 Liturgist

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    I won't dispute that, that's wasn't my point however
    These people are constantly full of shit because their beholdent to whims of the publishers marketing gurus.
    You never really "know" where things are going to go until it's too late. I would like it if Feargus would just stop making public statements about FO:3 until it's in development.
    He want's the Fallout Fanbase to "Chill Out", well it would be alot easier if he would shut the fuck up.
     
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  13. Kamaz Pahris Entertainment Developer

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    Good in what sense? Good JaggedAlience style or good actual cRPG?
     
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  14. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    "shut the fuck up."

    Take your own advice, Widrowlorious.
     
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  15. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    Both, I think.
     
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  16. baelstren Educated Patron

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    Surely you jest. FOBOS was unredeemable garbage. From the horrid camera angle/zoom distance to the poor use of a license, it was a total failure. I can't think of a game in its genre (Gauntlet-style action/adventure) that is worse. BG:DA was repetitive but fun in the early levels. I sent FOBOS (XBox) back to Gamefly the same day I got it in the mail.

    Morrowind was empty; however, I did enjoy the exploration and atmosphere. I added FOBOS to the Gamefly queue to see Cuevas and Co.'s take on the FO "universe", and to see if the game would be as bad as I expected. Nope. It was worse.
     
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  17. rasta_kid Novice

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    what
     
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  18. Surlent Liturgist

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    It would be best if this was coming from the horse's mouth, I mean from Feargus' himself.
    But I think by Fallout3 he meant the FO sequel the fans are hoping for.
    He adressed Fallout Morrowind, so I'd guess the man knew at the time of the interview Bethesda has license to FO.
     
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  19. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Of course, he knows about Bethesda's Fallout, yet he makes a clear distinction between a Fallout game that people are hope for - Fallout 3 and whatever game Bethesda is making (survival horror with googles or whatever) That's the whole point.
     
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  20. Neverwhere Novice

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    Well, he hasn't arrived at the "bad PR" sections yet, seemingly.
     
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  21. jiujitsu Cipher

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    So Feargus doesn't seem to think they are making an actual sequel to Fallout, but some game that has Fallout on the box with some Fallout-like things in it. So it seems his theory is: They are making "Fallout X" and, depending on what we say, it can lean more toward the "Fallout 3" that everyone is referring to it as.
     
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  22. Seven Erudite

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    Perhaps it's a prequel of some sort?
     
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  23. plin Liturgist

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    I'm amazed he can read the future and/or read minds. Rest easy fellas, feargus knows everything.
     
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  24. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    No, his theory is: Don't bitch about the Fallout game Bethesda is making right now, and maybe later somebody will make Fallout 3 that you want.

    Here are his points (exact words):

    1)accept that Fallout 3 might never be made

    2)help the developers make the Fallout games they are working on successful.

    3)If the Fallout games that are being made are successful then that can only increase the chance of Fallout 3 actually being made.

    Very motivating speech.
     
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  25. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Or he knows something we don't. I wouldn't be surprised if he knew what design for a Fallout game Bethesda pitched to Interplay. Since Herve has retained the rights for FOOL, Bethesda's plans for the license could have been a part of the deal.
     
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