[QUOTE=Computerandvideogames;16322965]• Similar to Dragon Age: Origins, at character creation the player can select from different background stories. The first few hours of the game are different depending on which background you choose, and you get some unique perks based on your background when the main game begins.
• One background story is shown, Chinese Agent. The background story takes place before the bombs fell. The player is part of a team of Crimson Dragoons infilitrating Hoover Dam. You manage to sneak through the Americans’ defenses, set explosives, and head to an extraction point, but your escape is cut off by American soldiers in Power Armor. The player and other survivors of the Crimson Dragoons take refuge in a cave in the canyons, where they commit hari kari with cyanide capsules. The player about to do the same when the bombs fall. The background story ends an indeterminate time later, when the player exits the cave, removes his helmet, and sees his ghoulish reflection in the waters of the Colorado River.
• The background story segues into character creation. The player can customize the appearance of the ghoul, and you see you start the game with two unique perks. One, similar to the Ghoul Mask in Fallout 3, makes Feral Ghouls non-aggro. The other makes the player immune to radiation sickness and allows the player to discharge accumulated radiation in a blast similar to a Glowing Ghoul, healing the player and any mutants while damaging all non-mutants in range.
• By default, the Chinese Agent has the skills Sneak, Small Arms, and Explosives tagged and SPECIAL stats set, although the player can modify their tagged skills and stats if they don’t like the template.
• One character background option is Lone Wanderer. This selection has no background story or template and is a complete blank slate for players.
• The SPECIAL system used will be similar to Fallout 3, but skills will be harder to cap and one character will not be able to become a master of all skills. The article is not very specific because apparently it’s something the developers are still tweaking.
• Gambling will return, but not as a skill. Your Luck stat will effect gambling results. You can attempt to cheat at cards using your Sneak skill or hack slot machines using your Science skill.
• There will be vehicles. The desert of New Vegas dwarfs the Capital Wasteland and you will need transportation to get around and explore it. You will acquire a vehicle several hours into the main quest. You can customize your vehicle with parts bought at shops or won through racing circuits and quests. Vehicles will not be common, but you will encounter road gangs, merchant caravans, and other vehicles in the wastes. The open desert is home to some very large mutant creatures, like giant radscorpions and sandworms, that will attack your vehicle.
• New Vegas has a coliseum run by a slaver gang called the Caesar’s Legion. You can gamble on and participate in arena fights. [/quote]
[QUOTE=Falloutwiki]The #56 issue of the Official Xbox Magazine goes on sale tomorrow, and it is of no interest to Fallout fans, aside from one thing - the information that in the next issue, #57, which goes on sale on February 11, we will find the first, world exclusive information about Obsidian Entertainment's Fallout: New Vegas (not in Game Informer, as earlier rumors said). Will the rumored information turn out to be correct anyway? Stay tuned![/QUOTE]
Well this got even more interesting, I hope the rumored details are true.
- First-person action RPG with the same engine as Fallout 3 (sorry, Van Buren fans).
- Set in the Mojave wastelands. Vegas didn't get many nukes. More intact buildings, as well as desert vegetation. Vegas itself is mostly intact.
- You don't play a Vault Dweller (or descendant of one) but a courier, left for dead and saved by a friendly robot.
- The overarching story is a struggle between the locals, Caesar's Legion (a faction of slavers from the east) and the New Californian Republic. Vegas itself is mostly intact. Both karma and reputation are tracked. If I'm reading it right there's separate reputations for each of the settlements, as in 1 and 2.
- All dialogue options are shown to all players, regardless of whether you have the stats to succeed or not, though there's no punishment for failure.
- Bartering is not just lower prices but negotiating for better rewards.
- VATS returns, and melee weapons have special moves in it. The golf club has "Fore!", which is a shot to the golf balls (so to speak) that knocks the opponent down. Weapons also now have knock-back upon death, with shotguns sending mans flying.
- Super Mutants return, but in two varieties - the smarter ones from Fallout 1, and the idiot ones from Fallout 3. On at least one occasion you can convince them to fight amongst themselves.
- New weapons include what appears to be an M4 and a grenade machinegun.
- Followers can be managed through a context-sensitive menu, with orders like "follow", "stay" or "attack".
- Hardcore Mode! In this mode, Stimpacks heal over time (as opposed to instantly), combat is tougher, ammo has weight and you can suffer dehydration, so keep some water on you[/quote]
Is this gonna be a Isometric or First/Third person. I don't mind either, but I tend to enjoy third more.
Reminds me of Mad Max.
