03 September, 2008

Fallout 3 - Not long now!

Wow, absolutely can't wait for Fallout 3, the next in the pipeline from Bethesda - the crew who put out the Elder Scrolls games (the absolute classic "Oblivion" among them)...it seems like an age since I watched that first (incredibly atmospheric) teaser trailer and now here we almost are - European release date is the 31st of October! I almost feel like taking that Friday off and paying for Flyingpops to spend the weekend at a Spa...(and before you get excited, I did say *almost* sweetheart... x ;)

Best news of all, initial (disappointing) reports were that the game was going to be pretty small and very quick to complete (30 hours or so, which after all this development time would have been a bit of a shame), latest news is that (the map at the very least) has now grown to roughly the same size as the Oblivion map (i.e. absolutely colossal) and there are now around 200 possible endings, dependent entirely on player actions throughout the game...not only that, but they have managed to continue with their tradition of employing extremely fine voice actors (Patrick Stewart playing the King in "Oblivion") - Fallout 3 has Liam Neeson voice acting the part of the main characters father...oh come on and hurry up October!!! Not been this excited about a game since (the terrible let-down that was) Thief 3...

4 comments:

Flyingpops said...

I'll buy you the game, if you pay for my spa weekend?

and before you book, remember that I prefer Champneys!

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Why does this almost seem like a fair deal (despite the cost discrepancy)... ;)

Tom Hopwood said...

LOL,take the deal man. It's worth it just for the intro

Anonymous said...

...go for it, and try to forget the return ticket home lol.

Looks like good gaming fodder until the release of Heavy Rain...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akNbviQfddI