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Obsidian Entertainment is currently working on the South Park game for THQ, but they’ve also worked on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords and Fallout: New Vegas. In fact, many of Obsidian’s team members worked on the original Fallout titles before Bethesda bought the property. What did Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart think about working with Bethesda on a property that they’d help create? Someone actually asked him that question…that someone was us.
How did Obsidian’s and Bethesda’s opinions about Fallout differ? Urquhart explains:
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I'd love to see them work on another Fallout title if Bethesda let them. I found the intertwining politics fascinating and actually made you think when you were faced with tough decisions.
Fallout New Vegas in my opinion has to be one of my Favorite games ever. I first borrowed it from a freind for a week and fell in love with it. then i got it on PC and i fell in love again, this time with mods galore
Wow. Hope very uninteresting.
Fallout 3 was great, New Vegas was nearly the same play style but in a different setting. Both games, however, don't follow in line with the first two games.
New Vegas was like a linear game pretending to be an open world game, that also freezes your PS3 once an hour. Its landscape is actually quite restrictive. There's mountains in your path, and if you try to go around there's deathclaws blocking it that you can't kill for a long time, and if you do get past them, well there was nothing on the other side except an empty shack by a railroad track with items you can't pick up and fire hydrants you can't even explode, because they obviously forgot to finish the area.
There just wasn't much to aim for in New Vegas. In Fallout 3 I'd just walk off in some direction and have a boatload of fun, in New Vegas, I enjoyed some of the new features (weapon mods) but its hard to enjoy for long, especially when you add the glitches on top of all of this. I did like seeing more creatures in the wild, and having them be a force to be reckoned with, although they may have overdid it.
In the end, even without glitches, I find the game to be unplayable.
I kinda like Bethesda's take on the Fallout series..
I'm sensing that Obsidian and Bethesda had very different views, and Urquhart is just trying to phrase it very nicely. I enjoyed both Fallouts, but perhaps Bethesda's version more. Nonetheless, very interesting take inside the industry.
Well, it felt like Fallout for sure. I think making it West coast made a lot of sense. If you travel around America, similar feeling on each coast with some major differences. So, great location for them to pick from. If it was the same area as Fallout 3, I'm sure it would have felt a little off.
I have to say... I think I enjoyed Fallout 3 better. I finished it twice, once on normal and once on the hardest setting. It's been SO long since I've touched New Vegas, I don't even remember if I finished it.
It is very easy to forget that the gaming industry is still a business. A very lucrative one at that. Art and business is a complicated relationship that iv truly tough to live in harmony. But a necessary evil for the fans to have a fabulous time. I truly appreciate the hardwork behind the scenes.
i think fallout 3 was a much better world i can go back and play over and over again. i didnt get that with vegas.
I have a different perspective....I never played either game when they first game out....BUT Gamestop was having a sale on both of them used so I picked them up....I didn't know about either one so I just randomly chose to play New Vegas first....I enjoyed it...didn't explore the whole map...just played until I reached the level cap and then I finished the main story. I then played Fallout 3...and didn't hate it BUT I have yet to finish it...I think it is because I felt like I was just playing the same game just in a different setting...I just lost interest. Both great but to me very much the same game. BUT I do like way the companions work in New Vegas better.
I get what he's saying, it must be both weird and good at the same time. Overall I like the path the series is going and, despite what a lot of people say, I think Obsidian did a great job with FO NV.
I have only played fallout 3 and fallout NV but based on those i overall like F3 more but i will like it if Fallout 4 can have a little bit of both in it
Loved FO3, but New Vegas is the better game for old school gamers. Especially with Obsidian's Hardcore Mode switched on. The optional mode with all its extra features designed for hardcore gamers really made it shine. Its a classic.
In fact I'd say its my fave current gen game. I Still haven't finished Skyrim because I ended up going back to New Vegas.
Well...that wasn't much to speak of.