[QUOTE=Take_Opal;19432355]Is this gonna be a Isometric or First/Third person. I don't mind either, but I tend to enjoy third more.[/QUOTE]
I want to know this. Considering it's by Obsidian, it'll hopefully be in the NWN2 3D isometric style.
[QUOTE=Negrul1;19432414]I want to know this. Considering it's by Obsidian, it'll hopefully be in the NWN2 3D isometric style.[/QUOTE]
Apparently it's going to be in the same style as Fallout 3.
About time they returned to the West.
And we better get a chance to ACTUALLY join The Enclave this time.
Why would chinese agents commit hari kari? It's a japanese ritual.
Better question: How the hell do you cut your intestines out with CYANIDE CAPSULES?
This game sounds like it's going to kick ass. Also, how cool is it that we're gonna get to play as a ghoul?
[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;19432610]About time they returned to the West.
And we better get a chance to ACTUALLY join The Enclave this time.[/QUOTE]
oh please no more Enclave, their story should have ended in F2.
I'm hoping Obsidian can come up with some new, original enemy
Will this be based in Las Vegas? :v:
I see they've brought back a lot of the ideas that were scrapped for Van Buren
I really hope it would be like the original Fallouts.
5:59 PM - [BOX] Scout1: that's a good fucking questions
5:59 PM - [BOX] Scout1: how DO you commit hari kari with cyanide?
6:02 PM - Zombii.ONI: magic
6:02 PM - [BOX] Scout1: of course
6:02 PM - [BOX] Scout1: damned chinese shamans
6:02 PM - [BOX] Scout1: with their black magic[/quote]
I think the whole vehicles part is bullshit.
I think they could have done better than New Vegas, there's already a New Reno...
So it will have similar stats systems to FO3, but be more RPG like than FO3 was? I like the sound of it.
Also Chinese ghouls, they just got slightly more badass.
This sounds really cool, I hope this game is more challenging and focused on actual survival than Fallout 3. In FO3 it was a bit tough for the first couple of hours but soon you were strong enough to survive anything in the wastes except maybe Death Claws.
Also, I kind of wish the chinese agent wasn't turned into a ghoul. It would be cool to see how everyone would react to an enemy spy in their midst.
[B]There will be vehicles.[/B]
[B]You can customize your vehicle with parts bought at shops or won through racing circuits and quests.[/B]
OH MY GOD YEEESS!!
Vehicles will not be common, but you will encounter[B] road gangs[/B], [B]merchant caravans, and other vehicles[/B] in the wastes. The open desert is home to some very large mutant creatures, like giant radscorpions and sandworms, [B]that will attack your vehicle[/B].
[highlight]OH MY FUCKING GOD YES YES YES!!! THIS WILL BE THE BEST ADDITION EVER!!!! [/highlight]
[QUOTE=TheServer;19433208]I think the whole vehicles part is bullshit.[/QUOTE]
Have you played fallout 2? It's actually a good idea, if it comes in late in the game, mainly because of many possible side quests related to it.
I hope they get rid of the skill based shooting, and make it so you can actually play it without having to go into VATS all of the time.
I mean, they said it would be like FO3, right?
[QUOTE=Gmod_fan;19432532]Apparently it's going to be in the same style as Fallout 3.[/QUOTE]
Already sounds like it's going to be way better than Fallout 3.
this is fake.
The game sounds fucking amazing from those few paragraphs, even if it is fake.
I still want a, "Create a Follower" option.
I like the idea of gambling at the casino and betting on fights
[QUOTE=UnidentifiedFlyingTard;19433517]this is fake.
All that says is that it's not going to be GI's next cover story because it's a rumor.
[QUOTE=UnidentifiedFlyingTard;19433517]this is fake.
Atleast I didn't get my hopes up.
[QUOTE=hexpunK;19433319]Also Chinese ghouls, they just got slightly more badass.[/QUOTE]
There were Chinese Ghouls in F3.
[QUOTE=hexpunK;19433319]So it will have similar stats systems to FO3, but be more RPG like than FO3 was? I like the sound of it.
Also Chinese ghouls, they just got slightly more badass.[/QUOTE]
It is gonna be like the originals, not the knockoff that Bethesda made.
Also, this is unoriginal.
In FO2, you could go to New Reno and gamble, also, FO2 has everything and more than this game promises.
[QUOTE=Uberman77883;19433895]It is gonna be like the originals, not the knockoff that Bethesda made.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=IGN]The target release date is 2010 and Bethesda has said that you can expect the "same type of game" as Fallout 3[/QUOTE]
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